Guest blogging is only the way to spread your blog over the community and earn followers but why some people neglect the guidelines.
If you think, guest blogging is only to publish an article and build some backlinks.
Then you are wrong, you are just consuming your time.
Wait wait, what should you have to follow to make sure your guest blogging more effective.
Here we are sharing some of the important points which you should read.
This guide is all about what does and does not follow for a guest blogger.
Start your guest blogging and show your talent to the new audience.
Do read the Guidelines:
Different blogs have different requirements to start contributing to them. There are some blogs that accept guest posts should be round about 600 to 700 words.
Some blogs give you permission to add only 1 or 2 links in bio.
I have read on one of the blogs which stated that contributors should be active in the comment section for 2 weeks other than the links will be removed.
Hence, check the guest blogging guidelines on each case.
Do create exceptional content:
No quality blogs would accept a poorly written article, Every owner has a goal to provide exceptional content to their audience.
Doubtless, nobody is perfect but doing a deep search and proper structure to blog post would be appreciated.
Unless we forgot to provide such kind of content which people helped.
The question is that how we can write a guest blog post which accepts?
Let me tell you,
There are many blogs who mentioned their top best guest blog post on the top of the sidebar.
You can find out by the terms ‘top 15 best guest blog post’ or ‘Favorite post’ etc.
The following group of question you should analyze from these posts:
- What’s the topic?
- What’s the style these blog posts used?
- How they start their introduction?
- Word count of these blogs.
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Do write for the audience:
If you are writing for a small business blog, don’t go with SEO to target audience worldwide, if your goal is to persuade the reader of that desire blog than go with interest of the readers.
Build your brand:
Start guest blogging with the aim of building your brand not just for link building tactics. There is a huge number of newbie bloggers who just make a thin content and publish them for building links.
Thin and span content will boost your traffic for a short span of time but if your goal for long terms, try to put some effort and produce an industry-relevant content.
There are several ways to get the idea for the guest post, Quora is one of the best ways to get the ideas of content. Read the blog comments were mostly people share their questions. And there are lots of other ways to explore the ideas of content.
Try to read your readers comment and response, this would help to make a better relationship with them.
Do craft a perfect byline:
if you want to show your worth of content, make a perfect bio which gives attention to your readers. Try to add a contribution with previous blog owner or any achievement.
Proofreading is the essential thing of any blog owner, if there is grammar or spelling mistakes then there are a chance it would be rejected.
If you don’t have a professional editor, simply read and read again to make sure there are no grammar or spelling mistakes.
Another way to avoid from spelling and grammar mistakes is to install a chrome extension of Grammarly which is completely free.
Don’ts of Guest Blogging:
Don’t be spammy:
The word spam is hate everywhere no matter what form it comes from, You will lose the trust of your readers if you just doing a guest post for the backlink.
If you putting a link which Leeds to your blog, in such cases, many owners of the blog does not permits you to add the links in the body of the post. Author bio where usually the guest blogger share their link in the form of “click here” to read more from this author.
And one thing more doesn’t send the same email to 100 of blogs for requesting guest post. Some people copy
Don’t Spin Articles:
The spin article can be detected easily because they are terrible and don’t read well.
Why google penalize such website with spin content because it does not make sense to the reader who can read it well.
There are lots of other people who are using spin content but not just single click, you have to put some efforts, make some changes, correcting grammar mistakes and making them human-readable content.
Don’t use the same article:
Don’t use single post over and over again, if you were serious about quality guest blogging and wants to promote your brand then only publish the single piece of content on only one blog.
Don’t post on spammy and low-quality websites:
Spammy website something like that dirty fish in the net which can spoil all your effort in the eye of Google
You should have to avoid such kind of websites which are spammy, they may be the cause of the destruction of your character in the guest blogging field.
Don’t complain if you’re article is rejected:
The rejection of the article does not mean you should stop, you should ask how can I improve it and make better.
There are many qualities content writer had faced such kind of rejection but they continue their work.
If you think the rejected article is valuable, then you can publish it later somewhere else.
The Dos and Don’ts of guest blogging for blog owner:
- DO: Allow the author to add links of his own site. The only reason they doing guest blogging.
- DO: A Good behavior leads to a strong relationship, if the author awful writing, tells them what’s wrong and what they work on instead of misbehavior. If he writes well, encourage them.
- DON’T: if the guest blogger wants to publish spin content or something which not give enough value to your readers, don’t accept such kind of blog post.
While for readers, they should take some times to give a positive response on each piece of content, either its bad or good. It will encourage the owner to produce better content.
Conclusion: The Dos and Don’ts of guest blogging:
Doubtless, Guest blogging is an effective strategy to make powerful links but the compelling way might know few people.
Life is full of shortcut but sometimes this shortcut may down your goal. Blogging is the name of the patient, if you think it will get brisk my effort overnight then you are wrong.
Follow these Dos and Don’ts of guest blogging to make your blog as a brand in the industry.