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What are your thoughts on guest blogging for white hat SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cjshort, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. cjshort

    cjshort Registered Member

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    Is it something worth investing a lot of time into?

    Some opinions would be great, thanks bros.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you create high quality guest blog posts on relevant websites with no-follow links pointing to your website, you could expose yourself to a new audience and naturally procure do-follow inbound links without violating the Google Webmaster Guideline. If you have any connections to webmasters in the same niche as you, then it could be worth a try, although I personally wouldn't invest too much time into guest blogging alone.
     
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    goosefrabah Regular Member

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    I have done this quite a bit for personal branding with great success. For me, it has been more of building up a following and links do come in naturally as a result.
     
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    timothywcrane Power Member

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    If Matt Cutts has to spend 3 years and half of his blog to beg us to stop doing something...

    It still works and they have no legit way of stopping you, if you do it legit.

    I know everyone says to no follow the link, but honestly, Google does not know that out of the hundreds of links an author puts on his site that are follow that the last one is you, except through authorship, which they dumped because we quickly learned how to game that too. If you have a legit relationship with a blog and that blog is well known to get traffic, then a follow link is not even necessary to get traffic, but i would not go out of my way to make sure that my post links are the only no follow links on a blog I post for. If you are worried about getting dinged for a post, it is probably on a blog you would not want to be a guest at.

    Matt says that if you are around people who guest post a lot or take them often then you are prob in bad company. Hell many of my white hat crowd have guest posts once a week. They do so BECAUSE they are white hat, and that is the day they take a break, and the guest post is for their readers while they are away, not for Matt. If you read the posts and comments on Matt Cutts blog on the subject you will easily see that most that complain about their "guests" took in strangers and failed o moderate their own blog, opened up their site for automated guest posting, and in some cases even gave their PW out to "guests" that approached them via email (along with 5 million others). Matt then goes on the say that he is not talking about "multi author" blogs but only single owner blogs who allow others to post, because it has become a spammy issue.

    I am sorry, but FUCK ME... like WPMU, FB, REddit, DIgg, Twitter, etc... etc... are not spam havens but my little private blog I allow a guest to share with my audience is...?

    Don't believe the hype. It is networks and what I call "hotel blogs" that are the spam issue, and really, I think Matt knows that. He just wants to make sure that most run of the mill blog owner don't allow email introduced "guests" to gain links through them.
     
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  5. ExGawl

    ExGawl Newbie

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    Guest posting worked great,But its work fine when link come from HomePage link
     
  6. texas06

    texas06 Newbie

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    either way, you get the people getting to your site at the end of the day. that exponentially has great effect that isnt always seen on the metrics.