I remembered reading about reposting over at GRETCHEN LOUISE so hopped on over to do my research. Her blog has a wealth of information on anything technical about blogging and especially because she puts it in language that the ordinary blogger can comprehend.
Yes! That’s me!
Reposting Content is NOT a Good Idea
I am not even going to make an attempt to get technical about reposting. That is for the experts. I just wanted to let you know why I won’t be reposting as this summer goes into full swing.
If you are NOT a blogger, you might also want to know why this is a bad idea. You never know when YOU will want to become a blogger.
Be sure Google will find you out!!
It is creepy that Google can find out so much about what we do.
There are times that I probably broke some of the content and SEO rules as I learned to write and blog over the past few years.
I think I reposted a few times. Not many, since I really was clueless on how to do it. There would be no way I could find those posts that are buried under an avalanche of content on my blog.
Google is able to search that out and probably already has. Thing is, it affects my ranking. That is something that no blogger in her right mind would like.
There are times that I was inspired by something another blogger wrote and took off and wrote my own version. If the truth be known, my post probably ended up a little too similar in my inspirational zeal.
In my inexperience, I might not have given proper credit to the originator of the topic.
The thing is that whether we are sharing about something we liked in another post, or re-sharing our own post, we can get into trouble with Google.
1. When your post content is identical or extremely similar, Google looks at it as content stealing.
None of us wants to get caught stealing because it is bad SEO!! That is why I decided not to schedule reposted content this summer. Instead, I might pull together a few “Top 10 Posts” from last summer or make a landing page with a graphic on my sidebar or menu.
Time permitting of course.
2. How many of you write contributor posts for other blogging friends?
I have done that too and made a major mistake where Google is concerned! I used the same title and used a couple opening paragraphs as teasers.
Really what you are suppose to do is choose a unique post title for your teaser post on your blog along with writing a few original paragraphs.
Otherwise, if you use identical content in your teaser-post, Google might think that you are a thief!!
One thing I will not be doing this summer is reposting my content while I am away.
That is for sure!!
I was just wondering, have you been reposting content on your blog? If you don’t blog, why not?