Every blogger or site manager would wish to have a wide audience. Writing your content well and creatively is one of the steps to ensure you grab viewers. Another way is by sending well crafted expert knowledge to renowned blogs like the Huffington post. If it is accepted and backs a good likes and comments, then there is a sure chance drawing people to your site. Most guest bloggers are experts from other fields that wish to pass a factual message to a wide audience. This expert can be you. You may be running a blog that is quite informative and thus would like some of the content to be published in a famous site. If so, then this article is for you.
Penguin 2.0 introduction
It is one of the most modern algorithmic update tools. Among its core effects are on the changes it has evoked in the way SEO writers improve their content. This format mainly focuses on the message anchor, patterns of back linking and many more. This has altered the way in which guest posts are handled.
Guidelines On Submitting Your Content to Huffington Post
Here are some of the vital regulations one can follow to get published. Most of them have been caused by the introduction of the Penguin 2.0 update on the internet. You will realize that most of them affect nearly every guest post.
· It must be a published work on relevant site: For instance, if your blog is about fashion style, but you post it on a sport’s just because that site has good public relation ranking, then most hosts will definitely ignore it. Submit relevant articles to the write hosts.
· Use of key word: It is currently of less concern to most target sites as they prefer to look at the available and probable following. Why do you think they prefer already published works? It is to measure the reaction of audience to that particular post.
· Anchor text: With the intense use of main words being less preferred, it is advisable to embrace the use of brand bases text in your posts. Such texts usually offer links to the URL or product identities. To shade some light, ABCD (name) followed by some extension like dot com, or you can provide the company’s website.
· Authorship: Do you have a active profile? If you are yet to, then it may just be the reason why it you are experiencing in posting your material to foreign hosts. You have to claim your work and the better way to do so is by having a profile. This makes it easier for other users to recognize you across the web. If you are a legitimate retailer on the internet, then one of your main wishes is to make surfers to track you without problems. Think of an author profile as a way to create a web footprint. If the content is published and gets many shares, then the Huffington post may want to offer credit through your profile.
· Write your material in a conversational tone: A good number of readers want to be hooked by the blog. They you to be drawn to it just like it would happen with a one on one meeting. Perhaps that is what you even want to feel about this article, don’t you? This makes the use of a friendly but informative tone more necessary. Try as much to avoid difficult industry words. Only people in your field can understand them. Put in efforts to impact your personality on the content.
· Include some multimedia elements: This is not underestimating the power of written word but rather looking at filling in the small gaps left. For you to increase audience, visual posts should be posted. This is possible by providing videos of interviews on the subject and also including photos.
· Quality links: This works in an indirect way. It increases audience inlets after which it will enhance of shares on your blog. As we saw earlier in this article, this is very vital for your guest post to succeed.
Benefits of guest posting
You must have been wondering why it is important for you to guest post on other site, but now you understand how healthy it is. It benefits both the Huffington post and your blog. Why do you think that site would allow you to post some content? Why would you want to do it? This is because all websites, be they well built or amateurs want new information. That is something that is not easy to provide always. Especially, when they have exhausted all their ideas. If a guest can provide fresh and relevant content, they will be very grateful.
You can also find an updated list of 180+ sites that accept guest posts at Solvid. Since their SEO company is always focused on providing clients with placements on relevant sites, they’ve been nice enough to share this resource with their audience and blog readers alike.
The reason that will push you to doing that is to find a chance to provide commentary and links down after your article. If they the content is very important, then it can be circulated to social media. Bearing in mind that your links are there, this will increase your sites ranking on search engines. The chain will lead to more customers and subscribers to your site. Note that this is only possible with a good host. Bad host sites d exist, below are some of the indications may help you identify one.
Unreliable blogs to guest post
Not all blogs are safe for such a campaign. It is your duty to look for the simplest clues on that site. Low quality sites can really hurt your SEO abilities if you relate with them. Two of the signs one should check for to identify such blogs include:
1. Lacking original material
Successful sites post new material and avoid replicating what has been already talked of. If the number of guest posts appears to be more than the content created by the owner, it is advisable to leave. It will use your content to benefit and grow at this low cost means.
2. The acceptance rate of guest posts
A high rate should raise an alarm as it will mostly occur at the expense of quality. Before you submit the content, take a look at the conditions and the post already at the site. If the conditions are more permissive, has grammatical errors or has content that is not factually pleasing to be linked with, then you should take a step back.
All this has been written to aid you how it can be possible for you to guest post on the Huffington site amongst other popular blogs. If the articles are good, then you need to make the right choice on the website you submit to. Hope you found it more beneficial.
How About Helping Versus Pitching Top Bloggers?
I often get pitched guest post ideas from bloggers I do not know. Although I appreciate the offer I never take up these folks on their offer because I do not know them, their brand or anything they do. No way do I have the time to actually research the individual; I am a busy bee. Another email bites the dust. I either ignore the email or note guest posting closed long ago on my blog, then include a link to one of my eBooks, like this branding eBook.
Who guest posts on my blog? People who generously helped me, asked for nothing, expected nothing and relaxed. Relaxing is key. Bloggers who help me from a chill vibe often befriend me if they practice writing to hone their blogging skills. From there, opportunities multiply fast. Sweet backlinks on top blogs often flow your way. Traffic and profits increases slowly, steadily expand over time. Blogging buddies supply you with blog post ideas through their questions and problems. Everything grows because you helped top bloggers versus pitching them aka asking them for help. Even if you pitch a valuable guest post idea, the guest post idea serves no value unless you publish the guest post on a trusted, authority blog boasting a huge, loyal readership. Pitches seem worthless until content and links actually appear on top blogs, going live and public, for the world to see.
I often advise helping bloggers freely for months before considering any ask or pitch. Most times, blogging buddies invite you to guest post on their blogs. Blogging success flows to generous people because you get what you give. This is one of the advantages of blogging. Give freely, relax, trust in the process and receive easily. Place your needs to the side. Take care of your fellow blogger. Help them out via a retweet, Facebook Share or perhaps by promoting the blogger on your blog. Nobody needs to struggle blogging. Nobody needs to spend 4 hours daily sending blind pitches to blogging strangers. How about this? Spend those 4 hours patiently, persistently and generously helping people in your blogging niche. Help fellow bloggers to earn their trust. Assist fellow bloggers to befriend fellow bloggers. The split second you earn the trust of any blogger, you plant seeds for a beautiful, thriving, warm friendship. Gaining the trust of fellow bloggers inspires traffic and profits to flow to you. Forget the concept of pitching. I pitched 2 people during my 6 years of running Blogging From Paradise. One blogger pitch served as an experiment with an established, pro blogger and the other pitch served as the direct way to guest post for a 2 million member blogging community.
My 13,500 plus backlinks on Blogging From Paradise flowed to me after I pitched only 2 souls. Imagine that for a second. Observe the raw power of making friends, helping people, expecting nothing and being generous. Capitalize on the passive element of befriending bloggers through generous service. Tonight I will spend 90 minutes walking around my neighborhood. During that hour and a half, my blogging buddies will promote my blog and spread my word. Ditto for my 8 hours of sleep tonight; my blogging buddies grow my traffic and profits around the clock, adding an immensely powerful, passive element to my blogging campaign.
Being generous has some serious perks.
Should You Blog About Everything?
Blog about everything? I know this idea may be on your mind. Newbie bloggers especially ponder the idea.
I know blogging about anything on your mind seems like a good idea to new or even struggling bloggers. Maybe you gain mojo because you post daily, blogging about anything popping up in your dome. But this is a bad idea. Nobody should blog about any and every topic for the clear reason that nobody follows a specific blogger based on the blogger’s random thoughts, save world famous celebrities who built up a big following through some other niche.
Imagine a movie star begins blogging. Movie stars boast tens of millions of fans around the globe. Anything the star does, people hang on their every word, right? Imagine the icon publishing posts on a wide range of topics interesting to them. People read because of the star, not because of the wide range of broad topics. But imagine being a new blogger with zero followers. No movie stars read this post. Readers head for the hills the moment you change topics because no jack of all trades bloggers build credibility. Who has the time, energy and focus to be an expert in 5, 10 or 20 niches? No one does.
Blog About Everything?
Humans specialize. Doctors and lawyers do one thing and do it well because where attention and energy goes, grows. Imagine if your doctor delivered mail and picked up garbage professionally, too, working 2 jobs in addition to their medical practice. Would you trust her doctor skills? No. Of course not. People trust specialists because specialists devote all professional time and energy to one venture. Generalists? Nobody trusts someone who tries to master 2 or 5 or 10 skills simultaneously because thousands of other people master 1 skill, in these areas. We follow specialists and trust specialists. Generalists fade away.
If you want to blog about everything just ponder the specialist versus generalist point. Blogging about everything is trying to be a generalist. Nobody trusts you. Even though blogging about everything seems easy, seamless and almost effortless, people stop following your blog on each topic change. Imagine blogging about puppies one day. People who love puppies find your post, read it, enjoy it and follow your blog. Tomorrow, you publish about Chinese food. Puppy readers – who followed you for puppy content – skip the post…..most stop following your blog because puppy fans want only puppy-themed content. You just lost readers, for good.
Change Topics Lose Readers
Visualize the following day; you publish about relationships. Everybody stops following your blog. Perhaps a few relationships-focused folks read the post. But you lose trust the moment you shift topics again. Ultimately, who builds a large, targeted, loyal following, blogging about relationships? Relationships bloggers who blog about relationships 100% of the time. Specialists devote all blogging energy to mastering one topic, spending thousands of hours covering the topic, become skilled and trusted in the niche, build credibility and become successful. All multi topic bloggers blogging about everything fade away and vanish.
The world makes room for specialists. Generalists? Nope.
Pick one blogging topic. Blog about one thing. Focus on one discipline. Be a specialist, not a generalist, to be a leading blogger in your nice. Face your fear of releasing multiple passions to make room for a single passion. I know you fear letting go. I did too before creating Blogging From Paradise.
Google loves specialists too. Google turns its cyber nose down at generalists. I scanned a popular blogging key phrase a few moments ago. Guess what? I rarely note SEO but tidying up one blog post with some details for optimizing helped me reach page one on the search engine. Why? I specialize in the blogging tips niche. Apparently. Google interpreted through its complex algorithms that I published thousands of valuable blog posts on a single topic 100% of the time, virtually. Google traffic rocks. Impress the search engine gods by gaining search trust. Specialize. Stick to one blogging topic. Never blog about everything.
Let go the urge to blog about anything that comes to mind. New bloggers need release this notion to build the foundation for a successful blogging career. Specialize by picking one niche you love blogging about. Be a specialist, not a generalist, to succeed with your blogging campaign.
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Avoid this Blogging Wake Up Call to Enjoy the Journey
Blogging need not be a lesson in harsh wake up calls. You can and will largely enjoy the journey by knowing this: success finds generous bloggers. Let that idea firmly impress onto your mind. Be with it. Allow the idea to worm its way into your consciousness until being generous becomes part of your being. Helping people for free boosts your skills and increases your exposure. Skilled bloggers with massive exposure become successful.
But one wake up call seems to find most bloggers who refuse to learn this lesson. Bloggers need to struggle, fail and suffer because they try to get money and traffic by focusing solely on receiving methods, versus giving generously of their time and talents. Imagine this scenario; a blogger writes and publishes one blog post weekly. Cool. But the blogger sits around and does nothing else blogging-wise for the remainder of the week. Hmmmm…this is not being generous, guys. This is being stingy. Bad move. At week’s end, the blogger did not make a penny of profits. Panicking, the blogger immediately analyzes their various income streams. How can they maximize profits through the streams? What is wrong with their income streams? Did they pick the right streams? Or did they pick the wrong streams? What gives?
Struggling bloggers then spend 2, 3 or 5 hours analyzing their income streams, focusing all of their attention and energy on the GETTING aspect of their blogging campaign. Terrible idea. Why? The reason why you struggle to get is because you refuse to give generously of your time, energy and talents. The income streams? Nope; not a problem. Your lack of generosity is the problem. The wake up call is most bloggers focus heavily on getting when struggling to drive traffic and profits when they should be focused heavily on giving generously. Giving generously leads to greater blogging profits. Instead of writing and publishing one blog post weekly, how about writing and publishing 2-3 posts weekly, weaving some stories into your blog posts? How about you spend 4-8 hours daily generously reading blog posts, commenting genuinely on blog posts, promoting other bloggers and yes, promoting yourself, too?
Put in the giving time to make getting easier and easier. No need to slam into the cold, hard wake up call of focusing selfishly inward, trying to pin your struggles on inanimate, lifeless income streams. You have a giving problem, buddy. Time to be generous. Time to step it up. Write a guest post daily or perhaps, every 2-3 days. Go ahead. Do it. Begin video marketing. Build bonds with bloggers. Help them out. Practice writing. Gain invites to guest post on blogs from your niche. Blogging becomes more fun, more enjoyable and flat out easier if you put in the time, generously helping folks.
Focus heavily on giving. Your star will shine if you generously serve people. On the contrary, blogging and life become so much harder if you obsess over your income streams, analyzing, over analyzing, focusing, wasting precious time and energy on getting, when you should be giving more freely. Blogging feels more fun, too, when you focus heavily on giving, because we were designed to give, to be generous and to serve folks. Doesn’t it feel amazing to help people? Of course, it does. Enjoy the blogging journey and avoid this painful wake up call….plus….you get to sleep in, hehehe 😉
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