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Choosing The Right Websites For Guest Posts

Blog RulesThere seems to be this sense of urgency among new bloggers when it comes to writing guest posts. On the one hand the more posts you write the more exposure you receive, on the other hand if you spend all of your time writing guest posts you’re own websites content suffers. While I fully endorse attempting to receive as many in-links as possible during the start of your blogs young life It’s also important to realize that quality will almost always trump quantity.

I’m often asked how our readers should go about choosing which sites to submit guest posts to and the answer is actually quite simple. If you’re going to write you should write what you know about and target your own vertical/niche. So exactly how do you go about doing this? Here are some simple steps you can take to prepare for submissions and when investigating potential guest post destinations.

1. Understand the Vertical you Plan to Target

If you’ve just started a technology blog it wouldn’t hurt to understand exactly what type of technology you plan to target, for example if you plan to focus on advances in web hosting technology it would make more sense to target other web hosting reviews and web hosting technology blogs. If however you have started a gadget blog you will want to focus on gadget blogs and specifically you will want to target gadget blogs that focus on your same subjects (tablets, smartphones, Apple products, etc). The reasoning behind this thought process is simple, if links pointing back to your website come from hyper-focused blogs that match your own goals you’ll receive more authority when Google realizes those websites target the same keywords as your own blog. Before guest posting write 15-20 articles and then examine your keywords for each article, determine what your focus is early on and then target partnerships with sites that share your focus by conducting a quick Google search of your keywords and noting any sites that regularly appear for your search terms. Read More

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What to Do When Blogging Isn’t Fun

Depression ImageIt’s a day that every blogger dreads. You wake up and, though you feel pretty good, you don’t really feel like blogging. Maybe you feel like working on your car, going for a walk or simply doing something else. No matter what though, you know you definitely don’t want to sit down and write a blog entry.

It’s a terrible feeling because it’s the moment where we watch our blog, something we most likely started because it was fun or something we were passionate about, go from being a joy in our lives to a burden.

Though the first time it happens, the feeling is probably only temporary, it’s a defining moment for you and your site. Furthermore, it’s a warning of what might be around the corner. Sadly, this feeling of loathing is one of the most common causes of blogging abandonment and what winds up killing a lot of great blogs.

So how do you prevent your blog from becoming just another job that you loathe? Keeping the passion alive isn’t easy, but it’s critical for the long-term success of your site. Read More

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How Many Guest Bloggers are Too Many?

Thinking of using guest bloggers to diversify the content on your site? Find out how many guest bloggers is too many.

For most bloggers, accepting guest posts has a dual purpose.  In the short term, guest blogging affords bloggers a much-needed break from their writing schedule, while allowing divergent opinions that can get a conversation going (or keep an existing one alive).  In the long term, guest blogging allows bloggers to build relationships with other writers and industry professionals who may be valuable connections at a later time.

It goes without saying that there are also multiple benefits for the guest blogger.  At the very least, guest bloggers receive exposure for themselves, their product or service.  In many cases, the guest blogger can receive a backlink for their website (which is good for SEO) or even financial remuneration.   Nevertheless, there is an overabundance of writers who are looking for a platform, and a smaller number of quality blogs willing to accept guest posts. Read More

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3 Guest Blogging Lessons (learned the hard way)

Less than 10. That’s how many click-throughs I received after writing several guest blog posts for a few well known blogs.

What a bust!

There are many benefits to guest blogging, and one that is often near the top of the list is generating traffic for YOUR blog/website.

I understand that there are many long-term benefits, but as a product of the ‘what have you done for me lately’ generation, I must say that I’m a bit bummed out.

I subscribe to the theory that guest bloggers must be patient, as the long-term effects of your efforts may not be revealed for the considerable future. So I celebrate the practice. But what would help cheer me up are your guest blogging “success” stories; raw data where you can unequivocally say that writing for blog X brought traffic to blog Y.

After reviewing WHY why my guest blogging efforts were lackluster, I discovered several issues… Read More

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Successful Guest Blogging Pitches

I have spent the past two months as the gatekeeper for Splashpress Media guest blogs solicited via MyBlogGuest.

During that time, our blogs, including this one, have scored some great content.

But there’s still a problem.

The majority of people who reach out to me do not supply topic ideas. This is a game-changer when it comes to trying to get published on a major blog. This post is not to spank anyone. Rather, it is to give you some insight as to why providing specific blog post pitches is essential to getting published on external blogs. Read More

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