You may have already known that Darren Rowse (ProBlogger.NET) and Daniel Scocco ( DailyBlogTips.COM) have stopped accepting guest posts temporally. I think that it was a great decision for both two bloggers. But as a blog owner you also can get many advantages from accepting and publishing guest posts.
Even you might don’t know, guest posts can kill your blog. In this post, I am going to share how guest posts kill your blog and how to accept guest posts without any harm for your blog.
Why Do Your Readers Visit Your Blog?
What is the answer for this question? Your answer may be, to read quality content. It is correct, but it isn’t the ONLY reason.
• Your readers love to hear your voice.
• Your readers love you writing style.
• Your readers love to know about your opinions.
So why don’t you give your own posts for your readers?
Don’t forget that if you want to be a successful blogger, you should give what your audience wants.
Are Guest Posts High Quality?
I know that some bloggers write high quality guest posts, but many bloggers write low quality guest posts even they write high quality posts for their own blogs.
You have to do huge research before write a quality post, but many guest posts are written without any research. So those posts might not be accurate.
Those type of posts are directly harmful for you blog because those type of posts can destroy trust of your readers.
Web Traffic and PR May Drop
Google’s view is guest posting as a selling links or exchanging backlinks. Google hates those type of works. Especially it might happen if you accept too many guest posts.
As well as your loyal readers also may leave your blog if you accept too many guest posts because they want your posts, not guest posts.
I’m not saying that don’t accept any guest posts because you can get many advantages also accepting guest posts.
If you are still new blogger, my suggestion is, don’t accept guest posts until you build a good audience around your blog.
After building a huge audience, you can accept only high quality guest posts, and remember to accept guest posts only from bloggers. Don’t accept guest posts from link builders, but some link builders also write quality posts. You can accept that those type of posts, but the backlink which you are going to give should be related to your niche.
As well as try to accept same writing style(your writing style and writing style of guest post) guest posts. That means, if you always write in point form posts, don’t accept long paragraph posts.
Now you can share your opinion about accepting guest post as a comment.