For the most part, guest posting is sort of like begging, right? You have a blog that you are trying to promote, and you are hoping to increase traffic to it. By guest posting on a blog that has more traffic than your blog, you are hoping to trickle away some of the traffic on the larger blog to your smaller blog.
That pretty much sums it up, right? The larger more popular blog doesn’t mind so much, as long as you provide useful content to the blog owner’s readers. It is one less blog post the owner has to write after all.
In conclusion then, guest posters are like either beggars or leeches, and blog owners who allow guest posting are a little lazy. This is sort of a cynical way of looking at guest posting, I know, but it is to illustrate a point.
Suppose you could promise that you would not only write a blog post, but you would post the link out to tens of thousands of your social media connections, and millions of members of Facebook, and LinkedIn groups to which you belong. Would that make your guest post seem more attractive to the blog owner? You better believe it would!
You move from the position as a guest post beggar to a guest post promoter, and even a champion.
Listen to these comments from a blog owner on whose blog I recently promoted a guest post at:
“Hi John, thats awesome! I see that your post is most viewed post of the site and is trending. Also, I see that it is performing well on Twitter and LinkedIn. Thank you so much for sharing. Great Synergy”! Max Angel – Cofounder at ThatsJournal.
I suggested that he might want to join Markethive, or that he might be interested in some of the automation tools I use.
Max responded. “You are very welcome, John. Thanks a lot for the marketing inputs. I will check it out. Thanks again for the post contribution. Please feel free to let me know if you or your friends want to share anything related to marketing. We will be happy to help. Thanks!” I would say that is a pleased blog owner, right?
PS – did I mention that this promotion also brought in 7 or more new Markethive subscribers?