You probably don't know this about me but I got my Reiki attunement about a year ago and have been working on and off with the Reiki energy since. One of my really good friends is a Reiki Master, and in fact my Reiki Master as she did my attunement. It's a really powerful healing method and is becoming increasingly accepted now and rising in popularity (see pic below) which can only be a good thing.
So, if you have started a Reiki business then it's a good thing to know that there are lots of people out there looking for your service. The picture below is a screen shot of Google Trends interest over time. This shows the trend of people searching for "Reiki near me" on Google.co.uk.
As you can see Reiki is growing in popularity. So, if you own a Reiki business then you are going to want your business to come up on Google when people type "Reiki near me".
This article will walk you through the steps necessary to rank your business on the first page of Google in 10 minutes or less for "Reiki near me". If you’re ready to take action, keep reading!
The first step to ranking your business on Google is to claim and optimize your Google My Business page. Google My Business is the hub for all local businesses that want to get found on Google.
This includes your business’s address, hours of operation, customer reviews, and business photos. When you claim your business’s Google My Business page, you’re giving Google your business’s information so they can start showing you in search results, particularly in local search results which are returned when your potential customers type "Reiki near me" into Google.
Once your Google My Business page is claimed, you can start optimizing it to increase your chances of appearing on the first page of Google.
Step 1: Claim your Google My Business page
To claim your Google My Business page, follow these steps: - Open up Google and type in your business name or keywords. - If your business appears in the search results, click on your business’s listing. - If your business does not appear in the search results, type “business name” plus “Google My Business” in the search bar. - When your business’s Google My Business page appears, click “Add” to claim your business’s page.
If this does not work and you are not able to find your Google My Business page then you just simply add your business to Google through Google Maps. Type in your business address, if you work from home then type your home address.
Click on the menu item on the left hand side (pictured above) and you will see "Add your business". Click here and a window will open up for you to create your Google My Business listing (also pictured above).
Step 2: Add in your location information
When you add in your location information, you’re specifying where your business is located. When people search for businesses that are close to them, they want those businesses to show up in the search results.
If your target audience doesn’t know where you’re located, they’re not going to go out of their way to go to your business.
Make it easy for your customers to find you by adding in your location information. Here’s how you can do this with your Google My Business page: - On your Google My Business page, click “Edit” near the top of your page. - Select “Add another location” to add in your business’s address.
Step 3: Add in your business’s basic info and services
Google uses your business’s basic info and services to create rich snippets. These rich snippets are what appear in search results when people click on your business’s name.
Depending on the search results, these rich snippets might be what catches your customers’ attention and gets them to click to your website. If you want your customers to click on your business as soon as they see search results, you need to make sure your rich snippets are attention-grabbing and compelling.
You can do this by adding in your business’s basic info and services. Here’s how you can do this on your Google My Business page: - Click on “Edit” next to your business address. - Click on “Basic Info” and “Services” to add in your business’s information.
Step 4: Add in your business photos and video
Adding in your business photos can help improve your Google My Business page’s quality. If your page has a low quality rating, it won’t show up in search results.
A low quality rating can be caused by having a low-resolution image, not having any images, or having a generic image that doesn’t represent your business well.
These low-quality ratings can be easily avoided by adding high-quality images that specifically represent your business. Here’s how you can add in your business photos on your Google My Business page: - Click on “Edit” next to your business address. - Click on “Photos” and “Videos” to add in your images and video.
Some really great free websites for high quality images are :
Most of the images on these site are royalty free and okay for commercial use, just check the attribution before downloading.
As you can see, ranking your Reiki business on the first page of Google can be achieved by following a few basic steps which should only take you 10 minutes.
Claim your Google My Business page, add in your location information, add in your business’s basic info and services, and add in your business photos and video. Once you’ve done this, you can check back in a few days and see if your Reiki business appears for local search terms like "Reiki near me".
Let me know how you get on in the comments below!
And if you liked this tactic and would like to go one step further check out the Reiki SEO Services we offer. We've got DIY options & a hands off service created specfically for small business owners who have limited budget but big dreams for their business.
My goal is to empower you with the knowledge you need to grow your Reiki business, reach more clients and help them on their healing journey.
(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.
This is a guest post from Kate Parish, chief marketing officer at Onilab, with 8+ years in Digital Marketing and eCommerce web development promotion. Kate constantly upgrades her knowledge and skillset to stay fit in the progressing online world. She always does exhaustive research in such spheres as SEO, branding, SMM, PPC, and Magento PWA development, before sharing her expertise with a wide audience.
How can you get the attention of your target audience as the amount of produced content constantly grows? Your business has to be known and seen. So you need to be consistent in publishing engaging material on various platforms.
While it’s sometimes enough to blog one to four times a week, many companies have to post unique, catchy content every day. Where do you find such inspiration? How do you ensure that readers don’t miss what you’re posting in such an overwhelming amount of information that’s bombarding them from various sources?
Consider opting for content curation strategies. It’s a simple tactic to collect existing materials (delivered by you or other content creators) and present them on your blog, social media, or newsletters.
Note that it doesn’t imply simple copy-and-paste, nor that you’re deceiving your audience. With the content curation approach, you can select valuable pieces in your sphere to help readers cover everything important.
But how do you start with content curation? How can you take advantage of this content marketing strategy? This article will show you content curation examples and benefits.
Curated Content CharacteristicsA customer journey is no longer a straight line from point A (the buyer’s need) to point B (the purchase or other similar action). Buyers use various devices and explore different channels when making a decision, so they won’t wait for you to tell them what they should do next.
Just consider these numbers. According to data:
70% of purchasers understand what they need without contacting a salesperson, and 44% already have specific solutions in mind before the interaction begins.
This is why marketers should look for innovative ways to direct customers on their conversion “path” through complex and omnichannel experiences. How do you do that? For starters, you have to try to maintain their level of interest, provide valuable information, and share expertise.
Your task is to do this unobtrusively, for example, with the help of qualitative content. Users open the blog, see appealing images and topics, and move on with decision-making. Therefore, mind that your standards in terms of engagement must remain high.
Screenshot taken on the official Databox website
How else can your business benefit from content marketing?
Content marketing helps businesses respond to the changing customer environment to achieve various goals:
What Defines Curated Content?In this respect, “curated” can mean “assembled”. It’s the content analog of making a quilt.
For example, you can put together helpful lists and “tops” on relevant topics that resonate with your business or niche. Or repost someone’s tweet or social media post that can liven up your feed.
However, as you select the material that’ll fit, you’ll most likely have to go through dozens of pages of content that’s already created by others. But, luckily, you can use one of the many tools that are perfect assistants in content curation, such as Scoop.it or Flipboard. These can save you a lot of time.
Importantly, make sure you’ve given all the deserved credit and mentioned your sources before sharing the piece with your audience.
Some key curated content characteristics include:
On another note, remember that even the most authoritative content will hardly bring the expected return on investment if the page loads slowly. That’s why optimizing the website performance is always crucial for any sphere.
If we speak about an online store developed on the Magento CMS, the store owner should consider Magento Time to first byte optimization. The same also applies to different website types that work on other platforms, as page opening speed is a vital factor that influences SEO rankings, bounce rate, perception, user satisfaction, among other things.
3 Ways to Get Results from Content Curation Strategies
Now let’s take a closer look at how to implement content curation.
1. Educate with Well-Researched Content
Content curation strategies allow you to keep abreast of what’s going on in the industry. Suppose you’re gathering content for a keyword, such as “content marketing”. You see what other people in your industry are publishing and spot gaps in the information stream.
With so much content analyzed, you can write articles or shoot videos to fill in the gaps. As you see, it’s not just copying and pasting. You provide value to your viewers and get a chance to find some insights for future posts.
This is how you can make the content original:
Screenshot taken on the official Aurate Instagram account
2. Consider Reposting
Reposting doesn’t involve any spendings. Instead, it provides positive outcomes. You can repost and retweet content that is relevant to your audience, such as:
If you want to strengthen the bond with your audience, leverage user-generated content (UGC) in your content strategy.
For example, a jewelry brand, Aurate, collects every public figure wearing their adornments and shares the photos on Instagram. It’s an illustration of the so-called social media content curation.
The team created a separate Highlights folder on Instagram to show its popularity from all angles. Here is one of their Stories depicting a Victoria’s Secret model, Romee Strijd. Such a tactic helps brands increase their authority and attract more visitors to the website.
Screenshot taken on the official Ulster Weavers website
This doesn’t have to be limited to just socials. You can also devote a separate section with UGC on the website, for example, on the home page. It will work as social proof of your popularity and demand for your products and services among broad audiences. Below you will find how the Ulster Weavers online store shows such curated content examples.
Screenshot taken from the newsletter from Spotify Design official website
3. Send Digests in Email Newsletters
Digests are one of the greatest email newsletter formats available. They may contain discounts and other promotional information. However, impress your customers by giving them something extra.
First of all, filter the content before sending it. This step takes time and effort, but it will be well worth it.
Once you’ve gathered a decent amount of content, ask yourself the following questions about each piece:
A case in point is Spotify and its monthly digest. The team collected the company’s news and reminded readers about its monthly curated station, providing more inspiration.
Pro Tip: Automate
Do you share breaking news? If not, why not schedule curated content posts ahead of time? It allows you to delegate content publishing to automation tools and focus on other tasks. The system will send a newsletter even when you aren’t at your desk.
How do you create and schedule your post? Utilize free tools like Hootsuite to do it directly from your browser in just a few clicks. It enables you to generate curated content articles right when you find something worthy on the web.
Wrapping UpCustomers come to your website to get useful information, so you have to understand and meet their needs. How do you satisfy them when you don’t want to talk about yourself alone?
Content curation comes in handy for companies that want to enrich their content marketing efforts.
Do you need more things to post on your social media? Employ social media content curation. Or maybe it’s time to remind clients of what the company has achieved recently? Then, send email newsletters with digests.
Pick the relevant content, add your expert opinion, and share it with the audience with the help of automation tools. Remember, content curation is in no way plagiarism. Link the content source and author. When done correctly, eye-catching visuals, statistics, and top stories will bring you only benefits.
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