Guest blogging is one of the most effective ways to promote your brand and initiate some viral effect. It is not a new concept; I for one have been guest blogging for years. And that's for my first guest post at SEJ back in 2008 that actually resulted in my public SEO career and my becoming rather a blogger than an SEO.
This post aims at promoting the tactic and helping guest bloggers with some useful resources:
Very Powerful Blogs Accepting Guest Posts in Various Niches
|1||LifeHack.Org||Life tips, productivity||7||~ 82 000||
Contribute (only regular guest contributors)
|2||The Geek Stuff||Tech (Linux, Open Source, web)||5||~ 19 000||Guest blogging|
|3||Flowing Data||Data, design||7||Write a guest post|
|4||Smashing Magazine||Web design, coding, tools||7||~ 172 000||Become Author|
|5||Techie-Buzz||Internet, gadgets||4||~ 6000||Write a guest post|
|6||Quick Online Tips||Internet, social media||6||Write for us|
|7||Blogging Tips||Blogging||5||Write for us|
|8||ChristianPF||Personal Finance, saving||3||~ 3200||Write|
|9||Cash Money Life||3||~ 2300||Write for Cash Money Life|
|10||Moolanomy||3||~ 3300||Submit your article|
Google PR and subscribers for (Dec 2009)
Plus! Plenty of Places to Submit Your Web Design, HTML, usability tutorials:
|Tutorial site||Topics||Type||How to submit||Google PR||Link type|
|Tutorialized||Photoshop and Flash||Directory||Submit||6||Links open in a frame|
|Good tutorials||Flash, HTML, PHP, Photography, Java, CSS, etc||Directory||Submit||4||Redirects|
|Pixel to Life||Website development, video/audio editing, design, programming||Directory||Submit||6||Links open in a frame|
|Tutorial Sphere||Website development, video/audio editing, graphics||Directory||Submit||4||Redirects|
|TutorialKit||Photoshop||Directory||Submit||5||Links open in a frame|
|ToxicLab||Photoshop, Flash||Directory||Submit||5||Direct ("Links open in a frame ")|
|Design Bump||Design||Social voting directory||Submit||4||Direct|
|Design Float||Design||Social voting directory||Submit||5||Direct|
|PSD.tutsplus||Photoshop||Blog||Write a tutorial||6||Direct|
|Woork||Web design||Blog||Add design news||5||Direct|
|1stWeb Designer||Web design||Blog||Contribute||5||Direct|
|ShareBrain||Web design||Directory||Submit a tutorial||6||Direct|
|Trip Wire Magazine||Web design||Blog||Submit user link||4||Direct|
|Web Design Booth||We design, web development, SEO||Blog||Write for us||3||Direct|
|MyInkBlog||Web design||Blog||Submit news||5||Direct|
|Fuel Your Creativity||Web design||Blog||Submit link feed||5||Direct|
|Designs Hard||Web design||Blog||Contribute||5||Direct|
|Knote Book||Web design, WordPress||Blog||Publish||5||Direct|
|DesignMoo||Design||Social voting directory||Register||3||Direct|
|Zabox||Design||Social voting directory||Submit||3||Direct|
Google PR for (Dec 2009)
Also, don't forget to promote your search marketing articles on the SEO blogs I listed in my post on SEJ.
Becoming a Professional Guest Blogger:
MyBlogGuest community (started by me) where bloggers, content creators, link builders, entrepreneurs can meet to exchange guest posts and build connections. Ideally I'd like it to work this way:
- Join by providing your email, username and some social media activity stats (that's for fellow bloggers to see how actively you are able to promote the guest contribution posted at their sites);
- Add your tag (which reflect your interests / areas of expertise). Tags make sure you will be found by fellow bloggers in the same niches;
- Add your blogs that accept guest contributions (that's for others to see which sites you would like them to guest blog for);
- Post at forums to announce your willingness to guest blog / accept guest posts;
- Arrange guest posts and help expose them to a wider audience by sharing on social media sites.
And do you guest blog?
The guest post is my Ann Smarty, an SEO consultant and Director of Media at Search&Social.
Ann Smarty is a blogger and SEO consultant and professional blogger. Check out Ann's personal project My Blog Guest - the forum meant to connect guest bloggers to blog owner for plenty of mutual benefits. Ann also provides guest blogging services.