Do you find yourself inundated with request for guest posts? Are you still hesitating whether to accept or decline these requests? Although there are some really great advantages that are associated with guest posting, there are in my opinion far more dangers that are associated with the fact of accepting guest posts. In this article I will be sharing about 5 reasons why you should decline guest post requests on your blog.
Low content quality
Due to the increased popularity of guest blogging, there are more and more webmasters that are using this activity as a way to build links rapidly. The downside is that increasingly these people are submitting low quality articles and this can certainly damage your blog reputation if you are not careful.
The only way out will be for you to devote some time to check these articles and to make sure that they are up to the standard.
Some people will not bother submitting duplicate content to your site and this can certainly alter your search engine rankings. As mentioned above people are more concerned about link buildings and will not hesitate to submit spun content without even taking time to check spelling mistakes. Not only this will damage your site reputation but also you will be penalized by the search engines.
Normally visitors will come to a certain blog because they are attracted to the blogger’s style and personality. By opening your blog to guest posters you can alienate these visitors and this may cause the amount of visitors to drop. Although you may be able to get some fresh input from other people you must also consider whether your actual visitors will appreciate this.
Search Engines Ranking
Do you know that allowing too many guest posts on your site can influence your ranking with the search engines? Indeed it can go either way but allowing too many guest posts on your site and giving outbound links can cause a decrease in your Page Rank. So if you are concerned about having a high PR you should be better off refusing to accept guest post on your site.
Allowing too many guest posts on your site may turn your blog into an article directory and I am sure that you will not want this. And when you know that some bloggers just submit spun or crap content you will be surprised at how quickly your blog can be ruined by allowing guest posts on your site.
The key here is to make sure that you implement a strict guest blogging guideline and you make sure that you stick to it if you want to protect your blog from being taken over by guest bloggers.