Tips for guest blogging

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Hi all warriors

just want to ask your tips for to do guest blogging.

1. How do you find blog related to your niche that offer guest blogging?

2. What is your blog criteria before you do guest blogging?

3. Do you write your own article or outsource them?

Await your reply

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#blogging #guest #tips
  • Profile picture of the author drbrucehoag
    This is a good question.

    We all know that guest blogging is one of the most effective marketing methods.

    I've done it a couple of times, and so I'll give you the benefit of my experience.

    1. Treat someone else's blog just like any other market.

    By that I mean, you need to understand it before you can break into it.

    Take some time, as long as you need, to read the posts the host has made. You need to do that so that you can get a really good feel for the theme.

    Some blogs will actually say what that theme is, but this alone will not give you the understanding that you need. It's only as you "digest" what has been said already that you'll start to understand how you can contribute to it.

    2. Once you've understood that market - the market being that particular blog - then you're ready to think about what you can say that will bring enormous value to it.

    Blog hosts won't let you post for them unless you have something to say that they think their readers can benefit from.

    Just as it is in any other market, simply copying what others are doing won't capture the interest of others.

    3. When you have a clear idea of what you can contribute, in other words, how to make that blog better because of what you have to say, then you're ready to make an outline of your post.

    (If your contribution will be accepted by the blog host, then you can use this outline to help you write it.)

    The purpose of the outline is so that you can give the blog host a brief summary of what your post will say.

    4. One way to strengthen your case as a guest blogger is to refer to your writing track record.

    What I'm saying is that you need to have a body of writing elsewhere, such as an article directory. It's unlikely that a blog host will let you write something for him/her unless you can prove that you've written a lot already.

    That's because no one likes to takes risks, least of all with their list or readership.


    I think that about covers it.

    If you do those things, then you'll increase your chances. And of course, when you're allowed to contribute to one blog, then use that fact as leverage to strengthen your case for being allowed to write on the next one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel McKnight
    Just do a plain google search, or use Technorati. It's a directory that lists down most blogs in different niches and ranks them accordingly too.
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    1. Do a google search for guest posting "keyword". You need to find blogs in your niche and relevant to what you can offer.
    2. The blog you add your post to needs to have good traffic - lots of readers. So check out the traffic for that blog using Alexa. You'll be able to find out a lot about the readers and whether they will be your target market.
    3. I would always write the article myself.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author MonitorScout
    There is no hard & fast rule for guest blogging.

    1. It is not mandatory that you always have to ask a person who deals with same business. Since most of the cases it was seen that they don't feel good to highlight competitors through their guest writing. Therefore rather finding some niche area, you can focus on multipurpose website that deals with various categories.

    2. Before to make guest post I only make sure about two things, those are Page rank and traffic flow to the site.

    3. If you have strong writing skills then you can write by your own or else you can outsource the job, ultimately Google only decide if the writing is worth for you
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    • Profile picture of the author seohallmark
      1. Often I find the blog by Google search using keyword and contact blog owners, but most of the people may lazy to reply. Gone are the days I used myblogguest.com, but now a days I find few repeated blog owners only comment on our thread.

      2. If the blog has a lot of relevant posts, it would work better and convert well.

      3. These days I get volume of submissions, so I outsource them to quality team of writers
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  • 1. There are a lot of ways to find niche-related authority blogs that accept guest posts. I'm talking about blogs which have explicitly stated in one of their pages that they accept guest posts. Here's one way to find these blogs:

    • Download and install the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Then, download, install and enable SEOQuake for Mozilla Firefox or SEOQuake for Google Chrome;

    • Go to Google. Make sure you're logged in. Go to google.com/preferences. Turn on Google Instant, set number of search results to 100, then save the changes you made to your search preferences;

    • Go back to Google. Enter any of these search strings (think of other search strings) in Google's search box, including quotes, then click Search:

    "guest posting guidelines" "place niche keyword or keyphrase here"
    "guest posting requirements" "place niche keyword or keyphrase here"
    "become a contributor" "place niche keywords or keyphrase here"
    And so on;

    • Wait for the page to load. Afterwards, click the "Save Data in CSV File" button, which should be below the SEOQuake ads;

    • Open the CSV using Notepad, since the CSV document is a semicolon delimited spreadsheet. Then, save the document in TXT format. Next, open a blank Excel document, press alt+d+d+t (I'm using Microsoft Excel 2000), select TXT and import, click "Next", check "semicolon" and leave everything else unchecked, leave the other default values as they are, click "Next", leave the default values as they are, click "Finish", then click "OK";

    • Save the Excel document in XLS format;

    • At this point, you have an XLS document with the URLs of the Google search results. You can quickly and easily prune this spreadsheet list;

    • Go to Compete.Com and check out the US traffic estimates of those blogs. Go to RankChecker.Com and get other details of the blog, including SEMRush stats. Document your findings in your spreadsheet for easy future reference. Prune your list further;

    • Carefully study the guest posting guidelines and linking requirements of those blogs. Document your findings in your spreadsheet for easy reference. Prune your list further;

    • Go to those blogs. Carefully study the most recent and most popular posts in those blogs that are closely or laterally relevant to your niche. Document your findings (titles, topic and sub topic coverage and so on) in your spreadsheet for easy reference. Prune your list further;

    • Study the most relevant, most recent and most popular posts in those blogs. Develop guest posts that comply with the guest posting guidelines of those blogs and can serve as excellent follow-up content to the most relevant, most recent and most popular posts in those blogs and as effective trailer/preview content for your linked pages/posts on your site; and

    • Study the guest posting submission requirements/guidelines of those blogs. Follow their requirements when submitting your guest posts. Monitor their responses. Decide for yourself if it would be best to offer your guest post to another blog in your list in case the blog doesn't respond in the next X number of days or so. Continue to monitor their responses and your submissions. That's one way of doing it. Anyway:

    I forgot your other questions, so let me post this, then I'll just go back and edit this to try and answer your other questions, while I still have free time...

    Okay. I'm back. Now, for your other questions:

    2. I personally look at niche relevance, then traffic estimates, then other stats like SEMRush details and Google PR. I also check if the blog belongs to the top ranking ones in Technorati for relevant categories and sub categories.

    3. No, we don't outsource anything, because I own and run an ICT outsourcing company here in Manila, and we do this for our clients, so this means they outsource to us...
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  • Profile picture of the author guestauthor
    I think the easiest way to find blogs for guest posting is to use guestauthor.org. Most of the links point to guidelines pages for sites accepting guest blogs and also lists authority of site by pagerank, domain authority, traffic, etc.
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  • One thing to remember is that Alexa rank doesn't mean a thing.

    It is a misnomer to thing that you want to go to a 'high traffic website' to you can siphon their traffic to your site. That won't be the most beneficial.

    the MOST beneficial blogs to guest blog on is to get blogs that have the same DEMOGRAPHICS as your site!

    Make sure you have quantcast tracking installed on your site and run it for a couple of months.

    Then, find blogs that have the SAME demographics as your site - and post on THEM.

    That way, you know that any traffic you DO siphon, is TARGETED already to your niche.

    Otherwise, you might get a lot of traffic from a high 'Alexa rank' but that is junk traffic that just doesn't convert. Even if it IS related to your niche.

    You can't assume unless you look at the DATA. Numbers never lie.
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    I think the very first think should be the objective of the writing as well as the blog. Every single steps should be according to the guidelines of the blog. Provide your credentials and your blog statistics. I think you should check out the following link for some detailed information too -

    Guest Blogging – How To Get The Most Of your Efforts!

    Always try to be straight forward and highly honest. Advertise yourself about that you know much about blogging. Provides links to your previous writing there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    I think the very first think should be the objective of the writing as well as the blog. Every single steps should be according to the guidelines of the blog. Provide your credentials and your blog statistics. I think you should check out the following link for some detailed information too -

    Guest Blogging – How To Get The Most Of your Efforts!

    Always try to be straight forward and highly honest. Advertise yourself about that you know much about blogging. Provides links to your previous writing there.
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    • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
      When I look for related sites to guest post on, I usually type in a keyword into Google which is related to my niche. I then find site similar to mine and email them offering my content for a link in return. Although you should give them a reason why you want to guest post on their blog. For example, talk about the most recent post they may have written, if you do this then there is more chance of them getting back in touch. Try to get them involved in a conversation because if they can tell you only want a link from them, then they may not contact you back at all.

      I have had emails from marketers asking to do guest posting for 3 anchor text and they wont write anymore than 500 words. To me they are lazy and are just looking for quick backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfect
    There are many software in the market that by simply typing your keywords it will search for blogs related to that. With page ranks among other details.
    2. Page ranking is a good criteria
    3. If there is time writing is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    These are mine -
    1. Read the Blog Where You Want to Submit a Guest Post
    2. Provide Your Credentials
    3. Provide Your Blog Statistics
    4. Be Honest and Straightforward
    5. Demonstrate You Know Something About Blogging
    6. Provide Links to Your Blogs and Online Writing
    7. Start Small
    8. Write Your Guest Post Before You Pitch It
    9. Provide Your Best Content10. Promote Your Guest Post
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  • Profile picture of the author Alliee
    Guest blogging is simply the idea of serving as a guest writer for another blog or website. Here are some of the most important tips for effective guest blogging:-

    1:-Find Relevant Blogs that Accept Guest Posts
    2:-Stay Organized
    3:-When you're first starting out on your guest blogging journey, you need to establish yourself first in order to build traction and to build an argument for posting on more important blogs.
    4:-Be Patient
    5:-Focus on Quality Writing
    6:-Good Links are Important
    7:-Write a Keyword Rich Author Bio
    8:-Prepare Your Introduction Carefully
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  • Profile picture of the author leliahawkins31
    google search related blog niche+forums or blogs etc.

    then ready to go.

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    1. Simply use Google search to find blogs in your niche that accept guest blogging.
    for instance: ""affiliate marketing" "write for us"".
    Otherwise, you could sign up at Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest!

    2. I wouldn't submit my articles on blog with less visitors/comments/ readers/ community.

    3. I prefer to both outsource it and write by myself.
    In some cases, outsourced writers may not be fully understand what's exactly I wanted. So I just write it, then ask my editor guy to proofread and fix any language errors.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by kocenghabok View Post

    Hi all warriors

    just want to ask your tips for to do guest blogging.

    1. How do you find blog related to your niche that offer guest blogging?

    2. What is your blog criteria before you do guest blogging?

    3. Do you write your own article or outsource them?

    Await your reply

    Regards
    1. You can join free communities devoted to guest blogging online like My Blog Guest.
    2. It must be related to your niche, at least PR2 and with a domain authority of at least 30.
    3. If you have the budget, why not outsource? If you don't well, you have to sit down and write them on your own.

    Hope this helps.
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