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Google is Right To Penalize Guest Blogging. Don't Blame Google and Matt Cutts

This article represents the truth behind Google actions related to link buying and selling, though guest blogging. On 20th of March the biggest guest blogging network MyBlogGuest was penalized by Google, but in addition to this, publishers blogs that were members of MyBlogGuest also received Manual Penalties and notices in Google Webmaster Tools. The news were covered immediately by some of the top SEO portals like SearchEngineRoundtable, SearchEngineLand, SearchEngineWatch, etc... , though none of this article covered in depth of what exactly is going on and why Google took action against guest blogging. This article will do exactly this, to explain the truth about guest blogging! As owner of one of the biggest blogging networks – WebmaisterPro, I will share what trend I have seen in the last few years and tell you what need to be changed in the mindset of bloggers, ghost writers, link builders and self proclaimed SEO experts. We've also received warning regarding large number of outbound links! Google is Right To Penalize Guest Blogging Guest blogging is a system that is terribly abused! I will put few bullet points and try to explain every single one. Guest blogging is abused mainly because: low quality guest blog...
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Accepting Guest Posts? Here Are Four Traits To Look For In A Guest Blogger

If you own or manage a blog, there always comes a time when your creative juices aren’t flowing. Or in some instances, you find yourself having a hard time providing posts that provide solutions to the problems of your readers. When the problem strikes, it is hard to keep up with your regular publishing calendar. Of course, you surely don’t want to slack off or miss a few times posting. So if you are struggling to come up with fresh ideas, why not open up your blog to guest bloggers to fill the gaps? Guest bloggers can help add variety to your blog and at the same time help improve traffic to your site and boost your SERPs. They can also expand your readership. So if you are ready to accept guest posts, here are four important qualities you should be looking for in a guest blogger. Expertise This goes on top of the list because it greatly shows the experience of a guest blogger in a particular field. When someone is knowledgeable about the topics he or she is writing about, then you can expect that he or she will be able to make the post engaging for your readers....
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Guest Posting Services That are Affordable and of High Quality

Guest posting is what many web developers use to get the results of receiving more traffic to their websites. It is truly a marketing technique that is one of a kind. There is simply no better way to get exposure to the web quicker than when using the quest posting strategy. When starting out you will certainly be interested in buying cheap guest posting services; cheap does not necessarily mean that the quality of the service is not up to par. The reason that you can find cheap guest posting services of high quality for a reasonable price is because there are so many other competitive services available online as well. If you want to experience having a successful blog then you need to have posts on your site that are active and that are being posted daily. It is not something that you would be able to do all on your own. This is one of the many reasons why it would be quite important for you to hire a guest posting service. Continue to read on to learn more about the benefits that you can get out of using such a service. Time Saving Writing blogs all by...
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Guest Blogging: Is it for Your Blog?

Guest blogging. Do you ever really hear anything negative about it? I haven't come across anything that shows me or informs me that guest blogging may be a bad thing for a website. With that said, does that mean that all sites need guest blogging? I don't think so at all. I think it can be helpful, but it truly depends on your site. Here are some positives about guest blogging: increase in traffic to the site new readers due to new topics or even writing style higher number of inbound and outbound links fresh and updated, unique content more often These are all very important pieces to what guest blogging offers a website owner. Let's be honest, it's not very easy to write a new pieces of content on a consistent basis for extended periods of time. Especially for those who work, have families, have businesses, and have every other difficult and multitasking-needed "hat" their wear in their lives. I know this is true for me, but that doesn't mean that I want to have guest bloggers on my site. It truly comes down to the kind of website you have, the purpose of your website, and the kind of...
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Guest Blogging Contest #1

Hello WebmaisterPro Friends,I am happy to announce the first Guest Blogging Content at our social network worth $897 in total. There will be 3 winners - top 3 articles with highest number of views win! Start Date:April 16th 2012End DateMay 16th 2012 Prizes 1st Place - Divine Elemente License ($199) + $100 PPC ads at WebmaisterPro2nd Place - Divine Elemente License ($199) + $100 PPC ads at WebmaisterPro3nd Place - Divine Elemente License ($199) + $100 worth of $100 PPC ads at WebmaisterPro Learn more about Divine Elemente here.The contest runs from April 16th, 2012 to May 16th 2012. Articles will only be accepted until May 14th 2012 and no later. Contestants will be given to May 14th 2012 to market and promote. The winners will be announced on May 16th 2012. Who can participate? All members of WebmaisterPro are eligible to participate. If you do not have account with us you can sign up here:https://www.webmaisterpro.com/sign-up.html  (Registration is free) Post Guidelines     Guest posts must be at least 450 words, not to exceed 1200 words.     You may have as many links as you wish in the body of the content. No affiliate links allowed.     Your bio must have profile...
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How to Attract Interesting Guest Bloggers

Having a blog can be a challenging yet fun hobby. If you have a blog, you want to attract people to your site. This can be done by promoting your blog and leaving comments with back links on other blogs. Another way to increase traffic is by having guest bloggers. (Learn how to submit guest post at WebmaisterPro) Guest bloggers are usually comprised of others who have a blog or are considered an expert in their field. These people typically have their own dedicated following, which is why they are so beneficial to your own blog. When you have a guest blogger, they will generally share with their followers that they recently guest blogged on your site. Chances are, their dedicated following will visit your site to check it out. Hopefully, they like what they see on your blog and become a dedicated follower of yours as well. But before you can go out and snatch yourself some guest bloggers, you need to know how to attract them. The following four tips will help you get guest bloggers lining up to post on your site. Have a real blog that receives real traffic Before you can attract guest bloggers, you must...
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Guest Blogging: When Mom Isn't Enough

Very few writers set out to create a blog meant to be read only by friends, family, household pets and the odd stranger; we all crave the biggest audience possible. If you're tired of your limited audience and at your wit's end in conceiving ideas to extend it, consider guest blogging to expose your work to people outside of your intimate circle. Locate and contact a partner Choose your dance partner carefully, selecting a blog that acts as something of an authority in your niche. Make contact with the blog owner, explain your position and proposal clearly and repeat as needed until you find a situation that will work well for you. Don't fret if the first site owner you contact isn't receptive to your ideas; given the sheer size of the interweb, you can be absolutely sure that a suitable partner is out there waiting for your email! Write like a pro Choose an engaging topic, write with confidence and flair and proofread until your eyes are dry - this is a unique opportunity and it deserves the best content that you have to offer. Given that you write on a regular basis as it is, consider preparing several articles...
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Search Engine Opoly; Can You Play the Game of SEO?

Rules of ethic and effective SEO campaign, what SEO can do and what is not recommended. SEO – it’s a competitive mine field that, if you wish to survive and come out on top, you need to know a few golden rules. As with any other industry, keeping up to date with the latest technology, campaigns, techniques and know-how is vital for continuing success in the fast paced and frivolous game of SEO. So, to give you that competitive edge and feed your growing hunger for victory, here are the top tips to surviving the ultimate online game. Rules of Online Marketing All games have rules and SEO is no exception. Grab your notepad and pen because there is quite a few, and unlike a younger sibling who you can blackmail into being quiet – Google won’t be so kind. In fact, if you don’t play by their rules you’ll get well and truly disqualified and sent to the corner with a dunce hat. In other words they’ll sandbox you! ‘White hat techniques’ is the phrase to describe those SEO techniques which search engines approve of. In contrast ‘black hat techniques’ are those techniques that search engines do not like and...
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