Is guest blogging good or bad for SEO?

Is guest blogging good or bad for SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by KeralMTG, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Jesica123

    Jesica123 Member

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    Which type of guest blogging paid or free, please explain it ?
     
  2. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    I will remember this advice. Thanks
     
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    Guest blogging is most importance and helpful for site. Because guest positing are help to increasing website traffic.
     
  4. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    Is it good to have a lot of guest blogging or should I limit it so it does not get my blog penalized?
     
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    Absolutely guest blogging is good. because

    Get Quality Traffic.
     
  6. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    Back in 2014, Google Warns Guest blogging

    "if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company"

    Check Here


    Now in 2017, Google Warns Guest blogging for the 2nd time

    "If the primary purpose of distributing content is to gain links, both authors and publishers risk a Google penalty"

    Check Here


    So answer is good / bad both , you need to use Guest Blogging Wisely.
     
  7. Marcos

    Marcos Active Member

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    I did not know of this information. I was considering using guest blogging to help my blog but now I will use more caution if I choose to do this. Thank you for posting this for us.
     
  8. KeralMTG

    KeralMTG Active Member

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    Why is it quality traffic?

    Should I play safe and not do it then so I do not get penalties?
     
  9. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    @KeralMTG

    I didn't said that don't use it but use it wisely .
    1. Look for the Domains which are having good TF/CF & RD
    2. Old Domains with no penalties.
    3. Less OBL not more then 8+.
    4. Having god ref domains.

    Doing a guest post blast is not good .
     
  10. VPServer

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    Only good If they are not doing a business of guest blogging ;)

    Means, Only few guest post are written on their blog and blog is bit old and trusted.
     
  11. kitanookami

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    I've read the article and I still think it's good for SEO, the problem is how we use it properly.
    It's like everything follows this same rule: if we abuse something too much, it will be backfire. I remember there is other SEO techniques called PBN and while it's also good for boosting SEO, it seems to have quite great risk.
     
  12. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    So here is another update for my fellow members of this forum ,

    Have a look over these two links and you will get a good insight of whether to do guest post or not .

    Link 1 & Link 2

    So according to these links " If you are purchasing Guest Blog Links its like throwing your money out of the window. "

    Its a good read about this topic.
     
  13. squeeze

    squeeze New Member

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    When guest blogging began, it was a big deal. Having a high-profile website invite you to post content on their site was an honor. This started an SEO strategy that many websites incorporated as a means to get high quality content on their site without having to write it on their own.
     
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    Storm Active Member

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    It's a good situation for both many times since the site owner gets the content and the author gets a link. It beats having to pay someone to write for you.
     
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    Well, if you're sure that you would not be spammed then you could do that. And if you're sure you could trust them then also go for it. But if you have doubts then refrain from it.

    Guest blogging may be good for your blog. It may ensure steady traffic to your blogs. On the other hand many use this strategy to spam, so be careful. Also if you think you can manage spammers then you could opt for guest blogging. and I think there isn't any difference between paid ones or those ones where you post on someone's blog and he/she posts in return. That's a good strategy by the way.
     
  16. KeralMTG

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    If someone wants to guest blog on my blog then how would I know if they are a spammer or not? Is there some ways to tell?
     
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    Definitely, it is good. Who are we kidding here? In fact, it's a major thing in it - along with social media and content creation. However, though, I suppose there are ways we can abuse guest blogging and people on here have already noted that.
     
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    Guest blogging is good for seo because it creates backlink. Building backlinks is one of the seo techniques. If you get backlinks your website will ranked higher. High ranked websites means you get organic traffic, traffic from search engines. Traffic and backlinks also imporves your alexa ranking with builds reputation for your website.
     
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    As abundantly mentioned before, guest posting is an extremely useful technique to build up backlinks and increase traffic at the same time.
    However, although I'm not sure about that, posting the very same article on your personal website (just to quote it, for instance), too, could damage your SEO rank. Google tends to scrap similar results, especially if there are copyright licenses involved, and perfect matches could be even more subject to this. Again, don't quote me on that, but that's the only risk that came to mind, honestly.
     
  20. Kanika

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    Yes, relevant guest blogging good for your business. It will help generate traffic as well as sales for your products and services.