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Guide to Guest Blogging and list of Blogs that allow Guest Posting

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Did you know? 60% of bloggers write articles for other blogs! In other words, they enrich the content of other blogs at the expense of their own site. There is no doubt that this practice is counterintuitive, but if so many bloggers indulge in it, don’t you think this is a practice worth exploring?  Yes of course! In fact, it is an approach known under the name of ” guest blogging ” in which the principle is to publish guest articles on other influential blogs in order to gain traffic from them, among other things.

Although it is completely free, posting guest articles is a very effective method. that you can use even if you’ve just launched your blog and have no visibility with your website yet. In this article, I will have the opportunity to show you that guest blogging requires a certain mastery in order to obtain satisfactory results in terms of traffic and authority for your blog.

In the following; I will have the opportunity to introduce you, what is guest blogging and why to do it? What do you need to post guest posts? How to set up a guest blogging strategy? These are some of the questions I address in this guide.

GUEST POSTING SITES LIST; (Technology and Business Related)

Contact us if you want to add your site to the list.

Why submit a guest article? What are the advantages?

Guest blogging is a very effective tactic that allows you to enjoy a number of benefits, to know more about getting quality backlinks read this article.

Get links to your blog

In terms of SEO, backlinks are very important elements in SERP rankings and guest article writing can lend itself perfectly to this goal. Indeed, you can insert links to your blog in the guest articles that you publish. This will allow readers to go directly to your website if they wish.

Another way to get backlinks is infographic submission here is a list of infographic submission sites to submit infographics.

Gain quality traffic

When your article is interesting enough, some readers are likely to visit your blog to get to know you and have other information on the topic you are working on. This traffic, called “referral”, is often considered to be of high quality, unlike visitors from advertisements, for example.

While the traffic from advertisements usually has a lot of visitors who are not sure what to expect when they land on your website. They, therefore, tend to quickly leave your website after just a few clicks.

While guest post traffic is made up of visitors who already know you from your content and sometimes your author profile on the host’s blog. So they know roughly what you are offering before they come to your blog and they are much more likely to subscribe to your newsletter or use your products or services.

Create new relationships with bloggers

One of the significant advantages of guest blogging is that it allows you to establish new relationships with other bloggers and influencers in your topic. This is a very collaborative blogging strategy, and you will most likely stay in touch with other bloggers following the publication of your article.

To create a healthy relationship, there are no secrets:

  • Respond kindly and quickly to emails;
  • Send your drafts on time;
  • Create great quality content.

By taking these different actions, you will have a better chance of maintaining a healthy relationship. Additionally, these relationships can turn into other guest blogging opportunities in the future as well and when you tap into your connections properly they can lead to other projects such as:

  • Co-marketing
  • Ebooks
  • Online courses
  • Etc …

Not to mention, you can also use these connections to get introductions to more influential guest blogging opportunities.

An authoritative and highly reputable blog

The purpose of guest blogging is to help you improve your website’s visibility, authority, and SEO. For these goals to be achieved, you need to focus on blogs that go far beyond yours on these three different aspects.

To do this, take care to check:

A high domain authority

The Domain authority is a parameter that allows you to understand the perceived quality of the site. In fact, it is a score of 0 to 100, and the higher it is, the more the site in question is likely to be a benchmark in its industry.

You can check the domain authority of websites that you consider to be referrals in your domain and also check yours. This allows you to know your current level and easily judge the relevance of the blogs that will host your guest articles.

Take care to choose blogs that have a significant difference from your own score, to ensure the success of your strategy. Moreover, you do not have a great interest in choosing sites having almost the same score as you or having a lower level than yours.

In order to check this setting, Moz is a very relevant tool and Apart from Moz, there are other tools such as:

Heavy traffic

Traffic can be a very important criterion when you want to guest blog. In fact, the more visitors the blog host receives, the more likely you are to have high traffic to your website. To estimate the traffic of these sites or the number of monthly visitors, you can use tools such as:

You can have more information about these tools in this article, before using them.

A living site

Publishing on a dynamic and active site is much more interesting than on an underactive or hyperactive site. In fact, while an underactive website will not allow you to quickly get results, a hyperactive blog can quickly drown your article among the large number of content it will publish later. So look for the golden mean according to your theme in order to choose the best blog.

For example, a blog dealing with news will not have the same conception of the “dynamism of a site” as a blog providing information, which is a little more timeless.

To go further, also take a look at:

  • Number of comments under the different articles: This will allow you to judge whether the content of the website really arouses the interest of Internet users;
  • Number of articles shared on social networks: Also allows you to judge the engagement of the blogging community;
  • The number of subscribers on social networks: A website with a large number of subscribers on social networks is often more profitable when it comes to shares and therefore backlinks than a website that has a lot. little;
  • Type of outgoing links from the website: If you want to improve your SEO, you should be careful with websites that use the “nofollow” attribute for most of their outgoing links. Preference should be given to those that use the ” Dofollow ” attribute and you can use extensions such as Google Chrome’s NoFollow to perform this check.
  • Etc …

A blog that highlights guest articles

The primary goal of guest blogging is to give you visibility and if the host blog you choose doesn’t properly showcase guest posts, it’s not worth it.

Therefore, check how guest posts are presented on each blog you select. Likewise, check how the authors’ presentation is done from their profile picture to their description. In fact, the better your article and you are presented, the more chance you have to get yourself known more.

Rank the blogs on the list

Considering the previous criteria, you now have the blogs that seem to be the most relevant for the publication of your guest articles. In fact, you have ruled out some and for those who remain, it is important to do a ranking in order to bring out the best blogs and know where to start.

To do this, create an Excel or Google Sheet file based on the following criteria:

  • Number of monthly visitors;
  • The average number of comments per article;
  • Domain Authority.

Then create the following five columns:

  • Blogs: The denomination of the websites you have selected;
  • URL: The URL of the blogs;
  • Authority domain: You can determine it with the tools mentioned above;
  • Number of monthly visitors: Determine with the tools mentioned above;
  • The average number of comments per article: It suffices to average the comments of the last three articles.

After having filled in these different information, you can now proceed to the classification in descending order. To do it automatically in Excel, you can consult this MS Office support resource.

Now you know which blog you’re going to post your first guest posts to, so it’s time to take the next step.

Before submitting the guest article

Once you’ve found the perfect blog host, the first thing to do is prepare your post request. In other words, you need to know how the guest posts are published with the blog.

In the simplest of cases, the site offers a guide or a page exclusively dedicated to the procedures, rules and instructions to follow for the publication of invited articles. All you have to do is read the document in question and follow the indicated process.

However, you are not always going to have this kind of guide giving explicit indications. For this, you must contact the blog directly and before doing so, I invite you to take some precautions to ensure the success of your request.

Know the audience and content of the host blog

This is one of the most important steps since it allows you to make a relevant request and to identify the angle from which you are going to treat your subject given the audience of the blog that will publish your article.

To do this, take the time to go through the blog content and determine the following:

Blog audience

In order for your guest post to be successful, you need to be able to clearly identify who the host blog is for. This goes through the analysis:

  • Type of readers: Companies, individuals, organizations …
  • The level of expertise of readers: Experts, amateurs …
  • Demographic data: Age, sex, location….
  • Etc …

For example, the tone or content you are going to use for individuals will be different from what you are going to use for businesses, even if it is the same topic.

In addition, the main problem that the target audience of the host blog wants to solve should be known. In fact, the same topic can solve different problems and you must be able to which one solves the blog host.

When we take SEO for example, it is much more relevant to address topics related to net linking, if this is the main problem addressed by the host blog. In the event that you are going to deal with content marketing topics, your content is likely to respond less to the problem of the target audience.

The type of regularly published content

You want to post a post on a blog that is likely to have a different post style that readers have already become accustomed to. For this, it makes sense to identify this type of content and do exactly the same. These are for example:

  • Case studies;
  • Quizzes;
  • Long or short articles;
  • The type of media used;
  • Etc …

Review previous guest posts    

This review or analysis allows you to first determine if your profile is in line with those of other guest bloggers. Indeed, it can happen that those who write and publish articles on certain blogs meet criteria such as popularity. In the event that you are a complete stranger, your request is likely to be rejected.

Plus, you get the opportunity to compare guest posts to see which ones work and which ones don’t. Further analysis can tell you the factors that make or break a guest post on a given blog.

By the way, you can already identify ideas that appeal to readers of the host blog. For that, browse the best articles of the blog in order to get an idea of ​​the subjects which actually catch the attention of the audience, this will be of great help to you in making your request.

Review Previous Guest Posts

This review or analysis allows you to first determine if your profile is in line with those of other guest bloggers. Indeed, it can happen that those who write and publish articles on certain blogs meet criteria such as popularity. In the event that you are a complete stranger, your request is likely to be rejected.

Plus, you get the opportunity to compare guest posts to see which ones work and which ones don’t. Further analysis can tell you the factors that make or break a guest post on a given blog.

By the way, you can already identify ideas that appeal to readers of the host blog. For that, browse the best articles of the blog in order to get an idea of ​​the subjects which actually catch the attention of the audience, this will be of great help to you in making your request.

Wath the Neil Patel video about How to Be a Guest Blogger And Sky Rocket Your Website’s SEO Rankings.

Conclusion

Without visibility, an online business has no chance of surviving. Thus, there are several techniques that can be useful in order to allow newly launched websites to start generating traffic. Among the most effective techniquesthere is the guest blogging of publishing articles on host blogs.

These articles, still known as guest articles, allow you to significantly improve your visibility and therefore, to have traffic thanks to the backlinks generated. In addition, guest articles will allow you to build relationships of trust, with bloggers and influencers in your industry. But for this strategy to bring satisfactory results, it is necessary to carefully select the host blog and to respect the good practices of the editorial line.

Guide to Guest Blogging


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Taimur Kazmi

Taimur Kazmi is a freelance writer, professional blogger, social media, and tech enthusiast. His blog Taimurkazmi.com focuses on blog marketing for personal, professional, and business bloggers.

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