Should i start guest blogging?

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Should i start guest blogging? I read that backlinks by themselves are not as important as they used to be and that nowadays search engines are placing importance to the content that surrounds those links. I then read that guest blogging is a good solution and that blogsynergy and myblogguest are good sources to get me going.
Is it really worth it?
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  • Profile picture of the author kayebee
    I think so... you can really go wrong with guest blogging, especially if it's on a popular website. If you place a link to your site in the article, anyone who likes your article might go to your site to see if they can find similar content they like. You will be receiving traffic from the popular website, not directly from a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author scoyne2
    Also a newbie, whats the best way to get a guest blog gig. Will simply finding a related blog, and contacting them saying "hey I have a unique quality article, and I am looking to guest post on your blog" work?
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  • guest blogging is a great way of gaining backlinks, brand awareness and referral traffic. it does however require very good content which can be expensive if you are not creating it yourself.

    Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest! is a very good place to start
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    • Profile picture of the author kense
      I started doing guest post 3 months ago and so far it increased the quality backlinks of my handled website. You just simply need to search relevant blogs.

      Originally Posted by high_plains_drifter View Post

      guest blogging is a great way of gaining backlinks, brand awareness and referral traffic. it does however require very good content which can be expensive if you are not creating it yourself.

      Guest blogging: Looking for guest bloggers or guest post? Join MyBlogGuest! is a very good place to start
      Hi high_plains! I will surely register! Thanks for sharing.. I hope this will work properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JKflipflop
    Yep. Guest Blogging indeed is a good way to gain backlinks for your website. With sufficient time in your hand, I think its a wise option to go for it,
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Are you people for real?

      Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
      on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
      to you.

      If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
      some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

      I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

      I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
      to write an article and have a resource box.
      Happens rarely, I might add.

      Me agreeing to it, that is.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author howinfo
        Quest blogging is a good way to get backlinks and traffic, but these blogs must be popular high traffic blogs otherwise it is just low key article marketing that you are doing.

        To get your quest post published by quality blogs like ProBlogger for example you need to really put some work and research into the post and you might want to use some images and screenshots as well.
        Only go for the top blogs in your niche, otherwise what is the point giving away high quality content for nothing. Some top blogs have quest post guidelines you can follow but if not you might want to contact them first and run your idea by them to see what they think, as all the top blogs get so many quest post offers so they only choose the best ones and publish them.
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      • Profile picture of the author rinor81
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul

        Hey Paul,

        I've been using guest blogging for several months now...it's a great way to get backlinks from content which are considered white hat if there is such a thing like this today.

        But let's say for the sake of things you're against it. How do you propose to build links these days? I really would like to know since I know you're a veteran.

        Thank you,
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      • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul
        Lol are you serious?

        Many of the most popular blogs on the web are pretty much nothing but guest posts. It isn't like you lose rank from one outbound link, especially when it is to a relevant site. Getting unique perspectives from outside sources is what makes blogs successful.


        I can see being very selective about the quality of the posts you allow on your blog but seriously look around the web, there are tons of blogs that rely solely on guest posts to keep going.

        I write occasionally for a couple blogs in the web design niche. Not only do they give links back but they also pay pretty decently for my posts.
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        • Originally Posted by tylerherman View Post

          Lol are you serious?

          Many of the most popular blogs on the web are pretty much nothing but guest posts. It isn't like you lose rank from one outbound link, especially when it is to a relevant site. Getting unique perspectives from outside sources is what makes blogs successful.


          I can see being very selective about the quality of the posts you allow on your blog but seriously look around the web, there are tons of blogs that rely solely on guest posts to keep going.

          I write occasionally for a couple blogs in the web design niche. Not only do they give links back but they also pay pretty decently for my posts.
          yes while i do usually agree with pretty much everything Paul says this time he is wrong

          lots of very popular blogs are full up of guest posts and its usually very good content
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      • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul
        Huh?

        Allowing guest posts on your blog can be extremely useful to your audience. We recently did a guest post "debate" post about Authority Vs. Niche Sites:
        Debate: Niche Sites Vs. Authority Sites | AdSense Flippers

        We contacted two other known bloggers and asked them to help us out. They both had different perspectives on the discussion and we thought they would provide a ton of value. Ultimately, this post has been viewed by a ton of people, there are some great discussions in the comments, etc. So...allowing guest blogging? Absolutely!

        Another guy that's done a TON of guest blogging and it's paid off is Tom from LeavingWorkBehind:
        How To Quit Your Job: Leaving Work Behind

        He's done some guests posts on some high-traffic blogs and the few that I've read were quite useful/helpful.
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      • Profile picture of the author WarGasm
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul
        People allow guest blogging on their sites to add a little variety and give the users something besides the same author's perspective time and time again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tactical1
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul

        Guest blogging should be the core of any link building strategy, aside from on-site content creation that's crafted to generate organic links. I've gotten a handful of PR 6 links in a single month from guest blogs. You just have to know where to look. If you're an expert in your field, people will want you to guest blog for them. If you have nothing to offer, then yeah, it's going to be hard to find people who want your content.

        I'd also suggest to stay away from blog commenting.
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      • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Are you people for real?

        Who in their right mind is going to allow guest blogging
        on their blog? That is, if your blog means something
        to you.

        If you are so hard up for posts that you have to have
        some knucklehead guest blog, then don't post. Period.

        I can't imagine anyone allowing guest blogging.

        I have allowed some writers to PAY me money
        to write an article and have a resource box.
        Happens rarely, I might add.

        Me agreeing to it, that is.

        Paul
        That view is just wrong and i don't believe you actually know what guest blogging is.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheyser
    Yes Because Guest blogging definitely has a lot of advantages which I’ll be going into soon but one major concern I have been getting from people is that they only see guest blogging being used in the make money online niche and ask if it is really effective in other niches. Since guest blogging is based on you giving away free content with hopes of getting link/traffic/exposure, it is really practical and effective in other niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yeeee Ha
    Guest blogging is a pretty good thing to include in your SEO arsenal. However, finding good blogs that you can post to (without spending considerable amounts) can be tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    I suggest it as a way for making quality backlinks too. Some websites that allow you guest blogging are ranking high and have powerful backlinks and it helps you to make more quality backlinks for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DustinHoffman10
    Yes, Guest Blogging is one of the best activities to get quality back links now a days.
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  • Profile picture of the author savedbyhim01
    How feasible is this? I find it hard enough just of find blogs to comment on that are dofollow. It seems many times harder to find blogs that will allow you to write an article and put your link in it when they don't even know you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Addyson
    As every one saying that Guest Blogging is one of the best activities to get quality back links i also want to do that but i don't have any experience in it how can i make it please.
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  • Profile picture of the author fiberoptic
    I would do guest blogging if I enjoyed writing... I guess that's the question you need to ask yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    I believe that guest blogging is actually good to build back links. Try to publish posts on some high quality blogs for better back link value
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  • Profile picture of the author sahildd
    Guest blogging is the best for get the backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonybravo222
    I am also of the view that guest blogging is a great way to get the back links. If you post in high PR blog, it will ultimately gives you a quality back link.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenBrayan
    Guest Blogging can divert massive amount of traffic from other blogs to yours. I think it is a must-do if you really want your site to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansie koch
    Guest blogging should be part of your total seo strategy, there is several ways to find relavant blogs, and there are tons of people looking for quality content.

    Google has stated that page1 results would also start being affected by other traffic sources, sho don't only rely on the big G for traffic.

    I have relooked at a product I bought more than a year back to start driving alternative traffic to my site so that these updates don't affect me so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author rizoalbert
    You can do it.Each post will give you 2-3 backlinks and obviously its helpful to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author xbluelinks
    Originally Posted by michelleka View Post

    Should i start guest blogging? I read that backlinks by themselves are not as important as they used to be and that nowadays search engines are placing importance to the content that surrounds those links. I then read that guest blogging is a good solution and that blogsynergy and myblogguest are good sources to get me going.
    Is it really worth it?
    The really simple answer is... Yes. It is definitely good for you.

    The harder questions is how? when? where? ...

    Just like I know that exercise is definitely good for me, and yet I don't do it (often/at all). Hence I am fat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Makrobin
    Guest Blogging is a great and excellent way to get backlinks for any site. So we should defiantly start work on it.

    Thanks
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    • Guest blogging can help you build your online reputation, obtain quality links, and drive traffic to your site. It also gives you the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with other bloggers and reach a wider audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Absolutely! I would go for the ones that have live viewers though of course, and drive traffic to your site. Make sure you can contribute something useful and you should do well.
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  • Profile picture of the author markhenryblogs
    Don't be delay. Go ahead
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  • Yes its an best option to start Guest blogging. I think Blog commenting also going good for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Obosh
    Guest blogging is a great way to get quality back links as well as quality traffic….if you can write in your niche blog you will get powerful back links and true visitors….and don’t forget if your post is really useful people will link to your post and that will add another bonus to your money site…


    So personally I think niche guest blogs to high PR blogs are great….
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    Try Comment Kahuna free software. It is a tool to "Troll" for keywords you want to rank for on blogs. Next you can use this tool to quickly fill in the comment required fields and leave a comment which will bring you wonderful "Google Juice". The tool will indicate which blogs have no follow turned off. You want those blogs because they provide more juice than the ones with no-follow turned on.

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  • Profile picture of the author supertintin1
    well, guest posts are always beneficial for you. Guest posts are good for your website if they are from related website and website is getting traffic from same website.
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  • Profile picture of the author paradajz1
    guest blogging is the way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author mcatt
    I have done 1 guest blog where a nice owner allowed me and while I did not get any work directly from it I did gain a backlink that is do follow.
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