I recently made a guest post at Harsh Agrawal’s ShoutMeLoud. You can read it here. This post is simply a description on what was the experience that I had on making a guest post on ShoutMeLoud.
1) The first and biggest advantage of guest posting on ShoutMeLoud is the easy way to register and login to the ShoutMeLoud dashboard as a contributor. You can make all the tweaks, add images when you make your post.
2) The acceptance time is fairly low. If your post is accepted by the admin you will get a mail telling you that your guest post is accepted and when it will be published. This adds a lot more motivation to make a guest post because I just hate to wait for a week or so before the a guest post is published – and many webmasters fail to tell you whether your post is accepted or not. It keeps you on tenterhooks and its frustrating.
3) Your Link will be shown in the first few lines of introduction before the post. In case, you are unaware this adds a lot of SEO benefit. Google gives more link juice to links that are hyper-linked in the beginning of the post rather that at the bottom. This is because traditionally links are put at the bottom when there are articles in a article directory- and spiders know that. So I was really glad about this point that my link was at the top.
1) Considering how authoritative ShoutMeLoud is, I expected a hell lot of traffiic. But I am sorry to tell you that my guest post hardly managed to get me 10 visitors. Now is this because of bad content quality – I don’t know. But I do not think that is that case.
2) I was really hoping that guest posting would earn me a few cents out of ShoutMeLoud revenue sharing program but again I was disheartened as I have not been able to get anything out of the revenue sharing program – yet!
All in all, you should post at ShoutMeLoud – it is a Page Rank 5 blog and it does have a lot of readers. But don’t think that you would have a tidal wave of visitors or your RSS subscribers will increase by a 100. It is still among the best blogs where you can put in a guest post.