Guest Blogging

How to find the guest posting opportunities

The easiest way to find guest posting opportunities is to look online. There are dozens of article directories and forums that specifically offer spaces for guest posting. There are also tend to be a lot of blogs that act as extensive announcement directories for exceptionally popular companies.

Alongside the regular comment links on the blog, many blogs will allocate somebody to Observe Lizers, which is a flourishing ” Is your blog dead? ” blogging suite, where new posts are rapidly posted to stage an announcement. There are also numerous resources on the web that track the pick of guest postings, and many of them charge sensible fees.

The most important blogs and websites for guest posting are those that allow backlinks without requiring a reciprocal link. A Whereas many sites require you to reciprocate a link, some simply request that you place a link to their site somewhere in your post. Fewer still place limits on the number of links you post. If you are working with a respected site, the webmaster might request that you submit a post with a double-barrel of links deep in the text.

An example would be guest posting on her blog, with a link at the bottom to your site; some sites allow links in the title, others accept everything. If you make certain that the page before your guest post is public, you can usually contact the owner directly and ask to exchange links.

Are guest posts still useful?

Some blogs and websites are trying to cut down on the use of guest posts. For example, GoArticles.com often offers spots for guest authors to write for free. As a first-time client, I washer to the ground when I posted an article for a local recycling company (for free, of course, I told them). I thought that was fine, but when I checked my post on secondary sites, I found it had been rejected by every single one. GoArticles.com has a posted policy that prevents authors from posting more than 3 copies of a single write-up in any one post, so I gave them a few days to reconsider. When they accepted my post, I presented them my original article and told them my follow-up article would be much better. They agreed, and so I am able to post a link to both articles on their site.

What I learned is that sometimes my articles are rejected prior to being posted. GoArticles.com has a policy that prevents authors from publishing multiple copies of a particular work on their site, much like my post was rejected at GoArticles.com. When I check my article on MSN, it showed up, but when I checked on Google, it was not included in their search engine.

The jack pointing to my article was wrong. It was never published. However, since it was featured on another site, and since I had included it twice on my own site (because it is such a great resource to authors and searchers), I guess it is okay.

Why does it matter?

How important is it? Consider the number of times you search for something on the Internet. Every time you search, are you looking at the top of the search engine results? No. What I’m talking about is the “sponsored links” that are in the sidebars above the main results and on the far right of the page. Those sites have been paid for by the lead companies that control the top rankings.

The sidebars, which are generally Robots.txt-friendly, lead to pages that have been paid for. They are shown as either “Sponsored Links” or “Sponsor Overviews”.

Google’s sidebars, the paid links that they display on the top of the search engine results page, are the most powerful and popular, garnering place and traffic through the power of the top spots paid links. That is why Google’s Matt Cutts thinks they are so important.

What about Directories?

Common Knowledge:

Directories come in two varieties, General and Niche.

General directories such as DMOZ (dmoz.org), consist of human-edited Web directory listings. Many of the listings are moved into DMOZ from other directories. The “No tags” Internet directories, such as Yahoo! Directory, Look Smart, and Joe Ant, are more focus on the description and nature of the website. Many of these directories are free, but may take a while to get listed.

What about Subdomains?

Common Knowledge: Subdomains are the URLs of the individual pages that make up a website.

So, what is a Subdomain?

A Subdomain is an individual page, or the entire website, that is broken down under a unique domain name. Subdomains are mostly used to break up large websites, such as news sites, or resources, such as the e-commerce resource, in this case, EzineArticles.com

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