Guest blogging is one of the best ways to market yourself. Specially after recent Google algo updates, Guest blogging is one of the best ways to create link for your blog. When I recommend you to guest blog on other blogs, my aim is to help you establish your brand. Guest blogging is an art, and it’s little different than blogging on your own blog. You need to understand the taste of audience of the blog, where you guest posting. There are many Websites which will let you submit guest post, and here I’m sharing few tips to become a popular blogger just by guest blogging.
I have already shared a complete list of crafting a guest blogging campaign, I recommend you to read that too, as it will give you great insight about guest blogging. Guest blogging now-a-days has become latest trend and I have seen many bloggers becoming a blogging icon from nowhere with the help of guest Blogging. If you are a guest blogger, who just blog for backlink, you not doing it wrong but you are not doing it perfectly right.
How to brand yourself using Guest blogging:
Pick a community:
When you select blogs for guest blogging, try to pick a community of blogs instead of any random blogs with high PR. The idea here is blogs with similar niche and who works closely have a common reader base. So if you will be guest blogging on blogs under same niche, you will be exposed to many common readers and you will be winning more hearts and building a reader base for yourself. This is very useful for you & your blog branding.
Mind map your guest post ideas:
Instead of picking up any random topics for guest posting, my suggestion would be to use targeted and relevant guest posts. For example, if you are a guest blogger who loves to write about WordPress, try to keep it relevant and add a link back to your last guest post. This way you are increasing your exposure and as well as establishing yourself as a guest author.
- Read: 5 free mind-mapping software, mind map your blog post ideas
Reply to all the comments:
This is something which is highly recommended. In case even if you don’t follow above two rules, this is something which you should never miss. By replying to all the comments on your guest post, you are becoming an active part of the blog. Along with traffic you are exposing yourself to more readers. Many people don’t care to comment but like to read comments to pick interesting ideas and reactions. Looking your active participation, always appeal them to see your blog and your creation. Make sure to have an attractive about me page, because first thing they would want to know about you and your blog.
Pick perfect blog for guest posting:
Try to pick the right blog for guest blogging. Make sure that blog admin do offer a link within the post and more over blog should be very active. How will you feel when you write a killer article & no one is there to comment on your post? Also make sure blog owner should be active enough to promote the post. It’s better not to write instead of writing for a dead blog. Though you can over-ride this point, if you are guest blogging just for backlinks.
There are few suggestions from me, do share your views on becoming a popular blogger via guest blogging? Are you a guest blogger? Do share your experience which helped you to get maximum exposure and traffic?