Oh wow, the cr** people come out with.
I've been doing friendly guest-blogging outreach these past weeks to see what kind of response I could get from people that are looking for people to write for their websites. I'm locked into a few networks and but wanted to support that with a few other home grown initiatives.
Google would be so unhappy to learn that I have found websites that are charging £3,100 for a guest blog. I found another that was charging £450 for their guest blog.
What really gets me (well not really, everyone is entitled to shoot what they want, just don't expect a reply) is the cheek of some of these people. Their websites are cra**, their content sucks and yet they are of the opinion that you would be prepared to pay a fee on top of providing them great content. Just one of the creatives that I'm sharing on their website will essentially double their domain value in some cases
I think I am going to have to implement more factors into the vetting process. At the moment I only let PR5 and greater sites through, with more than 1000 FB likes. It's not a great metric but at least it filters out a very large % article directory owners that simply moved to guestblogging platforms. To say those networks put out a footprint is a little bit of an understatement.
My email bite rate is currently 3%, which considering the amount of work involved in the setup is perfectly acceptable.
Thank god for software plus brain.