Are You Thinking About Writing Guest Blog Post Or Accepting Guest Blog Post?
Over the years I have accepted tons of guest posts from writers. I did it because I wanted to provide more value to my blog. It was a win/win situation. I got fresh content and the writer got a backlink and exposure.
It seems google had enough with low-quality guest posts. I have to admit I have been guilty of allowing low-quality posts on my blogs. I was trying to be nice, however, it backfired because in trying to be nice I lowered my own pr.
We Are No Longer Accepting Guest Posts Unless…
Before I tell you the requirements that you need to have in order to guest post here I want you to read this FIRST => The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO. If you are one of those spammy guest posters that Matt Cutts is talking about your days are numbered.
Also a warning to you bloggers out there who are allowing these guest posters to post. Stop it! You’re hurting your blog. With that said in order for me to allow your guest post, you need to be an established blogger, blogging on your own blog for at least 1 year.
If you don’t meet that requirement forget about it!
It can’t be a free blog either, you must have your own self-hosted blog to qualify and even then I will visit your blog and read your articles to make sure you are providing quality content on your blog.
So How Do You Get Your Guest Post Out There?
It’s not that doing a guest blog posts is bad. The problem is like most things it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the entire bunch. This is why If you are going to pursue doing guest blog posts, you need to make sure what you are writing is of the highest caliber. You also need to understand how keywords work. I can’t tell you how many times I have been approached by people who want me to put up their guest blog post even though the post itself is pretty weak.
The best types of blog posts are posts that draws the reader in.
Keep that in mind if you still want to do guest posting. My personal opinion is guest posting can still be a powerful tool and a win/win situation. A good friend of mine and a guest blogger here at ProfitOnKnowledge.com
She wrote: HOW TO BUILD A COMMUNITY USING YOUR BLOG
…She just got done writing a really good article on the same subject: G
uest Blogging Is NOT Dead Says Matt Cutts
Now It’s Your Turn…
Do you write or accept guest blog posts? How do you feel about what Matt Cutt’s says?