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Move Posts To A New Site While Not Deleting Them From The Original Site

  1. I have a very specific question regarding moving posts from one wordpress site/blog to another. I currently contribute to a wordpress site along with several other writers. In the near future I want to strike out on my own by starting my own wordpress site. I'd like to copy and move over all of my articles out of the original site over to the new one while NOT pulling them off of the original site. In other words I want the articles to remain on the first site (just as they always have) while also being moved into my own personal site.

    Is this possible? Any help or instruction that can be given on this would be hugely appreciated.

    I should also mention that I am the sole owner of the material that I wish to move so there isn't any gray area about creative ownership in this matter.

  2. Yes this is poossible but are you aware of how Google views duplicating content across domains and that the Panda alogrithm will detect it?
    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

  3. I am aware of the Google Panda algorithm, but wasn't sure how it would apply to my situation. Would changing the content in terms of expanding or editing text and images after the articles have been moved make any difference? Or if I reassembled the articles fresh on the new site using the same text and images? Apologies if those are dumb questions, but I’m not very well versed yet on the tech side of things concerning wordpress and blogging.

    I understand the need for something like Panda with so many people using other people’s material, but it doesn’t account for people like me who just want to republish their work in a different online forum.

    You mention that there is way to copy and move articles to a new site without removing them from the original site. Could you post or show a link to how this can be done?

  4. I'm sorry but as you mentioned your were the author of the articles I assumed you had backend acces to the blog they are published on. Or that you already had the originals on your own computer.

    Export files are duplicates so, provided the Admin of the blog has assigned the same category (example your name) to all your articles they can be exported out in an XML file and imported into another WordPress blog.

    I can't help you with the duplicate content aspect. I do know that unless 60 - 65% of the article is unique it will be detected as duplication and both the original and duplicate will be negatively affected in search engine rankings. I also know that WordPress.com Staff have said that duplicate content blogs here are to be made "private".

  5. I actually do have access to the wordpress blog I've been writing for (I solely edit and assemble the articles I've written in wordpress). I do also have the originals on my own computer, but I wanted to move the articles straight out the original site and into my own because piecing them together can take several hours each due to the large amount of images in them.Thank you for the info on the export files, I'd always hoped that the file being moved would be a duplicate of the original.

    I have to admit it is extremely disheartening to know that I basically can't republish my own work online just because it appeared somewhere else first. So even though I am the sole owner of the work I can't do anything with it unless it appears in an entirely different media arena or is radically altered from it's original form. Do you know of any way an individual can defend themselves and their work against the possible negative repercussions of duplicate content? Also, do the negative search engine results affect an entire website or just on searches for particular things which the website might cover?

  6. You could set the transferred Posts / Pages to "Private" then the material would still be on your new site but not double posted where a search engine can see it. Or the material could be set back to "Draft" with the same result.

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