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Guest Blogging Mania?

Social Marketing Fusion is a professional blogging and social marketing service. We would like to blog for you!Is Guest  Posting Mania or Helpful? As a fellow Virtual Assistant, I'm sure you have a great deal of knowledge and experience to share. One of the VERY BEST ways to share that knowledge is to write about it and share it with others.

I have been a Virtual Assistant since 1996 and in the Real Estate Virtual Assistant world since 2000. I have worked my fanny off to become an expert in this area. I know what Agents need and want and can make it happen relatively quickly with my team.

Now I happen to be in the Social Media Marketing and Blogging area. I started with just real estate and then people began to find me in other areas too.

I am big into guest posting, as you will see from this post. But it's the sharing of information that's the best.

Guest Blogging” means writing and publishing an article on someone else's website or blog.

I believe guest posting is the single most important strategy for growing your blog readership, your reputation and your leads. Allow me to explain with these three reasons to guest post.

Three Great Reasons to be a Guest Blogger. Basically, there are three reasons why guest posting is such a key strategy for every blogger to build their online influence:

Build Relationships

Bloggers need good content. By being a good guest blogger, you add value to someone else’s blog. When you offer your expertise, you build relationships with other bloggers and experts. In fact, Websites with a blog have tend to have 434% more indexed pages and they can be tremendously influential.

Google Analytics is a great way to get information about how well your posts are performing.Great Search Engine Ranking

The one non-negotiable factor you should have for guest-posting is this:

The host blogger must allow you to include a link to your own blog in the post somewhere (usually it's at the end).

This will usually looks something like this:

Kathy Goldman, Guest Blogger
www.SocialMarketingFusion.com
P
rofessional Social Media Marketer & Blogger

If your host will allow more, then enter as much as they allow.

Over time, these back links will raise the value of your own blog on search engines. This makes your content easier to find via Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others.

Meet New People

Perhaps, the best part of guest posting is that it allows you to enter an already-established community, and share your message. It allows you to connect with new people, which can ultimately benefit you, if you do it right.

If you’re adding value to the discussion, you’re going to see that convert over time to more readers, fans, and followers. Conversely, if all you’re ever doing is asking or selling, you may end up famous, but with a reputation you don’t want. (You don’t want to be “that person” who’s hawking his own agenda.)

Guest posting allows you to get your message in front of big audiences. It doesn't matter whether you have a blog yourself. You can always use your website as your back link.

Help others stand out by using guest blogging as a tool you can use for business.

Here are some ideas for guest post blogs:

  • A niche report (including details on specific blogs accepting guest posts on relevant topics)
  • Hyper-local content for locally marketed clients or persons
  • Guest posts written specifically for your own campaign
  • Social media promotion
  • Biographies about the company/blog host

I've written hundreds of blog posts. I already know where to place posts to make them the most effective and how to use social media to spread these posts even further. It is important to note that each of your posts are entirely unique and written specifically for your host. Don't forget: If you cannot have the post published under your name with a link back to your website, then there really is no value in the post for you.

What About Guest Posts to Your Own Site?

I highly encourage bloggers and VAs to support each other in their endeavors. If the blogger who requests a guest post on my site is experienced, knowledgeable and can add value, there is no harm i having them post on my blog or vice versa.

I’m also a fan of allowing other people to guest post on my own site from time to time. You should consider offering guest posting on your blog, too (if you don’t already).

If you’re asking for opportunities to guest post on others’ blogs, this just makes sense. It allows the relationship you’ve developed with the host blogger to be mutual.

Some bloggers will even blog about their guest post and link to it from their own blog (giving you some great link juice). Personally, I’m a huge fan of this practice.

Being a good guest blogger

When I guest post for someone else, I do the following:

  • Link to the post from my blog
  • Promote it on Twitter (several times)
  • Share it on Facebook
  • Thank the person
  • Stick around and respond to comments on the post

While not everyone does this, it’s not a bad idea. However, this is important: If you have to choose between getting people to guest post on your site or guest posting elsewhere, do the latter. It’s always better to get your name out into new communities.

Add value. Help people. Be patient. And over time, you’ll win. The only problem you may have is trying to get enough out of it to make it worth your while.

We would like to help you. Would you be interested in having us write a guest blog for you?

Now here is the question you might be waiting for....

I would love to be a guest blogger on your site. Would you be okay allowing me to guest blog for you sometime? As you have read, it's a win-win and you will get even more exposure when I begin posting on all my platforms!

Here's my Guarantee:  If you are disatisfied with the blog before I post it, I won't post it and you are not out anything.

Guaranteed!

 

Kathy Goldman, Social Marketing Fusion Signature

 

 

 

Not convinced I can do a good job for you? Check out some of my credentials:

The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner® helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.Digital Markerter  As a member of DM Lab, I receive 36 turnkey marketing plansREMP Camp offers every template you need to have to grow your real estate business or help your client build theirs.IMSD Certified Social Media MarketerHootsuite University CertifiedHubspot Academy Inbound Links CertifiedCertified Webographer. Training for real estate websites and seo buildingNational Association of REALTORS Virtual Assistant CertifiedIVAA Ethics CertifiedIVAA Master CertificationReal Estate Professional Assistant Certified by the National Association of REALTORS.

 

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Karen Hellier
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These are great tips and I think they are so helpful I am going to re-blog it! Thanks for sharing this great information Kathy!.

Apr 06, 2017 12:12 PM #1
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I think it's a good idea when used properly and it's relevant.  I've had local closing attorneys and insurance agents and mortgage agents as guest bloggers. It's some relevant to my readership information that I invite experts in their field to share with them.  But I also think that having a guest blogger for the sake of having a guest blogger isn't a smart move.

Apr 06, 2017 12:44 PM #2
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Kathy

I think it can be a good idea depending on the topics and the writer. Some years ago I featured a series by a mold inspection company (I know the owner) as well as a woman whose business is all about organizing and making more space - the series was about getting ready for the market, preparing for the move, and moving into the new home.

Jeff

Apr 06, 2017 12:50 PM #3
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

Great information . . . . thanks for sharing your insight on social media.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 06, 2017 06:45 PM #4
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Hi Kathy- I think it's a smart idea if you follow the tips you stated above.  After all, we want to provide good content for our readers so having a guest blogger can do just that, as well as add variety to your blog. 

Apr 08, 2017 12:57 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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                        Thank you Kathy Goldman 

Apr 08, 2017 05:47 PM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy,
Excellent case for guest blogging.  I recently had someone inquire about guest blogging for me.  I have done this in the past but not recently.  I'll have to give this a little more serious consideration again.   

Apr 09, 2017 08:56 AM #7
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Mick Michaud
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Fantastic article and information.  This one is bookmark worthy.  I will be coming back to review in depth.  Thanks.

Apr 09, 2017 09:51 AM #8
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Debbie Gartner
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Oh yes, I need to try to do this a bit more. It's been a while.  I have 2 more places that have asked me, and two people that I've recently offered.  It's just challenging to find the time, but hopefully I will in a couple of months.

Apr 10, 2017 04:44 AM #9
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I have been open to guest bloggers, but so often what they write about is nothing to do with real estate, and the writing was not good, nor the layout. Maybe they are just getting started, but right now, more willing to say no than yes. 

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