A tip to finding guest post opportunities

Warning: This shouldn’t be your only outreach method. In the near future I will be detailing other ways to find guest post opportunities.

Now that I’ve started working as an actual SEO I’ve created this blogging category to share my big tips on SEO and specifically with this article, finding blogs that allow guest posts. This will essentially mean that whatever I’ve found useful during work – I’ll share it. It’ll also be a reference that I can look back to in case I stupidly forget what I’m doing and have a nervous breakdown. (Not going to happen…)

How do I find blogs that allow guest posts?

The one major part of my work is to link build and content marketing is a very decent method to promote your site. After all, every major digital marketing company is using content marketing to build up links for major brands. To find blogs/websites that allow guest posts I’ll use the aid of Google search operators. You don’t really have to type in anything fancy and you’ll only really need to use the more technical search operators if you have specific requirements. Though I find that the quotation marks usually work well for most search uses.

If I wanted to find a blog that allows guest posts that fit, let’s say, “cars” then I would type the following into Google:

  • “guest post requirements” “cars”


guestpostingrequirements A tip to finding guest post opportunities

Those are all sites that you could potentially get guest posts on and the list is endless.

Or if I wanted to find financial websites that allow guest posts, I’d change “car” with “finance” and we’ll also change the key term (The first part in quotations):

  • “guest post” “finance”

guest post finance Google Search A tip to finding guest post opportunities

As you can see there is a large list of sites that are potential guest posting opportunities and they fit the niche that I’m trying to target. Now I would not use the term “guest post requirements” or “guest posts” for all your guest post finding adventures and I would vary these searches with the following key terms that I’ve found and they are quite useful for content marketing. You can also be country specific by doing something like the following:

  • “guest post” “finance” “uk”

9 times out of 10 you’ll get websites that are based in the United Kingdom. I guess for the US, you’d simply type in US or “.com” or just leave it blank. However, you can also enter other top level domains or domain extensions to find specific country based sites.

Key terms

These are the key terms that I’ve found useful and  I’m sure you’ll be able to find more creative ways in finding guest post opportunities; however, these are the obvious search terms to use when searching for blogs that allow guest posts.

  • “guest post requirements”
  • “guest blog application”
  • “guest posting rules”
  • “guest posting”
  • “write for us”
  • “Submit a guest post”
  • “Submit Post”
  • “Add Blog Post”
  • “Submit an Article”
  • “Suggest a guest post”
  • “Send a guest post”
  • “Write for us”
  • “Become an author”
  • “Guest Bloggers Wanted”
  • “Contribute to our site”
  • “Become a guest writer”

The format:

“[Insert key term here]” “[Insert niche here]” “[Insert TLD/Country]”

In addition to finding these sites I’d do a lot of research behind the sites you’re contacting and I’d come up with articles that fit the readership and that actually would make sense on any given website. If possible find a niche that you’re an expert on or at least have some amount of knowledge on the particular subject that you’re trying to guest post about.

Hope this helps!

Author: Jonathan Jones

I first first started creating websites back in 2005. This led me to creating a free web hosting business in 2007, which still exists today. I ventured into creating types of websites such as blogs and forums using Wordpress, vBulletin, Invision Power Board, Drupal and Joomla. I've since worked on some of the leading brands in the UK finance sector, in the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) field, and now work for MoneySuperMarket, the #1 price comparison website in the UK. Social: Google+ and Twitter.

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