Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guest Blogging Fundamentals For Beginners

Guest blogging is a method used as a way to network with other people within the blogosphere, grow relationships with other blog readers, and to increase blog traffic where bloggers write posts to be published on other bloggers' blogs. Guest blogging can work in one of two ways:

• You write a post to appear on another person's blog.

Another person writes a post to appear on your blog.

When you write for another blog, you're introducing yourself to the entire existing audience for that blog. With that in mind, it's important to submit guest posts to blogs that are established with a steady flow of traffic.

Guest Blog

Remember this:

1. Write by keeping your target audience in mind. Read comments and pay attention to which posts get shared most.
2. Make your post look attractive and most engaging by adding narrative yet short titles, subheadings, lists, short paragraphs, bullets and by using anecdotes with humor.
3. Read the Blog Where You Want to Submit a Guest Post
4. Seek the blogs that do not publicly interested in guest blogging.
5.Provide the content on the topic that the site ranks best for
6. Provide valuable and informative content
7. Check the domain authority, social activity, subscriber count, page rank, user interface, user experience and any award (if achieved) for the blog on which you want to submit your blog
8. Check the past guest blog posts, their quality, niche etc.
9. Check blog author if he or she is reputable enough or not
10. How frequently the blog is updated and does the blog’s link profile look natural?
11. Does the blog has its own posts too or just has guest blog posts posted by others?
12. Check whether or not your target audience visit the blog
13. Provide Your Credentials
14. Don’t forget to provide your contact information including email, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus presence etc.
15. Write your author bio which can clearly says that you are a genuine person and not any automation. Don’t just show off your keywords blatantly. Instead tell about brand.
16. Provide Your Blog Statistics
17. Be Honest and Straightforward
18. Demonstrate You Know Something about Blogging
19. Provide Links to Your Blogs and Online Writing
20. Start your guest blogging efforts on smaller blogs
21. Write Your Guest Post Before You Pitch It
22. Provide Your Best Content
23. Promote Your Guest Post
24. Write Well and Write Often
25. Submit Your Blog to Search Engines
26. Use and Update Your Blogroll
27. Harness the Power of Comments
28. Syndicate Your Blog's Content with an RSS Feed
29. Tag Your Posts
30. Don't Forget Images
31. Don’t give up if your content is rejected by some very reputable website or blog. Keep trying with more unique and valuable content to engage target audience.

Guest Post

Avoid this:

1. Avoid blogs that accept all the content sent their way and does not have clear targeted audience or topic.
2. Avoid blogs with lots of Ads in it and not have any contact information.
3. Avoid blogs which only have guest posts and not have any of their own. (Exception (Cracked.Com) and sometimes earn ad revenue alone
4. Avoid blogs with the lack of social media presence in general.
5.  Avoid blogs with very low Page Rank.
6. Avoid blogs with fake followers on social networks and easily achievable guest blog guidelines.
7. Avoid blogs that contain out of date, invaluable, and non-informative, less interesting and duplicate content.
8. Avoid blogs that are penalized in past.
9.Avoid blogs which are not updated regularly
10. Generally avoid blogs with exact match domain names.
11. Avoid blogs which list out all the posts from the guests directly without any kind of moderation.
12. Avoid blogs which is not interactive. Not interactive means by not having any comments, tweets, likes etc.

On the other hand, when someone writes a guest post to appear on your blog, you can be sure he or she will promote the guest appearance and drive traffic to your blog. You'll have the opportunity to establish a relationship with that blogger and expose new visitors to your blog at the same time.

Ways to find guest blog post sites:

• Google for your keyword. Try Google “Blogs” and “Discussions” to find out popular blogs.

o Guest Blog Posting Query List

“add guest post”
“become a contributor”
“become a guest blogger”
“become a guest writer”
“become an author”
“bloggers wanted”
“blogs accepting guest posts”
“blogs that accept guest bloggers”
“blogs that accept guest posts”
“contribute to our site”
“group writing project”
“guest bloggers wanted”
“guest blogging spot”
“guest contributor”
“guest post by”
“guest post guidelines”
“guest post”
“guest posts roundup”
“my guest posts”
“now accepting guest posts”
“places i guest posted”
“submission guidelines”
“submit a guest article”
“submit a guest post”
“submit guest post”
“suggest a guest post”
“the following guest post”
“this guest post is from”
“this guest post was written”
“this is a guest article”
“this is a guest post by”
“want to write for”
“write for us”
keyword “accepting guest posts”
keyword “guest blogging”
keyword “guest post by”
keyword “guest post guidelines”
keyword “guest post”
keyword “guest posting”
keyword “submit a guest post”
keyword “submit an article”
keyword “submit post”
keyword “write for us”
keyword + contribute
keyword + guest blogging
keyword + submit an article
keyword + submit guest post
keyword + submit post
keyword + submit your post
keyword + write for us

• Find blogs with the Blog Roll. Blogs with the Blog Roll are fairly good.
• Find blogs from the followers or the followings of you on social networks. Some of them might have blogs or sites of their own.
• Find blogs from the people who comment on your posts. Some of them can be reputable persons and have blogs or website of their own.
• Try out some guest blog finders like

Guest Blogging Tips

Here is the list of some guest blogging sites you can try:

Websites with some guest blog posting sites list

Tools to find and manage bloggers contacts for your desired niche:

More tips from SEO Expert Advice.


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