Sunday, January 8, 2012

What You Need To Guest Post on Basic Blog Tips

What You Need to Guest Post on Basic Blog Tips

Guest blogging has many advantages, and during 2011 many guest authors had their posts published on my primary blog Basic Blog Tips. It's a popular blog for many reasons and here are just a few things that make Basic Blog Tips an attractive place to submit a guest post. The blog has:
  • An active and engaging blog community
  • A good flow of traffic from search engines 
  • A Google Page Rank of 4
  • An Alexa Rank in the range of 17,000
  • A great blog theme and blogskin 
  • A gorgeous author bio box with links to your blog and social networks (great for SEO too)
  • And much, much more!
I must admit that many times I have to turn down some offers from people who want to submit posts. One of the big reasons they get rejected is they don't know how to use WordPress, therefore they can't take advantage of the SEOPressor plugin that I have installed. When they send me a post as an email attachment, I don't even open it! WordPress is not that hard to learn compared to Blogger or any other blogging platform. On top of that, the SEOPressor plugin tells you exactly what you need to do! (you can watch my video tutorial to see exactly what I mean)

This issue has been brewing in my mind and this morning it came up again when I was reading an awesome post on Famous Bloggers that was written by the owner, my good friend Hesham Zebida, titled How Do You Handle Guest Bloggers. Here's an excerpt from of the comment that I left:
"...I have a lot of guest bloggers on Basic Blog Tips but I also turn away a lot of them because on my contact form I clearly state where to go for the instructions and requirements for guest blogging. When people bypass this, I get a pretty good idea that they are careless or some other undesirable characteristic and it’s my first level of weeding out those bloggers..."

In the end, I decided that perhaps I need to be more proactive and explain the instructions and requirements for guest authors more clearly. I recorded an episode of the Ms. Ileane Speaks podcast to encourage anyone who would like to become a guest and let people know how the system works. After you've had a chance to listen to the podcast and if you're still interested, use the contact form to send me your request. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about guest blogging. You can also visit Hesham's blog and submit a guest post there if you like. 

You can read all of the guest posts on Basic Blog Tips and get yourself featured in the Latest Contributors widget like this wonderful bloggers. 

So what do you think? Are you interested in becoming the next guest blogger featured on Basic Blog Tips? 

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