Guest Blogging - How to Find Blogs

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So I am interested in guest blogging on other peoples blogs. I know that it is a great way to build links and traffic for my website. The one problem I am having is that I don't know an EASY method to find blogs.

I know I can go to some related blogs and contact the owner, but this has been time consuming and many times I just get a no or no response.

I am wondering if there are any websites where you have been able to find blogs to blog on, or if you have been able to use something like myblogguest successfully.

Thanks and let me know your tips as this is new to me.
#internet marketing #blogging #blogs #find #guest

  • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
    There are a lot of blogs and sites accepting blog posts, there are some things you need to consider when contacting a webmaster. You need to show them some sort of value. There may be a reason you don't get a reply and it could be because your not asking them properly.

    If someone contacted to guest post on my site, I would be looking for an email like this.

    "Hey my name is ______ I have been following your blog for a long time now and I really enjoyed your last post about Article Marketing. I would love to write an article for your site if you would be accepting. Are there any subjects you would like me to write about? Maybe something you have not covered on your blog, I am a very good writer and you could see some of my work here "LINKS TO GUEST POSTS YOU HAVE WROTE".

    You should put effort into the email because this is what will determine if you will get a response from them or not.

    What you should not do!
    Do not send an email like this because it will get trashed,
    " Hi i want to guest post and in return i will need and anchor link"

    Here is an idea, go onto Google spend 20 minutes looking for sites related to your niche and contact as many as you can with a good email. Talk about there recent work and try to interact with them, ask them questions, this way you can also build a relationship with other bloggers and even become friends or whatever.

    This works for me.

    Hope it help
    Larry
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Go to Google and type in

    "write for us" <keyword>
    "guest blog" <keyword>

    Only request as a guest blogger to sites with established authority, and more importantly, only submit a request if you can demonstrate quality at your end.
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    There are many suggestions here, too - especially in the article linked to in the post ("guest blogging" being a specific variety of "article marketing"): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6575732
  • Profile picture of the author MonitorScout
    Stop struggling from now on, as all the blogs are potential. So instead of search here and there search from Google with your niche phrase. And send request to each and every one out there, and start communicate with them.

    That's how it works.
  • Profile picture of the author pejman50
    One very good method is to write a good article then start contacting guest blogs then with the article attached, remember these blog sites are getting lots of so when you email them email them with an article ready to go, you will get a much greater success rate at that time. We have a strong blog we have built on our site at WebNet Hosting Blog, but as well as guest posting, it works, be patient and begin guest posting on good sites with good quality content.
  • Profile picture of the author korwil
    Thanks for all the quick information. I am going to use the tips I see here from everyone to hopefully find a few blogs for guest posting.
  • Profile picture of the author andyjbenson
    Originally Posted by korwil View Post

    So I am interested in guest blogging on other peoples blogs. I know that it is a great way to build links and traffic for my website. The one problem I am having is that I don't know an EASY method to find blogs.

    I know I can go to some related blogs and contact the owner, but this has been time consuming and many times I just get a no or no response.

    I am wondering if there are any websites where you have been able to find blogs to blog on, or if you have been able to use something like myblogguest successfully.

    Thanks and let me know your tips as this is new to me.
    Hi, depends what niche your in. If it's IM then a good site is www.winningtheweb.com

    They have a list of about 370 of the top IM blogs broken down into sub niches from SEO to Copywriting etc. They also have a list of stats such as Alexa rank, No of Twitter followers etc etc.

    Hope that helps!
  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Search on Google for related blogs, comment for a few weeks or days there and build a relationship. After that you could ask to guest blog.
  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    I'm a member of Jon Morrow's guest blogging course over at GuestBlogging.com and it's a phenomenal way to find guest blogs plus how to write for them to make sure your work gets accepted.
  • Profile picture of the author ccole
    John Romaine is right. The best thing to do in searching a blog for guest blogging is by using a search code technique in Google.

    "guest post" + [your keyword]
    "guest author" + [your keyword]

    you can also find blogs in Twitter. check the link: Want Guest Post Links? Find Them Via Twitter [TOOL] | SEOmoz
  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    In combination with seeking out blogs looking for guest posts, make sure you are posting to YOUR OWN blog regularly and sharing that content via a growing social network - I now get requests to re-use my content just from my own subsriber list and people that have reached my blogs via social networks...nice when they come to you versus having to chase them :-)

    Jeff
  • Profile picture of the author bryansgal
    I've quickly read through the responses here and am surprised that no one has mentioned MyBlogGuest. (Google it) You might find some great people to connect with.

    Otherwise, yep... Google the strings people have put here and contact them individually. Don't mass email people. Read a few posts if it's your first time on their blog. Find the about section and READ it. Get a feel for what the owner's mission is and (if provided), their name.

    SOOOO many 'SEO companies' are mass contacting people. A year or two ago, people read about how to do this and started emailing everyone and telling the blog owner "why it's so important to have good fresh content" and blah blah. By them guest posting, they'll get more traffic, more content... Blog owners are bombarded with these cookie cutter crap emails. Don't go that route.
  • Profile picture of the author Tiptopcat
    There is a service called Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest! Take a look at their website. I think it is for people looking for websites to guest post on and for websites to find writers.

    Good luck.
  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Here's a tip to avoid a mistake many people make when they start down this path.

    They fixate on a handful of keywords to find all the blogs related to the keywords they want to rank for. Especially the people who view guest blogging as a SEO activity.

    Doing so often yields a list of competitors, and a lot of 'no' answers.

    Instead, think about topics that are related to yours by more than just a keyword.

    Let's say you are promoting a golf product. Heck, let's go with a topic that it seems half of the forum wants to cover - fitness.

    Instead of looking for all the other blogs flogging a fitness product, think about what activities a higher level of fitness would enhance...

    > Golf blogs might welcome a guest post on how to finish a round with more energy than you started with. Or one on how to play once a week without feeling crippled the next morning. Or what stretching exercise to do when that happens.

    > How about an article for all the mommy blogs on how to keep up with a two year old - or a teenager. Or which exercises to do to remind hubby of the hottie he married.

    Search for blogs/sites/newsletters that your content would complement, not compete with.
  • Profile picture of the author sparkah
    John makes a great point. several.

    You can also use helpareporterout dot com.

    My favorite method is to create a filter in Twitter.

    Most all professional bloggers publish in twitter.
  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    One very good method is to write a good article then start contacting guest blogs then with the article attached, remember these blog sites are getting lots of so when you email them email them with an article ready to go, you will get a much greater success rate at that time.
    This method has a very serious drawback!

    Most high-quality blogs expect guest blog posts to be exclusive to them. If you use the method recommended above, you will have to tell them when they ask that it is NOT exclusive to them. And at that point you also run the danger of having insulted them by approaching them as if they were a low-quality, who-cares blog.

    For the last five guest blog posts I have had published, four of the five blogs made a special point of specifying that my post needed to be exclusive to them. The fifth blog didn't care if the post appeared elsewhere.

    Marcia Yudkin
  • Profile picture of the author kylenelson24
    i have used myblogguest.com (i have no affiliation) for writing for other blogs and having bloggers right for me. It is a great website!
  • Profile picture of the author bigjara
    You should check out myguestblog.com. It's a site for people looking for guest posters.
  • Profile picture of the author jasonsluck
    Check out Guest Post Hunter on this forum.
  • Profile picture of the author loveforseo
    @jasonsluck Guest post hunter uses limited footprints hence the sites that are pulled by it are not very effective. I would suggest you use this free Guest post query generator . Its a simple tool but highly effective. Once you have the footprints, you can use scrapebox and scrape 100's of sites that accepts guest posts. Personally i never had issues with finding blogs accepting guest posts. The hard part is contacting them and getting your article published.

    You can also check out this article on useful tools for guest blogging

    9 Tools to Make Guest Blogging Easy | Guest Post Labs

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