Guest posts are getting more and more popular these days all over the blogosphere. New bloggers often participate in guest posting to gain traffic to their new blog, increase their backlinks and to also gain exposure from the blogs they guest post on.

Recieving guest posts to your blog should be a decission that you as a blog owner should consider if you want to make your blogging a bit lighter, and it can also be a mistake when getting certain guest posts.

Here are a few tips of you get guest posts on your blog.

Why You Should Accept Guest Posts

There are lots of reasons why you should accept guest posts on your blog.

  • This gives the oppertunity to have new articles posted on your blog. Not all the time your readers want to read your article. People like to read articles from different authors and having guest bloggers on your blog is a great way to do it. Different authors means different views and style of writing.
  • You as the blog owner benefit from the submitted guest posts. You can read those guest posts and apply them to your blog, depending on what the guest blogger is blogging about.
  • You have more freedom. This isn’t your guest post so you don’t have to reply to the comments left on that article. So this gives you time to write new artiles or gives you the time to submit guest posts on other blogs.
  • When you have lots of guest posts this gives you lots of time to do more blog promotion. As mentioned in the point above you can guest post, you can participate in blog commenting, social media and forum posting. Promotion is really important and this will help to build up your blog traffic and also backlinks.
  • Your blog readers will also be encouraged to submit guest posts to your blog. A blog which hardly have guest bloggers is hard to convince other guest bloggers to post on your blog. The more guest posts you have then the more guest bloggers will be attracted to your blog.
  • How To Handle Submitted Guest Posts

    You should handle incomming guest posts like a professional. This is your blog and you shouldn’t allow guest posts of low quality on your blog.

  • Read through your guest posts and check for grammatical error.
  • Check to see if this guest post is a duplicate. This could be bad for your blog if the guest posts you are publishing is already posted on other blogs.
  • Make sure that the guest blogger doesn’t spam the guest post with too much links. This will seem like a spam blog and that guest poster only wants to build backlinks the cheap way.
  • How To Get Guest Posts On Your Blog

    If you want guest posts on your blog you can place a link in your navigation menu or sidebar stating that you accept guest bloggers. That link will lead to a page with the guidelines for bloggers who are interested in guest posting for your blog.

    If you want guest posts to your blog then you should consider doing guest posting yourself for higher blogs in your niche. Participating in guest posting opens the door for guest bloggers to come to your blog.

    If you have some funds and you want to do a contest, then you can host your very own guest post contest. This will surely do the trick in getting guest bloggers to your blog.

    Group Discussion…

    I would like to invite you to become a guest blogger for my blog

    What are the things that you look for when you get guest posts on your blog?


    1. Rahul kuntala


      The best way to get rid of most of the guest posts problems is: Write strict rules on “Guest blog for us” page and tell them clearly how many links you are going to give.

      The smart way to do this task easy is, accepting guest posts from known authors. We can easily get rid of duplicate content problems, spammy links etc by doing so.

      BTW I’m interested to guest blog on your blog soon. I”ll come up with a killer topic & title 😉

    2. Reply

      I just started accepting guest post.
      I want to ask you that can you tell me what would be the best ratio of guest post and admin post?
      Is over guest posting accepting is harm for our blog?

    3. Holliday Vann


      I’m considering inquiring about submitting a guest post, but it’s very scary. No one wants to be rejected.

      • Reply

        You’re right. Nobody likes the feeling of rejection. My guests posts have been rejected on some blogs as well, but that didn’t let me give up.

        I sometimes submit it to other blogs or I post it on my own blog and still got great replies. 🙂

    4. Alyssa


      Guest posting is what everybody do now especially those bloggers who wants to get lots of traffic. I always accept guest post that are very informative and original. You made a great content. Thanks!

    5. Rowan


      I would be willing to accept a guest blog poster, so long as they stick to the basic structure of my blog, and don’t do a purely commercial endorsement of themselves. It has to be about my keywords as well.

    6. Irfan


      The biggest reason i accept guest post is you get free articles to publish. More people may get chance in knowing you. And a little free promotion.

    7. Reply

      I get lots of guest posts everyday on my blog but I publish only few as I am a bit strict about the quality of them….And the good ones always get published

    8. Lance Cameron


      Very inspiring post…. i got to take this tip seriously.
      this post will surely help me in regards to getting guest posts on my blog

    9. ibyang


      This post is very helpful. A blog that is open to guest posts will be more interactive because the guest author will surely attract his own visitors thus increasing the traffic and business opportunity. The regular visitor of a certain site will surely look forward for something new to read.

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    11. Gerry Brent


      Accepting guest post to your blogs can help you to have different new post, different approach and can benefit to have good discussions.

    12. Roland


      Another helpful tips from a unselfish blogger, nice idea about guest posting.From this you can now increase the number of traffic from blogs.Making your blog expose will lead to popularity. Every blogger must agree with your thinking that sharing your links will not harm you, don’t get insecure just think your helping your fellow. Try guest posting and enjoy the advantage.

      • Reply

        You are right Roland and thanks for the comment. Guest posting has always worked well for me when I post them and when I recieve them.You are right Roland and thanks for the comment. Guest posting has always worked well for me when I post them and when I recieve them.

    13. Clark Simm


      Yes guest post is very popular today, because it can benefit both the guest and you. This is one of the best methods to have your site promoted and exposed to lots of people.

    14. Zaman


      Surely you deserve a big round of applause, appreciated it a lot, the content was just simply good and informative, most importantly from all this, it is worthy enough to do. However, just wondering what if bad bloggers get in touch with your guest posts? The big G, google will appreciate it or would get PR back from you. Make me clear at this please. Thanks.

    15. Sue


      I always encounter guest posts and I am not prepared on how to handle them…thanks for your post because I know this time, I know what to do…

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    17. Reply

      I think accepting guest bloggers is a very good idea. It gives more content to your blog and it’s very interesting to read. Every one writes differently, each person has their own “style”. Plus, as a blogger, it gives you the oppotunity to learn things or to see things in a way you might have seen differently.

      • Reply

        That’s the point… And it is also great to have guest bloggers so that your blog readers can get info from other bloggers as well 🙂

    18. Carl


      I look for guest bloggers that contribute valuable and unique content, not just someone who writes a quick post to get backlinks. I reward those who contribute great content with their own editor account on my blogs.

    19. John Paul


      Guest posts are great way to keep your blog active and connecting with new readers.

      But you have to limit the amount of GP’s yopu take in. people visit your blog for you.. so you need to share you more then you share GPs.

      Also for branding, you need to share more you.

      But nothing wrong with a GP here n there 🙂

      • Reply

        Thanks for the comment John… That’s true, not all guest posts should be posted because some guest bloggers will give the poorest of articles to other blogs and then try to post the best on their blog…

        This should not be the case. All guest bloggers should strive to put out their best when writing guest posts.

    20. Petre


      I like guest posts because they give new bloggers a chance to make a name for themselves.

    21. Will


      It’s kind of coincidental that you posted this article. Over the past week I have been contacted on three separate occasions by someone interested in posting a guest article on my blog. I have followed up with each person on numerous occasions, but have gotten no response.

      I think that as a blogger it is proper etiquette when approaching someone to write a guest article to stay in touch and reply to their emails in a timely fashion. Writing guest articles is an excellent way to form new relationships, and it is important to make a good first impression.

      • Reply

        That’s great Will… Whenever someone is interested in posting on your blog then you should follow up on the conversation and get more out of that person 🙂

    22. Jane


      Hosting guest bloggers is a great way to not only help other bloggers, but to get to know them and their writing style. By featuring the same guest bloggers, you build a relationship with that person than can profit both of you. Having a list of guidelines definitely helps. You want to make sure your guest bloggers are submitting content that fits with your blog and makes sense in the overall presentation.

    23. Marketing Philosophy


      Another great way to get guest posts is and BloggerLinkUp

    24. John Cooper


      Hi Kharim,
      I liked the info about how to getting Guest Posts on a Blog. Its good to put a link about accepting guest posts but these links mostly becomes attracted by spammers, which are most prime threat for a blog. And that’s the reason for me to removing the guest post link from my blog. Well everyone have his own perspective, that was my past experience. Please add some post regarding to avoid spammers I would sure be waiting to read that from you.

      • Reply

        Well to ward off spammers all you have to do is disable sign ups and then if a person is interested in posting on your blog then you make an account for them.

        Thanks for the comment

    25. Megan Brown


      Very useful post coz nowadays Guest post is on booming stage.

      So all the blogger are used to follow this as there are lot of advantage to both i.e. Guest blogger and Blog owner and also proves beneficial from the viewpoint of visitors. Thus due such benefits guest post is increasing very speedly nowaday.

      Thus due to this we i.e Blog Owner need to take care of certain aspects while allowing guest blogger to post in our blogs. As there are many bloggers who definately going to MISSUSE of this facility and inorder to promote thier blog they do so many unwanted thing in our blog like spamming, dupilcation, Unwanted post etc..
      And all this proves very DANGEROUS for blog owner in long term.
      Thus, the tips which you have mentioned are needed to taken as very serious and must check all aspects of Guest blogger before posting their post in our blogs.

      Thanks a lot for this important post.

    26. Reply

      Hi Kharim!

      Also long time no see 🙂

      I like the idea of Guest posting, as it is win-win situation.

      But what I don’t really like is the opportunity to pass link to guest blogger’s anchor links.

      This is something which I am a bit “afraid” of..

      Perhaps I am paranoid, but I just don’t want to have outbound links that inbound links. The rest is just great with guest posting.


      • Reply

        Hi Kimi, yes it has been a long time… I have been pretty busy and haven’t been online much, my comments are piled up 🙂

        You shouldn’t be afraid to share links to guest bloggers, this is a form of rewarding them 🙂

    27. William Tha Great


      Hey Kharim,

      Haven’t been around here In awhile.

      Thanks for the tips for accepting guest post. When I first started out blogging I was doing some fierce guest writing for other blogs. It sent many guest writers to my blog as a added benefit. Looking back I believe I accepted some guest articles that weren’t worthy of having their place on my blog. Now that I value what goes on my blog a bit more I’m more strict. The last person that tried to write for me i have to turn away.

      These days you have to be strict, because people will come at you with anything hoping to get it accepted.

      God bless,
      William Veasley

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