One of the best ways to grow inbound links to the core service and product pages on your website is by contributing guest posts to other sites.
This is not a secret.
So why is it one of the most overlooked peices by business owners, who are baffled by their low rankings in google?
The reason is typically because guest posting is a time consuming process and sometimes downright impossible to find credible websites to worth contributing content to.
But don’t worry I have you covered.
Fool Proof Way to Find Sites to Contribute Guest Content
Here is a the sure fire way to find blogs in your industry that are looking for guest content:
- Click this link -> inpostauthor:”guest author” keyword
- Replace “keyword” with your industry keyword
What you have just accomplished is a simple advanced (oxymoron’s anyone?) search query in google that is looking for blogs relating to the keyword you attached that have been authored by a “guest author”.
Ergo, you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the site accepts guest content on their blog.
Another Quick Tip:
We accept guest posts on this very blog!
If you want that keyword rich anchor text link simply create an interesting post on anything internet marketing or WordPress related and submit it here!
Before Contributing Check These 4 Things
1. The page rank of the site
If the homepage of the site your find is unranked or a page rank of 0, it’s most likely a spam blog and contributing your original content to the site would be a waste of your time and money. Check the Pagerank with any of these.
2. Do the guest posts have links in them? Are they Keyword Rich?
If the site won’t allow you to insert a link in the body or in the author bio of your content, don’t give them the goods (the content).
3. Are the links Do Follow or No Follow?
Check in other guest posts to see is the links are followed and not rel=”nofollow” links that provide no seo value to you. I use the quirk search status plugin to highlight nofollow links.
4. Is the site covered in ads or does it look downright shady?
Do a gut check of the site, if it looks like a bad neighborhood and is jam packed with adsense and other garbage, move on.
Once you do the gut check and the site passes. Go ahead and reach out to the site owner and get those links!