Posts Tagged ‘My Blog Guest’
This is a guest post by Selena Narayanasamy who writes at esvienne.com and searchenginejournal.com. This post is part of our weekly My Blog Guest feature.
Blogging is no longer for the lone writer- blogging is for building community.Â Itâ€™s being utilized by small and large business, corporations, moms and students. For the business owners, creating a business blog keeps you in touch with your current and past customers and clients.
Posting new content with niche keyword density can also guide potential clients to your site. Not only this, but when they get to your community, itâ€™s a great place for them to interact around a mutual interest, product or service and they will feel free to comment and share.
With the Disqus (pronounced â€˜discussâ€™) plugin from WordPress, your business blog can become 360 degrees interactive- you wonâ€™t have to be one of those businesses that puts up static ads and has no community following. This free little plugin turns a standard blog into a thriving community where people can connect, discuss, and help your blog find even more followers.
So, how does it work, and why should you use it for your WordPress site? Here are a few good reasons to integrate Disqus into your blog. Read More
Last week I had the pleasure to announce the new My Blog Guest – Splashpress Media partnership and we are now opening some of our site for a weekly guest blog feature, also BloggingPro.
To guest post here at BloggingPro you will have to be a member of My Blog Guest and our own Andrew G. Rosen will deal with the submissions and schedule accepted posts.
What is My Blog Guest?
MyBlogGuest has been started by Ann Smarty, a fairly well-known weblogger and social media user. Sheâ€™s been guest blogging and building relationships in the blogosphere long enough to understand the power of a guest post â€“ and thatâ€™s what she wants to share via her little cozy web community. Read More
The best (and I’d say the only) way to create a strong community of talented guest authors around your blog is to offer incentives. You want your guest bloggers to be sincere in their desire to provide quality – so you want to be sincere in your desire to pay back.
No, it is not about money. Guest blogging is about benefit exchange: the authors give your blog high-quality content (and thus traffic and leads) and you give your guests exposure.
So do you promote your guest authors enough?
Rewarding with Backlinks
You may not really like that but let’s face it: most (even awesome) guest authors contribute content for links. Being generous in linking is the sure-fire way to get plenty of active guest contributors.
Important note: your linking policies are up to you. My own take is that if the author provides awesome content, he 100% deserves at least two or three keyword-rich (or “SEOed”) links. But that’s up to you, your niche, your experience and what you belief in. I absolutely believe there is no right or wrong way to do that. Read More
This is a guest post written by Ann Smarty, founder of My Blog Guest, a community for guest bloggers.
Accepting guest posts on your blog is a great way to give your site fresh insight and to offer some variety. Most of popular blogs in any niche take advantage of guest contributions for a few reasons:
- Guest authors bring in new ideas and unique style. They also contribute some new information you were not aware of (and thus make your blog comprehensive). Here’s a simple example: as a search expert I am aware of quite a few search tricks few people know or use. Therefore my post on using Google creatively to save money on a popular personal finance blog seemed so fresh and interesting to the blog author and the readers.
- Guest contributions allow you to take a day off. No, seriously, blogging is a continuous commitment. It is so refreshing to take some rest and relax while keeping your blog updated. I do agree you shouldn’t overuse that because your blog might lose voice but keeping one day a week for guest contributions is a great idea!
- Guest contributions can be an awesome source of inspiration. You blog daily and a day comes when you realize you don’t know what to write about. You have no ideas and everything that comes to mind have already been covered. Now imagine that a new person enters your community and offers something completely different. Or maybe he even writes something that you have already mentioned – but he uses a unique style, a different perspective and a new format. And your readers find that awesome! Now you feel inspired! You feel you know how to re-use your previously published ideas to find new ones and how to re-think your previously published opinions to spur new discussion.
So I guess, the benefits of accepting guest posts are quite clear. Now, let see how to do that painlessly, almost effortlessly and to the maximum efficiency. Read More