How To Find Guest Blogging Opportunities For Backlinks

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Backlinks continue to be one of your website’s most important ranking factors. For a website to stand out from the competition, it must have high quality backlinks. 

The most popular method webmasters use to consistently get high quality backlinks is guest blogging. 

This article will teach you exactly how to find guest posting sites to reach out to so you can land high-quality backlinks. 

Using my proven guest blogging strategy, I landed this DR 77 backlink, where I talk about my guest posting tips. 

DR77 backlink

And also, this DR 66 backlink from Lemlist. 

DR66 backlink

So, if you want to land high quality guest posts that actually increase your website’s traffic, then make sure you keep reading. 

Or check out the video below!

How To Find Guest Posting Sites With Ahrefs

If you want to find relevant guest posting sites for your industry, I’d recommend heading to Ahrefs first. 

Head over to the Content Explorer tab and type in the keyword relevant to your niche. 

For example, if you work in SEO, type in SEO. If you’re blogging about dogs, type dogs. 

Once you have entered your keyword, change the search dropdown to ‘In Title’ as this will give you more relevant searches. 

ahrefs content explorer

Now hit search. 

You’re then going to see a bucket load of potential websites you could contact for guest blog opportunities that have talked about your particular keyword. 

keep in mind, most of these websites won’t be a suitable backlink more multiple reasons however, there should be more than enough to keep you buys.

guest post websites

Filter Your List

Now what I’d recommend doing is filtering this to one page per domain, so you don’t get duplicates in your list. 

one page per domain filter

And once that loads, there’s a ton of websites that you could potentially contact for a backlink from a guest blog.  

Obviously, there are still going to be some websites on this list that you don’t want to reach out to. So, you’ll do some more filtering of the list in the next stage.

Export Your List

Once you have filtered your list, you want to then export the data.

I’d recommend only exporting the first 1000 results because not every single result you get is going to be relevant. 

export from ahrefs

A list of 1000 websites still gives you plenty to work with for now.

Once your list has been exported and downloaded, you can then go over to Google Sheets and import the data. 

This is going to be your list of potential websites that you’ll be contacting for a guest post. 

import data

Continue To Filter The List

What I would recommend doing is going through the list again and deleting any sort of content that isn’t relevant to you. 

So, for example, delete any URLs that raise alarms, aren’t a good fit for your niche, and poor looking websites. 

backlink website list

A quick and easy way to check topic relevance is by checking the content title tab. 

Some of these articles aren’t going to be relevant, which means you don’t want to approach them for a backlink from a guest blog, but we can filter those out easily. 

Continue to work your way through the whole list and delete anything that’s not relevant to you. 

Find Emails Using Hunter

Now you want to head on over to Hunter.io and copy and paste the suitable URLs into their bulk checker tool. 

how to find guest posting sites

Obviously, we need emails to reach out to the websites we want a link from, and I’ve found Hunter to be an excellent tool for this. 

Once you run the bulk search, Hunter is going to give you the email address for the websites it can find email addresses for.

If there’s an email address for these websites openly available on the internet, then Hunter will find that for you. 

So that is a really quick way to find guest posting opportunities for your industry, but I’m also going to cover a few other ways you can do this. 

How To Find Guest Posting Sites With Google

Another quick way to find guest blogging opportunities in your industry is to go to Google and type in a search query like dogs “guest post by.”

google search how to find guest posting sites

So, for example, if we hit that into Google, you can see that there are loads of guest posts here about dogs, right? 

Whatever your niche is, type it in first, followed by “guest post by.”

So if you were in the dog industry, you would see tons of guest post opportunities. 

guest post opportunites

So the cool thing is you can reach out to these websites and say, “Hey, I noticed you are accepting guest blogs from this site. Maybe you want a guest blog from us as well.” 

Make sure to give reasons why your content would suit their site. 

You’ll be in with a good chance they will as these websites have already accepted guest blogs from other writers. 

You can do this for any keyword. 

For example, if we go back and replace dogs with SEO, you can also see that you can quickly find guest blogging opportunities in that niche. 

If you want to find guest blogging opportunities, this is a quick and straightforward way to do it. 

This is tried, tested, and proven to work. 

How To Find Guest Posting Sites Using Openly Shared Lists

The third technique you could use to find guest blogs is using openly shared lists of websites that accept guest blogs. 

So, for example, if you type “guest blogs in pets niche” into Google, you will see that there’s a ton of lists of websites that accept guest blogs.

open guest post lists

Replace pets with whatever keyword that relates to your niche.

However, I don’t think this is optimal because everyone’s doing this.

Everyone will be approaching these sites, which means they have been rinsed for guest blogging, which means that if they accept guest posts from you, they will accept them from anyone. 

The more these sorts of openly shared lists are used, the less effective they are. 

So I would say if you’re really stuck for ideas with guest blogging, sure, you can use an openly shared list. 

Do I think it is optimal? 

No, I genuinely don’t think it’s the best way to build backlinks from guest blogs.

I would stick with the first two strategies first and then return to this if you need it. 

That’s A Wrap

There you have it, three quick and simple ways to find countless guest blogging opportunities in your niche. 

Once again, I’d recommend sticking with the first two as they are tried and tested and proven to work. 

By the way, I do run a link building agency, so if you’re interested in increasing traffic to your website, boosting your rankings, or want to make a call, feel free to schedule a consultation or reach out to me through my website, and I’ll be glad to help. 

It has helped dozens of websites increase their rankings with backlinks, so I’m sure it will be able to help your site too.