How to Be a Guest Blogger And Sky Rocket Your Website’s SEO Rankings

How to Be a Guest Blogger And Sky Rocket Your Website’s SEO Rankings


Do you want to be featured on Entrepreneur,
Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine? That’s all possible through guest blogging. Hey, everyone, I’m Neil Patel. Today, I’m going to go over if you should
leverage guest blogging. The first thing you need to know is guest
blogging is better for B2B than it is for B2C. If you’re in a B2C niche, you probably shouldn’t
waste your time with guest blogging. For B2B, it’s amazing, it’s great, it works
extremely well. Here’s the next thing you need to consider. If you can blog at least two to three times
a week, you should ideally do that on your own blog, because you can grow your traffic
base. After a year, it will continually grow and
grow. What will happen is, you control that audience. It’s much easier to convert them into a customer
when it’s on your own blog versus someone else’s blog. But if you don’t have the time to blog two
to three times a week, then you should consider guest blogging. Reason being is it’s hard to build up a really
large audience unless you’re consistently blogging two to three times a week. If you only have time to do one post a week,
you shouldn’t do it on your own blog. Heck, you shouldn’t even create a blog. You should put your content on someone else’s
blog. Hence, guest posting. Now that you know if you want to guest post
or not, here’s how you get featured on Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post and sites like that. If you’re going to email the editor, you’re
not going to get a response. They won’t care. Why? Everyone emails them up. On a daily basis, they’re probably getting
dozens and dozens of requests of people saying, “Hey, can I contribute to Huffington Post? What do they naturally do?” They’re going to say no, or they’re going
to ignore it. But on the flip side, if you network with
other guest contributors, such as me, I already blog on all these sites, you go find my articles,
you read them, you can go find my email address all over the web and you can for most of these
contributors, and you start emailing feedback. Like, “Hey, Neil, I noticed you wrote this
article on Entrepreneur Magazine. Have you thought about covering A, B, and
C that you didn’t cover in your article?” The chances are I’m going to respond to that
email and be like, “Oh, thank you for the feedback, that’s a good point.” If you put thought into it and you’re not
just writing garbage to these guest contributors, they usually will respond. You can typically message them through that
website. For example on Forbes, you can contact the
author through Forbes’ own internal messaging system. It’s really simple. As you build a connection and you continually
help that author out, eventually, you can say, “Hey, Neil, I love what you’re doing
on Forbes and I want to be like you one of these days. Would you mind if you can do an introduction
to an editor? If not, no worries. Cheers, your number one fan, John Doe.” By sending out emails like that, you’re going
to start getting introduced to an editor. When an editor gets introduced to you from
another writer, they’re much more likely to respond and allow you to post on that website,
and that’s how you get guest contribute our accounts.

16 thoughts on “How to Be a Guest Blogger And Sky Rocket Your Website’s SEO Rankings

  1. Your channel is an absolute goldmine Neil. I've been teaching myself about digital marketing and you're a source I come back to time and time again. I'm trying a post where I ask influential bloggers their advice on a question (as you suggested in another post) and I'm excited to see how it goes

  2. Neil, for B2C (Fitness blog), is it worth my time to guest blog on high-domain authority fitness sites for backlinks? Would it be better to blog 2-3 X per week on my own blog vs 1x on my own blog and 1x guest post per week?
    The goal is to improve my domain authority.
    Thanks!
    -Anand.

  3. Neil, I disagree a bit… I started a blog last year and I post only 1 time a week. I had 97,750 sessions (57,266 organic) and 353,278 page views in the last 30 days. We invest very little on paid traffic.

  4. Hi Neil,

    Thanks again for this wonderful information.

    Would it be okay if you discuss the best time for posting your content on social media? Thanks.

  5. Neil super helpful once more. One question: I have been focusing almost exlcusively the last couple of months to upgrade our blog posts and it really works. We are delivering at least 2.000 words blog posts, based on keyword search (our platform is ChampionsID.com and its addressing Athletes), using inbound and outbound linking, infographics, designed images to explain the main points, etc. However that takes really long and we are really struggling to keep our commitment to deliver 3 pieces of such work every week. Do you think it would make any sense to deliver <1000 words articles 3 times a week trying to keep our commitment and gradually increase the length or focus in delivering one exceptional piece of work one time per week ( +2500 words?)

    Big thanks in advance

  6. Hello Neil, I got a question regarding "guest posting" on authority sites. Normally people do guest posting for 2 reasons, 1 reason is to get a backlink and another reason is to get traffic to their own website. Now, the part that confuses me a lot here is guest posting for "traffic". Now, lets say that you write a great guest post article on Huffingtonpost.com, but the article doesn't get any "search traffic" as nobody is even searching for it on search engines like Google. In this case, how will you get traffic from that guest post article you made on Huffingtonpost.com? Will Huffingtonpost send Email Newsletters with the link to your great guest post article? Or, will the guest post be featured on the side with other posts like "related blog posts" automatically like how YouTube.com features related videos on the side with the main video on the left or center for traffic? Eagerly waiting for your reply Neil. Thanks – This reply by yours can even save my life! 🙂

  7. Neil I am planning to start my blog on "daily quotes" niche kindly tell me how can i start without having copyrights issues because quotes are all over the internet there will be copyright problems i guess

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