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:

Guest blogging

Very Powerful Blogs Accepting Guest Posts in Various Niches

# Blog Topic Google PR Subscribers Submit
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:

  • MyBlogGuestJoin 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.