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Guest Blogging: Is it for Your Blog?

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Guest blogging. Do you ever really hear anything negative about it? I haven't come across anything that shows me or informs me that guest blogging may be a bad thing for a website. With that said, does that mean that all sites need guest blogging? I don't think so at all. I think it can be helpful, but it truly depends on your site.

Here are some positives about guest blogging:

  • increase in traffic to the site
  • new readers due to new topics or even writing style
  • higher number of inbound and outbound links
  • fresh and updated, unique content more often

These are all very important pieces to what guest blogging offers a website owner. Let's be honest, it's not very easy to write a new pieces of content on a consistent basis for extended periods of time. Especially for those who work, have families, have businesses, and have every other difficult and multitasking-needed "hat" their wear in their lives.

I know this is true for me, but that doesn't mean that I want to have guest bloggers on my site. It truly comes down to the kind of website you have, the purpose of your website, and the kind of content you wish to offer.

For example, my website is a personal blog that I only add my own writings to. I have seen plenty of guest blog posts that would fit perfectly on my site, but I don't want to add any words that are not my own. I wish I had more time to write more pages and add new posts to my site. Someday I may have the time to write more, but until then I will add my posts when I can do so.

I am an exception to the rule and have no need for guest blogs with my words being my main focus. Many other sites may not have the same focus as I do. Other sites wish to share their thoughts and the thoughts of others as widely spread as they can. This means guest blogs.

Letting others write posts on your blogs means you get all the above benefits every time a new guest post goes up. This can help your website grow quickly. My website may not go up in rank as quickly as others, but it will go up with my own words being the cause.

Whichever way you choose to go, choose whatever fits your site, and your traffic should flow happily.

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  • Unfortunately, you're just meeting me. :) I have written a few articles about some of the negatives of allowing guest posts on your blog, and I'm betting that a couple of those negatives I point out would be seen as a negative by the poster as well.

    Although I have many negatives, the biggest one is not having guest posters come back to respond to comments on those posts. That's kind of a must for me because some of the topics people write on with the one blog where I allow guest posting I don't know all that well or at all, so I can't answer those comments. When they don't come back I see it as a violation of terms and a total lack of respect for my accepting their post in the first place.

    I'll leave it at that for now. :p

  • I have written a few articles about some of the negatives of allowing guest posts on your blog, and I'm betting that a couple of those negatives I point out would be seen as a negative by the poster as well.
    I think you did great job covering those topics. I would love to share the 2 of the latest post here:

    http://www.imjustsharing.com/the-5-lies-of-guest-posting-requests/
    http://www.imjustsharing.com/guest-posting-scams/

    You are right about response and on your blog I've mentioned that quite often guest bloggers even don't re-tweet the article they have just submitted which which frustrating.

  • In reply to: Kaloyan Banev

    Oh yeah Carl, they want the publicity but don't even try to help push it along. They're totally missing out on what guest posting can do for them if they care.

  • In reply to: Kaloyan Banev

    I definitely agree with both of you. Whenever I guest post I try to add it to my extra social media. I get notifications of comments, and I usually do my best to answer. I don't have guest posts on my personal blog, but maybe one day. Thanks for the added comments guys.