So why is guest blogging your friend right now? Let’s find out… In the early days of SEO and the “Google Playground that was” bloggers and internet marketers were really left to rain anarchy upon the rest of the world. We were like mischievous children with a magnifying glass and an ant hill left alone in a sand lot. Trouble was bound to brew…
Hundreds of poorly spun articles were submitted to article directories for mega back links and then people reaped the rewards of anchored text links back to their sites. Keywords were packed into blog posts and landing pages. The Panda and the Penguin had yet to stomp us out! (On a different point, for all the havoc these two created they are regarded as very cute and loving animals by most of the world…sweet irony, yes?)
Change In the Way Bloggers Market Articles
Now, though, bloggers have to really work to get their brand and blogs noticed. Although, article marketing on popular sites like E-Zine Articles, Article Base and Amazines is still a “decent” option for getting anchor text back links to your sites, Google has pretty much put the “slap down” on the amount of authority these links have in SEO. Truth be told, I’m happy. There was just too much junk getting submitted and accepted by those kinds of sites.
So now what? Well, we guest blog, like I’m doing here!
Guest Blogging; Not Totally Different!
In my experience, the people who complain about guest blogging the most as a way to boost SEO instead of being able to submit bulk articles to article factories are the same individuals who were cheating in the first place.
Writing a guest post isn’t that much different than writing an article that was going to be submitted to E-zine articles, after all. Actually, when I’m looking for inspiration for guest posting topics, I often go to my E-zine article dashboard look at the topic/title suggestions.
The problem that most people have is that they either have to produce better quality content to get published on other people’s blogs (oh, pray tell…the agony!) or they have to PAY MORE for the content they were buying to actually get it accepted on blogs…and at this I laugh! Sorry for your luck, buddy!
Shut Up and Guest Post!
Just get it done! Do some research on the blogs in your niche that are salivating (and I mean really wanting content!) to accept guest posts. Write a good article that is informative and entertaining and submit it! You’ll be amazed at how grateful most bloggers will be that you actually wanted to write for their site!
How about you? Are you guest blogging? Are you afraid of doing it? Need a paid blog writer do it for you? Let us hear you in the comments!
About the Author
Ken Muise gets paid to write blog posts! Visit him or request his services at Content 4 Blogs