How To Get Your Guest Blog Posts Approved
So what can a blogger do to increase his or her chances of getting their article accepted at a blog thus getting the exposure that they need to drive their own site forward? Well, the requirements are very similar to some of the higher quality article directories as outlined below.
Write Professionally. You have to write professionally. Many high end article directories do not accept poorly written or poorly worded articles. High end blogs are even more stringent. Definitely proofread your articles and make sure that they are grammatically correct. Additionally, double and triple check sentence structure and make sure that your ideas flow smoothly and are coherent. If you need to, hire a professional copywriter to proofread your article for you.
Do Not Be Self-Serving. Articles and posts that are self-serving stand out like sore thumbs. How often do you sit and watch commercials when you are watching your favorite TV show. For most of us the answer is "never". Commercial-time is the time when we go to grab something to eat, drink or when we go to the bathroom. Why would an article that reads like a self-serving commercial be any different. The truth is, its not. Self-serving articles are not read. Therefore, they do not get click-thru traffic and they do not convert...bottom line. Write articles that are resources and that people want and need to read. These types of articles will drive traffic to your site.
Pay Close Attention To The Theme Of The Blog. The fastest way to get your guest post thrown in the trash is by submitting it to a blog that talks about something else. Amazingly many writers will write an article that talks about the theme or subject of their business and submit it as a guest post to a blog that is about a different subject wasting their time and the blogs time. With that in mind, submit your article or post to blogs that it is actually relevant to.
Research And Provide Value. There are so many re-hashed garbage articles on the internet. One sure-fire way to stand out is to write something that is new, fresh and that actually teaches somebody something. Content like this is not just sitting in your head. Even professional bloggers and copywriters have to research before they write. Even news reporters have to research before they write. If you are going to write an article or post that is going to reward you for writing it, you will have to give your readers something that they cannot find elsewhere and that means digging.
Reap The Benefits. If you follow the requirements outlined above, odds are you guest blog post submission approval rate will go up. It is rare to find an author who gets all of their posts approved. Just remember, if a blog doesn't accept your article, odds are, another one will, so do not give up. Just make sure that you are providing quality first. Learn more from the author's resource box below.