My name is Kalen Smith. I became a professional blogger and Internet marketer in 2008. Some of my more sites include Engineer-a-Business and Online Rookies. I have used a variety of different tactics to promote my own sites and help clients. One of the most successful tactics I have used is guest blogging. I have secured guest posts on Problogger, Forbes, Investopedia, BrandWatch and other prominent websites. You can secure guest posts on great sites too if you play your cards right.
I have found guest blogging to be a very involved and effective marketing technique. A little while ago I realized that someone could create an entire blog dedicated to the topic. That is why I built Guest Blogging Resources. This blog shares different strategies for people who want to use guest blogging to promote their business.
What is Guest Blogging?
Guest blogging has become one of the most popular online marketing and linkbuilding techniques. The practice involves a blogger offering others to publish content on their site in exchange for an author biography and backlinks to their site. This is a mutually beneficial technique for both parties. The blogger can get free, original content for their site. The guest in turn gets more exposure and backlinks to boost their SEO rankings.
This sounds like a perfect system right? If only it worked as easily as people hoped. Guest blogging is a great way to promote your presence online, but it can also be difficult to do right. There are a number of challenges that many people encounter when they do guest blogging.
Learning the System
I have collaborated with a number of freelancers and bloggers in my time. I have found that there are a number of mistakes that many people make while they are guest blogging.
I have to admit that I made my share of mistakes when I was getting started. I still make mistakes to this day, but at least they are fewer and further between. Guest blogging really is a learning curve and it takes time to get in sync with it. However, you can perfect your technique a lot faster if you know what you need to do.
How Can This Site Help Me With Guest Posting?
You came here to learn how to improve your guest blogging strategy. Here are some things that I discuss:
- How to write content that will get published on quality sites
- How to find sites that accept guest posts
- How to network with great bloggers and convince them to accept a post from you
- How to plan your linkbuilding strategy to improve your search engine rankings and avoid being penalized by Google Penguin
- How to make sure your content draws new visitors to your site
I am also in the process of developing an ebook that can teach you some of the best guest posting strategies. I look forward to working with you!