It’s finally 2017 and here we are with out first post of the year so let’s make it a little special. Let’s get started.
Guest posting is one of the most important tools that an SEO practitioner has to be good at. This has been true from the beginning and this is even more true today where everyone is on the internet. The process is generally described to be difficult but fulfilling. From contacting a prospect to actually submitting your guest post, there are a lot of variables but the process is generally unchanged. What if you can make the process shorter or more convenient though? That’s what Guestpost.com is all about.
We have a ton of articles on Guest Posting like this one or this one. They are both beginner friendly and we have many others posted on the SEO Hacker blog, however this review will assume that you have adequate working knowledge of guest posting.
Guestpost.com is a unique resource for guest posting because it is a website (or tool, depends on how you see it) that is maintained by a dedicated team; it is intended to provide its users the data and means to get in touch with large websites that are considered to be “ripe” for guest posting.
Guestpost.com’s PRO account has a database of over 1200 available sites that accept guest posts. The best thing about the service is that it is continuously updated and are presented to the user in a way that is easier to interact with.
Sure there are other “free” lists out there one Google search away but what sets the service apart is that it is a database specifically built for guest posting. What this means is that the team behind guestpost.com routinely updates the list while pruning out dead sites or removing websites that no longer accept guest posts. They market guestpost.com as the most updated, most relevant non bulk copy/pasted list that is curated by actual people with knowledge or expertise on guest posting.
Guestpost.com has also explicitly stated that their list is curated exclusively by their team which means that people can’t pay their way in as a premium link of sorts. In other words, this guarantees the quality of the websites that they feature on their list because they actually screen each and every site that they find. I think that this level of quality control is admirable and is acceptable for my link building needs.
Another thing worth mentioning about the list that guestpost.com offers is that it is separated into two distinct lists: one for websites as well as another for bloggers and marketing influencers. This means that the way you look for linkbuilding resources is significantly made easier.
What exactly is Guestpost.com?
While I described the site as a tool, it is in fact something more. Guestpost.com is a collection of tools, databases as well as resources that marketers, writers, SEO specialists or what have you can use for their link building needs. What this means is that guestpost.com is essentially the Swiss Army Knife of linkbuilding resources, created by a team of highly competent guest bloggers as well as marketers.
Guestpost.com’s Products and Services
Guestpost.com has three main tools for guest posting namely:
1 Scrape Websites Accepting Guest Posts (PRO) – This is a PRO-only tool that essentially “scrapes the web” looking for websites that accept guest posts for whatever keyword you may think of. The tool essentially targets high authority websites that resonate with your keyword and then locates the best one for you.
2 Editor Pitch Email Template Generator (FREE) – This tool is something that you may use AFTER you find a website that’s perfect for your guest post pitch. This will help you when you get in touch with your target website’s editor and it allows you to pitch your content like a pro. This free tool will help you put together an email which will definitely catch your target editor’s attention.
3 Find the Contact Email of a Blog (PRO) – Another PRO-only tool, it is exactly what it says. This tool is used when you find a blog that you want to write for but are unable to find their contact details. It’s extremely easy to use and it’s definitely very useful.
All in all, these three tools are definitely a big help to any link builder or SEO specialist that aims to write for other blogs. These are all easy to use and require zero experience with the tool. In other words, the tools are very instinctive and very user-friendly.
There are other tools that are reported to be in development and guestpost.com announced that these tools will slowly be released starting the 1st quarter of 2017 so that’s something to look forward to.
My Linkbuilding Team’s Reaction:
I personally tested the tool and I enjoyed it so much that I forwarded it to my Link Building Specialists so that they could have a go at it. Here are some of their reactions:
“I love the tool! This is definitely a big help for beginners as well as veterans because it’s user-friendly as well as powerful” – Ara
“The tool is definitely true to its tagline ‘Connect. Pitch. Get Exposure – Powerful Tools and Resources’ because it has a lot of functions that make link building easier and more fulfilling because results are as good as guaranteed most of the time. Of course, link building, like SEO is still very random so the experience and skillset of a good link building specialist is still needed. The tool doesn’t make the man but it’s the man that brings out the tool’s full potential.” – James
“I love the site’s features, especially the email template generator. There are a lot of them [tools] available for anyone to use.” – Precious
“This tool can save link builders a lot of time and time in this business is really important. While the tool is useful, I still think that we shouldn’t rely on it a hundred percent all the time. Link builders still require the skills and experience necessary in order to be successful and there’s just no replacing the human component.” – Justin
All in all, I think that all of us loved the tool. Common reactions include how useful the tool is and how varied its functions are. However, I agree with my Link Building Specialists when they say that the tool shouldn’t be a hundred percent relied on. The human touch is still very much needed in link building and nothing beats seasoned link builders regardless of their tools.
Definitely get the premium package of this tool if you’re looking for a way to get your posts published by other blogs. If you’re not sure, some of its functions are available for a free trial. You can find out more here.
Do you have any experience with guest posting that you’d like to share? Have you tried this tool out for yourself? Let me know your experience in the comments below.
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