Make Your Articles Embeddable on Other Sites Like Videos

Everyone understands embedding videos on websites, but did you know you can let others embed your articles as well? The Repost Us plugin lets you do just that.

This plugin lets you add a button to your posts that will alert readers that it’s available for syndication/embedding on other sites. Repost.us takes care of the rest.

 

Settings

The settings are simple and straight forward – just choose your button style, the position for it, and then you have a few more options.

 

The Result

Here’s what the result looks like.

 

Important Points about Syndication with Repost.us

Below are some of the more important points to know about using this plugin and how your content will be handled when it’s posted on other sites.

  • It will automatically contain a link back to your post.
  • Your text will NOT be in the other site’s HTML (therefore the other site is not picking up search traffic from it that may have gone to you).
  • Your content cannot be edited or changed by the other site.
  • You can select to include photos, videos, etc. or not with your post.
  • You can select to turn syndication on or off for individual posts.
  • When you change the original article on your site, it also changes on the site that’s embedding it.
  • If you like, you can only allow certain pre-approved sites to syndicate your posts.
  • You can include advertising with your content.
  • You can charge others for the right to syndicate your content (Repost.us takes 30%).

 

You can learn more from Repost.us.

 

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4 Responses

  • @Konstantin it’s a trade off. “Reblog” like wordpress.com or tumblr offers works well within a closed universe of sites on the same platform. Repost.Us works on any target that runs javacript (including mobile devices). You can embed wordpress content on blogger or tumblr and pull content from those services into wordpress.

    John (founder/CEO Repost.Us)

    • Kimberly:

      If the original publisher decides to stop using Repost.Us, any embedded content automatically reverts to a screen clip of the original page with a link back to the original article.

      As for why Javascript instead of attributed HTML, one of the benefits of doing it this way allows for the content to not actually live on the reposted site. You’re not going to run into any duplicate content issues with google this way and if there are corrections on the original site, those automatically will be added across all sites which have embedded that article.

      Embedded articles cannot be altered by the individual reposting the content, which has been something that our publishers appreciate greatly. It means that all of their internal links in the article and photographs are preserved as they intended them to be published.

      Hope this helps clear things up
      –Tia Marie, Community Manager
      Repost.Us

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