I just wanted to share a little tip with you guys. One of the "en vogue" (No, not the 90's female pop group) ways to getting some traffic and potentially some link juice is to do guest blogging/posting.
This tip should help you "sweeten the deal" for the potential site/blog owner to actually seriously consider your guest post proposal.
Bribe them with some SEO.
When you're considering writing a guest article, you're probably already going to have some ideal keywords and LSI keywords in the article (you're doing this right?)
When you email/call the site owner inquiring about writing a guest piece, also mention that if they publish your content, you'll do some backlinking back to the article ON THEIR SITE.
This may cost you a few dollars, but this goes beyond "win win situation" The site owner gets a "double win" and you get a "triple win":
The site owner in this deal gets:
Content published on another site/blog tapping into their regular readers
A backlink to your site from an authority site in your niche
By building the backlinks to your content on their site you're helping build link juice to their site, but this link juice will be passed on to your site.
However, be sure that the backlinking you choose to have done once the piece is up isn't "spammy" backlinking.
Make sure the links are from a reputable seller with a proven track record and preferably with some testimonials and results.
If you build enough backlinks to their site (or high PR links) you may actually be able to get that inner page of theirs with your content a good Pagerank. Having a site with a good Pagerank linking to your site especially from a relevant site to your niche is HUGE.
Sure some of you may say: "Well why not just build the links to your own site" Well, of course you should be doing that too.
However, the point to getting a guest post, as mentioned above, is to tap into the sites readership who may not have ever heard of you or your site. Also, having a link (preferably a contextual link in your content) from a relevant site to your niche is a powerful link. If you actually manage to get enough links or high PR links to their site, you will now have a high PR page linking to your site. This is the trifecta of holy grails in SEO.
However, as most of you know it can be damn difficult to get a guest post on other sites. By offering free SEO to your post, you may get a yes from a site owner who otherwise may have said no.
If the site owner sees increased traffic to your post and their site because of your SEO, do you think they may want you to guest post more often? Yeah, I think they will. If you get them some Pagerank on your content, I definitely do believe they will be begging you to do it again.
I just saved you $7 as I could have easily put this into Open Office, turned it into a PDF, slapped some affiliate links to Backlinking services and sold it.
I just hope that you will treat this information as if you paid at least $7 for it and not disregard it just because it's free.
(Please restore my faith in humanity because it's always said that "people don't value free information as much as they do paid information." Let's prove some people wrong and put this into action)