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(Entry was posted by Yasser Mohamed on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, 07/20/2013).

How to manage posting process?

Hi I am a bit confused.  I am trying to sort out the linking sequence for my website, blogger account, Facebook, Twitter, Google + personal & business page.
When my webmaster set up my website, he also created a gmail account for me - let`s just call it webguy@gmail.  He didn`t know that I already had my own Google + profile and at that stage I wasn`t really up to speed with SEO (I am still not but I think I am starting to get there!) so I thought I would set up a Blogger account using the webguy@gmail profile.
Currently my system goes something like: write & publish blog/article on my wordpress website.  Copy blog to webguy@gmail Blogger account then share to my personal Google + account, Facebook & Twitter.  It occured to me recently as I set up my Google + page for business that perhaps I should be using a Blogger account linked to my Google + account and get rid of the webguy@gmail account altogether. Is this correct? I have a Blogger account set up with my Google + profile, so if I used this would the Blogs go to my Google + personal page and my business page or do I have to share to my business page?
Should I even be copying my blogs from my website to a blogger account - is it better just to publish from my website and share to Google + from there?
Are you confused too?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions Facebook & G+ community.

  • Masatake Wasa: I think there are a few separate issues, and I'd like to comment on two.

    1) I cannot see any reason why you are making a Blogger blog, which is a duplicate of the WP site. Why? You can use rel="author" and rel="publisher" for the WP site to link it to the Google+ landscape.

    2) In order to maintain a Google+ page, you require an active personal Google+ profile. If the Google+ profile that owns the Google+ page is deleted, the Google+ page will also be deleted.
  • Yasser Mohamed: Thank you Masatake, I have already set up authorship so you are of course quite right, I don't need to do the Blogger Blog as well as the wordpress one - that was what I realised but I just wanted some confirmation. ; Greatly appreciate your help.

    I have 2 different Google + profiles - one I set up authorship on and I use for everything google and the other one I never use - it was set up by the web designer - I guess I am asking if I should delete the second unused one to avoid confusion?
  • June M: Yes I would suggest centralizing your profile. But before you do, examine the language on the about, connections made in the set ups and integrations with other services that this "not used" account has. ; Your "designer" may have set up your system because they were unaware of your existing g+ presence. ; ;

    RE Blogger: if you continue to use that, I would suggest that you post unique content there vs. duplicate posting. Somthing like a synopsis of your more in-depth on your website (owned) content that then refers to your main website.
  • Yasser Mohamed: Thanks June, good point - I have just changed google analytics from the non used profile to the one I am using. ; But I probably should check what else he set up there before I delete it.
    Yes, it just dawned on me that it might be duplicate content, but I like your idea of using Blogger as a place to put a synopsis of my blog.
    Great advice, thanks!
  • June M: Your welcome Yasser..
  • Justin Y: I agree with +June M about centralizing things. Also you can publish to blogger like you're referring too but personally I'd keep the posts short and rewrite them to be unique so they're not duplicate if you decide to do so. I don't think it'll hurt but it's probably going to best to focus on building the content within your main site only and sharing it from there.
  • Yasser Mohamed: Thanks Justin, really good advice. I appreciate it - I will rewrite my Blogger posts and I think it will be much less confusing if I just focus on building content on my website.

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