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Guest Blogging On Hot Blog Tips – Now Open!

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Hot Blog Tips has grown quickly and I feel very fortunate to have some of the best site visitors an admin could hope for. Reader interaction is up and bounce rate is down. :) I appreciate every subscriber and reader, especially those that take the time to interact with us and subscribe.

We’re Ready For Guest Bloggers

Up until now, there have been very few guest posts on Hot Blog Tips. That was by design; recent changes with Google make content quality and even post length a huge factor. It was, and still is, imperative to keep a handle on content quality and flow so we could have a chance to grow. Those are still huge issues and at the top of my priority but I feel the time is right to bring in new and fresh perspectives. Our readers deserve the best possible blogging advice and that calls for a variety of interests and specialties in a wide range of blogging topics.

The Time Has Never Been Better For Guest Blogging

It has never been more important for a steady flow of high quality blog content. A lot of what has been thought of as “great SEO” is changing by the minute. This blog opening up for guest blogging is a fantastic opportunity for our readers to benefit even more from our site.

What The Guest Blogger Has To Gain

Honestly, many bloggers guest post for high quality inbound links from authoritive sites. We qualify as an authority site but at this stage of the game, we need to think bigger than that. On this blog, referral traffic is working better than search traffic. Take a look at this:

Search Traffic:  36.28% of Total - 78.78%  Bounce Rate 01:43  Avg. Time on Site
Referral Traffic: 37.75% of Total 49.95%  Bounce Rate 05:43  Avg. Time on Site

We have some serious game changers in going into effect when it comes to search traffic. That’s not to say we shouldn’t work on search traffic, just the opposite; we need to try harder than ever before. With that said, we cannot under estimate the value of referral traffic either. Referral traffic stays longer, bounces less and I’m sure interacts more, at least in the case of this blog. Guest posting offers the best of both worlds – improved SEO and quality referral traffic.

Think about it, more traffic, more exposure, higher subscriber rates and more followers in your social networks. Of course, this all depends on what you do with that traffic when it arrives. You should:

  1. Engage your readers.
  2. Provide a steady flow of fresh, high quality content.
  3. Encourage social connections (this is increasingly important with recent search trends).

Hot Blog Tips Stats

  • We have 48 posts with over 1,600 comments (including mine).
  • We are do-follow with CommentLuv Premium installed.
  • Alexa Traffic Rank has steadily dropped DAILY to 86,535 so far.
  • We have a Google PageRank of 03/10 with 160 pages indexed by Google.
  • 53 users have +1’d a page on our blog.
    (Please be the next to 1+ us – it’s in the header on the right)
  • We have 345 feed subscribers so far.
  • We currently have 70 newsletter subscribers (Just a month old).

As of today, our stats look like this for the last thirty days
(My IP Address Is Excluded):

  • 2,858 visits
  • 2,048 unique visitors
  • 5,947 pageviews
  • 10,430 total inbound links
  • 50,000 search impressions
  • 2,071 search queries
  • 3:14 avg. time on page
  • 61.46% combined bounce rate
  • 68.79% new visitors
  • 31.21% returning visitors

This isn’t bad for a three month old blog!

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Interested Guest Bloggers

If you are interested in Guest Blogging here, the first step is to visit our Guest Blog page and understand our requirements and guest blogging guidelines. While I would love to help everyone, this blog is my future and I must maintain very high standards. Please don’t take it personal if your guest post submission is rejected or edited.

I am very excited about finally being in the position to connect even more with our readers and fellow bloggers. The blogging community is very strong and filled with great people from every walk of life. I look forward to working with many of you.

What Do You Think?

Are you pro guest blogging? Do you see the benefit in posting here? Any questions? I’d love to hear your opinions.

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  • http://www.herbertkikoy.info Herbert

    I will surely come up with a post for your blog sir Brian.. Hope you wont mind allowing a newbie to guest post :D

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thanks Herbert, the guest post page has how to submit it detailed.

  • jim syyap

    Wow–great stats! Wish I had stats like those. Someday.

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      I’m sure you will Jim, Thanks.

  • Aaron Kelly

    What an impressive stats you have Brian.. Love it :D

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thanks Aaron

  • sai krishna

    really this is better stats for 3 months old blog.really i appreciated you .keep blogging Hawkins :)

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thank you Sai, there’s more to come.

      • sai krishna

        your alexa rank also very nice.keep blogging for more effective results.i am also working hard for my blog.

  • Aanchal

    That’s a great news, I certainly try to give you valuable guest post. :)

  • cahayainspirasi

    fantastic. i really impressed with your blog, just in 3 months had a good stats. I want have many visitors like your blog ..

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thanks Cahaya, I appreciate that but the stats are there to show bloggers the benefit of guest blogging here, not to brag about the numbers. :)

  • Amanda

    I always say that guest blogging can bring site or blog owners many benefits. BUT there should be paid much attention on the guest post by itself, it should be of high quality as well as interesting, it can belong to another niche, but that it will make your blog many-sided.

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Hi Amanda, I’m actually of a different opinion as far as allowing off-niche posts, at least as far as this blog. We work hard to target a certain readership, as well as search traffic, and having a post on the stock market or bicycle repair on a blogging tips website helps no one. Again, that’s just here, if this was a personal blog about all of my interests, that would be another matter. Thanks :)

  • http://wassupblog.com Sire

    Hey Brian, I’ve just knocked back a guest post because I felt it didn’t add anything of value to my blog. It’s important when submitting a post to make sure that’s it far surpasses anything you would post on your own blog because it will actually come under more scrutiny than any post will on your own blog. That plus the fact that it will more likely than not get more exposure is another reason why you should only submit your best work.

    One of the reasons I don’t do all that many guest posts is because I can’t handle the stress ;)

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Well you have an open invitation Sire, you can guest post here anytime. No pressure though. ;)

      I do agree with you about submitting the best posts though. I’ve written a couple of guest posts that I would have loved to posted here but that would have defeated the purpose.

      • Sire

        Tell you what Brian, next time I decide to do a guest post I promise it will be on Hot Blog Tips.

        • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

          I’m bookmarking that statement Sire. lol

  • http://osakabentures.com/ Saul Fleischman

    Since you asked for a little “word-spreading,” off I go to Scoopit this… as you shall see…

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thanks Saul, you are like a social media wizard lol I see you everywhere, I appreciate that. :)

      • Arjun Rai

        It was really nice to see this impressive status brian, surely m gonna update this kind of status too. Just hoping for the best.

  • Marian

    This is great, guest blogging is a natural step to every blog when it gets big enough.
    I’ll take you up on your offer once i manage to free some time.

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Thanks Marian, we’ll be here.

  • Noe

    Hmm..
    I’m Interested with guest blogging here..
    How I start this Brian?

  • Frank King

    Great blog. Awesome 30 day stats. Very useful content.

  • Jarrod

    Fantastic. I’ve been waiting for your site to accept guest post Brian. Finally, it’s already here. I’ll be reading your terms and conditions to make sure that i will meet your qualifications.Thank you very much!

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      I think the timing is right Jarrod, at least it feels that way. Thanks

  • Radu

    These stats looks awesome, you get most of your traffic from blogengage network?

  • Jass

    Thanks for opening your blog for Guest posting I am newbie and still reading lots of Good blogs and this opportunity like other blogs with help me to increase blog engage credibility and back links.

  • Nikki

    This is a great opportunity for us, Brian. Thanks! I’d really love to guest post here but this is really a busy month for me. Hopefully in the near future.

  • jeffkgross

    Guest blogging provides many great opportunities for host and for guest blogger. Brian realized this pretty fast. I’m sure that with prominent guest bloggers will come army of their regular readers. Wish you many great guest posts!

  • Danny

    I am glad to see you opened your site up to guest bloggers Brian it really is a win win for everyone.

  • Leonard

    Hello! Congratulations on your success with this blog. The statistics are amazing, you are really doing something right. I hope that guest bloggers are lining up to be featured on your site since it could benefit both of you, and also your readers. Your readership would grow, the guest would bring new readers, and he could get a brand new following out of this deal. For us it is a refreshing moment and a chance to see another perspective, and learn new tricks. I wish you all the best, Leonard

  • Val Adams

    Hi Brian, I would like to ask, is it necessary for a guest blog to be unique? I mean, can I post a blog even if I copied it from my original work? I mean, I wanna post a blog or an article but it is already posted on other blogs but I am the one who created it. Is it alright to that on guest posting?

    • http://hotblogtips.com/ Brian Hawkins

      Hi Val, I can’t speak for every blog but on Hot Blog Tips every guest post must be unique, never published and written exclusively for this blog. Otherwise we would have a duplicate content problem.

      • Val Adams

        Thanks for the info Brian. I’ll try to ask other blog owners if they allow it.

  • http://seopalbg.com/blog/top-blogging-tips-that-increase-traffic/ Lyuben Georgiev

    Thanks for letting people contribute to your website. I just wanted to ask how many backlinks are allowed per article and where they should be placed. I would definitely love to publish on your website!