5 Tips To Consider Before You Start Guest Blogging
Even though a lot of bloggers know the benefits of guest blogging, yet the major challenge is where to get their guest post published. Relax! I’ve carefully researched for you a list of blogs that accepts guest posts. This I will provide in my next post.
This list contains over 220 blogs in the Internet Marketing , blogging and SEO niche. These blogs are in the range of Pr3 to Pr8. That means more traffic, more exposure for your blog.
This post is aimed at giving you a guideline to follow before you start posting on these blogs so that your post gets published.
# 1. After deciding which blog you want to guest post on, before contacting blog owners with your pitch, read through the posts on that blog and leave meaningful comments. With this you are contributing to the blog and giving the blog owner the opportunity to know you and visit your blog.
Save the URL of the post you commented on and follow up with responses where necessary. This shows you are active on that blog and gives you a better chance of getting your own post been published.
# 2. Carefully study the blog on which you desire to guest post on and look for posts with the highest number of comments, Facebook likes and tweets. This would act as a guideline for the type of content that works on that blog thereby increasing the chances of your own post been published. Also provide fresh unique content for the audience of that blog. Write an attention grabbing headline.
# 3. Before writing and submitting your guest post, read through the guest posting guideline of the blog you want to guest post on. Following the guideline will determine if your guest post will be accepted or not. Publishers are often very careful to publish only the best content for their audience.
# 4. Usually, blogs with higher page rank are harder to get your post published. So it is better to start with the ones with lesser page rank. Though a link from a Pr7 blog is better than 7 links from a Pr1 site, however, if not for the traffic, blogs with lower page rank will help your SEO also. This will likewise be beneficial for your blog on the long term.
Getting your post on lower ranked blogs will also act as reference for the higher ranked blogs when you pitch them as they want to see references of your writing.
# 5. Research as much as possible on the topic you want to guest post on. Guest blogging works when approached the right way. The quality of your content is what will determine if the content goes viral on Facebook or Twitter. Get your facts, use a high quality image, provide links where necessary, read through comments of other post on top blogs in your niche for idea of the content to provide in your guest post.