Jon, KILLER Title and bullets in the email. I’m going to pass this on to my list. Got an affiliate program for GuestBlogging?
Well done, Jon. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be sharing your link with friends today.
Yep, this works well…although some blogs don’t accept SEO’d bylines. (Daily Blog Tips, for example, won’t.)
By the way, I’m not seeing pluginid.com on the first page for “personal development”. see it as #12. Anyone else seeing this?
Looks like he’s been bumped to the 2nd page
A couple things:
1.) PluginID was sold and Glen no longer runs the site, therefore he does not do anymore SEO work for it, the new owner must either be up against stiffer competition or isn’t putting in as much work.
2.) As effective as this strategy is, the video is perhaps a little misleading (Note: Jon Morrow is a super smart guy and you should listen to everything he says).
The screenshot that Jon shows for the monthly searches for “Personal Development” is NOT set to [exact], it is set to broad match.
The exact searches per month (ie people who are inputting the term “personal development” exactly) is a lot lower.
Still though, it’s a very tough term to rank for and it’s quite an accomplishment, Glen and Jon are two of the best people to be learning how to do this from as well!
Hey , Erica i have noticed that Stuff ,
The blog pluginid.com is not ranked in the first page of google for the keyword keyword “personal development” , It seem to be it only saw on michael’s web history because the new google will support the auto-ranking based up on the recent site visit through google.
Glenn sold Plug In ID and the new owners didn’t do anything with it.
Wow, that’s a really great tip! I had already thought of how guest blogging would help in SEO by linking to your site, but I never thought to use a popular keyword as the anchor text. I’ve been working on a few guest posts, and I’m planning on submitting my first one to a pretty popular blog next week, so this came just in time for me. Will have to make the correction, and be careful not to use a term too competitive, so it will still help.
Thanks for this video series, it really helps to shed a lot of insightful of how to really grow a popular blog.
Thanks Jon! This is so simple, yet so powerful and achievable! Can’t wait ’til the next video!
That might be the BEST explanation of how SEO works I’ve ever heard!
Thanks, Jon. Again!!
I’ve been watching Glen for some time and noticed this a while back. I saw all the guest articles and noticed the anchor text specifically. Glen really knows what he’s doing.
Great strategy, and great video.
Hmmm, Erica, did now know that some blogs don’t accept this-good to ask beforehand.
I’m seeing that, too. Perhaps the screenshots were taken a few days or a week or two ago (Jon mentioned he uses mainly powerpoint and Movie Maker for these videos, so it’s likely the production was started far before he actually recorded the video).
@Erica: The search engine rankings fluctuate, depending on which server you’re going through and your own search history. I’ve seen the site ranked as high as sixth and as low as twelve.
Plus, Glen did this a long time ago, before he sold the site. It’s actually pretty amazing it’s still ranked anywhere close to the top. Shows the power of just a few trusted links.
This is a great strategy. It is a legitimate and earned link that you can shape however you like. Of course, that is if it’s allowed by the blog you are guest posting on, as Erica said.
I think the hardest part is picking and committing to one phrase or keyword. Research beforehand is definitely key.
that’s brilliant, Jon – I have never even thought about this.
Damn, I want to marry this video series.
Some of the terms I want to rank for, “seasonal depression,” “light therapy” are dominated by 1) medical institutions or 2) smart manufacturers with Google Adword budgets I don’t have.
I had given up trying to compete with them, but this strategy could bring me a lot closer to the first page of a Google search.
Awesome videos! I knew that guest blogging was powerful but didn’t realize the full SEO benefits until watching these videos.
Jon. It is killing me that I can’t view these videos on my iPhone. Any way we could get a QuickTime version? I would be more than happy to pay the $267 in 3G fees just to see them!
What an informational video! Thanks for spending your time to put that together.
I’ve been writing for a popular website with a page rank of 6. I’m allowed links in the bio.
I saw a huge traffic increase after writing 6 articles for this website.
Some quick questions…
1 – Is it okay to write 10-15 articles for the same website. Or should we be spreading the guest posting over several websites?
2 – What if I have 4 or more keyword links going back to my site in the author bio line? It’s okay with the site, but is that effective for my site.
Wonderful idea! Thank you!!!
@DaNae: I don’t see anything wrong with 1 or 2. With regards to 2, they’re still backlinks with anchor texts, so yea, if the blog has authority, it will help you.
Hi, Jon! Super videos! You have me sold that Guest Blogging is a key strategy!
Of course! Glenn has fabulous ideas–great example. I got so much out of his Cloud Living when it came out.
@Farnoosh: Check out this post I recently published on Copyblogger. It talks all about how to fit guest blogging into your schedule:
Another great video, thanks Jon! Got a question about how you make the videos — what program do you use for the text/graphics/animation?
Excellent tip Jon! I’m making a list of words I want to rank for & then the next step is to start gust blogging, already have a bunch of offers to write. Lovin’ your series man, cheers!
Man oh man (and woman oh woman)—it’s great to get refreshingly clear and simple advice on subjects that can be a bit mind-boggling in their mechanics, like SEO. Even I can understand this stuff!
Now to get to the guest-blogging part…
So simple, but so powerful. This is a great tip. This provides yet another reason to be guest posting.
Thanks, Jon. Another good one. SEO is such a major task for all of us. Bert
White hat SEO’s have been using this strategy forever. You can enhance the effect by submitting articles to article directories and pinging the RSS feed of the article. That way it has the potential to be syndicated around the world resulting in lots of backlinks.
This isn’t the only way to get backlinks to your site, but it’s one of the safest and most effective there is.
Really interesting material. Can’t wait to try it.
Great idea. Makes me want to do more guest posts.
It seems odd how something as effective as guest blogging has gone so little noticed to so many bloggers for so long.
I wonder how a broader knowledge about guest blogging will affect the blogesphere.
Awesome stuff as usual.
Good timing too. Time to go change some anchor text before hitting send
Another great video.
I am looking forward to your course.
I should add that it’s a great video! Sorry, I’m a stickler
Thanks Jon, you are the best. I am loving the video’s. Thankyou thankyou…Peggy
Jon, you’re cadence, timing, phraseology and all the rest of that jazz makes your voice perfect for audio.
Glad you’re doing these screencaps!
Thanks for the excellent information. I am really loving your videos
good luck on the launch. This guy lives in south africa now and is like 22 years old and has a growing seo blog.
We have a great example of a guest post that hit over 250k views from 4 hr work week. See case study at http://www.searchenginejournal.com/why-duplicate-content-is-good-for-you/22270/ maybe we could help share some examples for your future members to use the power of humor in guest posts.
Thanks John, very interesting, I’m going to try this out. Wondering if you can have multiple anchor words, or if it works better just for one? For example, I’m a writer/content producer, but also provide other services, so am I better off using writer or copywriter?
PS Interested in what screencasting program you are using, I like the quality and am exploring different ones, thanks!
Brilliant! You are really getting us to think ‘outside-of-the-box’ and I like it! Thanks, Jon, for sharing your knowledge and cheering us all on to be even more successful bloggers.
Good video again … I hadn’t really thought about just WHAT the link term should be. Your videos have really started to focus my thinking now. Thanks.
Super Awesome and simple advice, I have just started writing guest posts but never thought of this idea at all, but it makes perfect sense.
Thanks. Honestly, because of your common sense and heartful delivery, I’m “in” – what’re you going to send on August 9th? ha ha
I am trying to work this concept for myself. The niche I will write for is a small portion of the pie for a HUGE slice, beauty blogs.
It will be hard to even get requests from me to guestblog considered, but I will keep at it.
One tactic I thought of was inviting other bloggers to guest on *my* blog. Doesn’t the link/SEO factor the same in reverse? Found one successful, very provocative blogger that agreed; thought it’d be fun. I am stoked!
I am absolutely blown away by this series! I am not only confident that my business will do well thanks to you, I am absolutely certain it will surpass my expectations (how does that work… really? ).
Thank you for taking the time to do this for us.
I hope when you’re finished with this series, you hold our hands in a few more. Love the simplicity and style you bring to your work, Jon.
Glen Allsop is a genius. But he (or actually Bud Hennekes, if Glen is completely removed from PluginID) owes you a huge “WASSUP!!” because since you filmed your video, PluginID has almost DOUBLED IN SUBSCRIBERS!! They’re up to 7633 right now!
“I rest my case.” – Jon Morrow
You pretty much just proved the power of being featured on a powerful blog with a lot of traffic, even if Glen wasn’t doing an official guest post for guestblogging.com. Bravo.
Jon, you are probably the smartest person on the internet right now.
Impressive watch- thanks for sharing this one.
I personally think many people give up on guest blogging primarily for the fact that they think that writing a guest post is only good if you do so for the Big Blogs. I think they should eye an spot on lesser known, this helps in garnering loyalty of readers. Plus these smaller blogs have a more loyal readership and chances are high that these readers will follow you to your site, provided your content is worth it.
Great information. Simple is always best isn’t it?
The list you showed in this video of search terms and frequency, where was that generated from? I’m writing a guest blog and am trying to find the best popular term to chose.
@Marsha Stopa — have you looked into keywords that have 3 or more words rather than just 2? Maybe things like “dealing with seasonal depression” instead of just “seasonal depression” might be easier to rank for.
@Darren — I guess you don’t understand that this is a sales video, not a teaching product. You also didn’t read the comments since at least 2 people commented on the positioning of pluginid.com and Jon actually responded to it.
Jon!! I’m really glad I joing your RSS
because this way I can take advantage of your posting to use it in developement of Mobile Monopoly Web Marketing strategies.
I would like to ask you if there is a list of the top ten guess blogging site that you can recommend?
I just want to say I really love the name of your site!
Thank you very much for these videos – clear, simple
And one of the things I love about this concept is that it is not about manipulating the system but gaining through contributions that really benefit everyone – “Big Blogger”, guest blogger, and most of all readers.
I do a lot of SEO work and so much of it loses sight of the simple give and receive concept crystalized in your videos.
Great contribution – can’t wait to apply it.
Perfect explanation. This tip makes sense and I’m going to do it! Thank you!
Hey Jon, this series is great! Thanks so much for putting the time into getting this out to us!
Just a little funny side note: @ 2:50, There’s a guy named Anna, and a girl named Fernando. Too good.
Thanks for that great SEO explanation — I’m a visual learner, so it helped a lot.
I will have to go over this more than a few times I feel before I get the gist of it properly, but thankyou, it is something to start with
This must be the most simple and effective tips on how to get better search ranking. Great advice! Thanks a lot
A big heads up for your insightful article content this detailed informations quite usefull… I am going to share this with all of my friends!.!. Anyone ought to take the time to submit articles or reviews nearly as good as this one and never saturate the web with nothing!!
Thank you so much for these videos. I use to own a website that sold boutique clothing. I went the route of paying for keywords and paid advertising. It really didn’t make much of a difference. I recently started a new blog about finding deals and bargains. Guest Blogging seems the way to go. It’s great because you don’t have to put out any money and risk not making it back! I love it! Thank you so much. And if you are interested in saving money check out my blog at http://slickhousewives.com
Good tactics. I have had sites in the first page on Google but suddenly they have gone. It´s a good idea to have multiple sources of traffic spread over the blogsphere.
Wow! It goes without saying that I would’ve NEVER thought to do that in a tagline! Thanks for the useful tips!
Thanks for the really useful video series. Enjoying them.
WOW. this blows me away. Thanks for sharing this tip
This is definitely a great new twist on the importance of the anchor text.
I believe your course will be exactly what I have been needing to be able to reach a wider audience and change more lives
Thank you, very useful!
See, it keeps getting better and better. You’ve already taught me that I need to be writing guest posts, now I know how to utilize my signature in guest posts to climb the Google page rankings! Thanks!
Thanks Jon. Your videos are filled with simple and brilliant insights, and I like simple.
I also appreciate the length of the videos along with the great bullet points.
Guest blogging is where it’s at aye?
Thanks for sharing the information to make a blog first in search engine…….
Amazing content like every other video I have seen.
Really never thought of how useful Guest Blogging was… should have known better!
Thanks for sharing this, really appreciate it.
Good stuff, and makes sense to me. I am really far from any expert on SEO stuff though I do my reading when I can.
I get some first page results with a few terms–but I don’t know how many monthly searches there are, so maybe they aren’t that popular (have to look at that stuff). For “compassionate communication,” for example, I come up 4th, before even Wikipedia and Amazon, and I only wrote that post last week. I don’t know why except for a few guest posts and one on a fairly big blog?
Also first page for things like “silent treatment” and some others(looking on keywords used on site stats). I only have around 500 subscribers so I’m guessing those guest posts help! Have to rock some more
You’re asking the right questions and looking in the right direction.
Since you’ve joined the class, I’m looking forward to helping you rock some more!
Thanks Jon for the info it works. I employ a similar strategy with comments and receive many first page rankings on Google. It works.
Glad to hear it’s working for you.
Hi John; Wish I had known about this sooner. As you know I had a guest post accepted, and the anchor text I used would have been better with this advice. Thanks again for the great videos, Max
Interesting…my problem was i was doing guest blogging with lodss of different keywords as my blog has variety of data…i learned from your video to give attention to single keywords..thanks for that
So many questions, so little time. Since my blog is about parenting and parenting is such a huge topic, should I select different words: imperfect parenting, mom advice?
Thank you, Jon and Marsha.
I have to say that for the past few of hours i have been hooked by the amazing articles on this website. Keep up the good work.
A day doesn’t seem to go by without learning a cool new tip. Jon, you’re amazing!!! You’ve set the bar very, very high!
I have to admit that SEO is my most thing to care about when building a blog. How to get high ranking on SERPs is my big question too, so thanks for your video, it can help me improve ranking on Google now.
Always really useful stuff. I appreciate the help!
This was exactly how I was planning on doing it. I’ve contacted a blogger and they responded positively. In the middle of getting him some talking points for the post now.
Its nice to hear that I was thinking on the right track
I’m a huge fan of your tips and guestblogging site. Though I would like to respectfully comment on this Video.
While Guest Blogging can be a wonderful way to get your site ranked in the search engines, the email was quite misleading because it didn’t take 15-20 guest posts to rank in page 1 of Google.
The site had about 17,000 backlinks according to ahref and it had blogroll links and authority links from Glen’s viperchill site.
Still, guest blogging is a great way to get direct traffic from the authority of the host domain and the SEO benefit is just secondary to that exposure.
Hahahahaha! I have to laugh so I don’t cry. I could have been doing this all along with a bunch of my websites!
In response to Ryan’s comment, it is highly likely that most of those links came as a result of guest posts as well.
Maybe not 15K but several thousand for sure. Maybe 10k. It would really depend on the audiences reading the guest posts.
Personal development is actually a term I would like my blog to rank for…
After following Jon for a while this video was what nudged me over from “I should probably sign up to his course” to “Dammit, I gotta get a seat!!”
See you in class!
See you in class, Fredrik.
Nice.. Its amazing..
Hey Jon, I’m delighted to see you mention Glen in your video today. In fact, as I read your intro in your email where you mention a 20 year old in South Africa, I immediately thought of Glen.
I have been following Glen for a few years now, and have learnt a ton from all his insights and epic (in size) posts… I think it’s amazing what he has achieved at such a young age, which just shows that anyone can apply what you (and Glen) are teaching, and find success if they are diligent enough…
In addition to following your awesome blog, I highly recommend that people take a look at Glen’s blogging site, http://www.ViperChill.com.
Hello….just wondering how guestblogging is different to posting an unique article on the article directories and using the keyword as a hyperlink?
Thanks in advance,
Yes, huge difference.
Getting a link from a big blog that is trusted and respected by Google is hundreds of times more effective than wasting your efforts on the article directories, which are not ranked highly in Google’s view.
Plus, the quality of traffic is far superior.
Jon, Excellent post. Thanks for the tip!
The kid is a genius for sure. It also helps that he picked a more niche term (although it did have a lot of searches) to market himself for, instead of a broad term like blogging or digital marketing. Correct?
Thanks for sharing! I wish my guest posting would have brought me 4,000 subscribers
Great video! Such a simple trick. How can you find out what the rankings are for search terms? For instance, My blog is called Two Americans in China, so how can I find out if “Americans in China” is a popular search term?
I’ve never felt this compelled to comment before. Honestly, thank you. It took me over 1 year of trying to figure out how to use keywords, but you solved it for me in 5 mins.
Can’t thank you enough, hopefully I’ll start ranking up for my keywords.
Wow, I really impressed of how genius and most of all simple this is!
Great tip, Jon!
Now I feel like a genius! Thanks!
Thanks a lot for this post Jon. I hope it’s okay is I shared it.
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