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3 Reasons Why in 2011 You Should Contribute to Other Blogs with Good Articles

market your blog in 2011This is a guest post by Alex Papa.

Article marketing has been one of the stalwarts that marketers and bloggers have used to generate more traffic and backlinks for their websites and blogs. But with the blogging realm growing at break neck speed a new promotional approach has superseded what article marketing was supposed to do. And this approach is Guest Blogging!  From my personal experience guest blogging has helped:

  • Increase exposure for my site
  • Allowed me to form relationships with like-minded bloggers
  • Provided a channel for me to receive constructive feedback on my posts

I will now explain these benefits in greater detail, so as to broaden your perspective on the advantages that guest blogging provides.

1.Form Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Other Bloggers

Consider the offline business world for a moment: in the offline world there are many bodies and channels that aid business people in networking with other business people. And from the relationships that are built – joint ventures, alliances and other opportunities to expand your business are realized. Although there are numerous blogging communities online, the personal one-on-one experience is lacking. I have found through my guest blogging efforts that I am able to break through the impersonal barrier that exists in blogging communities, and form mutually beneficial relationships with bloggers I would have never known had I not enquired of them to post a guest post on their blog.

2.Increased Exposure for Your Website

There are numerous traffic generation strategies at your disposal but each of them has its limits. Guest Blogging is yet another one of those strategies, but unlike some of the techniques that do not guarantee any return, guest blogging does. Why? If you choose the blogs that you post on with tact, and research the blogs Alexa ranking and engage in further statistical research you will be able to uncover blogs that are traffic intensive and highly targeted to your niche audience.

By producing a guest post that is high quality, engaging, and stimulating you will radically increase your personal site’s exposure. When visitors read your post, and if they find it value-adding they will visit your site. But beside the increased exposure, you will also receive quality backlinks that are relevant. This in itself will strengthen your sites rank in the SERP’s.

3.Constructive Feedback That Counts

By engaging in guest blogging you will receive feedback through the comments section from readers who are not familiar with your writing. This type of feedback can provide you with the knowledge of how you can enhance and fine-tune your writing to deliver exactly what the reader wants. Above this, you will also receive feedback from a fellow blogger who is knowledgeable on the subject matter, and this in my mind is invaluable. The weightage that feedback from someone in your sphere of business carries is enormous as knowledge that you might have not been exposed to can be imparted, and this will assist in helping you improve your overall offering to the readers of your blog.

Alex Papa has been the founder of many successful businesses that he started from home. His latest starting a business course shows you what the rich teach the kids about starting a business that beats the recession and business schools do not. In his blog Alex talks about internet security solutions and offers valid Norton antivirus codes.

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50 Comments on "3 Reasons Why in 2011 You Should Contribute to Other Blogs with Good Articles"

  1. Dan says:

    Nice post! I just started guestposting (thanks to this blog here) and my first exeriences are allready great. In the next year I will try to write a guestpost a week (at least)!

    • Rahul says:

      I will be waiting for your post for 2011 Dan and i myself will also prepare a good article for this 2011.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Dan

      Congratulations and All the best.. Happy Blogging

      • Dan says:

        Thanks Alex! All the best to you too!

  2. I plan on doing that meself for 2011 – it certainly sounds like a tremendous win-win!

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Barbara

      You will enjoy doing that.. Wishing you a happy blogging time :-)

      Alex Papa

  3. Great post Alex!

    Definitely agree with your 3 points. I have not done much guest blogging but one thing I can also think of, off the top of my head is that, when guest blogging, you also want to select a blog that is reputable and in line with your overall message. Similar to what you mentioned in point number 2.

    What do you think are some of the greatest challenges that bloggers encounter when researching articles to guest post in?

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Hector,

      Ranking research and traffic assessment are the greatest challenges. A good article in an inactive blog is utterly wasted…

      The topic to choose also needs greater focus for it needs to be mutually beneficial and relevant to the existing blog

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  4. John says:

    Alex – Guest posting can be a little intimidating at first, I know it is for me. But you can’t deny the many benefits of contributing to other blogs. You bring up some great points especially when you mentioned to research the blogs Alexa ranking in order to find blogs with some good traffic to guest post on.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thanks John!! for your valuable comment… The research on the traffic and ranking adds value to your work

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  5. steven papas says:

    Great points Alex; we should strive for highest possible content quality when it comes to guest posting since it provides a source of further discussions, comments and of course traffic

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thanks Steven!! You are correct.. The quality of the guest post plays an important role in ensuing discussions and enhanced traffic

      Alex Papa

  6. Alex says:

    Great post, Alex!

    One more thing that you can achieve with guest posting is an increase in your authority and build trust, because usually people that do guest posts are those that one to be established and make a reputation for themselves online. So they can be more trustworthy.

    And of course your 3 points are also valid and can help you a lot in your online adventure!

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thank you Alex for reading through and for the valuable addition

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  7. Adam says:

    Guestposting is definitely one of the most effective methods how to get visible in front of your targeted audience. I will definitely try to contribute more on other blogs in the year 2011.

    Nice article!

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Adam

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Happy Guest Posting in the year 2011!!

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  8. Content trading is what distinguishes blogging from a community built network to a selfish business. Sharing content is a win-win situation!

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi John!!

      Successful Online entrepreneurship depends of effective sharing content. Thanks for visiting.

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  9. Hi Alex thank you very much for your article. I agree with you, if we have a blog we must do a guest posting. Especially point two

    • Alex Papa says:

      True. Qualitative guest posting increases our online presence and thus the exposure.

      Thank you for being here :-)

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  10. Robert Antwi says:

    I definitely will be doing this in 2011. I believe that if you are going to guest post – you should have pages set up correctly on your blog so that when the people that read your guest post visited your blog they will naturally have a reason to stay on your blog with a tutorial or guide to something they never knew about.

    This is a great post and guest posting will benefit both people. I think I will have to put this in part 2 of my ways to improve your blog in 2011

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thanks Robert for your valuable input. The page set up is an essential component for blogging

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  11. LoveChic says:

    Before New Year most people make some resolutions. I’m not an exception :) I gonna try myself as a guest blogger. But I’m a bit scared. I want to have only a positive feedback. But I hope for the best. I think that guest blogging will be my next step in blogging.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi

      Thanks for reading through. Be assured… Feedback is always positive for they either tell us that we are good or they suggest us to be better.. Anyway let’s work towards the best

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  12. Susan says:

    I just want to give a piece of advice to those who want to start guest blogging. Writing posts on other site is a very responsible step – the blog has a definite reputation and you shouldn’t damage it. Just be careful! And write to users, not in order to get backlinks.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Susan

      Thank you for the positive, productive feedback. Yes, we need to be very careful on choosing the relevant topic for guest blogging

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  13. Hey Alex,

    Thanks For the awesome article!

    I totally agree with the 3 reasons you have mentioned why people should contribute to other blogs. In blogging it is vital for you to form as many positive relationships as possible. Blogging is all about reaching out and connecting with like minded people. I couldn’t agree more with point #1.

    Anytime that you connect with other blogger on their blog your increasing exposure for your own blog, and who doesn’t want more exposure right? I know I want all the exposure I can possibly get. I’m on a mission to connect with every blogger I possibly can, & this mission won’t be over till I’m satisfied the funny thing is I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied!

    Thanks again!

    God bless,
    William Veasley

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi William

      Thank you for your valuable time.

      A successful online entrepreneur is eternally hungry for a productive online relationship and guest blogging takes you a long way in that path :-)

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  14. Hey Alex,

    Article marketing and in that case guest posting is without doubt effective way to lift your business off the ground. Unfortunately this year I wasn’t able to put enough efforts on that aspect of my marketing strategy. I have prepared around twenty articles solely for guest posts for the coming 2011 though.

    Investing time on that marketing approach is definitely worth it not only because of the potential for quality traffic. Building relationships like you’ve mentioned is a big pro as well. After all those are essential when it comes to blogging and you just can’t go on your own and be successful.

    The third point is a valid one as well. Criticism, as long as it’s constructive is appreciated, as it can help you improve. Without it you won’t know that you are doing something wrong until it pretty much all goes to hell.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi Daniel

      Thanks for your analytical review. Your healthy input is highly appreciated. :-)

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  15. Ulrich says:

    Thank you for this post. While I have not done any guest blogging I have done a lot of research into it and I can imagine that the benefits you have mentioned to be true.

    My question to you now is if I personally need to own a blog to do guest blogging or would it be okay if I have a website (instead of a blog)?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi

      Guest blogging is a tool to increase your online presence and a blog or website would suffice for it

      Happy Blogging

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  16. Sharat says:

    Well, i am waiting for your post. A very Happy New Year :) .. Thanks

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thanks Sharat

      Wishing you the same

      Alex Papa

  17. TsarShu says:

    I don’t feel that I’m ready to start guest posting. I need some more time to learn how to write catchy articles which are informative and easily understandable, like yours and some other bloggers. Everything comes with the experience.

    • Alex Papa says:

      All the best.

      A thorough homework gives you the needed base.

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  18. Tinh says:

    I love the first 2 points and relationship is the key to success :-)

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thanks :-)

      Happy Blogging

      Alex Papa

  19. Stuart says:

    Nice guest post Alex! In this ‘blog universe’ that we’ve now inhabited, it’s great to see how easily we can all stay connected, yet not all of this potential is used. I wouldn’t be able to make as many acquaintances as I have without the internet.

    Thanks for sharing this, it’s given me a new insight into why I connect with others online :-)

    • Alex Papa says:

      Hi

      Thanks :-)
      As you have rightly said The ‘blogosphere’ is highly connected and productive

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  20. Ronald Ouma says:

    I like this post. Its informative and encouraging.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thank you for stopping by to comment

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  21. Your post is concise and to the point and it has been a pleasure to read.

    • Alex Papa says:

      Thank you for your valuable time :-)

      Regards
      Alex Papa

  22. obat herbal says:

    just thinking…where should i write since i’m just a newbie :(

  23. Hey Alex,

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Contributing good, reliable articles can absolutely increase your visibility as well as build lasting relationship with those who share the same attributes.

    Eric

  24. Joshua Nyamache says:

    It seems guest blogging is growing at a rapid rate, the reason being it is an effective way of getting back links. My question is, will blogs replace article directories?

  25. Mosaic says:

    Can we say that copying article to blog, a good article?

  26. cropped denim jacket says:

    Hmmmm 2011 google brought panda to protect spam sites…. And so I will post my best content to my sites.lol

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