Reposting and Canonical Linking

19 Jun 2023

When you repost stories on HackerNoon, we offer canonical linking for individuals looking to grow their personal sites.

All you need to do is add the link to the original story in this box in your story settings:

Canonical Linking Rules

4.c.i. - Canonical Links to Company Domain

Canonical links to company domain must come from company account

If the original source of the story lives on a company’s domain (ex:, that company needs to repost the story from a branded Google account in order to get a canonical link.

The only exception to the rule above is if company founders/executives have marketing strategies around building a personal brand to promote their company. In that case, the founder or executive must get approval from the HackerNoon team to publish under their personal HN profile instead of one owned by the company.

4.c.ii. - No Canonical Links to Blog Networks or Social Networks

We do not allow canonical links to blog networks or social networks (ex:,,,

The point of our canonical links is to help the writer’s domain or the company’s domain grow. When you host your blog on a subdomain owned by another company, you are powering their domain and their brand, not yours.

Put simply: canonical links to are ok! Canonical links to are not allowed.

Editing Protocol Index:

  1. Editing Protocol Overview

    1. Second Human Rule

      1. Verified Writers
    2. Time to Review

  2. Standards of Quality

    1. Originality Score
    2. 6 Ws Score
    3. Objectivity in ranked listicles
    4. Unranked listicles
    5. Actionable advice
  3. Red Flags

    1. Subject Matter

      1. Subject matter saturation
    2. Plagiarism

    3. Sources and Citations

    4. Formatting is bad or broken

    5. Grammar level: gibberish

    6. Story is Too Short

  4. Backlink Rules & Guidelines

    1. Backlink Limits

    2. Backlink quality and diversity

      1. Diversity of sources
      2. Internal linking
      3. Changing links
    3. Reposting and Canonical Linking

      1. Canonical links to company domain
      2. Canonical links to blog networks or social networks