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Feature an external blog not pulled in through one of our external blog providers
Feature an external blog not pulled in through one of our external blog providers

Learn how to highlight valuable blog posts published by external sources in your uConnect platform by giving proper citation and credit.

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Written by Shannon Desmond
Updated over a week ago

At uConnect, we understand the value of sharing career and job search advice from third-party sources to provide valuable content to your audience. However, it's essential to follow certain guidelines when doing so, to respect the original authors, to comply with the rights of third parties, and to comply with our content policies. In this article, we'll walk you through the process of featuring external blog content, with a clear emphasis on proper sourcing and the importance of obtaining permission when sharing full articles.

Posting Full Blog Content from an External Site:

When considering posting the complete content of a blog from an external website on your uConnect platform, it's imperative to have explicit permission from the original author to do so. This ensures you have the legal right to add the article and its associated images to your uConnect platform. If you've obtained permission from the author, you may proceed to publish the full content under "Publish" > "Blogs" > "Add New."

Caution: Unauthorized Reproduction

Without proper authorization, you should refrain from publishing full articles from external sites on uConnect. Unauthorized use can lead to copyright infringement and legal complications.

Posting a Preview of Blog Content from an External Site:

If you don't have explicit permission from the blog's author to post the full content from an external source, we recommend the following alternative approach:

Use a title for your uConnect article that is similar to the original article but not identical, emphasizing the essence of the content. For instance, if the external blog was titled "10 Tips for Finding Your Dream Internship," you could use a title like "Find Your Dream Internship With These Tips."

Write a brief 1-2 sentence summary of the article's topic in your own words to give your audience a sense of what to expect.

Provide a link to the original source and include the author’s full name, allowing users to read the complete article on the external site.

Images and Copyright:

When featuring images within your posts, it's important to use images from free stock photo libraries to avoid potential copyright issues. This ensures that you're not infringing on the rights of content creators and maintains the integrity of your uConnect platform. We recommend using a website like Pexels or Unsplash for free stock photos to find your images.

Content Removal upon Request:

Please be aware that uConnect is committed to respecting the rights of third parties. If a legitimate request is made by an external source to remove their content from your platform, we will take the necessary steps to comply with any requests to remove content promptly and inform you when the content is removed.

By following these guidelines and respecting the rights and permissions of external content creators, you can effectively share valuable information with your audience on uConnect while maintaining ethical and legal standards.

Content Partnerships and Collaboration:

We are continually looking to expand our content partnerships to enrich the uConnect platform. If you frequently come across sources you'd like to integrate into our external blog library, please don't hesitate to submit your suggestions through our secure form. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to partner with each content provider that is submitted, we can explore the possibility of forming formal partnerships with those submitted. We will share an announcement for any new partner that is added to ensure that you have visibility into newly added content providers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team by submitting a new support request!

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