What is Guest Posting?

Opportunities for guest posting
Searching for Guest Posting opportunities
Guest blogging – also known as guest posting – is the practice of contributing a post to another person’s blog in order to build relationships, increase exposure, create authority and of course our favourite: LINKS!
Links are one of the most important factors in ranking on Google, hence it is no wonder that people are dying to find out more and more guest posting opportunities
Guest blogging has been extremely popular in recent years, as it offers bloggers a lot of benefits like :
  1. Engaging and Contributing to a different community than their own.
  2. Getting their brand in front of a wider audience.
  3. And of course, to get backlinks from high authority domains!
  4. This sounds too good to be true right?

However, it is not that simple! You need to keep a few things in mind before you decide to submit a guest blog:

  1. Target blogs who have a similar audience or are in the same niche: It is no use if you write about pet care and you are approaching someone with a tech blog
  2. Write a compelling pitch: Keep in mind that the blog owner must be going through hundreds of applications for guest posts every day. You have ten seconds to capture their attention, make it count!
  3. Review their blog content: Look for their style of writing, whether they include a lot of images, whether they include interactive posts or not. You get the point, you need to respect their style and write accordingly
  4. Focus on building a relationship: Yes, we all want backlinks, however, I believe that should be a benefit and not just your sole aim. Maintaining healthy relationships with bloggers from your niche is always great!
If you are willing to take time to build relationships, you will definitely see a positive result!
So now, the question is, where do you find sites which accept guest posts?There is a simple way and a difficult way to do this.
Let us talk about the difficult way first :  
Head over to Google and enter the following queries :

  1. Site:domain.com “submit a guest post”
  2. Site:domain.com “guest post by”
  3. Site:domain.com “contribute”
  4. Site:domain.com “write for us”
  5. Site:domain.com “Accepting guest posts”
  6. Site:domain.com “become a contributor”
 
And any other semantic phrases you can think of. Just keep entering them and create a spreadsheet of the ones in your niche or the ones you like!
This will take a bucket-load of time, but it will get the job done! I can vouch for that since I have built a lot of backlinks through this process!

Now let us move on to the easy way :

Recently, while browsing around, I came across this site which claimed to have a database of over 50,000 blogs accepting guest posts. This number is increasing every time a user executes a query on their website. So I thought, why not give it a try!

Big Guest Posting Query Page
The interface was neat, and as you can see, it has a lot of filters to customize the search results. I went ahead to try it, and I was surprised that their database had blogs for everyone! If you want a high authority backlink you can target them! If you are just starting out, you can target the small fish! It is all up to you!
There were real websites, and not those private blog networks (PBNs) which may or may not get you penalized. You are redirected to the guest posting section for the respective websites when you click on a link! It is extremely easy, and I loved it! Take a look.
 
Big Guest Posting Results page
I liked it so much, I decided to reach out to the creator of this brilliant tool, Jamie Costello, and I had some questions for him. This tool addresses a real pain point of every internet marketer and I wondered why no one had addressed this before!
Read on if you would like to see what he had to say! Here is how our conversation went

1. How did you manage to come up with such a big database?

We built very advanced custom scraping/crawling software solution to search the internet for pages that match a list of conditions that would give an accurate result in determining if a web page is a guest posting information page or a guest post. Both of which would indicate the website accepts guest posts.

 2. You have addressed a real pain point here, how did you come up with this idea?

We came up with the idea when I actually wanted to do some manual outreach for an existing business of my own but couldn’t find a guest posting database. All I could find where small lists of websites. The biggest one I could find was 1,400 big. I couldn’t understand why one didn’t already exist so I made one and its 50,000 websites big!

 3. Did blogs voluntarily list themselves with you? Or you had to reach out to them?

As this is an automated system there has been no proactive contact with the blogs themselves it’s just not possible on that scale as our database is huge and will probably end up being about 100k big. We do get blog owners requesting inclusion every day though once they stumble upon our website.

 4. Does the database cover only the popular niches or it covers the very unique niches too?

It covers about every niche you can think of and when a user searches for a niche it doesn’t contain, our systems will launch in the background and search for guest posting opportunities in that niche.

 5. Anything you want to add?

The main advantage of our system is the time it saves you. There are about 50 guest posting search modifiers such as “blog for us” and “write for us” then times that by your niche keywords lets say 10. 10 x 50 = 500 searches, then getting the MOZ DA and social metrics for each. We’ve turned a job that takes weeks into one that takes hours.

Thank You, Jamie, for your prompt reply and complete transparency!

So how much is this tool going to cost you?

Currently, you can register for life with a one-time payment of just $59!
They are however going to shift to a monthly subscription model in a few weeks, so you better go and get it right now!

This tool is highly recommended for building quality backlinks! Don’t miss out on this brilliant deal from Big Guest Posting!

You can submit your articles for guest posting on this website too!

Signing off!