Want More Traffic? Republish on Medium.com

Want More Traffic? Try Republishing on Medium.com

Have you heard of Medium.com?

It's basically a blogging platform created by Evan Williams and Biz Stone (2 of Twitter's original founders) in 2012. It has grown to be super popular touting itself as the place where “everyone has a story to share and the best ones are delivered right to you.”

Medium reminds me of Twitter for long content except it has an algorithm so it shows you only what they think you're interested in. You can follow writers and readers can follow you.

Better yet, did you know you can repost your own content there and get more readers?

I started republishing there a while back but slacked off. Today I tried to log-in and for the life of me, I couldn't remember which email I used. So I signed up again and added a blog post, they call them “stories”. It only took about 5 mins using their “import story” feature. It imported right in, I added the photos (wish it imported those but it doesn't) and hit publish. Quick and easy.

In the process of republishing my content, I decided to make absolutely sure it was okay to repost my exact blog post on another platform and found this great article over on SmartBlogger.com titled How to Get More Traffic from Every Post by Republishing on Medium. It was written by Chelsea Baldwin and can be read at https://smartblogger.com/republishing-on-medium/

The article covers why smart bloggers write less content by using repurposing and syndication. She explains why, contrary to popular belief, Google won't penalize you for duplicate content. And she continues with instructions for getting signed-up and posting on Medium, along with some audience-building tips.

The most interesting point she made and one you should follow was in the section “3 Tips for Getting the Most from Republishing on Medium.”  Here's her Pro Tip:

Pro tip: If you create any major cornerstone content or epic 5,000+ word blog posts to help your site with SEO, don’t republish those on Medium. You probably wouldn’t get penalized for the republishing from Google, but you’ll want to keep the rewards of all that hard work directly for yourself, not Medium. 

The one thing I think she left out was how to use the Story Importer, but that's easy enough, just follow these instructions:

  1. click on your profile,
  2. click on Stories (not New Story),
  3. click the “Import A Story” button
  4. you then give it a link to your post and it's brought into Medium, sans photos
  5. add photos by dropping and dragging
  6. then designate one photo as a “Featured Photo” by clicking on it and pressing Cntl Alt 8 / Cmd Option 8 on Mac

Chelsea's article is well worth the time it takes to read, and it might just convince you that is time to share the content that took you so much time to write.

Here's a link to my post on Medium.com, check it out and follow me while you're there, I'll be sharing on Meduim a lot more in the future.


Until next time,


About the Author Reba Collins

I’m a fifty-something, self-taught, online business geek from Texas and owner of Online To Thrive. A lot goes into creating an online business and it can be a really scary endeavor. I’m here to help make getting started easy and affordable with step-by-step courses that are clear, straightforward, and uncomplicated.