Written on November 16, 2012 by  /  with no comments  /  in the SEO category.

Will Google Crack Down on Guest Posting?

This recent video from the Google Webmaster team and Matt Cutts about Guest Posting has the SEO industry buzzing right now. Take a look and I’ll share with you my thoughts below the video:

1. Don’t Article spin: this is an obvious “no-no” in SEO and especially shouldn’t be done for guest posting. Stay away from spun articles and you’ll be fine.

2. Check Quality Before Posting: if you are posting somebody else’s guest post… take a couple of minutes and read it over first before publishing. Make sure the quality of the content meets your standards. Not doing this could affect your blog as a whole with Google.

3. Create the Highest Quality Content Possible for Guest Posts: before I send a guest post off to a blogger I simply ask myself this question… “is this blog post something I would share on my personal Facebook wall?” If the answer is yes than it has passed my quality test. Create high quality stuff. Don’t be a spammer just for a link and create your high quality standard.

4. Don’t Run From Your Guest Posting Strategy: I repeat… don’t run! Don’t let Matt Cutts and the Google Webmaster team scare you from Guest Posting. Guest Posting is a fantastic SEO strategy. It works and will be working for a long time. Just make sure you constantly focus on the “quality” and only work with bloggers who do the same.

And since we’re talking about Guest Posting… let me share a few cool services I rely on in my SEO efforts.

1. MyBlogGuest: check out my profile here. Great service for connecting with guest bloggers.

2. GuestPostWriter.com: a guest posting service that I use from time to time. Super high quality content and they get the articles published as well!

3. GuestPostGirl.com: another service just like the one mentioned above. A little cheaper and not quite as high of quality… but still very good.