Guest Blogging Backlash: Why is Free Guest Post Safe?

Yesterday we came across the article, “Google Takes Action against Major Guest Blog Network.” It states that Google’s algorithms are now penalizing guest posting networks, especially a site called My Blog Guest. All of this began with a statement from Matt Cutts that guest posting as a strategy is failing. In his words, “…stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done; it’s just gotten too spammy.”

While we disagree with Google’s approach, we can understand that this announcement, and the lowered ranking of a fellow guest posting service site, may be concerning for some bloggers. However, we don’t believe this will affect the core purpose of Free Guest Post or the safety and anonymity of its users. Here are a few reasons why:

1. We do not require any backlinks to Free Guest Post, or charge any fees.

That’s right, our service is entirely company-funded, and we aren’t in it for the rankings. We are in it for creating a platform for writers and publishers to easily engage in content marketing. This is different than some guest post networks that charge membership fees or require backlinks to their sites.

2. We provide a safe, private environment.

Unlike other publishing systems, we do not make public your email or contact info. All communication is done through the system, ensuring total privacy.

3. We ensure equality for all.

All publishers and writers have equal opportunity in our system, with absolutely no favoritism. It’s a first-come-first-served pool of content ready to enrich your site!

4. Our articles are certified unique content by Copyscape.

This ensures that publishers are receiving content that doesn’t appear anywhere else on the web, ruling out any duplicate content issues.

5. We give full control of articles written to the author.

As a writer, you have full control of who is able to publish your content. As a publisher, you get to choose which articles you feel best fill out your content portfolio, so neither party has to worry about spammy material.

6. Flagging.

Our system depends on you – our users – to help us moderate and make Free Guest Post an even better content platform for your needs. This is why we invented flagging. If you’re a writer and your piece is published in a way you are displeased with, you can flag it and we will address your concerns in a timely manner.

7. Feedback.

Because we care about our users, we are always open to feedback on how we can make the system better and easier to use.

Google strives to endorse quality, 100% original content and so do we. With the same goal in mind, we’re not worried about being negatively impacted by Google’s changes, and Matt Cutts later retracted his remarks on the death of guest posting, stating, “There are still many good reasons to do some guest blogging (exposure, branding, increased reach, community, etc.).”

Free Guest Post is committed to adding value to the Internet user’s experience. We will continue to provide tools that will help content marketers be successful online.

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