I've just stumbled across a great resource, and (sweet as I am), thought I'd share.
The website is called MyBlogGuest. It's a hub for the exchange of guest blog posts. The quid pro quo is this: the writer gets exposure and a backlink to his/her site or product, and the publisher gets free content. Brilliant idea, and there are only three websites like it -- MyBlogGuest is the best of the three, as far as I can determine.
So here's how it works. You sign up (it's free), and post a request for guest bloggers in the forum. Describe your website, Alexa rank, Google pagerank, and what types of articles you're looking for. Bloggers interested in contributing a guest blog post to your site can respond to the post or PM you.
You can also peruse the MyBlogGuest articles database -- it's a collection of original articles that guest bloggers have written and uploaded for posting on other other websites. You can see a description of each article (sorted by subject), and the first paragraph. If you like what you see, you can submit a request for the article. The author will review your site details (and the details of any other sites that have requested the article) and choose which site to publish it on.
I signed up the day before yesterday and have already secured two well-written, relevant guest articles. One has gotten over 1,000 hits since it was posted yesterday, and (this morning, anyway) had the #1 spot on Google for the search term "reasons to buy Windows 8." Check out the article here: 5 Reasons Why You Need Windows 8.
In addition to obtaining articles through the site, you can also write your own and submit them to other websites to gain exposure for your website and (at a minimum) a quality backlink.
FYI, I have absolutely no affiliation with MyBlogGuest, and would not benefit in any way from signups that originated from this post. Just thought I'd pass on a great resource.
Have a great day!
Also -- it's kinda weird to me that you're being so aggressive about this. I've always found your posts to be generally friendly and helpful. I'm not selling anything or even promoting anything...just offering my experience and a suggestion for other NCs.
Kristy I appreciate the post...I also run a handful of sites and while some do have contributors they aren't always coming through. Also some of the sites are very focused, on say Gardening, PTO or Multiple Sclerosis, so to have some articles that are specific to those topics that are written by someone else it saves me time and gets them promotion that I'm happy to give if they have good content, which they surely do or else I wouldn't be tempted to use it.
I'm a mom with three kids that only has so much time to spend writing too...I'd rather focus my time on finding my own dedicated contributors and in the meantime use content written by these writers. I think it makes my sites more interesting to have more names than mine on them too, I'm not quite that narcissistic!
Don't let grumpy energy mess up your good intentions...and again thanks!!
Thanks, Kristin. I appreciate it. :-)
I think it makes my sites more interesting to have more names than mine on them too, I'm not quite that narcissistic!
so you have no members? your sites more interesting with fake made up names? what happens when you actualy have members who want to talk to and be freinds with these "people" how interesting is it to have non existent people
your site would have other names if you had other members not just cut n paste content
socials all about discussion and interaction how do you interact with made up people
That's a legitimate point, which has (just now) led me to the decision to create a "guest blogger" account and post any future guest-written articles through that account -- with the author bio at the bottom. That way, it won't be a "fake" account, and won't be confusing to members.
That being said, I'm not especially pleased with your hostile responses to my post. Guest blogging is a tool for both writers and publishers, one which is best employed in moderation. I don't intend to fill my network with guest blogging content as a replacement for member interaction or content written by members. I'm not recommending that anyone else do that, either.
I have a kitten here if you'd like to punch it in the face. Let me know.
i love kittens and im not trying to be mean im just being honnest its really not that legitimate its spam thats masquerading as legitimate content
I hear ya. :) There is danger involved in guest blogging, and admittedly, I'm new to it. It looks like the best way to approach it is to thoroughly vet any websites on which you post a guest blog, and do the same for the destinations of links you're posting on your site. Also, accept only well-written and extremely relevant posts.
My kitten says thank you for not punching her, by the way. And she loves you back.
how to get original free high quality content on your site? click the lil buttons with letters on them
I have signed up for this, and am going to attempt it to the best of my abilities. Hoping for the best, thank you for sharing this!
This appears to be only for Wordpress.
It's not, Damien! That's just the plug-in where posts can be sent directly to Wordpress. I was confused about the same thing at first. If your offer for a guest post is accepted, the article will be available in html form for you to copy/paste into your site.