Guest posting is one of our favorite link-building strategies.
But guest posting is hard work and easy to get wrong. There are a lot of poor-quality guest posting sites out there that won’t help your rankings.
This article is going to help you find high-quality, relevant guest post sites to get your campaigns going!
80 Actionable Guest Post Opportunites 🚀
Below, we have listed 80 of our favorite guest blogging sites.
We’ve used all of these blogs to get backlinks for our clients for free.
But be warned, your content and pitch will need to be exceptional if you want any chance of landing a post on these sites. You may be better off paying a top service provider to handle this for you.
Our Favorite Guest Post Sites
Here are 80 free guest blogging sites that we love using. We’ve included a short analysis of the top 10 and then listed the rest.
Beware - Only pitch these websites if you have amazing content and a very strong pitch. If you even think about emailing these sites from a random Gmail address, your rate of failure will be 100% and you'll have wasted your time.
Niche/industry: SaaS, sales, marketing
Hubspot’s blog is the pinnacle of guest blogging. The website boasts a very high Domain Rating and has millions of daily visitors. Land a guest post with Hubspot’s award-winning blog and you’ll reap big rewards.
As you would expect, HubSpot has very high editorial requirements and is inundated with guest post pitches. Only top quality original content gets published.
Here’s a guest blog that we pitched, wrote, and got published on HubSpot on behalf of Follow Up Boss.
Colibri is a WordPress page builder. As such, much of its content is geared toward the platform and online sales and marketing. Its “Learn From” section is particularly popular with guest posters.
Colibri’s blog provides you with good exposure. Guest posts are clearly labeled on the menu with your name, description, and a monochrome photo.
The website for Entrepreneur magazine focuses on business, management, and personal development. It publishes guest blogs on personal stories, entrepreneurship around the world, analyses of regulatory issues, and more.
Potential guest bloggers must pitch ideas via a form. The website provides them with guidelines and a style guide. These are both quite long, so be prepared to do a lot of reading before you submit an idea. The website has premium guest post writers whose content will be published faster than those who don’t pay.
Niche/industry: Business, tech, entertainment
Mashable is an international news website that focuses on entertainment, culture, tech, science, life, and social good. Its high DR and a huge number of daily visitors make it well worth trying to build links with.
The website doesn’t have guidance or instructions dedicated to guest bloggers. Instead, it has published a couple of articles providing tips for any budding guest blogger. One explains how to get your start-up on Mashable, while the others highlight what not to do when pitching an idea. Pitches should be emailed to [email protected]
Traffic: 1.1 million
HuffPost, formerly known as The Huffington Post, is well-known for its user-generated content. It covers a huge range of subjects. While this means it’s likely to accept your guest blog posts, it also means that any links you build with HuffPost might not be super-relevant to your site.
DZone is an online community and resource publisher for software developers. It has hundreds of thousands of visitors, all of which are interested in learning about the latest trends and techniques.
Because it is community-focused, DZone’s blog has a large proportion of guest bloggers. It offers a wealth of support for guest bloggers, with pages dedicated to guidelines, how to become a contributor, and a resource and support page called Writers’ Spotlight.
Its guidelines are detailed and stringent—a good sign!
DZone also operates a Most Valuable Blogger (MVB) program. This is a special group of guest post writers who are considered subject experts. DZone promotes their guest posts, giving each guest blogger more exposure.
Niche/industry: SaaS, hiring, productivity
Recruitee provides tools and software for hiring talent.
Its blog is comprehensive and discusses all things connected with employment, HR, recruitment, and productivity. It features articles, podcasts, events, and downloadable guides.
Use the company’s contact form to enquire about guest blogging.
Niche/industry: SaaS, Tech
WPExplorer shares themes, plugins, and useful guides for WordPress.
The blog covers a range of topics, including tips, tutorials, SEO, security, reviews, and general news.
The blog’s guidelines can be found on the site’s contact page. The quality of content published on the site is generally good and the requirements are fairly straightforward.
9) MarTech Series
MarTech Series is a news site that covers all things relating to marketing technology. This includes social media, privacy and regulation, customer experience, mobile sales and marketing and more.
Niche/industry: SaaS, business
Bplans provides free business plans, as well as tools and guides to help companies grow.
The blog content is organized by the different stages of growing a business, including planning, starting, funding, managing, and more.
The website has clear guidance on who they want to write for them, and what guest posts should be like. It also indicates the kind of pitches they like to receive.
Bplans requires all guest authors to fill out an agreement before pitching an idea. Pitches are submitted by filling out a very detailed form at the bottom of the guidance page.
Niche/industry: SaaS, Tech
PureVPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with a focus on privacy.
Its blog covers VPN use-cases, industry news and privacy, and security tips. Its newsletter has over 600,000 subscribers.
The range of content on the blog is vast. That’s because VPN use cases can relate to anything that involves using the internet.
Articles include “How to Fix Minecraft Lag,” “Blue Hat Hackers — Who Are They?” and “Does Spectrum use CGNAT?”
Niche/industry: SaaS, tech, business
Mitel provides remote working solutions and cloud platforms to businesses.
Its blog covers business communications, trends, tips, news, and announcements. It has 22 subject tags. Each guest blogger gets a short bio and photo at the end of their guest post.
Use the company’s contact form to inquire about guest blogging opportunities.
Niche/industry: SaaS, sales, productivity, collaboration
Flock is a messaging and online collaboration platform similar to MS Teams and Slack.
Its blog covers subjects like communication, leadership, collaboration, productivity, and remote working. Its articles are insightful, well-written, and relevant to modern business teams.
At the end of each guest post, contributors can include an image, a short description of their business and what they do, and a link to their website.
14) Moto CMS
MotoCMS is a website builder that provides over 100 niche-oriented templates. It also provides a range of related services such as SEO.
The company’s blog has six main categories: web design and development, tutorials, marketing and SEO, free stuff, working from home, and news.
Niche/industry: SaaS, business, tech
ClickUp is a cloud-based collaboration and project management tool. Its features include communication and collaboration tools, task assignments and statuses, alerts, and a task toolbar.
It is organized into four main sections: manage, product, news, and worklife.
The company’s blog provides tips and trends relating to project management. It’s tags include software, planning, using ClickUp, management, and (oddly) Gantt charts.
ClickUp’s guest blogging guidelines are very detailed and the company is picky about who it accepts guest posts from. They’ll only accept ideas from in-house teams at reputable relevant brands.
And here's the rest of the top 80 guest post sites:
Small Biz Daily
SaaS, productivity, management
Finance, payments, tech
Level Up Coding
SaaS, tech, marketing
60 Second Marketer
SaaS, tech, teams
SaaS, tech, productivity
Bits and Pieces
SaaS, team building
Magneto IT Solutions
SaaS, ttech, security
Innovation & Tech Today
SaaS, HR, tech
Our Code World
Insights for Professionals
SaaS, finance, tech
Real estate, marketing
Diana Kelly Levey
SaaS, productivity, business
Why Is Finding the Right Guest Post Site Important?
There are two types of websites out there offering guest post opportunities.
High-quality websites that usually:
Exist to serve an interest, purpose, or niche.
Are free to write for.
Only publish great content.
Have stringent guidelines.
Low-quality websites that often:
Exist solely for the purpose of building links.
Charge a fee (either directly or by association with link builders).
Publish poor-quality content.
Have few or no guidelines.
Publishing your guest post on a high-quality website will have a positive impact on your rankings.
At best, publishing your guest post on a low-quality website will have minimal impact on your rankings. It could even result in you receiving a penalty from Google.
Why does guest posting on poor-quality websites not work?
The quality of the websites that you publish content on will make a big difference in determining whether your guest posts are effective.
That’s because any attempt to manipulate search engine rankings is against Google’s guidelines.
If the search engine thinks you are trying to do this, it will ignore your guest post content and you won’t get a rankings boost. Or worse, it might even give you a penalty, which will reduce your rankings.
You’ll often see link builders claiming that they can get you a lot of links for very cheap. One of the ways they do this is by placing badly written guest posts on poor-quality websites.
They will likely deliver the number of links that they promised. But these links are poor quality, so Google ignores them and you won’t get any benefits.
Why guest post on quality websites?
Guest posts on quality websites don’t get ignored or receive ranking penalties. Why is this?
Because they only publish well-written, original content that is relevant and valuable to their readers.
When Google sees this content, it doesn’t think it’s there for link building purposes.
There are many quality websites that accept guest posts for their blog. They offer this service because it’s a great way for them to get quality content for free.
These websites usually won’t charge to feature your content. But they have high editorial standards and rigorous guidelines. You will have to work very hard to get your idea accepted and the written guest post approved.
What are low-quality websites?
Some low-quality websites are legitimate, but just aren’t very good.
Others will be link farms or private blog networks (PBNs)—these are complex networks of websites set up by unscrupulous link builders to get money out of website owners who don’t know about SEO.
PBNs are often built using expired domains that previously pointed to legitimate high authority websites.
By redirecting the domain to their PBN they “borrow” its high authority rating. This makes the website look legitimate.
But over time Google realizes what is going on and the website’s domain rating erodes, leaving you with a bunch of worthless links.
Good quality guest post sites are less likely to lose their domain rating. By focusing on these guest post opportunities you can build long-term, valuable links to your website.