Storify is so fun to use, and with the Storify WordPress plugin you can create and post a story right from the your site’s backend. The only downside is the plugin places your Storify story in your blog post via link that doesn’t provide any SEO advantages. Luckily, there is a fast and easy workaround to make a SEO friendly Storify blog post.
Note: This workaround now only works for Storify Business Members. HTML for SEO distrubtion option is not available on the Free Storify plan. – June 25, 2013
New Tip from Star Khechara: The order you set up your post is important! Set your post’s Categories, Tags and Featured Image before pasting the HTML code from Storify.
Storified by Sue Surdam Social Media 101 Artizon Digital · Sun, Jun 03 2012 19:58:01
Creating and Publishing Your Story to Storify
Grabbing the SEO Friendly Story
To grab the SEO friendly story you will need to exit WordPress. (Leave WordPress open, we will be returning in a flash.)
Open a new browser tab and go to your Storify Profile on the Storify Website.
You will find your story under Published Stories. Click on your story to open it.
You can also make some style choices such as showing the story header or border.
TIP: Tame the long story post by choosing the Slideshow Template.
Back to WordPress
Tip: Create a new title for best SEO results.
Switch from the Visual tab to the HTML tab.
Paste the Embed Code you copied. You will see the post populated with SEO friendly HTML code.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you switch back to the Visual tab the post will appear blank. Don’t worry all the code is there it is just embedded.
Your story is SEO friendly and ready to publish.
Bonus Tip: Adding more personal text to your story post
You only have to be in the HTML editor for a second to get started adding personalized text before or after your Storify story.
In the HTML editor place your cursor before <noscript> to add text before the story or place cursor after </noscript> to add text after the story.
Click and type your first word. Now you can switch back to the Visual editor to type the rest of your text. (Remember your embedded story is invisible but it is there.)
Advanced users may want to edit a bit more for SEO. I removed the text in the box so there wouldn’t be more than one h1 tag for my post and so my personalized opening wouldn’t be duplicated since my personalized text was very simular.
Honestly it will take you longer to read this article than it will to do the SEO workaround. Now that using Storify is not only fun, but SEO friendly, do a Storify story post today