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List of 100+ Best Guest Blogging Sites for SEO

Last updated on March 11th, 2018 at 05:13 pm

Important: We regularly update our list of guest blogging sites, adding the fresh domains with good SEO metrics and removing that no longer accept contents from the guest authors.

Guest blogging is a popular term in digital marketing industry especially among the SEO professionals working on link-building.

Guest post means a blog post written by someone other than a regular blog author whether he’s an individual or third party (SEO agency, link building professionals, etc.).

Many people think that guest blogging is a simple way to get a link from a high authority site.

However, guest posting is not just about getting backlinks. It’s a golden opportunity for personal branding by showcasing your knowledge & skills, targeting new audience, increasing your followers, and building a relationship with other people related to your niche.

You might have heard from many people that guest blogging is dead and no more useful in SEO ranking.

Is it true?

Let’s discuss it to clear your confusion.

Guest Blogging for SEO Is Dead. Or, Is It?

Unfortunately, many black hat marketers and so called bloggers blaming the guest posting have not understood its potential.

Google only penalized those sites which were spamming its search algorithm by creating very poor quality material only to get a ton of backlinks to manipulate search results.

Actually, writing a post for other than your own blog in the relevant niche is one of the best inbound marketing strategy to bring quality visits to your site and convert them into leads or customers.

In this article, I’ll be revealing how guest blogging has evolved over the last few years as well as some of the best practices to find high quality blogs that offer guest blogging opportunities and contribute your post for mutual benefits.

One more bonus!

To all my readers, I’m giving a list of guest blogging sites with all important SEO metrics like DA/PA, CF/TF, etc.

And, it’s absolutely free.

Once, you’ve finished the reading this article and fully understand how to create killer post to feature on a guest blog that generates a massive value for your online business for the years, you can get this list or download for your reference.

So, let’s get started.

Evolution of Guest Blogging

Remember, the guest blogging for SEO in 2018 is not the same as the years before.

Now, Google has become more intelligent and crafting the better search algorithms to ensure only high quality and extremely relevant contents in the SERP for any search query.

But the guest posting practices were far different and mainly focused towards getting the backlinks to increase search engine ranking.

The whole process used to be similar to:

  • Find the blogs that accept guest post whether it’s relevant or not.
  • Pitch them for free post or somehow bribe (or pay X amount) to post on their blog.
  • Link back to the author’s site.
  • Repeat this process for a few more times.
  • Site back comfortably to see the improvements in search ranking and enjoy a load of traffic.

However, things have changed….

Today, implementing a successful guest posting strategy is a quite challenging while it’s incredibly worth your efforts.

In 2018, you need to be smarter to tackle the challenges and outrank your competitors.

Here’s a quick overview of my guest blogging strategy that I use to improve my SEO ranking.

  • Finding high-quality and active blogs with real engagement and good SEO metrics, absolutely in my niche.
  • Contacting the site owner/editor to pitch my author contribution.
  • Getting accepted to write a guest post for their site because of the mutual benefits we both can get.
  • Creating an epic blog post that provides the real value and not meant for the backlinks only.
  • Engaging with audience especially when they leave comment.
  • Rinse and repeat the same process across a few more blogs rather than hundreds of low-quality sites.
  • Getting the value back in the form of high-quality backlinks, SERP improvement, referral traffic & followers from my genuine efforts.

I have already said, it’s simple but not that easy.

To reap the fruitful rewards in the form of healthy backlink profile, traffic and leads from the guest blogging, you need to follow this tutorial to the end.

How to Find Guest Blogging Sites?

If you have included the guest posting in your SEO strategy, you need to first make a list of high-quality blogs that accept guest posts before you even start writing a draft.

It’s necessary to consider at least 50+ sites where you could submit a guest post.

How could you find those sites?

Here are a few ways to find top guest blogging sites.

Google Search

While old search string “Your keyword + write for us” gives some wonderful results, you can replace it with a different search terms to yield more domains accepting guest posts.

I have mentioned a few search strings that you can use for your SEO campaign.

Section 1

  • Your Keyword + “guest post”
  • Your Keyword + “guest posting guidelines”
  • Your Keyword + “guest bloggers wanted”
  • Your Keyword + “submit blog post”
  • Your Keyword + “submit a guest post”
  • Your Keyword + “submit content”
  • Your Keyword + “submit your content”
  • Your Keyword + “submit post”
  • Your Keyword + “become a guest blogger”
  • Your Keyword + “become a contributor”
  • Your Keyword + “become an author”
  • Your Keyword + “become guest writer”
  • Your Keyword + “writers wanted”
  • Your Keyword + “want to write for”
  • Your Keyword + “contribute to our site”
  • Your Keyword + “This post was written by”
  • Your Keyword + “guest post by”

Similarly, you can use following search strings to add more guest blogging sites your list.

Section 2

Allintitle + search strings in “section 1”

InURL + search strings in “section 1”

Guest Post Page

Generally, you will get a ton of results from the first method only. Still, you can use other ways mentioned here.

If you write a niche blog, then you might be following some influencers or even some top contributors around various field.

When you read their blogs, many times you can field a guest post page. Read that page carefully to understand the guest posting guidelines.

If you are able to write similar or better piece of content for them, you can add the URL of this blog to your list.

However, being familiar with their blog, writing style and interacting with these influencers through different channels can increase your chances to get approved to contribute for their blog as a guest author.

“Featured In” Section

Many bloggers love to focus on their personal branding so they try to get featured in some popular magazines and blogs.

And, they usually display logos or name of the sites they have featured in to build an authority among their audience.

If you are at the similar level, find the sites where these bloggers (your competitors) have submitted a guest post, observe their writing pattern, and guest posting charges if any.

Then, you can create the better content and approach that particular site to contribute as a guest author.

By using this method, you can get dofollow backlinks from high authority sites to improve your site’s SEO ranking or at least an enhanced reach, exposure for personal branding and loads of traffic.

Create a list of at least 10 websites you want to feature in and then start pitching them one by one.

Plus, you can get more ideas for your next blog posts.

Reviewing the “Featured in” section and then doing the competitors’ analysis, you would get more details about their guest posting strategy for SEO.

Doing your homework before pitching a guest contribution will help you understand whether the site will accept your guest post or not.

Also, this way you can create a list where you can submit a post and get a link back to beat your competition leveraging their own efforts.

Reverse Engineering

1.    Google Reverse Image Search

Google reverse image search is a goldmine to analyze your competitors and finding the guest blogging opportunities that you would have never expected.

All you need to do is pick any competitor in your niche having almost same authority and audience size.

Then copy the URL of their website logo or profile picture and enter in Google’s search box. Or, you can download that image and upload to Google image search.

Now, you can instantly find almost every site your competitors have written a guest post.

2.    Sneak Peek Competitors Using Premium SEO Tools

While many sites publicly say that they are offering guest posting opportunities for talented authors, a few websites simply don’t promote it.

How could you find those sites?

Just head over to a backlink tracking tool of your choice, insert the URLs of top competitors’ sites to find the inbound and outbound links.

At most of the times, you can find the guest blogging opportunities you might have not expected using this tactic.

Social Media

Do you know that you can use the exact same search strings that you’ve used in section 1 and be presented with some amazing results on social media?

Yes, it’s possible.

As the indexes for social media are updated more frequently, you can find relevant guest posting opportunities much faster.

Similarly, participating in some of the social media groups (especially Facebook/LinkedIn groups and Google+ communities) can get chance to interact with your site owner to ask for a guest post participation.

Blog Commenting

If you have a blog with quality articles on it, then you can leverage blog commenting for the sake of guest posting opportunities.

How can you do that?

There are a couple of ways to find guest blogging opportunities through blog commenting.

The first one is leaving a comment on some of the blogs in your niche, appreciating their work and asking if they are looking for guest bloggers.

Normally, a single owner blogs which are updated after long intervals but have good SEO metrics and high-quality contents can be targeted using this tactic.

On another hand, if you have a popular blog with good audience size, you can ask people whether they want a guest post similar to your own blog posts.

It works great when you write in-depth blog post or case-study and people show interest to know more through the comment section.

Rather than acknowledging their comment and simply responding as “Thank you for reading”, you can reach out to those people and ask whether they need a guest post.

Hopefully, you would find a few sites accepting guest posts and may give you a backlink too.

Once you start using this method, you’ll quickly realize the power of blog commenting in guest blogging strategy and how many potential guest posting opportunities that you wouldn’t have expected to exist.

Pre-Built List of Guest Posting Sites

The methods explained above are time consuming and you need a lot of research to know the SEO metrics, backlinks, content quality, potential traffic of the particular sites you are targeting.

Instead of spending hours hunting down such guest blogging opportunities, why not simply use a premade list of guest posting sites around the web. (Similar to one listed below.)

While you may face some issues with the pre-built list of guest blogging websites like the changes in contribution guidelines and losing relevance/quality over the time, this is the far easiest way to start guest posting for SEO.

However, bookmarking the sites which update their list more frequently (like this one), you’ll save the long hours and energy to find the blogs that accept guest post.

Some of Our Favorite Guest Posting Sites

If you are looking for the guest blogging sites with some useful metrics like DA/PA, CF/TF and AR (Alexa ranking), I have complied a list with a few of my favorites

Important Disclaimer

The list you see below is updated in March 2018 and SEO metrics checked using different SEO tools like Moz, Alexa, Majestic, etc.

The sites on this list may or may not accept the guest posting request for everyone.

Remember, the policies of every site may change time to time. So, do your own research and read all guest posting guidelines before pitching them.

Sr. No.Site NameCategoryDAPAMozRankAlexa RankA CNTA CNT RANKCFTFContact
1The GuardianBusiness, Entertainment, Finance, Sports97.295.97144US1125243Contribute
3MashableBusiness, Entertainment, Social Media, Technology94.194.37.51176US5466347Contribute
4Business InsiderBusiness, Sports, News, etc.
5Fast CompanyBusiness, Finance, Technology9192.76.63655US10935878Contribute
6EntrepreneurMarketing, Social Media, Business, Finance, news91.492.86.81825US10416580Contribute
7Social Media TodayBusiness, Social Media, Marketing84.387.16.521049US104134431Contribute
8Small Business TrendsBusiness7881.96.120817US85965767Contribute
9Killer StartupsBusiness, Entrepreneurship6258.65.3278226US1353363621Contribute
10EcopreneuristBusiness, Entrepreneurship55.763.281349547IN1721454336Contribute
11Addicted 2 SuccessBusiness, Entrepreneurship55.162.75.462768US360164920Contribute
12Men With PensBusiness, Entrepreneurship52.660.25.6673202US4955214150Contribute
13Smart HustleBusiness, Entrepreneurship47.65661074136US3038324135Contribute
14Entrepreneurship LifeBusiness, Entrepreneurship32.742.75.21077773US3907713419Contribute
15Entrepreneur Mom NowBusiness, Entrepreneurship30.637.25.7717217803214Contribute
16Elise Dopson BlogProductivity, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Blogging25.938.14.7339065202919Contribute
17Tech GadgetsTechnology99.527.502195597IN248487130Contribute
18Tech CrunchTechnology, Finance93.593.96.8759US3205145Contribute
19Venture BeatTechnology89.891.76.45744US22576141Contribute
20Read WriteTechnology84.287.27.353736US251524530Contribute
24Ms techTechnology33.644.45.32365627US5453953732Contribute
25High Def GeekTechnology29.941.46.4399191803426Contribute
26eLearn MagazineEducation, reviews92.864.45.74118CN17173432Contribute
28AppendToEducation, Programming48.356.15.2111149US680054457Contribute
30MozSEO, Marketing, Blogging92.290.26.72255US18946669Contribute
31Search Engine LandSEO, Marketing89.790.977757US42995166Contribute
32Marketing LandSEO, Marketing8587.76.421977US87174433Contribute
33BenchmarkSEO, Marketing, Social Media79.583.17.318690US168636563Contribute
34Advanced Web RankingSEO, Marketing67.573.16.8127733IN251825066Contribute
35TechWyseSEO, Marketing, Social Media,58.865.96.6170063IN286744853Contribute
36SEO HackerSEO, Marketing46.553.55.5454696IN697023024Contribute
37GrowmapSEO, Marketing3041.64.92975026IN3238511613Contribute
38iBlogzoneSEO, Marketing, Blogging51.559.75.7143040IN208724322Contribute
39Opportunities PlanetSEO, Social Media, Blogging40.3495.41305985IN1915183816Contribute
40Content Marketing InstituteContent Marketing86.187.96.931005US139316362Contribute
41CoScheduleContent Marketing74.977.5617007US55234728Contribute
42Social Media ExaminerSocial Media84.6876.39097US39425233Contribute
43Convince & ConvertSocial Media, Online Marketing74.671.66.11306816US4777004757Contribute
44Pole Position MarketingSocial Media, Digital Marketing,Analytics, SEO78.481.76.794008US315925332Contribute
45Viral BlogSocial Media, Technology47.556.35.9649221IN1453524228Contribute
46The Work at Home WomanSocial Media, Blogging, Business46.953.65.586810US314414427Contribute
47Brand Driven DigitalSocial Media, Marketing40.548.15.7159701103825Contribute
48GetResponseMarketing, Productivity, Platform, Automation84.164.55.43821US31765257Contribute
50Hinge MarketingMarketing54.160.25.4266869US1276773819Contribute
51Marketing Tech NewsMarketing55.5535.2202130US880814339Contribute
52MiraseeMarketing, Business Growths50.859.15.9254595US1144924723Contribute
53Dealer MarketingMarketing35.1455.5655271US1514364040Contribute
54Tech PatioMarketing, SEO, Technology33.141.85.5806524IN110065325Contribute
55Daily Blog TipsBlogging, Marketing7071.45.8229925IN423924332Contribute
56B2BMarketingBlogging, Marketing64.169.95.8135431GB247293935Contribute
57Inc 42Blogging, Marketing52.560.55.5532964IN609944123Contribute
58KikolaniBlogging, Marketing56.7645.931924IN27554126Contribute
59Blog EngageBlogging45.753.65.4382945US1306374233Contribute
60Famous BloggersBlogging, SEO, Social Media49.255.66.3190552IN290984228Contribute
61Basic Blog TipsBlogging48.154.65.9385734US1495474519Contribute
62Making DifferentBlogging, Technology44.850.15.6193332IN265774316Contribute
63Birds on the BlogBlogging43.4515.32382876IN2435432313Contribute
64iTech CodeBlogging, SEO, Social Media35.945.45.4264420203618Contribute
65Be a Better BloggerBlogging37.244.65.11022647IN1092531810Contribute
66IncomediaryMake money online55.362.85.880195US456283940Contribute
67Traffic Generation CafeTraffic generation strategies50.952.25.7464198US2193443521Contribute
68Video BreweryVideo53.560.75.4259249US1422473920Contribute
69HongkiatWeb Design, Technology7477.25.910227US89955346Contribute
70Design ShackWeb Design69.474.86.226772US174865260Contribute
71Instant ShiftWeb Design61.167.86.1106113IN190474731Contribute
72Crazy Leaf DesignWeb Design49.350.65298430HK104103116Contribute
73Lake View StudiosWeb Design, Online Marketing36.3434.7263736US1555934029Contribute
74CollectiveRayWeb Design38.243.25.1391422304053Contribute
75Money CrashersFinance71.8715.796531US343124227Contribute
76Get Rich SlowlyFinance72.677.3627547US72894331Contribute
77Bigger PocketsFinance66.371.9611601US22705164Contribute
78Money Saving MomFinance6369.16.272765US180234931Contribute
79Money Mini BlogFinance38.248.45.7321118203626Contribute
80Beating BrokeFinance38.548.85.4288243US1267843323Contribute
81The Finance WandFinance3745.86.1616843503926Contribute
82GreatistHealth, relationships77.581.36.17031US21494430Contribute
83Brain BlogHealth54.462.15.8278067US919284449Contribute
86Lift for LifeFitness24.736.75.1472912602916Contribute
87One FitnessFitness37.646.45.91182910US3067123326Contribute
88The KitchenFood50.458.25.6480533US1940394126Contribute
89Today’s MamaFood, lifestyle82.685.76.82542US8154861Contribute
90Life HackSelf-improvement78.982.55.97305US41924761Contribute
91Pick The BrainSelf-improvement61.965.56108098US539892521Contribute
92Sonic BidsMusic71.859.8754676US141224954Contribute
93Contact MusicMusic69.174.5691934US403304255Contribute
94Travel BlogTravel78.962.56.35120US24614130Contribute
95Hostel BookersTravel75.780.1755199US434174661Contribute
96Go AbroadTravel69.873.96.123774US121262922Contribute
98Travel SupermarketTravel59.264.6636018GB13974241Contribute
100Global GrasshopperTravel48.256.95.4220545GB235583918Contribute
101Six Suitcase TravelTravel37.143.951529110US2476622621Contribute
102In The KnowTravel36.343.46.33091321IN3681902827Contribute
103We Are HolidaysTravel34.845.66.4288726IN237274110Contribute
104Travel TamedTravel31.738.44.9801760347Contribute
105One Green PlanetEnvironment66.472.1615641US44455129Contribute
106Hello BCCamping79.558.25.7139353CA53344246Contribute
108Escape ArtistReal estate59.166.16.2240737US985074538Contribute
109CurblyHome Design59.766.66.1152933US433884023Contribute
110Craft GossipCraft57.764.36.6141020US474774839Contribute
111Fine Craft GuildHome, craft44.653.95.7507325US1929834218Contribute
113Vector CentralHome31.638.94.51001363804028Contribute
114Above the lawLaw78.182.16.120547US37184735Contribute
115Off the PostSports49.157.56139606US280874249Contribute
116Work in SportsSports49.858.36.4291351GB672434344Contribute
117Sports NetworkerSports40.349.54.81511993US5914253730Contribute
118Sports Then & NowSports37.441.25.6694605US1499113417Contribute
120Love My DressWedding57.564.85.9413648GB432594442Contribute
121PR CoutureFashion43.552.76.3371274US1567603927Contribute
122TQS MagazineFashion35.6466.438067480108Contribute
123Hello VancityFashion28.2395.9281879603215Contribute

Wrapping Up

As I promised, I have explained why the guest blogging for SEO is still important and how to find the guest posting opportunities.

If you want to save your time, you can the list of best guest posting sites given here which includes all important SEO factors you might need.

Plus, I will be updating this article and list frequently . If you know a few site that accept guest posts, you can ask me to add to this list.

I hope you have like this post, so  don’t forget to share it your friends.


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