Connect with us

Blogging

How to Easily Create Irresistible Guest Posts for Top Blogs to Get More Traffic

Published

on

guest-posting-tips

Are you excited about landing on top blogs with your guest posts? Don’t know how to get started? Well, you’re in the right place then. This detailed article will help you how to write engaging guest post for top blogs.

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years now and I’ve written guest posts for top blogs like Problogger, Daily Blog Tips, Ninja Outreach, Basic Blog Tips and a hundred more.

I know it’s not easy to write guest posts especially for top blogs in any industry.

Anyone can write a guest post but not everyone can write awesome and great content that can fetch potential readers for your blog. No need to worry, here I provide simple and easy tips of how to write great content that can bring massive results to your guest posts.

How to write high converting guest posts for top blogs

guest-posting-tips

#1. Come up with great ideas

Before writing a guest post for any blog, make sure to come up with an idea first.

Coming up with great ideas for your guest posts is not a big deal. You can use tools like Buzzsumo to find popular contents on any blog. Just enter a keyword or domain name of your competitor’s and it will show you all the top posts along with their social shares and backlinks.

Or you can also use other blogs “popular posts” section. Majority of the blogs show their best posts on their sidebar and by analyzing them closely, you can come up with a ton of ideas to pitch them.

Also look for the already published guest posts on the blogs where you want to write guest posts. Make sure to read their guest blogging guidelines. Find out how frequently they publish guest posts on their blogs. Also make sure if they worry about content length so you can write either lengthy or average 1000 words posts.

Quick tip: Make a list of 10 to 20 top blogs in your industry. Follow those bloggers on Twitter. Find out the topics that they frequently tweet about. Those are the topics you can think of covering while pitching them guest post ideas.

#2. Make an outline

If you don’t have clear idea of what you are writing or what you want to convey then you will never write a great content. So, making an outline of the content before writing is indeed very essential. How you can do? Here are the easy and simple tips for you::

  • Draft a rough idea before writing a complete post
  • Based on that give a catchy title which drives reader’s attention.
  • Divide your post into introduction and sections, subsections and then wrap-up
  • Make sure that the post you write must hold reader’s attention right from the beginning of the post till end.
  • While writing post, always ask for yourself these questions.. How it is useful to readers? What they can get from it?

Quick tip: Use Google Docs for writing and outlining your guest posts. It makes your life really easier. You can edit however you want and you can also save all your content even if your wifi connection goes down.

#3. Write catchy introduction lines

8 out of 10 people read your headlines first. If they are not compelling they simply don’t read what’s inside. Similarly, the first few introduction lines of your guest posts are extremely important.

If they are not compelling enough to draw your audience to read further, you are not going to get any social shares, comments or clicks to your site.

It is very important to start your first sentence with a thought provoking statement because this is where you can engage your readers. It should instill enthusiasm in reader’s mind to read further. The first sentence you wrote must give the overall  idea of what you are going to say in the post.

Some of the tips:

  • You can start with a “quote” which is related to your post
  • Throw a question in an engaging way just like you start when you give speech in public
  • Start as if you are telling a thriller story.

Quick tip: Read more. Read Copyblogger’s articles. Read books. Read how other great writers start their blog posts. Use quotes, interesting stats or begin your guest posts with a question. It makes it easy for you to captivate others with your guest posts.

#4. Write lengthy content but never drag

The quickest way to get your guest posts accepted on any blog is to write in-depth and engaging content. If you read any of my guest posts, you will notice that almost every one of them will be over 2000 words.

Even if I’m writing for a blog with smaller audience, I make sure to spend extra time to write 2000 words massive guest posts. Do you know why? They usually rank well.

They get more social shares, links and comments. That’s what I want when I write guest posts for others.

In the name of lengthy content, never ever drag it. Make it simple and easy to understand. Convey in a straightforward manner instead of confusing way. The idea you are going to convey must be understood even by the layman. If you are mentioning any facts in your post then see that those are accurate. Otherwise, there is a potential chance that you will lose credibility with your readers.

Here are some of the tips that you can use to write in-depth guest posts.

  • Plan ahead before writing. Make a proper strategy. As I said earlier, outline your content before writing even a single word. It makes it easier to elaborate your guest posts as you go on. This works really best when you are writing review kind of posts.
  • Be accurate. Don’t use fluff. Don’t use jargon. Use simple words. Keep your paragraphs short. Use short sentences. It makes it easy for others to digest your content.
  • One picture is worth a thousand words. Add video or images that speaks your content. You can use tools like Buffer (Pablo app) or Canva to design compelling images for your guest posts. NEVER use copyrighted images in your guest posts.
  • Spend more time in doing research for your guest posts. The more you spend the more data you can come up with to write detailed content for your guest posts.

Quick tip: Write 1000 words every single day. That’s how you can hone your writing skills. The more you read and write the better your writing skills will be. So write more. Be concise and spend quality time in writing detailed content.

#6. Always ensure your guest post is unique

Always come up with 100% original ideas while writing post. Avoid duplicate content and copying from other sites. Google penalizes your site if it scans any duplicate content in your posts. It impacts a lot on the readers. So, what to do? What if, someone already wrote the post that you want to write?

While writing a headline for your guest posts, make sure to use tools like Portent (free tool) to come up with a ton of ideas. Also search for the headlines to see if there are any similar titles for your guest posts. Avoid using them and use unique titles.

Here are few tips to write unique guest posts almost every single time.

  • If you find a post “10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Places In India” then you can mould it like “20 Things You Will Miss In India If Not Visited”.
  • You can check your content with any plagiarism tools to ensure no duplicate content in your post.
  • Check for spell and grammar mistakes in your post before publishing. Make sure to reread your content and proof read it multiple times. Just make sure you are not sending a guest post which is full of typos or grammatical mistakes. No one likes it.
  • Optimize your post, use SEO techniques. Make sure to do keyword research and use long tail keywords while writing guest posts.
  • Never re-write content that you already wrote in previous posts. Be creative.

Quick tip: Instead of trying to write unique content, develop a unique writing tone. It makes it easy for anyone to consume your content is a unique way. Even if you’re writing product related reviews, by having a unique writing voice helps you increase your sales. Use short paragraphs and humour to make your guest posts more interesting.

#7. Give a punchy conclusion at the end

If you are writing a detailed guest post, make sure to build a habit of writing “conclusion part” at the end of your post. It makes easy for people to find really important information about your guest posts. Also try to add more value with your conclusion instead of using random words.

You need to summarize all the points in the conclusion part and at the same time end with a thought-provoking question. Your readers should come back and check in.

What to do?

  • Make a Call-To-Action (CTA) at the end of the article or
  • End with a thought-provoking question or
  • Write an engaging statement

Also ask people to start discussing about your guest post topic in the comment section so it can be helpful for both you and your audience to engage.

Quick tip: Use the words like “conclusion”, “final thoughts”, “over to you” etc before ending your guest posts. Use that section to conclude your guest post and include few important points to grab your reader’s attention.

Pro tip: Mention other bloggers

A crucial tip most bloggers forget while writing guest posts is they either link to their own sites or host blog’s content. You should be writing guest posts to build relationships with other not just links.

So make sure to link out to other bloggers and email them when your guest posts go live. That way you can cultivate your relationships as well as promoting your guest posts. While linking to other bloggers, make sure your links are relevant and not promotional.

Don’t use too many external links or it can spoil the quality of your guest posts.

Final thoughts about writing guest posts for top blogs

If you are starting guest posting for the first time, go small. Instead of trying to write for the biggest blogs in your industry, find small blogs where you can easily publish your guest posts.

Once you build a momentum, you can start writing for better blogs. Once you start getting enough attention from other bloggers, links and social shares, you can contact authority blogs to write guest posts.

Every blogger has their own way to write content. However, there are some common strategies that every one follow. I provided simple and easy tips out of my blogging experience. If you want to make a living out of blogging, you should definitely consider the above discussed steps very seriously.

Did I miss anything? Do you have any more tips that can be used to write guest posts for authority sites? Share your thoughts in the comments.

  • 4
  • 16
  •  
  •  
  •  

BloggersPassion.com blog which is owned by Anil Agarwal, is the only place to find unbiased reviews about different blogging products like Bluehost, Long Tail Pro, WPX Hosting, Hostgator and SEMrush. He also owns BHCouponCodes.com, a site dedicated to deals & discounts.

Continue Reading

Blogging

4 Effective Tips for Boosting Reader Engagement on Your Blog

mm

Published

on

If you want your blog to be successful and bring good profits, you need to ensure that your posts not only attract traffic but engage the readers. To do this you’ll need to experiment with content formats, open dialog with the audience, involve influencers, and above all, understand your audience’s exact wishes.

From online videos to content creation and social media, there seems to be an endless supply of new traffic out there and different ways to pull users back to your site. With all of this in focus and on the minds of bloggers everywhere, we wanted to highlight some of the best ways to boost content engagement, using many of the preferred mentions we’ve already highlighted.

4 Ways to Boost Your Blog Content Engagement Rate Fast

Post videos

Even if you don’t run a vlog, you need to post an occasional video because that’s the ‘hottest’ type of content today. Check out an aggregation of video marketing statistics offered by Forbes to see why exactly your blog needs more video content. Note that social videos generate more shares.

Live video streaming is also greatly popular today, so be sure to launch an occasional Facebook Live session to share something interesting with your followers. Then post a recording of the stream on your blog so those who missed the airing will be able to enjoy it anyway.

Research your audience in great detail

To boost reader engagement on your blog you need to understand what motivates your targeted audience to actually get into your content. You’ll need to not only consider the analytics data that will show you which of your posts are most popular. You also need to search for information on your targeted audience, such as what kind of posts are generally more popular with them.

The more precise you are in developing targeted content, the higher the reader engagement rate will be. This means that if you seek to create a diverse readership base, you might need to consider launching several websites. In that case, you’ll need to use specialized software and a hosting service that allows you to run multiple blogs. This will make managing them easier, so you’ll be able to focus on creating several posts. Bear in mind that you might be able to apply the same basic content strategy to all your blogs, even if they differ in subjects.

The differences in those strategies and individual posts will be dictated by the data you get from a detailed study of targeted audiences.

Get more influential persons involved

Influencers of any kind can help you boost reader engagement on your blog because if they promote your content, their loyal readers will want to read it themselves. You can also generate more traffic and engagement by mentioning various celebrities and popular bloggers.

A perfect example of this can be seen in one of our expert roundup posts, where 73 different online marketers and bloggers took the time to share their expertise on social media.  The benefit here wasn’t also just for our site. Each of the experts got a lot of exposure out of this, and the audience loved the content as well.

However, you’ll need to be careful if you choose to use mentions. For celebrities, you should research laws and regulations surrounding the issue. You need to be 100% sure that you won’t be sued for mentioning someone’s name or other information in your post. When you mention bloggers, you’ll need to consider those rules too as well as give them a heads up about doing this.

Having various opinion influencers popular with your target audience is a great boost to your blog and personal brand. This will also increase your reach as you’ll get an indirect contact with the influencer’s audience.

However, attracting influencers is a big challenge, especially for a blogger. You can use the tips from Neil Patel, a true marketing guru. Think carefully about how to adapt them to your situation.

Post engaging graphics

Much like with videos, you should post relevant graphics to boost reader engagement because this type of content is popular and shareable. Infographics are particularly effective for this, so be sure to create some. It will be best if your infographics have some original data on relevant topics. But, even simple step-by-step instructions can generate decent shares and likes.

Your every post should contain several images by default as they promote reader engagement and memorization. Be sure to add .GIFs as well, because these graphics are in trend now.

  • 2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading

Blogging

Best Search Engine Marketing and SEO Practices to Follow in 2018

mm

Published

on

Marketing often requires four basic factors: first, there should be people with unsatisfied needs; second, these people should have the desire to be satisfied; third, there should be opportunities for communication; and fourth, there should be an exchange of goods or services. A businessman with keen acumen for business opportunities would readily recognize these unsatisfied needs, build opportunities for communication with these people, and relay the service or product that could satisfy their needs. The important thing is that the prospective businessman is able to reach his target audience via good marketing strategies and tactics.

Understanding Search Engine Marketing

Marketing strategies have greatly changed since the introduction of the World Wide Web. As the Internet expands, it also provides good avenues for new marketing strategies and tactics. It also engenders new buying behavior among consumers, as contemporary consumers first search online for a product or service that they need before purchasing it. On the other hand, business owners are now required to create their own websites to be relevant online.

As highlighted in this article, writing for humans is always going to be the example to follow. It also means keeping the following SEO guidelines in mind when creating content:

  • Keep it unique. Avoid duplicating content that’s already out there. Ask yourself: what can I add to this ongoing conversation?
  • Do more research than competitor sites have done.
  • Consider all options: infographics, videos, podcasts, an interview, a step-by-step guide or even a new tool or template. 
  • Remember that longer content gets more links. If your page is supported by high-quality links, it will move up in the ranks. Although Google has stated that even a few sentences can rank, in general, you’re better off creating content that is at least 300 words or more.

One form of effective online marketing is search engine marketing. It involves website promotion aimed at increasing the visibility of your business site online. It is also designed to make your site rank higher on the search engine page results (SERP). However, this marketing form is wrought primarily through paid advertisement.

In 2007, for example, advertisers in the U.S. had spent 24.6 billion dollars on this type of marketing. Google, on the other hand, leads the pack of search engines that profited from search engine marketing. Furthermore, in the second quarter of 2015, Google got a sizeable 73.7% share of profits from search engine marketing as compared to 26.3% of Yahoo/Bing. Based on these data, search engine marketing appears to be a very profitable business that rakes billions of dollars of profit for search engines.

Social Media Marketing

Your online marketing strategies and tactics would never be complete without tapping into social media. Services like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Baidu Tieba, and LinkedIn have also been used for marketing. LinkedIn, for example, as an employment-oriented service can be used to promote your services and get more mileage for your online marketing efforts, but keep in mind that it is primarily used to establish professional networks.

Just take a look at the screenshot below and how LinkedIn can provide such great information for anyone looking for earnings and jobs reports within any specific niche market. Not only will these same results rank and appear within the search results, they are also heavily shared through social media as well.

Search Engine Optimization

Aside from search engine marketing which makes use of paid advertising, you can also make use of search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine optimization is another way of expanding the online visibility of your site without necessarily paying for online advertisements. Search engines have organic or natural page results, known as SERP, and you can influence these organic results through SEO.

Not many, however, are experts in SEO. Hence, if you are a businessman who doesn’t have the know-how on SEO, you should visit BestSEOCompanies.com and search for the expert that fits your needs. If you want a reliable and trustworthy SEO specialist, this website can really help you with its list of the top 50 SEO services that you can immediately hire.

Business websites that are ranking high in the SERP usually gets two-pronged benefits. First, if your site ranks high in the SERP, chances are casual searchers will click on your website, and you can turn them immediately into actual clients. Additionally, if you get more clicks and visits from casual searchers, the search engine will further rank your website higher.

  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading

Blogging

What Is the Chief Benefit of Going the Extra Blogging Mile?

Published

on

10:15 PM on a Sunday night.

After waking at 7 AM I did an hour of yoga.

I followed up with 4 hours of blogging work.

Toss in another 4 hours of blogging work plus a 1 hour walk and some R and R, and where I am late on a Sunday night. Going the extra blogging mile.

I love blogging. Working late on a Sunday does not feel like going the extra mile because blogging feels fun to me. But putting in a bit more effort when I feel tired helps me to help more people. Going the extra blogging mile also makes me memorable in the eyes of readers.

I know other bloggers who go the extra mile.

My friend Ronald at Web SEO Marketers runs a first rate blog.

Beyond his super content though, he goes the extra blogging mile in the relationship-building department.

A few moments ago I saw this update in my stream when I logged in to Facebook:

Buying the paperback version of my blogging eBook would have been awesome in and of itself. But Ronald snapped a selfie holding the paperback, noted how he just received my book in the email and tagged me to let me know he bought my book and he’d see me in paradise.

Brilliant!

He perfectly embodies how you go the extra mile relationship building wise. Compassionate, heart-centered bloggers think of how they can help folks out. Generous folks always stick out in your mind because we resonate with people who are kind, helpful and genuine in all they do.

Being Memorable Helps Expand Your Presence

I noted Ronald’s rocking blog in this post because he is a skilled blogger, because he shouted out buying my book on Facebook and because both factors make him memorable. I could not fall asleep until I wrote this post and shouted him out because it feels fun to spread the love and to help you guys understand the chief benefit of going the extra blogging mile; people will remember you.

If people remember you they will feature you, interview you, invite you to guest post on their blog, or they will hire you or buy your stuff. As your features, interviews and guest posts increase you will appear to be all over the place in your niche, growing your business slowly and steadily until your generosity and willingness to go above and beyond results in exponential growth of your online presence.

Alonzo Pichardo embodies this type of massive growth over the long haul by going the extra mile.

Check out his Instagram account.

His follower growth and overall engagement levels are staggering, with 55,000 followers receiving Alonzo’s update on the platform.

Alonzo continues to get so many followers because he gave so much of his time, skills and expertise over the past decade. He did not attract 55,000 followers after a week of going the extra blogging mile. He generously served folks for a decade and continues to help folks even if doing so takes him late into the night, becoming more memorable to more folks around the world.

Be Patient

Be patient and persistent in creating value and building bonds. Good things take time.

You may not make a penny through your blog for 6 months after doing the right things with the right energy but you will succeed over the long haul. Every kind act is rewarded over time.

Keep helping people. Focus on the process, not on outcomes. Stay up late to write the guest post, linking in to your blogging buddies to increase their exposure. After you purchase a book, take a selfie and tag the author on social media. Think of how you can impact humanity in a generous, significant way, one friendship and one generous act at a time.

Go the extra blogging mile.

Accelerate your blogging success over the long haul.

 

  • 12
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Continue Reading

Trending