Guest blogging is still effective since it adds value for the user of the website. It is as simple as that. You should only do it for high authority domains and you should check if the link passes ‘link juice’ (follow or no-follow) If you want to read more about this you can have a look here: https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2013/07/24/follow-nofollow-links
In short: I would recommend this technique, but be sure that it is a useful domain.
Charles from MTA
Your approach is everything. Depending upon how high you're trying to reach, naturally the difficulty if you aren't already plugged in will be somewhat challenging. Couple bits of advice when going for the big ones:
1. Don't waste time doing webforms, if you're going for the game of chance, use email because you can send out many messages in one shot. Obtain them from HunterIO.
2. Ideally, you will want to map out all those affiliated to the blog Journalists and naturally the main Editor. The goal is to shmoozed your way into speaking with that guy/gal.
3. Always favor more personal and engaging outreach for the best overall success.
4. When in doubt INFOGRAPHICS FTW.
I would say, yes it is. Content marketing is still an integral part of SEO. Besides, it is the backlinks that boost the position of your site on the Google's SERP. Guest post on sites with high DA and traffic will add to the credibility of your site. Writing quality blogs on such sites is the easiest way to boost the traffic.
In my opinion, yes. Guest posts are the best way to build a strong SEO strategy for a site and achieve good search results.
One tip is to always try to make the guest post on sites of the same niche as yours so that the theme is relevant.
Owner of a network of travel blogs:
Yes, guest posting is still a powerful way to boost your search ranking. Because when you list some sites that allow guest posts, you will certainly list sites that have its potential quality backlinks for you. And it's much different to when you buy backlinks from freelancers which you will never know how and where they do guest posts for you.
I've ever watched Neil Patel video about link building. If I'm not mistaken, there are about 3,000,000+ guest posts submitted every day. Is at least one guest post among those millions is yours? Those millions of guest posts contain quality backlinks to millions of sites too. If you don't do guest posts, it would be hard for your to standout on the top ten of the search results. But overall, don't forget to make your content (and your guest posts) quality too.
Yes, guest post is still effective. But the primary objective of guest blogging should be, intended to educate and add value to your target audience. Posting your articles on higher PA + DA sites increase the visibility of your content, social shares, etc. Often times I have found submitting a guest post on a relevant niche site helps to bring good traffic to the websites or blogs you write about.
With the latest update of Google from 7 March 2018, I don't think that guest blog posting is effective. I highly doubt because I work with networks with over 400+ domains and I see drastic changes even on so-called High Authority websites. They drop on rankings and also traffic.
So to answer your question above, I don't think that this works anymore.
Yes, its still working. But to find good domain authority guest blogs and getting approval has become a hectic process.
So it’s no wonder that a lot of bloggers and SEO experts still favor this method. The main question is, are these guest post links still safe and viable?
The answer is yes.
It is still possible to build our link portfolio by contributing to authoritative websites. However, there are certain rules that we need to follow in order to avoid any issues with Google.
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It's definitely one of the most effective techniques in SEO, one thing you should always remember is to properly choose the anchor text.