Repost from Archives

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  • #578952

    chashale
    Member

    How do I repost an old story. I don’t want to cut and paste. I’d like to keep the comments intact.

    The blog I need help with is thesixties101.com.

    #579083

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Two ways I can think of: make the post a sticky for a while or better reblog your own post.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/

    #579376

    chashale
    Member

    Thank you, Jennifer.

    #579377

    raincoaster
    Member

    Remember, though, that search engines HATE duplicated content, so if you’re going to repost it, you should delete the old post. They also hate links that go to pages that have been deleted, but not as much as they hate duplicated content.

    What I’d suggest is making a new post saying “and you should check out this AWESOME post from the archives”..

    #579378

    chashale
    Member

    Thanks, Raincoaster. I was kind of leaning toward that approach and that confirms my thinking. Thank you both for your valuable and helpful comments.

    #579379

    auxclass
    Member

    You could also put a Text Widget with some links to past stories, call the heading “Golden goodies” – “Too Good to Forget” or something like that with the title to the past Posts.

    I use a Most Popular recently viewed widget so when one Post gets a lot of traffic it shows up in the Widget and that seems to generate some extra interest. My traffic is modest so a few clicks on a Post will put it into the bottom of the Recently Viewed. It has a 24 to 48 hour running average I think so the Posts displayed do change a bit every day.

    #579380

    chashale
    Member

    This is all very helpful. I haven’t paid enough attention to some of these widgets. Thank you.

    #579384

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    FWIW, the Reblog function captures an excerpt of the original post and then links to it. Don’t know how much that counts as duplicate content as far as the search engines are concerned.

    #579385

    chashale
    Member

    Thanks. That’s exactly what I ended up doing. I wasn’t that concerned about search engines for this post.
    Here’s what it looks like. Is this what you mean/intended?
    http://thesixties101.com/
    Thanks for your interest, Jennifer. I appreciate it.

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