Writing guest posts on popular blogs is a proven best practice for bloggers or anyone who wants their work published online. This week’s edition of Angus Prime Filets serves up links to guest blogging articles that will help you learn how to successful publish your guest posts on the top blogs. The basic steps to guest blogging are
- Why guest blogging? Your benefits
- Finding a blog to connect with
- Getting your proposal accepted
- How to write an exceptional guest post
Why guest blogging?
Ann Smarty is authority on guest blogging and runs the successful MyBlogGuest community. She offer up how you can benefit from publishing a guest post and how not to think of it as a shortcut. Hint: You develop positive brand awareness, reputation and engaged fans… not SEO backlinks and instant traffic.
Finding a blog to connect with
You need to find blogs who you’d like to work with and make a connection. Here are several excellent articles to help you find blogs that are relevant to the value you offer and are open to guest posts.
My 3-Step System for Finding Guest Post Opportunities – Problogger.net article by Jocelyn Ann
Want Guest Post Links? Find Them Via Twitter – Ethan Lyon created a great tool which he explains on SEOmoz
5 Reasons Why MyBlogGuest Is My Best Find After 5 Years As Webmaster – Daily SEO Tip explains why the aforementioned MyBlogGuest community is the place to make connections.
Getting your proposal accepted
Next you need submit your guest post proposal. Here are some helpful tips on what to do and what not to do. Hint: Put yourself in the blog owner’s shoes. Always remember guest blogging is not a numbers game. If you spam and send half-baked mass proposals, you won’t get the benefit.
12 Ways to Guest Post on the Greatest Group Marketing Blog – MarketingProfs
The 2 Biggest Guest Blogging Mistakes You Can Make – DailyBlogTips
Write an exceptional guest post
Now it is time to write and publish an excellent post. Here are the fundamental elements to include in your guest post that will help you successfully develop your brand and reputation.
A Quick and Dirty Guide to Your First Guest Post – Neil Patel offers the ultimate guide to writing a guest post on Problogger.net
Creating a Funnel with Your Guest Posts – DailyBlogTips
What additional resources do you recommend to help learn how to guest blog?
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