4/1/14 Update - This post seems very dated at this point. My Blog Guest has become a controversial site, A number of the articles that I submitted have been deleted by the blogs that publishered them. Guest posting is no longer considered a legitimate SEO tactic by Google.
I am becoming a fan of My Blog Guest. Although there is a free option, the $20 monthly cost of premium membership is one of my most productive marketing expenditures. I certainly don't claim to be a My Blog Guest expert user, so please consider this review to be more anecdotal than authoritative.
The basic concept behind My Blog Guest is to provide guest bloggers and blog publishers a forum where they can connect. It offers is a win-win for guest bloggers and publishers. As a guest blogger, I reach a larger audience of readers by submitting articles that are made available to be posted by other blogs. Thus, it helps with reputation building, attracting visitors to this blog, and providing backlinks. For a blog publisher, My Blog Guest offers a source of unique content without the work of having to write your own post. Also, guest authors provide new viewpoints that can add value to a blog. A blog publishing a guest post may also benefit from the guest post author promoting the article to their social media connections.
My Six Posts
Among my six posts submitted to My Blog Guest, five found homes. Four of the published article are on blogs that have generated meaningful link authority. Also, one of the posts led to an offer of a regular guest posting spot on Search Engine People. The sixth post, which was the most commercial of the bunch, did not get picked up. I subsequently published it via the leading article directory.
Why Shipping Big Boxes Via Ground Delivery Just Became More Expensive - iMarkInteractive
Is Offering Free Shipping Still A Good Strategy? - Best Professional Speaking (no longer available - and this was one of my better posts)
Only 28% of Google Searchers View PPC Ads On Right Side Of Page - Blu Morpho Marketing (no longer available)
How PPC Advertisers Can Respond To High Bidding New Competitors - SearchEnginePeople (no longer available)
Not Accepted By A My Blog Guest Publisher
A Skateboarding Term Has Jumped Over to the Safety Field - EzineArticles
A My Blog Guest Caveat
While I am a big fan of My Blog Guest, my first choice for a guest post would be to target a specific blog that you would like your article to be published upon and submit to that blog. However, the downside of this tactic is the time delay waiting for the targeted blog to respond. It is annoying to have a guest post sitting in limbo awaiting a response from a targeted blog, particularly if the blog never bothers to respond. Also, it is less time consuming to simply post to My Blog Guest than to search for and submit to the blog to which your post is best suited. A popular article will lead to offers from blog publishers within just a few hours of submission.
For reference, my guest posts written for specific blogs have generated more comments and social media activity than the posts submitted to My Blog Guest. However, it is not an either/or issue, you can submit posts that are a good fit for a specific blog directly while also submitting posts without a targeted publisher to My Blog Guest. Further, My Blog Guest has a feature for "Sent Directly to Blog" which I have not tested yet.
My two biggest complaints about My Blog Guest:
1) if submitting a post, the site times out quickly. After losing quite a bit of work to the quick time-outs, I finally learned to quickly input a bit of gibberish into every field and then click on save. I then go back and start inputting information into the text fields, being careful to hit the save button every couple of minutes. However, I just tried to re-create this problem and was unable to do so. The site still times out quickly, but unlike in the past, I did not lose any data to the time outs. It seems like this has become a non issue if a cookie has been set. However, I would still recommend saving your work before hitting submit if you are not certain a cookie has been set.
2) The user interface is a bit clunky. It took me a while to find my way around the site. After a few weeks, I became familiar with the placement of links to the site's most useful pages, and now can navigate it easily, but there definitely was a bit of a learning curve.
More Information About My Blog Guest
The following articles summarize the My Blog Guest offering:
5 Reasons to Love MyBlogGuest.com - G34Media
My Blog Guest: A Forum For Guest Blogging - DragonBlogger
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I have had good success posting articles to My Blog Guest. However, if you give it a try, be a bit wary of offers from blogs that are just a conglomeration of articles. Your post could get buried without being provided with much link authority benefit or readers. Use PostRank or other blog popularity checking tools to check on how much promotion the article is likely to get from the blog.
The best offers will usually come within the first few hours of posting. Do not automatically accept an opportunity from the first blog that offers to publish your article during the first hour after submission. A offer from a blog that is a better fit for your article may be forthcoming if you hold off on accepting offers for a few hours.