Do you have a blog and are looking for guest bloggers?
Are you looking for a way to guest blog on other sites?
Whether you're wanting to write more or are looking for writers, guest blogging may be the right solution for you.
In this article, I'll show you the four best communities to help you launch your guest-blogging activities.
Why Guest Blog?
The answer is simple—to get visibility, receive more web traffic and develop relationships.
Earlier this year, Matt Cutts declared the fall of guest blogging, launching a controversial debate around the web. The point is this: with the Google algorithm becoming more complex, the key to success in guest blogging resides in quality, originality and creativity of the blogger's content. No tricks.
Guest blogging is an excellent method of marketing your site by publishing posts for other blogs and/or accepting posts from other writers.
#1: Pitch Or Find Posts On Guest Crew
If you are just starting out as a guest blogger and want an immediate boost for your business, Guest Crew is the right place to begin.
After a free registration, you can choose to use this platform as a blog owner or an advertiser.
If you are a blog owner, you'll receive advertisers' offers to publish their content on your site. You can decide to get free offers or ask for a payment from $1 to $500+. Try to be fair, and ask for an appropriate price related to your page rank or domain authority; blog owners have a reputation to maintain.
For advertisers, the process is simple—the more you pay, the better the blog placement.
However, if you are searching for a sharper attack on the market, you can begin a guest-posting campaign. In this case, you'll set type and number of articles, target and budget, and then start a free or paid campaign. Guest Crew will do the rest, sending your proposal to blogs that best fit your requirements.
If you don't have all of the money at once, you can use their credit/coin system, and buy credits to start the campaign. One credit is equivalent to $1, but in this way the system will take credits from your account in the final step.
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It is also possible to donate credits to other advertisers, participating in their crowdsourcing campaign.
Guest Crew is a good jumping-off point, whether you are looking to write or receive blog posts.
#2: Collaborate On Content With MyBlogGuest
A main reason for joining a guest-blogging community is to create a network of colleagues and potential customers. MyBlogGuest helps you easily make those connections. Once you register, use the Welcome forum to introduce yourself. Then get in touch with other users by going to forum sections, Looking for Guest Bloggers and Looking for Blogs.
MyBlogGuest offers a rich toolset for its users. Access the Articles Gallery to choose articles, which are differentiated by tags and categories. Blog owners can explore this database to find the most suitable articles for their websites.
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The section Article Requests is reserved for writers who are in search of opportunities. Select among different categories and contact publishers personally.
MyBlogGuest also provides an Infographics Gallery, where infographics authors (visual specialists) and blog owners (writers) can communicate and collaborate. The option device is offered by the ebooks section.
There is a free version of MyBlogGuest, as well as basic premium and advance-paid options. Start by exploring the site and decide if a paid version is right for you.
#3: Find or Get Found On Guestr
Experts often participate in guest blogging to build up their niche and cement their reputation. On Guestr, blogs are listed by category, so it's easy to connect with other specialty sites. You can post a website listing and have others pitch blog ideas to you or pitch a guest blog idea for someone else's site.
For example, if you usually write about shopping, you can review all of the websites with listings in that category. Consider page rank and number of monthly site visits when choosing which sites to pitch.
To give you extra communication with others in the community, you're provided with links to the social media profiles of those who post. Klout score is also given automatically when a writer proposes an article for your website.
#4: Get Sourced On Blogger LinkUp
Blogger LinkUp is a free service that allows you to post articles you have available and respond to requests for guest posts. There's also a Contests & Products for Review section, where you can make contest and product announcements, and respond to posts in that section that make sense to feature on your site.
Plus Blogger LinkUp has threads for link sharing, as well as requests for sources. In this section you can post if you are looking for source quotes and interviews or respond to someone else's request for a source which is another great way to get and give links and solidify yourself as an authority.
Blogger LinkUp has a comprehensive list of quality content in a variety of categories. You can view listings online, but you'll need to sign up to respond or post a request of your own. They also send out an email blast with listings three times per week.
Over to You…
Experts participate in guest blogging so they can get great content for their sites and have their articles posted on other quality sites. This helps expand reach to new audiences, develop community with other experts and build an outstanding reputation.
Check out these sites and see their benefits as you develop or expand your guest-blogging efforts.
What do you think? Which of these communities will you use to get your blog off the ground? Do you know other useful sites? Please share your experience in the comments.
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