(post last updated 17 / 05 / 2022)
Welcome to the ultimate roundup of blogs which accept guest posts with 6000+ guest post opportunities plus a step by step guide for manual guest post outreach.
If you are looking for guest post opportunities this blog post is a great place to start.
There are tons of guest post opportunity covering all niches. Whether you are looking for technology blogs, digital marketing blogs, small business blogs, beauty blogs or travel blogs you’ll find what you need here so make sure you bookmark this handy resource for guest blogging.
What makes this guide different is that I've included the top lists in each niche, so here you have access to thousands of guest posting opportunities by clicking through and discovering sites you can submit your guest post too.
What is guest posting?
Guest posting is simply writing blog content for another persons website. Instead of writing content for your own site and audience, instead, you write for another bloggers audience.
You can find guest posting opportunities & submit your guest post in many different niches. No matter what business you or your clients are in, there will be hundreds if not thousands of websites looking for guest bloggers.
There are several different types of guest posting opportunities. The main categories are, guest blog submission sites, personal blogs, company blogs & open content platforms like medium.
You'll want the website you choose to feature your guest post to be relevant & high quality. Do not waste time writing content & pitching to low quality websites, the link & exposure you earn will have very little long term impact on your website.
Why should you guest post?
Neil Patel calls guest posting the best inbound marketing strategy out there, & Jeff Goins has written a fantastic post about the benefits of Guest Blogging to drive tons of traffic to your website.
Some of the highlights in Jeff Goins' post are building relationships and growing your popularity with the search engine - i.e., more search engine traffic. If you are wondering how guest blogging leads to more search engine traffic, I'll cover that now.
Every time you submit a guest blog to a website you should include a link to your website either the homepage, a key category page or a blog post.
Make sure the link / links are relevant to the post and don't just fit them in at the end. You should be creating your content around what you want to market & promote, keeping in mind the audience & interests of the site you a submitting your guest post too.
High quality links show Google that your website is a trusted resource & Google should start to improve your ranking position in its SERPS which will increase your search engine traffic.
Remember, an increase in rankings doesn't always lead to more traffic, if you are targeting the wrong keywords you might see that your rankings are improviding but your traffic is staying pretty much the same. If you identify this issue then double check your keyword strategy.
Both Neil & Jeff are respected entrepreneurs and marketers who have used a guest posting strategy to drive traffic to their sites and grow their brands making them into very successeful & well known marketers.
Another benefit from guest blogging is building trust & growing your referral traffic.
Even just several clicks per month from a post adds up over time, and this lead is going to be very
warm. You’ve already provided a ton of value and associated yourself with a publication they know and trust which means you’ve kicked your relationship off with this person in the best possible way.
In summary, Guest Blogging rocks. And then this is the ultimate roundup of lists covering all niches. On this page you’ll find access to thousands of blogs which accept guest posts...
If you've been wondering where can I find free guest posting sites, the answer is, right here!
There are thousands of guest post opportunities listed below.
Guest Posting Roundup - The Top Lists Of Guest Blogging Opportunities From Around The Web. Bookmark this resource!
Guest Blogging Grows Your Traffic Fast
4000+ Mix Niche Guest Post Opportunities
Websitehostingrating.com 200 bogs which accept guest posts (including contact info + difficult rating)
Webmarketingsaga.com 386 Blogs that accept guest posts (analyse these sites before using)
Bloggerspassion.com 100+ blogs that allow guest posts (alexa + contact info included)
Lilachbullock.com 450+ blogs which accept guest posts (domain authority + contact info)
Blogging.org 75+ blogs which accept guest posts (including Alexa score)
Outreachmama.com 700+ guest posting sites (details provided in excel with contact info)
1412 + guest post sites from guestposttracker.com (must sign up to access information)
150+ blogs which allow guest posts advancedwebranking.com (DA and contact info)
1,500 blogs which accept guest posts submitshop.com (carefully analyse these sites before using)
50 blogs which accept guest posts shoutmeloud.com (submit links included)
If you prefer to go down the DIY root and do your own outreach research then here is a step by step method for finding guest blogging opportunities.
Step 1: Define your audience before you launch your Guest Blogging Campaign
As with ANY marketing activity, you need to know your audience. Who is it that you want to attract to your website? With Ginger Marketing, I am targeting female entrepreneurs who are at the second stage of their business.
They already have a base of clients and are looking to increase trust and traffic to take it to the next level. So, I’m not interested in posting on websites which are all about “starting your website” or “launching your business”. These websites have totally the wrong audience for me.
Virtual Assistants are a great niche for me. I know that if a business owner is looking to hire a Virtual Assistant then it's very likely they are at the second stage of their business. This indicates that they are at the growth stage and they are willing to invest and see that investing is a good decision to make.
So for me, Virtual Assistants with a blog are a very good target.
Really break down specifically who you want to get in front of and be creative!
Step 2: Finding The Right Guest Blogging Opportunities Using Google
The easiest way to find opportunities for Guest Blogging is through Google. Open up Google now and type:
[Insert your niche] blogs intitle:write for us
Using Virtual Assistant as an example, I would type
Virtual Assistant blog intitle:"write for us"
You can also use:
[insert niche] blog intitle:"submit"
[insert niche] blog inurl:"write for us"
[insert niche] blog inurl:"submit"
Step 3: Know The Website Stats Before You Pitch Your Guest Blog
We now come full circle to the little rant at the top of this post. You must know the stats of the website before you spend time writing for them. Pure traffic volume isn’t enough, and engagement is key.
Right-click on each result so that all the websites are in separate tabs.
Go to each one and do a spot check.
This is like a 10 second “Do I want to appear here”. You can be SUPER SUPERFICIAL at this point. If you are going to appear on another website providing your expertise you want to make sure you appear somewhere that is respectable, and which you actually resonate with.
I will delete any website that has poor design, copy mistakes, and poor imagery.
This might bring your list of 10 down to a list of only 6 or 7 options.
Open up another tab with this tool: https://www.similarweb.com/
Enter each website and press submit. Now you can see an estimate of their traffic and engagement stats. Here are two websites that came up when I searched for VA Blogging opportunities.
Which website would you prefer to Guest Blog on?
I’m sure you said #2, right?
You can see that #2 has an average visit duration of over 5 minutes, pages per visit of 4.33, and a very low bounce rate of 34%. Whilst number #1 has tons more traffic, their engagement stats just don’t compare.
What is a guest blog service?
If you want to speed up the results from your guest blogging strategy the best way is through a guest blog service. This is an easy way to outsource the entire process to another company who specialises in this SEO tactic.
A guest blog service will:
Advice on niches to pitch to
Write the content
Pitch your content
Report on number of guest posts
Report on quality of websites
Report on links
You can find guest blog services which start from $100 per month for one guest post and the pricing will change depending on:
Number of guest posts
Length of text
Quality of website (DA)
Another option is to use a guest blog freelancer, this is a digital marketing freelancer who specialises in delivering guest posts as a service. Guest blog freelancers charge anything from $15 - $60 per hour depending on their experience.
You can find plenty of freelancers on Upwork, or get in touch with me via the contact form if you would like to enquire about my guest posting service at Ginger Marketing.
I hope this post helped! Don't hesitate to reach out if you need further help with your guest posting.
(Updated Septemember 10th 2021)
A hubspot marketing report found that 59% of brands now have a seperate budget for influencer marketing. 70% of brands planned to set aside a budget for influencer Marketing in 2021. The sector is estimated at $13.8 billion for 2021.
When influencer marketing is discussed it refers to influencers with hundreds of thousands & even millions of followers. Influencers like PEWDIEPIE (108 MILLION) and ELRUBIUSOMG (39.5 MILLION).
However, working with influencers of this size is not possible for every business. What about the small and medium sized business' which cannot put aside £20,000 for a marketing campaign.
This is where micro influencers come in. They have a smaller audience but high levels of trust, loyalty and engagement from their followers.
Many marketing agencies and consultancies now emphasise the importance of engagement metrics versus sheer volume of traffic and fans when assessing the value of an influencer.
In fact, marketing research suggests that pushing promotional efforts through finely selected influencers is one of the most reliable ways to quickly bring brand awareness to a viral level.
More specifically, here are ten influencer marketing stats that shed light on the benefits and recent growth of micro influencer marketing:
1. Higher Customer Quality Reported by More than Half of Early Implementers
According to an influencer marketing study released by the Tomoson platform, roughly 51% of surveyed marketers reported obtaining better customers that engage and convert at a higher rate.
This indicates that influencers have an unmatched ability to facilitate rapid and effective social engineering.
2. Micro Influencers Encourage Purchases and Actions Frequently
Part of the reason smaller, more targeted networks are more efficient marketing channels is because micro-influencers are almost expected to recommend products and ideas to their followers and viewers.
More specifically, roughly 75% of micro-influencers regularly encourage their followers to take action. Such promotional efforts from larger stars seem to be less efficient at producing high engagement levels.
3. About 70% of Brands Engage with Influencers to Promote Content
According to a 2015 report from Schlesinger Associates and Agure, approximately 67% of marketers and brand communicators are using influencer marketing on some level.
Analysts estimate the figure has risen closer to 75% now. However, many of those brands have yet to discover the power of using micro-influencers.
4. Micro-Influencers Don't Have to Pay to Promote Posts and They're Less Expensive to Work With
More than 50% of micro-influencers have never had to pay to promote their content a single time. Platforms and blogs tend to welcome them with open arms because of the high-quality visibility they provide.
This makes smaller influencers easier and more affordable to work with, despite the fact that they bring in better leads when results are extrapolated on a larger scale.
5. Micro-Influencers with a Following Base of 1000-4000 Users Have a High Engagement Rate
A following of a few thousand seems to be the sweet spot, with micro-influencers in this range receiving more than 4.5% engagement from their followers and subscribers.
6. YouTube Micro-Influencers Have the Heaviest Influence on Younger Demographics
A study from Google and Ipsos Connect indicates that YouTube stars are becoming even more influential than conventional celebrities, especially with the younger generation.
Approximately 70% of teens said that they can more closely relate to their favourite YouTube channels than their favourite celebrity.
(Pictured below, Youtube Star & Comedian Miranda Sings)
7. Influencer Marketing Searches Tripled in the Past Two Years
During the past year alone, the number of Google searches for the term “influencer marketing” have tripled, going from about 4,000 annual searches in 2015 to more than 21,000 in 2017.
8. Supply and Demand for Micro-Influencers Increasing Exponentially
Perhaps even more interesting than the search volume is the number of agencies and platforms that have sprung up to accommodate the need to link brands with influencers, rising from only about 200 agencies in 2015 to more than 420 in 2017.
9. More than 80% of Consumer are Highly Likely to Consider Recommendations Made by their Favourite Micro-Influencer
Roughly 82% of consumers are very likely to consider and follow through with a suggestion made by a micro-influencer because they view them as being more “genuine” when compared to endorsements made by celebrities and larger influencers.
10. Almost 10% of UK Marketers Will be Spending More Than £100,000
A survey of 600 marketing and PR firms in the UK revealed that approximately one tenth of respondents will be spending a total of more than £100K on influencer marketing during the next year, and almost 40% will be spending up to £10,000. Such spending habits indicate that these brands have been achieving desirable returns on their investments.
Influencer Marketing Reaching Mainstream Heights
At this point it would be silly for any online business to ignore the power of influencer marketing and the social leverage that micro-influencers provide.
With the demand tripling and the supply doubling in the span of just two years, it's likely that influencer marketing will have a significant impact on internet economics and will probably become as popular as traditional marketing methods within the next 5 years.
Want to learn how to be an influencer?
These are the Top Influencer Marketing courses from Udemy.
Written by Cheryl A Clarke Chief Happiness Officer & Content Marketing Freelancer @ Ginger Marketing (unless stated otherwise)
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