“Are you a blogger and happy with the amount of traffic your website is getting. Don’t you want to increase its potential to more. If you want too, then ahead is the blog which deeply explains each and every aspects of guest posting. As a bonus you will get the free guest posting sites.”
Few blogs earlier, I have explained how to increase your domain authority while blogging. Now we will discuss the guest posting which is the most effective way to increase your domain authority.
Many digital marketing professionals believe that guest posting is the most important strategy from any other activity that can attract visitors towards your website, followers and attain your readers interest.
So, Let’s Understand
What is Guest Posting?
Guest posting means writing and posting as a guest on someone’s website. Posting a content on their other’s website gives the website owner a unique content and you get an external backlink to your website or blog in return.
There are lots of websites that offer guest posting on their website. Posting on another website is another way to reach a new audience and more brand exposure. It also gives you a great chance to improve your website ranking in search engines. There are some benefits of guest posting, which we will discuss later.
It’s so simple to start guest posting as the author and website owners get a win win situation in this case.
Be Specific on your Goal for Guest Posting
Before you start accepting guest posting, you need to keep a goal. A goal can keep you on a track that what kind of blogs or articles your website will accept from other guest bloggers around the globe. Your goal can be different from other websites.
You can categorize your path from these 3 types of goals.
- Goal is to get an enormous amount of traffic, towards your website.
- Improving your brand value and making it more wide in the specific niche.
- You can set your goal to get high quality backlinks to rank in search engines. (Beware before setting a goal to this type. The google keep eye on such websites, to strike them down).
These goals help you to find the right article for your website. As they help you in achieving your target.
What will you get in return while guest posting?
- You can get all these underlined things.
- You will get content which will be unique and focused on the same niche.
- Your audience will take more interest in it.
- Websites will get more social exposure as bloggers share them on their social media and even comment on them.
- You will get free Brand Promotion by guest bloggers.
Let’s take an example to make it more clear. If you have a website which provides only digital marketing services. Then you will have to find only websites that post or have digital marketing related topics on their website. It will make websites more engaging in the same niche.
How to find such guest posting options?
If you are looking for guest posting, then always keep clear in mind that only search for the same niche website for guest posting.
You can find guest posting on google search.
It’s a great place to do research and get some unique websites for guest posting. You can search websites which accept guest posting via these keywords.
- keyword “submit a free guest post”
- keyword “free guest post”
- keyword “free guest posting”
- keyword “accepting free guest posts”
- keyword “guest posting guidelines”
If you search above keywords in google search you will definitely find some great websites to post as guest bloggers.
High Profile Guest Bloggers
Do you know any popular guest blogger in your niche? If you read (you should make a habit to read) blogs related to your niche, then you will surely get to know some most popular bloggers.
You will know some popular names, some of the indian popular bloggers are Pradeep Chopra, (Co-founder of Digital Vidya), Sorav Jain (Founder of echoVME), Harsh Agarwal (founder of ShoutMeLoud), Jitendra Vaswani (Founder of SchemeNinja), Avinash Kaushik(Co-founder of Market Movie).
You can do some google search and you will find them. You can search them on google by the popular name of blogger “guest post by ”. It will show you all posts, the author posted as guest posting. You can make a debut entry in the world of famous blogging, if some of the popular bloggers make an entry for you.
Checking Backlink of Competitors
If you really want to fetch some great guest posting websites, then you should always try to do a deep backlink analysis of your competitors. It will reveal some great gifts for you. You can do backlink analysis through many tools, like Ahref, SEMRush, UberSuggest also.
You can easily find backlinks from a guest posting website. Checking through a tab or term named as Link Intersect or Backlink Gap. Only you need to enter your website url and your competitors website.
Then it’s BINGO.
It will make a set of websites from which your website is not getting backlinks.Now use it and get benefited.
Send a Pitch for Guest Posting
Before we directly move to pitching a website for guest posting, there are few things that you need to keep in mind before pitching.
- Firstly visit the website and check the blog content. Do the blog contain the same content you also post. Do they have the same keywords you searched for while looking for guest posting.
- Do they post for beginners?
- Is the post deal with B2B, B2C?
- Type of content they post on their website, like detailed or general?
- Do guest posts receive likes or comments?
Read Guest Bloggers Bio
Viewing other guest bloggers’ author bio, will give you an idea about who they are? Maybe if they are bloggers, business owners or freelancers. You get a chance that they will accept your blog content.
Post Best Performing Topic
You can also check on the website what type of topics are popular and are more audience retention. This will surely increase your own website traffic.
How to pitch for any guest posting website?
First, go through their website. Then read their guest posting guidelines before sending the pitch. Some guest posting websites ask for pitch and some directly ask for full content. Do they want bloggers to register and submit content through wordpress panels?
You can do some personalization while emailing.
Every email of a guest posting pitch starts with “Hello Sir/Madam”, “Hello”, “Hi”, “Hi, To the owner of XYZ.com”. There are lots of welcoming words you can use.
You can use the name of the blog owner, from the website. If you don’t find the name of the owner then you can check the social media channels from the website. Search for the name and use it for your personalization in your email. It can also make a great impact.
You can also introduce yourself also to make it clear that you are a blogger by inserting your blog homepage link. In the end you can give some published content of your’s. Choosing the best engagement is great, so that it can attract the blog owner towards your audience value.
How to create an author biography
If you really want to enjoy the guest posting and its benefits, be sure to create an attractive author bio. It is also another way to get a backlink on any website. You can change your author bio according to the website and your objective.
Getting backlinks is everyone’s goal (major goal). Then you must link your website by proper anchor to the specific service or product you are promoting.
If you want tons of traffic towards your website, then you should also consider creating a great remarkable landing page for your upcoming customers. You can also go through this deep article on how to increase organic traffic.
Need social exposure, then you must also include your social media handles into your author bio. It will increase a chance to grow your followers. Just drop a message like ” Don’t forget to follow me for more exciting content“.
Each word can bring attention. That also plays an important role while writing a description for your author bio. You can share your background and experience. You can also write your current employment state and projects you have done. Freelancer works also attract people.
Point to remember while guest posting
Always keep in mind that the nature of linking should be natural, not forceful. While linking your website, use proper anchor text on targeted service or product.
Don’t use unnecessary words as anchor text in your linking. Anchor text should be relevant to linking websites. You can also use keywords as your anchor text, that’s the best practice to use it.
Using anchor text linking too much can cause your website to be penalized.
Enjoy the FREE guest posting lists
I also use these websites to publish my clients content while freelancing. I also update the list from time to time. If you are also open for guest posting. Then comment your website to add them to this list.
Guest posting on a well reputed and high quality website can give you great success in your blogging journey. It is the most popular way to make a name in a specific niche. You can try sending pitches or search in google for guest posting websites.
There are many guest posting websites that ask for money to post as a guest. Remember asking for money to get links is totally against google’s policy. If your website gets caught, you could face heavy penalization on your website performance, ranking or even ban from appearing in google search results.
Catch the comment with private networks and dropped domains. You should remove them from your comment for your website safety.
If you are also searching for a guest posting website, we are also open to accept free guest posts. Read our guest posting guidelines to post here.
Have you tried guest posting for growth of your business or website? Do you have any other tips for improving website growth? You can share that too in the comment section.