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5 Reasons Your Guest Blogging Techniques Will Fail and Solution

Guest blogging is one of the best ways to promote websites and blogs for traffic these days. It is a working technique which many bloggers have been using for the past few years, and it is bringing them their desired results. But, ever since when people have been using this means to popularize their website, some bloggers have started misusing the privilege and that makes some bloggers to start rejecting guest blogging requests, even some bloggers do allow guest posts, and then reject the article after reading it immediately they discovered anything fishy in the contents.

The continuous rejection of guest posts has now become common in the guest blogging world, and it makes it hard for people’s post to get published and in this article are things to do to make bloggers consider your guest post.

Guest Blogging Rules to get published instantly

Avoid Low content quality

Due to popularity of guest blogging, there are more webmasters that are now using this activity as a way to build backlinks to their websites rapidly. Because some webmasters want their website to rank well, they are doing all they can to get it no matter what happen. The best way to make sure that your article gets published is to devote your time into checking your contents of anything that can make it look like a low quality. Avoid low quality article. Know if it is up to the standard of the website you wanted to submit it for and evaluate their readers response on articles related to that on the blog.

Avoid Duplicate Content in Your Guest Posts

Some guest bloggers are no more ready to spend much time in providing good and informative posts and, that is why many website owners do rejected their guest posts because it is in most time full of duplicated phrases on the internet. If you don’t write good and duplicate-free content for your guest posts, chances are that it won’t get published. Find the best time to proofread and check your guest posts on plagiarism checking sites like,, to be sure if it does not exists somewhere else.

Link as instructed

Your guest post should ideally have a strong link profile because this boosts SEO and authority. This implies that the guest post you’re producing should have pertinent internal and external links.

Link inside the text to excellent resources both on the website for which you are writing and on other websites. This contributes to the content’s having a strong link profile, which is advantageous for SEO and establishing authority.

Make sure that you adhere to any linking policies provided by website owners. 

Blog Reputation

Reputation of the blog you are writing for does matters some times. If you are writing for a blog which you know very much that their readers are high profiled people, you should make sure to write to the taste of those people. Not just to write anything for them to read. You can’t just submit an article you like to ShoutMeLoud and expect Harsh to publish it without targeting the type of contents their readers are looking for.

Search Engines Ranking

Any article you wrote for the purpose of getting search engine ranking must be well written. If you can’t take more time in providing the best of your ability, getting your contents published is like a mirage.

The Link You Are Targeting – don’t write off-niche

Since sending out too much links from a blog can affect search engine ranking of such website, getting your content published on other blogs will certainly depends mostly on the type of link you are targeting in the article. Don’t point your links to another website in your author bio that doesn’t relate to the niche you are writing the article for.

Check what kind of content is popular on the website. Consider how you may provide value by:

  • reacting to what was already posted on the website
  • providing further details on a well-known subject
  • creating something fresh on a subject that will probably be well-liked by the audience of the website

How to Explore Options for Guest Blogging

How to identify a good guest blogging opportunity?

The first thing you should do is look for chances to write guest posts. Your first objective while looking for websites to guest post on is to identify those that are pertinent to your area or business. You’re searching for blogs that meet the requirements listed below:

  • the blogger should be a social media user, meaning they have the means to share your post on other platforms
  • the blog’s audience is active, meaning they leave comments and share the posts on social media
  • the material focuses on your field or business
  • the blog’s readers will be curious about your field

Where to find guest blogging opportunities?

Backlinks for competitors

It’s likely that one or more of your rivals have backlinks from guest posts they have written if you have ever looked up a competitor’s backlink analysis while working on your SEO campaign.

You may check your rivals’ backlinks and identify any blog posts they have produced if you have access to tools like Ahrefs.

There is also a possibility to use Google for this query. Replace with the domain of your competition in the following URL to see websites that a competitor has written for. “guest post”

Social media

Many bloggers and guest writers will publish links to their most recent guest pieces on social media. Since Twitter is the simplest to search, you could attempt using that platform to find the most recent tweets on guest articles in your sector. Search for “guest post” and check the websites that come up for guest blogging opportunities.


A wonderful location to look for guest writing possibilities is Google. Some of the searches you can use to find guest blogging possibilities:

  • keyword “publish as a guest”
  • keyword “guest post guidelines”
  • keyword “guest post”
  • keyword “accepting guest posts”
  • etc.

Any of these keyword searches can help you locate blogs that allow guest articles. Simply substitute industry-specific keywords for the “keyword”.

What is unnatural links? I got unnatural links message from Google

Google Web Spam Head Matt Cutts released a new video (11-Feb-2013) in order to answer the question asked by one of webmaster.

Dbizzle from Los Angeles asked an interesting question about “How do we know what are unnatural links pointing to our domain?

“Google Webmaster Tool says I have “Unnatural Links”, but give little help as to which specific links are bad. Since I have never purchased links, I don’t know which one to have removed, and I’m scared of removing good ones, which will hurt my traffic. Suggestions?”

Dbizzle, Los Angeles


What is unnatural links?

First of all I would like to tell you all that Google recently started sharing information about your bad links in Google Webmaster account (in the form of e-mail).

Normally unnatural links (or backlinks) are

  • Paid Links
  • Links from banned site or Adult sites
  • Links from link exchange network sites

If anyone of you has received such e-mails then you must want to know which links are unnatural as e-mail doesn’t tell you about exact links that Google don’t like on your back link profile.

Matt suggested two ways on how to find unnatural links to your site.

Back Link analysis

Matt suggested that, Google Webmaster Tool have provided to download your latest website backlink analysis. This functionality provides your links and date when Google have discovered these links.

Now you can check your backlinks around the date on which you received ‘Unnatural Backlink’ e-mail from Google.

It will help you to find bunch of backlinks that may be on radar. You can analyze those links and sources and then removed the links that you think are unnatural or bad links.

Future e-mail will
contain example of backlinks

Matt has given a hint that soon they will roll out a change, once this change will be rolled out then all the ‘unnatural back link’ e-mail will have the example of ‘back links’ as well. These example will help you to find bad or unnatural backlinks within your back link profile.

Why Google telling us
which links are bad directly?

Now my question to Matt is, “why Google is not listing down all the bad (or unnatural) back links within the unnatural back link e-mails as it help blog/website owner to remove unnatural links”.

Why they are sending only example of bad links? Why not list of bad links?

Right now I don’t have any answer to my questions but my assumption is Google is not sharing exact bad links URL as it can help to webmaster/SEO to distinguish between natural and unnatural link logic of Google and they can plan their back link process accordingly to manipulate their client’s ranking.

Google is re-writing your page title tags

Google is re-writing our Title Tags.

I was reading a discussion thread in a webmaster forum, in the thread many people reported that ‘Title Tags’ in SERP for their sites are different from what it should be. Google is re-writing ‘Title’ of our page wherever it is longer than 60 characters.

Why Google re-writing
page title tags?

First question came in my mind what is the reason behind this ‘Title Tag’ re-writing process.

Google mentioned in its early updates that they will re-write Titles for those pages which has Title longer than 60 characters but my home page has a ‘Title Tag’ shorter than 60 characters.

One of the forum members mentioned that

  1. The title rewrite algorithm is specific to the search term.
  2. The goal is to increase clicks. How well they achieve that goal is an open question.

First point suggesting that Google re-writes your Title tag according to the search term entered by the user so that pages can get much better ranking and user can get much better results. Second point confirms my explanation for point one J

One of the members mentioned that, Google is doing this because they don’t want to rely on anything from the webmaster – Title, Description, Links, Anchor and Text etc.

Many of SEO Consultants and SEO professionals found it another Google step against SEO.

How Google decides
what should be your new page title?

Although there is no clear cut explanation about it but different webmasters have share different points based on their experience.

  1. Google use your most used keyword while re-writing your Title Tag.
  2. Google use anchor text from your internal links to that page to re-write your Title tag.

One of the members mentioned that, “Google is using their domain company Name from ‘whois’ details while generating their Title Tags”.

I know it sounds weird but big G can do anything.

How To Optimize Blog Posts For SEO For High Ranking

Blogging – This is no more restricted to vital few. Trivial many are now becoming the ace bloggers. Do you know the amount of resources in Google database? More than 8 billion documents and still counting….

So if you want to make your blog post to appear in the top of search results, you must not only charge it with your writing skills but optimize blog posts for SEO. How to do this? How you can structure your blog post to be more effective? The answer is simple but the process is not.

Satisfy search engines, not just your reader

Okay, I said satisfy search engines; now the obvious question in your mind currently is “how” isn’t it?

Well before knowing about how to satisfy Google, you must know the architecture involved in each search. Search through search engines isn’t similar to manual search; of course searching 8 billion documents and sorting isn’t an easy chore.

So what the top search engines do is that they deploy bots to search and sort these upon every query/search by the user. The bots aren’t simple stuff; they are categorized into spiders, crawlers, etc. Less common search engines get the aid of these top search engines’ database.

Now that what is really happening behind every Google search; you must optimize your blog post in such a way that it falls in the eyes of these bots (as the best one).


4 Ways To Optimize Blog Posts For SEO

1. Enrich Quality, Diminish Quantity

All search engines have a common phenomenon of displaying posts with less usage of words at the top of search results. Yeah, when two posts are there on same topic then the smaller post is more likely to be displayed first by the bots (of course few other factors are also involved).

The successful blog post is the one wherein the blogger is capable of writing small posts with high quality content (rich use of keywords etc). However if your title demands you to write larger posts then try to be more conscious in the other factors (discussed below).

Factoid: Optimum blog size is 500-5000 words or 2000-20000 characters.

2. Keyword, Key Phrase are the Key Factors

Bots generally search through keywords, so choose the keywords relevant to your topic. There’s more; you must optimally use keywords in your post. While less usage of keywords lead to less SEO, over usage will make your post get struck with SPAM filters.

There is a lot more importance of keyword research.

Additionally, you can bold, italicize your keywords. You can also enhance the probability of bots selecting your post by using title tags (<title> or <h> tag for the keywords).

Factoid: The optimal keyword density is 5-7%. Also scatter the keywords in such a way that the beginning of the post has more density than the remaining.

The next key factor is key phrase. Key phrase is nothing but a collection of 2 or more keywords or long tail keywords. Key phrase is very vital and the usage of key phrase can be split. Let me illustrate with help of an example

If key phrase of a blog post is concert ticket booking, then the whole phrase can be used for 2 or 3 times, the words separately (concert, ticket, booking) should be used 3-7 times each (depending on length and the concept).

Factoid: Try using the key phrase in the main title; it will attract the bots even more.

3. Update Unvaryingly

To bots’ eyes recently updated blog posts are more visible. Thus you must keep updating your posts in form of comments, discussions, etc. Occasionally you could also add new content, by updating the post.

But make sure that you don’t update your published post too much just for SEO sake; you could be penalized.

If you just create a blog post and leave it forever without caring about it then bots will categorize your post to be a dead one and will deliberately lower your page rank.

Factoid: The more visits you blog post gets the more will be the probability of your post to obtain top positions in the search result.

4. Propitious Link

When you write a blog post add links to your other posts or reference posts. This is very constructive since the bots will check the links more than normal texts. This will in turn help both the posts to get maximum exposure. Internal linking helps bot track other pages on your website.

However don’t over flood your post with links. That will distract the readers and will also drain pagerank.

Factoid: It will be even more advantageous if your link also contains keywords or key phrase.

With the above-said facts, you can surely supercharge and optimize your blog posts with SEO and get high rankings. However, you need to supercharge your blogs also, to get better than the best in the competitive blogosphere.

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