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Old 03-23-2010, 04:00 PM
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Guest Blogging

Seeing some people don't really understand the idea of Guest blogging thought I'd start a thread with information about guest blogging.

What is Guest Blogging?
Guest blogging is when you post an article on someone else's blog. You can either ask a blog owner if you can post on their blog or you could be invited to post on a blog.

Why Do Guest Blogging?
If you take advantage of doing guest blogging then this helps build your reputation beyond the scope of your own website or blog.

Usually, when you guest blog you are permitted to include a small author's bio at the end of the article where you can include a description of what you do and a link to your site/blog. The blog owner could also just include as statement that the post was written by a guest blogger. e.g. Guest post by Your Name of Your Website/Blog

If you land a regular gig doing guest blogging then the blog owner would probably give you an account on their blog so the post appears under your own name and you might get an author's page if they do that on the blog.

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What is Guest Blogging?
Guest Blogging 101

So everyone and their tips and related articles about guest blogging.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:04 PM
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What every blogger should insist upon when guest posting

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When you do a guest posts for blogs, you’re doing them a far greater service than they’re doing you. You should be appreciative for the opportunity, certainly, but really, who’s getting the better deal? I think the answer should be obvious.

Think about it: You’re giving them free content for the exchange of some exposure (often very little). If your guest post does well on StumleUpon or on Digg, or attracts large numbers of comments, it is guaranteed to be a huge boon for the blog publishing it. You, on the other hand, may only receive a tiny number of subscribers and a marginal number of click-troughs. That’s just the way it works.

Further, some blogs would crumble if they weren’t constantly fed a steady diet of guest posts. Their posting frequency would dip to levels so low — their reputation would be on the line.

What am I getting at with all this you may be wondering?

Simple: be insistent about certain things when submitting a guest post. It’s your writing. You put lots of time and effort into it, right? You deserve to have your hard work pay off as much as possible....
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Note the credit line at the top of the article: A guest post by Bamboo Forest of Pun Intended
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:08 PM
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Guest Blogging 101

This post at Problogger.net gives a list of tips:
  • Why Guest Bloggers are Great for a Blog
  • How to Find a Guest Blogger for Your Blog
  • How to Get Guest Blogging Jobs
  • How to Be a Good Guest Blogger
For the links go to Guest Blogging 101 at Problogger.net
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:12 PM
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How To Guest Blog Without Disaster

From Chris Garrett's blog:
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Guest writing on blogs can help you reach a new audience, build a better profile, network and perhaps grab a powerful link or two. While it is a great opportunity you have to do it right. It’s a topic that has been on my mind recently after being invited by a couple of bloggers to step in and help while they are otherwise tied up.

Darren has written from the perspective of the blogger hosting the visitor, let’s consider the other side, the guest blogger....
How To Guest Blog Without Disaster

Chris Garrett is the co-author (with Darren Rowse, Problogger.net) of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
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3 Smart Google Search Tips to Hunt for Guest Post Opportunities

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Guest posting is one of the most effective ways to promote your blog, meet new audience and build valuable contacts. Therefore most A-list bloggers guest post and that’s why if you are a blogger, you should too.

This post will help you to start: it lists some useful, yet lesser-known Google search tips that will let you find valuable guest posting opportunities in your niche.
3 Smart Google Search Tips to Hunt for Guest Post Opportunities

Guess what! This is a guest post by Ann Smarty who you will have seen guest blogging in the search engine optimization arena too:
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Ann Smarty is a search geek, social media enthusiast and experienced online shopper. Ann has recently started My Blog Guest – a community of guest bloggers which aims at connecting guest bloggers to blog owners who seek high-quality content and fresh perspectives. Join the community now and promote your blog by guest posting!
Ok, someone else find some helpful articles about guest blogging.
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Guest Posting Etiquette

While we on the Guest Posting Subject, here is another helpful blog post.

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Guest posting has benefits for both the guest poster and the host. Just as in the rest of life, guest posting works best when we all play nicely with each other. Here are some simple etiquette rules to follow when you are guest posting on someone else’s blog, or hosting a guest post on your own blog.

Rules for Guest Posters

Get the post there when you promised it. The host may be holding a slot for your post. If you do not get it to the blogger in plenty of time to upload and format it before...
Continuted at: Guest Posting Etiquette

If i find anymore that i think are important, i'll add them here HTML.
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Here are some leads for you if you want to try Guest blogging: [removed - blog gone]
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It may be helpful for the bloggers that are looking for guest bloggers as well as for readers.
 
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Are You Sure You Know What Guest Blogging Is About? (Quiz)

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Guest blogging is a hot topic now. And plenty of people start doing that. But that’s what makes me feel worried about the concept.

The thing is that once a tactic gets popular enough, it gets so abused that acquires some negative connotation. That’s exactly what happened with “SEO” which now sounds as spam for most Internet users. That is what could happen to guest blogging – I really don’t want it to start sounding as “link dropping” or low-quality content distribution.

This is why I am going to repeat again and again what guest blogging is not and how to adopt a high-quality approach to make the most of the tactic....
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The idea is to form a network consisting of a group of bloggers which can exchange ideas, traffic and at the same time working on link building as well. To me it is something like having partners working on the same direction helping each other along the way.
 
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5 Reasons Why You Should Write Quality Guest Posts

Just found another related article that's a good one to read. If you have not tried out Guest Blogging yet then i'd suggest you read all the replies so far in this thread for some valuable tips.

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Many bloggers avoid writing guest post for other bloggers. They have their own perception that why to spend our time in writing for some other blog and that too for free? Spending your time in writing guest post for other blogger is beneficial for you in many ways.

If you have time constraint in writing guest post, I would suggest to skip writing article on your blog for one day and spend time in writing guest post for another blog. This will give you more benefit, which you get from your own blog.

If you write quality guest post then you will get lots of benefits and exposure for your blog. Here are 5 reasons which shows that why you must write guest post for other bloggers:
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One of the problems that I have run into - I just can not find any reliable guest bloggers. People "say" they want to be a guest blogger. They end up never posting anything, or only post 1 article.
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How do we find a good guest blogger, who is willing to contribute. I never find one, however I have found so many guest blogger, but not much knowledge and good grammar.
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How do you Publish the Right Guest Post?

Now this was a good one to read.

How do you Publish the Right Guest Post?

So how about it? If you have a few people submitting posts on your blog, how do you publish the right one? Not all posts submitted to your blog will be worthy of publishing depending on the content and other rules you set for guest bloggers.

Do you check there blog posts with copyscape to make sure they are not published elsewhere? Do you approve guest posts with even reading them?

Read the comments on the blog post i linked you to also.
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Looking at this from the other side of the coin because there is always a lot of complaints about guest bloggers and not contributing, etc.
Often people want a guest blogger because they essentially don't want to do the work themselves. Personally, if someone wanted to write one post for me then fine, it is my blog and they have no obligation to continue contributing.

Also, a lot of people want to get a guest blogger far too early on in the life of their blog. How do you expect to get a serious guest blogger if you have only written 4 posts yourself?
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Also, a lot of people want to get a guest blogger far too early on in the life of their blog.
Agree to some extent.

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How do you expect to get a serious guest blogger if you have only written 4 posts yourself?
Ya hang out with the big wigs on the social networking sites and then maybe they will do you a favour.
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by which time it would have been quicker to write some more posts yourself
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by which time it would have been quicker to write some more posts yourself
Not necessarily. As you have suggested in another thread here, the power of networking can make a difference.
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Sure, but how long does it really take to write a blog post?
I am not saying that having guest bloggers is wrong, I just personally prefer to do things myself.
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If you take advantage of doing guest blogging then this helps build your reputation beyond the scope of your own website or blog.
In other words, it helps you build an image that you are an expert on whatever your topic was. And it gives you a whole new set of readers who might follow you to your site or your own blog.
 
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