Have you ever seen how some spilt milk attract ants like magnet by just lying on the floor or the kitchen counter without even doing anything? Wouldn’t you like it if your blog acted like that spilt milk and attract guest bloggers to it ready with guest post to submit to it? Most definitely you would.
Guest blogging is a great way for getting traffic to your blog. But how to you get guest bloggers to your blog? There are a number of things that you can do as a blogger to get guest bloggers, but in this blog post I will be focusing on the most effective way of getting guest bloggers to your blog and actually submitting a guest post.
How To Attract Guest Bloggers To Your Blog
One of the main reasons why bloggers participate in guest blogging is to build up traffic to their blog or to gain some sort of exposure on the blogosphere. This is also a great way to build up backlinks so that you can rank well in search engine results. If your blog has a great amount of traffic then this is the easiest way of getting bloggers to want to guest post on your blog. Bloggers are always eager to get their article on a particular blog if the traffic is higher than their’s.
Admit it, everybody wants to get traffic for their blog and if your blog has low traffic then getting guest bloggers to notice your blog would be impossible. So the first thing you need to do is build up your traffic and then the guest bloggers will automatically come.
As I stated in the first point you need to build up your traffic in order to get guest bloggers to your blog. So why not do some guest blogging your self. I am pretty sure that you have come across blogs related to your blog’s topic (niche). If this blog is a high traffic then you should consider guest posting on this blog.
Participating in guest blogging does not only get traffic to your blog, but it will also attract guest bloggers. I have done guest blogging in the past, but not as much I should have, and it’s like for each guest post that I make I get one in return. So the more guest blogging that you do then the more you will attract guest bloggers to your blog.
This is like an exchange system. You donate a guest post to a blog and then another blogger guest post on your blog. This is a great way to build up the blogosphere and to keep it going and not die out.
Bloggers who visit your blog won’t know that you are accepting guest bloggers if you don’t post it in your blog’s navigation menu. Make sure you place a link there so that they can see it.
The link the you place there will lead to a page that you have created with your guest blogger rules. State clearly what you expect of the guest blogger and make it easy for them to sigh up for a guest blogger profile.
This is a very great way to get guest bloggers to notice your blog, host a guest blogger contest. Hosting a contest won’t just get bloggers to want to post on your blog, you have to make sure that you have great prizes to award them with when the contest is over.
Brian from BlogEngage recently hosted a guest blogger contest and this attracted a lot of guest bloggers from all over the blogosphere. Another tip is to not only have 3 winners, have 5 winners, just like Brian did. This will make more bloggers want to enter and have a chance of winning one of the prizes.
I am a lover of social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. I have tweeted on Twitter some time ago saying that I am interested in having guest bloggers for my blog, and to my surprise I have tried that method once and got 2 guest bloggers to post on my blog.
I have not done this on a regular because I don’t want to seem like I am spamming to get bloggers. But if I do this every now and again, then I will have more guest bloggers coming to my blog.
As I mentioned in the first few points of this article that bloggers do guest blogging to get traffic to their blog. If you want to get guest bloggers, then give them the freedom of posting links in their guest article and also in their biography profile. Think of this as a payment to them for posting on your blog, by giving them links back to their blog or articles.
This doesn’t mean that you are going to allow them to post affiliate links or spam your blog with links that they want. On your guest post guide line, please state that only links that are related to the article that they submit will be accepted. I am pretty sure that they will understand.
Another thing that you can do is pay guest bloggers to post on your blog. This is not popular, but I have seen it on a few blogs while browsing through the blogosphere.
If you are making money from your blog then you can give your guest bloggers a tip (a small payment). The blogs that I stumble across charges about $8-$10 per post and I am assuming that only articles which are original and of top quality are accepted.
Making friends with other bloggers will also make them want to guest post on your blog, and sometimes it doesn’t even hurt to ask for someone to guest post on your blog.
I would like the give you to opportunity to write a guest post for my blog