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Discussion on: Dev.to or your own blog

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InHuOfficial

As someone who started writing on DEV here is a suggested route:

  1. Write on DEV first and get into a rhythm / find your style
  2. Set up your own blog (I am at this step)
  3. Post to your own blog first, 1 week later post the article to DEV and set the canonical URL to your own blog.

That should maximise your chances of getting the link juice and your own blog ranking above the DEV version in Google.

You want to control the blog so you can build a mailing list as “the power is in the list” is the oldest and most important digital marketing rule. Controlling your mailing list allows you more flexibility and opportunities once you have grown to a reasonable size.

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Ioannis Apostolou Author

Thanks a lot of for your advice! When u deploy your own blog will u add all your old dev.to aricles or your blog will have only new articles?

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InHuOfficial

I am going to grab a few of the better articles for the blog, but as my intention is to write some stuff that isn’t DEV content (and the occasional DEV only post) I won’t be copying everything across.

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Ioannis Apostolou Author

Oh i understand thank u!

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VISHNUSATHASIVAM

But there is no option to send the content from my blogspot to Gut hub. It is also strange to see that I could not see my blog from other smart phones. Please clarify.