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Discussion on: Moving Away From Medium for Publishing Content?

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Glenn Stovall

I think Medium is a fine too, but I wouldn't use it as my primary source of publication. Medium doesn't have a profitable business model and there is no guarantee they will be around in a few years.

Instead, I would opt to publish my content on a platform that I own, such as a WordPress or static site.

Then, you can syndicate your content. Medium lets you re-publish articles from your blog to their platform. (Click your account in the top right > Stories > Import a Story).

So I'd say: set up a platform you own, then syndicate onto other's platforms.

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Robert Cooper Author

The thing with reposting content from your blog onto Medium is that there are two sources that have the same content, which penalizes your SEO.
The nice thing with Dev.to is that you can specify a canonical URL which tells search engine where the original version of your content lives and you don’t get an SEO hit.

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Glenn Stovall

If you use the Medium import tool, it will add a canonical link for you: help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/...

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Robert Cooper Author

I had no idea! Thanks for the info πŸ‘πŸΌ