Guest Blogging 101

Guest bloggingSince Googles crack down on unnatural linking methods two linking methods have come to the forefront, Blog Commenting and Guest Blogging (sometime known as Guest Posting). I’ve talked about Commenting in several posts so today I want to focus on Guest Blogging.

The secret of effective guest blogging is to provide posts that are of High quality and relevant to the blog you want to post on. The posts shouldn’t be self serving or thinly disguised adverts for your site. Done correctly a guest blog will get you a link back to your site plus traffic.

Below you’ll find a Video that shows you how I find sites to Guest post to and also how I get others to write a lot of my blog content by encouraging guest posts.

The Guest Blogging process is simple,

Site Owners Who accept Guest Post:

Create a page called “Write For Us”  and tell the world that you accept guest posts, also list the topics that you would like content on.  List any rules you have such as;  Maximum 2 links,  No Pharma links, links only in the bio section or links below the fold etc.

Thats it then sit back and you should soon start to get posts or requests for posts sent through.

Guest Bloggers

Search google for “Write For Us” Keyword and find suitable sites to write blog posts for.  Next you need to contact them and propose a post at this point I will usually just include a proposed title and summary. I also tell then that I will include a link in my bio or in the body below the fold.

Some people send the article through with the proposal, I don’t particularly like this as a blog owner, these posts often seem to be of a lower quality and it does seem presumptuous on the part of the guest blogger.

Once you have a reply from the blog owner then tell them when they can expect the article. I usually tell them that I will write it and send it through within 72 hours. Sometimes I have articles in stock and other times I write fresh articles.

If i have a particular rush on and need a bunch of articles I get Allison to write a lot of them  for me you can contact her through Article and Content Solutions

After Your Article Has Been Posted

As soon as your article has been posting give it a bit of Social media love. Tweet it, add it to linked in mention it on Facebook or G+. It takes 5 minutes and will separate you from 95% of other guest bloggers.

I never understand why more people don’t do this, it benefits the blog owner who will be grateful plus it can generate a bit of extra traffic to your site via your links. If I see that one of my guest posters has put a bit of effort into promoting their article I always offer them the opportunity of writing more posts.


Have a great weekend!!  Oh and Well done to Rach one of our WordPress Goldmine members who not only had her highest earning day yesterday but has a #1 Kindle book  on Amazon


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  1. says

    Thanks for the video!

    This is one of those things that I absolutely NEED to start doing, but never actually do. Heck, I’ve even gone so far as to bookmark several sites in my niches that accept guest posts, etc.

    P.S. I don’t know if you allow people to embed your videos or not, but you may want to consider using a watermark in the lower corner with your website’s URL in it that runs the entire video. You can do it pretty easily in Camtastia. That way, if somebody else uses it, you still have your link in there for any viewers to see.
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  2. says

    Thanks for the video, Mark.

    I recently started to allow guest posts on some of my sites and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I started to receive articles :)

    What I do is to make sure I have lots of ‘related keywords’ within the content of my “write for us” pages (i.e. golf, golfing, golfers, putters, trolleys, drivers, hybrids, tiger woods, rory mcilroy, pga, etc) – this helps the guest posters to find me for lots of related phrases (other than just “write for us” – golf) and it helps my ‘write for us’ pages to rank better than most others.
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  3. says

    I think the best ways for linkbuilding after penguin update is blog commenting on related sites, guest posting(both allready mentioned in post), web 2.0 linkwheels with quality content(no spinning) and using social media to create social signals.
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  4. says

    There seems to be a grey area that exists for most people, and that is the question of what is the difference between article marketing and guest blogging? In reality, they are not much different, except a blog post should be much more personalized, than anything one would be submitting to an article directory.

    Great points you made, continue to keep up the good work, I approve this message!
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  5. says

    Great article! You’ve made it so much easier to find places to guest blog.

    This is something I really need to do, and it’s been on my list for awhile, but for some reason I just never got to it, maybe since it was just always so easy to pop the dang articles into ezinearticles or one of the others. But since the link juice from the article banks has lessened, it’s time to do something different.


  6. says

    One thing I have found is that some of the guest posters actually contact me when they get a new client and ask if I have sites in the niche.

    I do like the idea of adding a “write for us” page and making sure it has the relevant keywords in it. I also think that more guest bloggers should go out of their way to do some promo work on the article once it is submitted. It would help both parties if they built links to the content.
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  7. says

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for this info on how you go about guest posting – its something I am just getting started with.

    From your experience as a guest poster looking for places to submit your content to – are blog owners pretty quick to respond to you?

    Some good tips from George above also about getting the related keywords into the write for us page.
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    Yes they are generally pretty quick


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