No doubt blogging is a great means to take your blog and your online venture to new heights. But still lots of bloggers are confused about guest blogging.
Whether they should use guest blogging or not and if yes what are the benefits of guest blogging?
There are countless niches where most bloggers don’t know how to use guest blogging to its full potential. In case you have any doubts regarding the kind of benefits you will enjoy after including guest blogging into your overall marketing or promotion plan, this guest post will clear all of your doubts.
Without doubt, the overall trend for guest blogging has been improving over a period of time and has been going in the right direction. Guest blogging is the most effective and least expensive method to get an edge on your competitors in the online arena. And in case you don’t know how to find the targeted blogs that accept guest posts in your niche, here is the ultimate list of 100 plus blogs that allows guest blogging.
Now let’s discuss more in detail about the guest blogging benefits!
Get Backlinks to Your Website
With guest blogging, you are able to generate lots of high quality and targeted links from top blog websites in your niche. When we write a guest post for a blog, we are allowed to add 2-3 links in total in our guest post and the author bio section.
All links that we are getting through guest blogging used to be dofollow. So these links help us get the best ranking on Google and other search engines for targeted terms. And since we are guest blogging on high ranking blogs in our niche, only a few backlinks from these blog websites will help our own website towards better page rank.
Additional Traffic to Our Website
Since you are guest blogging on blogs based in your niche, you will be able to get some additional traffic to your website from the blogs where you are writing guest posts. People clicking on your website links in your guest post will be especially interested in services, products or information pages you are generating backinks through guest blogging.
Traffic from relevant blogs will help your ads perform better and you will be able to get more conversions in case you are selling any kind of product through your website. From the single guest post, you can expect to receive from a few clicks to hundreds or even thousands of targeted traffic to your website.
I remember when I wrote a guest post on maxblogpress.com and this gave me 400 plus visits over the period of time. So if you are blogging on a popular blog, you can expect a similar amount of traffic numbers for your website pages as well.
Helps in Building Your Authority
With the power of guest blogging, you are able to associate yourself with top blogs in your niche.
Apart from guest blogging, there is no way you can associate with the owners and readers of top blogs in your niche effectively. Since you are writing guest posts on popular blogs in your niche, the targeted audience of your niche will start giving you respect for your hard work and will improve your overall authority in their eyes.
Relationship Building with Fellow Bloggers
Guest blogging also helps in building relationships with fellow bloggers of your niche. Apart from the blog owners, you are also able to build a healthy relationship with their blog readers.
More Targeted Guest Posts for Your Blog
When you are writing guest posts on other blogs, the owners or editors of those blogs may be interested in contributing some guest posts on your blog. This will help your blog get more targeted content in the form of guest posts from top bloggers of your industry.
There is also every chance readers of those blogs will be interested in showing their writing skills to you in the form of guest posts on your blog. When I’m writing guest posts on other blogs, the flow of guest post requests on my blog also increases.
A few days ago I wrote a guest post on the topic Ways to Find Blogs for Guest Blogging on bloggingtips.com blog. And with in a few hours time, I got a guest post from its owner Zac Johnson on the topic Picking a Domain Name for Your Blog.
It was only due to the power of guest blogging, I was able to get Zac Johnson’s guest post on my blog.
More Money Making Options Waiting For You
Writing guest posts on high traffic blogs will send some flow of traffic to your blog as well, and will result in more money making opportunities for you from the ads of different networks you are showing up on your website.
Apart from this, you could end up getting lot of freelancing jobs depending upon how well you write your guest posts and how much expertise you have about topics from different industries.
Bamidele Onibalusi is the guy behind youngprepro.com who used to make thousands of dollars every month just through a writing services that he is providing to its clients. Onibalusi has been able to attract lots of writing jobs due to his approach towards guest blogging. He used to contribute lots of high quality guest posts on popular blogs. Here is Onibalusi’s November 2011 Earning Report where he has earned $6000 plus through writing services only.
Do you have any doubt or question about the benefits of guest blogging shared above or want to share any killer benefit of guest blogging that I missed mentioning? Do share in the comments section below.