Guest Posting In The Education Sector

What is guest posting?

So what exactly is “Guest posting”? Well guest posting means writing and publishing some content on someone else's blog or website . I offer this on my most of my websites/blogs (occasionally) and do it quite a bit on other websites/blogs with audiences that I want to speak to and are a good match for me. It's a great way to connect with new potential customers and get your name out. But for many years, I overlooked this amazing method for growing from a small website to a popular blog or website. I wish I hadn't. And I hope you won't.

So why should you guest post?

Guest posting builds relationships

Bloggers need great content. By being a great guest blogger and offering value to someone else's webite, you're going to build relationships with other bloggers and website owners.

Bloggers and website owners make up a large percentage of conversations happening on the web, especially on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. They can be massively influential. Which makes them good friends to have to help grow your business organically..

By making friends with other bloggers through guest posting, you're going to grow your influence in the realm of social media, which will ultimately lead to more blog subscribers.

Search engines love guest posting

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

The host blogger must include a link to your blog in the post somewhere.

Over time, these backlinks will raise the value of your blog to search engines, making your content easier to find via Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others.

Guest posting introduces you to 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 guy” who's hawking his own agenda.)

Add value. Help people. Be patient. And over time, you'll win.

Is Guest Blogging Good for Bloggers?

The short answer is again absolutely yes it does. As long as the blogger is honest and willing to spend time sorting — and editing — posts from outside sources, then guest posting can be a great source of valuable content for a blogger's audience. An important part of editing any outside contribution is reviewing links within the content. You shouldn't include a link unless it makes editorial sense. Just have a look at this (or any other) post about guest blogging and inbound marketing written by Neil Patel. There is an external link in almost every paragraph. You see, Neil knows that links add value to a post by providing further information and additional resources. Be like Neil. To stay on the safe side, scrutinize guest posts for quality and make sure you link to only quality websites that add value to the web. You might also regularly check your external links with a tool like Screaming Frog in order to make sure the websites you are linking to are still available, not returning a 404, or redirect to different content.

Finding good education blogs to post on

There are many tricks for finding good websites in the education niche to guest post on. One of these is using search modifiers such as education + "guest posts". The only probem with this is that it can be quite time consuming. There are over 50 guest posting seatch modifiers such as "blog for us" and so on.

How can I speed this process up

If you want to speed guest posting in the education niche then the best advice I can offer you is to head over to Big Guest Posting and have a look through their list of education websites that accept guest posts. They;ve done all the hard work for you and buuilt up a massive lsit of websites in the education niche that accept guest posts.

They've added all the MOZ domain authority and social metrics so you can tell if they are a public blog network or not. Its a really great service that I 100% recommend. It's honest saved me DAYS looknig for education niche guest posting websites. Also you'll find websites that are slighly off niche but still great places to get a backlink from that you would never of thoughts of looking at.

I hope you've enjoyed my short guide and find those killed education niche backlinks!

Alex Jones