sharing other blogs post to your own blog, is it ok?

by ioZoom
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Like how you can share someone elses blog post to your social media accounts, is it possible to share it to your own blog? I believe it might be a form of guest posting but instead of them posting, you're posting it on your own. Hope that makes sense.

whats the proper way to go about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    No, reposting somebody else's content on your own blog is copyright infringement in most cases and thus, illegal.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Yes, you can. You contact them and tell them what you want to do and ask for their permission. If they say, Yes., you go ahead. If they say, Yes, if you pay me $x, you pay them and go ahead. If they say, No, you find another blogger's lovely post.

    Originally Posted by ioZoom View Post

    Like how you can share someone elses blog post to your social media accounts, is it possible to share it to your own blog? I believe it might be a form of guest posting but instead of them posting, you're posting it on your own. Hope that makes sense.

    whats the proper way to go about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    If you want to share a link to the content with your audience, this is fine. However, you cannot repost the content without the owner's permission.

    A great way of sharing other influencer's content is to create a post related to what their posts explains. If, for example, the post you are linking to is a strategy post, you could implement the strategy and report your results along with a link to the original blog post.
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  • Profile picture of the author megamind22
    You can only do that if you have their permission to do so ofcourse with a link back to the original content on their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    It's perfectly fine to do. As long as you give credit back to the original writer before you post to your blog. Remember you just won't rank in the search engines. This is a viral form of advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve L
      Originally Posted by extrememan View Post

      It's perfectly fine to do. As long as you give credit back to the original writer before you post to your blog. Remember you just won't rank in the search engines. This is a viral form of advertising.
      This. What blogger would be mad at you for quoting part of their article/blog post and linking to their site. It's free traffic for them.
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      • Profile picture of the author JC Web
        Originally Posted by Steve L View Post

        This. What blogger would be mad at you for quoting part of their article/blog post and linking to their site. It's free traffic for them.
        Many bloggers would be mad at someone stealing their content and many don't want links from crappy sites. If you want to use someone's content on your blog, you should get their permission first. Now if you just want to post a link without content that doesn't require permission. Unfortunately, many people misuse this as well as referral spam.
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        • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
          I've come across this several times on this forum.
          For small business sites it's probably best to ask permission.
          For other instances, you might be interested in this article:

          Content Curation: A Beginner's Guide To Curating Content
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          • Profile picture of the author JC Web
            Originally Posted by SiteNameSales View Post

            I've come across this several times on this forum.
            For small business sites it's probably best to ask permission.
            For other instances, you might be interested in this article:

            Content Curation: A Beginner's Guide To Curating Content
            What the OP asked about is not content curation.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve L
          Originally Posted by JC Web View Post

          Many bloggers would be mad at someone stealing their content and many don't want links from crappy sites. If you want to use someone's content on your blog, you should get their permission first. Now if you just want to post a link without content that doesn't require permission. Unfortunately, many people misuse this as well as referral spam.
          I'm not talking about posting their article in it's entirety. Posting a quote or embedding a tweet is not a big deal.
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          • Profile picture of the author JC Web
            Originally Posted by Steve L View Post

            I'm not talking about posting their article in it's entirety. Posting a quote or embedding a tweet is not a big deal.
            Well, the OP is talking about copying entire blog posts to his blog. Even copying portions of a post needs to be done correctly and under the right circumstances for it to be legal. But the question was about re-posting other people's blog posts on his blog. That is not legal without permission.
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  • Profile picture of the author msalambrothers33
    Originally Posted by ioZoom View Post

    Like how you can share someone elses blog post to your social media accounts, is it possible to share it to your own blog? I believe it might be a form of guest posting but instead of them posting, you're posting it on your own. Hope that makes sense.
    whats the proper way to go about it?
    Actually it is fully prohibited to do the Plagiarism in each & every site. You should not use anyone's writings to your site. The blog site does not want this kinds of work from anyone. Everyone wants to get the original & valuable content only.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    You can get sued or shut down for taking content without consent. What you can do is talk about a great idea you saw at (other site) and link to the other site. Do not use any of the sentences posted on the other site, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author fross30
    Yes It's totally ok as long as you link back stating that they can find the original post here....
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, it's not. It's perfectly okay if the owner gives you permission.

      Originally Posted by extrememan View Post

      It's perfectly fine to do. As long as you give credit back to the original writer before you post to your blog. Remember you just won't rank in the search engines. This is a viral form of advertising.
      Though plagiarism is not okay, using someone else's content on your site is not always a bad idea. And, no, not everybody want original and valuable content.

      And nobody, and I mean nobody, knows what the Blog wants.

      Originally Posted by msalambrothers33 View Post

      Actually it is fully prohibited to do the Plagiarism in each & every site. You should not use anyone's writings to your site. The blog site does not want this kinds of work from anyone. Everyone wants to get the original & valuable content only.
      The OP is not talking about citations but about copying the entire post.

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      Originally Posted by Steve L View Post

      This. What blogger would be mad at you for quoting part of their article/blog post and linking to their site. It's free traffic for them.
      No, it's not. It's totally okay if you get permission. It's totally okay to quote a small part and link back.

      Originally Posted by fross30 View Post

      Yes It's totally ok as long as you link back stating that they can find the original post here....
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevven1
    In the Netherlands it is oke if you use someone else his content. But it can't be a too big text and you have to quote it and say who the writer is. Where it is from is not important. But well, that is if you want to do it legally..
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    • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
      Originally Posted by Steve L View Post

      This is actually a great article on the topic.. Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use
      From that link:

      Best Practice #1: Reproduce only those portions of the headline or article that are necessary to make your point or to identify the story. Do not reproduce the story in its entirety.

      JC Web has it right - the OP seems to be talking about copying the ENTIRE post, not snippets. It's all good - you and a couple others just didn't read the OP close enough before hitting the 'post reply' button. Bottom line - it is NOT okay to do what the OP was asking about.
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      • Profile picture of the author ioZoom
        Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

        From that link:

        Best Practice #1: Reproduce only those portions of the headline or article that are necessary to make your point or to identify the story. Do not reproduce the story in its entirety.

        JC Web has it right - the OP seems to be talking about copying the ENTIRE post, not snippets. It's all good - you and a couple others just didn't read the OP close enough before hitting the 'post reply' button. Bottom line - it is NOT okay to do what the OP was asking about.
        Yes i was referring to posting the entire article/blog post and giving credit to the original blog and author. I just wasn't sure how to go about it. This was very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author seohallmark
    If you post someone's blog post in (as it is) your blog even with their permission, Google will take this as copied or spam content and may penalize your site sooner or later.

    The best way to do is linking other contents (as reference) naturally on your post, if it really produce values to your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author diettry
    The best way to curate is to cite the article and then give a summary in your words and quote with proper citation to the article with proper credits. It is always better to check with the author of the original article before doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Quoting parts and writing about the other blog post with a link is okay. Reproducing the entire post with a link without permission from the author is not okay.

    Once something is published, the author owns the copyright and you cannot reproduce it without permission.

    You can check if the blog has an RSS feed for syndication. Some bloggers share their full articles with RSS.
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    • Profile picture of the author SantamNaha
      Yes I did the same for couple of times.. But I NEVER forgot to leave the SOURCE LINK at the bottom of the post.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by ioZoom View Post

    Like how you can share someone elses blog post to your social media accounts, is it possible to share it to your own blog? I believe it might be a form of guest posting but instead of them posting, you're posting it on your own. Hope that makes sense.

    whats the proper way to go about it?
    I would think this is a bad idea.
    The idea of a guest post is they write an article for your blog (not theirs and yours)
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Originally Posted by ioZoom View Post

    Like how you can share someone elses blog post to your social media accounts, is it possible to share it to your own blog? I believe it might be a form of guest posting but instead of them posting, you're posting it on your own. Hope that makes sense.

    whats the proper way to go about it?
    Actually this is consider as stealing content or duplicate content. So, make sure you write your own content which is more credible for you.
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