One Secret To No Guest Post Rejections

Everyone knows how to build a popular blog. It is high quality content combined with high quality traffic. Without one or the other your blog will ultimately fail.

Building a popular blog isn’t some close guarded secret. I’ve seen popular blogs rise up in days, literally. How do they do it? Rock solid content. Whether you write your blog’s articles or you pay someone to write them, rock solid content is the only possible way to build a popular blog.

How will rock solid content help generate traffic? Again, I’m telling you there is absolutely no secret. You don’t see any popular blogs handing out any bad content. Therefore, work hard to produce content, and don’t publish it unless it is irresistible to your readers!

Are you ready to fire up some guest posts? First, I’m not going to sit down and tell you, if you start your guest post message with, “Are you having a great day?” will increase your guest post success rate by 0.0001%. Instead, you need to stick with rock solid content. (Getting sick of rock solid content? It’s what it takes to become a popular blogger.)

How do you produce rock solid content? I always spend a minimum of two hours writing any and every article. No matter how long or short it becomes, I still spend at least two hours. This will help you produce rock solid content!

There are two different methods of submitting guest posts. You can first go straight to the contact page of a website and throw your article together, then after 2 weeks no response…or…

You have option two, you can use a new site called, Who’s Your Blogger? Basically it speeds up the guest blogging process, and gives guest posters an even greater opportunity to become accepted.

I’d love to hear what you think of guest blogging, and if rock solid content is really the strategy to use. Share your ideas and opinions in your comments below!

This was a guest post by Joe Burnett


97 thoughts on “One Secret To No Guest Post Rejections”

  1. Erwin Miradi says:

    Yeah, I’m one of those who can’t write a solid enough content. I’ve been stuck in the first option for quite sometime too. So I definitely will try that second option then. Thanks for the info, John.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Many people who aren’t good at writing good content don’t realize that they aren’t good at writing good content. If a blogger reaches this conclusion they have two solid options:

      1) Get better at writing. Yes, this is indeed possible. Look at the writing styles of the really good bloggers, the people who’s articles you can’t stop reading. Take note of what they do and how they do it.

      Check out this link for a great example, look at the archived articles. The headline of that site is not exaggerating (at least from the perspective of marketing).
      http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/

      2) Hire a good writer, like Michael Kwan.

      I need to blog about this. πŸ™‚

      1. arun says:

        I am following the second option, hiring writers

        1. Virtual Tour says:

          Have you had good luck with this?

          1. arun says:

            yes, i have had goo luck hiring writers, site is growing many fold..

    2. Kevin Kimes says:

      Also, Erwin, I think your content is good. You could make it much better by altering some basic things related to writing style. Smaller paragraphs is a very important one I thought of as I read your blog.

  2. Agree with you john. Even Now google realize that content is the most important thing for rank, Actually that’s good news for me because all article is original and now my blog jump from page three to page one. That’s is something fair from GOOGLE

      1. This is normal mistake … and people do not want to read about author.

        That’s why I always recommend to add photo of guest blogger so that they can get some recognition …

        John … do you have any plan to start adding photos of your guest blogger ?

        1. Melvin says:

          Yeah I agree. I think the last time I guest posted here in this blog (w/c was a long time ago), ZK has suggested it too.

          Or maybe just let guest posters register as a contributor via the WP backend so you can have an easier time managing it?

          1. SportsNub says:

            But, that is still unsafe for the site.

        2. Kevin Kimes says:

          I think John has no lack of guest posts to choose from, so not much motivation for him to make a change.

          Hopefully I’m wrong about the motivation to improve πŸ˜‰

          1. Virtual Tour says:

            You can pick from the best!

        3. Yeah Zk of course it’s not big issue.. agree with you.

    1. I like your comment Make and Google can help you reach out to the world by distributing your content on Google Web Search, Maps, Product Search, iGoogle etc…

  3. iPad To TV says:

    John, Thank you for always reminding us that everything we do as marketers is about “Rock Solid Content” When I scan your blog I see “Rock Solid Content” and that keeps me inspired keep working hard to reach my goal. I look forward to the rewards to come. Peace. IPTTV

    1. Thanks goes to Joe Burnett…

      He wrote this post.

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yeah, he surely has written a great post. And I really liked the depth in the article.

  4. Abhik says:

    Excellent post, Joe.
    I am so gonna follow them.

    1. Joe Burnett says:

      Great! We appreciate all of your comments here at John’s blog.

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yeah, surely I really liked this post of yours!

  5. Joe Burnett says:

    Hey Erwin,
    The second option works great just go ahead and try it. By the way, I write this post not John.
    Good luck,
    – Joe

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Oh sorry Joe. I didn’t see your name down there. At the top it says it was written by John Chow. Anyway, nice info you shared there. I will definitely try that πŸ™‚

  6. fas says:

    Very well said, good content addresses a problem and always has users for the solution.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Content still is (and will always be) king! πŸ™‚

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        I’ve been reading many other blogging advice blogs lately. And I see different blogger has different king. Some says content is the king, some says backlink is the king, the rest says readers are the king. Well, there are just too many kings around, aren’t there :D.

        But I definitely agree with you. Content is what brings the visitors and the same thing keeps them around.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          That’s true, too may kings! The good thing about content, as you point out, is it should drive backlinks and readers. The hard part about great content is it takes a lot of time and determination to produce. However, the rewards are truly there for those willing to invest time.

        2. Kevin Kimes says:

          Backlinks are easier to get if you have great content.

          With each update to their algorithm, Google is getting better at identifying which links are made by people who like the content and which are made by SEO processes. So the real links made by real people are starting to count more and more, and the automated SEO links are counting less.

          You can’t have any readers without great content for them to read.

          Therefore, Content is King. Or, as one big blogger puts it, Content is KaChing. As in, the sound of money.

          1. Guest writer’s articles with a good and interesting content makes me always curious about them and visit their websites. So quality is number one.

  7. Mark Chauvin says:

    John, there are no articles on Who’s your blogger. Every category is empty.

    1. Joe says:

      That’s where you come in, why not submit a few articles?

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yeah, that’s surely is a good idea! πŸ˜‰

  8. Sadia Komal says:

    Accepting guest post is a good idea to get solid contents, you have rights to choosing unique and rich contents.

    Its hard to find rock solid guest bloggers :),

    1. I think there are no chance to find a solid guest blogger for my blog.

    2. SportsNub says:

      Yeah, that’s the point. Guest post is very good option for building up solid content.

  9. Nice post Joe. You are right, to make a great post we have to spent one or two hrs. Thanks for share.

  10. Mate Hegedus says:

    I disagree. With rock solid content you will get returning visitors… but content will not get you any visitors in the first place. You need SEO for that.

    Did you know that 1 PR9 link is worth nearly 2 million PR0 backlinks??

    That’s why you need to concentrate on getting that, and I have out together a guide on my blog which shows you how to get pr9 backlinks

    I hope you will find it informative!

    1. Erwin Miradi says:

      Nice share dude. I’m in an aggressive mode of SEO.. I think I’ll check that out πŸ˜›

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yes, it would surely be helpful.

    2. PPC Ian says:

      I like that statistic that 1 PR 9 link is worth nearly 2 million PR 0 links. Awesome stuff.

    3. Kevin Kimes says:

      Without content, backlinks do nothing.

      Without backlinks, great content will still grow readership, and readers will share your great content with their friends. Word of mouth. πŸ™‚

      Your article is pretty interesting, though. I’d suspect that Google and other search engines are smart enough to not give much weight to those kinds of backlinks. Just because a link sits on a domain with a high Page Rank, doesn’t mean it’s going to carry a lot of juice.

      Still, it’s worth trying since it’s so easy.

      I bet you get more readers from this obscure little link in your comment than from all those PR9 backlinks you mentioned. Combined. πŸ˜‰

    4. Going to check your link. Thanks for share.

  11. Bilto Pmu says:

    Really good post John, really good share. Thanks πŸ™‚

  12. fazal mayar says:

    good stuff, guest posting an help you in many ways if you cant write content and I thought Joe would have a longer description btw. πŸ™‚

  13. John, this web site is just awesome. I have never heard about it. I had different luck with guest posts, but I am a believer. I’ll give this site a try.

  14. Guest posting as the bloggers promotional weapon. I like guest posting on niche blogs and it has really brought me goodies. Thanks John for sharing.

  15. Mate Hegedus says:

    John, why is your top commentator’s name ‘jobs in nigeria’?

    Seems like spam to me…

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      It looks like a legitimate site to me. Just because so much scam-spam comes from Nigeria, or claims to, doesn’t mean everything on the internet with “Nigeria” in it is spam related. πŸ™‚

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        Oh I haven’t heard any spamming related to Nigeria. I thought it would be my country, Indonesia. πŸ˜€

    1. Joe Burnett says:

      Good luck!

      1. Joe this is great concept …

        But when any one submit their articles … do you guys check whether this one is duplicate or not ?

        Do you guys added any fixed no of words …

        Do you guys offer any list of blogs where writer can choose to which blog they are willing to add their post …

        Just had a birds eye view on your website and I must say that there are many many flaws on it …

        1. Joe Burnett says:

          We physically review each and every article, from basic English to checking for duplicate content.
          When you submit your article it becomes avaiable to all bloggers by using the Find Articles link on your dashboard. Their bloggers can make offers on your articles.

  16. Brock Blohm says:

    Great info here!
    I have only just started blogging and am slowly discovering the amazing benefits of guest bloggers.
    Good content is an absolute necessity! No question about that. I feel a good way to get people to comment after read the article is a simple ‘call to action’. Ask them to.
    Blogging is based on relationships – and if you have a relationship with your frequent visitors, I’m sure they will be more than happy to get some conversations going for you on your blog!

  17. PPC Ian says:

    I like the two hour rule. With no distractions that’s definitely a lot of time!

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Yep. Two Hour Blogger is on to something, that site is chock full of great writing tips for bloggers.

    2. Virtual Tour says:

      I’m a big fan of this as well, not just applying it to my blog! hahaha

  18. Patrick says:

    I don’t like blocking comments but I will remove them if they are racist or discriminatory.

    1. So you do it yourself or you hired someone for it ?

      Once your blog come under any kind of do follow or similar kind of list than spamming increase to many folds.

      1. SportsNub says:

        Yes, that is always a case. Also if your blog have some high PR then also spam does increase.

    2. Unfortunately,must you sometimes block the commentators, those who write only a few merciless words or pure spam.

    3. Kevin Kimes says:

      I tend to avoid approving comments which are obviously made without reading my posts. Also, if the site they link to is “unacceptable”, that will also get sent to the trash.

  19. I have read many posts on your blog, but only this time I comment. I admit you are very talented and provides knowledge about blogging a lot, thanks

  20. Thanks for the link, Joe! Appreciate it. πŸ™‚

    And you’re right on the money here. A great article will sell itself, no persuasion necessary.

    1. Joe says:

      Thanks Martyn! Glad you liked it πŸ˜‰

  21. Health Blog says:

    Yes guest posting one of the cheap way to get backlink and traffic from popular blogs. I am doing one or two guest posts in different blogs (at present three blogs). Planning to increase the number to ten blogs. Hope this will bring traffic and quality backlink for my health blog.

    1. Like your blog … neat and clean.

      Great alexa for any health blog … but why bidvertiser ?

  22. Nice concept and they want to utilise the current trend of guest blogging perfectly.

    Will keep an eye on it and will check the response from blog world and industry to this concept.

  23. Joe ..

    One more thing … remove the paid one unless and until your website got some fame and recognition …

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      It’s “funny” how Google lets popular sites get away with breaking rules which small or growing sites have to strictly adhere to.

  24. i use to sit and write the article by myself will post it on my blog

    1. Virtual Tour says:

      Guest posting is by far the best way to get more traffic!

  25. rakesh says:

    i would love to write for my own blog. if you are trying to write guest post for other blog. I think you are giving your valuable time and content to someone else for a single link. !!!

  26. I work mostly in several articles at the same time because sometimes they need to be revised a bit to be perfect.

    1. yes i agree with your point

  27. Good one link joe,It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information.

  28. if we have the good post it can accepted if not we should not publish those articles

  29. I use to approve only if the post are relevant to my blog

    1. Virtual Tour says:

      I’m the exact same!

      1. i also use to approve only if they are relavant

  30. Will says:

    The time spent on the content will hardly garantee rock solid content.

    1. Impressive Will and rock solid content is the only possible way to build a popular blog.

  31. Amit says:

    It is a great post..Thanks for the info..

    1. No doubt its a great piece of posts…

  32. Virtual Tour says:

    Thanks for the great post. It’s happened to me may times! lol

  33. Very interesting post indeed thanks for all the useful info…

  34. Above mentioned the different methods of submitting guest posts are really impressive..

  35. jeff says:

    This is a great guest post, as I hadn’t heard of ‘who’s your blogger’ (just signed up), and the tip above about Two Hour Blogger was a doozy. I agree totally with the comments about producing good content. I love writing, and can knock out 500 word articles (non spun) day in day out. What did hurt was when I offered my services as a ghostwriter I was being offered insultingly low amounts. If you insist on wanting to pay $3 for 700 words, someone will take you on, but you won’t get ‘king content.’
    You’ll get dreck.

  36. Gift Ideas says:

    It is really good comparison of Guest posting. Good post here.

  37. Guest post are the best way to update our blog with unique content

  38. Essays says:

    Most of the time, blog owners are slow in response to guest bloggers. They reply late which makes whole process time consuming. The best way, is to send them a dummy title and ask them if they wanna publish post related to it or not. Then write article for only those blog owners, who will respond, and reject every body else.

  39. @Essays. KOH RESOURCES requests and utilizes Guest Bloggers frequently on their blog. Now, I personally respond quickly and give Guests front page exposure and at least 2 links to their blog, bio or site; but the post has to be related to business or commercial real estate in some way.

  40. Technary says:

    Thanks for Who`s your blogger link. It seems promising to help the Guest Post writers.

  41. Gift Ideas says:

    Gust posts are easy way to build the free contents.

  42. who2india says:

    I totally agree there is no alternative to content, I dint knew about Who’s your blog, just registered in it, looks it will help me to get good guest posts.

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