Jan 202011
 
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I am always looking for Guest Bloggers for DragonBlogger.com so others can help showcase and reach a broader audience and in turn my own site can feature and showcase a greater amount of content diversity and writing styles.  I have had guest bloggers have posts reach thousands of pageviews a month with well written articles that grabbed both attention and fans of their writing and work.

So I became a fan of My Blog Guest, which is a forum site to bring bloggers who are looking to host guests as well as become guest authors on other blogs together.

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My Blog Guest was an idea created by Ann Smarty and you can learn more about her and the purpose of My Blog Guest from Ann Smarty’s Interview over at Murray Newlands Blog.  I can tell you that within a day of posting a request for guest bloggers in the forum, I had 6-8 people interested in not only writing one article but joining as regular guest writers for DragonBlogger.com.  Many of these are bloggers who run popular blogs already well known, respected and visited by thousands of people every month.

One benefit to including guest articles on your site is to bring in readership from fans of the guest author, they will typically promote their guest post which can bring in more traffic and the traffic exchange works both ways.  Readers of your site may follow the author on their own site after becoming a fan of their article as well.

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The site is your typical forum except that the messaging system is better than most forums I have been on and the PM system is very email like with the back and forth.  One unique thing about the My Blog Guest is how you can add articles to a gallery which can auto publish on other blogs which have connected and allowed remote publishing through My Blog Guest.  This is a really nice feature which I haven’t actually tried yet and am going to look into in the next week, so far the people who have requested guest posts on my site have all done so through private messaging even though I setup an auto publish and linked it to a guest author account on DragonBlogger.com.  But with the Articles Gallery you can find guest articles written and put into the system by authors and make offers to publish them on your own blogs but I will provide a warning here:

Most of the articles I have seen in the gallery are "advertiser" articles where there are links in the byline to an advertisers website, these typically are "dofollow" which is the primary reason why advertisers do guest posts.  If you don’t choose properly and choose articles in your niche and that link to decent quality sites (use Web of Trust to check a site integrity) then you may lose your PageRank by linking to advertiser sites from your own.  So use some judgment here and also know that most of these articles are not likely to be unique to your site only, which means the same content can compete on others sites in the SERP rankings.

The system allows you to list blogs which you are looking for guest articles for free, and you can offer them to articles in the  articles gallery for free, but to create articles and offer them out to other bloggers by displaying them in the marketplace requires you to pay the monthly subscription fee of $20 per month to My Blog Guest.  The monthly subscription also allows the features for direct publishing both for receiving articles and submitting them to other bloggers sites, it is a real value for guest authors and in fact My Blog Guest is a much better deal for advertisers looking to shop around guest articles than Sponzai.com because for $20 per month you may get dozens of sites publishing your guest article rather than paying on  a per site basis.  Some blogs can also offer to host a guest article for a price, but this is something not handled as a transaction system by My Blog Guest and I don’t know if this is prevalent.  In general I think the system is designed for bloggers to host articles for free gaining the content in exchange for the advertiser having a few links out.

Bottom Line, if you are looking for guest authors for your blog My Guest Blog is one site to heavily consider, I am a big fan!

-Dragon Blogger


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Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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  • http://trafficcoleman.com/ TrafficColeman

    I like this Justin..I’m going over there and get me an account set up ASAP..Thanks Bro

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Yeah, so far I have hosted 2 guest articles and both I am very happy with. I haven’t paid into it to host a guest article on other sites yet and I may do this in the future.

  • Salman Saeed

    I like the idea. I will soon try to act on it.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Yeah, it has merit I have already hosted a few articles that have garnered a fair amount of attention and feedback.

      • Salman Saeed

        Goodie GOodie :D

  • http://www.barbaraling.com Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach

    Nice!! Will check that out today, thanks for the headsup!

  • http://www.bdtechie.com Nasif

    Thanks for introducing “My Blog Guest” to us :)

  • http://technicallyeasy.net Paul

    I signed up a little while ago, but haven’t really done anything with it. I’ll have to look more at the forums and what it has to offer.

    I may also look at paying the $20 dollars to write a few guest posts.

  • http://www.vergent.net jenn @ t1 service

    Hey! I actually bought a premium membership to My Blog Guest yesterday. I think it is an AWESOME service! Within hours of posting an article, it was accepted as a guest blog on a major site and was posted the next day. They posted it with all my backlinks (there were like 5) without changing anything, and I was thrilled. I definitely plan to continue contributing guest blog posts there and also accepting posts to help keep my blog fresh.

    It looks like it’s a brand new service, so I can’t wait for activity on the site to really pick up. In the mean time, it is PERFECT for getting your articles picked up, because there is relatively little competition. Thanks for promoting this service!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      I bought a premium membership yesterday and put an article into the gallery, waiting for it to be picked up.

  • Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing

    The most diverse review of the site I’ve seen so far; much more then just guest posts.

    Nice!

  • http://myblogguest.com/blog/ Ann Smarty

    Wow! Thanks for the review!

    Answering the question form the review:

    Yes, we are only for free content. We believe that once bloggers start charging for placed content, the bias of the website will change forever.

    Everyone, thanks for the feedback!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      So far I am really enjoying it and have accepted about 8 guest article across 4 of my blogs, but I am waiting to test from a poster perspective from my own article being in the marketplace.

  • http://weblogbetter.com Kiesha

    I agree, Justin,
    I’m loving the new feature where guest posters can submit directly to your blog using a guest author login – it has the potential to save a lot of time.

  • http://blazingminds.co.uk/ BlazingMinds

    I’ve been a member for a while and recently had a really good guest post submitted direct to my blog from “My Blog Guest” though I do have to admit, I do need to spend a little more time over there ;)

  • http://www.jocurile.us Alex@Jocuri

    I didn’t know it had a premium membership features. But I know the myblogguest is a great service and I even know some bloggers that run some of their blogs with just guest posts from Ann Smarty’s great service.

  • Lisa

    Hi Justin:

    I just became involved with My Blog Guest and so far I am thrilled! I hope to get more involved with it this year and I think Ann has done a fantastic job with it.

    Lisa

    • http://myblogguest.com/blog/ Ann Smarty

      Welcome aboard, Lisa! I hope you’ll like it there!

  • http://www.webincomejournal.com Chadrack@Income Blogging Guide

    Hi Justin,

    This post have just solved a whole lot of problems for me! Frankly!

    1. I’ve just decided on accepting guest bloggers on my blog and I’m on the look out for same.

    2. Forum marketing is a strategy I really want to pursue this year. For long I abondoned this it but now is the time.

    3. I’m planning on doing a whole of article marketing more seriously than I did last year.

    Now can you see how much you’ve been of help?

    Enough said, thanks a million!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      My Blog Guest is a good site so far, each article is required to be original and can only be offered and published on one blog. It is about quality articles and providing good content to the blogger in exchange for some exposure and credit for the guest or advertiser.

      • http://www.webincomejournal.com Chadrack@Income Blogging Guide

        Yeah, that’s fine by me. I think it’s just the right thing I need for now. Thanks.

  • http://Www.orphicpixel.com Mars

    Been using it for the last two months thanks to Ann

  • http://www.allaboutnewinfo.wordpress.com Allaboutnewinfo

    Thanks for the share, I have a new blog created maybe it can help :) ….

  • xave

    Do you guys made a plugin for wordpress? If no, would it be possible. I think dragonblooger will be a great help.

  • Daca

    Great post. I like the fact you are supporting other people’s work. Really nice.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com Justin Germino

      Thanks, I often try to showcase other bloggers and blog related sites to inform readers.

  • Brian

    I am always welcoming guest bloggers to my blogs and provide a contest for those that provide the most highly recommended articles to my site. Guest blogging is very helpful when quality guest articles are written

    • SabistonG

      Hi @Brian

      I am a webmaster of some finance sites. I am a professional content writer as well. I want to do guest post submission in some of your sites.

      Please let me know your thought.

      Thanks,

      Sabiston Gabriel

      sabistonriel@gmail.com

  • http://nikoncoolpixp7000review.com/nikon-p7000-review/ Allan@Nikon P7000 Review

    Dear Justin,
    Thank you for bringing MyBlogGuest to my attention. I like the idea of inviting guest bloggers to my blogs but in the past I had to contact the authors individually when I came across a blog I liked. Adding MyBlogGuest to my arsenal has the potential of saving a lot of time. I also like Anns statement:”We believe that once bloggers start charging for placed content, the bias of the website will change forever.”. I absolutely agree.