How to find guest blogging opportunities in 2021?
So since you have already understood what guest blogging is in 2021, now the next question is, where can I find blogs where I can post a guest post? There are several ways that you can find such websites and then reach out to them for guest posting opportunities. Let me share some of the common methods that I follow.
Google search with keywords
Generally, blogs that accept guest posts have a dedicated page to share guest posting guidelines. You can search for those pages in your blog niche. For example, if you have a blog in a WordPress niche, you can write WordPress and follow any of the terms below. You will find all the blogs that have these pages in your niche.
"Write for us" "Guest Post" "Send Message" "Guest Post By" "Bloggers wanted" "Writers Wanted" "Submit Guest Post" "Submit a guest post." "Submit blog post." "Become a guest blogger." "Guidelines for Guest Posts" "Submit an article" "Become an author." "sponsored posts" "Become a collaborator" "Guest bloggers wanted" "Contribute to our site" "Become a guest writer" "Guidelines for submission" "The Next Guest Post"
Then you need to visit the contact page of that website and ask if they accept guest posts or not.
Competitor backlink analysis
This is another amazing way that you will get a lot of high-quality guest blogging websites without putting in much effort. And they will also be very relevant and easy to get. For that, you need a professional SEO tool like Ahrefs or SEMrush, or Ubersuggest. You can use SEMRush’s free trial account and easily discover such blogs for guest posting in 2021.
Things to keep in mind when writing guest post content
First, open the website where you want to send a guest post. Go to the page where you can post the guest guidelines to keep in mind. Generally, this is a "write to us" or "submit guest post" page. If you cannot find and know that the website accepts guest posting, you can contact the website through their contact page. Please read all the guidelines and rules and then write the content according to them. Always write unique and user-friendly content. Attach relevant, high-quality images to use in content. Use 2 or 3 high authority links in the content that increase the trust of the article. Don't just use words. Use heading, subtitle, and other styles in content. At the end of the article, attach your data.
After writing the quality article, you can submit it to the high authority guest blogs.
For example, which is a competitor’s website in my niche. When I put this website in the SEMrush tool, I found all the websites from which they got backlinks. Now, if you analyze those articles, you will easily understand that they are mostly guest posts.
You can contact that webmaster and find out the terms and conditions for adding your articles on their website. As I mentioned, in most cases you have to pay money as well.
Hire a guest blogging expert
Since guest blogging has become a profitable business model for all webmasters, many SEO experts generally collect websites that accept guest posts. If you want, you can hire someone like that, and they can help you find guest posting sites easily. You can also ask them to provide content, but remember that you have to pay a lot of money for that.
If you know the benefits of guest blogging and know exactly how you should plan your guest posting articles, you can spend a set amount on your blog for such guest posting services. In this way, over time, you will get a good quality backlink and the authority of your blogs will gradually improve. Google loves this process.
Therefore, posting as a guest does not mean that you will submit any content, as the webmaster will charge a fee for it. Asking for money is different, but one condition is always intact and is high-quality content.
On many high authority blogs, even if you are willing to pay the money, they will not accept the content if it does not match their standards. So be sure to write from your heart, as a different audience will also judge your content.
On top of that, there are several tips and tricks that you should follow to ensure that your guest post will bring the proper benefit to your blog. After all, you are spending a lot of time writing content for another website and also wasting money.
beginner guest blogging tips in 2021
Post only on relevant blogs
Always find a blog in a similar niche. Otherwise, if you receive a guest post from a multi-niche blog, make sure the topic or category is the same as the article for which you will get a backlink. For example, my blog is about blogging and WordPress, and if I need a backlink for this article, I will link this only to a similar topic. Otherwise, you will not get the benefit. If you don’t follow their categories for more authoritative blogs, they may also reject submissions from your guest posts.
Avoid using rich anchor text
In everyday life, we have also rejected many guest posts because they were trying to get a backlink with the anchor text of the dofollow keyword. Getting a dofollow link from a high authority blog is too difficult these days, and if you request a keyword-optimized anchor text, your guest post will not be accepted. Better to link to your home page with a branded anchor text to stay safe from all aspects. I always prefer to get a backlink with a long-tail keyword as the anchor or from a generic anchor text, as it is safe at all points.
Link to other resources
Try writing a piece of content and mentioning the relevant pages of the high authority blog to help users get more involved in the topic. For the most part, try to consult Wikipedia articles, as this is a very authoritative website. External links are excellent SEO practice, but many novice bloggers don’t get it. This way, you can also mention some of your blogging friends’ blogs and help them get a backlink. This way, they can also do the same when posting as guests, and you will get a backlink.