Magic Moments: All about reblogging

Blog tuitionReady 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:

Showing location of reblog tab in WordPress.com

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:

Reblog tab menu in WordPress.com

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:

Reblog successful in WordPress.com

And click on the link to go view your post reblogged on your other blog!

Post reblogged from one WordPress.com blog to another

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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Alice Elliott is an online marketer who has been passionate about blogging since 2006. She created the Fairy Blog Mother brand to train, explain and create awareness of blogs using ordinary, everyday language in easy to understand workshops and courses. She also designs WordPress websites which are fully functional for all your digital marketing requirements.
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2 Responses to Magic Moments: All about reblogging

  1. How often should one reblog? I haven’t done it yet because I wasn’t sure what would happen…if it had a negative effect or a positive one…
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  2. Reblogging is a great way of showing approval of another’s post (or even reblogging your own stuff on another blog that you own) if accomplished via the correct methods that is approved by the search engines and not considered as duplication. It’s always good to share stuff around the web, and acknowledging another’s good work will help build blogging relationships and altruistically raise your profile too.

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