How To Write As A Guest Blogger?

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How do I start as a guest blogger? I want to post on other blogs as a guest blogger. So that I can give links to my website in that blog. And I would gain more traffic. And I would also like give my bio with the blog post.

But where do i find people who would let me blog as a guest blogger on their blog? Shall I contact people using Twitter?
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  • Profile picture of the author cynthiaSEL
    Originally Posted by omeeishrak View Post

    I want to post on other blogs as a guest blogger. So that I can give links to my website in that blog. And I would gain more traffic. And I would also like give my bio with the blog post.
    Simple steps that are not easy! Find people who would benefit from having your posts on their blog. Then build a relationship with them to see if there's a fit between you and them. Ask in a way that shows what's in it for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      Okay. Thank You!
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Pay super close attention to Cynthia's point about building a relationship. I like helping bloggers out by tweeting their posts, by featuring them on my blog or via my guest posts, and by commenting on their blogs. Form friendships. Practice writing. Land guest posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    That is a great way to drive traffic to your site
    To guest blog just contact blog/website owners in your niche with your request and first struct an agreement on terms
    some blog owners
    will not want to give you login access to their blog because of security concerns
    so
    you may have to send them your content with instruction on how to install it
    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      Well is it possible that website owners don't know how to install or publish the content?
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Not really O Most are concerned about security and do not give logins to folks who create un-secure, easy to guess passwords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    First, you gotta know what kind of value you plan to deliver to the blog, as a guest writer.

    Popular blogs, the ones you'd want to be featured on, have lots of people pitching them article ideas.

    So figure out how you can add value first, think about what the blog is missing, what kind of content it could benefit from.

    And then approach them with your idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      Okay, so I should check the blogs very thoroughly!
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Good add Michael. I landed a guest post in front of a million person audience this week. Only because I have practiced writing for years - daily - and followed the blog for months so I could fit the blog/brand voice, which is a must for landing guesties on top blogs.
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      • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
        Okay! So I should always write every day! What do you suggest about writing a book? Will it increase my credibility! My target is not to make money from the book, but to increase credibility that I have a book published on Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Step 1: Ask the blog owner what topics THEIR AUDIENCE is interested in

    Step 2: Come up with several ideas that tie whatever it is you're promoting with the topics you were given

    Step 3: Pitch your ideas to blog owner and ask them to pick 1

    Step 4: Avoid spammy titles / avoid writing the guest post that it's keyword targeting is obvious

    Step 5: Add value - look to create EVERGREEN content

    Step 6: Link to your site only using naked links or band name links

    Step 7: Once your post is published, use it as part of your guest post "portfolio" when reaching out to other bloggers - this increases your chances of getting more guest post opportunities.

    Step 8: Keep the relationship alive - offer more guest posts - offer to interview the blogger and post on your satellite site - don't let the relationship die
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      So as I have just begun to blog, should I just ask small bloggers like me? Who has relatively new blogs. Maybe on domain.wordpress.com or blogger?
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephan Eijer
        Yes, start small
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Nope buddy. Go for only self-hosted blogs to increase your authority and to drive more traffic and most of all, to befriend established bloggers. Guest post on beginner to high level WP org blogs. Go for the gold. You can do it. Build friendships, keep writing daily.
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenceBergen
      Great 8 steps by writeaway!
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      • Profile picture of the author EMPIRE2
        Before submitting a guest post its also worth studying their website to see their style of writing and what kind of topics they cover.
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  • Profile picture of the author SATO
    There is some limit queries to find out the guest blogger such as write for us, contribute to, submit a guest post and inurl:/guest-post/.

    After finding the guest blogger, Request an email them for content contribution. Just like this, can find people who do the guest blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author tzuthian1987
    you can storm around the blogs by googling and start send all these bloggers with emails if they accept guest post. I receive these inquiries daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author hrishivardhan
    It's easy. find people in your niche and pitch them for giving a good post. and in benefit they will give you back the links.
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      How to find the people?
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    There are many bloggers out their who are looking for guest posts. You can search it on google. Check out their guest posting requirements and pitch a good post. Send an email requesting that you want to post a guest post on his/her blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author slucha
    Well first you should have a flawless blog with top notch writing yourself. Make sure that the content that you produce on your blog is real high quality.

    Then you should go out and make a list of blogs in your niche.
    Here is a list of 131+ Blog directory that manually verify each blog. Go there and find 50-100 blogs that have a similar audience to your blog.
    https://www.shoutmeloud.com/verified...g-listing.html

    Contact the blog owner. Do not just contact them and ask if they will let you guestpost but send them an actual idea for a post, consisting of a title and maybe even a draft of your article.
    I used to have some success a couple of years ago where I would send a blog author a finished article and asked them if they would like to publish it on their blog. They can already see that you are serious and know what they will get from you.
    I know it is a lot of work but your response rates will be much higher.
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      So I gotta start to prepare a blog post? The best that I ever had? And show the draft? What guarantees are there that the blogger won't steal what I have researched and edit the draft then publish it?
      Sorry, my question seems stupid!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    - write 1000 words daily for practice in a Word document
    - comment on top blogs to befriend top bloggers
    - receive invites to guest post or pitch guest posts, stressing how the posts benefit the audiences
    - promote top bloggers; this helps you befriend them
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    • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
      Okay! Cool! Thanks a lot!
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      • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
        Sure Really, if you take 1 tip to the bank, it is the writing one. 1000 words, Every Day. Do that and you will position yourself to land guest posts left and right.
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        • Profile picture of the author omeeishrak
          Okay, so the most important thing for me to do is learn how to write better? Do you suggest that I write a book? While practicing to write?

          Then I can publish it on Amazon for free. And increase my authority and credibility if possible?

          Is that a good way to go? What do you suggest?
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  • Profile picture of the author imagetypers
    Simply email them on their contact form. You will be asked to submit your article, which then may undergo a editing process. However, adding your "blog link" may not be accepted in most websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author gilcags
    Following this.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalpeshnarwani
    first of all search on blog for sites wich are accepting guest post and next thing to do is find and click on submit guest post button you can get their email id and then you can start working on your article and once your aricle is approved then you have successfully submitted the guest post and its the same process with other blogs okey.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaurenceBergen
    You can start by first visiting some good blogs in your niche and contributing to the discussions there. When you are a usual in a blog, it's more likely they will accept you as a guest blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author VipGuest
    I have a list with more than 1000 guest posts websites, with DA and difficulty and link to submit.
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  • Profile picture of the author fersinc12
    1. A guest post should funnel people to an outcome, not a home page Every time you do a guest post, you're given a little space in the post for a biography, with a link (as well as a few in-post links) that can direct readers back to your blog. The mistake that most newbies make is they don't give any thought to where they are sending those new readers. Click away and you're likely to end up on a home page or some nicely done but relatively unrelated post (usually with a good amount of tweets or comments).

    What you need to do is funnel people toward a specific outcome.
    Creating a niche-specific free giveaway. You'd create an eBook that is centered around a very specific topic in your niche that will appeal to a well-defined group. Creating a landing page or ad for that eBook. The next step is to add that eBook to your blog and give it away as a free incentive for joining your list, using a service like Aweber. If you don't know how to do this I made a video. Guest posting on closely related topics. Here's the sexy part. You now go out and guest post on topics that are closely related to your free giveaway. Link back to your landing page/advert if you can, but even if you don't you will be funneling and pre-selling people on the idea of your eBook. Sending people back to random posts or a home page is just a waste of time. Just like filling up your car with petrol, you need to put fuel in the gas tank, not pour it all over the engine. Use a content funnel to direct the flow of traffic toward your desired outcome or target.

    2. A guest post should mention big bloggers in your niche. First, it associates you with those experts. Second, if you drop a handy email or Tweet before the guest post goes live, you can harness the sheer awesomeness of their contact lists. Most of the time they will at least tweet out your guest post and thus associate themselves with your content. This is also a nice bit of promotion that your "host blog" will appreciate. And third, it opens a door with those bloggers. When you send them a guest post, they'll have an idea of who you are, and will be that much more open to taking a look at what you send them.

    3. A guest post should be followed up by sister posts. One of the coolest things I ever learned about guest posting was that you can leverage the fame of your guest post to create buzz for your own blog. I actually learned it in reverse, and a good example is when I did a post about the best About Us pages, and mentioned Copyblogger.

    4. A guest post should be aimed at 10 years of results, not 10 hours, But I soon realized the error of my ways. A guest post needs to be a 10-year strategy. While still important, I now place a lot less importance on the initial flow of traffic and tweets. Why? For starters, I am more interested in how the guest post matures. So now I ask myself these questions in order to judge the success of a guest post: Does it rank well on Google< for a keyword phrase that is going to continually benefit my own site and goals? Does it boost my reputation and credibility in the niche? Did it make me any new contacts in the industry? Did it create a discussion on the post or somewhere else? If you want to write guest posts that produce results for years to come, you need to do some solid keyword research as well as creating an exhaustive post that covers issues -- to the point of becoming a timeless resource. Jonathan Morrow does this extremely well here on Copyblogger. He writes resource-rich, original content that will rank well and get people interested in his upcoming releases.
    5. Each guest post should be part of an anchor text strategy, Anchor text is the text you use when you link to a post. Just above you'll see that "Jonathan Morrow" is the anchor text for that link to his articles here on Copyblogger. Your choice of anchor text is hugely important for search engine rankings. We all know that relevant backlinks help us to rank better on Google, but the anchor text of those backlinks also plays a big role in what exact keywords we rank for.
    When you do a guest post, you should have already done keyword research and know specifically what phrases you want to rank for, based on how much traffic they bring and how competitive they are. Remember, you want your guest post to be bringing you love from Google for the next ten years. Once that post is live, you can then link back to it in the future using the desired anchor text. This will help you elevate your own post on someone else's website so that it matures well. Just remember that SEO copywriting has to work for humans first, search engine robots second. Mix it up sometimes, and only link to your article if it is relevant and useful for real-life human beings.

    6. Each comment should be answered or used as the material. One of the really important things to do when you guest post sticks around and answer every single question that you get in the comments. It's in the comments section that long-term relationships are built with the readers that you are reaching on the new blog. It's in the comments section that you enhance your branding as an expert or fellow traveler or mentor. I have never tested it, but I would guess that at least half of the loyal readers I get from guest posts left comments that I answered on the day of publication. If a comment or question is really good, you can take the idea and use it as the germ of a post on your own blog. Announce it in the comments section and see how many people drop on over to see what you've done with it.

    7. Guest posts should be aimed mostly at beginners. It might seem a little counter-intuitive, but most of the readers who interact with content, subscribe to your list, and eventually buy your products, are newbies. Think about the entrance paths for finding posts. Most of the time people either Google a question because they don't know the answer, or click a referral link on Facebook/Twitter/Blog because it's something they are unfamiliar with.

    A lot of any blog's readers are new to that blog's topic. And that tends to be where new readers come from -- newbies looking for a grounding in the topic. After a while, the intermediate group often trails off and focuses on their own projects, as opposed to sticking around to learn more skills. The more successful guest posts are the ones that focus on topics that are well digested by beginners, especially if you are aiming at getting that post indexed well on Google.Try to write list posts and articles with an instructional tone, full of resources and links.

    Source: 7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Wildly Successful Guest Post
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  • Profile picture of the author tzuthian1987
    My blog allows only sponsored post. Can't help much
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali222222
    Search on Google "your keyword + inurl:write-for-us" and then send a mail to them
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  • I would like to thank everyone who helps me on this topic. How can I use this website and thank you very much for your respect and appreciation to all of you
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  • Profile picture of the author ZephyrIon
    Your question depends on four things:
    1. How well known and athoritive is the company
    2. How small is the company
    3. Is your purpose to promote your name or your product
    4. Do you have a name for yourself online already?

    If you don't feel comfortable about all four of those things than I suggest this:
    • Exchange posting with other warriors
    • Offer to guest blog everywhere, because you never know.
    • Don't submit garbage. Work hard than submit it.
    • Don't spam anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Ryan has an excellent book on this topic that I highly recommend.

    Not an affiliate link.

    https://www.amazon.com/Land-Guest-Po...guest+blogging

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Anderson
    Type this in to Google "your niche" + "write-for-us"

    (and yes, replace your niche with your niche keyword)
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  • Profile picture of the author joncoates89
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    ...The first tool in our arsonal for this "attack" is going
    to be Google Alerts...


    ...With this weapon, we are going to be sending live,
    highly targeted traffic to our website...


    ...if you are not familiar already with this website,
    this is an AWESOME free tool that is provided by
    Google and it will notify us of ALL of the information and
    activity regarding the Key-Phrases that we picked earlier...

    ...Press releases, Blog posts, Forum Posts etc...


    ...Basically what we will be doing here is,
    using Google Alerts as our "Traffic Monitor" ...


    ...What I like about Alerts is, you can really narrow
    down and get specific on how frequent you would like to get
    notified, as well as the order of importance...


    ...The way it works is, we will be putting the same KeyPhrases
    that we collected earlier into Google Alerts...

    ...We can also place our product name, niche, and
    competitors produduct along with anything else thats
    relevent..

    ....We should now recieve all of the press releases,

    forums and blog post or anything else thats relevent ...
    directly to our Inbox...

    ...We want to make sure we are getting at least 100
    alerts a day.
    ...The second tool in our arsonal along-side that we will
    be using for our "LTF Multi-Pronged Attack"

    ...is a convenient resource that I love to use called
    "Drop My Link" that we can use in conjunction with Google
    Alerts...


    ...MASSIVE traffic from these two website using our
    Key-Phrases to grow our businesses.

    ...For good SEO purposes, if we are promotin for the
    sake of blogging, commenting on forums

    ...Focus more on getting that backlink for increasing
    traffic to your site and to build up the reputation of your
    brand...

    ...This means taking the extra time to provide that
    extra value for every backlink you leave...'

    '...Now you may be asking...

    When we recieve a Google Alert on our niche related
    Key-Phrase we will be directed to several press releases,
    Forum & blog activity directly from our email...

    ...Our intention is to be of the first few to be commenting...
    ...& being these alerts are "As They Happen" This gives us
    the advantage of being on top of the threads, comments,
    Forums and press releases...

    ...The first thing to consider and know well is
    that we won't just be "dropping by" and posting any
    old random comments like...

    "I agree, nice thread . Check out my Link"
    That would just be spammy!

    ...We want to seem as if we are complimenting and
    helping the blog that way we're percieved as contributing
    rather than spamming...

    ...these comments will be thourough and strategic with
    some real content related to our niche.

    ...One of the best ways to do this is by elaborating on what
    was already said in the featured blog or forum topic.


    "Under Water basket Weaving Top 7 Deadly Secrets"
    & if this was our niche...

    ...we would go ahead and read the entire article picking
    one of those secrets ...

    ...& piggy backing off what they are saying then subtly
    redirecting folks back to our stuff (best it'de be a blog, or
    something equally relevant)...

    ... and adding our own perspective and productive
    viewpoint leading them (& who ever else is reading) back to
    our squeeze page or blog...

    ...You want to know by the way, that when you leaving
    any kind of feedback anywhere...

    ...the less "salesy & hype" you sound, the more
    credible and trustworthy you come across...

    ...So just remember that we are "Trusted Advisors"
    contributing and helping out... then gently redirecting to our
    sales page or what have you ...

    Here is a great example:

    ...So in the case of the Blog post thats talking about,
    "Under Water basket Weaving Top 7 Deadly Secrets"...
    Say one of the secrets is .. idk...
    (Example)

    Secret: "In order to even weave these baskets
    correctly, you need to make sure the material is fit for
    underwater usage making it waterproof"Well, as we are commenting we can do a serious elaboration
    saying something like (Example):

    [Quote] "Very great read, i certainly learned a ton of
    information reading this,

    I have been in this industry a long
    time, & you would be amazed at how many people I have
    mentored that has not even considered the importance of
    first determining if their basket material is even waterproof
    to begin...

    ...they just continue on using regular baskets like
    every other newbie. I am so glad you shared insight on our
    craft and especially shedded light on this, its so refreshing
    to see and read folks as enthused as I am about Under
    Water Basket Weaving as you are...

    ...I wrote an very in depth article post covering the
    same exact topic with a twist in perspective, check that out
    here...
    www.bbbbccccmxmxmxmxm etc dot com

    Thanks again......Cheers!
    Jonathan Coates" [End Quote]

    ...Now as you can see I went in a little more detail on
    here...

    ...From both the "Drop My Link" and "Google Alerts"
    Weapons in our Arsonal. Both of these tools lead us to Blogs
    and or Forums that we can comment on and redirect folks to
    our page...
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  • Profile picture of the author Trupti
    All you need to do is to write Qualitative and Quantitative blogs so that a good traffic come to our page readers need a good content which is useful for them
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  • Twitter is a great way to reach out to people. Show them some of your content and pitch your idea for their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Neil Patel wrote on one of his articles, that the most guest post blogs not allow a backlink to an standalone squeeze page- also a page who has only a squeeze page on it.

    Is this true? So when yes, ist will be a big pain to build a list with that method, so you must build a website first, with 10 or 20 good written content and on this website insert an markant visible email opt in.

    With this model you will be go safer but you will not have high opt in rates as an standalone squeeze page.

    So but there is always the risk, that the quest post blog will not allowed such a website.

    What do you warriors think?

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author tanyasee
    Do a Google search "list of guest blogging sites". That's a start.

    What niche are you in?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

    Neil Patel wrote on one of his articles, that the most guest post blogs not allow a backlink to an standalone squeeze page- also a page who has only a squeeze page on it.

    Is this true? So when yes, ist will be a big pain to build a list with that method, so you must build a website first, with 10 or 20 good written content and on this website insert an markant visible email opt in.

    With this model you will be go safer but you will not have high opt in rates as an standalone squeeze page.

    So but there is always the risk, that the quest post blog will not allowed such a website.

    What do you warriors think?

    marco005
    I don't understand the reluctance to have a website that goes beyond a squeeze page. You want people on your list that want to be on your list, not just collect whatever freebie you offer them. Given that most autoresponder services base fees on list size, a big list that never opens or engages with your emails is a very expensive vanity play.

    If you do it right, you can send people from your offsite content (the guest post) to related onsite content, and still get a decent opt-in rate - maybe even better than a squeeze page.

    The key is the "content upgrade".

    Here's the sequence:

    Joe Blow reads your guest post and wants to know more about the offer in your bio, so they click the link.

    On arrival, they find a post, article, video, infographic, whatever, tightly related to the topic of the guest post.

    At the end of the article (or whatever) they find an offer of yet another piece of content. They click.

    Up pops a little box asking for their email so you can send the promised content and gift them with a "trial" subscription to your list.

    They enter their email, and click...

    The rest is up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing4life
    You first have to make a few connections with people in your niche. Then you can go around talking with them about guest posting on their blog in return for you allowing them to post on yours. It`s a win-win for both parties.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    @JohnMcCabe

    ok thank you for information. So when I understand you correct, it is better to have a website with content on it and a prominent placement opt in box- as to have only a standalone squeeze page without content.

    The opt in rate with an opt in box on a website with content has decent opt in rates?

    I think the opt in rate will not be high to the 40-50% rates that squeeze pages reaches, it will be lower (please correct me if I wrong here).

    But what is when the owner of the blog where you will send a quest post, not allow a website with content and big email opt in box?

    And then? Skip it and search for another..........

    I think we must live with it- some (most) will allow it, some not.

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      @JohnMcCabe

      ok thank you for information. So when I understand you correct, it is better to have a website with content on it and a prominent placement opt in box- as to have only a standalone squeeze page without content.
      In this case, absolutely. A standalone squeeze can work well if you are willing to pay for traffic. Even then, some PPC networks (like Adwords) require more than a standalone, single squeeze page.

      In order to guest post on a site worth being on, you have to establish some trust. Having other valuable content can go a long way toward that goal.

      First, the publisher of the blog you want your post to appear on has to trust that having you on his site will make him look good to his readers. Publishing a guest post is a tacit endorsement of the guest poster. If he/she has even a whiff of scam or spam, they won't risk their own reputations by featuring your guest post on their site.

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      The opt in rate with an opt in box on a website with content has decent opt in rates?

      I think the opt in rate will not be high to the 40-50% rates that squeeze pages reaches, it will be lower (please correct me if I wrong here).
      What are you basing your thought on? Format alone won't generate conversions. I've seen squeeze pages bomb out completely. I've seen squeeze pages that got high opt-in rates because of the freebie, but zero on anything else.

      On the other hand, the best I've done with a content upgrade was ~70%. It was a perfect storm of audience match and the content they landed on, and the offer was the natural next step.

      Besides, even if you only got 25% from a content page with a decent offer from guest post traffic, isn't that better than 0% because publishers won't publish a guest post with a link to a squeeze page?

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      But what is when the owner of the blog where you will send a quest post, not allow a website with content and big email opt in box?

      And then? Skip it and search for another..........

      I think we must live with it- some (most) will allow it, some not.

      marco005
      Yes. Skip it and search for another. There are millions of blogs and some of them simply don't publish guest posts, full stop.

      You know, for someone trying to get started with guest blogging, you have some pretty solid beliefs about what works and what doesn't. Run your own tests. You have nothing to lose but much to gain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    First, you need to find the leading guest blogging sites.
    Study their criteria and try to know what kind of posts they accept and on what niche.
    Write an article according to their requirement.
    Finally, send the article for approval.
    Once your article is approved, the authority gets them posted on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    @JohnMcCabe

    yes, you are right, I think it will be better to create a website with content and with an well placed opt in box.

    But how you warriors handle the freebie seekers? I mean you need a free gift to get the email address but avoid to build an useless list with freebie seekers who will not buy anything from you.

    How you handle that? Any tips for me?

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      @JohnMcCabe

      yes, you are right, I think it will be better to create a website with content and with an well placed opt in box.

      But how you warriors handle the freebie seekers? I mean you need a free gift to get the email address but avoid to build an useless list with freebie seekers who will not buy anything from you.

      How you handle that? Any tips for me?

      marco005
      Freebie seekers are part of the game. Some niches and markets have more than others. IM/MMO niches seem to have more than most.

      Although some would disagree with me, the way to handle this is the same way you handle a hedge in your yard. From time to time, you need to prune it. Personally, if someone hasn't opened one of my emails in 60 days, they're moved to, as former Warrior Paul Myers used to say, the psychic version of the list. In other words, they're deleted. If they are opening the emails, but otherwise failing to engage (click links, etc.) they get a final email asking them why they aren't engaging, and encouraging them to unsubscribe if they no longer want a place on my list.

      If they're opening emails and engaging with the messages, they stay on the list. I take the engagement as a sign of continued interest, and thus a chance of converting when the time is right.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    @JohnMcCabe

    Thank you for the tip I will put it in my email funnel strategy.

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    @JohnMcCabe

    Do you think it is an good idea, to have an front offer like
    "No thanks, give me the full course for $19" (instead of the freebie gift) before the email registration is finished?

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      @JohnMcCabe

      Do you think it is an good idea, to have an front offer like
      "No thanks, give me the full course for $19" (instead of the freebie gift) before the email registration is finished?

      marco005
      I wouldn't do it, personally.

      Think about it. Your objective is to get someone on your list. They've taken steps to get on your list. It's kind of like offering someone a sample at the food court and when they reach for it, you pull the tray back and ask them if they'd rather buy the full meal instead.

      After the registration is finished is another matter.

      On your success page, you could make a One Time Offer (OTO). In addition to giving them access to the freebie, you could make the OTO of signing up for your $49 course for $19. The one and only time you make that offer is on that access page. If they leave the page via any other means than the but link, the offer is gone.

      One of the tricks to making OTOs work is to make them live up to the definition. If word gets around that you'll honor the OTO just for asking, it might get you a few extra discounted sales, but it will kill the OTO's power. When people learn that you stick to your guns, they're more likely to believe you when you make another offer in the future, say a follow-up sent X days after they download the freebie offering the $49 course for $29.

      Make sense?
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