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54 guest posting sites you should submit to for more organic traffic

This year, I discovered two things about blogging I wish I knew a year ago.

  1. I can’t get enough organic traffic just by writing on my blog alone.
  2. Not all guest posting sites are equal.

I came to the first conclusion after scoring a few measly views for each post on my blog, during the first 6 months.

The second came after digging into the numbers behind my blog’s traffic on Google Analytics. Here, I landed 4x more visitors from a high authority site (Lifehack) compared to one that was less publicly known (Growmap).

Left: Traffic I got from a guest post on Lifehack | Right: Traffic I got from a guest post on Growmap

I’m not saying you should toss away all guest post opportunities from lower authority sites — they still bring you some decent traffic and a backlink! But you get a higher ROI for your blog if you invest your time writing for a high authority site.

So how do you determine a high authority site?

Alexa.

Basically, Alexa ranks over 30 million websites based on their traffic data, which is gathered from millions of Internet users who use Alexa’s toolbar.

In other words, Alexa is a good indicator to see which site is popular.

With that said, here are the top guest posting sites I highly recommend you submit your post to. These are all top sites, all of them ranked within the top 100,000 on Alexa, that should help boost your blog’s organic traffic.

1. OutBrain

Outbrain is an online advertiser that brings audience and content together to help people drive more engagement and revenue to their business.

Outbrain

Global ranking: 128

Core theme: Business, Content Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Outbrain Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.outbrain.com/blog/2015/06/guest-blogging-guidelines.html

2. The Huffington Post

One of the leading sources for news, entertainment, personal stories, wellness, style, technology and the trendiest topics. It’s the perfect place for those writing in multiple areas.

Huffington Post

Global ranking: 152

Core theme: Politics, Business, Lifestyle, Popular Media, Entertainment

Accepts republished content: Yes

Submit to: Huffington Post Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://guestblogging.com/huffington-post-toolkit/pitching-strategy-guide/

3. About

A website where hundreds of Expert writers publish articles and videos for over 1,000 topics. If you’re confident about what you know, this might be a good place for you to write.

About.com

Global ranking: 430

Core theme: Everything

Accepts republished content: No. Only accepts long-term contributor, not one-off guest posts.

Submit to: About Contact Form (click on the Available Topics on the left bar to fill out form)

Guest post guidelines: https://experts.about.com/

4. HubSpot

HubSpot is a sales and inbound marketing software, helping businesses and individuals increase traffic, convert leads, and attain high ROI.

Hubspot

Global ranking: 519

Core theme: Email, Sales & Marketing, Content marketing, SEO, Web Design, Business

Accepts republished content: No

Submit to: guestpost@hubspot.com

Guest post guidelines: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing-guest-blogging-guidelines

5. Mashable

The media source everyone goes to for digital innovation, breaking news, entertainment, technology, and resources. Where 45 million monthly visitors share the latest technological advancement.

Mashable

Global ranking: 521

Core theme: Technology, Digital Culture, Entertainment

Accepts republished content: Yes

Submit to: news@mashable.com or Mashable Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://mashable.com/2008/04/18/bad-pr-pitches/#0px8iN1m5kqi

6. Investopedia

You’ll come across topics that focus on investing to markets, business and everything else finance-related on Investopedia, the world’s leading financial education site.

Investopedia

Global ranking: 803

Core theme: Finance, Business

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Investopedia Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.investopedia.com/corp/contactus.aspx?type=WriterSubmission

7. Sitepoint

Sitepoint is a place where all web developers connect based on their love for building things on the Internet. It’s also where you can get the best training and advice on the latest web technologies.

SitePoint

Global ranking: 879

Core theme: Web Design & Development, Technology, Business

Accepts republished content: Yes, occasionally accepts already-published content.

Submit to: editor@sitepoint.com

Guest post guidelines: https://www.sitepoint.com/writing-guidelines/

8. Entrepreneur

Another leading source for marketing, finance, social media, business, and leadership that’s aimed at entrepreneurs and all people passionate about the business world.

Entrepreneur

Global ranking: 1,002

Core theme: Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Social Media

Accepts republished content: No

Submit to: Dan Bova (Editorial Director) at dbova@entrepreneur.com or Entrepreneur Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: N/A

9. Moz

Launched in 2004, Moz builds tools that measure, monitors, and evaluates a site’s level of search engine optimization. They also dedicate their knowledge and how-to guides about marketing and social media on their blog.

Moz

Global ranking: 1,326

Core theme: SEO, Search Marketing, Search Engines

Accepts republished content: No

Submit to: editor@moz.com

Guest post guidelines: N/A

10. The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder brings money tips and personal finance management advice to users, with the goal of putting more money in their pockets.

The Penny Hoarder

Global ranking: 1,432

Core theme: Blogging, Money, Finance

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: editor@thepennyhoarder.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/contributor-guidelines/

11. Lifehack

The core of Lifehack revolves around improving all aspects of your life better, from getting things done to building a positive influence around you.

Lifehack

Global ranking: 2,118

Core theme: Lifestyle, Productivity

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Lifehack Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-write-for-lifehack.html

12. Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is an online magazine that unites all creative, thoughtful writers who want to express their stories and ideas on a wide range of topics — especially relationships and self-reflection.

Thought Catalog

Global ranking: 2,525

Core theme: Lifestyle

Accepts republished content: Yes.

Submit to: Thought Catalog Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://thoughtcatalog.com/submissions/

Guest post guidelines: http://thoughtcatalog.com/submissions/

13. Smashing Magazine

Offering a plethora of web development and web design topics like coding, WordPress, graphics, and mobile, Smashing Magazine attracts readers and writers from all around the world — notably designers and developers.

Smashing Magazine

Global ranking: 3,411

Core theme: Web Design & Development, Technology

Accepts republished content: No. Authors get paid.

Submit to: Smashing Magazine Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/write-for-us/

14. ShoutMeLoud

A tight-knit community of bloggers who share their success with those who want to be “their own boss through the internet.”

Shout Me Loud

Global ranking: 3,980

Core theme: Blogging, Money

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: admin@shoutmeloud.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/join-shoutmeloud

15. The Muse

The Muse is your main online resource for seeking “smart, inspiring job advice for every stage of your career.” They also let people meet and contact employers/companies here and join courses.

The Muse

Global ranking: 4,056

Core theme: Career

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: editor@themuse.com

Guest post guidelines: https://www.themuse.com/contribute

16. Elite Daily

Elite Daily is an online news platform that features stories and listicles from our everyday lives such as love, health, dating, entertainment and breaking news.

Elite Daily

Global ranking: 4,574

Core theme: Lifestyle, Entertainment, News

Accepts republished content: Yes. Contributing writers are expected to submit at least one article draft a week, but we are very flexible & allow our writers to submit articles a little more or less than that (if desired.)

Submit to: Elite Daily Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://elitedaily.com/contribute/

17. Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner teaches millions of businesses how to use the latest social media marketing strategies to drive more traffic, connect with customers, and spread exposure, and boost profits.

Social Media Examiner

Global ranking: 5,862

Core theme: Social Media, Content Marketing, Business

Accepts republished content: No

Submit to: Social Media Examiner Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/writers/

18. Digital Inspiration

Digital Inspiration is one of the top 100 technology and how-to blogs that focuses on usage of software tools and technologies on the Internet.

Digital Inspiration

Global ranking: 6,015

Core theme: Technology, Software

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: amit@labnol.org

Guest post guidelines: http://www.labnol.org/write/

19. Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics show statistics and data that indicates business success. It helps businesses transform visitors into loyal customers to the brand while monitoring the traffic.

Kissmetrics

Global ranking: 6,175

Core theme: Business, Marketing, Web Analytics

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Kissmetrics Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: https://blog.kissmetrics.com/guest-blogging-for-kissmetrics/

20. Business 2 Community

A place where professionals from the business world come together to offer their thoughts to the public. Best place to teach and learn if it’s about building a business and connecting with your customers.

Business 2 Community

Global ranking: 9,055

Core theme: Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

Accepts republished content: Yes.

Submit to: Business 2 Community Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.business2community.com/contributor-guidelines#GGBTgtXbzlEOpPD0.97

21. Bplans

Bplans provides solutions to some of the biggest problems startups and small businesses face. They even has a free online collection of business plans and tools to help you with business letters and any advice for a business plan/strategy.

Bplans

Global ranking: 10,579

Core theme: Business, Startups, Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Bplans Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://articles.bplans.com/authors/

22. Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends bring the top news, insight, success and failures of experts who want to help small businesses survive and grow.

Small Business Trends

Global ranking: 12,802

Core theme: Business, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Technology, Finance

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Shawn Hessinger (Executive Editor) at sbtips@gmail.com or experts@smallbiztrends.net

Guest post guidelines: https://smallbiztrends.com/about/article-submission-guidelines

23. Social Media Today

Social Media Today has a huge community and resources for communication, customer experience, marketing, and other digital strategies.

Social Media Today

Global ranking: 13,915

Core theme: Social Media, Marketing, Business, Digital Strategy

Accepts republished content: Yes.

Submit to: approvingbloggers@socialmediatoday.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/how-to-post

24. Elephant Journal

A popular online journal where writers share their personal stories from living a fun and productive life to enduring a tearing heartbreak.

Elephant Journal

Global ranking: 16,874

Core theme: Lifestyle, Productivity, Self-improvement

Accepts republished content: Yes, but content needs to be 20% tweaked.

Submit to: Elephant Journal Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.elephantjournal.com/write/

25. CoSchedule

Coschedule helps marketers, bloggers, and business owners plan, create and promote their content on a simple marketing calendar.

Coschedule

Global ranking: 18,578

Core theme: Business, Marketing, Productivity, Social Media

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: CoSchedule Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://coschedule.com/blog/write-for-us/

26. Read write

One of the top 100 websites for entrepreneurs, Read Write gives answers to all vital questions about new technologies, industry, privacy & data issues, and all other aspects of the world’s progress.

Read Write

Global ranking: 20,284

Core theme: Technology, Entrepreneur, Digital News

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: tips@readwrite.com

Guest post guidelines: http://readwrite.com/contributor-guidelines/

27. I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Ramit, the owner of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, publishes post that teach people how to save money, lower credit card debts, put a few more bucks in their wallet, anything to build their wealth.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Global ranking: 21,585

Core theme: Finance, Psychology, Money, Business

Accepts republished content: No.

Contact: ramit@iwillteachyoutoberich.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/write-a-guest-post-for-i-will-teach-you-to-be-rich/

28. Content Marketing Institute

Content marketing? Marketing leadership? Content strategies? CMI’s an expert in these fields, presenting great, effective, and helpful posts.

Content Marketing Institute

Global ranking: 23,580

Core theme: Content Marketing, Business

Accepts republished content: No. Not accepting guest post opportunities at this moment, unless someone from the Content Marketing Institute team has reached out to you.

Submit to: Michele at michele@contentinstitute.com or blog@contentinstitute.com

Guest post guidelines: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/blog/blog-guidelines/

29. MarketingProfs

The site trains modern marketers to find their way in the ever-evolving marketing world through research, practices, and quality content.

Marketing Profs

Global ranking: 24,661

Core theme: Marketing, Business

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Vahe Habeshian at vahe@marketingprofs.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.marketingprofs.com/write-for-us

30. Inbound

Inbound is the internet’s smartest marketing community where you’ll hear the latest trends in marketing, SEO, pay-per-click (PPC), analytics, and blogging.

Inbound

Global ranking: 32,205

Core theme: Marketing, Business, SEO, Blogging

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: editor@inbound.org

Guest post guidelines: http://blog.inbound.org/guest-blogger-guidelines

31. AllBusiness

Starting, developing, organizing and managing a business has never been easier thanks to AllBusiness. Here you have all the resources and tools for your business to thrive.

All Business

Global ranking: 32,525

Core theme: Business, Marketing, Entrepreneur

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: All Business Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: https://www.allbusiness.com/guest-post-overview

32. IncomeDiary

Entrepreneurs can pick up the best content about earning money online and building efficient sites on IncomeDiary. Besides publishing blog posts, IncomeDiary also provides content through educational courses and their software product.

Income Diary

Global ranking: 35,269

Core theme: Money, Bloggers, Content Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Income Diary Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.incomediary.com/write-for-incomediary

33. Matthewwoodward.co.uk

Matthew, the owner of this blog, shares numerous tutorials and case studies to help bloggers learn the inside-outs of internet marketing, including social media, building traffic, conversion rates and much more.

Matthew Woodward

Global ranking: 39,079

Core theme: SEO, Marketing, Blogging, Social Media

Accepts republished content: Yes.

Submit to: Matthew Woodward Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/write-for-us/

34. The Write Life

The Write Life focuses on connecting writers, helping them improve their craft, and showing them how to earn money from their blogs.

The Write Life

Global ranking: 44,589

Core theme: Blogging, Marketing, Money

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: contribute@thewritelife.com

Guest post guidelines: http://thewritelife.com/write-for-us/

35. All Blogging Tips

All Blogging Tips breaks down efficient strategies on building a successful blog instead of promising quick fixes. Perfect for people who are patient, work smart, and are determined to succeed online.

All Blogging Tips

Global ranking: 47,332

Core theme: Blogging, Money, Business

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: info@allbloggingtips.com or All Blogging Tips Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: https://allbloggingtips.com/write-for-us/

36. Iamwire

Entrepreneurs, professionals, and people with innovative spirit come to Iamwire to build and scale their products and business.

Iamwire

Global ranking: 49,512

Core theme: Business, Entrepreneur

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: editor@iamwire.com or Iamwire Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.iamwire.com/submit-guest-post

37. StartupBros

Run by a self-taught entrepreneurs, StartupBros is the go-to source for starting your own business. They’ll tell you exactly how to launch a successful business and make hefty profits.

Startup Bros

Global ranking: 50,620

Core theme: Startups, Entrepreneur, Money, Sales & Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: bros@startupbros.com

Guest post guidelines: http://startupbros.com/guest-blogging/

38. Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man features almost every practical life tip and life hacks for happiness, health, money, and success.

Dumb Little Man

Global ranking: 50,780

Core theme: Lifestyle, Money, Self-Improvement

Accepts republished content: No. Must log into Facebook, Twitter, Google+ to start submission process.

Submit to: Dumb Little Man Submission Form

Guest post guidelines: http://www.dumblittleman.com/writers-guide

39. Blog Engage

Blog Engage is a blogging community where bloggers can submit topics on making money online, blogging, SEO, marketing and social networking, anything blog-related.

Blog Engage

Global ranking: 53,504

Core theme: Blogging, Business, Content Marketing.

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Blog Engage Contact Form after registering an account.

Guest post guidelines: http://www.blogengage.com/blogger/guest-blog/

40. Xonecole

Xonecole is a blog for women of color and culture to voice their opinions and stories with their own style.

Xonecole

Global ranking: 55,581

Core theme: Lifestyle, Business

Accepts republished content: Yes.

Submit to: Necole at editor@xonecole.com

Guest post guidelines: http://xonecole.com/submit-your-stories/

41. John Chow

John Chow, the creator of this blog, shares his blogging success of earning $40,000 per month in 2 years with the goal of helping bloggers make money too.

John Chow

Global ranking: 56,274

Core theme: Blogging, Money

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: John at johnchow@johnchow.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.johnchow.com/get-more-exposure-for-your-blog-with-a-guest-post/

42. Duct Tape Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing breaks down the marketing system into steps any entrepreneur can do to grow their business. Special attention given to small businesses.

Duct Tape Marketing

Global ranking: 62,781

Core theme: Business, Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Duct Tape Marketing Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: N/A

43. Online Income Teacher

Led by a passionate blogger, Matt Smith tells his experience in generating income and the lessons he had learnt, giving you a deeper insight of earning money online and blogging.

Online Income Teacher

Global ranking: 64,632

Core theme: Blogging, Money, Social Media

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Online Income Teacher Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://onlineincometeacher.com/write-for-us/

44. Daily Blog Tips

Daily Blog Tips focuses on building a professional blog where people can earn money from it. Doesn’t matter if you’re new to blogging or have been blogging for awhile, you’ll find tips that’ll help you design, promote, and monetize your blog.

Daily Blog Tips

Global ranking: 66,226

Core theme: Blogging, Content Marketing, SEO

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: daniel@dailyblogtips.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/daily-blog-tips-guest-post-guidelines/

45. Search Engine People

Search Engine People is marketing agency that teaches people to find ways to get their blog more noticed by users, improve their SEO, PPC, and overcome all sorts of blog issues.

Search Engine People

Global ranking: 69,289

Core theme: Marketing, Blogging, SEO

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: ruud@searchenginepeople.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/guidelines

46. Tech Walls

Tech Walls is a technology blog that features the latest news on gadgets, smartphone reviews and guides, anything related to technology.

Tech Walls

Global ranking: 78,297

Core theme: Technology,

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: ricky@techwalls.com

Guest post guidelines: https://www.techwalls.com/become-our-writer/

47. Kikolani

Kikolani contains blog marketing strategies designed for both personal and professional bloggers.

Kikolani

Global ranking: 79,578

Core theme: Blogging, Content Marketing, Business

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Kikolani Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://kikolani.com/guest-post-opportunities

48. Successful Blogging

People who aspire to be their own boss and get rich from home come to Successful Blogging for tips. Here you’ll find a compilation of everything you need to know about making money from blogging.

Successful Blogging

Global ranking: 83,096

Core theme: Blogging, Money

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Sue at sue@successfulblogging.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.successfulblogging.com/write-for-successful-blogging/

49. Make a Living Writing

Freelance writers of all backgrounds come to Make a Living Writing to learn how to earn money doing what they love doing.

Make a Living Writing

Global ranking: 84,462

Core theme: Blogging, Money, Content Marketing

Accepts republished content: No. Pays at least $75–100/post, possibly more depending on quality of content.

Submit to: Carol at carol@caroltice.com

Guest post guidelines: http://www.makealivingwriting.com/why-i-pay-writers/

50. The SITS Girls

Managed by passionate bloggers (all women), The SITS Girls leaves a space where bloggers can find their audience and grow their brand. Here you can find useful tips on blogging, photography, and social media.

The SITS Girls

Global ranking: 87,275

Core theme: Blogging, Content Marketing, Social Media

Accepts republished content: Yes. Must create an account to submit your post.

Submit to: Tracie Nall at tracie@swaygroup.com or The SITS Girls Contact Form

Guest post guidelines:

https://swaygroup.submittable.com/submit/35833/blog-post-submission-for-the-sits-girls

51. Maximize Social Business

Maximize Social Business is the top resource for businesses to unlock the potential success of their business by maximizing the opportunities social media gives them.

Maximize Social Business

Global ranking: 92,820

Core theme: Business, Social Media, Content Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: Maximize Social Business Contact Form

Guest post guidelines: http://maximizesocialbusiness.com/contact/

52. Tech Wyse

Tech Wyse is another tech agency that offers a wide range of services including driving traffic, measuring engagement and creative design.

Tech Wyse

Global ranking: 94,170

Core theme: Internet Marketing, Search Engine, Web Development

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: guestblog@techwyse.com

Guest post guidelines: https://www.techwalls.com/become-our-writer/

53. Write to Done

A paradise for enthusiastic writers who want to improve their writing, everything from creativity to productivity to crafting a novel.

Write to Done

Global ranking: 94,652

Core theme: Blogging, Marketing

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: writetodone@gmail.com

Guest post guidelines: http://writetodone.com/guest-posts-guidelines/

54. Basic Blog Tips

Basic Blog Tips is your main source for content writing strategies, blogging, and social media optimization which Illeane (creator of Basic Blog Tips) shows through Youtube videos and tutorials.

Basic Blog Tips

Global ranking: 98,982

Core theme: Blogging, Social Media, Content Marketing,

Accepts republished content: No.

Submit to: ileane@basicblogtips.com

Guest post guidelines: N/A

Have any other guest posting sites you think is worth being on this list?

Drop it in the comments below! I may consider adding it. 🙂

Published by Tiffany

I’m fighting to rebuild my life by doing the things I never dreamed of doing. Now in Southeast Asia, writing my journey.

 

One thought on “54 guest posting sites you should submit to for more organic traffic”

  1. Faith Obafemi says:

    Awesome list Tiffany!
    Going to keep me busy for months!

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