Blogging is not as easy as everyone thinks. It also has some of its requirements like optimizing content, professional approach and hard work. Its not the same that you just write a post and start getting loads of traffic next day. In short many things are to be considered and worked upon. Specifically talking about Guest Blogging, yes it is a good way to build back links and get more traffic. Lets have a look at the advantages and strategies for Guest Blogging.
- Back Links
Good traffic is a dream of every blogger. To get good traffic many strategies are recommended and Guest Blogging is one of them. Surely this is the way to convey your thoughts at a broader spectrum and you are being read by more number of people. Anyone inspired by your article will surely pay you a visit at least once. Moreover the best part is that traffic coming through Guest Blogging can be termed as Targeted Traffic. So guest posting on recognized and widely read blogs will surely give you loads of traffic.
Yes, an important factor in contributing to page rank. This is also a major benefit of Guest Posting that your blog gets back link. Such do-follow back links help to increase page rank and search engine rankings too. Mostly blogs allow only 1 back link but few can give 2.
This may not seem a benefit to many, but it is for sure. Guest Blogging is very effective to get experience in your field. You are free to write on your blog and you write in a very relaxing manner but when you are writing guest posts, you keep their required standard in your mind and have some where a hidden fear in your heart of being rejected. This fear of standard and critical approach can polish your skills more. Clearing the concept, when some one comes to your blog and read your any post, he reads with a feeling of visitor, but when you submit guest post the one who is reviewing analyze every aspect of it critically that whether it will meet the standards or not? In addition to this, Guest Blogging introduce you to the views of wider audience about your post and their comments can also add a lot to your experience.
GUEST POSTING STRATEGIES
- Analyze the situation
- Prepare a list
- Write and Submit
ANALYZE THE SITUATION
Situation analysis is very important in order to get maximum out of Guest Blogging. So first is to maintain your own blog properly for which you are going to get Back Link. It should have enough content, at least 15 posts so that the traffic coming from there may not be disappointed. Its better to start after the recent Page Rank update so that your back links may be considered for sure and contribute for your blog in next Page Rank update.
PREPARE A LIST
Next is to prepare a list. Remember, Guest Blogging will only benefit you if you target your same niche blogs. Prepare a list of blogs that are related to your niche and accept Guest Posts. My personal recommendation is that those blogs should have at least PR 3 and Alexa Rank below 1 Lac. Firstly you should target blogs about whom you think your post will be accepted easily. Read their rules and guidelines for Guest Bloggers and keep them in mind while writing.
WRITE AND SUBMIT
Here comes the main task. Writing. Consider any related topic and check that it is not already covered on that blog . Also do not forget to read previous Guest Posts on that specific blog in order to get an idea that what is expected from Guest Bloggers. After that write an effective and attractive post with their described rules in mind. So after writing just use the related images with proper reference and have a critical look and then submit. Just be patient after submitting and head on to your next task.
Obviously if your writing is worth something, it will be published for sure. So once your Guest Post gets published, advertise it and learn from the comments and views of visitors and improve accordingly. Also have a look at Traffic Stats too for a while.
LAST WORD !
So that is all about Guest Blogging from my side. Missed any point? Let me know then. In last a question from you:
Is Guest Blogging Effective ?