Guest Blogging For A Growing SEO, Content Writing And Marketing Blog.
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Would you like to contribute to one of the fastest-growing blogs, covering, search engine optimization, voice search, influencer marketing, content writing, and marketing?
To start with, we, very strongly believe that 5 well written and well-done posts with great content are heavier than 100 poorly written posts... Full Stop. So we will talk about quality over quantity, throughout this post.
Advantages Of Guest Blogging
Build your portfolio
If you are interested in writing and aim for a carrier in the creative and writing industry, like any other industry, you will need a portfolio.
Good news is, you can build your portfolio by writing guest posts. There are relatively no barriers to the entry and everyone is at the level field to start with.
There are very high standards set by search engine algorithms though. Most papular blogs understand that and they will vet rigorously, all offers for free guest blogging.
A way around this is joining hands with blogs which have the potential to grow into big and establish their authority in the future. More these blogs grow, more traffic your content gets and gets referenced, establishing your own authority and portfolio over time.
More guest posts mean more recommendation and work that speaks for itself.
Scaling up and writing for different blogs shows that you are versatile, trustworthy and creative.
Win Quality Traffic
One of the biggest advantages of guest blogging is that you get quality traffic to your own website or blog. We all know how expensive is online marketing. Paid traffic, not only lasts until the campaign lifetime, but it's also a very expensive game.
On the other hand, a good piece of content is evergreen. If it is hosted on a papular website. Hosting your content adds value to your content and content ranks higher in Google searches, meaning higher-quality traffic.
Get that prized possession... backlink
Get the very priceless, most valuable, most precious, well adored and beloved, forever cherished by Google Algorithms, the darling, dearest of all, most idolized, most loved, heart favorite, most respected by SEO specialists and communities..... the honorable........ "BACKLINK", for free
Dedicated Author Bio page
All mature and learned creatives and writers understand the importance of Author reputation. More contributions to different website enforce authority.
When you contribute to Quoracreative, even if it just a single article or even a collaboration, quoracreative will assign a dedicated bio page on our website for you and add all your social and previous work links as well.
More you write for different platforms and blogs, more you develop and maintain authority, both in the eyes of your readers and the algorithms as well.
When more domain trust you, Google algorithms see this as a sign of authority over a subject and value your content over the one with unknown authors.
An author's authority sometimes exceeds the domain's authority.
How about Bill Gates writing on the low-rank website than any Mr "someone", writing on Microsoft Blog?
Practice makes you perfect
More you write, more
- your writing style improves.
- creative you become
- improvement in your content quality
- productive you become
You move, one level up, every 10000 words. If your average post is 2000 words, you are better and more skilled, after every 5 posts.
Try writing 10 posts and then compare your
- and research skills
with your first post, I bet, you will able to acknowledge the difference your self.
Every 10 posts, you move the ladder, in terms of content quality, your skills and authority
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Guidelines For Guest Blogging With Quoracreative
1. Article Quality:
At quoracreative, we eat, drink and sleep Google guidelines.
Google is the boss, you like it or not. But it's a good boss. a fair one.
If you follow the rules and play by the book, you are safe and sound and will progress.
That is why we are very careful with the quality of the content.
Where everyone believes, content is the king, we disagree.
We believe, only "the quality content" is the "KING" and a non-disputed one.
And quality also means longer, in-depth content.
Our experience shows, longer, in-depth articles fetch more traffic than two or three short ones combined, as they attract long-tail keywords.
It also enforces authority in the eyes of Google algorithms on a particular subject.
90% of keyword traffic goes to only one article. Cook your articles as if you are cooking a meal for your king. Make sure it is not your last cooking.
Longer articles are the best.
We accept a minimum of 2000 words and the article needs to be written in detail. An incomplete article is like one-course meal.. 3-5 five-course meals are better.. arent they?
If you are spending... your valuable time .. as a reader. you need value.
Quality is "the" most import factor when we accept a guest post. Remember these keywords:
- Reader focused.
2. Be carefull with external links:
And yes, we allow backlinks.
But please be very careful with them. We do not want our blog posts to be classified as "spammy", both by readers or Google algorithms.
You may add a maximum of 10 external links in your posts.
The links need to be relevant to the content and relevant to our blog.
The target webpage or website need not be of higher rank but the quality of the content your link points to is, of course, paramount. We care about our readers. If our blog points them to another piece of content, it must add value to their experience.
We will review all links to measure their relevance, quality and the value they add to the audience's experience and will remove them, if dodgy.. or might not accept your post altogether.
3. Make sure you reference work ownership
We fully expect that you reference someone's work and effort if you rely on them in any way.
We expect you to reference any images, quotes, research, and findings.
4. Make use of Images:
Images go miles beyond in telling a story. Use them always but don't overdo it.
Anywhere between 1 - 4 images per post is ideal (including main post image). Too many images slow downloading of content and hence makes google unhappy.
Read our post about How To Optimize For Google Speed Test
5. Self-promote in a balanced way:
Self-promotion is and brand awareness is absolutely ok with us. We are more than happy for you to market, explain, and promote yourself, your work, your services or any products, between the lines.
But please make sure your article tone and vibe doesn't resonate an advert but sounds informative and helpful.
6. Copyright ownership of the work:
Do not copy.
Please be advised and follow it religiously. Copied content is easily discoverable and we will carry detailed checks using professional-grade tools.
An instant ban awaits in case something smells. We hope you understand so please do not waster your time.
COPYRIGHTS: Quoracreative will automatically become the copyright ownership of the content submitted to quoracreative and published by quoracreative in return.
7. Collaboration and contribution:
Our in-house team might edit and contribute further to your work. Our search engine optimization team will review and enhance an article further. Do not worry. You would receive full credit for your work and if the contribution by quoracreative is less than 50%, It will be published exclusively under your name.
It will be published as a collaboration between you and quoracreative team if our contribution is more than 50%.
8. Make sure you follow templates
Last and the least.... the template.
- Use headings for all subtopics. We accept the articles to be subdivided into at least 5 headings
- As we mentioned, a minimum of 2000 words is acceptable.
- An opening section for the post, also known as Description/introduction section
- A closing section for the post, also known as "the takeaways" or "conclusion" for readers-
What if you are a novice:
Don't worry if you are new to content marketing and starting for the first time. No problem if you don't have any samples to show us.
We accept novice writers and will help you through the process.
Interested? Let's talk
Either email us [email protected] Include "Guest posting" in the subject section, introduce yourself and add some post ideas in the email.
Alternatively, you can fill in your details below and our content team will get back to you shortly. (Our content team strives to reply within 24 hours)
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About the Author:
Asad Likes anything creative, but mainly, developing web-applications, optmizing websites for search engine algorithms and writing about all stuff creative.
He could be reached at LinkedIn or Twitter. He is also an active contributor at stackovrflow.com