Tips for Guest Blogging

March 5, 2012

Guest blogging is a great marketing strategy to get recognized and make your brand known to different audiences. In order to get the most out of guest blogging, you should deliver high-quality posts to get people talking and taking advantage of what you have to say.

Step 1

You have to find websites that allow guest blogging and that pertain to what you have to write about. A simple search in Google or other search engines for “guest blogging guidelines” or related queries will offer you the information necessary to begin blogging.

Step 2

You want to make sure you have built some sort of relationship with the blog you want to post on. By either commenting on the blog itself, replying to them on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, they’ll eventually start remembering who you are as they look through their replies and moderate their comments. If you’re providing them with valuable information or replies, then after a month or so, you should have built up enough of a social interaction with them that makes it okay to ask if they’ll allow a guest post from you.

Step 3

Make sure you are posting about what the readers want to read about. For example, most readers of a travel blog will most likely be looking to read something that has to do with travel and not ways to groom your pet. Sure, they might also have pets, but if they’re on a travel blog, they probably want to read something that is relatable. Make sure you aren’t wasting your time or theirs by posting something invaluable to the blog you’re on. The more valuable a blog post is, the more it will be shared among users and talked about, providing you with links. If users like what you have to say, they’ll then subscribe to your blog, follow you on social networks and visit your site.

Step 4

You want your embedded content to link back to your site through images, videos, tools, etc. so that way, you won’t come off as spamming readers by providing too much anchor text. You should also do SEO for your own site by providing keywords in your blog that are secondary or tertiary so that when you write blog posts for popular blogs, you rank for those keywords and on your site, include the primary keywords you want to rank for.

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