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Case Study: An Inside Look into My Most Successful Guest Posts

an inside lookYou’ve probably been reading a lot lately about guest blogging and everybody keeps on preaching how effective it is, including those who have hardly ever used it.

Since the main aim of this blog is to teach you how to write for traffic and money it is my duty to regularly show you effective ways to generate traffic to your blog by writing, and not only show you, but also show you the results you can get by implementing these tips with as much transparency as possible.

Guest blogging isn’t something I’m new to – I’ve been using it for almost 2 years now but I’m still surprised to see that many people are yet to embrace this powerful traffic generation tactic.

Many people will tell you that guest blogging works but they hardly show you any hard data to prove their statement. In today’s post I’ll be going back to the start of this blog and I’ll be showing you the results from some of the most successful guest posts I have written till date. I’ll be showing you screenshots of the traffic i got from these guest posts, the key metrics that make this traffic great and also one little known secret to ensure you quadruple the amount of traffic you’re getting from every guest post you write.

My 5 Top Guest Posts

I have looked into some of the best guest posts I have ever written and I have selected 5 great posts from among them. See for yourself below how powerful guest blogging can be!

1. 0 to 1500 Comments in 4 Months – This is What I did

maxblogpress guest blogging traffic

The first guest post on this list is a guest post I wrote for Maxblogpress.com and it was the first most successful guest post I ever wrote. I got over 1,000 unique visitors to my blog the day this guest post went live and my blog also became one of the most popular websites as ranked by Alexa for that day. It was beyond my wildest imagination to see these happen, especially considering the fact that I average 80-100 visitors daily when the guest post went live.

Here are some key facts about the guest post:

Total number of visitors: 783

Average time on site: 3 min 4 seconds

Bounce rate: 40.74%

Number of comments on guest post: 38

Average number of subscribers gotten from guest post: 250

2. 3 Tweaks that Helped Double My Blog Traffic Almost Overnight

problogger guest blogging traffic

This is one of my more recent guest posts on Problogger and also the guest post that sent me the highest number of visitors. Even though I expected to get great traffic from that guest post because it is very unique and untypical I didn’t expect that much traffic from it. The great thing about the traffic isn’t just the number, but the conversion rate in terms of subscribers, Facebook fans, Twitter followers and reader email messages I received.

Here are some key facts about the guest post:

Total number of visitors: 1308

Average time on site: 3 min 32 seconds

Bounce rate: 37.54%

Number of comments on guest post: 74

Average number of subscribers gotten from guest post: 400

3. How I Started Making Thousands of Dollars from My Blog in Less Than 8 Months

dailyblogtips guest blogging traffic

This guest post was published on DailyBlogTips in April and was also well received by the community there. One great thing about the guest post is that it still keeps on sending me traffic today even months after it has been published.

I also got great traffic from this guest post and I’m very happy with the quality of the traffic.

Here are some key facts about the guest post:

Total number of visitors: 546

Average time on site: 3 min 27 seconds

Bounce rate: 40.66%

Number of comments on guest post: 25

Average number of subscribers gotten from guest post: 150

4. How to Write Blog Posts That Go Viral

smartpassiveincome guest blogging traffic

It has always been my dream to get published on SmartPassiveIncome.com and I was very happy when this guest post of mine went live on it. The blog has a great community and I knew the post will be well received and will end up bringing in a lot of traffic.

Like the other sites above, I also got great traffic from my guest post on SPI and the quality of the traffic is amazing.

Here are some key facts about the guest post:

Total number of visitors: 996

Average time on site: 4 min 35 seconds

Bounce rate: 34.44%

Number of comments on guest post: 83

Average number of subscribers gotten from guest post: 200

5. 101 Ways to Get Quality Backlinks To Your Blog

shoutmeloud guest blogging traffic

This is the last example in this case study and it is also a guest post quite different from all the other guest posts in this list.

The guest post was published on Shoutmeloud.com and it was warmly accepted by the community. I also got great traffic from the guest post and I still get traffic from it to this date. In fact, while you might only see 300+ visitors in the screenshot above (I’m only displaying screenshots for one month of traffic) that guest post alone has sent me over 1,000 visitors.

Here are some key facts about the guest post:

Total number of visitors: 347

Average time on site: 2 min 15 seconds

Bounce rate: 72.62%

Number of comments on guest post: 52

Average number of subscribers gotten from guest post: 100

Catch a Trend?

Do you notice a trend among all the above guest posts? If not, it is better if you reread this post, and probably the guest posts themselves.

If you take a closer look at guest posts 1 to 4 you will notice that they are all case studies both directly and indirectly. All those guest posts were giving examples of how a particular result was achieved. In the case of the first 3 guest posts the examples were from my blog, but the fourth guest post used the blogs of several highly successful bloggers as examples.

The above are my most successful guest posts, and the little known secret I was talking about that can help ensure you get more traffic to your guest posts is to start writing more personal case studies. Most of these blogs get a lot of guest posts submissions so if you can show people how you achieved a particular result in your guest post they will be more inclined to see for themselves by visiting your blog and in the process will become life-long fans.

Guest Blogging Works

One thing that is very obvious from the results of my guest posts displayed above is that guest blogging works!

The truth is that there will always be guest blogging myths (oh! I wish I had written an article on that!) but I wouldn’t pay too much attention if I were you. That was the exact same reason why I decided to use results ranging from early 2010 to mid 2011.

If you take a look at the above guest posts then you will notice that I got even better results from my guest posts this year than last year.

The only factor that will determine how much results you get from a guest post is how useful the guest post is and how useful the resulting readers find your blog.

Let Me Help You with Guest Blogging

Finally, if you’re a small business, a startup, or a brand looking to move forward online with guest blogging, you’re making the right choice. Guest blogging is a smart way to build your brand, get traffic, and improve your search rankings. It is also my specialty. Get in touch with me so we can discuss!

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