Guest post by you : Why you should not Guest post or allow it!

Guest posting is a rage these days. New bloggers and experienced webmasters alike, all swear by guest posting as a very great method to build online reputation. Successfully build back links, make new interactions, rank higher etc. etc. . But today we at Inspire2rise have come with a new guest post by you guidelines blogging guide. We will explain and try to tell you that why you should not guest post.

Guest post by you : Tips for those who accept guest posts.

guest post by you - the cons of guest posting
Guest Post by you : Guidelines.


1.) Chance of getting hit by a do-follow penalty in the near future.
If you are a webmaster who solely depends on guest posts for content creation, then have no fear dear. You are going to get hit by one of the Google animal Brigade soon. Google considers pages with lots of do-follow links emanating from them to be suspicious. Because link farms too act in the same way, so you can be unknowingly hit by a penalty.

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2.) Quality issues with guest posts.
Only few writers truly have it in them to write a really nice post. The rest are just hunting for PR, link juice, recognition etc. etc. The few who care about quality content, are busy posting it on their own blogs. Also if the quality isn’t good enough then the regular visitors of your site would get pissed off. Maybe they would even stop visiting your site in the future.

3.) No relation to your website niche.
It doesn’t matter whether the posts you receive are so good, so as to be worthy of a writer’s guild award until & unless they’re related to your niche.

4.) Article spinning/Copying.
Nowadays almost all of the new bloggers and some avid guest posters too use article spinning software. Just put few paragraphs from here, few from there. And voila : It’s done.
Accepting such posts would kill your website sooner or later.

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5.) Making you lazy.
And this the biggest disadvantages of allowing guest post by you. If you are a blogger with nice PR and authority, then as a matter of fact you will receive lots of guest post submissions. This will kill the natural writer/blogger inside you and make you lazy. Mind my words, I have seen many bloggers succumb to this practice.

Guest post by you : Tips for those who write guest posts.

1.) You are loosing your valuable content.
You write a stellar article. And then you post it on someone’s website. Consider this case, if it was truly a superb post then how much traffic it could bring to you. And if it really ranked well and was informative it could get you some pretty decent back links too.
I would like to clarify with an example : I wrote a post a month ago about the recent and ongoing AdSense click bombing attack. It was so much shared, that it actually landed me a DO-FOLLOW PR8 back link from a top forum website. Now just think, if you keep on giving away your quality content, how will your site ever succeed?

2.) You are helping someone else build their reputation.
Though authors are allowed to use their bio, but it’s also going under someone’s else blog name and brand. So you are loosing the true marketing potential of the content.

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3.) You will be exhausted.
Yes it’s true. If you guest post regularly you will know that making a quality guest post requires a lot of work. Many of us give our best, just to ensure that the post gets approved.
But in doing so, we get drained. And eventually new ideas take time to sink in. Thus leaving you behind on the posting schedule for your own website.

4.) You are not being innovative enough.
So someone said, guest posting is the best way. And you took your laptop and a cup of coffee and went on a rampage on the blogosphere. Well, such guest post by you will serve you no good, rather make you labelled as a spammer by others. Just because it worked for everyone else doesn’t mean you too should walk the same path. Choose your own unique methods.

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5.) You are increasing your blogging burden.
Many webmasters have very strict policies. They want you to reply to each and every comment on the submitted posts. Also taking out time for such daily updations may be tiresome for some bloggers. If your work is limited to your website, then only can you truly be free and work at your own whim.

The above views are author’s own. Feel free to add your own using the comments form!

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Aditya Nath Jha is an Engineer from New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Gadgets, WordPress, speed optimization & latest technology. When he is not busy blogging he loves to write poetry, compose his own songs and has a taste for music! Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, Instagram. And watch his videos on YouTube.

Guest post by you : Why you should not Guest post or allow it!

12 thoughts on “Guest post by you : Why you should not Guest post or allow it!”

      • I do not fully agree with your article.
        Though, if you are accepting guest post from an authority person why would you deny it while it can bring traffic to your blog.

        Talking about the penalty, you must provide the do follow link within the author bio and follow the guideline. You won’t be hit by any animal.

        Hmm Writing a Guest post, that’s the points made me stop here and share my views. Guest Posting is what, to give some of your time to other people’s Blog. If you are going to a reputable blog for guest posting, then you must know that the blog has loyal readers and if in the blogging field you want some reputation, then you will always try to get it.

        And I think the Posting as a Guest author on an authority blog will definitely tell that blog readers who are YOU. There are different people with different opinion regarding the Guest posting. Some people want to contribute and also want to increase their online presence in this Blogging World.

        You have told you are not being innovative. Why ? If you write for them, you definitely don’t want to lose your writing skill and show the world the power of your writing. Your writing skill will improve as much you will write.

        A well female blogger I know, Nirmala from MyMagicFundas, She has made her loyal readers by guest posting on other blogs.
        The burden of what kind, you are making efforts for your blog to be more popular.

        Well these are my opinion after getting into your article. One solution can be there. If You don’t want to guest post, then leave such a long comment on other blogs, that will also work a little bit to grab the attention towards you 😀
        Ravi Verma

        • Consider it this way bro. People come to Inspire2rise because Aditya Nath Jha writes here and not anywhere else. So, guest posting would actually make me seem like I want to be all the over the place and actually reduce my reputation and brand value! 😀
          Your points are valid too but I don’t wanna kill the exclusivity!

  1. I do agree with you and really like the points you have figured out here. I also don’t like to spend time in building articles for others as time is really precious at this stage of life. Better I would prefer to building own contents that would help my readers.

  2. I agree with your points Aditya, Why to write an article for anyone else?
    Write it for your own website sooner or later you will see the traffic if you have quality content on your blog.

    Thanks for sharing these points 🙂


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