Syndicated Content – Good or Bad? Many may have noticed I have been inter-mixing my blog with some related syndicated content. Like the article A Portable Charger to Revive your Dead Devices and Schools Hope Social Networking is the Answer to Dropouts.
What do you think? Love it or hate it?
There are many reasons why I decided to do so, one is because I want my site to be more of a destination then just me jibber jabbering about whatever. I want it to be a place where people find information on hot tech products and where they can get some helpful tech tips. In addition, get information on entrepreneurship and business. So I thought adding syndicated content would be an asset to provide more information that comes from different sources. Plus it would allow me to update my site more frequently by adding syndicated content on the days I’m less likely to post.
Right now I’m testing out syndication with two different websites that I think add value to my readers and RSS feed subscribers, I’m being very selective which is important when adding syndicating content to your site.
Here are five things to remember when choosing to add syndicated content to your blog.
- Be Selective – there are many places on the web where you can get articles to include on your blog, however I would encourage you to be selective and choose articles that fit your style and topics. It’s easy to find downloadable content, the challenge is finding well-written content and articles.
- Re-write – If you are purchasing articles to add to your site, consider re-writing them in your own voice, you don’t want someone to go to a search engine and find the article “you wrote” on several other websites.Example: Google the following: 10 reasons to add syndicated content to your blog and you’ll find more than 3 websites posting the same article.
- Weigh the Benefits – I’ve been getting requests to add syndicated content to my blog, but make sure you benefit from adding the content as well. Whether it’s a content swap, cash compensation or brand recognition.
- Blog Spiders – You may want to consider adding the “no index” meta tag to the post. Example
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”>
- Be Courteous – Be sure to mention and link to the original author’s article.