The Ultimate Resource Guide to Blogger Outreach and Guest Blogging

If you want to increase exposure for your business (beyond optimizing your website for search and growing your social media audience), then guest blogging and blogger outreach are avenues you may wish to explore. When you connect with bloggers in your industry, you are given platforms for communicating with your potential customers like never before.

The following are 35 resources to help your guest blogging and blogger outreach — including networks specifically created to help you connect with bloggers, guides for guest blogging and blogger outreach, and guest post opportunities for marketers.

Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Networks

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The following networks will help your business connect with the right bloggers in your industry for guest blogging and blogger outreach.

  • MyBlogGuest – My Blog Guest is a free community that connects guest bloggers to blog owners. Join for free and start getting exposure from guest posting.
  • GuestBlogIt – Guest Blog It intends to be the ultimate guest blogging resource. Submit your content or find content for your blog for free. Gain high quality relevant back links.
  • BloggerLinkUp – Join the BloggerLinkUp list and you will get an email each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These emails will list bloggers looking for expert sources, requests for guest posts, bloggers and web masters offering guest posts, and PR reps and others seeking reviews of products. When you see a request that you can fulfill, just respond directly to the requester.
  • BlogSynergy – BlogSynergy is essentially a social network for the blogging community. Bloggers use BlogSynergy to follow, connect and share guest blogging opportunities with one another.
  • Guest Blog Genius – Guest Blog Genius is an outsourced guest blogging service for SEOs and website owners looking to accumulate high quality links from authoritative blogs within their niche.
  • Guestr – Website owners can find guest posters; bloggers can find guest blogging opportunities and promote their blogs. Browse hundreds of sites.
  • GroupHigh – GroupHigh provides software that helps public relations, seo and social media professionals reach out to bloggers.
  • BlogDash – Find, engage and pitch to bloggers – all in one place. Filter through 109,847 bloggers by keywords, categories, Klout score, gender, location, and much more.
  • PostJoint – PostJoint is a smart new platform that connects advertisers and bloggers to make content marketing more productive and targeted than ever before. Advertisers produce quality content and bloggers offer to publish their guest posts. PostJoint matches up the audiences and takes care of quality control.
  • Copy for Bylines – The mission of Copy for Bylines is to bridge the gap between writers and online publishers and to work simultaneously with these creative individuals to produce better content online. They believe that because of the glut of worthless information available over the Internet, web content needs to be revolutionized — it should be quicker, personalized and beneficial to the online community.

Guest Blogging Guides

Need some motivation to get excited about guest blogging or some pointers on how to get started? Be sure to read the following guest blogging guides.

Blogger Outreach Guides

Blogger outreach – when done correctly – can bring a lot of great traffic and visibility to your brand. See the following guides on how to do blogger outreach the right way.

  • The Five Stages of Blogger Outreach: Attraction, Ambivalence, Commitment, Intimacy, and Proposal – A five-part series about building and sustaining relationships with bloggers and the outreach process, in general, based on the “five stages of dating.”
  • 21 Better Ways to Do Blogger Outreach – There are better ways to do blogger outreach. In fact, there are 21 better ways.
  • Scale Outreach Using Pareto’s Law – This article tells how to identify influencers vs. lower level targets and scale outreach accordingly, focusing on strategies for the low and mid-level bloggers.
  • Outreach Specialist’s Bible – Whether you are doing blogger outreach, guest posting, or old fashioned public relations, you need to know where to start and how to pitch, as well as some tools to help you scale your efforts efficiently. The goal is to give you a source of information you can use to train your team to expand your connection creation efforts.
  • 4 Pitches That Any Respectable Blogger Will Always Ignore – Are you not hearing back from the bloggers you pitch? You might be committing one of these common pitching errors.
  • Blogger Outreach: 9 Tips You Need to Succeed – If you haven’t used blogger outreach, it’s a great tool to add to your marketing toolbox. This article describes 3 reasons to use blogger outreach, 4 ways to use blogger outreach effectively, and 9 steps to develop a successful blogger outreach program.
  • Required Research for Better Blogger Outreach Pitches – Successful blogger outreach starts way before you send a pitch. Learn the 4 research stages that will help you provide a mutual benefit and place your content.
  • 35+ Tips and Tools to Help You Find the RIGHT Contact Info – Improving your ability to find essential contacts in the blogger outreach process can give you a significant competitive advantage over others who are trying to get their content published.
  • 9 Essential Tips for Warm Blogger Outreach Pitches – While there are many ways bloggers and brands are working together, there are a few best practices that have been set along the way to make those working relationships win-win. This post shows 9 ways to prepare pitches that will benefit both you and the blogger.
  • How To Contact Bloggers – Get the guide to blogger outreach free. Learn how you can drive real traction for your brand or product through blogger outreach.

Great Guest Blogging Opportunities for Marketers

Last but not least, if you’re in the online marketing niche, the following are some great guest blogging opportunities to check out.

  • KISSmetrics – If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for KISSmetrics, please read on and we’ll let you know what we are looking for and how the process works.
  • HubSpot – The award-winning HubSpot Inbound Marketing Blog has over 100,000 subscribers and attracts more than 800,000 monthly visits, so if you have exceptional blogging skills and would like to share your internet marketing expertise with a large audience of marketers and business owners, consider becoming a guest blogger.
  • ProBlogger – ProBlogger provides guidelines and suggestions to help you with your writing in order to increase the chances of the site being able to use your post and to help it get your post ready for publishing.
  • Copyblogger – Writing content for Copyblogger is hard. But it’s not hard like climbing Everest or launching eBay. Copyblogger lets you know what makes a great Copyblogger guest post.
  • 202 Internet Marketing PR3 – PR8 Blogs That Accept Guest Posts – This is a list of 202+ high quality Internet marketing / social media / make money online / affiliate marketing / blogging tips / WordPress / SEO blogs with a Google Pagerank of 3 and above (at the time of the writing of the post) that are active and looking for high quality guest posts.

There you have it! Be sure to read the best practices for both guest blogging and blogger outreach, try out the various networks to connect with bloggers in your industry, and start measuring your success! If you have done guest blogging and blogger outreach for your business, please share your experiences in the comments!

About the Author: Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani focuses on blog marketing for personal, professional, and business bloggers. You can follow her on , Twitter, and Facebook.

  1. The quality of guest blogging outreach networks has tanked a lot. I’ve used BloggerLinkUp in the past, but recently its getting saturated with spam. Almost impossible to find a good blogging relationship there.

    • Some have, yes. That’s why I included all of the ones I had heard of that have worked for others – some of it may be niche related, but I’m sure out of them one will be a good fit. :)

  2. Good evening, Kristi.

    This looks like an exceptionally useful resource. Might take a while to work through it, but well worth the time I should think. Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    L

  3. What a fantastic compilation of guest posting resourses! Thank you Kristi.

  4. Thanks for the mention! We are happy to offer a 7 day free trial of our platform for anyone who wants to explore our database of nearly 3 million blogs.

  5. Thanks for compiling a list of great guest blog guides and software platforms. I actually recommended quite a few of these inhouse months ago, especially Grouphigh and Blogdash which make guest post outreach less painful.

  6. Great collection,

    in the Guest Blogging and Blogger Outreach Networks I would add also Help A Report Out HARO.

    • Ah, good point Sandro. I always think about that as media, but it’s definitely a great way to connect bloggers and businesses along with popular media outlets. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Hi Kristi,

    Really good read here, a few guest blogging communities that I haven’t seen before and some great resources.

    A few other commenters have mentioned this but I’ve noticed it too – quality has decreased a lot.

    So many sites that aren’t unique and setup just for guest blogging purposes … the black hatters have started to move over and abuse the communities that have worked for us for a good while now.

    My fear is that this will degrade the value of guest blogging.

    • It is true… the dark side of SEO has taken over a lot of the networks. That’s why you really have to look into ones that do some heavy moderating vs. the free for alls.

  8. Hi Adam,

    For the legitimate company relying on guest blogging as a strategy for more exposure you really need to be picky with where your content goes if you want success.

    Just getting guest blogging spots can be easy, but you’ll be listed with all the other rubbish and generic content that no-one reads. We’re now taking an a lot more focused approach trying to strike up collaborations with key publishing partners with influence instead of going wide.

    • Exactly Andrew! As far as placement of content, I have always suggested that people look beyond the link and aim for blogs with actual traffic and active communities vs. just a PageRank. And with accepting content, definitely make sure it is something that fits your own quality guidelines – don’t take just anything to fluff up your content quantity and sacrifice quality.

  9. Another community that I’ve seen is also PostRunner

  10. That list just blew my mind – I’m familiar with about 1/10th of the listed resources (if that, I lost count). Thanks again for an incredible resource, Kristi.

  11. Good stuff Kristi, you are the guest blogging master. I contacted Copy Blogger recently at the time they weren’t looking for one off guest posts. I think a lot of quality blogs are going to move this way because it would be a lot to manage a lot of guest posters. Was this post suposed to include info on guest posting for Kiss Metrics? It mentioned that but I couldn’t see the info. Do you know if any of these larger blogs pay people to guest post? I assume they do if you are good enough.

    Also just contacting the blogs directly seems like the best approach for getting guest posts published. I’ve had some posts on some great blogs recently (and more coming up) all that came from just contacting the owners directly with an idea and a link to some of my other posts.

  12. Really helpful post, Kristi, thanks for publishing. There are some new networks on there that I was not aware of. We are also developing a tool for blogger outreach (blog discovery & measurement) called Inkybee that is going live shortly. Hopefully next time around it might get a mention too :)

  13. Kristi,

    This is amazing! Thank you for putting all of these resources together.

    As someone who talks with bloggers a lot about guest posting I thought your readers would appreciate some tools that can be very helpful in working with potential bloggers:

    - http://rapportive.com/ – Get background information on the blogger from their social networks in Gmail

    - http://www.boomeranggmail.com/ – Allows you to schedule emails and reminders in Gmail

    - Gmail canned responses saves you from having to explain the same thing over and over again

    - http://www.buzzstream.com/ – Not Free, but well worth it to help in outreach

    I hope you find these tools helpful.

  14. Probably one of the most valuable resources any SEO/marketer can have. I suggest you bookmark this one.

  15. As always Kristi writes the best blog posts ever. This is just one of the articles i bookmarked from you :)

  16. Kristi, great piece of information thank you, I have put together a much larger list that your readers might find useful please see http://www.guestbloglist.com/ It got sites from all categories that are accepting guest article

  17. Awesome list Kristi, thanks for putting this all together! Guest authors who like writing on luxury topics (yachts, nice cars, fancy real estate, jewlery, etc. etc.) might like to know that Luxury Branded now accepts posts from guest authors… Details at http://www.luxurybranded.com/write-for-us/

  18. Such a huge stuff on blogging , i would love to take these all guide seriously to learn and observe to become a successful blogger.. thank kristi

  19. To find more sites you can google with
    YOUR NICHE “write for us”
    YOUR NICHE “guest blogging”

    QUICK TIP: Publishers and the guest bloggers also should pay attention on What content they are posting, because the bad content will not only heart the blogging site but may also heart the site likned to.

  20. That’s a great list of resources. Thanks.

  21. Hey Kristi !
    Really enjoyed the whole information.
    Specially “Great guest blogging opportunities for marketers”
    Thanks.
    Matt

  22. I had a few connections through http://www.blogtradingpost.com as well. Excellent list. Thank You!

  23. Kristi, I’ve recently completed reading an excellent post on advanced guest blogging on SEOmoz blog and I believe it should be definitely incorporated in this post.

    Here is the post – http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-advanced-guest-blogging

  24. Thanks for sharing such great resources..

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  26. While Reading this post me i have got some diplomatic ideas related to guest bloggers thanks for the Awesome Post !

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