The Powerful Guest Posting Software That Does The Hard Work For You

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Guest posting has become a hot topic recently so I wanted to show you how to automate and manage your campaigns with my personal strategy.

The actual process of guest posting is quite lengthy and it can be very difficult to keep track of even if your only dealing with a few guest posting sites…

Nevermind when you’re trying to deal with thousands.

This tutorial will show you how to use guest posting software in the quickest and easiest way using this personal guest posting strategy. You could also use one of these guest posting services to speed things up.

What You Will Learn

  • How to do guest posting in the easiest way possible
  • How to find thousands of guest posting sites
  • How to filter your guest posting sites database effectively
  • How to contact all of them in a couple of clicks
  • How to sweeten the deal
  • Use guest posting software to track & manage your guest posting

YouTube video

Resources In The Video

Link Assistant FREE TRIAL – It’s main purpose is to find reciprocal link partners which sucks. I use it to automate and manage my guest post campaigns with a few tweaks.

SEO Powersuite FREE TRIAL – This has a huge range of uses and includes a few pieces of software – read my full SEO Powersuite review.

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Guest posting on high quality websites is a huge topic of late. I will show you how I manage and automate it in an efficient way so you get the most value out of your guest post.

I will teach you how to:

  • Find target guest posting sites
  • Search and filter through the guest posting sites database
  • Automate contacting your targets
  • Create the best proposal
  • Keep track of your guest posts

Process of Guest Posting

There’s a few steps that goes into guest posting.

Typically the process goes something like this:

  • Locate websites that are looking for guest posts
  • Contact the owner by email for guest posting guidelines
  • Discuss the nature of your intended guest post
  • Waiting period until the post is published
  • Keep track of the statistics and results of your post
  • Create a list of guest posting partners

Using SEO Powersuite

There is a way you can modify Link Assistant in SEO Powersuite to manage your guest posts instead of link exchanges.

guest posting software

In the columns, you can see my Partner Domains available for contact, the rank of the website, email address and status of the post. On the right most column, I have some guest posts sent, some are live, and some I have gotten a response.

emailreplies

When you click the Email tab, you can see all the details for the email correspondence including date, sender, and what their response is.

So you can see that Link Assistant manages your emails in an organized way so you can easily see who you’ve contacted, who you’ve written for and who is waiting.

Setting Up a New Project

Let’s get started on a new project. I’ll show you how to tweak Link Assistant to make it work for managing your guest post database.

So first, go up to File and click on New project. Enter in your URL and it’ll go and collect some data.

newproject

Enter in your name and email address that you want to be using for contacting other websites for guest posts. After you finished that, go to Preferences, Proxy Settings and click Proxy Rotation.

Remember to import your private proxies.

proxy1

Next step is to select Email Client under Email Management. This is where we put in our server details and it’s important to figure out what details to enter depending on how many posts you want to send.

If you are thinking about sending out a bunch of guest posts in one day, say a hundred, then I suggest using a Yahoo or Hotmail account and using their outgoing mail servers.

If you plan on sending only a couple of emails a day, then you can enter in your website’s contact email address with those incoming mail settings.

emailreplies

The reason why I advise doing this is that when you’re sending out so many email requests in one day, it’s better to take advantage of Hotmail’s SMTP servers instead.

After you fill in the details, click Test Connection to make sure everything is good to go!

How To Find Guest Posting Sites

Now we’re ready to look for some guest posting sites to post on.

  • Click Search
  • Select Find sites by keyword
  • Check the enable expert options box.

how to find guest posting sites

Click Next and in the following box, enter your keywords you’re searching for. One footprint I suggest using is “write for us” a common one used by websites accepting guest posts.

The next step asks you to select your search engines. I just choose Google and uncheck the rest of the choices.

Step 4 asks you to Configure Scan Depth Limits. Now you can choose for no limit at all or choose a specified number of potential partners. I’m going to leave it at 10 so it doesn’t take forever to find results.

Skip Interested Partner Filters and then the next options can be all left at default except for the last. Make sure to check the box to get complete URLs.

Almost done!

Step 7 lets you set the ranking factors with a bunch of different preferred filtering options. I like to see the domain rank since I’m looking to get a link from a high ranking page so you can set the domain and page rank, popularity and Alexa rank as you choose.

Click Next and it’ll go and fetch all of the websites that fit our criteria we just put in.

blog posting sites

After it has finished completing the list, click Select all, Next and then Finish. Now you have a nice list of potential linking partners and websites to guest post on!

Sorting Through The Guest Posting Sites List

The list will come up and you can see it’s organized all nicely with the domain, backlink page, contact name, email, and status all in there.

potential partners

Let’s sort our list a bit more. Go up to the settings cog on the right corner and select Show All under Workspaces. Click Edit and you can choose to filter by domain page rank and the Alexa rank.

filter

Once you finished that, make sure to remove any websites that don’t have a contact email since it’ll be useless to us if we can’t email the owner.

Email Template

To create a template for your guest post emails, go to Preferences, Email Management, Edit Email Templates and click Add with the green plus to create a template.

email template

Next, you need to name your template, add the subject and then type in your body text. I’ve included a pre-prepared template for you to use that you can download below the video.

This template is designed to give you an idea of what you should be saying so you should edit it to make it your own.

This includes an introduction, recognition of their guest post preferences and an offer of a 100% original high quality guest post written by you.

Something extra that I offer for is 25 Facebook likes and tweets to promote the guest post.

I use Fiverr to get the social media shares and you can find some that also throw in a couple Stumbles or Diggs so this is another incentive to make my offer even more irresistible!

What the Email Process Looks Like

To understand how the whole process works, I’m going to change the email contact information for one of our targets so our email will go to our own inbox so we can see how it is for both parties.

Right click on any name and choose Edit Link Partner. Where the box says Partner Email, I’m going to change it to the one I’m using.

So let’s just go and select the one we changed, click Email, paste our template and click Send.

request

Once the email has gone through, check your inbox and the email should be there. This is what it looks like for both parties during the email process.

Sending Out Bulk Emails

If you have a huge list of partners, you can easily email all of them at once by repeating the same steps. Select all, click Email and send out the template.

Say you have a list of a thousand potential guest post partners. One thing to help the bulk email process is by delaying emails. Go up to Preferences, Email Management, Email client settings and click the Mail Management tab.

There is a box where you can check to send out emails with delays so you can change it to 30 seconds between each email for example.

delayemail

Status

After you’ve gone and send out all your emails, we need to change the status to keep track. Select your list, right click and choose Update Multiple Partners and Status.

status

We can add in “guest post response” “guest post request sent” and “guest post live” to make it easier for us to keep track of our progress.

Once you send out your emails or get a response, remember to change the status updates so you don’t forget which ones you’ve sent, which ones you’ve gotten a response and things like that.

As soon as your guest post is live, you can Edit your link partner information again, click on the Backlink tab and enter the URL of your now live guest post. Change the status to “guest post live” and hit update.

liveguestpost

On the main page with the list of all your partners, you can see that the status is changed and the URL is shown so you can see right off the bat what posts are live, etc. Link Assistant makes it nice and simple to keep track of all your guest post contacts!

Importing Targets with Scrapebox

There is a way to use Scrapebox to create a target list and filter through them.

scrapebox

Enter in the keywords you’re looking for and I also included my footprints which you can download under the video.

Click Start Harvesting and Scrapebox will go and look for targets.

Once it comes back with a list, click Export URL List and copy it to the clipboard. Head back over to Link Assistant and go to File, Import, Plain text and paste in your list.

scrapeboxlink

Check the expert options box and click Next. Check the get complete URLs box in the next window and everything else at default. You can go and filter through again by rank like we did before or add in some other factors.

After it’s done searching, select all and click Next. Now we have a brand new list of targets imported from Scrapebox keyword scraper.

scrapeboxtargetlist

Like we did earlier, go through and remove one without an email address, sort by ranking or go ahead and email all of them.

One thing to take note of is if you are using a Hotmail or Yahoo email account with the outgoing SMTP servers and sending out hundreds or thousands of emails, your account might be banned.

Make sure to sent up the incoming mail setting so even if you get responses to the banned email address, they will be sent to your contact email.

Use Guest Posting Software To Make It Easy

That’s all there is to it! By using Link Assistant, you can easily keep record of all your guest posts and the email process. If you want to try it out, there is a free trial you can download.

Link Assistant is included in the SEO Powersuite package which is another powerful tool to do SEO audits, backlink analysis and track rankings.

I highly recommend it as I use it every day.

(If you don’t have the time or the resources, I recommend you to use one of these guest posting services to do all the hard work for you).

Resources In The Tutorial

Link Assistant FREE TRIAL – It’s main purpose is to find recipricoal link partners which sucks. I use it to automate and manage my guest posting campaigns with a few tweaks.

SEO Powersuite FREE TRIAL – This has a huge range of uses and includes a few pieces of software. You get RankTracker (the best rank tracking software imo), Website Auditor (great for checking onsite issues), SEO Spyglass (download competitor backlinks) and LinkAssistant It is an essential suite of SEO tools that everyone should have in their arsenal.

What Are Your Thoughts?

163 Responses

  1. Matthew, quick note that Leadplayer is off the market since october 2013. You have an link underneath each video. The sales page is up, but cant actually buy it.

  2. Hi Matthew. Another great tutorial…thx.Any idea when your “build is website for 100 bucks” will come out? Tried looking here but no info.Thanks again

  3. Hi Matthew,Congrats on your tutorials they are really helpful for all of us.I have a question can Link-Assistant be used for targeting blogs does it have a plugin similar to Scrapebox function.thanks

  4. hello…for the love of life I do not see any download link for the guest post template…but the tutorial was good…can you send me template I can sample from to email..thank you in advance…

  5. Hi Matt,A video outlining all the necessary components including software list in creating an ideal computer to carry out all this wonderful advise/videos i am learning from you : )

  6. No – unless you get caught/reported When Google says a big network has been deindexed its usually a lie, eg SAPE. Same when they claimed ALN was dead – I used it for another 6 months when everyone was terrified of using it which was fine by me. I still had a powerful weapon everyone else was too scared to pick up again.

  7. Do you think Private Blog Networks will be devalued?Am not talking about the big networks that have been de indexed but private personal networks.

    1. I might post something detailed tomorrow. But in essence, if your going about scammy bulk guest posting with low quality stuff. Your going to get caught.There is no way for Google to detect this on scale with an algo when done right.

  8. Interesting video Matthew. Seems like there would be a software that would be more dedicated to this task. I have heard of guestposthunter but based on the demo video I saw I cant tell what features it has for tracking. I would have never figured out how to do this in link assistant without this step by step video you provided. Thanks a lot.Do you know if link assistant can track all the back and forth communication that is sometimes needed during guest posting? What I mean is I can see in your video you can send the messages and see the replies from the people you sent mail too, but sometimes it might require several of these back and forth to finalize a post, is this something that is easy to manage/track and see all activity for a single post within the link assistant software?

    1. Hi,Well there are lots of ways you can use this software I just decided to apply it for guest posting.In terms of the tracking, thats up to you to keep it updated

  9. You are sure to see more of me on your blog. I just wish you posted with more frequency. By the way I want to purchase advertising on your blog sidebar. Have a couple of services and not sure which one would be best suited to your audience. Any way I can discuss this with you? Feel free to drop me an email.

  10. I have just recently started reading your blog and in av ery short time have begun to love your posts. They are absolutely remarkable, to say the least. I love the details you go into. Again a superb tutorial here.You have a new blog fan in me.Regards,Syed Anwar

  11. Your tutorials are just fantastic and you dont leave anything out of them. I love them.Do you have a complete tutorial on all the different things that you can do with scrapebox? I know there is a lot you can do with that tool, but it is very complex to use correctly. Would appreciate any help you can provide on scrapebox that you do?thanks

  12. Really? I could put that together. All it is really though is buy/build a computer, install windows, install link building software.What other things would you like to see covered in a tutorial like that?

  13. Well its like every link building technique, it makes sense logically but people abuse it to hard so it has to die

  14. It just doesn’t make sense to me that Guest Posts would lose value… To me, Guest posts make sense (especially if you can plug your authorship link into it!). What you can also do is *quality* seo campaigns for the guest posts that you write; the owner of the site will see rankings from your post and possibly ask you to do another guest post.

  15. ^ That’s the way to go for most beginners: make yourself an “SEO Box” (which is what I recently did). Basically, I’ve put together a computer that will take barely any electricity, be super fast (SSD Drives for OS/Software), and have a ton of memory. I can either split these into VMs or use the box with OS on it straight up. Basically i’m hooking this thing into an internet connection in my office and it runs 24/7 doing anything I need while rotating IPs every 30 minutes :)Set up Dynamic DNS with the router and I can RDP into it from anywhere instantly to tweak/add tasks/etc.

  16. Hi Simon,I don’t really take the time to measure that when I can just send out more requests.With the guest posts themselves, well sourcing content is pretty easy 😛

  17. Another top quality tutorial. Pleased to say that I already have Powersuite, and have not really used link assistant because it was so heavily tailored towards reciprocal linking. Glad to be able to get some value out of it at last!

  18. Hi Matthew, very informative videos. I think I’ve viewed them all at this stage. Two questions if thats ok. 1. When scraping for the websites, how do you find the ones related to your niche? Surely you must pull up wedding blogs, and dog training etc.2. How do you get the animated banner to appear periodically on your videos? Many thanks for your time.

  19. Hi Matthew,Nice post, not sure where the email template is located, can you post a link or direct me to it, thanks, much appreciated

  20. Hey man, great tutorial! I just have a small problem!I can’t seem to get the email setup, for example:I tried Gmail, but they temporarily blocked me for sending too many emails (more than 100), I then tried Hotmail, but they keep telling me to login to prevent spam and after I login it still doesn’t work, I then tried Aol and with this one I can send mails but I don’t receive them in linkassistant. Finally I tried Yahoo, but I need to have the yahoo plus option so I can receive the mails in linkassistent. I checked and rechecked your video and you say that you usually use a disposable Hotmail account as the outgoing server and for the incoming, you use your real mail. I tried this as well but the responses I receive, I get them on the disposable mail instead of the real email account. Do I need to setup some forwarding stuff in the disposable mail?If you can please help me with this I would be forever in your debt :)Cheers!Razvan

    1. Hi,I’ll be honest my knowledge of how to use SMTP in this way is limited – you’ll probably get better advice from BHW.But you should defo be receiving replies so make sure your settings are matching in the video.Also you can change one of the email addresses of the sites your checking to one you control to ‘simulate’ the process and check things are working as they should.Post a screenshot of your mail settings?

  21. This looks like it would really be helpful for getting out guest posts. Do you hire freelance writers to produce your guest content or do you write it yourself?

  22. Hey, thanks for the tut. I’m still new to this guest posting and this tutorial esp the video really makes managing guest post really easy. Will take a look at the software and take action.

  23. Hello MatthewI was wondering, are you planning on doing a tutorial on how to properly use the new BuzzBundle software from Link-AssistantThanks

  24. Hi Matthew,Could u pls suggest from where i can download ur personal footprint file which u mention on ur video.

  25. EHHH sorry for spamming questions again :)What do you think about backlinking your guest posts and treating them as tier 1 links.-Will

    1. Hi,Its more what does the person who allowed you to publish your guest post think about you spamming their site with links

  26. Also – can you run this with the free trial? I think you need the full version because you can’t save stuff. But from what I heard it might be time to pony up for the software.

    1. To be honest I dont know what the limits of the trial are with LinkAssistant = Owned it for a few years now lol

  27. Again – an excellent tutorial Why do you think guest posts will lose their linkbuilding value in the future? How is this any different from buying posts/links on a paid link network?You also mentioned that web 2.0’s will be deindexed in the future (which I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be)So at this point, do you think the long term plan is solely hand built web 2.0’s lol? Sorry for the broad question -Will

    1. Hi,Because Matt Cutts says so. Guest posting will still be viable and a great method to manipulate author rank though.Web 2.0s wont be deindexed but they will be devalued for the most part they are 1 page pieces of shit that make no sense. The reason why is because when you have being doing this for a while your aware of the annual trend of ‘everyones doing this’ then Google kills it, then everyone will do something else instead. Used to be reciprocal links back in the day, blog comments/forum profiles not so long ago and blog networks more recently.Just natural evolution of the cat and mouse game we play with Google.

    2. Its not that guest posting will lose its value its that there are so many black hat seo’ers spamming the forums, articles and blogs that accept the guest posting function that Google isn’t quite so accepting of them anymore. They will still work and help towards your ranking but wont be as effective as other white hat seo strategies. People would have you believe that guest posting is out of date or is no longer a viable plan of action for seo but they are wrong, any or all strategies no matter how minor they are are all effective and good aslong as they work and aren’t spammy i.e original content, no duplicated content and no god aweful spammy links stating click here or go here etc. So stick to what you know best which is guest posting but clean it up a little so its acceptable and very clear what you are saying. Don’t over do the links and keep focused 🙂

  28. Hey,Love you videos thanks for providing themI just wondered do you do this on your main pc or do you use a VPS/separate PC just for SEO stuff ?Thanks

    1. Hi,I have a couple of slave link building boxes here that I just RDP into but recently outgrew them so had to get a VPS.

  29. Not really when you consider the amount of work it can do in one day is more than a human employee could do in a month.Automating manual tasks is a cost efficient way of doing business – got to spend money to make money 🙂

  30. Yeah cost is very high. Since we can get links from different authority domains it will be a plus point for ranking despite the price.

    1. Hi Matt, that's a great creative review! Most of us view LinkAssistant as an outdated tool, and you make it shine with new colors – software to manage guest blogging. Thank you, I'm sure your unique strategy will be helpful for many bloggers.

    2. Another spot on Video tutorial, looking forward to seeing more come soon. Its good to see things the actually work.

    3. What's the point of having a list of 1000 guest posting sites? There is no way someone can make that many articles. Blast guest sites with spun contents? I don't think so.

  31. Hi,Well just because you have 1,000 potential places to submit guest posts doesn't mean you will get 1,000 posts.And getting a link via guest blogging is just a cost of doing business – spend $10 on an article and get a link that no one else has.

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