New Extra module – post unique images
On 02.09.2014, by Johnny
Everybody knows about duplicate text penalty from google, and they’re not the only ones doing it, if you try to post several times the same exact message on different Facebook groups you will get a warning the you’ve posted that message, if you try to post the same message on your Twitter timeline you will get a message telling you you’ve already posted that. Everybody frowns upon duplicate content and for good reason, it becomes useless and if everyone would post the same thing it will all get so cluttered that it would be hard to use.
For that reason duplicate content is highly penalized, in order to make people not do it. Did you know that’s also the case with images/photos? Google can immediately recognize the same image and not rank it as high if it has been posts on other websites too. Pinterest can immediately spot the same image and tell you if it was already posted by someone else and who. Facebook can also see duplicate images and possibly show them less. What’s to do?
Post unique images! This can be achieved in two ways. Either create unique images for all your posts. It works great, it will attract people ( especially if the images are interesting) and your posts will rank high. Or use our newly created “Unique Images” module. You will achieve the same result, the search engines, Pinterest, Facebook and so on will see that picture as unique.
As the title says this is an extra module so you’ll have to purchase it separately as not everybody will need this, only for the ones that really want all their image posts to be unique. This is a one time payment and you’ll have it for as long as you have your account with us. This module will be enabled for all the platforms in Mass Planner.
How do we do it? It’s a little bit of work but we managed to get it done, we change little bits here and there so it remains completely the same for human eyes but it looks quite different for the computer. How do you use it ? It’s amazingly simple, all you need to do is enable this function and Mass Planner will do it for you.
For the Facebook platform you can find this feature in the Settings tab of each campain, scroll to the bottom of that tab and click on the “Click here to show/hide advanced campaign options” . There at the bottom you will notice a checkbox with Post unique images, enable that and that’s it.
For the Pinterest Platform you can find this option in the Settings tab of each Board at the bottom of the tab filed under Other options. Again enable it and Mass Planner will do the rest.
For the Twitter Platform you can find this option in the Tweets Scheduling button to the top left, in the Settings Tab, at the bottom of the tab filed under Other Options. Enable to use.
Things to consider:
- as with everything don’t over-do it. Even though Pinterest for example will see the images as unique, if you post the same image over and over people will notice that on your boards and might complain. There’s no running from a manual review after that.
- Mass Planner can do this only for images you have in your campaigns on your computer, if you are using the clickable images post for example if will not be able to do this as the image is hosted somewhere else.
- if you use images and pictures that you do not own make sure they are at least widespread. You can use the Search by image function in google to see if the image you are using is found anywhere else, if it’s on only a couple of domains and the owner finds out you’re using it he might complain, if it’s already found on hundreds of domains you should be safe to use it.