Guest Posting Builds Your Blog’s Traffic

By Cenay Nailor | Traffic Techniques

Jun 10

If you hang around this blog at all, you know I preach quite a bit about link building, blog commenting and other sufficiently geeky subjects all related to getting your content found.

Today, I want to introduce you to yet another link building strategy with multiple benefits, this one for both of us.

Guest Posts Build Your Readership

Despite what you might think, even a moderately successful guest post can build a steady stream of traffic to your blog. Even with just the one or two links included in the author bio area. Controversial? Funny? Asshole? Any of these can insure it could be substantially more.

Yeah, I know. Defies logic, doesn’t it? Not really, when you think about it.

Add to the body of knowledge on a particular topic and folks just naturally want to know more about you. They will click your links. They will follow your breadcrumbs. They will read your blog. And if they like it, they will subscribe.

Now Offering Guest Posts

Here is where it is win-win-win for us. You get new eyeballs on your content and your rapier wit. Hopefully, you get new regular readers. I get content for my blog that presents a new perspective, a different opinion. And the reader (yes, you dear reader, my reason for living), get more … divergent ideas, laughs, insights, and resources.

Calling All Writers, Bloggers, and Readers Who Want To Write

So, if you thought about writing or blogging and haven’t taken the plunge, consider starting here. If you are a regular blogger and looking to grow your readership, feel free to submit posts and siphon off some of mine… we can share. If you are a professional grade writer, you can submit, but I can’t promise I will accept. I am looking for the “real”, and it’s been my experience that pro-writers, just lack the ability to keep it real.

So, come on… dip a toe in and let’s do this thing. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Did You Notice…?

There are new pages in the navigation bar at the top. If you haven’t checked them out recently, you might want to explore a little. The Guest Post Guidelines are in the About section. You can review my requirements and submit an article there.

Related Resources You Should Read Before Submitting A Post

  • How To Guest Post To Promote Your Blog: Need a few hints on Guest Posting? Please read this very helpful article from Darren and Josh, over on Problogger. It’s called How To Guest Post To Promote Your Blog, and offers some great insight on how writing Guest Posts (Anywhere, not just here) can help grow your own blog and readership.
  • How NOT To Get A Guest Post Published On a Blog in 11 Easy Steps: However, there is also a danger of pissing the blog owner off, and not getting your content published. Again, thanks to Darren’s content over at Problogger.com, here is an article to help you avoid that. Please read How NOT To Get A Guest Post Published On a Blog in 11 Easy Steps
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Hi Cenay,
I have submitted a few guest posts here and there, and have a few more planned that I’ve been invited to do after requesting the opportunity.

However, I have Guest Post Contributions on my site too, and have actually offered a series of questions for the contributors to answer – this has been really effective for time -poor WAHM’s, who are keen to answer my simple questions, and I get great varied content and lots of link love.

One of my questions is to ask them to recommend 3 od their fave sites, who I then invite to contribute a post, as they are recommended already!

Charndra

P.S My site is only 3 months old, and I am happy with 350+ unique visitors a day atm.

You can see how it works here:
http://www.mygreennappy.org/nappy-resources/meet-our-guests/

And here is the contribution guidelines I use:
http://www.mygreennappy.org/contact/your-guest-post-contribution-meet-our-friends/

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So, true. Thank you for pointing out this simple little strategy that helps everyone. It’s a win-win.

Thomas

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Wow Charndra, I appreciate the insight into how you invite guests to introduce themselves and provide both you and your readers a look into their site.

Though our sites are in different *areas* on the Internet, there are things you do that could work for me. I will probably be updating my guidelines page soon to reflect these changes.

Also, did you uncheck the CommentLuv box so we couldn’t see your most recent post? I find that many of my readers value the links, and the commenters obviously benefit. Perhaps you felt because you left two links I wouldn’t appreciate the third, but seriously, anything that adds value is okay in my book.

And Thomas, thanks for stopping by and leaving your words of encouragement. As always, I appreciate you.

PS: To both of you AND future readers… if you join the site at http://www.ComLuv.com, then when someone hovers over the little heart at the end of the comment showing your last blog post, they will ALSO see where else you have commented, who you are, a brief bio, and a photo. Try it. Hover over the little heart after “Cenay’s last blog post”.

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