So have you finally got your guest article published after a series of follow up emails with the host blogger? Well, first of all congrats! But if you are thinking that sending a mere thank-you e-mail to the host blogger ends your job, then unfortunately you are not making the most of guest blogging.
There are in fact four more important things you need to do in order to make the most of this opportunity, and these are...
1. Subscribe to comments
It is very important to keep a track of all the comments on your guest article. And what's even more important is to actively engage in the conversation. By doing this, you will not only be building a credible online identity but at the same time you will also be building a solid relationship with the host blogger. Don't miss this opportunity!
2. Promote your guest article
Share your article all around. Tweet about it, share it on Facebook, +1 it, stumble it, share it on forums, in-fact spread it across all your social media networks. It doesn't matter how big or small your networking power is, every single sharing is appreciated! Additionally, you can also try viral content buzz, which helps push your high quality content up through organic sharing for free.
3. Link to your guest post
Naturally linking to your article from within your blog posts, guest posts and niche forums is really very important. It is important because your recently published guest article has no pagerank even if it's published on a PR7 blog. Sure, your guest article could have achieved a decent pagerank automatically if it would have remained on the homepage of that PR7 blog forever. But that's not certainly going to happen. As new articles are published your guest article will eventually fall down from the homepage! Therefore building quality back-links will increase the pagerank of your guest article over the time and this will in-turn boost the pagerank of your own website. And, i guess that's the main reason you started guest blogging at the first place!
4. Bookmark the article
Bookmarking your guest article is important because that's what you will be providing as a previous guest post experience or as a sample of your writing while composing your next guest proposal. Secondly, your bookmarks will definitely come handy while analysing the author by-line and anchor link structure of your entire guest blogging campaign.
So how many of these tips are you implementing in your guest blogging campaign? Don’t hesitate to share it with us!