How To Automate & Manage Guest Posting [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

How To Automate & Manage Guest Posting [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

Guest posting has become a hot topic recently so I wanted to show you how to automate and manage your campaigns with my personal process.

The actual process of guest posting is quite lengthy and it can be very difficult to keep track of even if your only dealing with a few targets nevermind when your trying to deal with thousands.

This tutorial takes all of the hard work out of guest posting and makes it as quick and efficient as possible.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to find thousands of guest post targets
  2. How to filter your guest post target database effectively
  3. How to contact all of them in a couple of clicks
  4. How to sweeten the deal
  5. How to track & manage your guest posting

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Resources In The Video

Link Assistant FREE TRIAL – It’s main purpose is to find recipricoal link partners which sucks. I use it to automate and manage my guest post campaigns with a few tweaks.

SEO Powersuite FREE TRIAL – This has a huge range of uses and includes a few pieces of software. You get RankTracker (the best rank tracking software imo), Website Auditor (great for checking onsite issues), SEO Spyglass (download competitor backlinks) and LinkAssistant It is an essential suite of SEO tools that everyone should have in their arsenal.

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77 Responses

Will
2.19.2013

Hey,

Love you videos thanks for providing them

I just wondered do you do this on your main pc or do you use a VPS/separate PC just for SEO stuff ?

Thanks

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I have a couple of slave link building boxes here that I just RDP into but recently outgrew them so had to get a VPS.

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Serge Marchuk (@MrMarchuk) Reply:

^ That’s the way to go for most beginners: make yourself an “SEO Box” (which is what I recently did). Basically, I’ve put together a computer that will take barely any electricity, be super fast (SSD Drives for OS/Software), and have a ton of memory. I can either split these into VMs or use the box with OS on it straight up. Basically i’m hooking this thing into an internet connection in my office and it runs 24/7 doing anything I need while rotating IPs every 30 minutes :)

Set up Dynamic DNS with the router and I can RDP into it from anywhere instantly to tweak/add tasks/etc.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Wise words :)

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Hannah Reply:

I want to see the blog with instructions for THAT!! lol!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Really? I could put that together. All it is really though is buy/build a computer, install windows, install link building software.

What other things would you like to see covered in a tutorial like that?

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David Reply:

Hi Matt,

A video outlining all the necessary components including software list in creating an ideal computer to carry out all this wonderful advise/videos i am learning from you : )

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Well that depends on what you want to do. There is no universal answer to that

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Peter
2.20.2013

When guest posting does the content need to be spun, varied?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

If your going to spin your guest post make sure its done to this standard http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/advanced-article-spinning-techniques-with-the-best-spinner/

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willinabox
3.12.2013

Again – an excellent tutorial

Why do you think guest posts will lose their linkbuilding value in the future? How is this any different from buying posts/links on a paid link network?

You also mentioned that web 2.0′s will be deindexed in the future (which I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be)

So at this point, do you think the long term plan is solely hand built web 2.0′s lol?

Sorry for the broad question

-Will

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Because Matt Cutts says so. Guest posting will still be viable and a great method to manipulate author rank though.

Web 2.0s wont be deindexed but they will be devalued for the most part they are 1 page pieces of shit that make no sense. The reason why is because when you have being doing this for a while your aware of the annual trend of ‘everyones doing this’ then Google kills it, then everyone will do something else instead. Used to be reciprocal links back in the day, blog comments/forum profiles not so long ago and blog networks more recently.

Just natural evolution of the cat and mouse game we play with Google.

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Serge Marchuk (@MrMarchuk) Reply:

It just doesn’t make sense to me that Guest Posts would lose value… To me, Guest posts make sense (especially if you can plug your authorship link into it!). What you can also do is *quality* seo campaigns for the guest posts that you write; the owner of the site will see rankings from your post and possibly ask you to do another guest post.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Well its like every link building technique, it makes sense logically but people abuse it to hard so it has to die

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Simon Reply:

Do you think Private Blog Networks will be devalued?

Am not talking about the big networks that have been de indexed but private personal networks.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

No – unless you get caught/reported

When Google says a big network has been deindexed its usually a lie, eg SAPE. Same when they claimed ALN was dead – I used it for another 6 months when everyone was terrified of using it which was fine by me. I still had a powerful weapon everyone else was too scared to pick up again.

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willinabox
3.12.2013

Also – can you run this with the free trial? I think you need the full version because you can’t save stuff. But from what I heard it might be time to pony up for the software.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

To be honest I dont know what the limits of the trial are with LinkAssistant =\ Owned it for a few years now lol

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willinabox
3.12.2013

EHHH sorry for spamming questions again :)

What do you think about backlinking your guest posts and treating them as tier 1 links.

-Will

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Its more what does the person who allowed you to publish your guest post think about you spamming their site with links

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3.17.2013

Hi Matthew,
Could u pls suggest from where i can download ur personal footprint file which u mention on ur video.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Right on this page if you read properly ^^

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Jose
3.20.2013

Hello Matthew
I was wondering, are you planning on doing a tutorial on how to properly use the new BuzzBundle software from Link-Assistant

Thanks

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3.22.2013

Hey, thanks for the tut. I’m still new to this guest posting and this tutorial esp the video really makes managing guest post really easy. Will take a look at the software and take action.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Glad you liked it – let me know if you need help!

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Francesco
3.24.2013

Great tutorial Matt!

Please how do you hide your links for templates and resources? Is it a plugin?

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WekeelelaxDax
4.10.2013

Hey everyone,
New to the forum and wanted to say hi!
Hoping to be a useful member.
Thanks!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Welcome sir =D

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4.25.2013

This looks like it would really be helpful for getting out guest posts.
Do you hire freelance writers to produce your guest content or do you write it yourself?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Depends on the site/niche but yes freelance writers are used when required.

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Razvan
4.28.2013

Hey man, great tutorial! I just have a small problem!

I can’t seem to get the email setup, for example:

I tried Gmail, but they temporarily blocked me for sending too many emails (more than 100), I then tried Hotmail, but they keep telling me to login to prevent spam and after I login it still doesn’t work, I then tried Aol and with this one I can send mails but I don’t receive them in linkassistant. Finally I tried Yahoo, but I need to have the yahoo plus option so I can receive the mails in linkassistent.
I checked and rechecked your video and you say that you usually use a disposable Hotmail account as the outgoing server and for the incoming, you use your real mail. I tried this as well but the responses I receive, I get them on the disposable mail instead of the real email account. Do I need to setup some forwarding stuff in the disposable mail?

If you can please help me with this I would be forever in your debt :)

Cheers!
Razvan

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

I’ll be honest my knowledge of how to use SMTP in this way is limited – you’ll probably get better advice from BHW.

But you should defo be receiving replies so make sure your settings are matching in the video.

Also you can change one of the email addresses of the sites your checking to one you control to ‘simulate’ the process and check things are working as they should.

Post a screenshot of your mail settings?

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Kc mouli
5.1.2013

Hi Matthew,
Nice post, not sure where the email template is located, can you post a link or direct me to it, thanks, much appreciated

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Read harder ^^

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James
5.29.2013

Hi Matthew, very informative videos. I think I’ve viewed them all at this stage.
Two questions if thats ok.
1. When scraping for the websites, how do you find the ones related to your niche? Surely you must pull up wedding blogs, and dog training etc.
2. How do you get the animated banner to appear periodically on your videos?

Many thanks for your time.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Thanks :)

1) I don’t really care

2) Hmmm I’ve used so many different video tricks now I’ve forgotten which one you’re referring to – point me in the right direction :) http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/how-to-increase-video-conversion-rates-case-study-results/ might help though

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Oliver Sherrington
7.17.2013

Another top quality tutorial. Pleased to say that I already have Powersuite, and have not really used link assistant because it was so heavily tailored towards reciprocal linking. Glad to be able to get some value out of it at last!

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Cheers Oliver – yeah pretty useless tool these days unless using it for outreach!

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8.8.2013

Hi Matthew – what % of positive responses have you typically received if doing a campaign of say100 targets? If you get a 10% uptake that means you have to come up with 10 guest posts that you have promised will be unique, speaking to their audience etc! Does your VA handle this?

Also, I recently named your blog as one of the “the-6-most-actionable-seo-blogs-for-link-building-and-traffic-generation”

If your cool with that, I would be grateful if you could tweet it out http://bit.ly/14zalbO to your legion of fans!

Best
Simon

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Simon,

I don’t really take the time to measure that when I can just send out more requests.

With the guest posts themselves, well sourcing content is pretty easy :P

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Andy
9.6.2013

Hello Matthew
Can you give me a copy of your footprint in vedio? I need it.
Thank you in advance.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

They are available at the end of the post

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10.31.2013

Your tutorials are just fantastic and you dont leave anything out of them. I love them.
Do you have a complete tutorial on all the different things that you can do with scrapebox? I know there is a lot you can do with that tool, but it is very complex to use correctly. Would appreciate any help you can provide on scrapebox that you do?
thanks

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12.6.2013

I have just recently started reading your blog and in av ery short time have begun to love your posts. They are absolutely remarkable, to say the least. I love the details you go into. Again a superb tutorial here.

You have a new blog fan in me.

Regards,
Syed Anwar

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Thanks Syed :)

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Syed Anwar Reply:

You are sure to see more of me on your blog. I just wish you posted with more frequency.

By the way I want to purchase advertising on your blog sidebar. Have a couple of services and not sure which one would be best suited to your audience. Any way I can discuss this with you?

Feel free to drop me an email.

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi Syed,

Just use http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/contact-me/ :)

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12.28.2013

Interesting video Matthew. Seems like there would be a software that would be more dedicated to this task. I have heard of guestposthunter but based on the demo video I saw I cant tell what features it has for tracking. I would have never figured out how to do this in link assistant without this step by step video you provided. Thanks a lot.

Do you know if link assistant can track all the back and forth communication that is sometimes needed during guest posting? What I mean is I can see in your video you can send the messages and see the replies from the people you sent mail too, but sometimes it might require several of these back and forth to finalize a post, is this something that is easy to manage/track and see all activity for a single post within the link assistant software?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

Well there are lots of ways you can use this software I just decided to apply it for guest posting.

In terms of the tracking, thats up to you to keep it updated

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1.21.2014

What’s your thoughts on this now Matt?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

I might post something detailed tomorrow. But in essence, if your going about scammy bulk guest posting with low quality stuff. Your going to get caught.

There is no way for Google to detect this on scale with an algo when done right.

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2.5.2014

Can we use IBP instead of LinkAssistant?

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

It has a similar function to I’m guessing you could work out a way to do it

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Rob
2.25.2014

Hi Matt,

Is it possible to do this through Google? Also would you recommend setting up your own guest blogs?

Thanks

Rob

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Hi,

You can always do things manually, just takes 10 times longer!

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3.9.2014

hello…
for the love of life I do not see any download link for the guest post template…

but the tutorial was good…

can you send me template I can sample from to email..

thank you in advance…

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

It’s pretty hard to miss

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4.7.2014

Hi Matthew,Congrats on your tutorials they are really helpful for all of us.
I have a question can Link-Assistant be used for targeting blogs does it have a plugin similar to Scrapebox function.thanks

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Matthew Woodward Reply:

Which Scrapebox function?

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