Lots of website owners and bloggers have started taking guest blogging very seriously and started including it into their overall marketing promotion plans. Guest blogging is a great way to build lots of high quality backlinks, traffic, authority for your business and build relationships with fellow bloggers, provided you apply the best practices in guest blogging. Still, there are many bloggers and webmasters who are unaware about the true value of guest blogging and they consider guest blogging activities just waste of time.
There are even some myths floating on internet about guest blogging like:
Guest Blogging is just a waste of time: it’s not true at all. I’m going to share the list of benefits you will enjoy when writing guest posts on other blogs in your niche.
Guest Blogging will reduce the flow of content on your own blog: It’s also not true. You should take guest blogging as an effort to market your blog among targeted audience of your niche. When you do guest posts on other blogs, there will be some blog owners who will be interested in writing guest posts on your blog as well. Content flow is not going to have negative impact due to guest blogging activities on your own blog for sure. As a matter of fact, this is probably one of the blog marketing practices that is within your immediate reach.
It’s really hard to find blogs for guest blogging: It’s not the case at all. You can easily find lots of blogs in your niche that accept guest posts with a little research on internet. And if you don’t want to do any research work on internet, here is a list of 100 plus blogs that accept guest posts and DiTesco, also has some of his own recommended sites here.
Submitting articles of less quality as guest posts: That’s totally BS. You should write your guest posts as if you were writing it in your own blog, perhaps even better.
Now let’s move ahead with the topic for the day. So here is the list of 5 benefits you will enjoy while writing guest posts for other popular blogs in your niche:
Most Trusted and Relevant BackLinks
It’s only due to the power of guest blogging, you will be able to get high quality and most relevant backlinks for your business websites and blogs. It’s only due to guest blogging you are able to get dofollow backlinks from even top blogs in your niche. Since you are blogging on relevant and popular blogs only in your niche, all search engines including Google will give greater value to such links. You can expect getting 2-3 backlinks per guest post which will be available in your guest post body (editorial content) and/or in your profile section. Since we are building quality backlinks, which are taken positively by Google and other search engines, you will enjoy better link relevance and improve your rankings on the SERPs.
Targeted and High Quality Traffic
As you are contributing guest posts on popular blogs. So you can expect some instant traffic on your blog from these guest posts. More traffic means more revenue, which can be in the form of advertisements, products sales and lead generation for your targeted landing pages. Traffic coming from your guest posts can be even more rewarding if you are selling similar but non-competitive products or services on your website. Even a single guest post on a popular blog can send you 100’s of targeted readers to your blog over the period of time. Here is a screenshot showing 450 plus visits that I receive from one of my guest post that I wrote on maxblogpress.com over the period of time. After seeing this screenshot, you should stop saying silly things like Guest Blogging is just waste of time.
Developing Relationship with Other Bloggers
It’s only due to guest blogging you are able to associate yourself with the small and even most popular bloggers of your niche. Most blog owners give great respect to guest bloggers and thus when you approach them for guest blogging opportunities; you will get positive response from most of them. Since I’m doing guest blogging on top blogs in my niche from time to time, I’m able to build a healthy relationship with lots of pro bloggers in the blogging niche. Not only with blog owners, but you will also be able to build a certain level of healthy relationship with their blog readers as well. You basically increase your outreach.
More Guest Posts for Your Own Blog
This is one more rewarding thing you will get once you start engaging yourself in guest blogging activities. When you are contributing guest posts on other blogs, blog owners of those blogs and their readers may be interested in writing some guest posts on your blog as well. Flow of guest blogging requests has certainly increased on my own blog since I started writing on other blogs. In some occasions, I get guest post requests from those blog owners where I had written guest posts in the past. Imagine if I had not written any article for them, they will never know about me and my blog. If they are interested in guest posting for me, that signals the belief that they find my blog good enough to write their high quality guest posts on it.
More Exposure and Popularity for You and Your Business
It’s also true. By contributing guest posts on popular blogs, you are becoming more popular as a blogger and people will start respecting your blogging skills. Due to power of guest blogging, more and more blog owners will start knowing you and your business website. That improves your exposure and visibility. Since I started to contribute guests posts on other blogs in my blogging niche, there are lots of blog owners who are saying positive words about my work and they are more than happy to include me in their community of guest bloggers.
With the help of guest blogging only, you can convert a personal blog into a big brand. Take Bamidele Onibalusi as an example. The man behind youngprepro.com who converted his personal blog to a big brand in the guest blogging niche and leveraged it to make thousands of dollars every month through guest blogging services only.
There may be many more guest blogging benefits you may be enjoying as a guest blogger. It would be great if you could share your valuable thoughts on this topic in the comments section. Thanks!