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PostRunner – Guest Blogging Made Easy

Posted by on 26th Mar 2013 | 18 comments

Every day I get a ton of emails from people who are wanting to guest post for this blog, but it’s come to the point where it’s simply too much to handle. Another problem with all of the guest blogging requests is that many of these are from link builders and seo spammers trying to build up links to their site.

In short, it simply takes up way too much time and is extremely annoying to get such requests when they are just trying to take advantage of your blog space.

While I am not currently accepting any new guest blog posts on BloggingTips.com, today I wanted to share with you a very cool and exciting way for people to find blogs that are more than happy to post guest blog content to their site.

Introducing PostRunner, a simple and effective way to post your original content to wordpress blogs that are related to your content.

Here’s how PostRunner works.

The first thing you will need to do is sign up for an account. Pricing ranges from $10 to $400 per month depending on how many different sites you want to promote through the network.

Before we jump into how PostRunner works, let’s first cover what exactly is done through their site. PostRunner has created a platform that allows wordpress users to the ability to submit their sites to the PostRunner directory, which they manually approve each site for. Once a site is listed in their directory, writers can then find their site and submit original content to their site. You can also use PostRunner to build content for your own site by getting it listed on their network.

Before you will see a screenshot with notes on each feature that you can sort based on the site you want to submit content to.

The most important notes are the URL (blurred area), PageRank, Required Word Count and what percentage of posts from the site are from guest writers on the PostRunner network. You can also search for sites based on category and “search phrase”.

PostRunner How it Works

Once you find a web site that you would like to submit content to, all you need to do is click on it, then you will be sent to a form like the one below. From here you can create your original article and link to your site from within the content. Depending on the site you are writing for they may have specific article and linking requests.

Above the title area you will see a recap of the URL you are submitting the article to, along with the minimum word count and how many links you can include within the article.

PostRunner Submitting Content

Once you are done with the article you can click the SUBMIT button and they article will be sent to the site owner after approving your article for final review (below). PostRunner will show you the final version of your article, along with the URL you want to link back to, your anchor text and that your link is approved for you to promote.

PostRunner One Last Look

The whole process is amazing easy to follow and it’s an amazing system to use.

Once your high quality articles are submit to web sites and blogs, you can then visit your dashboard to see the status of your article on other sites. Below you will see an example of how your dashboard might look after submitting articles from your site.

You will be able to see the title of your posts, the date you sent the article, if it’s currently LIVE or not, the rating of your article (from site owner) and the anchor texts that are live on the site from your article submission.

PostRunner Status

PostRunner Summary and Why You Need to Use It

As mentioned earlier, the process of getting a ton of emails every day for guest posts is quite overwhelming… and I’m not the only one this is happening to. If you are currently mailing and contacting as many sites as you can to submit blog content to their sites, then PostRunner would be an excellent solution for you, as all of the sites in the network are looking for guest bloggers and original content.

There are currently over 800 blogs listed in the network and most of them are individually owned and not setup like other link building networks you may have seen in the past. Before submitting your content to a site, I would recommend making sure the site is relevant to the content you are linking back to and writing about, and it would also be worthwhile for you to check the backlinks going to any sites you submit to as well.

PostRunner is the service, while bloggers are the ones making up the majority of the network. It’s an extremely easy and effective service to use and monthly plans start as low as $10 each, but I recommend going with the MULTI Website Promotion plan at $30 a month, as it will allow you to promote more than just one site.

Click here to try PostRunner now.

Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at ZacJohnson.com, as well as the founder of BloggingTips.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook

18 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by Tim on 26th Mar 2013

    Hey Zac,

    I left you a comment on Google+, but I wanted to make sure you were aware of a slight problem. When you post to G+ on your Blogging Tips page, the title gets screwed up – 3 instances of the same title. The problem is that the og:title tag is being set three different places: Once by the WordPress SEO plugin, once by CommentLuv, and maybe the third one by your theme or JetPack.

    Anyway, if you want to fix this, you can Google “Multiple Open Graph Tags Yoast” for some tips on how to fix it.

    All the best,

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  • Posted by Adil on 26th Mar 2013

    Nice product Zac

    I think you have felt the supply & demandgap. Today Blogging community have real difficulties on working on SEO (preferbly by guest posts submission). I guess this service will go very successful.

    Best of wishes!

    Now I have an option, If I cannot find bloggers accepting guest posts so I will surely give a try to this.
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    • Posted by Zac Johnson on 26th Mar 2013

      PostRunner has a really great setup. I would love for all of the guest writers to start using them for a while instead of emailing me. Haha! Instead of dealing with all of the guest blog requests, I’ve moved over to hiring full time writers for the site.
      Zac Johnson recently posted..PostRunner – Guest Blogging Made EasyMy Profile

  • Posted by Koundeenya on 26th Mar 2013


    I signed up on the site and it is so clean, perfect and easy to use. PostRunner really helps in getting more quality guest posts to a blog and for guest bloggers, in finding better and CERTIFIED blogs.

    Thanks for the share.
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  • Posted by Aditya Singh on 26th Mar 2013

    This is really a nice tips. Great I am going to sign up now . From Post runner We can get Quality Article for the blog. i don’t know about post runner thx for tell about that.


  • Posted by Angela Booth on 26th Mar 2013

    Thanks for this. Is PostRunner a new site? It sounds excellent. One of the main reasons I’ve avoided guest posting is that I’m horrible at organization. I love the idea of having everything I’ve written, the places submitted to, and whether the post is live all in the same place. Big problem solved. :-)
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  • Posted by King on 27th Mar 2013

    this one seems promising and tends me to sign up instantly.. checking further to know more about this service it already have the features that I am looking for and I wish that it works according to my needs.. Thanks for the review.

  • Posted by Robert Walker on 27th Mar 2013

    Nice article, I will take a look at this service, it might come in handy at some point.

    Right now it is hard finding the time to guest blog constantly, however I prefer guest blogging when I know the person a bit more. Feels like I write better this way.
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  • Posted by Dragos on 27th Mar 2013

    Hey Zac! I have been reading these days quite a few posts on guest blogging and I was surprised to see some bloggers decided to turn off this opportunity for a while, due to several reasons, some mentioned also by you. And here is your post coming with a really great solution! I love what PostRunner seems to bring, I love that you have a status on your post, you can get rated! I think it is quite a positive manner to motivate people to write quality posts and promote their work. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Posted by Zac Johnson on 27th Mar 2013

      Thanks, glad you found value in it. I think PostRunner is a great solution for having access to a directory of sites that are actually looking for content and not getting blasted with spam requests for blog content.
      Zac Johnson recently posted..PostRunner – Guest Blogging Made EasyMy Profile

  • Posted by Edson Hale on 27th Mar 2013

    its really so beneficial if we have one-window source to launch our guest post campaign. Though most of the bloggers avoid to spend money to earn money but after Google Panda quality matters a lot and for quality we dont have any choice but to spend a little amount per month to earn a smart amount in subsequent month. This is the only reality which we must admit before we fail.

  • Posted by Richard J on 28th Mar 2013

    This looks really important and much impressive.
    I’m just amazed with the way you’ve described the whole matter. I would surely try this one ASAP. And it has a lot of potential to stay besides your thoughts. Thanks for the share.

  • Posted by Marko on 29th Mar 2013

    Seems like there is a lot of potential in this one. Surviving the “Blogosphere” seems to be getting harder day by day. It is good to see some resistance! :)
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  • Posted by Nenad on 15th Apr 2013

    I am slightly confused by the “publisher” side of Postrunner. I mean, when we receive a guest post, how will all the necessary data be entered there, for example, the name of the author etc? It all works automatically with the plugin?