Can guest post or articles on high DA websites get traffic to your website?
There are many freelancers on fiverr offering services to guest post or publish articles on high DA websites like forbes.com. I doubt whether they really drive traffic. In my opinion, the editor of that website should promote your blog or article. Only then, you get some traffic.
If you have experience on this, please mention your website and backlink with traffic details in the reply.
An absolute yes!
Just make sure you publish on multiple relevant sites(not all sites have to Forbes or Entrepreneur) and also check the link you are attaching. The anchor text and the importance of your link in the context of the whole content piece.
There are 2 distinct beneftis of guest posting:
The referral traffic you receive from the post
The SEO Benefit from the link
Point N. 1 is hard to quantify before you publish the guest post, sometimes we had great results, sometimes only 5 or 6 visitors. BUT if the post is well written and on topic with your service and the blog has a good trust from users you're gonna see a very good conversion rate from those visitors since you've already qualified yourself as an expert in the field writing on their favourite blog.
For point n.2 ... it's still very effective for SEO but you have to do it right. Posting 100 post on low quality low relevancy blog is worthless. Try to write few guest post but really good and have them published on High level blogs, relevant to your niche. In less than a couple of months we doubled our organic traffic mainly through guest posts.
When possible avoid adding your links in the author signature and try writing contents where you can plug your link inside the article, it will be better both for seo and referrals