Getting featured on renowned blogs is not impossible.
Anyone with some desire to land interviews and a willingness to follow practical tips can do it.
I do not wear pants.
I stare at a rectangle all day.
My fingers tap squares.
I circle the globe.
I have been featured on a few high profile blogs over the years.
A few ideas to keep in mind:
- being featured on top blogs aligns you with pros, helps you pop up on radar screens of other top bloggers, and sets you up for more traffic and blogging income
- any generous, diligent patient, persistent blogger can appear on any blog, on earth
- landing spots on top blogs is not highly difficult but uncomfortable sometimes
Let’s dive in.
Suggested Course: How to Get Featured on World Famous Blogs
Create helpful content.
Top blogs featured skilled writers. Skilled writers spend 4-7 days weekly writing daily for practice. Skilled writers also publish helpful content weekly – in most cases – to establish their credibility.
Blog post word count length may vary depending on your audience. Some readers enjoy long form content. Other readers vibe with short form content. Find the word length that meets reader needs and that feels fun for you to reach. Never make blogging hard work. Hard work types quit quickly.
Add as many details as possible to your content. Sharing practical tips via in-depth posts cements your credibility. Credible bloggers tend to get featured on top blogs.
- publish 600-1000 word or longer blog posts
- solve reader problems
- stick to your niche to establish credibility
- format posts for easy scanning
- publish at least every 1-2 weeks to gain steady exposure
Connect with top bloggers.
I commented genuinely on a few top blogs over the years to build relationships with pro bloggers. Some of these pros featured me on their blogs in part due to my genuine comments. At least two of these pros noted how my blog comments opened the door to the feature.
Drop authentic comments on influential blogs. Promote top bloggers through social media. Promote top bloggers by dropping backlinks to these leaders through your blog.
Engage pros through social media. Talk to these leaders. Email top pros asking how you can help them. Being social is an easy way to befriend bloggers. Bloggers with large, loyal friend networks tend to pop up on the radar screen of high profile bloggers. Either you befriend a pro directly or your community promotes you enough for you to be all over the place in your blogging niche.
Both Entrepreneur and Forbes featured me in part because I was a member of a few high profile travel blogger tribes. Contributors from each site perceived me as a digital nomad in the know because my blog posts popped up through the Twitter streams of influential bloggers.
As a practical example, if you make friends with a hefty volume of pro bloggers some of these leaders will tweet your blog posts. Contributors from famous sites scan:
related to specific niches on Twitter.
If your blog posts appear 5, 10 or 20 times – or more – within a few hours or a day these contributors take notice, visit your blog and learn more. From there, interview requests may flow your way.
Be as chatty as possible. Engage bloggers. Most struggle to connect because they talk to a few bloggers. Social bloggers get connected to rise to the top of their blogging niche.
- comment genuinely on high profile blogs in your niche
- promote pro bloggers through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
- drop backlinks to pro bloggers on your blog
- engage pro bloggers through social media
Persist in following your passion.
Create posts because you love writing. Serve pros because you love befriending top bloggers.
Improve your writing skills over years. Befriend top bloggers over years.
Eventually, features on top blogs roll in.
Establish a 1-3 year time frame of spending 5-7 days weekly pursuing your passion, creating and connecting.
Be patient, persistent and generous.
If it were easy to get features on top blogs every blogger would land backlinks on high profile sites.
The effort you put in is worth the rewards of aligning with high profile sites.
Is That It?
Yes and no.
Yes being a persistent creator and connector lands you features on top blogs.
No; thinking that it is easy to persistently create and connect for years is quite silly.
Bloggers err in believing that doing something simple for a few days means the simple doings easily lead to results. In reality, you will not land features on top blogs until you spend 100’s to 1000’s of hours publishing blog post and building friendships over many years.
Does it seem easy to write and publish 100 in-depth, detailed blog posts over the next 3 years? Nope.
But just because it is not easy doesn’t mean you should shy away from the work because being successful and free is worth the effort.
Focus on the benefits of being featured on top blogs.
Have fun helping more people.
Being noticed feels nice but gaining exposure to serve more folks feels most enjoyable and influences you to keep blogging when nobody seems to be listening.