When it comes to guest blogging tons of new bloggers and also existing bloggers participate in it.

I have been blogging for over 2 and a half years now and I am still doing guest blogging.

Why is guest blogging so popular? Why are so much people flocking to it?

This is because you can get tons of traffic through guest blogging back to your blog.

Guest blogging is also a great way that you can use to build backlinks for your blog which will also help you to get more traffic.

If done properly then you can get lots of targeted traffic back to your blog and this will help to make your blog successful.

I have been doing guest blogging for quite some time now and in this post I am going to share with you some tips on how you can become a great guest blogger and how you can get traffic to your blog through guest blogging.

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Whenever I do guest blogging, I don’t plan.

I write the guest posts for my blog and then after that I submit them as guest post to a blog that I think it would do well on.

The reason why I do this is because whenever I write articles for my blog I want to put the best tips inside of it so that the readers will benefit to the fullest.

Most of the times when people do guest blogging they want to save the best content for their blog and submit content that aren’t of high quality as guest post.

When people do this, they think that they will get more traffic to their blog by keeping all the good stuff to them self or on their blog.

In order to get traffic from other blogs when you do guest posting, you have to prove to them that you know what you are doing by submitting the best quality content as possible.

This is the reason why I write articles as is I was writing for my blog and then contribute that write up as a guest post.

If you try this method, I guarantee that you will be contributing more high quality guest posts and the great thing about submitting great great posts is that you will have more chances of getting tons of traffic back to your blog.

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If I do guest posting and get comments on my article, am I going to ignore them?

No way!

This is like throwing traffic away.

If you do guest blogging and don’t reply to your comments, what was your reason for doing a guest post?

Most of the times people do guest posting to get some exposure and also to get traffic to their blog. Guest posting has been one of the top ways to get targeted traffic to your blog and to and to also build successful back links back to your blog. Many new bloggers are using this method to generate traffic back to their blogs.

If you guest post on a blog that has more traffic than yours, then you can expect to get some comments on your article.

One thing that you should do when you get comments is to reply to each and every one of them.

When you do this, it would be like an invitation been given to each commentator to come visit your blog.

While blog commenting as well, you are building backlinks for your blog.

If the blog that you had submitted the guest post for has the Comment Luv Plugin installed on it, then you can promote your blog even more by choosing one of your latest post to display so that you can get more traffic.

Keep in mind that if the blog that you are guest posting for has the top commentator plugin install then you stand a chance of being one of the top commentator when you reply to each comment left on your guest post.

Take the time out to reply to each comment left on your guest post, it will be worth it when you start getting traffic to your blog.

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Do you promote your guest posts when it gets published?

Yes? No?

Do you promote your blog post when your publish them on your blog?

Yes? No?

Lots of blog traffic to a blog will cause it to become successful.

So therefore, yes should be the answers to both questions above.

You should promote your guest post as soon as they get published. This isn’t your blog, but these are your writings so you would want to show others of the wonderful article that you have written.

The more views and comments that your guest post has then the more traffic you will be getting back to your blog.


3 Awesome Ways You Can Promote Your Guest Post:

  1. Through social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, etc.)
  2. On Your Blog (By linking to your guest post through an article)
  3. News Letter (Send an email to your list telling them about your guest post)


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If your article is great then the blog visitors who read your article would like to know more about you. They would also want to visit your blog and read more blogging tips from you.

If you leave links to related articles, if there are any on your blog, then you will benefit greatly when you place the links inside your guest post.

You just have to know how to insert these links and choose the best keywords to anchor for them.

Why should you choose the keywords wisely?

Doing this will help you to build backlinks and it is also great for search engine purposes.

Always remember to add your blog link in the author bio section and also additional links if possible back to your Twitter, Facebook or also Google + Profile.

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If you haven’t done guest blogging as yet then I encourage you to find a blog close to your niche. Ask the blog owner if you can submit a guest post for their blog.

When writing the guest post, give it your best write up and neatly embed links to your blog or an article on your blog.  After your guest post is published, promote it so that it can get some views and also reply to each comment left on your guest post.

Doing these things will help you to get traffic back to your blog through guest posting.


  1. Chetan Gupta


    This blog post is really out standing. Guest blogging is the best and effective way for creating a great personality of your blog by which your blog will get many benefits and you will be the good blog writer among your fellow bloggers on the blogosphere. I have also written a blog post on guest blogging then thinks why not to read other post related to guest blogging and came across to your post. Thanks for your sharing.

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  3. Prakash


    Yes guest posting is always a good idea. I haven’t tried it but I will surely do it. Thanks for these tips.

  4. Rifat Khan


    Hello Dear..

    This Post Awesome.. I Own A Blog.. I’ve started my blogging since 2012 December …. But Never Got More Then $5 everyday.. But With This Post I Can make More.. So Thanks.. Keep Up The Good Work .

    • Reply

      Hey Rifat,

      So happy that my post could inspire you. I hope that you can make much more money online from your blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  5. Reply

    Hey Kharim !
    Nice post specially for newbies. Now a days the idea of guest posting is becoming a trend to get traffic. You have explained it very well. And rare people know about the promotion of guest posts, but you have highlighted that.

    • Reply

      Hi Matt,

      Yes guest posting is a very wonderful of promoting your blog. So this is the reason why it is important to participate in guest posting.

      Also promotion of one’s guest post is also important because this is another great way of marketing yourself.

      Thanks for the comment.

  6. Ali usman


    Getting social with every one is most important in blogging as a blogger you must know what people are expecting from you and they also teach you with comments.

  7. Gary Tyrell


    Guest blogging for traffic is a great way to new visitors to your website. It is simply the process of submitting a blog post to another person’s blog to get backlinks and make brand for your website.

    • Reply

      Hey Gary,

      All a person needs to do to get traffic through guest blogging is to write unique contents as guest posts, submit to higher traffic blogs and reply to comments whenever a reader leaves them.

      Thanks for your point as well.

  8. Wade


    Guest blogging is really great, especially when you have a new blog you’re trying to get off the ground. Write well enough, and you could get new readers as well!

  9. Reply

    The best way to become a better writer is to simply write every day. It can be as easy as writing comments on your Facebook and Twitter accounts or coming up with great headlines for your shared content. See what gets re-shared, retweeted, etc. and do more of that. Over time you can ramp up to full blog posts of at least 500 words in length to submit as a guest blogger. Also consider creating your own blog. It is good practice and can provide a portfolio of your writing to show off your capabilities to other bloggers that you would like to write for.

    • Reply

      Hey Sara,

      I strongly agree with you. To become a better writer then one must practice writing everyday. Practice becomes perfect.

      Thanks for your input on my article.

  10. Larry


    Well written and good tips! Gust blogging is very important one for building natural and strong backlinks for sites and its very worthy too. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  11. vinay


    I bumped into your post and found it to be very intriguing. This information can be very useful for an enthusiast like me. I be following your post from now on

  12. Bob



    There’s nothing wrong to find the easiest way to achieve something. Bottom line is, we need to take action regardless, and lots of the time even the easiest way would require quite some hard work. Even the best idea (or short cut) won’t work if we don’t put in a bit of effort.

  13. Bob



    Great article you posted with the bundle of information,Specially for the beginners who don’t know about the real worth of Guest posting.
    I also written guest posting but i didn’t answer of any comments of the new user.
    Thanks for the such a nice post!

    • Reply

      Hey Bob,

      You should always remember to reply to comments on your guest post, especially if you are guest posting for traffic.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  14. Reply

    These tips are good to make guest blogging successful. Guest blogging helps to increase traffic to our website. It is necessary to promote guest post through social media and link building.

    • Reply

      Hey Shivani,

      You are so right about that. Guest blogging is one of the best ways to get free traffic and this is the reason why we should aim to promote our guest posts whenever we do them.

      Thanks for the comment.

  15. minka kelly


    I am pleased reading your article. It is a good method to get back link and traffic to our blog. Your article is complete, including how to promote the guest post and reply the comment. Thank you.

  16. Sanjib Kumar Saha


    It was a cool post. Great for newbies. They will have a good hand if they once surf through your blog. “Treat as if its your own blog”. This is darn important for unless you know to respect your work and give 100% to any work you do, you can’t attract people to your work. So I highly appreciate the way you have enlisted all the “to do’s”..:)
    Good reading your post:)

    • Reply

      Hey Sanjib,

      I totally agree with you pal. If you treat other blogs as it was yours when writing guest posts then your guest posts will turn out to be awesome. That you you can be sure that your post will be accepted and you will also get traffic when it gets published.

      Thanks for the comment.

  17. Reply

    Hi Kharim,

    Guest blogging is a great way for promotion and for traffic generation.

    But I personally enjoy much guest blogging as promotion than traffic reason.

    The hardest part of become a guest blogger is getting our post of getting published (at least that is my experience).

    But we should never give up when we don’t get reply on our guest blogging request. Keep share your best content on other as guest blogger and you’ll find your way as a great guest blogger.

    It’s just a matter of time if you have the persistence in blogging.


    • Reply

      Hey Okto,

      I do guest blogging for both promotion and also for traffic.

      When I don’t get any response when I submit a guest post, I either publish on my blog or try to submit it to another blog.

      Thanks for the comment.

  18. Shandi Tan


    Hi, Karim. I don’t agree on step two of your process. Sure, guest posts are a really viable way of getting more traffic.

    What I usually do is contact a blogger BEFORE writing a post. That way, I’m cutting my losses. By knowing and understanding the community I’m writing for, I’m able to answer questions better or add content that really strikes at the heart of the targeted readers – well, as opposed to flying blind.

    Just my two cents, Kharim. Feel free to delete this comment if you disagree.

    • Reply

      Hey Shandi,

      My step number two was about replying to each comment, why wouldn’t you agree with that point? 🙁

      I normally connect with bloggers as well before writing my guest posts and this is what makes my guest posts gets faster review and approval.

      Your comment wasn’t a spam, It was genuine so I wouldn’t delete it. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and giving your input!

  19. Rajkumar Jonnala


    Hi Kharim,

    Your stats are attractive pal 😀 and inspirational too. I believe guest posting is the greatest way to build authority backlinks and building our blogs brand too. And im bit lazy as i concentrate less on guest posting.

    Anyways thanks for the tips

    • Reply

      Rajkumar, if you desire to become a successful blogger then guest posting can help you to do so.

      Try it out and you will notice how fun it is to do guest posting.

      Thanks again for the comment pal.

  20. Michael Cheney


    Yes, guest blogging contribute a lot of traffic. I tried that and it’s good. You just need to write a nice article.

    • Reply

      Hey Michael,

      Glad to know that you are participating in guest blogging.

      You just have to be consistent with it so that your blog gets more traffic.

      Thanks for sharing that with us.

  21. David Hobson


    Thanks for the great tips, im going to be looking at doing some guest posts sometime soon.

  22. Ti Roberts


    Yet, another great post Kharim. I’ve yet to delve into guest posting. I will soon be focusing more on doing guest posting because as you mentioned, it is a fantastic way to drive more traffic.

    Another idea that I thought of when I begin guest posting to offer a special free gift specifically to the readers to the persons blog I’m guest posting for. This will certainly bring in even more traffic and more subscribers.

    This is also a great way to build that initial loyalty and trust much quicker by offering a customized free gift – especially if your guest posting for a well known influencer’s blog.

    Like you said, don’t hold back your best posts, always treat your guest posts as if there being published on your own blog. By offering a customized free gift, this will definitely over deliver. I think people really appreciate (the readers and the guest blog host) when you go the extra mile to over deliver on value.

    Thanks for sharing your insights with us. I appreciate it!


    • Reply

      Hey Ti Roberts,

      I thought you had already done guest posting. Don’t wait too late to do it!

      Yep guest posting does bring in more readers, traffic, subscribers and even more sales.

      Thanks for the lovely comment hun.

  23. Reply

    Hi Kharim,

    Well its clear that the great way to promote our blog posts is sharing it on social media. And now its a part of proper SEO which will helps in ranking better in serps.


    • Reply

      Hey Christopher,

      Yes promotion on social media site is very important and also doing some SEO for articles is a must if you want more traffic to it.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  24. sarika deshmukh


    Hello Dear

    I read your article and i totally appreciate with your post yes guest posting is biggest way for blog promotions really thanks for the giving me article

    Thanks & Regards

    • Reply

      Hi Sarika,

      Thanks for reading my article. Guest posting has helped me and others to promote their blogs in many great ways. This is why I hilight the importance of guest posting.

      Thanks for the comment.

  25. Aasma


    Hey Kharim,

    Nice points, Basically it’s the quality of the article which matters most, Otherwise nobody going to publish your post. Once your guest post get approved then it’s your responsibility as well that it reaches to more people. For this you should also do link building and social media promotion.

    • Reply

      Hi Aasma,

      I agree with you on that point. If your guest post doesn’t have any form of quality then it won’t get publish in the first place.

      If it does get approved and published then you should promote that post so that you can get comments and more shares as well.

      Thanks for that point and thank you for commenting.

  26. Rahul Kuntala


    Hi Kharim,

    Instead of linking to homepage (when you don’t have a landing page), it’s better to link to either subscription pages or specific pages that gives you more benefits in the long run.

    CTA is the key to make someone click on your author bylines.

    I like your point that writing guest posts as if you’re writing for your OWN blog, that’s a smart tip. No doubt, you can attract more people to read your blog when your guest posts are awesome.

    Nice post!

    • Reply

      Hey Rahul,

      I agree with you pal.

      Linking to a landing page or a subscription page is a great way to create some leads for your mailing list or whatever it is that you want to promote. Many bloggers have done this with great results.

      Your guest post will also turn out awesome when you write as if they were going to be published on your own blog.

      Thanks for the comment pal.

  27. Ryan Biddulph


    Hi Kharim,

    Helpful tips. Put out your best stuff always.

    Create a success habit. Never hold back with your guest posts to make an impact on a new audience.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Reply

      Hey Ryan,

      I always try to publish the best guest posts. This is because I want to prove to others that I have what it takes to be a great writer and this shows that I know what I am doing when it comes to blogging.

      When a person do guest posting, they should try to submit the best possible content that they can come up with. This will help to get their guest post approved faster and they will get traffic as well from their guest post.

      Thanks for the comment bro.

  28. Raplus


    I also have written a post about guest posting. But I forgot to write about promoting guest post and also about commenting. So this is a nice post to me. 🙂

    • Reply

      Hey Raplus,

      Promotion of guest post is very important. This will help to get you clients as well. Trust me, it has work for me.

      Thanks for the comment.

      • Reply

        Great Article
        A blog or site portal that doesn’t have a call of followers and visitors miss out a lot of great benefits. Traffics, traffics and quality traffics to your blogs is the key to a fruitful venture online.
        And just as this article as pointed out, guest blogging is just one right way to go if you do it right.

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