List of 300+ Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts & Contributions

 

Dmytro Spilka

Disclaimer: This list in no way guarantees that all or any of the websites listed below will accept your content, guest post or contribution. This post/list shall only be treated as a go-to resource for those who are looking to contribute their work to various media publications. The vast majority of these sites would require you to show some expertise & have some experience before allowing you to submit guest posts/contributions. So, take your time and ensure that your content is of top-notch quality before reaching out to any of these websites/blogs.

Also, it’s worth noting that by the time you read this post, some websites might have changed the rules and guidelines for guest blogging, have completely closed external submissions, decreased or increased in Domain Authority and/or Alexa Rank. That being said, we’ll try our best to keep this list updated and provide you with the most accurate, comprehensive and reliable source.

Before we jump over to the main part of this article, let’s go through the definition of guest blogging, how it can help you and things to be aware of.

What is Guest Posting?

For those of you who are not quite familiar with content marketing, blogging and SEO, guest posting is an act of writing and publishing a blog post or an article on someone else’s blog or website. Your work may or may not be compensated financially. This purely depends on whether the website/blog offers a financial incentive for your contributions.

There is a little difference between guest posting & being a contributor. Guest posting is more for those who are looking to contribute a one-off post, whereas being a contributor may require some degree of commitment (e.g. producing 2-3 posts per month).

Whatever you prefer to call this process, ensuring that your posts are published only on reliable, quality and reputable websites is an absolute necessity if you wish to reap the rewards of guest blogging.

Wait a minute, didn’t Matt Cutts declare the death of guest blogging?

Oh, sh*t, you’re right, he did. We’ve spent over 50 hours crafting this post, and all of this has to be trashed now…

No, wait a second, there is a huge distinction between crappy guest blogging and quality contributions of your original, well-written and comprehensive content to authoritative, trusted and reputable blogs.

That’s where we should draw the line.

I’ll explain what Matt meant.

Overtime, guest posting (also known as guest blogging) has gained somewhat a negative reputation due to it being abused by “black hat” SEOs. Instead of focusing on long-term commitment and long-lasting relationship with the blogger, so called SEOs used guest posting only for building backlinks (most times on low-quality websites), usually spinning articles all over again and republishing them on different blogs.

Sure, most of us know that guest blogging has been hit by spammers, publishing low-quality articles on shitty blogs. But, does that really mean guest blogging is totally dead? No, not at all.

But Matt said…

Wait! Matt said, but then he clarified.

In his original post he said:

“So stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy.”

But after being swept away by over 650 comments (presumably from quality guest bloggers), he added the following:

“I’m not talking about multi-author blogs. High-quality multi-author blogs like Boing Boing have been around since the beginning of the web, and they can be compelling, wonderful, and useful.”

So, what’s the takeaway?

Simple! Don’t be spammy, don’t post horse crap on crappy websites, don’t accept horse crap (if you are the one receiving guest posts), don’t spin articles, don’t use guest blogging as your only SEO strategy, don’t automate the process, don’t post on irrelevant websites and don’t post the same article on multiple blogs.

Instead, be authentic, credible, write high-quality stuff and focus on long-term benefits of contributing your work to 3rd party websites.

I think we can draw a line here. I hope you have an understanding of how low-quality guest blogging is different from high-quality contributions.

What are the Benefits of Guest Posting/Contributing?

It would have been a crime to write this post and not to mention the main benefits of guest blogging. At the end of the day, you aren’t writing articles for 3rd party websites just because you have the time to do so. Although you may want to sound like a philanthropist when pitching articles, deep down in your soul, you are expecting something in return, whether it’s some nice referral traffic or a boost in your brand’s exposure.

Here are 11 main benefits of guest blogging for other websites:

  • Reach a wider audience: Contributing your work to external websites would mean that more people will see your work. Imagine this, if you get your article published on Forbes, 10s or even 100s of thousands of people would read your article, and if the subject is directly correlated with what you do, people will come back for more (often directly to your website).
  • Generate quality referral traffic: Quality posts that get seen and read by 1000s of people are likely to generate a ton of quality, targeted referral traffic. You know where this can lead to. Yes, more exposure and more sales.
  • Build long-lasting relationship: If you’re not one of those people who guest post just for links, you are likely to publish multiple articles on a single blog. This, in return, will tighten up the relationship with the owner of the blog and may lead to further partnerships.
  • Become an influencer: Being featured in authoritative websites and blogs would make you an influencer in the eyes of your potential audience. People would look up to you as an expert in your niche, and will often cite your words as the words of “The Almighty”.
  • Build up your social media presence: Wondering how to build up your social following without posting d*ck pics? Guest posting is the way to go. For instance, when someone shares your article, you would often get tagged and mentioned.
  • Increase authority of your website: People are more likely to trust and buy from the brand that has a powerful web presence. If your product gets a decent review from The Next Web, would people have more confidence in purchasing that product of you? Sure thing.
  • Become more confident: Imagine getting featured in Forbes, Wired, Inc and Entrepreneur? That would definitely tell you something about the quality of your writing and your expertise.
  • Increase exposure & brand awareness: Similarly to increasing authority of your website, guest blogging can expose your brand to a much broader audience.
  • Inbound links (backlinks): Should I really explain this point? Okay, you can also get a quality, powerful backlink from your profile bio. The vast majority of sites will allow you to add a link or two in your byline, which usually appears at the bottom of every post.
  • Build an email list: An influx of referral traffic to your website can lead to a growth of your mailing list. If, and only if you can convert that traffic to your regular subscribers.
  • Money, money, money: Some people manage to build an entire business of contributing articles. Solvid (that’s us if you didn’t know) is a good example. We’ve gotten several monthly paying clients just from publishing quality articles on The Next Web, Sitepoint and Lifehack. Yes, we’ve worked our socks off to get there, but it all pays off.

The Dos and Don’ts of guest blogging

Although there are numerous benefits of contributing content and being a guest blogger, you should plan your journey carefully when deciding to utilise this strategy. All great things come with pitfalls.

Let us go over the dos and don’ts of guest blogging.

Dos:

  • Do read the guidelines: Different blogs have different requirements for contributors and guest bloggers. Some may only accept posts that are less than 600 words; others may only accept articles if you are a known individual in your niche. Hence, always check the guidelines on a case-by-case basis.
  • Do create exceptional content: No reputable blog would accept a poorly written post, especially from a guest blogger. Do your background work, support your claims, provide arguments, check your grammar and spelling mistakes. No one is perfect, but if your article is terrible, it will not get featured. Simple as that.
  • Do show your expertise & experience: Ideally, you would only want to blog on subjects that you have an in-depth knowledge of. So, if you know your niche well enough and have sufficient knowledge of the topic – show it!
  • Do write for the audience: Don’t go wild with SEO jargon if you are writing for a small business blog. The audience would not understand a word. Instead, tailor your content for the audience of that blog.
  • Do create original content: Only write unique content that has never been published on other websites/blogs (even your own). If your post is accepted, you should still avoid republishing that piece.
  • Do find out what works best: Identify what type of content does best on that blog. Is it top-10 lists or in-depth guides? You can evaluate that by the number of shares and comments a post has gained.
  • Do craft a perfect byline: In order to present yourself in an appealing way, you need to write a decent profile bio. Do include your notable achievements and previous contributions.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t be spammy: Don’t send mass emails to 100s of blogs at the same time asking for guest posting opportunities.
  • Don’t spin articles: Spun articles are so damn easy to spot. They are terrible and don’t read well.
  • Don’t use the same article: Avoid posting the same article over and over again. If you are serious about quality guest blogging, you should only post a single piece on a single website.
  • Don’t make guest blogging your only link-building strategy: The primary reason why Matt Cutts has declared a death of guest blogging is due to it being treated as a go-to place for easy links.
  • Don’t post on spammy and low-quality websites: You would want to avoid spammy websites at all cost. Not only they can damage your reputation as a writer, but also get your website in trouble with Google.
  • Don’t stuff your article with links: Editors are picky. It will take them no more than a minute to identify a self-promotional link. Unless it’s necessary to include a link (perhaps you are citing someone), don’t stuff them in. If you wish to have a link back to your website – use the byline.
  • Don’t accept poor guest posts (for blog owners): If you don’t want to look sketchy – don’t be sketchy! Only accept quality guest articles that can potentially bring value to your readers.

How to be the perfect guest blogger?

By the time you read this part, you’ve probably realised that guest posting/contributing isn’t an easy way to gain backlinks. You should be prepared to work your socks off to get published in an authoritative publication.

But, how do you go about creating that “perfect” guest post?

Step 1: Get to know the blog’s content and audience

Identify which content performs best on a particular blog and what type of content gets the most traction. Identify the style of other posts, how well they are written and how detailed the posts are.

Step 2: Read the guidelines

How long should the piece be? There is no point writing a 2,000-word article just to find out that the limit is 1,000 words.

Step 3: Pitch your post

Before you proceed with writing the actual article, it’s worthwhile pitching an idea first to see whether this would be something they would publish.

When pitching, keep your email short (200 words or less), provide multiple headline variations, give a brief description of the article, a quick bio of yourself (what you do, where else have you been published, achievements, etc.) and a few links to example posts.

Here is a great email pitch template by Local SEO Checklist.

Step 4: Draft an article

Make sure your post is formatted according to the style of the blog, including any relevant images (everyone loves images). Usually, blogs would ask you to submit the article in HTML or Markdown format, in which case you should host images on your own website and input the source links.

Step 5: Craft a perfect byline (bio)

If you wish your guest blogging to be successful, the way you present yourself may be the determinant factor. Illustrate your expertise and knowledge of the subject, add a link or two back to your website and add any relevant social networks.

Step 6: Revise

Double or even triple check your article, read it out loud and give it to a friend or a family member to read. Does it flow well, is it coherent, can an ordinary person understand what you’re trying to say?

Step 7: Submit

At this stage, your input is not over yet. An editor may ask you to carry out any necessary amendments.

Glossary of terms & what it all means (just to define every fancy word I used in this post)

As you will notice below, I use some fancy terms and phrases like DA (Domain Authority) & Alexa Rank, which may seem senseless to some of you.

If you ever get overwhelmed by the terms I’ve used in this article, specifically in the tables below, refer to this part.

Website: No need to explain that. That’s just the name of the website.

DA (Domain Authority): A metric introduced by Moz that calculates the strength of the website on a scale from 1-100 (100 being the strongest). The metric is calculated upon the number and quality of inbound links, linking domains, MozRank and MozTrust.

Alexa Rank: The algorithm that is based on the amount of estimated traffic that a particular website gets. The lower the rank is, the more traffic a website gets (i.e. 1 being the most popular website).

Difficulty: This is our metric :). This “algorithm” is based on our own experience, the number of guest posts that we see featured on a particular website, the level of difficulty to get your article featured on that site, quality standards and the actual review process.

Link: The actual wording used on a blog or the action required to get your article posted on a particular website.

Oh, that was a long introduction.

Let’s see the actual list, shall we?

Business, Finance & General Marketing Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions

Are you a passionate entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to earn some attention via guest blogging? If so, this list is exactly for you. Not only you can gain an immense amount of knowledge from these sites, but can also contribute by sharing your knowledge.

The following list consists of websites that cover general business, strategy, finance and general marketing topics. I would not suggest jumping onto Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur and the gang before you secure some guest posts from publications with lower barriers.

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
Forbes 96 238 Extreme Contribute
Business Insider 95 273 Extreme Contribute
Survey Monkey Blog 94 655 Hard Contribute
Entrepreneur 93 1,572 Extreme Contribute
Harvard Business Review 93 3,102 Extreme Contact
Fast Company 92 2,690 Extreme Contact
AMEX Open Forum 92 391 Extreme Contact
Inc. 91 1,725 Extreme Contact
Venture Beat 90 4,498 Hard Guest Post
Seeking Alpha 87 1,601 Hard Contribute
Emerald Insight 86 8,161 Hard Write
Business.com 84 34,407 Hard Contribute
Small Biz Trends 83 18,750 Hard Become an Author
Business 2 Community 82 13,162 Hard Contribute
Benzinga 81 21,262 Moderate Contribute
All Business 80 53,788 Moderate Guest Post
Money Crashers 77 25,983 Hard Write For Them
SiteProNews 73 91,646 Moderate Guest Post
BPlans 72 14,549 Hard Write For Them
Success 72 19,397 Hard Contact
Business-Opportunities 72 315,699 Moderate Contact
EO Network 72 134,956 Hard Contibute
Money Saving Mom 72 63,919 Moderate Guest Post
I Will Teach You To Be Rich 71 31,877 Hard Contact
Silicon Republic 71 77,868 Hard Contact Editors
Customer Think 71 76,737 Moderate Contribute
Biz Community 71 29,602 Moderate Submit News
Grass Hopper 70 32,063 Hard Contribute
Wise Bread 70 28,176 Moderate Contribute
BizSugar 69 89,062 Easy Submit
Due 68 96,032 Moderate Guest Post
Startup Grind 67 76,227 Hard Become a Writer
Startup Nation 67 182,845 Moderate Contribute
Small Business BC 67 227,277 Mderate Write For Them
Killer Startups 66 212,670 Moderate Guest Post
Training Zone 64 151,014 Easy Register & Post
My Corporation 64 235,439 Moderate Become an Author
Real Business 62 159,156 Hard Contact
Booker 62 51,054 Moderate Write For Them
My Customer 61 117,704 Easy Register & Post
Alley Watch 60 186,471 Moderate Contribute
Creately Blog 59 17,921 Moderate Write For Them
Business Zone 58 128,188 Easy Register & Post
Time Doctor 58 36,011 Moderate Write For Them
Small Biz Daily 58 456,760 Hard Contact
Inc 42 58 36,380 Moderate Guest Post
Blog Paws 57 511,674 Moderate Write For Them
Tweak Your Biz 57 134,641 Moderate Contribute
Fearless Flyer 57 848,992 Moderate Contribute
Go To Meeting 56 1,124,519 Hard Contribute
FYA 56 472,109 Moderate Write For Them
The Pie News 56 340,063 Moderate Write For Them
Milk Round 55 67,492 Moderate Write For Them
Addicted 2 Success 54 62,220 Moderate Write For Them
Youth Specialties 54 484,671 Moderate Write For Them
YFS Magazine 54 274,403 Moderate Contribute
Mirasee 53 193,507 Moderate Guest Post
Smart Hustle 53 718,167 Moderate Write For Them
Kristymlopez 34 6,042,155 Moderate Contact

Digital Marketing, Social Media, SEO & Content Marketing Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions

This list is more for those who have an in-depth knowledge and experience in either digital marketing, social media, content marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO) or search engine marketing (SEM). The vast majority of these websites/blogs cover all aspects of digital marketing, some are more inclined towards technical SEO while others focus on advanced content marketing. So, make sure you check the content of each website before pitching or applying to contribute.

Again, I would not recommend jumping onto sites like Search Engine Land, Hubspot or Adweek until you get covered by less demanding ones.

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
GoDaddy Garage 97 189 Hard Contribute
Adweek 93 3,572 Extreme Contact Editors
Hootsuite 92 828 Hard Write For Them
Advertising Age 92 9,654 Extreme Contact Editors
Shopify 91 379 Hard Write For Them
Search Engine Land 91 5,925 Extreme Contribute
HubSpot 90 561 Hard Guest Post
Media Post 89 27,067 Hard Contact Editors
Copy Blogger 88 27,229 Hard Guest Post
Content Markteting Institute 88 30,540 Extreme Write For Them
Search Engine Watch 88 16,316 Hard Contact
BigCommerce 88 4,843 Hard Guest Post
Social Media Examiner 87 7,400 Hard Write For Them
Marketing Land 87 18,069 Extreme Contribute
Envato Blog 87 1,307 Hard Contribute
Crazy Egg 86 19,183 Hard Contribute
ClickZ 86 43,765 Hard Contact
Get Response 86 2,911 Hard Write For Us
KissMetrics 85 6,633 Hard Guest Post
Social Media Today 85 17,105 Hard Register & Apply
Search Engine Journal 85 12,786 Hard Write For Them
Campaign Live 85 23,330 Hard Contact Editors
Econsultancy 84 20,731 Hard Write for Them
SEMRush 83 1,498 Moderate Register & Submit
Marketing Profs 83 28,356 Hard Write For Them
ECWID 82 12,488 Hard Get Published
Smart Insights 81 17,143 Hard Write For Them
Wordstream 81 6,418 Extreme Contact
Optimizely 81 11,264 Hard Contribute
Search Engine Roundtable 81 32,147 Extreme Submit Story
The Drum 80 15,853 Hard Contact Editors
BenchMark Email 80 17,866 Hard Write For Them
CMO 80 85,325 Hard Contribute
Outbrain 79 244 Hard Contribute
CoSchedule 78 13,624 Hard Write For Them
PSFK 78 70,720 Moderate Contact
DM News 77 113,541 Hard Contact
Social Media Week 77 88,917 Hard Contribute
Practical Ecommerce 77 33,772 Hard Become An Expert
Cognizant Blog 77 7,136 Moderate Write For Them
Infusion Soft 77 696 Hard Apply
CMS Wire 76 66,995 Hard Submit
iMedia Connection 76 201,291 Hard Contribute
Pole Position Marketing 76 957,458 Moderate Contribute
Mobile Marketer 76 155,717 Moderate Submit A Tip
Contently 75 35,499 Hard Contact Editors
PR Daily 75 96,402 Moderate Submit News
Retail Dive 75 58,584 Moderate Submit A Tip
Feedster 74 228,583 Hard Contact
Social Media Explorer 73 258,573 Hard Contact
Duct Tape Marketing 73 109,981 Hard Apply
Elearning Industry 73 23,976 Moderate Post
Sumome 72 20,714 Hard Write For Them
Woorank 71 10,572 Hard Contact
B2B Marketing 71 111,057 Moderate Contact Editors
Conversion XL 69 47,311 Moderate Guest Post
Advanced Web Ranking 69 110,248 Hard Become An Author
Post Planner 68 21,495 Moderate Guest Post
EcontentMag 67 272,391 Moderate Write For Them
Dlvrit 67 23,249 Moderate Write For Them
Solvid 34 551,121 Hard Contribute
Bloominari 34 1,452,992 Moderate Contact
VTNS Solutions 22 3,212,925 Moderate Write For Them

 

Blogging, Lifestyle & How-To Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions

This list is more diversified than others. The following sites generally cover most topics mentioned in the title, but it’s still worthwhile checking out every blog on a case-by-case basis. For instance, Lifehack & The Huffington Post are more generalised than others. They cover anything from web development to yoga. Whereas Daily Blog Tips & Shout Me Loud focus on teaching novice bloggers. Hence, it might be worthwhile doing a quick background check before pitching these websites.

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
Lifehacker 93 654 Extreme Contribute
The Conversation 93 6,624 Extreme Pitch an Article
BuzzFeed * 93 147 Easy Register & Post
WikiHow * 92 187 Easy Write
EHow 91 4,620 Hard Write For Them
Martha Stewart 90 6,646 Extreme Contact
Deadline 90 2,805 Hard Tip
Instructables 89 842 Moderate Publish
How Stuff Works 89 2,388 Hard Write For Them
The Huffington Post 87 4,421 Extreme Pitch a Blog
She Knows 86 5,478 Easy Register & Post
Problogger 86 30,015 Extreme Contact
Baby Center 82 1,633 Extreme Contact Editors
Lifehack 80 4,679 Moderate Contribute
Elite Daily 80 4,937 Extreme Contact
Yanko Design 80 29,096 Hard Send a Tip
Hack A Day 79 8,666 Hard Send a Tip
Articles Base 79 133,985 Easy Create News
Working Mother 77 83,479 Hard Write For Them
The Rumpus 77 149,220 Hard Write For Them
Racked 76 17,824 Hard Pitch
Faking News 76 1,647 Moderate Contribute
Daily Blog Tips 75 154,890 Moderate Contact
Cafemom 74 5,667 Hard Contribute
Uncrate 72 5,694 Hard Contact
Scary Mommy 70 11,804 Hard Write For Them
The Sits Girls 69 148,103 Hard Submit
Howcast 69 101,821 Hard Contact
The Blog Herald 68 387,203 Moderate Contact
Makezine 68 19,586 Moderate Submit
Additude Mag 65 37,633 Hard Contribute
Oddity Central 64 40,880 Hard Send a Tip
Shout Me Loud 63 4,856 Moderate Contribute
Brit Mums 62 516,896 Moderate Contribute
Write To Done 62 203,732 Moderate Write For Them
Good Men Project 62 18,734 Hard Submit
Tech Wyse 61 123,091 Moderate Write For Them
Freelance Writing Gigs 60 149,381 Moderate Write For Them
The Write Life 59 61,567 Hard Write For Them
Specky Geek 58 696,953 Moderate Write For Them
Matthew Woodward 56 61,503 Hard Write For Them
Men With Pens 56 500,369 Moderate Guest Post
Freelance Writing 56 136,927 Moderate Write For Them
Boundless 56 198,316 Moderate Write For Them
Kikolani 55 295,912 Moderate Guest Post
Make A Living Writing 55 120,192 Moderate Guest Post
Successful Blogging 54 206,641 Hard Contact
Open To Hope 53 725,903 Moderate Write For Them
Blog Elina 52 430,684 Moderate Join
Living Rich With Coupons 51 74,057 Moderate Guest Post
Family Share 51 47,307 Moderate Write For Them
Mamalode 51 1,835,275 Moderate Write For Them
On Mogul 50 65,077 Easy Post
eMoneyIndeed 33 921,371 Moderate Guest Post

* BuzzFeed – Although there is no editorial review for posting articles on BuzzFeed’s Community, all posts have “no-index” tags in place. If you wish your post to get featured in the Community category or even on one of the main categories, use the feature “Suggest for Community Feature”.* WikiHow – Anyone can submit how-to guides & tips to WikiHow, but all of your pieces should be extremely detailed and comprehensive. Otherwise, the post will not go through the editorial process and will not be available for unregistered users. It is also worth noting that you should not link back to your own website, as editors are very savvy and will take the link down.

Technology, Gadgets & Computer Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions

Are you a tech guru or complete geek? This list is definitely for you. The following websites cover everything from general tech news and innovations to in-depth software reviews. So, if you run a tech company or just developed a new software, and are confident that it could potentially revolutionise the market of technology, why not reach out to some of the sites below?

As you can see, there are some very high-profile publications on the list, such as Wired and Tech Crunch that are very picky about what they publish. So, belt up and use your secret gun when pitching these guys.

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
Wired 96 1,012 Extreme Contact
Mashable 95 837 Extreme Submit
Tech Crunch 95 617 Extreme Send a Tip
ZDNet 95 3,200 Extreme Send a Tip
Engadget 94 599 Hard Send a Tip
The Verge 92 455 Extreme Write For Them
Computer 92 32,659 Extreme Contribute
Computer World 90 12,522 Extreme Contact Editors
CIO 90 21,239 Hard Contribute
Network World 90 19,248 Hard Contact Editors
Gigaom 89 62,060 Hard Contact
Tech Republic 89 3,311 Hard Contribute
Recode 88 6,022 Hard Send a Tip
Read Write 86 38,634 Hard Guest Post
GSM Arena 86 538 Extreme Send a Tip
Apple Insider 86 11,489 Hard Submit a Story
New Atlas 85 6,669 Hard Get Featured
Geek 84 12,061 Extreme Contact Editors
Geek Wire 83 15,347 Hard Submit a Tip
The Inquirer 83 22,346 Extreme Contact Editors
TMC Net 83 103,710 Hard Submit
CSO Online 82 50,790 Hard Contact
Manning 81 34,130 Hard Write For Them
Hack A Day 79 8,681 Hard Submit a Tip
iMore 79 3,879 Hard Contact
Opensource 78 18,764 Moderate Submit Article
Trip Wire 77 84,047 Hard Contact
TG Daily 77 163,447 Hard Contact
SC Magazine 76 80,472 Hard Submit
Silicon Angle 76 92,153 Hard Send a Tip
GFI 76 24,071 Hard Contact
ARS Technica 76 23,184 Hard Contact
Lifewire 75 812 Hard Write For Them
Tech.co 74 50,263 Hard Contribute
CBR Online 73 85,831 Hard Contact
Computing 73 262,599 Hard Contact Editors
Techno Buffalo 70 21,958 Hard Submit a Tip
Technically 69 101,502 Hard Contribute
iLounge 68 75,193 Moderate Submit News
Gizmodo.co.uk 67 24,756 Extreme Send a Tip
Redmond Pie 66 10,433 Moderate Submit a Tip
Droid Life 66 16,259 Hard Contact
Techopedia 65 16,152 Moderate Contribute
Tech Vibes 64 152,189 Hard Pitch a Story
Green Bot 63 35,885 Moderate Submit a Tip
Tech Node 63 54,426 Moderate Write For Them
Android Guys 61 59,716 Moderate Write For Them
Technology Tell 60 297,356 Moderate Write For Them
Addictive Tips 59 13,199 Moderate Send a Tip
TechEngage 26 4,758,047 Moderate Write For Them

 

Web Design, Web Development & WordPress Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions

Are you a web developer or perhaps a WordPress enthusiast? The following list will suit you well. The vast majority of these sites cover more or less all topics related to web design, coding, web development and WordPress.

However, it’s worth to keep in mind that several websites like Sitepoint and Smashing Magazine are extremely picky in the content they publish. One of the reasons being the financial compensation they offer for quality articles. That’s cool, isn’t it? You can get the needed exposure and get paid for it! That’s a dream of all bloggers & SEO!

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
Theme Grill 97 20,948 Hard Write For Them
Smashing Magazine * 91 6,328 Extreme Write For Them
Template Monster 89 3,146 Hard Become An Author
A List Apart 88 49,847 Extreme Contribute
Creative Bloq 87 4,027 Hard Contribute
Sitepoint * 87 1,756 Hard Contribute
Codepen * 87 809 Easy Register & Post
CSS Tricks 85 2,242 Hard Guest Post
Six Revisions 84 13,510 Moderate Contact
Dzone 83 3,940 Hard Register & Submit
Who Is Hosting This 82 24,955 Hard Guest Post
Creative Market 81 2,118 Hard Contribute
WP Beginner 81 2,600 Extreme Write For Them
Web Designer Depot 80 14,610 Hard Write For Them
Tympanus 80 6,680 Hard Contribute
Android Central 80 1,695 Hard Send a Tip
Theme Isle 80 15,789 Hard Write For Them
Design Modo 79 19,134 Hard Contribute
Hongkiat 78 4,613 Hard Write For Them
Digital Inspiration 77 11,751 Hard Write
Android Authority 77 2,032 Hard Contribute
RS Web Sols 77 163,632 Hard Write For Them
The Ultra Linx 74 35,800 Hard Contact
Specky Boy 73 18,591 Hard Submit an Article
Mobiforge 73 192,607 Hard Write For Them
How Design 72 43,823 Hard Write For Them
Web Dorado 72 45,232 Hard Contribute
Noupe 71 51,433 Hard Contact
Design Shack 71 27,318 Moderate Write For Them
Web Design Ledger 70 50,366 Moderate Contribute
Themient 70 765,756 Hard Contribute
Iografica Themes 70 850,683 Hard Write For Them
1st Web Designer 69 34,020 Moderate Write For Them
Manage WP 69 13,214 Hard Guest Post
UX Matters 68 120,678 Hard Write For Them
UX Booth 67 95,852 Moderate Contribute
Dart Creations 66 726,469 Moderate Write For Them
Web Hosting Secrets Revealed 66 87,291 Moderate Contribute
WP Tavern 65 56,695 Hard Send a Tip
Mooz Themes 65 437,971 Moderate Write For Them
Premium Coding 63 105,116 Moderate Write For Them
Get Fly Wheel 61 35,600 Hard Write For Them
Pixel Theme Studio 60 374,946 Moderate Write For Them
WP Rocket 59 49,447 Moderate Guest Post
WPLift 59 65,014 Moderate Write For Them
Tutorial Chip 58 429,119 Moderate Write For Them
WP Arena 56 61,759 Moderate Submit Article
Design Coral 55 970,026 Moderate Write For Them

* Smashing Magazine – Although it’s incredibly challenging (depends on your experience) to become an author for Smashing Magazine, they pay writers for articles. You have to have a decent background of writing extremely detailed & comprehensive guides/articles.* Sitepoint – Similarly to Smashing Magazine, Sitepoint pays contributors at least $150/article. But, your guide/article must be of top-notch quality with a great level of detail.

* Codepen – Although it’s straightforward to get your articles posted on Codepen (just create a profile and start posting), all posts’ links are set to “no-follow” (which don’t pass ‘link juice’). That said, your article can be promoted, and all links would become “do-follow”.

Picked, Trusted and Tested

This is the list of chosen publications that we’ve personally tested for our business or our clients’ businesses. That’s not to say we don’t trust Forbes or Ink or Harvard Business Review, we certainly do! But, it’s an extremely challenging and exhausting process to get featured on either of these. Although we must admit that Forbes is gradually losing (maybe not gradually) its status of being one of the most reliable sources. All of those pop-ups, endless ads and quotes are just too annoying.

Website DA Alexa Difficulty Link
GoDaddy Garage 97 189 Hard Contribute
Theme Grill 97 20,948 Hard Write For Them
Mashable 95 837 Extreme Submit
Tech Crunch 95 617 Extreme Send a Tip
Shopify 91 379 Hard Write For Them
Search Engine Land 91 5,925 Extreme Contribute
Smashing Magazine 91 6,328 Extreme Write For Them
HubSpot 90 561 Hard Guest Post
Media Post 89 27,067 Hard Contact Editors
Template Monster 89 3,146 Hard Become An Author
Copy Blogger 88 27,229 Hard Guest Post
Content Markteting Institute 88 30,540 Extreme Write For Them
A List Apart 88 49,847 Extreme Contribute
Social Media Examiner 87 7,400 Hard Write For Them
Marketing Land 87 18,069 Extreme Contribute
Envato Blog 87 1,307 Hard Contribute
Creative Bloq 87 4,027 Hard Contribute
Sitepoint 87 1,756 Hard Contribute
Codepen 87 809 Easy Register & Post
Crazy Egg 86 19,183 Hard Contribute
Get Response 86 2,911 Hard Write For Us
She Knows 86 5,478 Easy Register & Post
KissMetrics 85 6,633 Hard Guest Post
Social Media Today 85 17,105 Hard Register & Apply
Search Engine Journal 85 12,786 Hard Write For Them
CSS Tricks 85 2,242 Hard Guest Post
Business.com 84 34,407 Hard Contribute
Six Revisions 84 13,510 Moderate Contact
SEMRush 83 1,498 Moderate Register & Submit
Marketing Profs 83 28,356 Hard Write For Them
Small Biz Trends 83 18,750 Hard Become an Author
Dzone 83 3,940 Hard Register & Submit
Business 2 Community 82 13,162 Hard Contribute
Smart Insights 81 17,143 Hard Write For Them
All Business 80 53,788 Moderate Guest Post
Web Designer Depot 80 14,610 Hard Write For Them
Tympanus 80 6,680 Hard Contribute
Android Central 80 1,695 Hard Send a Tip
Design Modo 79 19,134 Hard Contribute
Hongkiat 78 4,613 Hard Write For Them
Digital Inspiration 77 11,751 Hard Write
Social Media Explorer 73 258,573 Hard Contact
Duct Tape Marketing 73 109,981 Hard Apply
Elearning Industry 73 23,976 Moderate Post
Themient 70 765,756 Hard Contribute
Iografica Themes 70 850,683 Hard Write For Them
Manage WP 69 13,214 Hard Guest Post
Training Zone 64 151,014 Easy Register & Post
My Corporation 64 235,439 Moderate Become an Author
Shout Me Loud 63 4,856 Moderate Contribute
My Customer 61 117,704 Easy Register & Post
Business Zone 58 128,188 Easy Register & Post
Inc 42 58 36,380 Moderate Guest Post
Blog Paws 57 511,674 Moderate Write For Them
Tweak Your Biz 57 134,641 Moderate Contribute
HR Zone 57 143,503 Easy Register & Post
Virgin Startup 51 243,538 Hard Contact & Contribute
Solvid 34 551,121 Hard Contribute

What are the other methods to find guest posting opportunities?

1. Google Search

Google Search persists to be the most popular way to find anything on the web. Same applies to finding blogs to contribute to.

So, begin the process with using advanced query strings. For example, to find out digital marketing websites that are on a lookout for contributors, we’ll use the following string: digital marketing “contribute”

To make the job easier for you, we’ve prepared the list of 10 popular strings:

Your Keyword “contribute”
Your Keyword “guest post”
Your Keyword “write for us”
Your Keyword “become an author”
Your Keyword “guest posting”
Your Keyword “submit post”
Your Keyword “submit article”
Your Keyword “submit an article”
Your Keyword “tip us”
Your Keyword “submit a tip”

All you need to do is to place your keyword.

2. Competitor Backlinks

This strategy can be so powerful if you have the right tools under your belt.

First and foremost, you would either need access to Open Site Explorer, Ahrefs or BuzzSumo. These are one of the best backlink analysis tools available on the market. You can simply input any URL, and the tool will give you the list of backlinks a particular site has.

Not only you can sneak behind the link building scene of any website, but you can also find some great guest posting opportunities. All you need to do is to go through the links and identify the sites that accept guest posts and contributions.

3. Twitter 

Similarly to Google Search, you can use pretty much the same strings to find guest post opportunities on Twitter. When someone is featured on a reputable blog or publication, they will often share the post with their followers. That’s where you can sneak behind. For example, do a Twitter search for a query digital marketing “guest post”, and it will show you the latest tweets that include your keywords.

All you need to do is scan through results by clicking on the links and evaluate which websites accept guest posts.

To Conclude

Although guest posting can be a powerful way to gain traction, build awareness, trust, reputation and links, it’s incredibly important that you stick to the best practices that don’t violate Google’s guidelines.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this huge post. We’ll keep this list updated where possible, and if you notice something weird (perhaps a mistake) feel free to point out.


Dmytro Spilka

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