Writing blog posts for other blogs (guest blogging) is definitely a method that is very popular and effective for several reasons. TraveList also offers similar opportunity for guest bloggers to write about “travel marketing”. To be successful in writing as such for other travel blogs, you have to follow certain points. I’ve put together a series of 10 most important tips that will help you.
How to Choose a Travel Blog for Guest Blogging
There are lots of travel blogs out there and you need to know which ones are the best choices to write for. The following 4 tips are about how to choose an appropriate one:
Tip #1: Choose blogs that are in the same industry as yours
It’s recommended to write for the blogs that are in travel industry. If you can narrow down your choice category, it’ll be even better. For instance, if your blog/site is about your hotel, writing for a website that offers online hotel booking is very ideal. Your new audience at that blog will be good readers of your hotel blog site too.
Let’s not forget that you get backlinks to your site from the blogs in which you write. So, it’s a lot more desirable to get links from the blogs that are highly relevant to your niche. The more specifically relevant, the better.
Tip #2: Choose blogs that have better rankings than yours
As you have plans to upgrade the readership of your blog, increase the visibility of your blog, boost your search engine rankings and add to the page rank of your webpages, it’s much better to write for the blogs that have powerful presence at search engines. This presence could either be higher page rank or search engine rankings.
Tip #3: Choose blogs that have acceptable authority in your industry
Certain blogs are so well-known that everyone likes to be found there as a blogger. It requires high-quality content. It’s even worth to hire a professional web copywriter to write top content for the authority blogs like those. The result will help your blog a lot. The links you get and the audience you attract from such sites are all very valuable.
Tip #4: Choose blogs that have sizable readership
One of the main reasons for guest blogging is to attract traffic to your own blog. So, it’s always preferable to write posts for the blogs that have large number of readers. This may not be easy at the beginning, but you can gradually get there by writing powerful content at smaller blogs first. Over time, when you make your way to those larger blogs with a lot of readers who comment and interact, you’ll receive a large number of readers to your site.
What Tips to Provide in Guest Blogging for Tourism-Related Blogs
As you’re in travel industry and want to write for tourism-related blogs, you have to keep in mind that the readers of those blogs are the travelers who are looking for information in order to have better traveling experiences. Ttherefore, you should address this need in your content. Here are 4 tips on what tips to include at your posts:
Tip #5: Provide tips to help travelers save money
No matter how easily travelers can afford any traveling expenses, everyone likes to save money and avoid wasting it on something worthless. So, you’d better have this in mind and help the travelers make best choices in order to spend their money wisely and enjoy every dollar they pay here and there.
Tip #6: Provide tips on making best use of their vacations
People travel during a limited time and want to enjoy their time. Instead of wondering around to find solutions and answers to what they need during a trip, they prefer to know, before they leave, what’s found where and how to get there and how to use them. This saves their time and they can experience more in their limited traveling period.
Tip #7: Provide tips on how to avoid the misfortunes
Traveling is a journey to the unknown places. This is part of the excitement travelers look forward to, but it shouldn’t cost them heavily. In fact, they like the unknown as long as they have good experience and fun with them and learn, enjoy, etc trying and seeing new things. It will be very valuable for them to learn how to do things to enjoy while they’re safe and no danger threatens their journeys, lives, etc. So, make sure you write about such topics.
Tip #8: Provide tips on what to eat, drink, visit, and what not to
Again in a limited time, everyone is looking for seeing the highlights. On the other hand, some blogs have their specific interests. So, address the readers with what they want to experience: what to eat, drink, visit, etc. They may want to know how to have quality time, relaxation, pleasure, etc. Let them know as much as possible before they pack for the trip.
How to Secure Your Benefits as a Guest Blogger
Part of the reward of guest blogging at travel-related blogs is the permission you have to write a biography paragraph with links in it. Here are 2 tips about the content of this paragraph:
Tip #9: Write a relevant & powerful bio for yourself
You’ve chosen the relevant blog to write for. You’ve written relevant content for its audience. Now, you should write a paragraph about yourself that is relevant to your content. Your readers should be able to connect to who you are and what you do. It’s a kind of branding yourself as an expert by what you’re writing and how you’re looking at various things in life and business. So, something relevant like this paragraph is the continuation of the content itself. This makes much more sense for your readers.
Tip #10: Include call to action in your bio
You don’t need to hear from me that you should insert your keywords linked to certain pages of your site. However, I want to stress on “call to action”. Without inviting your readers to visit your site/blog, they will be less likely to to click on your links and visit your site. So, keep this in mind to call them to take action and pay a visit to your blog, because this is the main reason you do guest blogging there, isn’t it?
Share Your Experience with Guest Blogging
I’m sure many of you have already written for other blogs. So, you should have had interesting and valuable experiences with this method of online marketing. Please share any experiences or tips that could enrich this post. Thanks.
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