Why your guest
post is rejected and
how to fix it
Guest posting is really a way of getting your post on expert
blog especially if you’re a new blogger, for exposure,
building credibility and in return makes you an authority in
the niche you’re targeting.
For sometimes now I have been blogging and have use the
method of guest posting to share my opinion, build
relationship with other bloggers and to send traffic to my
blog. In the past, 90% of the guest post I have published
I must admit am not a savvy writer, but there are some that
I think they should have been publish, but rather rejected.
I have to go back to the basis to learn more on guest
posting and it begins with visiting various sites that receive
Now I have learn the hard way and am offering you the
following reasons why guest post are often rejected by
expert blogs and the steps to need to follow in other to
make your post accepted.
Not following the guidelines
It’s a known fact that all blogs have their guidelines for
submitting guest post. Most bloggers use to think the
guidelines are the same for all blogs. This is simply saying
when you have ten houses, the interior design is the same.
Fix it: visit various blog and read there guest post
submission guidelines. Some will require you to write 1000
word article and other will require 500 words. Some will
require you to attach the file, while others will prefer filing
a form to do that.
What am I saying? Am trying to tell you that various
blog have various ways of accepting guest post. Just
take your time to know how. When you’re not clear
about one, then you can contact the blogger for more
People keep writing old stuff on subjects that have
already been published. Things like:
How to generate traffic with blog comment
10 ways to post on forums
5 ways to drive traffic with forums
These are not new topics and most of the content
contains virtually the same thing, with nothing new
added to it.
Fix it: come out with new topics and new content.
Instead of writing about “how to generate traffic with
blog comment”, you can write about new trends in
social media marketing. Never copy article titles
instead create your own catchy interesting title and
make your content not only unique but also new.
Promoting affiliate product
No blog owner wants to promote an affiliate product
directly from a guest post. In most of the blog I have post
on, they will tell you clearly that they do not want affiliate
link. But some will shy and pretend they didn’t see it and
hope the blog owner will overlook it.
Fix it: it’s important to follow the rules. When publishing a
post, it’s important to submit your blog URL and in the
case where you don’t have a blog, you can submit your
twitter or facebook.com url. This makes it even better.