When I first started blogging, someone suggested that guest posting was a great way to generate more blog traffic. I’ll admit the idea of ”giving away” my best content scared me. It’s not easy to sit down and write, and none of us have unlimited time. But I decided to give it a try and have never looked back. Since that first guest post, over 60% of my significant traffic has come from guest posts.
I write at least one every week and have never felt like wasting my time. The numbers don’t lie, and when I look at the numeric benefits (in terms of traffic) of writing for other, larger blogs, there’s no doubting the wisdom of that choice, at least in my case. You should write keyword-rich articles and of course focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You want Google to be able to find your blog. But that takes time.
You should plan blogging long-term if your ultimate goal is to build a large following. If you’re running a monetized blog, don’t fall into the trap of making money as the end goal – the readers/traffic has to come. First. If you write a few posts a week for a year, Google and the search engines will reward you with visitors. But why wait when you don’t have to? Why not give Google what it wants and use other methods at your disposal to generate traffic?
How I Decide Who to Write ForI’m often asked how I figured out how to write for probloggers and copybloggers, even though I blog about strength training, book reviews, and whatever else I enjoy. I don’t write much about how probloggers make money online. And I don’t write much about blogging (at least on my blog) like Copyblogger does. The good news is that if you have a blog, you can write about the “why.” from blogs.