This post was most recently updated on September 24th, 2017
Medium.com is a platform for every blogger to publish and read a story on the web. It’s a great platform to republish your content and drive more traffic back to your blog.
Content Syndication is the new trend which all bloggers follow to increase traffic to their website.
What is Content Syndication?
The most obvious questions which arise in our mind is:
What about the duplicate content?
Will Google penalizes our website?
The answer is NO. Nothing like this is ever gonna happen. Medium takes care of it on its own, all the posts on Medium are rel=canonical tag the authority of the content is given to the website from where the material has been taken.
But why to post on Medium.com? Why not on any other platform?
Well, Medium is one of the famous websites all over the world when it comes to reading content. Let’s crunch out some data to get to know it better.
The data is fetched from SimilarWeb. As you can see the website ranks among the top 1000 websites all over the world.
In this tutorial, I will walk you through importing and publishing your content on Medium.com.
If you have any questions regarding the guide feel free to ask me in the comments section below, I will be more than happy to answer all your queries.
Let’s dive in.
The Beginner’s Guide to Republish Content on Medium.com
Medium offers us an import tool option which helps to pull content from our website and publish it on their website for FREE. Just copy and paste the article/blog post from your site and publish it.
First of all, head onto Medium import tool here and paste it in your blog post URL.
You’ll see a screen similar to the one shown below.
After selecting the Blog post of your choice Click on Import.
As soon as you click Import, it will fetch all the texts and formatting from your website. It’s still in draft mode, and you can edit it to your liking.
If you have any images in your blog post, I highly recommend to upload them manually as the majority of the time all your Images will not be fetched automatically to Medium.
At this moment your post is in draft mode so let’s now make it live.
You will see the rel=canonical tag at the end of the article which you are just about to publish it will be redirected to your blog post.
It’s time to edit the post. If you have images in your post, then upload it manually. For uploading images click anywhere within the post which you are editing you’ll see a “+” icon click on it and you’ll see the options shown below.
By clicking on the Camera icon, you can upload all your images.
It’s time to Customize your Blog Title and Permalink.
The first thing you need to do here is to click on the three dots at the top right.
Next up, find customize your title and link. While customizing your link, you’ll see 2 options from that choose the Custom one this will allow you to add the link as per your liking.
Once done click on Save.
Now the most important thing that will help other people discover your post is to add tags to your post.
You can add upto 5 tags for each post. Spend some time choosing your tags relevant to your post this will help you get better traction for your story.
For adding tags go to Publish and click on the small arrow right to it.
After adding all the tags click on Publish.
Congratulations! Your first story on Medium.com is live now.
You can see my published Medium stories here.
There is no point of posting stories on Medium if you are not able to know whether or not people checked your article?
Well, don’t worry there’s a Stats tab in Medium which allows you to see how many people have actually checked your story in last 30 days.
For checking Stats click on your Profile and search for Stats. Click on Stats for checking who actually showed interest in reading your article.
I posted my first article on 19th Aug 2017. Here are some stats which will give you the exact purpose why you should post on Medium.
I got 8 new views on my website and got 20 new followers on Medium just in 2 days after posting. Isn’t that amazing? Making your brand awareness and increase traffic to your blog and most importantly all this for FREE.
Let us discuss some important points which will help you drive more traffic on Medium in future.
- Choose your tags properly and carefully.
- At the end ask the user if they liked the article? If yes, click on ❤️ to help other people find it.
- Share your Medium posts on Social Media.
- Tell people to subscribe to your stories.
- Always make your headline stand out.
That’s all from my side. I hope you learned something new today. Please let me know how many views you are getting on your stories in the comments section.
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