Guest posting is one of those effective strategies bloggers use to reach an audience that is not easily accessible to them. This is one of those ways that can greatly help to generate traffic to a website. These are the steps on how to go about it and get started on your guest posting.
How to Do Guest Posting?
Let’s start the whole process step by step.
Search for a List of Top Blogs
The first step is to identify the blogs that accept guest articles from contributors. Most of the time it’s only a few that accept guest posts. The blogs must have content that is relevant to your niche so that the audience will be interested in your posts. The best way to find blogs that allow guest post is to make use of Google.
All you have to do is replace a keyword with keywords from your particular niche. For example, ‘’ keyword’’ ‘’guest post’’. You can also start with my list of free guest posting sites.
Write the Post
This is the next thing to do once you have identified a blogging site that is convenient and relevant to your niche. Ensure you familiarize yourself with the content already available on the blog. Afterward, write good quality and unique content. It should not be a topic that has already been written on. High quality and new content will increase chances of your post being accepted.
It is recommended…
…you pitch the idea to the site owner and wait for the reply. If he agrees with the topic then write a content. This will saves you a lot of time.
Wait for Approval
Wait for few days for the blog owner to respond to your request. Don’t be afraid of being rejected as you can always submit your guest post elsewhere. You can send a follow-up inquiry if you hear nothing from them after a week or so. If there is still no response, don’t give up. Try your luck somewhere else. The reason might be your article was not really suitable for that specific blogging site. However, it could be best suited for another blog or website.
When your guest post gets accepted, do your best to make the most out of this opportunity. Post the best articles and this will definitely capture some new visitors to your website. Also, don’t forget to promote your articles on social media platforms such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
Reply to Comments
Replying to comments is a way of getting feedback and connecting with your readers. You have to be available to respond to any questions and comments made. It may be disappointing not only to your readers but also to the blog owner if the comments are ignored. Therefore, always make sure to engage with anyone who comments or has queries about your blog posts.
This step is only for the sites where you register and submit articles.
This is a quick overview of submitting guest posts and getting quality backlinks. If you use this technique properly no one can stop you from ranking high in Search Engines especially Google.