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In the recent years Google puts more and more weight to social signals and is also scoring articles position based on the number of re-tweets and shares you got. That means that beside researching and writing you also have to interact with your readers on the social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
I can’t imagine having a blog without share buttons. Why? Because if you don’t have share buttons, visitors may miss sharing your content on social networks. The most effective way to spread the social love is to have share buttons integrated in to your blog so that when visitors feel good after reading your post, like your blog.
Do you know how many valuable content have you have accumulated over the years of writing quality content? I think that you have tons of great articles where you spent hours, days and nights writing. Writing for your readers. Unfortunately, new Twitter or Facebook followers may have missed those articles. Imagine you could re-post old articles on social media automatically.
Another scenario where reposting old blog content is that time of the year when you go to vacations. Depending on your niche, it may not be possible to write reviews of for example baby clothes when you are enjoying in all inclusive hotel Florida. You also need time to relax and it can not be possible to bring all the baby cloths along.
In that case you can still engage with your followers by reposting old content automatically.
Third option which can save you a lot of time when publishing new content is automatic publishing latest news to social media. Imagine that you have to after publishing blog content, log in to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Delicious, Linkedin, blogger, Vkontakte… and publish latest news. It would take a lot of your precious time. Then again, why would you be re-posting news manually when you can do it automatically?
Microblog Poster Review
Microblog Poster publishes blog posts automatically to social media. You can customize what content to include and you can even choose a picture with the article. First you have to download Microblog Poster from WordPress plugin repository. Once installed, you have to configure accounts you will be automatically posting your content. I have seen many questions how to repost old articles to twitter and Facebook. Solutions is so simple, look at the screenshot below how to setup Twitter account.
Microblog Poster Free plugin enables sharing to the following social networks:
- Facebook personal profile pages
- Linkedin personal profile pages
- Tumblr in text format
- Vkontakte personal profile pages
Microblog Poster is also available in premium versions via add-on. With Pro and Enterprise versions you can extend sharing to the following:
- Facebook fan and business pages
- Linkedin company pages
- Linkedin groups
- Tumblr blogs in link format
- Vkontakte company pages, groups and events
One addition to Premium versions is a Control Dashboard in the new post / page view. Here you can control posting on all new posts / pages.
When you share an arcticle the link is rather long, look at the following example http://www.wpresult.com/how-to-monetize-old-blog-content-with-microblogposter/, having a long link is not recommended especially on social networks like Twitter or Facebook. Instead what you can do, is to use shortner service which transform a long link to a short link, like for example http://goo.gl/wrts3s/. See, link is much shorter, it will save you space on twitter and it will look much better. Second benefit with such services is that you can monitor click statistics.
The most popular shortener services are bitly and Google. Both are supported in the free version. In addition Microblogposter with Enterprise add-on supports the following services which can help you to monetize your links:
What happens when you click on adfly or similar link is that an AD is shown to visitor. Either as an IFrame above the page he / she is looking or as a page with an ad, which is shown for certain amount of time, after which, visitor is redirected to your page.
Republishing your old post – easier than you think
In order to auto post your old content, you have to activate old posts auto publishing first. You can set up Wp Cron interval, how many post to publish, min. age of published post, max. age of published post to be eligible, max age of post to be eligible and period after which the republished old post is eligible for reposting again.
Efficientscripts will help you with how to monetize old posts problem. Microblog Poster is currently rated with 4.5 out of 5 and counts for more than 96.000 downloads in WordPress plugin repository. Quality of the plugin is great and it has many features. If you need additional functionality, you can always extend to a premium version which is priced at $39.90 for Professional and $59.90 for Enterprise version.
Plugin is of great quality and has a great support. In most cases you will receive response within couple of hours. It will help you with the old content in a new bottle and it will help you revive old content.
I hope that author will add support for additional social media services.
Efficientscripts Microblog Poster
Summary: Microblog poster is a great plugin for monetizing old content. You can use it when you leave for vacations or for giving additional boost to your old content.