8 Surefire Ways To Get Your Guest Post Rejected

For readers who are new to the concept of guest blogging, it simply means writing and publishing your article on someone else’s website or blog. The host blogger will usually include a link back to your blog at the end of your post. It’s a great way to connect with new readers and get your name out (particularly if you are new to the blog scene). Read my post on 5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Guest Blogger. It’s not an easy task selling your blog post to influential bloggers who can do wonders for your web traffic. If you have not been having much luck, you may be guilty of committing some of these fatal mistakes.

1. Your Post Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb

Before you contact the host blogger on your proposed topic, make sure you do your homework first by visiting their blog or website to check out their current contents. If you are pushing for greater usage of digital and social media while your host blogger is a strong advocate for traditional media. It’s likely that your post will never get published.

2. Hello, Are You In The Correct Era? 

Host bloggers look for quality guest posts that are relevant and current. Value add by submitting articles that address a sizzling hot topic that their readers will be interested in. Writing an introduction article on Myspace is not going to get you anywhere. Unless of course, you are writing to social media silvers. Start by reading some of the current posts on the blog, check out what the most popular posts are and read the archives for topic ideas.

3. Bad Boys Are Not Welcomed 

Host bloggers will usually have a set of guidelines which they expect their guest contributors to read through and follow. If you are not playing by their rules, you can’t blame the host blogger for not accepting your article.

4. Did You Pass Your English Class?

Popular host bloggers are usually very selective of the content language that goes onto their blog. Guest posts are written in really bad English hardly stand a chance. It is a basic courtesy to ensure that your guest posts are free from grammar and spelling errors before submission.

5. You Bore Me To Tears! 

No one likes to read boring facts or descriptions that can easily be obtained through Wikipedia. When you write a travel post, inject personal experience, sentiments & afterthoughts of a place that you have visited. Enthusiasm can be felt in written articles so showcase it fully. A dull drab that goes on forever with no character is likely to be rejected.

6. A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Many host bloggers will request for a least 1 picture to support your article. Submit relevant photos that help to articulate the points that you hope to bring across to your readers. Irrelevant, low resolution and horribly taken shots can seriously sabotage your entire effort. 

7. Excessive Self Promotion Is A Huge Turn-off

Experience host bloggers are able to sniff a self-promotional crap within seconds. Your article should be your main traffic driver. Focus on delivering a good piece and resist the temptation to sell yourself. Reserve that for the eventual sign off at the end of the post.

8. Make It Easy To Post

Submitting your guest post in a readable and post ready format reduces host blogger’s inertia to have it published. This is particularly effective when the host blogger is running late on schedule and need to post an article urgently.


It’s never too late to learn from past mistakes. Keep the above points in mind when drafting your next guest post and may your article get published!

You may also like to check out my posts on other interesting social media topics here.

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  1. Davide Ballardini becomes a new coach of Bologna

    Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com reported,Davide Ballardini has signed at Bologna as a new coach on deal until the end of the season.
    Davide Ballardini, 50, who was appointed as a new coach of Bologna, replaces Pioli in 24 hours after Stefano Pioli’s departure.
    Bologna are only one point above Serie A’s relegation zone having collected a mere three wins from 18 games.
    “Bologna FC 1909 announces that it has entrusted the technical guidance of the first team to Davide Ballardini, who has signed a contract until 30 June 2014,” the club announced. . as reported by Agen Judi terpercaya indo11.com.
    Davide Ballardini will lead the club for his first match against Lazio on Saturday.
    Source http://indo11.com

  2. Kovac confident ahead of Iceland clash

    Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com reported,Croatia head coach Niko Kovac has warned his team of Iceland’s rapid transition ahead of the second leg of their FIFA World Cup play-off.
    Iceland surprisingly held on for a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Reykjavik on Friday despite losing Olafur Skulason to a red card in the 50th minute, but Kovac remains confident Croatia will prevail and reach Brazil 2014.
    Croatia will host Iceland in Zagreb on Tuesday and while Kovac believes his team have enough quality to triumph, the 42-year-old knows the small Scandinavian island have the ability to punish his side if they switch off.
    “The impression remains that we are the better team and have a better overall repertoire,” Kovac said.
    “They play very simple football with a lot of vertical switching and that’s always risky.
    “I am confident that we will repeat our dominant display in Zagreb and will ultimately get to Brazil.”as reported by Indo Eleven.
    Kovac again praised Iceland’s defensive work-rate in Reykjavik and hailed the performance of goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson in keeping out the visitors in the first leg but reiterated his belief that Croatia will advance to next year’s World Cup finals.
    Sourcehttp:// indo11.com

  3. chamroeun terry

    Barcelona linked to Diego Milito

    Agen Bola terpercaya indo11.com reported,that Barcelona are weighing up January bid for Inter Milan star Diego Milito.
    It is no secret Gerardo Martino is looking to sign an out-and-out striker in the winter who would offer the team a new dimension in attack.
    As a result, the Catalans have been linked with a number of players, but El Mundo Deportivo understands that Diego Milito is the number one name on their hit-list.
    It is believed the experienced striker would establish a good understanding with superstar Lionel Messi having played alongside him in the national team. as reported by Indo Eleven.
    On top of that, the 34-year-old’s deal at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is due to expire in June, meaning he could be signed for a nominal fee in January.
    Source http:// indo11.com

  4. Wenger tidak puas dengan kinerja wasit

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen BolaIndo11 – Arsenal gagal merebut kembali puncak klasemen Premier League setelah cuma berimbang dengan Chelsea. Tidak puas dengan satu poin, Arsene Wenger mengritik wasit yang tidak memberi timnya penalti.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Menjamu Chelsea di Emirates Stadium, Selasa (24/12/2013) dinihari WIB, Arsenal harus puas dengan tambahan satu poin setelah cuma bisa bermain 0-0. Meski kini punya 36 poin, sama dengan Liverpool, The Gunners gagal merebut kembali puncak klasemen lantaran The Reds unggul dalam selisih gol.
    Sang wasit disebut Wenger bekerja dengan tidak baik karena mengabaikan penalti yang harusnya didapat Arsenal menyusul pelanggaran Willian terhadap Theo Walcott di babak pertama.

    “Saya bisa memahami kenapa Chelsea mengatakan wasitnya bekerja dengan baik. Saya pikir wasit tidak menjalani pertandingan ini dengan baik. Saya pikir itu harusnya penalti. Jika salah saya minta maaf, tapi dari luar itu terlihat seperti penalti,” kesal Wenger.
    Sumber http://indo11.com

  5. City melangkah ke semifinal Piala Liga Inggris

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Manchester City menjaga peluangnya untuk menjadi juara di ajang Piala Liga Inggris. The Citizens baru saja sampai di babak semifinal setelah mereka menundukkan Leicester City dengan skor 3-1.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – City hanya butuh waktu delapan menit untuk unggul melalui aksi brillian dari Aleksandar Kolarov. Memasuki menit ke-41, Edin Dzeko menggandakan keunggulan tim tamu. Ia pun kembali mencatatkan namanya di papan skor pada menit ke-53.

    Leicester mencetak satu gol hiburan saat laga berusia 77 menit. Tembakan Lloyd Dyer berbelok arah setelah mengenai Vincent Kompany dan menggetarkan gawang City.
    Sumber http://indo11.com

  6. bluesen11

    Bayern ke final Piala Dunia Antarklub

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Bayern Munich tampil dominan dan tak tak tertahankan untuk melaju ke final Piala Dunia Antarklub, usai di semifinal Die Roten menang tiga gol tanpa balas dari Guangzhou Evergrande.

    Bayern meraih gol-golnya lewat Franck Ribery dan Mario Mandzukic di penghujung babak pertama, serta Mario Goetze di awal-awal babak kedua.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Hasil ini membawa The Bavarians melaju ke final turnamen ini untuk pertama kalinya dan akan ditantang salah satu pemenang partai semifinal lainnya, yakni Raja Casablanca atau Atletico Mineiro.

    Laga final akan dihelat pada Sabtu (21/12) malam waktu setempat dan Guangzhou sendiri akan memperebutkan tempat ketiga.
    Sumber http://indo11.com

  7. indo vannak

    Aguero diperkirakan akan absen lebih lama

    Berita terbaru dan terkini Bola Soccer dari Agen BolaIndo11 – Awalnya diprediksi akan menepi selama empat pekan, kini kubu Manchester City malah tidak bisa memastikan kapan Sergio Aguero akan kembali. Dikhawatirkan sang striker akan absen lebih lama.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Aguero didiagnosa mengalami masalah pada betisnya, cedera yang dia dapat saat memperkuat Manchester City menghadapi Arsenal di akhir pekan lalu. Hasil pemeriksaan awal yang dilakukan tim dokter The Citizens menyebut kalau pesepakbola asal Argentina itu paling tidak akan beristirahat selama satu bulan.

    “Saya bukan dokter, itu sangat sulit. Dokternya bilang paling cepat empat pekan atau bisa delapan pekan. Kita lihat saja. Saya tidak tahu berapa pekan, tapi paling tidak satu bulan. Itu sangat sulit untuk mengetahuinya saat ini, berapa pekan dia akan absen,” ucap Pellegrini.

    Sumber http://indo11.com

  8. Flamini akan absen selama tiga minggu

    Berita terbaru dan terkini bola Soccer dari Agen Bola Indo11 – Arsenal harus kehilangan Mathieu Flamini yang harus absen selama beberapa laga akibat cedera yang didapatnya akhir pekan lalu.

    Agen Bola Indo11 Terpercaya – Flamini hanya bermain delapan menit di laga kontra Crystal Palace sebelum digantikan Serge Gnabry. Usai pertandingan kemudian Flamini didiagnosa mengalami cedera pangkal paha.

    “Ketika kami mendapatkah hasilnya, kami baru akan tahu berapa lama dia akan absen. Sepertinya bukan cedera otot yang parah, tapi dia cedera di bagian pangkal paha,” ujar manajer Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.

    Flamini yang sudah tampil sembilan laga musim ini akan absen di laga penting melawan Chelsea, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, dan Manchester United.

    Sumber http://indo11.com

  9. sovankunthea

    Tata Siapkan 22 Pemain Lawan AC Milan

    Berita pertandingan sepak bola terkini dari Agen sbobetterbaik indo11.com – Pelatih Barcelona, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, akan
    mempersiapkan 22 pemain untuk laga Liga Champions melawan AC Milan, di Stadion
    San Siro, Selasa atau Rabu (23/10/2013) dini hari WIB.

    Tata sepertinya membawa kekuatan penuh dalam
    lawatan tersebut. Biasanya, Tata melakukan rotasi dengan menyimpan salah satu
    pemain karena alasan kebugaran. Hanya tiga pemain yang dipastikan absen yakni
    Isaac Cuenca, Jordi Alba, dan Ibrahim Afellay yang mengalami cedera.

    Agen bola terpercaya
    indo11.com –
    Rombongan skuad Barcelona
    direncanakan berangkat ke Milan pada Senin (21/10/2013) pagi waktu setempat.
    Lionel Messi dkk akan menjajal rumput Stadion San Siro untuk latihan pada malam


  10. sovankunthea

    Semangat Ferguson Ditujukan untuk Moyes

    Berita pertandingan sepak bola terkini dari agen sbobet terbaik indo11.com – Mantan manajer Manchester United (MU), Sir Alex Ferguson, memberikan
    semangat kepada David Moyes agar mampu membawa MU meraih gelar juara pada musim ini. Ferguson berharap, mantan klubnya itu mendapat keberuntungan untuk
    mewujudkan impiannya.

    Moyes menjalani awal musim kurang baik bersama
    MU. “Setan Merah” saat ini hanya berada di posisi ke-8 dengan 11 poin
    dari delapan pertandingan. Pada laga terakhir, MU hanya ditahan imbang
    Southampton, di Stadion Old Trafford, Sabtu (19/10/2013).

    Agen bola terpercaya
    indo11.com – “Bagi David Moyes,
    memenangkan piala akan menjadi prestasi yang fantastis. Kunci untuk Moyes
    adalah ia tidak harus melakukan sesuatu yang lebih baik, tetapi hanya
    mempertahankan apa yang telah dilakukan klub selama beberapa tahun terakhir,”
    kata Ferguson .


  11. Andreasratih

    Pemain Ekuador meninggal setelah memainkan
    laga debutnya

    Agen Bola
    Indo11.com melaporkan bahwa pesepakbola Ekuador yang pernah bermain untuk klub
    Inggris Birmingham City, Christian Benitez, meninggal dunia setelah menjalani
    pertandingan debutnya bersama klub barunya di Qatar.

    Benitez tutup usia di sebuah rumah sakit tidak lama setelah bermain untuk
    pertama kalinya buat Al Jaish, saat mengalahkan Qatar Sports Club 2-0 di
    pertandingan Sheikh Jassem Cup, hari Minggu (28/7) lalu.

    Menurut berita yang dilansir oleh Indo11, awalnya
    penyerang yang baru berusia 27 tahun itu mengeluh sakit perut, lalu dibawa ke
    rumah sakit. Belakangan ia malah mengalami gagal jantung dan nyawanya tidak
    bisa diselamatkan.

    Kematian Benitez telah dikonfirmasi baik pihak klub maupun Federasi Sepakbola
    Ekuador. Sejumlah pihak lain juga turut menyampaikan rasa bela sungkawanya.

    “Dia orang yang sangat mengasyikkan, dan berbahaya di kotak penalti,”
    ucap manajer Birmingham, Alex McLeish, kepada Sky Sports News.

    “Tidak bisa dipercaya Christian Benitez alias Chucho telah meninggal.
    Sungguh sebuah kesenangan pernah bermain dengan dia. Dia orang yang sangat
    astik. Ikut berduka cita untuk keluarganya,” tulis gelandang Sunderlang, Craig
    Gardner, yang pernah bermain dengan Benitez di Birmingham, via akun

    Benitez baru mengikat kontak tiga tahun dengan Al Jaish pada 6 Juli lalu. Ia
    ditransfer sebesar 10 juta poundsterling dari klub Meksiko, America.

    Pada musim 2009/2010 ia bermain untuk Birmingham sebagai pinjaman dari Santos
    Laguna. Bersama klub Inggris itu ia tampil 36 kali dan mencetak empat gol. Di
    akhir musim Birmingham batal mengontraknya secara permanen dan ia kembali ke
    Meksiko. Dalam dua musim terakhir ia tampil dalam 79 pertandingan dan mendulang
    52 gol.

    Benitez memiliki rekor yang cukup impresif bersama timnas Ekuador. Ia
    mengantongi 58 caps dengan torehan 24 gol, serta bermain di Piala Dunia 2006 di

  12. kon kaka

    Galatasaray keen on Fulham´s Frei

    http://www.indo11.com reported, Galatasaray
    president Unal Aysal and the club’s manager Fatih Terim have expressed an
    interest in signing Fulham forward Kerim Frei.

    The 19-year-old has struggled to break
    through at Craven Cottage since moving from Swiss club Grasshopper in 2011.

    He made just eight appearances under Martin
    Jol last term, and was recalled from a loan spell with then-Championship outfit
    Cardiff after just three outings.

    But Aysal is keen to hand the Turkey
    international, who was born in Switzerland, a move away from the London club.

    “We are interested in Kerim Frei,” he told asreported by Indo Eleven.
    And Terim
    echoed Aysal’s sentiments, saying: “We have been scouting Frei for over a year
    and remain interested.”

    Barring one cap earned with Turkey’s Under-20
    team, Frei represented Switzerland at all age groups up to Under-21.

    Source : http://www.indo11.com

  13. kon kaka

    Brazil encouraged by Pirlo absence

    Agen Bola http://www.indo11.com
    reported, Brazil
    midfielder Hernanes says Andrea Pirlo’s absence from Saturday’s Confederations
    Cup match will be detrimental for opponents Italy.

    The talismanic midfielder will miss the Group
    A clash with a leg injury and Hernanes said Italy will struggle to build
    attacks without him.

    The contest is a warm-up for both nations
    ahead of the Cup semi-finals, as both have secured progression to the final
    four after wins in their first two matches over Japan and Mexico.

    “It will be great loss for them because we
    all know that Pirlo is the one who starts all the plays, who makes their long
    passes, who takes all the free kicks and the corners … so he will be a great
    loss for Italy on Saturday,” Hernanes said.

    The clash at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova in
    Salvador, Bahia, will see the two nations meet for the second time in 2013,
    after their 2-2 friendly draw in March.asreported by Indo Eleven.

    But Brazil fullback Dani Alves said their
    minds were only on finishing the group stages on a high, not the past and
    certainly not a potential title on home soil.

    Source : http://www.indo11.com

  14. kon kaka

    Tottenham close on Paulinho signing

    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Premier League outfit Tottenham are on
    the verge of signing Corinthians midfielder Paulinho, it has been confirmed.

    The 24-year-old midfielder, who is currently
    at the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil, is said to be one of Tottenham’s
    key transfer targets.

    And the box-to-box midfielder has a reported
    release clause of £17 million, which the White Hart Lane club appear willing to

    Corinthians director of football Edu, a
    former Arsenal midfielder, said that a deal was close to being sealed.

    When quizzed about Tottenham’s interest in
    the player, Edu told UOL: “The situation is
    well under way.

    “We have to agree on some details of the
    negotiations, so I can’t say if he will leave yet, but the negotiations are
    going well.”asreported byIndo Eleven.

    Source : http://www.indo11.com

  15. Greenwich SEO

    Good post…especially the part about ‘self promotion’…there has to be some payoff in a guest post, otherwise nobody would do it, but a clever guest will be subtle, often putting a link in the final sentence.


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