One of the best ways to build links back to your website and drive targeted traffic is to be a guest blogger or article writer for another website in the same niche. But how do you get those gigs?
Well, it’s not hard. The first thing you need to do is find them.
One person said she conducted searches for “guest blogger” and “submit your article”. I don’t recommend that approach. Instead, do a simple search for a topic related to your niche. For instance, if you are into cloth dolls and you want to find other cloth doll websites then search for “cloth dolls”. Try searching for “cloth doll blogs” or “cloth dolls blogs”. You could also search for “cloth dolls articles”. Try a few variations of that sort within your niche.
What this does is bring up in the search results the best optimized sites within your niche. If you go down your keyword list and search for other sites that are optimized for those keywords then you’re on the right track.
The next thing you want to do is visit the sites that come up for those searches. Not all of them are going to be relevant to what you want to do. Your job is to find the ones that are relevant. When you do find them, make a spreadsheet of all the sites that fit your criteria then go down the list and contact the owners. Address them by name, be brief, and tell them what you want to do. Be sure to include a benefit for them. Some of them are bound to say yes.