How to find Guest Posting Opportunities From Blogs in Your Niche?
We all know what guest posting is and the benefits it can have. It's one of the best ways to get natural backlinks from sites/blogs in YOUR niche. Plus the links you get will be do follow contextual links from sites/blogs that are in YOUR niche and you may even go on to get a lot of traffic from those guest posts too if it's on a high traffic site.
The only real downside is, you'll have to either write the post yourself or get someone to write it for you and it will need to be a good quality post as well. The better the quality the post the more chances there are of the webmaster accepting and posting that article and the more chances there are of it ranking high in Google too.
So what are some methods, tools or even sites you can use to find and get guest posting opportunities? I know there's some sites that you should avoid like the plague such as MyBlogGuest which has been banned from Google SERPs. Or is it safe to use that site again provided the guest post you get is still from a high quality site/blog that's in the same niche as yours?
I've never really bothered using guest post finding sites and tools before, I've only really ever done it manually. I'll literally do a search in Google for my keywords then make a list of all the sites I find in my niche, then find how to contact them and send them an email or contact message from their site telling them about my site and asking them if we could write for them. They get free content, we get a link. It's a win win.
But not every site/blog will go for it! Mainly because they are your competitors and aren't willing to help you out regardless of the free content they get.
What I've found doing this as that the further back you go in the SERP results, the more likely people are willing to allow you to post. So the sites/blogs ranking on the top 10, or to 20 results are less likely to give you a guest post, but after this they are more likely to give you a guest post. Considering you can find about 100+ sites in your niche not ranking in the top 20 SERP results and around 25% of them will allow you a guest post, you can usually get about 20+ guest posts from around 100 requests.
That's not too bad and can have a really good impact on your sites own rankings. But again, you will have to create some good unique content for it either yourself or outsource this.
Sometimes if you're doing this, it can pay to pay someone to create some guest post articles for you which you can keep and use whenever you need them. I do that sometimes, well I used to but haven't for a while. I'm just thinking about it again.
With that, what are some good methods you use to find guest posting opps? And can you recommend any tools or sites to find guest posting opps?