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8 Tips to Become A Successful Guest Blogger

Guest blogging has become a great way for bloggers to expand their audiences, get quality links for SEO purposes, practice their writing, and much more. So in this article we are going to go over 8 tips to see improve your guest blogging.

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Understand the Audience

Have a good understanding on what type of audience you will be writing for. Check out some of their comments, what content they liked the most, and what they would be interested in. The more information you can gather about them, the easier it is going to be for you to entertain them and keep them engaged.

Research the Website

The first thing you will need to do it research a few different aspects of the website you are about the write on. Don’t just automatically post on a website just because they will let you. You have to make sure the website is considered a high quality site because you will get punished by major search engines if you have links pointing from bad sites.Once you have verified the website is good, then you can continue.

Keep to Relevant Sites

If you have your website, you should try and write guest posts on sites that are specifically about your niche or is at least relevant. The more you do this, the more people you will be able to attract to come over to your blog. Your links will also be worth more in the eyes of search engines and you will be able to write quality stuff about a niche that you are already an expert in.

Write Something the Audience Hasn’t Heard

You should check and see what the previous posts have been about to make sure you don’t end up writing about something the audience already knows. The last thing you want is for them to be bored and not take an interest in your blog. Come up with something that is unique and relevant to your niche.

Always Write Quality Articles

This should be a given, but making sure that your content is as best as it can be will a major factor in your success. If you have a massive guest posting campaign and end up rushing all of the content, then your readers will notice and assume that all of your posts are low quality. Why would they want to read bad articles when they could just find another related blog that is better?

Focus on Winning Over the Audience

Your writing should convince the audience that what you post is always top quality and that they can get much more information from your website. Although you don’t want to be that open about it because it might make the website owner a little mad, but your goal should be to try and win some of that audience over.

The more people you get to look at your content, the more loyal readers you will get, increasing the overall success of your blog.

Use Good Links and Anchor Texts

Linking is a big part about guest blogging. Although your entire purpose shouldn’t be all about links, you should have a good strategy that helps build your authority and rank throughout your website. Making sure to use the best anchor texts as possible will make sure that people use those links and that search engines will count them.

Anchor texts should be relevant, honest, and if possible, have the keyword included. Using dishonest anchor texts can end up ruining the content you created and turn people away from checking out your website. You will also be punished by search engines because they can match what the anchor text says and what type of content it leads to.

Build Relationships

Once you have completed and posted an article on someone else’s page, don’t just leave and never talk to them again. You should try and as many relationships within your niche as possible. You could set up an agreement to include each other’s links in the content that is posted, or you might be able to get some questions answered in the future if you ever run into a problem.

There are plenty of reasons having a relationship will help you, so don’t just use people to post on their sites and then run away.

About the Author Joseph Adediji

Joseph is a Web Enthusiast, a Tech Lover, Writer and an Internet Para-Addict!.I am the Founder of Blogging Tips Today. I love to write about Blogging, SEO, Internet Marketing and Technology.

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nikhil20 says

Great Tips Alan,

Guest blogging is a great way to drive traffic. It is like a weapon you have to utilize it properly. And tips you provided helps to it.
Thank you for sharing this post with us.
Nikhil ๐Ÿ™‚

Kevin Fernandez says

Guest blogging is the best way of getting natural backlinks which Google loves! Anyone can become a guest blogger but it takes a lot to become a successful guest blogger. Nice post!

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Kevin, it surely takes a lot to become a successful guest blogger.
    Thanks for reading and commenting.

Shital Bhalani says

Hey joseph, its awesome article really good share many blogers are looking for guest bloging but its not easy to do guest post i have never tries it because i was little bit nurvuse about it but after reading your article i think i should try it thanks for great share Joseph.

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Shital,
    no need to be nervous about guest blogging, believe me, guest blogging is actually fun!
    It all start with a post, once you publish one guest post, your nervousness will surely disappear. ๐Ÿ˜€

Nagar says

Guest blogging is a good concept for sharing content specially in internet marketing as it helps a lot in bringing more and more traffic to blog so convert visitors into customers if they find valuable content

Claire Georghiades says

Some great tips here on successful guest blogging, which is not an easy thing to do. Thank you so much!

Arun Kumar says

Guest blogging is a great
way to drive traffic.
Thank you for sharing this post with us.
Arun Kumar

Walter Pinem says

of all the guest blogging tips that are exist, I think you wrote it completely, even what I haven’t read before. thanks for sharing and glad to be here ๐Ÿ™‚

    Joseph Adediji says

    Ho Walter,
    Good to know you learnt something new in the post, hope to see you around here. says

Now I am thinking do some guest post on other blogs.Thanks for such a useful post.

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Kaushal,
    you should surely do some guest blogging, you will find it to be interesting.

David Haines says

Hi Joseph, thanks for this great information! Guest Blogging is a great way to increase your readership and backlinks to your content. Your tips are going to help a lot of people.

Best wishes in 2014!!

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi David,
    Happy New Year and Thanks for commenting. Have a great 2014 ahead.

Shirish Dhungel says

Agreed. But where to choose images to describe the post??

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Shirish,
    You can create your own images with softwares like Corel Draw or Photoshop, or you could do a search on google images to find relevant images for your blog posts.

Harikumar says

Thanks for sharing. nice tips about Guest Blogging for beginners.


princemolak says

Hey Mr Josylad,nice tips for guest posters,looks like am gonna do lot of guest posting this month,and your post will be my guide.

Naveen Kulkarni says

Great article. Guest posting has been a great way to get the new blogs noticed across the web and of course, your tips are really helpful.

Thanks so much.

Samir says


Well I guess I’m not a successful blogger because i haven’t took much care about it. The tips you’ve shared are really informative.


Obat Jantung says

Hi, Joseph thank you very much for useful tips.

Mike Howg says

Hi Joseph,

Great tips for guest bloggers. I’ve been thinking of doing some guest blogging and have been looking for some pointers. Hopefully writing a few guest posts will help get some more traffic. Thanks.

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Mike,
    guest posting will surely help you, make sure you give it a try.

Shirish Dhungel says

Writing about unique content with catchy title might work as best way to be successful in guest blogging.

Rian Kid says

Hi joshep, it’s awesome post to great discuss many blogers are seeking visitor bloging although it’s difficult to complete visitor publish we’ve in no way attempts the item mainly because when i seemed to be small bit nurvuse regarding it although right after studying your document i think i will try it many thanks pertaining to great discuss joshep.

Pramod says

Nice article, but the latest statement of Matt Cutts made a buzz around blogosphere and I think guest blogging will harm by some percentages and it will be more tough to get accepted when it comes to high authority blog.

    Joseph Adediji says

    Hi Pramod,
    I did watch the latest video on guest blogging by Matt Cutts, according to the video, he said guest blogging is not bad but we should not see it as a means to build just links to our site, guest blogging is more than just building links, rather it is about adding value to the host blog and getting exposure along the line.
    Thanks for commenting.

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