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Take The Hard Work Out Of Guest Posting With Automation

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

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 guest posting sites, nevermind when your trying to deal with thousands.

This tutorial will show you how to do guest posting in the kickiest and easiest way using my personal guest posting strategy.

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to do guest posting in the easiest way possible
  2. How to find thousands of guest posting sites
  3. How to filter your guest posting sites database effectively
  4. How to contact all of them in a couple of clicks
  5. How to sweeten the deal
  6. How to track & manage your guest posting

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Guest Posting Video Transcript

Hi guys Matthew Woodward here and today I’m going to teach you how to automate and manage guest posting. It’s been a hot topic recently and I wanted to share with you how I do it in the most efficient way possible.

  • You’re going to learn how to find thousands of guest posting sites with my personal footprints
  • How to get all of the key stats on your targets database and filter them
  • How to automate the contact of all these guest posting sites in a couple of clicks
  • How to sweeten your guest post proposition so they have no choice but to accept even if you don’t read their guest posting guidelines
  • And most importantly how to track and manage all of it!

The typical guest posting process looks something like this-

First of all you have to find sites that accept guest posts
Then you have to drop them an email with a request
Speak with the site owner to negotiate a post and understand all of the guest posting guidelines
Wait for them to publish it
Track the results and make sure it doesn’t get removed
And manually maintain a database of guest post partners

Now if you only want to do a few guest posts it doesn’t take that long, but what about if you want to 20 guest posts or a hundred? or even thousands?

Well, I have a solution for that by hacking link assistant from SEO Power Suite. Let me show you what I mean.

LinkAssistant is part of the SEO powersuite package and its meant to be used to contact link exchange partners and then get your link added to their page of links. You probably know what I’m talking about, the old school method of you have a links page and people contact you to get their link placed on it and they would link to you in return, reciprocal linking and all that kind of thing.

That’s what it’s meant to do but with a few tweaks and a few hacks you can actually use it to automate and manage guest posting. So I’m going to show you how to do that end to end but before I do that I wanted to show you a campaign that I’ve ran. So here you can see theres a list of partner domains here that we can contract, the page rank, the email addresses and also the status. So we can see I’ve got some guest post requests sent, guest post response which means they’ve replied to my request, the guest post is live or not and various things like that.

And if you come over to the email section you can see where here are the responses I have had to my request. Here’s one here I really appreciate your writing guest articles on my blog you can post your own way as you like it. This one says thanks for getting in contact I’m always looking for good quality guest posts. This ones asking me if I’ve got any articles currently and yes we only accept guest posts of high quality so you can see there I’ve got quite a lot of responses from the campaign I sent out and it’s a really easy way to manage to the guest posting outreach and then the actual results of what’s going on.

So let me show you how to set this up and I’m going to start a new project, so come up to file, new project. Enter domain.com into here click next and that will scrape some data we are not going to use and click next. Contact name, enter your actual name and for contact email address you want to enter the email address you want to receive guest post responses to. So that is going to be your actual email address in this example I’m going to be using a temporary hotmail account just for this tutorial and then click on Finish.

Next come up to preferences, proxy settings and onto proxy rotation. Import your list of private proxies here then come up to the email client section and we need to enter the server details for our email address. Now what I typically do is my contact email would be my actual email address I would then fill out the incoming mail server settings for that email address. But for the actual sending of the guest post request emails I usually use a hotmail or yahoo account and use their outgoing mail servers. Now you probably only need to do that if you’re going to be sending out hundreds and hundreds of guest post requests. If you’re only going to be sending a few a day or only a handful of requests then you can use the outgoing mail settings for your primary contact email address. But if you’re going to be sending hundreds we are going to take advantage of hotmails and yahoos smtp servers and then all of the requests will get sent through those and any responses will get delivered to our primary email address.

But for the sake of this video I’m going to pretend that my temporary hotmail address I’m using for the SMTP outgoing mail server is my actual main email address. So I’m just going to pause the video while I fill out these settings one moment. Ok they are setup now it is always a good idea to test the connection when you’ve put in all your details so make sure you do that then click ok.

So let’s now find some guest post targets to do that click on search, find sites by keyword search, make sure enable expert options is ticked and click next. Here we are going to write inurl:”write for us” in quotation marks and write for us is a common footprint that sites that accept guest posts use. I’m going to show you more footprints and little tricks to find targets later on in the video but just for now inurl:”write for us” in speech marks and click next. Here untick all of the search engines and just select Google and then you can decide to scan for an unlimited amount of potential guest post partners or you can acquire a specified number so just for this tutorial I’m going to go out and find 10 potential partners and click next.

Interested partners filter we skip and here leave all the options at default except for this one you need to tick get complete URLs and here you can apply some various ranking factors and filters. You can actually add more filter and rankings factors so it will go out and see how many times the domain has been mentioned on Twitter or any number of filtering options there’s loads of different ones here you can pick what you like to see. Personally all I want to see is the domain page rank to see if we can get a decent backlink from a high pr domain and also the alexa rank to see if the guest post can generate any potential traffic. Ideally we want to get a post on a high page rank domain with lots of traffic so just select these 2 options here and click on next.

And that will go out and scrape for potential partners and pull in all of those metrics we have just selected so while it does that I’m going to pause the video and I’ll resume it once it’s complete. Ok now that’s done we can just click select all click on next and then click on finish.

And in here straight away we have got some details about our potential link partners and if you come up to this little cog here and the show all selected click on edit and add domain PR and alexa rank and click on Ok, and Ok again. And there we can now sort by domain PR and alexa rank.

What you also want to do is sort by partner email and remove any that don’t have an email address in this column it try’s to look them up automatically but it’s not always possible so just remove these link partners here.

The next thing that we need to do is setup the email template that we send to all of these guest post targets so to do that come to preferences email management, edit email templates and then click add to create a new template. We are going to call this guest post request and then you just need to enter a subject line for the email which I usually just have as guest post request and I have a pre prepared email template that I use I will make this available for you to download underneath the video on my blog. You should use this as a template only to give you a rough idea of what you should be sending out please make sure that you tweak and edit it before you go and send it to everyone and it just basically introduces myself, recognises they accept guest posts and then I offer them an article that is 100% original, well written, SEO link building orientated, relevant to their audience and exclusive to them.

The added little bonus that I do down here is that I offer at least 25 facebook likes and tweets to the guest post to help promote it. Now you normally find blog owners are falling all over themselves to take you up on this offer but actually all this is is a cheap fiverr gig that gives you a few tweets a few likes I think it also gives you some diggs and some stumbles but it only costs $5 and you can throw this bonus line in on some of the more important targets. For example you know if you were trying to get links from PR6 domains that might help sweeten the deal to convince them to accept your guest post but all in all that is just a fiverr gig, it costs $5 and is a nice way to entice people to accept your guest post request.

So again this template will be available underneath the video on my blog to download, tweak it to your liking and then paste it into this box and click ok and then we can click on ok again.

So just to show you what the actual process looks like I’m just going to update the contact email address for one of these potential guest post targets so we can act as both the requester and the person offering the guest post opportunity. So I’ll just edit this link partner and change their email address to the hotmail one we are using in this tutorial. All we need to do is click on the people that we want to email, you can do them one at a time or you can select them all I’m just going to do them one at a time then click on email here. Then in the mail template you can select your guest post request template and then just click on send and it will asking you if you want to put it in the outbox to send later or to send right now, I’m just going to send right now. So once that has sent we will then check our inbox on the email and just click on receive here and that will connect to the email box and download any emails. And we’ve not got anything just yet let’s do another receive, there we go so there’s the guest post request and this is as the person you have just sent it to would see it. You can see I came across their page there, the actual guest post url so that is what people would actually see when you send it out.

Now if you had thousands of partners you can just highlight them all click on email, select your guest post request and click send and in this example I’m not going to send these out but its that easy. One thing you should take note of though is if you come to preferences, email management and email client settings on the mail management tab here you can enable delays between sending your emails so if you’re sending out a thousand emails that are all roughly the same you might want to have delays of I don’t know, 30 seconds – 3 minutes or something like that but if you’re just sending out a handful, you know a few every day you don’t need to worry about this really. I just wanted to touch on that delay option if you’re going to be sending these out on mass.

So after you have sent out your emails to contact your guest post partners if you just right click and go to update multiple partners and status you can add in a few statuses. So we are going to add in guest post request sent, guest post response and guest post live so for all of the ones we have just sent emails to we are going to change the status to guest post request sent and you can see that has changed there.

And when you get a reply to a request for example I’ll use this one here you can just right click on it, update the status and change that to guest post response and if we come back here you can see here that we know this partner has responded to us and we are currently in negotiation of a guest post. After the guest post has gone live again you can come to the email tab and let’s say for example this is our live guest post URL. We can right click here and go on edit link partner and go on the backlink to you and enter the url of the live guest post here and then click on ok and then we can go on update multiple partners, status and change that to guest post live and if we come back here we can see that the status has changed from guest post live and the URL of the guest post.

So that when you’re doing thousands of guest post requests or even just fifty or a handful you can see how keeping track of everything here and updating the statuses and managing it from this email inbox here makes it really easy to manage all of your guest post campaigns. So what I wanted to take you through next is how to import thousands of targets and really take this to the next level. The built in scraper of Link Assistant is pretty limited but I’m going to show you how to leverage Scrapebox and import a huge target list into here and then filter them out. So let’s head over to Scrapebox.

So if you enter a list of niche related keywords in my case I’m going to use SEO, link building, social media and then I have my own list of guestpost footprints and you can merge those against your list. Now these guest post footprints are available to download underneath this video on my blog so come and grab those and use them to merge with your keyword list and then just click on start harvesting and I’m going to pause the video while that completes. And once that’s done you want to export your url list and copy it to clipboard and jump back over to LinkAssistant. Now I’m only using 106 targets here but you can quite happily use thousands just make sure you’ve got them on your clipboard and I’ll see you back in LinkAssistant. Next we need to import those targets urls, so if we go to file, import, plain text and we can just paste them in here and click on next, make sure enable expert options is ticked. Make sure we tick get complete URLs leave these other settings at default. Again you can setup ranking factors and filters I’m just going to check the domain Google Pagerank and the alexa rank. If you want to add more factors you can do down here, click on next. And that will go out and import that URL list and get all of that data for us. So I’m just going to pause the video while it does that.

Ok that’s finished so select all click on next and click finish and there we go you can see we’ve now got a new list of targets imported. We can remove any that don’t have the partner email and I think that is there and now you can choose to either select them all and drop an email out to all of them, I’m not going to do that in this example. Or you can be more specific and say well I want to post to a site that has a decent alexa rank and therefore traffic and actual visitors and subscribers and just select the ones with the best alexa rating.

You can pretty much do what you want from this point on. Some people will be happy just sending out a few guest post requests at a time, other people will want to send out thousands of them just make sure that if you’re going to be sending out a lot of requests in settings here to add delays and to make sure you are using a yahoo or hotmail outgoing mailserver. It’s likely at some point this account will be banned and terminated but if that does happen any responses to sent email will get sent back to this incoming mail setup and this contact email address here. So all of that is worth noting.

And that brings me to the end of the tutorial, you now know how easy it is to automate and manage all of your guest posting with a few tweaks and hacks of Link Assistant. There is a free trial available to download so you can familiarise yourself with the software and the link is on your screen now.

It is also worth noting that link assistant is part of the SEO powersuite package which also includes Website Auditor for doing on site SEO audits, SEO Spy Glass to download and analyse your backlinks as well as RankTracker to track all of your rankings. I use SEO Powersuite on a daily basis and consider it an essential tool for any serious SEO. Check out the free trials and see what you think.

If you want to see more tutorials like this then please head over to my blog and subscribe via email in the sidebar or at the end of one of my posts.

Hope you enjoyed it, see ya![/spoiler]

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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Guest posting on high quality websites is a huge topic of late. I will show you how I manage and automate it in an efficient way so you get the most value out of your guest post.

I will teach you how to:

  • Find target guest posting sites
  • Search and filter through the guest posting sites database
  • Automate contacting your targets
  • Create the best proposal
  • Keep track of your guest posts

Process of Guest Posting

There’s a few steps that goes into guest posting. Typically the process goes something like this:

  1. Locate websites that are looking for guest posts
  2. Contact the owner by email for guest posting guidelines
  3. Discuss the nature of your intended guest post
  4. Waiting period until the post is published
  5. Keep track of the statistics and results of your post
  6. Create a list of guest posting partners

Using SEO Powersuite

There is a way you can modify Link Assistant in SEO Powersuite to manage your guest posts instead of link exchanges.

guest posting strategy

In the columns, you can see my Partner Domains available for contact, the rank of the website, email address and status of the post. On the right most column, I have some guest posts sent, some are live, and some I have gotten a response.

emailreplies

When you click the Email tab, you can see all the details for the email correspondence including date, sender, and what their response is.

So you can see that Link Assistant manages your emails in an organized way so you can easily see who you’ve contacted, who you’ve written for and who is waiting.

Setting Up a New Project

Let’s get started on a new project. I’ll show you how to tweak Link Assistant to make it work for managing your guest post database.

So first, go up to File and click on New project. Enter in your URL and it’ll go and collect some data.

newproject

Enter in your name and email address that you want to be using for contacting other websites for guest posts. After you finished that, go to Preferences, Proxy Settings and click Proxy Rotation.

Remember to import your private proxies.

proxy1

Next step is to select Email Client under Email Management. This is where we put in our server details and it’s important to figure out what details to enter depending on how many posts you want to send.

If you are thinking about sending out a bunch of guest posts in one day, say a hundred, then I suggest using a Yahoo or Hotmail account and using their outgoing mail servers. If you plan on sending only a couple of emails a day, then you can enter in your website’s contact email address with those incoming mail settings.

emailreplies

The reason why I advise doing this is that when you’re sending out so many email requests in one day, it’s better to take advantage of Hotmail’s SMTP servers instead.

After you fill in the details, click Test Connection to make sure everything is good to go!

How To Find Guest Posting Sites

Now we’re ready to look for some guest posting sites to post on.

  • Click Search
  • Select Find sites by keyword
  • Check the enable expert options box.

how to find guest posting sites

Click Next and in the following box, enter your keywords you’re searching for. One footprint I suggest using is “write for us” a common one used by websites accepting guest posts.

The next step asks you to select your search engines. I just choose Google and uncheck the rest of the choices.

Step 4 asks you to Configure Scan Depth Limits. Now you can choose for no limit at all or choose a specified number of potential partners. I’m going to leave it at 10 so it doesn’t take forever to find results.

Skip Interested Partner Filters and then the next options can be all left at default except for the last. Make sure to check the box to get complete URLs.

Almost done! Step 7 lets you set the ranking factors with a bunch of different preferred filtering options. I like to see the domain rank since I’m looking to get a link from a high ranking page so you can set the domain and page rank, popularity and Alexa rank as you choose.

Click Next and it’ll go and fetch all of the websites that fit our criteria we just put in.

blog posting sites

After it has finished completing the list, click Select all, Next and then Finish. Now you have a nice list of potential linking partners and websites to guest post on!

Sorting Through The Guest Posting Sites List

The list will come up and you can see it’s organized all nicely with the domain, backlink page, contact name, email, and status all in there.

potential partners

Let’s sort our list a bit more. Go up to the settings cog on the right corner and select Show All under Workspaces. Click Edit and you can choose to filter by domain page rank and the Alexa rank.

filter

Once you finished that, make sure to remove any websites that don’t have a contact email since it’ll be useless to us if we can’t email the owner.

Email Template

To create a template for your guest post emails, go to Preferences, Email Management, Edit Email Templates and click Add with the green plus to create a template.

email template

Next, you need to name your template, add the subject and then type in your body text. I’ve included a pre-prepared template for you to use that you can download below the video. This template is designed to give you an idea of what you should be saying so you should edit it to make it your own.

This includes an introduction, recognition of their guest post preferences and an offer of a 100% original high quality guest post written by you.

Something extra that I offer for is 25 Facebook likes and tweets to promote the guest post. I use Fiverr to get the social media shares and you can find some that also throw in a couple Stumbles or Diggs so this is another incentive to make my offer even more irresistible!

What the Email Process Looks Like

To understand how the whole process works, I’m going to change the email contact information for one of our targets so our email will go to our own inbox so we can see how it is for both parties.

Right click on any name and choose Edit Link Partner. Where the box says Partner Email, I’m going to change it to the one I’m using.

So let’s just go and select the one we changed, click Email, paste our template and click Send.

request

Once the email has gone through, check your inbox and the email should be there. This is what it looks like for both parties during the email process.

Sending Out Bulk Emails

If you have a huge list of partners, you can easily email all of them at once by repeating the same steps. Select all, click Email and send out the template.

Say you have a list of a thousand potential guest post partners. One thing to help the bulk email process is by delaying emails. Go up to Preferences, Email Management, Email client settings and click the Mail Management tab.

There is a box where you can check to send out emails with delays so you can change it to 30 seconds between each email for example.

delayemail

Status

After you’ve gone and send out all your emails, we need to change the status to keep track. Select your list, right click and choose Update Multiple Partners and Status.

status

We can add in “guest post response” “guest post request sent” and “guest post live” to make it easier for us to keep track of our progress. Once you send out your emails or get a response, remember to change the status updates so you don’t forget which ones you’ve sent, which ones you’ve gotten a response and things like that.

As soon as your guest post is live, you can Edit your link partner information again, click on the Backlink tab and enter the URL of your now live guest post. Change the status to “guest post live” and hit update.

liveguestpost

On the main page with the list of all your partners, you can see that the status is changed and the URL is shown so you can see right off the bat what posts are live, etc. Link Assistant makes it nice and simple to keep track of all your guest post contacts!

Importing Targets with Scrapebox

There is a way to use Scrapebox to create a target list and filter through them.

scrapebox

Enter in the keywords you’re looking for and I also included my footprints which you can download under the video. Click Start Harvesting and Scrapebox will go and look for targets.

Once it comes back with a list, click Export URL List and copy it to the clipboard. Head back over to Link Assistant and go to File, Import, Plain text and paste in your list.

scrapeboxlink

Check the expert options box and click Next. Check the get complete URLs box in the next window and everything else at default. You can go and filter through again by rank like we did before or add in some other factors.

After it’s done searching, select all and click Next. Now we have a brand new list of targets imported from Scrapebox.

scrapeboxtargetlist

Like we did earlier, go through and remove one without an email address, sort by ranking or go ahead and email all of them.

One thing to take note of is if you are using a Hotmail or Yahoo email account with the outgoing SMTP servers and sending out hundreds or thousands of emails, your account might be banned.

Make sure to sent up the incoming mail setting so even if you get responses to the banned email address, they will be sent to your contact email.

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Guest Posting Made Easy

That’s all there is to it! By using Link Assistant, you can easily keep record of all your guest posts and the email process. If you want to try it out, there is a free trial you can download.

Link Assistant is included in the SEO Powersuite package which is another powerful tool to do SEO audits, backlink analysis and track rankings.

I highly recommend it as I use it everyday.

Resources In The Tutorial

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 posting 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.

145 Responses

  1. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 19th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      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.

      • Serge Marchuk (@MrMarchuk)
        August 29th, 2013 at 1:29 am

        ^ 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.

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 2nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          Wise words :)

        • Hannah
          September 26th, 2013 at 3:14 am

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

          • Matthew Woodward
            September 26th, 2013 at 9:52 am

            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?

          • David
            February 13th, 2014 at 1:28 am

            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 : )

          • Matthew Woodward
            February 13th, 2014 at 9:05 am

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

  2. Peter
    2.20.2013

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

  3. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 12th, 2013 at 9:56 am

      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 s*** 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.

      • Serge Marchuk (@MrMarchuk)
        August 29th, 2013 at 1:31 am

        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.

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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

          • Simon
            February 5th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

            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.

          • Matthew Woodward
            February 7th, 2014 at 11:12 am

            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.

    • Troy Wilde
      October 27th, 2015 at 6:24 am

      Its not that guest posting will lose its value its that there are so many black hat seo’ers spamming the forums, articles and blogs that accept the guest posting function that Google isn’t quite so accepting of them anymore. They will still work and help towards your ranking but wont be as effective as other white hat seo strategies. People would have you believe that guest posting is out of date or is no longer a viable plan of action for seo but they are wrong, any or all strategies no matter how minor they are are all effective and good aslong as they work and aren’t spammy i.e original content, no duplicated content and no g** aweful spammy links stating click here or go here etc. So stick to what you know best which is guest posting but clean it up a little so its acceptable and very clear what you are saying. Don’t over do the links and keep focused :)

  4. 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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 12th, 2013 at 9:56 am

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

  5. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 13th, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Hi,

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

  6. Mayank
    3.17.2013

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 18th, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Right on this page if you read properly ^^

  7. 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

  8. Rudd
    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.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 27th, 2013 at 11:23 am

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

  9. Francesco
    3.24.2013

    Great tutorial Matt!

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

  10. WekeelelaxDax
    4.10.2013

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 10th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Welcome sir =D

  11. The Nerdy Nurse
    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 25th, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Hi,

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

  12. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 9th, 2013 at 9:27 am

      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?

  13. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Read harder ^^

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 am

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

  16. Matthew Woodward
    8.13.2013

    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

  17. Andy
    9.6.2013

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

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 8th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      They are available at the end of the post

  18. Steve
    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

  19. Syed Anwar
    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Syed :)

      • Syed Anwar
        December 8th, 2013 at 5:59 am

        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.

  20. Jason
    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?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      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

  21. Gareth Bull
    1.21.2014

    What’s your thoughts on this now Matt?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 21st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      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.

  22. Nasir Mehmood
    2.5.2014

    Can we use IBP instead of LinkAssistant?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 5th, 2014 at 8:53 am

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

  23. 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

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 26th, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Hi,

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

  24. mailmanjob
    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…

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 10th, 2014 at 8:28 am

      It’s pretty hard to miss

  25. Maria
    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

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 8th, 2014 at 6:20 am

      Which Scrapebox function?

  26. David
    4.17.2014

    Hi Matthew. Another great tutorial…thx.

    Any idea when your “build is website for 100 bucks” will come out? Tried looking here but no info.

    Thanks again

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 18th, 2014 at 9:54 am

      I have put it on the back burner as moving country takes up a bunch more time than I expected =\

  27. Emiel
    5.28.2014

    Matthew, quick note that Leadplayer is off the market since october 2013. You have an link underneath each video. The sales page is up, but cant actually buy it.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 28th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Very nice spot I have removed it :) Thank you!

  28. Lucas
    7.2.2014

    Awesome tutorial like always.

    Let me ask, If I send 10 emails everyday and make high quality guest posting, using proxies and everything, google CAN’T penalize me, right? (This logic can be used to Private Blog Network?)

    Thanks!

    • Lucas
      July 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Sorry, I forgot one question.

      My main site is actually a technology news and information website, do you think if I copy and past one article for a guest post this will be low quality and getting penalised?

      Thanks.

      • Matthew Woodward
        July 2nd, 2014 at 9:15 pm

        Do you mean take an article from your site and publish it somewhere else?

        • Lucas
          July 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 am

          Yes, because I already have the articles, but I guess this have to be original content for the guest posting.

          • Matthew Woodward
            July 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 pm

            Well you can syndicate the articles no problem, but if you want to do it for links/ranks then I would use uniques

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Yes of course they can, they can penalise you for any kind of link you build

      • Lucas
        July 3rd, 2014 at 2:04 am

        Ok, they can, but they actually do? Because almost every SEO build backlinks, I want to know how to build that with “low risk”. It’s possible.

        Thank you very much.

        • Matthew Woodward
          July 3rd, 2014 at 5:09 pm

          Yes it happens every day and especially when they do an update

          • Lucas
            July 3rd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

            What I can’t understand is what Google do with natural backlinks?

            I never builded any kind of backlinks, but I have a good amount of “natural backlinks” for my website.

            By the way, and if I start building a lot of backlinks for my competitors, they can be penalised? w** google is broken lol

            Thanks for answering all my questions like always, sorry I’m kinda of new here :p

          • Matthew Woodward
            July 6th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

            Hi,

            Yeah everything you said is correct!

  29. Mikel Ben
    7.30.2014

    Thanks for a very informative sharing. Can this method be implemented for a new site?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Of course :)

  30. Martin McGarry
    8.6.2014

    Hi sorry to pitch in on this topic but I can’t find what I’m looking for and the search keeps coming up with this article… do you have any advice or an article on being the recipient of guest posting.

    For example opening up your WP blog for SEO tools to access or choosing a party of selective authors… What are the responsibilities of blog owner when allowing guest posting or automated posting… Can you create a website that builds up domain authority if you allow free and easy guest posting – all those kinds of questions

    thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 12th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Yes you can do that just use your head, publish quality content and your good to go!

  31. eric
    11.6.2014

    Hi Matt,
    Awesome post again. Just wonder why you removed the Social Locker to download your exclusive resources.

    And also how did you manage if were to post to dozens of guest post? Did you outsource the post writing or you manually write them individually – each per site?

    Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 6th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      I haven’t removed it, its still at the end of the post.

      You can out source them, write them yourself or spin them.

  32. S Lutena
    11.19.2014

    Hi Matthew Woodward, I really appreciated your free software even I’ve not tried it, (but today I want). But really I was very happy to download it. Now I ready to spy my competitor :D

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 19th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Hahaha no problem :)

  33. Sandra Gomes
    12.4.2014

    Thanks Matthew for posting this great article, your posted video is also helpful. I will hope this software is really helps me a lot.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 11th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      No problem!

  34. Michelle Lapointe
    2.11.2015

    Do you still use these tools two years later?

    Ty for the post!
    Michelle

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 11th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I don’t do any guest posting at the moment (I keep my content on my own blog) but the approach/strategy is still sound.

  35. Chris
    2.21.2015

    Matthew, great tutorial but this method doesn’t comply with CAN-SPAM laws and that’s why tools like Pitchbox and BuzzStream are still around and in use.

    If you could come up with a method that includes the necessary CAN-SPAM features like unsubscribe, that would be great.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 21st, 2015 at 7:44 am

      There is no subscription therefore there is no need to unsubscribe because well, there is nothing to unsubscribe from.

      No different to filling out someones contact form

      • Chris
        February 21st, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        Matthew, I see what you’re saying and contact forms don’t abide by the same laws, but with this method the emails are harvested.

        “A message cannot be sent to a harvested email address”
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN-SPAM_Act_of_2003

        This method would comply by the CAN-SPAM laws if and only if it had the unsubscribe function, as well as if the email sender included some identifying business/contact information.

        • Matthew Woodward
          February 22nd, 2015 at 10:36 am

          While I’m not qualified to say one way or the other from what I understand that doesn’t apply B2B only B2C and secondly that is a USA law, not a global one.

          • Will McDonald
            March 3rd, 2015 at 3:11 pm

            lol your a BEAST!

  36. Twinkle Parekh
    3.3.2015

    Guest posting is a good tool to get quality backlinks, but I think it is very selective affair to build links through guest posting

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 4th, 2015 at 8:13 am

      I actually find it better for traffic than links

  37. Michelle
    9.2.2015

    Do you still use these Softwares in 2015?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      I’ve not any guest posts for a while personally time has not been on my side!

  38. phim
    1.6.2016

    hank you
    This was just what I needed

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2016 at 10:12 am

      No problem :)

  39. phim
    1.6.2016

    thank you :!!
    This was just what I needed

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 6th, 2016 at 10:12 am

      No problem :)

      • phim
        January 6th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

        thank you
        But hard to read too you :(

  40. pdfcrawler.com
    8.7.2016

    From personall expirience I can tell that this is effective, but time consuming thing. Sometimes i just leave comment like this on a great website like this :)) Keep up the job , really great blog.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 8th, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Hahahaha sneaky :P

  41. samwel
    9.28.2016

    I am a newbie in this but I find it rather compelling to follow you. I hope I will soon be in truck.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Thanks Samwel!

  42. J. Giroux
    12.6.2016

    Hey Matthew, love the post, been referencing, tweaking and incorporating this method for some time now. I will never forget the first time I read this and thinking holy s**t, this Matthew guy goes so d*** hard. It was a game changer for me. Anyway, I haven’t broken out this method fore a bit now, and upon doing so found that Hotmail has significantly tightened up their daily sending limit, huge cramp in my system. Any thoughts on a work around for this? Gracias, amigo.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Glad to hear you are having great success, if you are having a hard time with hotmail you could try using a gmail account or software like NinjaOutreach

  43. Scott cass
    12.13.2016

    This is defiantly a time consuming process..I spend hours a day trying to find sites to guest post. This post has been most useful to me Matthew. Will bookmark your site :)

    Scott.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      No problem Scott!

  44. Hafis
    4.4.2017

    Maththew, we would love to see an updated tutorial video for LinkAssistant tool. :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 4th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      It’s on the list :)

  45. femstic60
    5.3.2017

    Thanks for this update Mathew.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      No problem!

  46. Lynne Huysamen
    5.18.2017

    Thanks for such an indepth article about how to manage websites that offer guest posting. For me I found the hardest thing was to find websites that offer parenting guest posts and doing Google searches does turn up a few hits but it takes a lot of time and effort.

    This process seems a bit too complex for me since I am a blogger and not an SEO freelancer, I just wanted to find a few websites for guest posting on.

    I found what your one comment about Web 2.0’s really interesting. I was also wondering how 1 page websites can give much link juice. It seems like such an easy way to get loads of “quality” backlinks to your website, just set up a bunch of web 2.0’s and off you go. Then why wouldn’t everyone be doing that right?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 17th, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      No problem Lynee glad to help!

  47. ripom
    7.29.2017

    I am waiting to find such article.Its help me to find and post 3gueast post this weak.thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 1st, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Glad to hear you are taking action and getting results :)

  48. Aimad
    9.13.2017

    thanks for sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      No problem Aimad

  49. kamal deep
    12.2.2017

    Thanks for sharing useful information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 11:43 am

      No problem Kamal

  50. Rolen Rony
    12.23.2017

    Thanks for this new update

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      No problem Rolen

  51. kamal
    4.10.2018

    Thannks for sharing useful information….

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 10th, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Hey there! No problem at all, I am glad you found it useful

  52. rashid
    7.22.2018

    HI Sir

    Can you live our post or article with do-follow link on your site ..

    what is the post price at https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk

    waiting…

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 24th, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Hey Rashid, for queries such as this, go to the contact me page on the blog and fill out the form.

  53. priyanka pal
    8.18.2018

    Hope you guys doing well.
    During my research I have found your blog – —– I have reviewed some of articles on your website and was amazed by the details of each article. This is what inspire me to be a part of your website and would like to contribute some interesting topics for your website.

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