So you’ve already come to know how guest blogging works and now you may wanna learn how to submit a guest post!
Since guest posting is a great off-page SEO, you should know about it very well.
How to Submit a Guest Post?
Here are the steps –
Step 1. Find guest posting blogs
First of all, you’ll have to find those blogs that allow guest posting. You should note down the blogs’ names that allow guest posts.
You shouldn’t go for pitching the owner of a good blog who doesn’t accept guest blogging on his/her blog. This is because of the high probability of wasting your valuable blogging time.
I can share one story of mine here. In one of my blogs, I was strict not to accept any guest post. A fan of mine who was also a blogger regularly started pitching me for accepting guest posts on my blog.
One day, I saw that he sent me a doc containing a post for publishing as a guest post on my blog. But I was adamant about not accepting any guest post on my blog.
I saw that the blogger wasted his valuable time that he could have invested in pitching another blogger who would accept guest posting.
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Step 2. Check the quality of the guest posting blog
After getting a guest post allowing blog isn’t the last thing. You’ll have to check the blog whether it’s a good one or not. If you select a blog that generates no traffic to it, then why will you write for the blog? That time, you’ll just waste your time by writing a post for a low quality or a recently built blog.
So, check the blog if it generates decent traffic.
You can also check the blog’s domain authority (DA) and page authority (PA) for getting a quick idea about that which I’ve already shown you in this post.
I’ve already told you that some blogs don’t offer backlinks, so if you wanna generate backlinks for your guest blogging, then you should ignore those types of blogs that don’t allow backlinking to your blog.
Also, many blogs won’t allow do-follow backlinks, so if your main aim is to get link juice from authority sites, then you should check it whether the sites offer do-follow links or not.
Step 3. Read the guest posting guidelines
Once you can confirm the blog where you’re planning to write a guest post, read all the guidelines of guest posting given on the blog.
If you become hasty to write a guest post for the blog and submit it without reading the guidelines, then chances are there your post might be ignored by the blog’s owner. Why? Simple, you’ve not followed all the rules and regulations of the blog for guest posting. So, be aware of this.
Step 4. Craft a nice guest post
Now start writing a nice post for submitting as a guest post. You should select a good topic which readers will love to read. Spend much time researching your post.
Don’t write on a popular topic that has already been discussed on the blog where you’re gonna submit your post for guest posting.
You should also apply some SEO tweaks in your writing for decent exposure on SERPs. Also, you should make sure about utilizing SEO because some blog owners don’t wanna have search engine optimized posts because many bloggers who guest post don’t follow the rules of white hat SEO techniques.
Your guest post should be long enough. So, short posts won’t do well and get approved most of the time. For this reason, you should write at least a 1000-word post for guest posting. If you can write a post of 2500 – 3000 words, then that will be the best.
Step 5. Proofread the content well
Proofread your writing several times before you submit it. You should check it yourself. There’s also room for checking your writing with a decent grammar checker which you can also go for. Make sure that your writing is flawless.
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Step 6. Submit the guest post
After you become sure that your post has been written well and there are no mistakes in it, now you should go for submitting it. Wait and see what the blog owner of the blog where you’ve submitted your guest post reacts to your writing.
If this is the first time of your guest posting, then you must be very tensed at this stage. But if the blog owner has already accepted your post before, then you can be sure that this time won’t be anything wrong with your post.
Step 7. Interact with the post
Keep track on your blog post’s publishing. When your guest post will be published on the blog, you should visit your post and promote it as many different ways as you can. You should share it on your social media profiles.
Not only is that you should monitor the comments of your guest post on a regular basis for the first few days. This is to interact with the blog commenters.
If the blog owner of the blog where you’ve published your guest post sees that you’re not paying attention to the comments made on your blog, then he/she may not like this behavior of you.
So, reply the comments on a timely basis and let your audience and the blog owner know that you’re keeping on that.
And the last suggestion for doing a thing after you publish a guest post is that you should mention the post on any of your blogs too. This will help your blog’s readers know that you’ve written such and such guest posts and at the same time, the blogs where your guest posts have been published can generate some traffic from the links on your blog.