Well, you learn something new every day, even when you've been in the content and SEO game for more than 13 years.

Recently, I was banned from Medium for duplicate content. You see, I have posted more than 550 articles on Medium, all of which I'm the original author, but I first had posted all of them on my own website blog at

I figured I'd get flagged for this at some point, but pushed forward, because the awareness from Medium articles is pretty solid.

However, thanks to my new friend, digital marketer and WordPress developer, Vishnu - I have a new way to go in and let Medium know about the original post, using the Canonical URL option under the Advanced Settings.

Apparently, LinkedIn Articles also has this option, so I'll be doing it there as well.

Now, I highly recommend that businesses create content daily in the form of video, transcribe into written blogs, extract the audio, post to podcast outlets like Anchor, and then to YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Medium and Google My Business.

This is a way to post duplicate content, but keep the SEO juice.

Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC and founder of The Voice Event, and The Voice Designer, has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 15 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing, Email Marketing and most recently, Voice App Design and Development – Alexa Skills and Google Actions. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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