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

200+ Blogs That Accept Guest Posts

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.

1,400+ Quality Guest Blogging Websites

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 an 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 an 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 Webistes/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.

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
Forbes96238ExtremeContribute
Business Insider95273ExtremeContribute
Survey Monkey Blog94655HardContribute
Entrepreneur931,572ExtremeContribute
Harvard Business Review933,102ExtremeContact
Fast Company922,690ExtremeContact
AMEX Open Forum92391ExtremeContact
Inc.911,725ExtremeContact
Venture Beat904,498HardGuest Post
Seeking Alpha871,601HardContribute
Emerald Insight868,161HardWrite
Business.com8434,407HardContribute
Small Biz Trends8318,750HardBecome an Author
Business 2 Community8213,162HardContribute
Benzinga8121,262ModerateContribute
All Business8053,788ModerateGuest Post
Money Crashers7725,983HardWrite For Them
SiteProNews7391,646ModerateGuest Post
BPlans7214,549HardWrite For Them
Success7219,397HardContact
Business-Opportunities72315,699ModerateContact
EO Network72134,956HardContibute
Money Saving Mom7263,919ModerateGuest Post
I Will Teach You To Be Rich7131,877HardContact
Silicon Republic7177,868HardContact Editors
Customer Think7176,737ModerateContribute
Biz Community7129,602ModerateSubmit News
Grass Hopper7032,063HardContribute
Wise Bread7028,176ModerateContribute
BizSugar6989,062EasySubmit
Due6896,032ModerateGuest Post
Startup Grind6776,227HardBecome a Writer
Startup Nation67182,845ModerateContribute
Small Business BC67227,277MderateWrite For Them
Killer Startups66212,670ModerateGuest Post
Training Zone64151,014EasyRegister & Post
My Corporation64235,439ModerateBecome an Author
Real Business62159,156HardContact
Booker6251,054ModerateWrite For Them
My Customer61117,704EasyRegister & Post
Alley Watch60186,471ModerateContribute
Creately Blog5917,921ModerateWrite For Them
Business Zone58128,188EasyRegister & Post
Time Doctor5836,011ModerateWrite For Them
Small Biz Daily58456,760HardContact
Inc 425836,380ModerateGuest Post
Blog Paws57511,674ModerateWrite For Them
Tweak Your Biz57134,641ModerateContribute
Fearless Flyer57848,992ModerateContribute
Go To Meeting561,124,519HardContribute
FYA56472,109ModerateWrite For Them
BDaily56131,445EasyRegister & Post
The Pie News56340,063ModerateWrite For Them
Milk Round5567,492ModerateWrite For Them
Addicted 2 Success5462,220ModerateWrite For Them
Youth Specialties54484,671ModerateWrite For Them
YFS Magazine54274,403ModerateContribute
Mirasee53193,507ModerateGuest Post
Smart Hustle53718,167ModerateWrite For Them

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.

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
GoDaddy Garage97189HardContribute
Adweek933,572ExtremeContact Editors
Hootsuite92828HardWrite For Them
Advertising Age929,654ExtremeContact Editors
Shopify91379HardWrite For Them
Search Engine Land915,925ExtremeContribute
HubSpot90561HardGuest Post
Media Post8927,067HardContact Editors
Copy Blogger8827,229HardGuest Post
Content Markteting Institute8830,540ExtremeWrite For Them
Search Engine Watch8816,316HardContact
BigCommerce884,843HardGuest Post
Social Media Examiner877,400HardWrite For Them
Marketing Land8718,069ExtremeContribute
Envato Blog871,307HardContribute
Crazy Egg8619,183HardContribute
ClickZ8643,765HardContact
Get Response862,911HardWrite For Us
KissMetrics856,633HardGuest Post
Social Media Today8517,105HardRegister & Apply
Search Engine Journal8512,786HardWrite For Them
Campaign Live8523,330HardContact Editors
Econsultancy 8420,731HardWrite for Them
SEMRush831,498ModerateRegister & Submit
Marketing Profs8328,356HardWrite For Them
ECWID8212,488HardGet Published
Smart Insights8117,143HardWrite For Them
Wordstream816,418ExtremeContact
Optimizely8111,264HardContribute
Search Engine Roundtable8132,147ExtremeSubmit Story
The Drum8015,853HardContact Editors
BenchMark Email8017,866HardWrite For Them
CMO8085,325HardContribute
Outbrain79244HardContribute
CoSchedule7813,624HardWrite For Them
PSFK7870,720ModerateContact
DM News77113,541HardContact
Social Media Week7788,917HardContribute
Practical Ecommerce7733,772HardBecome An Expert
Cognizant Blog777,136ModerateWrite For Them
Infusion Soft77696HardApply
CMS Wire 7666,995HardSubmit
iMedia Connection76201,291HardContribute
Pole Position Marketing76957,458ModerateContribute
Mobile Marketer 76155,717ModerateSubmit A Tip
Contently7535,499HardContact Editors
PR Daily7596,402ModerateSubmit News
Retail Dive7558,584ModerateSubmit A Tip
Feedster74228,583HardContact
Social Media Explorer73258,573HardContact
Duct Tape Marketing73109,981HardApply
Elearning Industry7323,976ModeratePost
Sumome7220,714HardWrite For Them
Woorank7110,572HardContact
B2B Marketing71111,057ModerateContact Editors
Conversion XL6947,311ModerateGuest Post
Advanced Web Ranking69110,248HardBecome An Author
Post Planner6821,495ModerateGuest Post
EcontentMag67272,391ModerateWrite For Them
Dlvrit6723,249ModerateWrite For Them
Solvid34551,121HardContribute

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.

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
Lifehacker93654ExtremeContribute
The Conversation936,624ExtremePitch an Article
BuzzFeed *93147EasyRegister & Post
WikiHow *92187EasyWrite
EHow914,620HardWrite For Them
Martha Stewart906,646ExtremeContact
Deadline902,805HardTip
Instructables89842ModeratePublish
How Stuff Works892,388HardWrite For Them
The Huffington Post874,421ExtremePitch a Blog
She Knows865,478EasyRegister & Post
Problogger8630,015ExtremeContact
Baby Center821,633ExtremeContact Editors
Lifehack804,679ModerateContribute
Elite Daily804,937ExtremeContact
Yanko Design8029,096HardSend a Tip
Hack A Day798,666HardSend a Tip
Articles Base79133,985EasyCreate News
Working Mother7783,479HardWrite For Them
The Rumpus77149,220HardWrite For Them
Racked7617,824HardPitch
Faking News761,647ModerateContribute
Daily Blog Tips75154,890ModerateContact
Cafemom745,667HardContribute
Uncrate725,694HardContact
Scary Mommy7011,804HardWrite For Them
The Sits Girls69148,103HardSubmit
Howcast69101,821HardContact
The Blog Herald68387,203ModerateContact
Makezine6819,586ModerateSubmit
Additude Mag6537,633HardContribute
Oddity Central6440,880HardSend a Tip
Shout Me Loud634,856ModerateContribute
Brit Mums62516,896ModerateContribute
Write To Done62203,732ModerateWrite For Them
Good Men Project6218,734HardSubmit
Tech Wyse61123,091ModerateWrite For Them
Freelance Writing Gigs60149,381ModerateWrite For Them
The Write Life5961,567HardWrite For Them
Specky Geek58696,953ModerateWrite For Them
Matthew Woodward5661,503HardWrite For Them
Men With Pens56500,369ModerateGuest Post
Freelance Writing56136,927ModerateWrite For Them
Boundless56198,316ModerateWrite For Them
Kikolani55295,912ModerateGuest Post
Make A Living Writing55120,192ModerateGuest Post
Successful Blogging54206,641HardContact
Open To Hope53725,903ModerateWrite For Them
Blog Elina52430,684ModerateJoin
Living Rich With Coupons5174,057ModerateGuest Post
Family Share5147,307ModerateWrite For Them
Mamalode511,835,275ModerateWrite For Them
On Mogul5065,077EasyPost

* 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 to what they publish. So, belt up and use your secret gun when pitching these guys.

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
Wired961,012ExtremeContact
Mashable95837ExtremeSubmit
Tech Crunch95617ExtremeSend a Tip
ZDNet953,200ExtremeSend a Tip
Engadget94599HardSend a Tip
The Verge92455ExtremeWrite For Them
Computer9232,659ExtremeContribute
Computer World9012,522ExtremeContact Editors
CIO9021,239HardContribute
Network World9019,248HardContact Editors
Gigaom8962,060HardContact
Tech Republic893,311HardContribute
Recode886,022HardSend a Tip
Read Write8638,634HardGuest Post
GSM Arena86538ExtremeSend a Tip
Apple Insider8611,489HardSubmit a Story
New Atlas856,669HardGet Featured
Geek8412,061ExtremeContact Editors
Geek Wire8315,347HardSubmit a Tip
The Inquirer8322,346ExtremeContact Editors
TMC Net83103,710HardSubmit
CSO Online8250,790HardContact
Manning8134,130HardWrite For Them
Hack A Day798,681HardSubmit a Tip
iMore793,879HardContact
Opensource7818,764ModerateSubmit Article
Trip Wire7784,047HardContact
TG Daily77163,447HardContact
SC Magazine7680,472HardSubmit
Silicon Angle7692,153HardSend a Tip
GFI7624,071HardContact
ARS Technica7623,184HardContact
Lifewire75812HardWrite For Them
Tech.co7450,263HardContribute
CBR Online7385,831HardContact
Computing73262,599HardContact Editors
Techno Buffalo7021,958HardSubmit a Tip
Technically69101,502HardContribute
iLounge6875,193ModerateSubmit News
Gizmodo.co.uk6724,756ExtremeSend a Tip
Redmond Pie6610,433ModerateSubmit a Tip
Droid Life6616,259HardContact
Techopedia6516,152ModerateContribute
Tech Vibes64152,189HardPitch a Story
Green Bot6335,885ModerateSubmit a Tip
Tech Node6354,426ModerateWrite For Them
Android Guys6159,716ModerateWrite For Them
Technology Tell60297,356ModerateWrite For Them
Addictive Tips5913,199ModerateSend a Tip

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!

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
Theme Grill9720,948HardWrite For Them
Smashing Magazine *916,328ExtremeWrite For Them
Template Monster893,146HardBecome An Author
A List Apart8849,847ExtremeContribute
Creative Bloq874,027HardContribute
Sitepoint *871,756HardContribute
Codepen *87809EasyRegister & Post
CSS Tricks852,242HardGuest Post
Six Revisions8413,510ModerateContact
Dzone833,940HardRegister & Submit
Who Is Hosting This8224,955HardGuest Post
Creative Market812,118HardContribute
WP Beginner812,600ExtremeWrite For Them
Web Designer Depot8014,610HardWrite For Them
Tympanus806,680HardContribute
Android Central801,695HardSend a Tip
Theme Isle8015,789HardWrite For Them
Design Modo7919,134HardContribute
Hongkait784,613HardWrite For Them
Digital Inspiration7711,751HardWrite
Android Authority772,032HardContribute
RS Web Sols77163,632HardWrite For Them
The Ultra Linx7435,800HardContact
Specky Boy7318,591HardSubmit an Article
Mobiforge73192,607HardWrite For Them
How Design7243,823HardWrite For Them
Web Dorado7245,232HardContribute
Noupe7151,433HardContact
Design Shack7127,318ModerateWrite For Them
Web Design Ledger7050,366ModerateContribute
Themient70765,756HardContribute
Iografica Themes70850,683HardWrite For Them
1st Web Designer6934,020ModerateWrite For Them
Manage WP6913,214HardGuest Post
UX Matters68120,678HardWrite For Them
UX Booth6795,852ModerateContribute
Dart Creations66726,469ModerateWrite For Them
Web Hosting Secrets Revealed6687,291ModerateContribute
WP Tavern6556,695HardSend a Tip
Mooz Themes65437,971ModerateWrite For Them
Premium Coding63105,116ModerateWrite For Them
Get Fly Wheel6135,600HardWrite For Them
Pixel Theme Studio60374,946ModerateWrite For Them
WP Rocket5949,447ModerateGuest Post
WPLift5965,014ModerateWrite For Them
Tutorial Chip58429,119ModerateWrite For Them
WP Arena5661,759ModerateSubmit Article
Design Coral55970,026ModerateWrite 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.

WebsiteDAAlexaDifficultyLink
GoDaddy Garage97189HardContribute
Theme Grill9720,948HardWrite For Them
Mashable95837ExtremeSubmit
Tech Crunch95617ExtremeSend a Tip
Shopify91379HardWrite For Them
Search Engine Land915,925ExtremeContribute
Smashing Magazine916,328ExtremeWrite For Them
HubSpot90561HardGuest Post
Media Post8927,067HardContact Editors
Template Monster893,146HardBecome An Author
Copy Blogger8827,229HardGuest Post
Content Markteting Institute8830,540ExtremeWrite For Them
A List Apart8849,847ExtremeContribute
Social Media Examiner877,400HardWrite For Them
Marketing Land8718,069ExtremeContribute
Envato Blog871,307HardContribute
Creative Bloq874,027HardContribute
Sitepoint871,756HardContribute
Codepen87809EasyRegister & Post
Crazy Egg8619,183HardContribute
Get Response862,911HardWrite For Us
She Knows865,478EasyRegister & Post
KissMetrics856,633HardGuest Post
Social Media Today8517,105HardRegister & Apply
Search Engine Journal8512,786HardWrite For Them
CSS Tricks852,242HardGuest Post
Business.com8434,407HardContribute
Six Revisions8413,510ModerateContact
SEMRush831,498ModerateRegister & Submit
Marketing Profs8328,356HardWrite For Them
Small Biz Trends8318,750HardBecome an Author
Dzone833,940HardRegister & Submit
Business 2 Community8213,162HardContribute
Smart Insights8117,143HardWrite For Them
All Business8053,788ModerateGuest Post
Web Designer Depot8014,610HardWrite For Them
Tympanus806,680HardContribute
Android Central801,695HardSend a Tip
Design Modo7919,134HardContribute
Hongkait784,613HardWrite For Them
Digital Inspiration7711,751HardWrite
Social Media Explorer73258,573HardContact
Duct Tape Marketing73109,981HardApply
Elearning Industry7323,976ModeratePost
Themient70765,756HardContribute
Iografica Themes70850,683HardWrite For Them
Manage WP6913,214HardGuest Post
Training Zone64151,014EasyRegister & Post
My Corporation64235,439ModerateBecome an Author
Shout Me Loud634,856ModerateContribute
My Customer61117,704EasyRegister & Post
Business Zone58128,188EasyRegister & Post
Inc 425836,380ModerateGuest Post
Blog Paws57511,674ModerateWrite For Them
Tweak Your Biz57134,641ModerateContribute
HR Zone57143,503EasyRegister & Post
Virgin Startup51243,538HardContact & Contribute
Solvid34551,121HardContribute

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.

1,400+ Quality Guest Blogging Websites

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Head Wizard at Solvid & Founder of Solvid Online Tools. Contributor for The Huffington Post, The Next Web, SEMRush, Lifehack, MyCustomer and more.
2017-10-03T15:32:15+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

27 Comments

  1. munyambabazi henry January 9, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Great post, you have it all that i have been searching. Thank you.

  2. Scoopify January 13, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Hello,
    Can you please add http://www.scoopify.org/ in your free guest blog list? We provide Health, Lifestyle, Entertainment and News related articles.
    Readers can send their free guest blogging request to http://www.scoopify.org/write-for-us/

    Thanks

  3. Imran Soudagar March 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    Wow! This is one of the best guest post lists I have on the internet. The way you have sorted out the list based on the niche is clever and I think I am going to bookmark this list for future use.

    Thank you.

  4. Ali Khan March 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Hello!

    I think the guest post is almost dead now. Most of the blogs you have mentioned have stopped giving out do follow links in return. And the way these guest blogs have been used by spammers to sell links is a well know fact. But then these blogs can bring a few readers to our blogs.

    Thank you.

    • Dmytro Spilka March 2, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Ali, thanks for your comment. That’s, in fact, the biggest misconception about guest blogging. For people who pursue links, and only links – guest blogging is dead indeed. But for those who aim to expand their reach, present themselves as industry professionals and generate quality referral traffic – guest blogging is nowhere near dying.

  5. Oludami March 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Gold. Pure gold!
    Thanks Dmytro.

    • Dmytro Spilka April 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Oludami! I really appreciate your feedback. More is coming! 🙂

  6. Nissar Ahamed April 13, 2017 at 2:02 am - Reply

    This is fantastic. Excellent write up
    As an editor and blogger- I receive numerous submissions (about 5-10 a day). My biggest pet peeves is from potential guest bloggers who don’t read the guidelines and they send me articles that are not a good fit.
    I run a career blog, and I have received submissions on teeth whitening articles.

    I love how you have also shared a list of sites where I can potentially submit myself as a guest author. I am sure I will be visiting this page over and over again in 2017, as my resolution is to write posts on other websites.

    Well done!!

    • Dmytro Spilka April 13, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Hey Nissar,

      Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate that.

  7. Aman Yadav April 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    It nice, You help me a lot, Thank you so much.
    I also appreciate your way to run ad on facebook.

    Thanks again

  8. Ben BISSON May 8, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Dmytro!

    Great list!

    Could you please add our website under the business category? We offer free business videos and articles for business owners and entrepreneurs.

    https://businesstown.com

    Domain authority: 46

    Thanks,

  9. John May 9, 2017 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Hey Dmytro,

    Thanks for the detailed post! Great tips for beginners like me.

    I do have a quick question though: you said that the article topic should be unique and not found anywhere else, what are thoughts on rewriting the same idea of a topic that was written on another blog but submitting it to another blog?

    Thanks!

  10. Harry May 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    HI great list you made it well, please add my website we are also accepting guest posts http://www.readmebro.com/

    Cheers!

  11. David May 15, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Thanks for this awesome list I have checked many types of site that provide a list on guest post but I must say out of those this is one of the best lists I had ever come across. Keep the good work going and will be looking forward to seeing more from you in the future.

  12. rinitha May 15, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Great Post!! Thank You So Much for Sharing…

  13. Saurabh Mittal May 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the information. We are about to start guest posting for our domain. Your guidance will be very helpful for us. Thank you once again.

  14. jonny Lee May 22, 2017 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Very helpful article for new bloggers that work hard to get success.Thanks for this information

  15. Jhone Moris May 25, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Thanks Dmytro for proving an amazing list of blogs, Beside these I would request to get the blogs from medium difficulty to get outreach approved. I’m adding a blog that would be helpful for new and be looking for guest post approved far more easily than popular blogs.

    Outreach them @ http://tenoblog.com/write-for-us/

  16. Amberlynn Adam October 3, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Hi Dmytro Spilka,
    Wow! This is one of the best guest post lists I have on the internet.
    Can you please add https://blog.datacaptive.com/ in your free guest blog list? We provide Business, Market Reserch, Technology, Healthcare ect related articles.
    Readers can send their free guest blogging request to https://blog.datacaptive.com/guest-post/
    Thanks

  17. Tony October 6, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Please take a look on https://how2db.com, maybe you can add it to your list.

    • Dmytro Spilka October 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Tony, thanks for reading! We’ll consider your site for the next update. Many thanks, Dmytro

  18. Arjun Kapoor October 7, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Hi,

    You can include this site too, to your awesome list.
    Here is the link: http://geeksnation.org/write-for-us/

    Anyways, great work on this post. Keep it up!

  19. Jems October 12, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Thank you for all these Quality Guest Blogging Sites.

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