No matter what type of web site or ad campaign you are running, at the end of the day it comes down to the content of your web site. If you are going to be focusing on ranking in the search results and getting organic traffic, then you are going to need a steady supply of quality content going live on your site. Depending on your budget and level of expertise this may or may not be an issue.
Guest blogging has quickly become one of the most effective ways to not only supply content for other web sites, but also a reliable way to gain backlinks to web sites as well. As more and more people keep flooding into the guest blogging space it’s likely that Google will soon be taking action against those who are taking advantage of the system by posting too many links, providing low quality content and blasting links all of the place.
With all of that said, it’s important to know who you are working with when posting content on your site and submitting your content as well. This is the goal behind the new community at GuestCrew, which a community for site owners and guest bloggers to connect with each other.
Connecting Guest Bloggers with Site Owners
If you were to visit Google and search for “guest blogging services” you will likely come across a ton of sites that charge anywhere from $50-$200 per guest post. While some of these services may work, it’s likely that you place the order and only hear back from them once the articles are placed. On GuestCrew.com the concept of the site is for you to actually see the articles that are available and allows you to connect with users on the site to have articles written and catered to your existing site audience. This way there is no miscommunication and both sides are happy.
Another benefit to using Guest Crew is that their site is free to sign up. All you need to do is confirm your email address and then you can log into their forum based interface. Once inside you can start browsing through the forum to meet with other members on the site, join in on any blogging discussions and also look through the article gallery to see what articles are available for you to post onto your site.
It’s free to use the site as a “site owner” but if you would like to be a guest blogger you will need to pay $1 per article that you submit to the site. This helps with managing the site and making sure users don’t flood the article directory with low quality articles. If you’ve ever tried to manually find sites to submit content to and went through the back and forth email process, then you will definitely appreciate the low $1 per article cost.
Using the Article Directory
When browsing through the Article Directory you will find a wide range of articles to choose from which are sortable through category as well. Instead of having to read each article in full you can do a quick view of the title, description, tags and an excerpt. Articles also range in size as well, with most of them in the 700-800 range.
Once you find an article that you like and have submit your content site for verification into the system, then you can connect with the guest bloggers and start posting the content to your site. Each article in the directory is to only be used and published on one unique site.
Easy to Win $500 Kickoff Contest
As with any community or online service it’s only as good as the people who use and contribute to it. This is something Guest Crew is working on as they try to expand the reach of their community and bring in new guest bloggers and site owners. To increase the exposure of the site they are running a $500 contest for all new users who join the site.
When it comes to winning online marketing contests I’m always stressing how easy they really are to win since they are so exclusive with how many people are going to enter. Another key factor to winning contests is actually taking action… the majority of people are just so lazy. This contest is going to have multiple winners and has $500 in prizes… and very easy to win!
All you need to do is join as a free member on their site and then publish an article on your site about their service and contest. Once your post is live you just need to share it with the Guest Crew community and spread awareness on your article and get others to read and share it as well. The contest submission process runs til the end of the month, but you can continue to promote your post submission til August 15th.
This is a no brainer contest to enter and GuestCrew.com is a new site for all guest bloggers and site owners to find value in.
Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at BloggingTips.com and ZacJohnson.com, as well as the author of Blogging Tips: Confessions of a Six Figure Blogger on Amazon.com.