WordCamp Fayetteville Guest Blogging Presentation

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WordCamp Fayetteville Guest Blogging Presentation

  1. 1. GUEST BLOGGINGHow to find the best and avoid the pests.
  2. 2. A LITTLE ABOUTANDY CROFFORD CONTACT INFO Email: acrofford@gmail.com Twitter: @andycrofford WEBSITES AppTa.co - http://appta.co TechKing - http://testking.com/techkingMobile Orchard - http://mobileorchard.com ThemeFuse - http://theme fuse.com
  3. 3. WHAT IS GUEST BLOGGING?
  4. 4. Writing for other blogs with the goal of buildingrelationships with others in your niche andgaining exposure for yourself.
  5. 5. REASONS TO ALLOW GUESTBLOGGERS ON YOUR BLOG
  6. 6. WHY YOU WANT THEM• Gives you a break• Provides fresh content• Establishes credibility• Builds relationships• Brings in new readers• Inflates your ego in general
  7. 7. HOW TO FINDGUEST BLOGGERS
  8. 8. HOW TO FIND THEM• Look on your own blog• Ask other bloggers in your niche• Forums• Twitter• Sites that list guest blogging opportunities
  9. 9. LOOK ON YOUR BLOG• Check out the comments being left• Publish a post offering guest blogger opportunities
  10. 10. ASK OTHER BLOGGERS• Find blogs big or small in your niche and ask them to guest post• Dontbe afraid to step outside your niche and ask anyone you think can contribute that your readership would enjoy
  11. 11. CHECK OUT FORUMS• Findforums related to your site topic and scope out people there to write a guest post
  12. 12. USE SOCIAL NETWORKS• Ask on Twitter if anyone is interested in guest posting• Someof your Facebook friends my be waiting for the opportunity to write a rebuttal on your site
  13. 13. CHECK OUT GUEST POST- CENTRIC SITES• MyBlogGuest - http://myblogguest.com• Blogger Link Up - http://bloggerlinkup.com
  14. 14. HOW TO BE A GOODGUEST BLOGGER HOST
  15. 15. BE A GOOD HOST• Respond in a timely manner• Have clear instructions on submitting guest posts• Provide feedback• Be flexible• DO NOT settle
  16. 16. PRO TIPBE PREPARED FOR A LET DOWN
  17. 17. BENEFITS OF BEING A GUEST BLOGGER
  18. 18. WHY YOU WANT TO BE THE GUEST BLOGGER• Get targeted traffic• More RSS subscribers• Backlinks• Reach a wider audience• Help build your brand• Gain credibility• Improves your writing skills
  19. 19. HOW TO BE A GOOD GUEST BLOGGER• Research the blog• Follow the sites guest posting guidelines• Actively participate with the people commenting on your post• Make sure your subject is relevant• Write your best post• Be reliable• Add value
  20. 20. TIPS FOR CONTACTING SITES ABOUT GUEST POSTING OPPORTUNITIES
  21. 21. TIPS FOR CONTACTING SITES• Research the site and get personal• Keep your email short• Keep it simple• Keep track of your communication
  22. 22. THREE MISTAKES GUEST BLOGGERS MAKE
  23. 23. GUEST BLOGGER MISTAKES• Fail to submit post on time• Do not take the time to create a decent author bio• Forget to follow-up on guest posts
  24. 24. MOST IMPORTANTLY• Do you best• Have fun• Learn from your experience• Do not take yourself too seriously
  25. 25. WHO WANTS FREE HOSTING?
  26. 26. GET 6 MONTHS FREE SHARED HOSTING FROM SITE5 (WWW.SITE5.COM) WORDCAMP
  27. 27. QUESTIONS?

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