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How to Cross Post on Medium



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How to Cross Post on Medium

I just found out something really awesome a few days ago which I thought would be really cool to share here.

I have been looking at ways to not only increase my website rankings for my blogs, but also to gain more exposure for my blogs.

So I started looking into writing guest posts on other big websites.Now of course this is a little tricky in the way that I already have 3 of my own blogs and I struggle to keep up with writing for my own blogs.

When I came across Medium I researched how to use their website and they have a Medium Wordpress plugin, so when you publish content on your own website it will cross post the content to Medium if you want to too.

It states at the bottom of your Medium post that the content is originally posted on your website and the link is canonical so the SEO goes to your post.

Happy blogging!

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Everett

Very interesting. I am still not sure if this would actually impact SEO or not. So you are posting a blog post with the option to transfer it to the Medium website. Would this in essence create duplicated content? Can other bloggers post the same article on their blog? See what I am getting at here? Would this be a benefit in terms of search engine rankings, or be a hindrance. Hopefully the search engines do not penalize authors for this, as they are sharing post.. Kinda seems like the share options on social networking sites, instead of sharing a social network post you are sharing articles.



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Lynne

Well I have just started doing it Everett and from what I have read up on it it seems to help SEO. Who knows, but I am trying it out.

I read a few articles that said because it uses a canonical url it does not have a negative impact on SEO. I am not quite clued up on canonical urls but I couldn't find anything that said it had a negative effect.



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idealmike

Interesting! Thanks for the heads up Lynne! So the website itself is medium.com right? But so the benefit is, your content gets placed on more sites (other than your own) then?

But of course, always links back to your original blog post with a canonical URL so you get backlinks from it as well from blogs that are related to yours?

So if I was to write a blog post on my blog about puppy training, and then submit it to medium.com, I would get links from other blogs that are about puppy training? Or it only posts it to the medium.com site and people choose to publish it on their own site?

Is that how it basically works?

It's cool that they have a WP plugin you can use to do it with.

How has this been working out for you so far then?

I may give it a go in the future for some of my own new blogs I have planned. How to Cross Post on Medium



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Lynne

Hi Mike, well I have only been using medium.com for like 3 or 4 days so I am hardly an expert LOL. How it works is that Medium is almost like a social network in itself in that you can follow people, like posts and comment on posts.

So by cross posting on Medium you get links to your blog which is awesome and you have a whole new avenue to gain a new audience and the best part is that you don't really even have to do anything because it automatically just goes through to their website!

I am loving it, I already have 1700 followers and a few likes on my posts and 21 reads. Ok I only have 4 posts there so far but it will pick up quickly.



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cmoneyspinner

1700 followers in 3 or 4 days with only a few posts? That's beyond impressive. Sounds like a miracle!

I like Medium. It's a great site. I pop in and out. Not really a regular there. But it serves my purposes, i.e. a place to republish my content and meet new people. Don't know what their plans are for the future but I hope this platform is successful.



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overcast

I think cross posting can be really good option for the Medium. You can see that posting on medium and then sharing it through the medium using zapier and the IFTTT is possible. I have seen some people doing it. But I don't think it'd be a good idea in that case to post. Because cross posting may get some traffic but it's not going to work out. As for the affiliate marketing it is not going to turn out fine.



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cmoneyspinner

I have been using Medium for years. My articles date back to 2014, The publishing tool is super easy! Not to mention the site, Medium, enjoys a good reputation. Publishing your content there lets you enjoy the benefits of that good reputation.



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