We are nearing the end of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge and in today’s A-Z of Blogging we are covering the letter X which stands for X-Posting.
X-Posting. X-Posting, also known as Cross posting is where you publish the same post to other sites or blogs. X-Posting used to be the done thing with bloggers sharing their posts to several different groups or sites in order to gain readers or followers but generally, now, is not such a good idea. SEO tends to frown upon posts that are shared elsewhere (links are fine, so ccarrying on sharing links via social media won’t do any harm) but sharing a full post to other sites means that your post could become unserchable and harm your chances of being found as it is hard to determine the original work and one that has been plagarised or copy and could have been copied and pasted from another source and is not an original work. Best practice as a blogger is to never copy and paste an article to other sites but provide links that will send readers to that post instead.
What are your thoughts on X-Posting? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!