• http://wtff.com/ JustConsumer

    Great !
    SEOs now have the subject to chew until the Panda 3rd anniversary.

    To be the Guest or Not to be ?

    What would these guys do without Matt Cutts ?

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Very nice compilation on this subject!

    I really like what Ryan Jones said — guest blogging is a tactic, not a strategy. If we started to analyze WHY we guest blog, it would help us understand better what we’re doing in the bigger picture of SEO.

    Using it to gain unfair ground in the search engines is not a good strategy at all. But it is a tactic nonetheless — a tactic we should all stop.

  • http://www.clickfire.com/ Emory Rowland

    Twisting the fork in the backs of bloggers, are you Matt?

  • http://www.it-sales-leads.com/ Barbara Mckinney

    There’s no doubt, quality content will always be the king. The competition in the digital world continues to tighten and the best way for your company to get noticed is to publish a quality content.

  • http://wtff.com/ JustConsumer

    Then how can you explain success of sites like bubblews [dot] com ?
    Do you find content posted there quality enough ?
    This site gets decent amount of traffic from Google during many months already.

    What about seroundtable [dot] com ? Is this quality content ?
    This website is on top of Google SERPs for many queries.

    Mashable ? Is this quality content ?
    Also on tops.

    I can provide more examples, but let’s start from these )

  • http://www.otriadmarketing.com/ Christopher Skyi

    If you’re doing “guest blogging” with the right objectives in mind, then you won’t care if you have to use a no following link; better yet — just link to your G+ author page. Anyone who wrote with a link being the only goal was an idiot. Good riddance to you . . .

  • http://www.otriadmarketing.com/ Christopher Skyi

    If you’re doing “guest blogging” with the right objectives in mind, then you won’t care if you have to use a no following link; better yet — just link to your G+ author page. Anyone who wrote with a link being the only goal was an idiot. Good riddance to you . . .

  • http://www.otriadmarketing.com/ Christopher Skyi

    If you’re doing “guest blogging” with the right objectives in mind, then you won’t care if you have to use a no following link; better yet — just link to your G+ author page. Anyone who wrote with a link being the only goal was an idiot. Good riddance to you . . .

  • Harsh Wardhan Singh

    Google is hammering spammers not strategic marketers. None can deny that guest post spamming has really gone too far. I myself get several emails claiming to have a network or list of guest blogs of different niches. This is a pure spamming. Guest blogging has almost become Link Networks and so needs to be busted.

    I agree with what bloggers above have stated. If you are sure that your approach is natural and strategic and you do not compromise with quality of the content, you can publish your guest post on sites who like to publish it. Google is basically against the manipulative techniques not the strategic ones.

  • Harsh Wardhan Singh

    Google is hammering spammers not strategic marketers. None can deny that guest post spamming has really gone too far. I myself get several emails claiming to have a network or list of guest blogs of different niches. This is a pure spamming. Guest blogging has almost become Link Networks and so needs to be busted.

    I agree with what bloggers above have stated. If you are sure that your approach is natural and strategic and you do not compromise with quality of the content, you can publish your guest post on sites who like to publish it. Google is basically against the manipulative techniques not the strategic ones.

  • Harsh Wardhan Singh

    That’s I think is the best way to authenticate your identity with your content. Though Google has always been clear on their policy of no spamming, they have never provided what to do instead what they are not to do. What do you think to do with the sites that do not allow an author account and publish the content with giving credits to the author in the end as the guest blogger? Should they just link the published article link in their Contributor To section?

  • Eijaz Pardhan

    Well this is something really helpful for all of us, but the thing stuck done on a particular subject. Yes i agree with most of the views that guest blogging needs to be a high quality content and we need to do that. Thank you very much for your guide.

    Regards

    Angeljackets.com

  • Eijaz Pardhan

    Well this is something really helpful for all of us, but the thing stuck done on a particular subject. Yes i agree with most of the views that guest blogging needs to be a high quality content and we need to do that. Thank you very much for your guide.

    Regards

    Angeljackets.com

  • http://seohour.com/ Akash KB

    Dear webmasters,

    Publish quality content (business as-usual)…. and SEO (market) your content/site as if there were no links, no Google….. and most importantly ‘no Matt Cutts!’

  • http://www.drugpossessionlaws.com/ David Matson

    Everything Matt says gets a huge reaction, but he rarely makes such a definitive statement. Particularly when it looks like a strong reversal to previous comments.

    People are sensitive to when it seems like Google is “Changing the rules”, but they miss the intent behind it.
    It’s always been strategy, not tactics. It’s always been serve the audience, don’t game the crawlers.

  • onlineyourself

    This is called monopoly whenever they want they make things white and when they want to finish up Google make them black

  • Link Juice

    Re “Lumping those who legitimately contribute to real websites with spammers isn’t fair”
    It’s the same scare tactics that were used when talking about online press releases.
    There’s good PR and bad PR just as there is good and bad guest blogging

  • http://www.richardharrison.es/ Richard Harrison

    To be perfectly honest, if this is what Google thinks then they should probably follow their own advice, and remove the ‘guest blogger’ Mr. Cutts, replacing him with someone the community trust and doesn’t try to spread dissent & disinformation to legitimate businesses simply trying to survive long enough to make a crust!

  • Virginia Nussey

    I’m most keen on Jerod Morris’s straight-to-the-heart take. I also posted analysis on behalf of Bruce Clay, Inc. over at Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+Bruceclayinc/posts/26T9mU1qZiH).

  • http://www.seobooklab.com/ Ram Babu SEO

    Content that are being loved be your audiences may bring everything you want from the market, what Google follows the same. .

  • Jyothi S

    Hello..Good point. They must have bribed Google really well to be on top ;)

  • Hemant Malav

    Matt said, low quality quest posts will die. Doesn’t panda and penguin already axe them??

    Or Google will specifically look at the sites which have “Guest Posting/Guest Author” in title

  • Hemant Malav

    Matt said, low quality quest posts will die. Doesn’t panda and penguin already axe them??

    Or Google will specifically look at the sites which have “Guest Posting/Guest Author” in title

  • seokungfu

    YAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-z-z-z-zzzzz #pathetic #boring

  • http://www.blissdrive.com/ MarkSJohnson

    I agree too, comments should be natural and should have good quality for it to appear natural and have better chance of approval. Creating spammy posts just put you in risk.

  • Sunil

    Whether guest-blogging is dead or alive, as a matter of fact, it renders no good to a writer, except being clouded with (futile) obsession for a quality backlinks (or getting known as a writer). Over 2 yrs, I stopped guest-blogging. Reason? Well, the realisation that when I can write quality contents, I don’t need guest-blogging to introduce world that I am a SEO writer, rather I would prefer blogging on my own wordpress, blogpost account and would drive quality traffics to my website, thus self-centrically benefiting my own website from SEO perspective in simultaneous effort of accentuating my own individuality as a writer.

    Quality writers shouldn’t be obsessed with the mental servitude to a pedantic and paid guest-blogging sites. If you can writer well, the world will know you (eventually), and the search engine will reward you (eventually)…that’s it.

  • Sunil

    What about Copyblogger.com, then? Ever been there? What about Wikipedia, then? Ever been there? Mashable? That’s still good if not better enough.

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  • http://keithcash.com/ Keith Cash

    Interesting comparison on weather their content is quality or not? Honestly they have been around for awhile, I re-review them to see if they are of quality content? and maybe get some pointers. :)

    Point well made.

  • http://www.sshsol.com/ Smart Software

    After all unique content is the ultimate solution for all. No need to
    use the twisted content even. Don’t put your leg on knife and why to
    blame on Google