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Blogging goes a long way in terms of establishing yourself as an expert in your industry. But did you know you can blog on other websites other than your own? By guest posting, you have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with other industry experts and have reputable websites vouch for your knowledge in the field of your choice. See how you can benefit from guest posting: Gain valuable backlinks Your blog needs good backlinks. Your ranking in the Google listings depends on them to a significant degree. One of the best ways to get them is to create them. That means writing for another website with the understanding that the website will include a link to your website in your guest post. Earn industry recognition Write for various well-respected websites in your industry and people will soon consider you an expert in your field. Similarly, your website will be viewed as an authority website which Google ranks much higher than non-authority sites. Increase traffic to your website It’s preferable to write for websites that have a lot of visitors. Your goal is to get a percentage of those who read your guest post to.
Every internet marketer has heard the phrase “content is king.” However, not all content is true royalty. Let’s discuss how to create better blog posts that will separate your website from the pack. What readers and search engines both want How does Google determine if one piece of content is superior to others? Much in the same way a reader would make the decision. Readers expect content to be educational and valuable; for example, it should address a problem and offer a solution. This type of content takes the user by the hand and guides him step by step toward his answer. In other words, the website offers the reader a better user experience. Google’s algorithm understands that if people prefer one post over the others, then one post must be more useful than the others. The more helpful a post is, the higher it’ll rank in the Google listings. What to write Don’t write fluff. When people reach your website, they’re looking for real answers and concrete solutions. You must have quality content. Your content has to be more informative than entry-level material. It has to be so compelling that readers linger on your.
Imagine this (frustrating) scenario: your website content is just as good or better than your competitors’, but your competitors consistently outrank you in Google listings. Are you suffering from this predicament? And more importantly, want to know how to fix it? The solution may lie in your backlinks. Why you need backlinks A backlink is simply a link on another website that leads inbound traffic to your page. For instance, a link on a website about physical exercise may take readers to your website for your chain of fitness clubs. The secret Google algorithm that ranks pages gives preference to pages that have more backlinks. Why does Google like links? Think of a link to your web page as a vote in favor of that page. In general, Google considers your content to be more valuable with each link it receives from different websites. And remember, Google wants to send its users to the most helpful and informative sites available. It’s similar to the old TV commercials where the announcer would say something like “three out of four dentists recommend our toothpaste.” In like manner, Google wants to recommend to its user the best.