Magic Moments: All about reblogging
Ready for 2013 Google has changed its algorithms to disadvantage people who blithely copy their material around the net. This means it is more difficult to expose your posts to a larger audience merely by reproducing them word for word.
Ironically WordPress recognises that people will want to share their articles on other people’s sites, as this is a great way of getting more readers and ultimately more comments and followers. And it has done this through the reblog tab in WordPress.com.
Here is a post I wrote in another blog and I have ringed the ‘reblog’ tab in the black bar at the top which is visible once you have logged in:
This post is written by me, so I can reblog it on any other WordPress.com blog I am associated with.
Clicking on the reblog tab brings up a menu:
This allows you to choose the destination blog from the drop down menu and add a comment in the status update field if applicable.
Then once completed, click on the ‘Reblog Post’ button:
And click on the link to go view your post reblogged on your other blog!
I can only presume that Google will accept this method of sharing blog posts, because when you click on the ‘Read more…’ link you are directed back to the original post. This is not a method of recreating existing material, merely how to place it on a guest blog to find more readers or expose your writing to a different audience.
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