A by-line is that short concise paragraph that tells the readers who authored the guest post (yes, short and concise are two keywords here).
The by-line often contains links to the author’s sites and this is why too many guest bloggers put too much emphasis on that paragraph.
The rule of thumb:
! Don’t even think about the by-line until you write the post. The actual post is what you need to focus on, a by-line is a secondary, far less important thing, simply because without a post there is no by-line So if you go too far to promote yourself in the by-line, the post has great chances to be rejected.
Now, I’ve seen quite a few guest posts throughout my blogging career, and here are a few types of a by-line to illustrate my point by examples: Read more »
To give our members more exposure and also to show what we are doing there, I decided to start short random round-ups featuring guest posts created through MyBlogGuest forum.
So here are some of the recent posts which (hopefully) will result in more valuable connections and better business opportunities for both the sides!
1. How I Saved $27.95 on My Taxes (on PTmoney): the guest post by Daniel Packer of Sweating The Big Stuff lists some great tips on paying the minimum to do your taxes. It is based on Daniel’s personal experience which is always a great read!
2. How to Select Keywords for a Pay Per Click Campaign (on Famous bloggers): Adriana Copaceanu of MyOlineBusinessJourney.com shares some very essential tips on step-by-step process of selecting your PPC keywords explaining some very important in easy-to-digest words. Read more »
I’ve mentioned quite a few times how guest posting may help your business grow. I also shared why in my opinion this is the ideal marketing strategy – where quality matters and everyone wins.
Unfortunately, not everyone can get this right. So are three things guest blogging is NOT:
1. Guest blogging is NOT link building in the first place
I know I have emphasized link building benefits of guest posting quite a few times: but if link building aspect is the first in your list of reasons why you start guest blogging, you are getting it WRONG from the very start.
This way you have good chances to sacrifice on the quality of your content (and the strategy overall) by attempting to get as much link love as you can. Don’t think about building links at all (they will come naturally). Think about other (much more important!) aims you are going to achieve: brand awareness, fans and supporters, reputation, etc!
If you only need link, don’t even start guest blogging. Period Read more »
1. Generate more traffic to your website;
2. Attract (potential) customers / subscribers;
3. Build (powerful) links to your site;
4. Increase your brand awareness;
5. Build the reputation of a real expert in your niche;
6. Build contacts with bloggers;
7. Learn other bloggers’ tactics and methods;
8. Get inspired by seeing what other bloggers do;
9. Get feedback on what you do “from outside”;
10. Reach new communities and topic hubs;
11. Get introduced to new niches you were unaware of;
12. Become known in other “neighboring” niches (where you can expand your business to); Read more »