Having a Hard Time Guest Posting? You’re not Alone
I can pretty much guess why you’re here reading this article today:
- You’re looking to improve your website’s influence (aka Improve Domain & Page Authority).
- You’re having a hard time doing it.
- Data-driven websites are probably rejecting your requests to advertise one after another.
- You’ve run out of ideas of what else to do.
My friend, you’re not alone in this. Website owners as well as online marketing specialists have to overcome this kind of dilemma all the time. Such is the hurdles of doing business in the online world, after all. We all go through this phase but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck there forever. All you have to do is work twice as hard to make reputable websites recognize your content.
You see, there’s a reason why data-driven platforms are so uptight when it comes to guest posting. Like you, they’ve started from scratch. They grew their network bottoms-up and it took hell of a long time doing it. They’ve earned search engines’ trust because of their own efforts. So, you can only imagine how much they value their current influence. If your content isn’t going to help them make more of a difference and if your content poses potential harm to their current influence, then there’s a good chance they won’t humor you (check this out). It doesn’t matter how much you offer to pay them. It doesn’t matter what underhanded methods you use to bait them into thinking your website offers something special. If you don’t make the cut, then you don’t make the cut. Trust me; these websites value their integrity above everything else. It’s what keeps them at the top of their game.
Anyway, just because you’ve been rejected once, twice, or ten times doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for you. You still have a shot at redemption. But first, you need to recognize the fact that your content is at fault. If it’s one website rejecting you because your budget is too low, then your guest post may not be the problem. However, if your guest post has been refused by several websites (all of which having great authority), then you should know for a fact that you’re doing something wrong.
This is exactly what we are going to talk about today.
We are going to explain to you how your guest post should look like by showing you how it shouldn’t look like. I know this sound terribly confusing but trust in the process. You’ll get what I mean by the end of this article. You may also want to read this soon after: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/guest-post-rejected.html.
Four Things You’re Doing Wrong In Your Guest Posts
- You’re Using Too Much Salesy Language
Yes, guest posts are not meant to be used as marketing ploys to trick readers into buying your product. Sure, you will want to have as many do-follow links as possible to increase your online authority but doing it so obviously will definitely not make things go your way.
Data-driven websites know that the primary purpose of guest posting is not really to contribute to their mission of spreading worthwhile information. They know that a large part of your motive is to increase your website’s authority by having an influential website cite you in one of their pages. They are aware of this fact because they have done this to raise their own DA and PA in the past. If you make it really obvious that you’re there just to market your product or company, they will obviously shun your “generous offer.” Many websites allow one do-follow link for every guest post they approve. This is to show gratitude to your contribution as well. But of course, you have to make sure that your content alone is something worth to read. That’s how you get in.
- You’re Not Really Adding Much Value To The World’s Knowledge
If you keep talking about shallow, generic, redundant, and run-off-the-mill topics, you are sure to get rejected. After all, why would people want to read about something over and over again? Actually, writing about similar topics is okay. What you can’t do is rephrase everything that has already been said before just so you can come up with an article. Sure, it’s going to pass Copyscape but who are you kidding? An overly talked about topic is hardly inviting to read anymore. Find something fresh (and fun) or take out an old classic and add your own special touch to it. Just make sure you bring something new to the table. If this is not something you’re really good at, you may also consider getting professional guest positing companies like qualityguestposts.com to do the work for you. Easy-peasy!
- You’re Not Taking The Website’s Niche Audience Into Consideration
If you’re a food website and you visit a kitchen care website to guest post, you have to make sure that the content you come up with has some sort of relevance to the website’s niche audience. You can’t talk about “The 100 Food Places To Visit In Japan” because that’s not really the identity of the website you’re trying to guest post to. You have to make sure that your content is appropriate at all times.