Guest Posting To Increase Traffic
What Is Guest Blogging?
If you have never heard the concept of guest blogging, let me explain it.
As the name already suggests, you blog for someone else as a guest on their site.
Alternatively you could also offer other people to do the same, for your site.
IF you choose the latter option, watch out that the content is 100% original and not a copy of a previously written text, because otherwise Google and other search engines will not be pleased and it can seriously damage your site!
However, if you decide to guest blog, make sure to offer quality content yourself. People will proof read your articles and know if it is written by you.
Why Should I Bother With This?
Of course it sounds a bit odd to guest post for someone and do them a favor out of the blue.
The reason people like to guest post, because 1) it will increase exposure for them and 2) it will increase the traffic on their own blog. (more on that later on)
Guest posting is a very powerful and quick way to increase your exposure and traffic.
Additionally it provides reliable backlinks to your site as well.
Where To Guest Blog?
If you are just starting out with your own website, I suggest to add a few articles and blog for at least a month to have some articles present.
If you're already a few months into your blog this will be a bit easier, as you have something to show as a portfolio for pitches.
So if you're trying to look for blogs to guest post on, I suggest you try the following:
- Search Blogs that are in your niche and allow guest posts
- Search terms like "guest post" or "blog for us" on twitter
- Linkedin is also a reliable source you could find bloggers looking for guest posts
- Or find websites that list a numerous amount of different niche websites allowing guest posts
Honestly this step takes a bit of time but it's worth the search.