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23 Sep 14 6:52 am
Ultimately, this is why we can’t have nice things in the SEO space: a trend starts out as authentic. Then more and more people pile on until only the barest trace of legitimate behavior remains. We’ve reached the point in the downward spiral where people are hawking “guest post outsourcing” and writing articles about “how to automate guest blogging.”
This part is absolutely true. It has reached this point all across the net, not just in guest blogging. Guest blogging happens to be a more recent venue. Personally, I think that people should have stuck with guest blogs done only by those that they could "personally vouch for," from the beginning. If done in this way, guest blogging would be beneficial to all involved, but if done in the spammy way that the article highlights, it will be a benefit to no one & only cause damage. People are so eager to make a buck online, at home, that they sometimes forget about the most important things. The most important things are that you have something good to offer your reader/visitor, your relationship with them is genuine, & trust that your online communications are not less than any real life communications would be. I would not ever pay to have someone guest blog for me that I'd only just met through a sketchy email (no matter what their promise for the benefit of my business), just as I would not hand over the advertising of an actual, physical store to anyone that I'd just met walking through the door.
On the other hand, you cannot say that guest posting is dead completely, because if I happened to be friends with someone that was really good at advertising & we both thought that we could gain from them doing a guest post...well...of course we would go for it! It's all in how you go about it!
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