How to Recognize a Perfect Guest Post – Tips to Get Your Content Approved

If you are into blogging for quite some time, then you definitely understand the potential of guest posting – if done in the right way.

Deciding to spend part of your time creating content to publish in other blogs of your niche is simply one of the best promotional activities for you and your website.

Guest posting is profitable from many points of view. For instance, you can reach a new significantly volume of readers, connect with new people and engage with a new audience.

So everyone should start their own guest posting campaign, no? But it is easier to say than to do!

You need to find the right ideas, writing in a way as to be adequate to the quality of the hosting blog, reading carefully the guest posting guidelines and considering the right way to be accepted.

In a few words, make sure that at the end, the exchange has been fruitful for both you, writer of the guest post and the blog owner.

Every blogger would like to write the perfect guest post. This is what it means to me.

How the Perfect Guest Post Should Looks Like

Positive Hand Sign with white background

 

1 . It is Not Simple Self-Promotion

If all you have managed to write is just four paragraphs with your link inside, you have very low chances to have your content published.

I assure you that it really happens to receive such proposals (I’ tell you from my experience!).

 

2 . It’s Written in a Rich and Appropriate Style

If you decide to send your article to someone, you have at least spent a couple of days studying the blog you would like to submit your guest post to.

You have read some posts and perhaps you already have become familiar with the style of the host blogger.

Most of the bloggers create a page with the main guest posting guidelines and you should check every key points before submitting your article.

 

3 . It is Grammatically Correct

You must be sure you have done everything in your power to deliver an article without grammatical or syntax errors.

I know it is not easy (it’s the same for me), especially if you are not native English speaker, but you must make your best effort to use every tools for correct and proofread your post.

Tip : I use Paperrater - a free online Grammar & Spelling Check Tool.

 

4 . There Are Few, but Good Links

Do you think it is good to add some useful external resources within your guest post?

I think it is acceptable to insert a couple of internal links to old articles AND some links to external resources, tools or website, which match the topic covered within your guest post.

 

5 . There Are Some Attractive Images

Be sure to add at least one relevant image within your guest post. Sometimes even a funny picture, can capture more attention than an entire text wall.

Tip : I use FreeDigitalPhotos. You simply need to mention them in your article and you can use any of their images for free.

 

6 . Who Reads the Content Has Something to Learn

I know it may seem a utopia, but the perfect guest post should always teach something to the reader.

An interesting resource, a guide, a suggestion for improvement : in short, something useful!

 

7 . It is Followed by an Active Discussion

If you have used many hours in preparing your article and get it published, then you can spend another 30 minutes following the discussion below your content.

There is nothing worse than seeing a guest post with many comments, without the response of the guest blogger.

From my point of view, I love to respond to comments and I believe from them can born some healthy discussions.

Do not forget that you can always learn a lot from your readers and commenters!

You may be interested in reading this :

How to Get MORE Traffic and MORE Comments to YOUR Blog

 

 

Can You Write the Perfect Guest Post ?

If you are able to respect all the points mentioned above, then you are right on your path to write the perfect guest post.

For me, the secret behind having almost the 100% of your articles approved, is to know the owner of the blog where you want to submit your content. It worked for me!

And after you have some content published around the blogosphere, above all if you are featured on popular blogs, then you will be surprised to receive invitations to guest post on several websites.

What do you think? Do you already have published at least one guest post?

If yes, what are the results you got? Let me know within the comments, thanks!

 

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18 Responses to “How to Recognize a Perfect Guest Post – Tips to Get Your Content Approved”

  1. September 13, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    hello erik ! I m glad to find this article from Google.this tips Perfect for seo guest posting is very nice option and i thanks full to you Tip for Paperrater to correction my spel thanks..

    • Erik
      September 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm #


      Twitter:
      Glad you found the post useful, Sadia.
      Thanks for your comment!

  2. February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Yes right! Deciding to spend part of your time creating content to publish in other blogs of your niche is simply one of the best promotional activities for you and your website.Guest post is very important to create much more traffic to your blog.
    Thanks
    Manisha Singh recommend you to read:SEO: URL OptimizationMy Profile

    • Erik
      February 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm #


      Twitter:
      Guest blogging is the best way today to build safe and quality links.
      Every serious blogger should do guest blogging.
      Thanks for the comment, Manisha! :-)

  3. January 28, 2013 at 4:21 am #


    Twitter:
    thanks for sharing! I know that guest blogging has many more benefit and increase the website pr. I plan to do 2 or three guest post a month. This tip make me more sense about how to be a guest blogger.
    Kimsea recommend you to read:Basic Conception of Blogging for Business to Newbie BloggersMy Profile

    • Erik
      January 29, 2013 at 8:36 am #


      Twitter:
      Hi Kim,
      I am glad that you liked the article and inspired you to write more guest posts. :-)

  4. January 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm #


    Twitter:
    Usage of good quotes and writing on unsolved problems can serve as a good post. Using infographics can also create a unique guest article.
    Tushar recommend you to read:Christmas 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 Leads Miles Ahead Of the IPhone 5My Profile

    • Erik
      January 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm #


      Twitter:
      Hi Tushar,

      I agree with solving reader problems, writing useful articles.

      I do not agree on infographics,
      I do not like them, even if they may give fast information.
      I found it just an easy way to post “something” to your blog.

      Don’t you think so?

  5. January 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    These are some really useful tips as I am having a hard time getting my gues tposts approved on top blogs.
    Arslanh recommend you to read:10 awesome Windows shortcuts that you might not know!My Profile

    • Erik
      January 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm #


      Twitter:
      Thanks Arslanh,
      I am glad you found this article useful. :-)

  6. January 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm #


    Twitter:
    Guest posting is the way to go. Now many are realising the potential and more bloggers are looking out for guest posting but not everyone is being accepted. As you say, you have to do it nicely and be of real value to the publisher. I like the idea of using of attractive images.
    Shalu Sharma recommend you to read:Pictures of India GateMy Profile

    • Erik
      January 21, 2013 at 10:31 am #


      Twitter:
      Thanks for the comment, Shalu Sharma.
      Guest posting is really the best way to gain quality backlinks, nowadays.

  7. January 20, 2013 at 8:39 am #


    Twitter:
    Yes these tips can be useful to see whether it is a good guest post. I also prefer some simple English to reach the last one on the crowd too.
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    • Erik
      January 21, 2013 at 10:30 am #


      Twitter:
      Good point of view, Kyle.
      Sometimes with an easy style of writing you can reach a bigger audience.
      Thanks for your feedback.

  8. January 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm #


    Twitter:
    Not having english as a native language makes it a bit difficult sometimes. No matter how innovative or useful your post is, if there’s a spelling mistake or some grammatical error, you’ll be rejected. So – thanks for the online grammar and spelling tips!

    • Erik
      January 21, 2013 at 10:29 am #


      Twitter:
      That’s right, Anna.

      There are in fact some useful online tools, as I mentioned in this article, that you can use to remedy or just check your content, if you think it may contain some spelling mistakes.

      Being perfect in a foreign language is not easy! ;-)

  9. Gaurav Aswani
    January 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm #


    Twitter:
    Great post Erik,specially for the online tools.this gonna help me to post a good quality content on my blog :) as well as checking guest post ;)
    Gaurav Aswani recommend you to read:Mediafire app launched for AndroidMy Profile

    • Erik
      January 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm #


      Twitter:
      Thanks Gaurav,
      I am glad you learned something from this article.
      Sometimes we just do not know about free useful online tools. ;-)

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