Guest blogging is one of old yet great SEO strategies to promote your blog while writing and publishing your content on the blogs of other people.
Blogs that are approached for guest blogging get a cost free piece of content while the guest blogger is provided the opportunity of reaching wider audience and most importantly gaining back-links for her blog.
Well, prior to sending guest posts for publication on third party blogs, you must give due consideration to the authority and popularity of those blogs. That means, more popular those blogs are in terms of search engine results and social media, more it is worth for aspiring guest bloggers like you to write for them.
In addition, you must also make sure to pitch your topic titles in a compelling way so that the owners or point of contacts of those blogs feel that you have the potential to share real value with their audience. Here are 5 top best and most popular small business blogs that accept guest columns.
With 90 domain authority and a page-rank of 7 according to Moz, Entrepreneur.com is one of pioneer and highly respected online business publications that has always been open for guest columns. But, unfortunately, it isn’t so easy to become a contributor on Entrepreneur due to its heavy demanding requirements. However, if you get a chance, the growth of your personal image and your website will touch skies.
Aspiring contributors can not send articles containing generic information, meaning something that has been read too often rather should be sharing actionable advice.
Typical length of your topic should not be less than 700 words and more than 1200 words. For more information, read the contributor guidelines of Entrepreneur.com.
Having domain authority of 92, Forbes.com is another old business publication that accepts guest contributions. Your website can attain higher rankings in search engines even if it attains a single link from Forbes.com.
Unlike Entrepreneur.com, contributor guidelines of Forbes aren’t so tough. You can possibly earn a spot on Forbes provided your write a compelling copy of content with word length falling in between 850-1000 and off-course should be original. Check out the guest post guidelines of Forbes.
3. Fast Company
Fast Company has 92 domain authority. Fast Company accepts articles that are uniquely written around technology, business and design, but the publication is very selective when it comes to reviewing and publishing guest contributions.
Make sure you topic contains 600-900 words. Read the guidelines for submitting your guest post Fast Company publication.
4. Venture Beat
The domain authority of Venture Beat as per Moz is 90, hence another great place to showcase your work portfolio. Venture Beat loves to relationship with writers who can write about emerging technologies, tech innovation, entrepreneurship etc.
The word count of your topic must be in between 600-1200 words. Have a look at the requirements of guest authors who wish to write for Venture Beat.
5. Business 2 Community
Business 2 Community has domain authority of 82. The great thing about publishing on Business 2 Community is that you can insert as many links as you would love to, however, like other publications, relevancy matters. Business 2 community is very much against plagiarism, even if you use ideas of someone else. Make sure you not only write your article the unique way but also should contain ideas that belong to you only. Just check the guidelines of Business 2 Community pertaining to the guest contributors.