Pest Blogging vs Guest Blogging: A Word of Warning

Beware of who you email when it comes to guest blogging

For sometime now I have been trying to guest blog as a means of not only gaining links but increasing brand awareness with relevant audiences. However, I have recently been a victim of bad practices at the hands of a “summer intern” and been faced with the very same types of links that I have been in the process of removing for clients that have suffered from the Google Penguin update.

Although the problem has now been resolved (I have managed to get all of the links removed) I have learnt a valuable lesson about guest blogging. See below for my thoughts:

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36 Content Strategies: Cool Content Curated

I’ve been thinking about content lately, I’ve been writing some guest posts and wrote a few pieces in order to attract readers/followers on Twitter for some clients.

And I’m starting to see how valuable, content can be and that when done right it can attract a lot of readers and can even gain natural rankings within Google. It is also good for attracting “trackback links”, which might not necessarily be the best type of links in the world (and are reciprocal) but nevertheless are extremely relevant.

Something I have realised is that great content takes more than 90 minutes to write, so put your stop watches away. If you want to write an amazing blog then you have to dedicate as much times as is needed in order to get it right. I recently spent about 3 hours writing just one blog post (for IT Rentals) and I think this post took just as much time.

So with content in mind here are some of the articles that have recently caught my eye.

What Is SEO Content? A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Content for SEO

@imarketingvlc iMarketing Valencia
SEO Content 101: Learn what SEO content is, the different types of SEO content, and how to develop an SEO c… #seo

10 Types of Helpful SEO Content - Search Engine Watch (SEW)

@carlesdijous Carles Dijous (AA)
10 Types of Helpful SEO Content. #SEO

Microblog – Guest Blogging

I’ve been working on some guest blogging opportunities this weekend, so that’s why I haven’t written a blog. But I may put up my SEO Infographics post for the week, as I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one.

Next week, business as usual and I’ll be back on the blog and on Twitter.

YouMoz Article Submitted

Just a micro blog today, as I’ve just read a full blog for Youmoz.

I’m exploring guest blogging, so I thought where better to write a blog than on SEOMoz. I just wanted to see what impact a blog could have and whether it can generate traffic, a bit of a test really.

If it gets accepted I’ll write a blog on my findings a few weeks after it gets published.

But here’s an image that accompanied the article, as a sneak peak:

Link Share vs Social Shares

Infographic – The Advantages of Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging Infographic

An Infographic on the Importance of Guest Blogging

Ok, I’m just getting into guest blogging (see my next post, for my first guest), so I thought I’d give a run down of the benefits of guest blogging.

Here’s an Infographic from that is really useful. I’ve just signed up for the site and it is a great place for connecting with potential guests or site owners.

Anyway, here’s the infographic.

Guest Blogging Infographic


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