With so many blogs out there, I often find myself getting caught up in trying to work out which ones are the best to comment and guest post on, to get my own blog ranking and profile up.
From a personal perspective, I usually choose to comment or guest post on blogs that I like, that are well-written, and that provide informative material close to my own industry.
The thing is, it can be a challenge to pick out the best sites to either comment on or guest blog for, as there are so many available to choose from.
Use Google to find the best sites out there
As a first port of call for hunting out sites of interest and value, Google is always the place to start. It is speedy and accurate, and brings you the hottest sites relating to your industry.
Depending on what you know about your niche, you can use Google for two things.
The first is simply to help you find sites in your industry by searching specifically for subjects related to your field of interest and expertise.
Secondly, you could search for things like “blogging” or “guest posts” to find sites that want your content, related to your own business.
Go on a niche browsing journey for your industry
Many sites in your field of business will make it clear that they accept blog posts on their site. Therefore, all you have to do is simply browse around the top sites in your niche and see which ones do.
Look for text like “write for us,” “become an author” and “submit your article”. These are all indications the site wants guest posts, so click on these buttons or send the blogger an email.
The chances are they will be delighted to forge a new contact, and you are well on your way to enhancing your network through regular comments and posts.
Use Google Blog Search, which does what it says on the tin
Google Blog Search, is quite obviously, a blog search engine. By using this tool you can easily find blogs that are accepting guest posts in your chosen area.
If you type something you may have typed into the regular Google search box such as “niche guest post” or “niche article by” then you should find some interesting results.
If you remove the niche section it’s possible you’ll find a lot of sites that offer guest posting, but few will be relevant. Take a few minutes to identify the best ones out there, and get commenting.
Get in touch with the authors of your favorite blogs…
Every blogger should know at least ten other writers in their community well enough to have built up a great online relationship of reciprocal help and support.
If you don’t, it’s worth starting your search as soon as possible.
Most guest blogging opportunities come from a direct request to one writer from another, with common or shared interests and aims.
It’s well worth using your existing relationships to offer to write for people, and submit quality content. It’s a win/win situation, as they get good content, and you raise your profile. Perfect!
Guest blogging and commenting is great to enhance your profile online. You get to show a new audience the kind of content you’re capable of writing, and broaden your exposure, opening yourself up to new opportunities.
How have you found blogs to comment or guest post on?
Please share your views in the comments below. Thanks.