Your Thoughts on Blog Reposts

Filed as General on August 29, 2008 9:44 am

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Most blogger success stories do not happen overnight. For the most part, its perseverance and sustained hard word that rewards online scribes. What that means, is that by the time you start generating serious traffic, some of your strongest content is behind you. (I’m sure you’ll still write amazing posts, but you’ve probably blown a lot of your load).

So let me pose a question:

How do you feel about reposting articles?

I’m not talking about links to past posts or a highlighted section – I mean a straight on repost.

Will duplicate content piss off the search engines? Annoy your readers?

What are your thoughts?

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  1. By Stephen Downes posted on August 29, 2008 at 10:51 am
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    Don’t repost – link back to it.

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  2. By Ventibate posted on August 29, 2008 at 10:57 am
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    I’m not a big fan of reposts but I definitely use the “related posts” plugin. That’s a great way of getting old posts viewed without having to repost.

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  3. By Teena in Toronto posted on August 29, 2008 at 2:02 pm
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    Reposting is the lazy way to post. If you can’t come up with anything original, don’t bother.

    Linking back is okay, though.

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  4. By ian in hamburg posted on August 30, 2008 at 12:43 am
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    Instead of re-posting, if there’s anything relevant to add why not do a follow-up with a pull quote from the original article and a link back to the original post? Newspapers have been doing something similar for ages.

    As for whether it will piss off the search engines, that’s something you maybe should have looked into and told us. It’s a technical matter, not a matter of opinion.

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  5. By Dexter | Techathand. posted on August 30, 2008 at 2:31 am
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    It will be better to make the same subject but making a different persfective or angle about the topic. Citing your old topic

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  6. By Steve Hall posted on August 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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    What if you’re starting a second blog, with only a tangential relationship to the first? And you have a couple relevant and well-received posts from the earlier one?

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