Finding blogs that accept guest posts is by far the hardest part of the guest blogging process. Guest posting can be a great tool for new bloggers trying to find their footing, and for those looking to garner a few extra links.
Guest posting as a great way to earn backlinks for your site, and benefit from the donor blogger’s direct traffic. Contributing to other blogs is a great way to get started out, but once you’ve got a few under your belt, you probably want to focus on your own blog a little more (unless you have time for both, then go for it!).
Most blogs don’t advertise whether they accept guest posts or not.Most blogs don't advertise whether they accept guest posts or not. Click To Tweet
The other problem is, sometimes you can find guest posting opportunities, but there are strict guidelines that have to be followed. Take HubSpot’s Marketing section for example; no thanks guys.
In this post, I’m going to give you one quick and easy strategy that will allow you to find blogs that accept guest posts with ease.
In fact, the first time I tried this method, I found a promising opportunity within the first 2 minutes of looking – pretty sweet, huh?
In a previous article, I told you how to screen sites before guest posting on them – but that applied to when bloggers approach you first. This time around, we’re going to grab the bull by the horns and dive right into figuring out how to find blogs that accept guest posts.
It’s really simple, and all you’re going to need is your trusty Twitter account.
Often, when bloggers write guest posts, or receive guest posts, they’ll tweet that they have done so.
Now, wouldn’t you say it’s probably easier to get a guest post with a blog that you already know is readily accepting posts? You bet your ass you would.
That’s where this strategy starts to feel painfully obvious.
All you need to do to find these guest posting unicorns, is to go to your Twitter search bar and type:
“YOUR KEYWORD” + guest post
or, replace “guest post” any of the following; guest author, write for us, guest article etc.
So for example, I might type “blogging” + guest post – which gives me this screen;
See it says “#guestpost” there? That’s what we’re looking for.
So, I went to Janice’s blog to check it out. It looked good, so then I went to Majestic and ran it through their software – also came up positive. (See here for how to know if a site is good to guest post on)
I decided that Janice’s blog would be a great place to guest post, and somewhere I’d be happy to share my content. I liked the blog, I liked what Janice had written, and I feel our blogs would compliment each other.
Make sure when you’re checking out blogs that they are relevant. For one, backlinks from irrelevant blogs won’t benefit you anywhere near as much as backlinks from relevant blogs. Secondly, their readers aren’t going to be interested in your health food recipes, if they usually blog about custom cars.
But, there can be some crossover.
For example, someone who blogs about yoga, might be interested in taking your health food related post. Someone who blogs about travelling may be interested in money saving and budgeting tips for travelers. D you see what I’m getting at here?
So the next natural step is to make contact;
I made a comment on one of her posts, and then this was a followup comment clearly stating that I would be interested in guest posting for her.
Janice followed up right away, and we’re currently discussing what I’m going to be writing about!
And that’s all there is to it! Just a quick tip, and one that I originally found within this post at Backlinko (credit where credit is due – thanks Brian) check Backlinko out for other unconventional (and conventional) link building tips!
I chose this time to write a comment, but you could have made contact in any number of ways – a tweet, an email, a contact form submission – the list goes on.
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