Guest Blogging – The Do’s and Don’ts to Follow to Get it Accepted

This is a Guest post By Arbaz.

Blogging has found its way through the masses in the world. Every personGuest-blogging-tips related to the online world uses this effective medium to communicate with the people. Also there are many blogs that earn people a full-time income. On seeing such successful full-time bloggers, many people dream of becoming like them. Becoming successful isn’t hard but not easy either. Just a little dedication and a managed approach and bang; you will become successful. Creating a blog is child’s play. You will have a blog up and running within minutes. But promoting your blog and getting some ranking is a little bit tougher. As I said earlier with a little dedication you will be a proud owner of a very successful blog.

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The most important tactic to promote your blog is blogging on other popular blogs. This is termed as “Guest Blogging“. Search around the Internet and you will find every blogger will emphasize this topic to market your blog, gain some essential back-links to improve your ranking and gain some amount of traffic flow. This topic is concentrated purely on how you can get the maximum advantage from guest blogging. Below I have mentioned some points that you should consider when you decide to guest blog.

Things you should keep in mind :

1. Select a blog where you want to guest post.

The first thing you must do is sit down in front of your computer and find some of the best blogs of your niche. By selecting the best and the most popular blogs, you will nurture a sense of comfort that whenever you post on that blog, it will get promoted very well and thus you will get exposure to the optimum level.

2. Socialize with your host blogger.

Once you zero down on a blog, the next thing you should do is socialize with your host. Comment on the blog posts, share it in your social network and give your feedback about the blog. By doing this, you will compel your host to consider your guest post. He will take you seriously whenever you approach with an idea. But don’t over-socialize. Don’t make stupid comments, don’t try to butter him up. Your host is a much experienced personality and he has experienced such things many times. So don’t try to butter him up, just be natural, be yourself and you will create a presence of you own.

3. Produce a killer article.

Now it’s time for some real action. This is the only thing that will tell you whether your article will be accepted or not. You should present a post that is unique and related to your host blog’s niche. Don’t rush into writing one. Stay calm and pen down the best post. Even if your post has been approved and has gone live, only the content of your post will decide if it’s going to be viral or not. So try to produce the best.

4. Promote your guest post.

I love this part very much. The promotion thing has always excited me. You promote your own blog post on various social networks, right ? Would you then leave your guest post like that ? Of course, your host will do all the promotion in different social networks, but what about your social circle? Will they ever come to know about your achievement? No. So share it with your friends. (Show off, that’s what I do).

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Keep these things out of your mind :

This a much popular blog, why would it accept my post ?

Never ever think like this when you are selecting a blog. As I said earlier, create a post that will compel your host blog to accept it. Remember one thing, the owner of the most popular blogs are looking for some unique, quality content as a guest post. What’s your blog’s ranking? How old is your blog? Blah, blah, blah …. They don’t consider such idiotic points and neither should you. There may be some bloggers taking the above points into consideration, but if you have approached them with an awesome post, then your post will overshadow the above points and your post will go live.

They won’t come to know if it’s copied.

Ha, if you think that you will get away with such tactics, then I should say you are not meant to be a blogger. This is a thing that many unexperienced bloggers think when they guest post on other blogs. In which world are you living? Your host blog is a much popular blog, right? And so will be its admin. Thus to maintain his popularity and reputation he keeps a track on tons of other blogs’ activities. So, don’t ever think you will get away with a copied post. He has much experience in all such stuff, and he will tell you if it’s copied or not by just reading your post.

Final Words :

By following the above points, I guarantee you that you will hit the right spot. You will see your post go live. What else do you want then? Once your post is live, keep a track on the comments and reply to each and every comment. This way you will create a positive image and you will get the maximum exposure.

Try to fit this line in your mind ‘First impression is last impression‘. So write your very first post as if it is the last. And bang, your next post will get accepted even faster.

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About Arbaz Khan

Arbaz Khan is a tech blogger from India who writes at Bestof2016HQ.com. You can also find apps tutorial guides on his Android blog, AndroidAppsOnline and the latest APKs on APKFusion.

Comments

  1. Hi Arbaz, Selecting the perfect blog to do a guest Blogging is the first and most important process for every Blogger, I’ve addicted in guest Blogging by reading and following such articles like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Selecting a perfect blog is very important because it helps you to write a post that meets the standard of your host blogs.
      Thanks for liking it bro 🙂

  2. Guest Post can give one’s blog a lot of exposure and success. This has been proved too. The formula of Guest Posting has worked for many bloggers who are successful now. Two such names are Zac Johnson and Michael Chibuzor . Many more such names are there. And you have mentioned some great blog commenting tips Arbaz. The first point that you have mentioned is very crucial. You should choose a blog which is popular and has good no of traffic. Most important part is that you can build some good relation with regular blog commentators of the host blog and which may turn as a regular visitor and regular commentator of your blog. Isn’t that valuable? Thanks for sharing a killer post.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Guest posting is the best way, as you said, in getting exposure. Zac Johnson and Micheal Chibuzor are two great people who have always created a bang with their posts. I too dream of seeing my name in this list.
      Btw, thanks for your kind words 🙂

  3. Rahul kuntala says:

    Guest blogging is the best way to catch new fishes(new readers from other blogs!)

    You can catch more fishes if you guest blog on top blogs. But in the beginning one should concentrate on small blogs slowly should start gain momentum. Great post Arbaz. You are really working very hard especially I can see your guest posts all over!

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Its great to see that you too are liking my posts. I just love your sentence formation – “Catch new fishes”. Thanks for commenting bro. 🙂

      • We should Select best blog with good number of followers, likes and subscribers. It helps us to create good relationship b/w other blogs and readers. BTW great post arbaz. You are also doing same 😉 as I mentioned above!

        • Arbaz Khan says:

          Thanks Ammar,
          I try my best to present an article that maintains the standard of my host blogs.

  4. Hi Arbaz, great tips, especially the second: Socialize with your host blogger 😉

    Personally I made only two guest posts till now, but except some traffic and links, I built some relationship with the blog hosts 🙂 And this is most important for me!

    Thanks for sharing, Chris

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Yes Chris,
      Guest Blogging is a great way to build relationships with other bloggers. For doing this you get backlinks as a bonus 😛

  5. I used to Guest Post a lot, but nowadays I just accept guest posts, no time to write much.

  6. Timo Kiander says:

    Arbaz,

    Good points!

    It is also important to ask the feedback from the blogger after the post goes live. That way you can improve your writing even further (and possibly avoid the pitfalls the next time you post there).

    Cheers,
    Timo

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      OF Course Timo,
      Sorry I forgot to mention that point as it didn’t came in my mind at the time of writing the post. Great point thought.
      Thanks 🙂

  7. Great post Arbaz!

    Guest posting is such a great way to increase your online exposure and build backlinks to your site. It’s also a great way to connect and build relationships with other bloggers.

    I find it’s best to start writing for smaller sites and work your way up to writing for much bigger ones. This way, you improve your writing style, plus you are able to give some examples of past work when you come to write for big sites.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Whenever I read about building backlinks, everyone emphasized on guest blogging to earn backlinks. But now that I am doing guest posts, I never give any priority to backlinks. I get a lot of exposure. People are liking my articles, appreciating my work and at the same time some relationships are established.

      And about the backlinks, they come as a freebie when you guest post 😛

      Thanks for your feedback Matt 🙂

  8. sohilmemon says:

    Awesome Work Arbaz.
    I really like your post. I like 4 post very much because it is important to produce unique article so other blog’s Admin accept it. Of it is copies then they are not called to be blogger.
    Regards,
    Sohil.Memon

  9. Michael Chibuzor says:

    If you don’t have something unique and helpful to write about, don’t even bother contacting a blogger for guest posting. Also, the headline is very important. Learn how to write a better one and you’ll always win. Good post you’ve here. Keep it up Amit.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Yes sir,
      If you are going for a guest post and you don’t have something great to offer, then you should stop right there rather then getting rejected. As you said the headlines are too important.
      Thanks for your precious feedback 🙂

  10. I believe that content should be well written and after publishing the guest blog, You should promote that post. It builds good relationship with host blogger.

  11. Romy Singh @GeekyWriter says:

    Hello Arbaz,

    Guest blogging is all about having a solid content, with attractive title, image and lede lines. If your guest post have all these then you can easily get featured at any big blogs without breaking a sweat. 🙂

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Hey Romy,
      Its good to see you commenting on my post.
      All you said is very important if you want your guest post to be accepted.

  12. Nice Share. I loved all the points but the best point was that this blog is so popular, why it would accept my guest post. Keep up the good work 🙂 🙂

  13. Great post I like when you wrote to write our first post like it’s our last one.
    very informative, thanks for sharing

  14. All great tips Arbaz. And it takes time. Be patient and see how your visitors and audience respond. Make necessary changes and soon you will see your site bubbling with visitors, engaging with you and wanting your services or products.

    Guest posting and having others post on your blog is a great way to build immediate attention. Thank you for sharing.

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Thanks Lynn.
      Blogging is a job of patient people, impatient person don’t fit in this criteria. You will see visitors on your blog only when you stop expecting them and concentrate on just building your blog.

  15. Hey Arbaz,
    Although i have posted just a single guest post on TechMaish and I followed it regularly for commenting to the visitors.
    But some days ago, i got a guest post mean to be published on my blog. I posted it as well. But the Guest poster is not migrating here to answer visitors. That really sucks.

    • Hi Ashwani, Don’t be disappointed when the guest Blogger who has written a guest post to your blog is not responding to visitors comments, This is not important! You can yourself answer to visitors and the second thing which you can do is by answering to your visitors by using the guest Bloggers email!:P

      • Thanks for this tip Ehsan. BTW I would love to answer them myself. 😉

        • Arbaz Khan says:

          Or you can add a point to your guest posting guidelines like “If a guest author doesn’t reply to the comments the backlinks will be removed”. All the blogs have this guideline and we are bound to follow it 😛

  16. People often suck at the last step. They don’t promote the guest post, which is bad since it’s great to share your work and receive attention from mass media

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Yes, I too have seen many bloggers who don’t promote their guest post. I don’t think it’s a good practice. If they do promote, they are the only one that are going to get al the attention and exposure.
      Anyway, thanks Robert for leaving your feedback 🙂

  17. Amazing tips :)!

    I am sure if these tips are followed seriously, even today when blog owners are getting thousands of guest blogging request, you will have some extra visibility amongst others!

    I have been been myself guest blogging for over an year now, and I have also learnt few mistakes that i was committing!

    • Arbaz Khan says:

      Thanks brother.

      I too have learned a lot through guest posting. Now more bloggers are knowing me and that’s an amazing feeling. It has given me a lot of exposure. I just love guest blogging 😀

  18. Great post.

    I do guest blogging at times and not all the time I will get my guest post accepted, even though it was written by me and not copied from anywhere. This goes to show that when you build a relationship between you and the blog owner then it makes your guest post accepted easier.

  19. I’m a newbie but know little about guest post but after reading your post, i understood real meaning of guest blogging.

  20. Raaj Trambadia says:

    Hey Arbaz. This is so true! Before submitting my first guest post, I never read any articles on Guest Blogging tips etc…I just wrote a post …Started interacting with the blog owner (a very famous one!) and boom…my post was scheduled 🙂

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