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Is 'Unsolicited' Guest Posting About to Die?

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With many A-list bloggers putting a halt on guest post submissions, there's a potential threat to 'unsolicited' guest posting. Is it going to die?

With many A-list bloggers putting a halt on guest post submissions, there's a potential threat to 'unsolicited' guest posting. Is it going to die?

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  • @Ileane I agree with you on that point.

    But, A-list bloggers are just 'too successful' to care about new or semi-popular bloggers.

    And you're right about that familiarity issue. :)
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  • Bloggers need to have a more holistic approach to building their authority instead of relying on other more popular blogs as a crutch. Using Slideshare is a great step in the right direction. Making real-world connections is another option. btw - the image on slide #6 looks very familiar :)
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  • @geraldweber You're absolutely right, Gerald. But why should real authors have to pay for what some low-value spammers are doing. I'm talking about those A-list bloggers who would want to shut their doors to unsolicited guest posting altogether.

    Is that fair?
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  • Funny thing Obaidul I have been thinking of doing this same thing. I simply get WAAAAAAAY to many crappy guest posts request and I have to question if the time I spend weeding through all the crap is worth the benefit of the few good ones here and there that I find.
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  • 1. Is ‘Unsolicited’Guest PostingAbout toDie?
  • 2. What’s in store for guestbloggers in 2013, andbeyond?[Makes me wonder .....]
  • 3. ProBlogger’s Halt on Guest PostSubmissions ….
  • 4. It’s Experiment Time at DailyBlogTipsas well - “I thought about it and decided to run an experiment in 2013: I won’t be publishing guest posts anymore and will write all the posts myself (so be warned: you are stuck with my ramblings now!).” Daniel Scocco Founder, DailyBlogTips.com
  • 5. Sometime ago, CopyBlogger.comand SmashingMagazine.com madea similar shift in their guest postingstrategies.They stopped accepting unsolicitedguest post submissions.They turned invite-only.
  • 6. But, why are all these A-list bloggers stopping to acceptunsolicited guest post submissions (after so manyyears of starting their blogs)?Common reasons include –1. It’s lots of hard work dealing with loads of submissions they receive.2. Most of the guest posts they get are low-quality and irrelevant, submitted by SEO and marketing companies.3. They plan to provide readers with more focused and in- depth articles.4. They plan to take readers on a journey over time.
  • 7. Getting guest posts published, even ifyou have something really unique toshare, on A-list blogs is already a hardnut to crack.Once published, however, it proves tobe a boon for budding bloggers. Agolden opportunity to get noticedquickly.The natural way.
  • 8. The halt onunsolicitedguest postsubmissions byA-list bloggersis a new orsemi-popularblogger’snightmare.
  • 9. Well, no hard feelings. They havecomplete freedom to make theirown decisions, choose their pathas they please. It’s fine.
  • 10. It’s only that even real authors have to pay the price for what low-value spammers are doing !
  • 11. But, the biggest worry is this
  • 12. What if ..Everybody else starts to follow suit,as more and more A-list bloggersgo on to stop unsolicited guest postsubmissions?
  • 13. [By: Obaidul Haque]Twitter: @obaidulhaqueBlog: www.hellobloggerz.com