How to submit Garden Guest Post a guest blog post
Guest posting is one of the many ways that you can promote your brand to new audiences.
Guest posting is also known as Garden guest blogging. This means that you write and publish an article on another’s website in a similar niche with the goal of reaching a wider audience, increasing search engine rankings and establishing your authority.
You can write about topics you’re familiar with, and have other people promote your work…for no cost. Yes, please.
Garden Guest posting has many benefits
It is a great marketing strategy to guest post. This benefits both the guest writer (the company) and the host (the publisher). In exchange for exposure, you’re offering something valuable.
Before we go into the best practices for guest posting Garden, here are the main advantages:
Making Garden backlinks to your website that aid in SEO. If you accept guest posts from website owners, they may allow you to include Garden backlinks to your website in return. This is a great way for domain authority to grow and strengthen your Garden. backlink profile.
Reaching new audiences and increasing traffic. Guest posting can help you reach a new audience. By guest posting, you can show off your authority and make people familiar with your company.
Expanding your network. Expanding your network. If someone from your company has an article in another publication, you will probably get more requests to connect. You never know what business opportunities or partnerships this could open up.
Your social media presence. Your bio and contributor profile can contain links to social media pages for your company. Many publications will also tag you when they post the article on their accounts.
This guide will help you to post guest posts
Although it can be time-consuming to create your guest blogging strategy, once you have it in place, the rest of the process is much simpler. This process will work regardless of whether you’re an owner of a small business or a blogger at a large business.
Step 1: Get Organized
First, I create a spreadsheet to track my guest posting efforts. Your spreadsheet may look slightly different depending on what tools you use, or other specific information that you want to track. However, these are the columns I have.
- Name of website
- Moz domain authority (DA)
- These topics are covered
- Ideas for guest posts
- Name of the Editor
- Email us
- Contact date
- Follow-up date
- Date accepted/rejected
- Post sent date
- Date publication
- Link for guest posts
Some websites have a dedicated page to accept guest posts (instead an editor’s email/name). If that is the case, you can add a link to that page.
Step 2: Look for guest blogging opportunities
Once you have your data organized, search for sites in your niche that will accept guest posts. Depending on the status of your company, you may search for more sites or just your niche. Remember that a backlink to a relevant website (or link from one not related) is more important than one that is.
Here are some strings that I have used to search Google to find Garden opportunities for guest posting:
- Your keyword + the “Garden guest post by”
- Your keyword + the “Garden guest blog”
- Your keyword + “write For Us”
- Your keyword + your “guest article”.
- Your keyword + “contributing writers”
- Your keyword + “contribute towards our site”
You can also reverse engineer the backlinks of your competitors Garden. Use Ahrefs’ (free) backlink checker and enter the URL of your competitor to get a list all websites that have linked to it.
Although not all backlinks Garden will have been generated from guest posts, it could indicate that your competitor is a good fit to your content.
Another tip is to be aware of the difference between no-follow and do-follow links. Also, do your research on which publication offers each one. To find out more, you can review past guest posts on their website. Although no-follows should not be considered a problem, they are not as valuable as those that do.
Step 3: Send the pitch
It is easy to get a Garden guest post rejected if you send the same pitch every outlet. Big publications receive hundreds upon hundreds of pitches every week. Therefore, if you send a generic pitch for a guest post, the chances are that they’ll delete it immediately.
These are some tips to help you prepare your pitch.
Be sure to read the submission instructions. The editor will not accept your submission if you do not follow these instructions. This includes following the editor’s instructions to avoid pitching topics that they have not accepted.
Make sure to check the content they have already published. You should not pitch articles about topics they have covered before. For proof, you can first do a Google site:website.com search to verify. Only exceptions are if they have an old piece. In that case, you can mention that to prove you’ve done your research.
Include work samples. Link to 2-3 articles that you’ve published previously.
Give them options. If their guidelines allow, you can include multiple topics they can choose from. You should make sure they all follow a common theme. This will show that you are focusing on a specific area of expertise rather than just trying to figure out what might interest them.
Include a description of each topic. An editor may not be able to evaluate the potential of a pitch from just the title. For each pitch, you should only use 1-2 sentences.
Keep it short. Introduce yourself, describe why you are reaching out, link back to previous work, and include pitches.
Step 4 – Send a follow up email
Guest pitches tend to be ignored. This is how the cookie is made. If you send 50 guest posts pitches but only receive 10 replies, don’t let that discourage you. It’s normal.
Although some editors may not reply because they aren’t interested in your project, others might forget. It’s crucial to always send a second email, except where stated otherwise on the website.
I prefer to wait two weeks for small publications before sending follow-up emails. I wait between three and 4 weeks for larger publications. I will leave them alone if they do not reply to my email. It’s not what you want to be made famous online by someone who tweets about the annoying marketer who would not stop spamming them.
You shouldn’t be surprised if someone responds to your pitch several months later. I received a reply three months after I had sent my pitch to a large publication. Sometimes, topics aren’t right for the moment but will come at a later date. Other times, it’s not important. That’s ok.
Here are some tips for sending follow-up emails:
- Keep the thread open. The editor will not be able to locate your email if it isn’t in their inbox.
- Be concise. They already have all they need so keep it under 50 words.
- Email early. When the editor is awake and has had a cup of coffee, send your message early in the morning.
- Do not follow up more than once. This is not a sales pitch. You should only send one follow up email unless you have access to a large publication or someone who receives a lot of pitches.
- Emails should not be sent too quickly. Wait at least two weeks for small publications, and three or four for large ones. These editors may have many other things on their plates, so Garden guest posts may not be their top priority.