Have you ever wondered why some guest posts get approved each time? Ok, for the time being, forget about why, but don’t you want to know how these guest bloggers do it so easily? Ofcourse, if you are a blogger then you should learn the secrets of “Power Guest Blogging”.
Before that, let’s just throw some light on what exactly is, power guest blogging. Irrespective of whether you are a new blogger or a top notch blogger, you must have heard, read and also wrote much about the advantages and disadvantages of guest blogging. So, what good does this particular guest post on power guest blogging serve, that too when it’s from a new blogger.
Power guest blogging is way too different from normal guest blogging. It’s more than just getting a high PR backlink to your website/blog. By guest blogging on an authoritative site like ShoutMeLoud, you get to know more stuff than submitting posts in article submission sites. In this post on I will share some top notch blogging practices, which I learned from my first guest post over here.
1. Enjoy extra liberty:
To be very frank, I really enjoy writing guest posts for high PR blogs. Yes, backlinks are a bonus but it surely is not my motivator for writing good guest posts.
Here, you don’t have to worry too much about search engine optimization techniques and you can even target short tail keywords. It will still rank higher because of its high authority and the number of visitors the blog gets.
So, power guest blogging gives you more freedom to allow your natural flow while writing blog posts. Unlike incase of my blog, which is relatively new, where I have to write posts that will please both readers and search engines, alike. And we all know if content writers, bloggers or guest bloggers are given this liberty then they surely will give their best efforts. No surprises.
2. Drastic drop in Rankings:
There was a remarkable drop in my Alexa ranking ever since I started guest posting on other blogs. Yes, in my last guest post over here, I talked about, how flawed is Alexa ranking and why bloggers should not be obsessed with it.
But, if you are a new blogger then such momentary gains can surely inspire you to write better and more frequently, like it did to me. Because new bloggers need to be motivated regularly and believe me, Alexa does that perfectly.
Every time I make a blog post, my Alexa ranking jumps 2-3000, without getting involved in excessive SEO techniques and without an optimized custom theme. And one guest post over here boosted my rank by 98,000. Ok, still not impressed? Read even further.
3. Live Learning Experience:
What if I say, guest blogging for ShoutMeLoud helped me to write better blog posts. Yes, I am not exaggerating. Apart from fostering a natural flow for writing good content and providing greater exposure, power guest blogging can even improve your writing skills.
I was browsing through some of the old posts so that I could create internal links for my first guest post and make things easier for Harsh. I came across a well written article on readability level. Until then, I had no idea about it and surprisingly when I compared on Google, ShoutMeLoud’s score to mine, it was 71% : 4% (Basic level).
Ever since, I am trying hard to cut down on my ifs, buts, so thats, whiles, etc, but as you can see I still have a long way to go. May be another 3-4 power guest blog posts will help. Another major thing I learned after guest blogging was, the manner in which my guest post was interlinked to old posts and how it revived these old posts. Internal link creation and effective anchor texts are something you too should master.
4. Ego Stroking:
Every new blogger wants recognition. And why just new bloggers, infact all bloggers want their blog posts to be noticed and appreciated. So what good did power guest blogging did to me?
When ever there is a death of comments and shares on your blog, don’t get disheartened. Instead write a great guest post for a popular blog in your niche. All channels of interaction among fellow bloggers will reopen once again and you get to know some new people by replying to comments on your guest post.
And you can maintain this tempo on your own blog too gradually. My newer posts have started getting comments on a regular basis. That’s what I did and I am sure you too can do the same.
So, what’s your style of guest posting? Share your stories with everyone and let them learn some more ways of power guest blogging.