Duplicate Blog Posts

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Christiania Realty, Inc

I have to admit that I've been posting twice.  I write an entry for my blog here on activerain, and then I post the same text over at my own blog: ourvailskihome.com.  I'm not sure if this is kosher but it is what I've been doing.  Obviously this post is exclusively for active rain.  Do other people post twice.  Is there a down side to it?  What do you think? 

I'm going to try and create fresh content on both sites....but that takes a bit more work.  We'll see how it goes.  

I did just change the website listing on my profile to my own blog versus my companies website.  This is all a work in progress, but then again what isn't?  My business certainly is.

Speaking of works in progress I wanted to call everyone's attention to some amazing non-real estate deals in Vail.  As you might have heard there are some challenges in the world economy now.  So we in Vail decided to help the situation and create http://vailallthelove.com, a website with tons of great deals.  You'll be able to find inexpensive hotel rooms, meals, and equipment.  Come to Vail...the snow is waiting.

 

Comments (6)

David Wang
Prudential California Realty - Millbrae, CA
Prudential | 650.504.8190

Mark, you ask a great question.  I have been guilty of this myself.  sometimes i think that one of my creations is super(passing) and I will post it to Active Rain as well hope this is not a no no.  but i do make changes in the version for Active rain

Dec 06, 2008 04:11 AM
Sandy Gleason
North Pointe Realty - Buhl, ID
Realtor for Southern Idaho-Magic Valley

I was also wondering if this was allowed. I will watching the comments and learn as well.

Dec 06, 2008 04:25 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Mark, I have done this on occasion, and too be honest, I don't know the answer.  I would be more than interested to hear what you find out!

Dec 06, 2008 04:44 AM
Marcus Fleming
Flinsk Real Estate - Gilbert, AZ

There is something to be said about getting the most exposure and then there is something to be said about bloating the internet with the same post all over the place.

Like you guys, I'm guilty of double posting, especially if i've put a good deal of time an effort into the post. But why not post snippets of the good article/post on a dozen different sites, with a link back to your website with the full article for those who are interested in reading the entire article? Of course that means you need a website worth visiting and capable of lead capture.

Personally I think double posting entire articles is only best described as bloating the internet... similiar to how spam bloats your ibox... Now, who wants to be guilty of that?

I know the issue has been addressed to Google regarding search rankings and the works, however Google won't comment on how it is handling the problem. It would be safe to assume that any content posted on several sites would not be "unique" and therefore having that content on your website would make it "non-unique" content. As a result, your website would be seen as lacking unique and valuable content and the search engine rankings of your personal site would decrease... which would lead to less traffic and fewer leads.

But thats just my understanding.

Dec 13, 2008 09:27 AM
Bill French
MyST Technology Partners - Dillon, CO

Mark,

You might find this post helpful in deciding if "blog dumping" is a good idea. ;-)

Cheers! --bf

Dec 14, 2008 12:34 PM
Julie Nelson
eXp Realty - Austin, TX
Smart real estate.

We just got out of a class with Perry Henderson in Austin and Perry says "double blog is bad" and your asking for the ranking engines to basically flag you as bad content and you risk getting dumped to the bottom of the ranking list. If you are going to post twice (we are in the same boat, AR blog and Wordpress) different title, different photo, and mix up the content. We like the comment above about doing just a snippet and provide link to the full blog article.

Jan 15, 2009 05:36 AM