Guest Blogging Sites: Influential Marketing Blogs

This list of marketing blogs contains the industry’s biggest names and thought leaders. Most of them accept guest contributions based upon set guidelines. Some don’t anymore but once did. I include both to save you the trouble of finding out for yourself.

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With each blog in this list, I include a brief summary of what the site’s main topics are. I link to their contribution guidelines and share the best way for you to pitch your ideas.

If you have any suggestions for blogs to add to this list, leave a comment with the site name, category, and its URL. I will update this list accordingly.

Learn more about the guest blogging process and its best practices in this complete guide.

Last updated on April 12, 2018

Blogging

Blogging Tips

This website is an everything-blogging resource for writers to learn more about the subject. They are no longer accepting guest contributions because they now use in-house writers.

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Kikolani

This blog offers a great opportunity for those writers interested in contributing a post about blogging. The blog host, Kristi Hines, accepts guest content that follows her set guidelines and instructions.

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Problogger

If you’re looking for a site that offers great content in the form of both the written word and audio (podcasts), this is it. Unfortunately, they stopped accepting unsolicited guest articles in 2014.

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Smart Blogger

This blog is known for its catchy headlines and content tone, but they also no longer accept guest posts. It’s still a great blog to reference though.

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Smart Bloggerz

Yes, this site accepts guest contributions. Their top categories are blogging, internet marketing, social media, and SEO.

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Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

This site’s main focus is on educating readers about content marketing best practices. They aren’t accepting unsolicited guest articles, but they allow you to pitch an idea for consideration in the future.

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Kuno Creative

This content-focused blog is different because they have categories / topics on marketing for specific industries, such as healthcare. They accept guest posts, so check out their guidelines to see if your goals match.

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Outbrain

This digital marketing blog is selective in who they accept guest content from. If you produce a quality post that speaks to their exact audience and their needs, you still have an opportunity here.

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Relevance

This is a useful blog for content marketing advice, and they have many other influential guest contributors. They welcome guest posts as long as you read and follow their guidelines.

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General Marketing

Atomic Reach

This blog offers the opportunity to guest write about a wide variety of subjects. You can choose between over 10 topic categories, including content marketing, social media, and email marketing. If you’re interested in writing about any of their typical topics, you should consider writing for them.

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Contributor form

Business 2 Community

Although this site appears slightly junky with the excess advertisements, their audience size makes up for it. They accept guest articles about digital marketing, sales, technology, and more. They’re a good option for content syndication, too.

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Convince and Convert

This blog covers social media, content marketing, and other digital marketing topics. They stopped accepting new guest contributions in early 2017. However, they do say they’ll open up for new writers periodically, so keep an eye out for that.

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Guidelines and submission form

The Daily Egg

With a special focus on conversion rate optimization, this Crazy Egg blog is accepting guest posts. They want to hear from established writers who are already published – with content focused on their topics.

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CoSchedule

This blog covers content marketing and social media marketing subjects, and they accept guest articles. They have rather thorough guidelines to follow, and they won’t accept your pitch if you skip any of them. You’ll also need to write a very long, thorough article for them that covers every detail. If you can’t commit to that, this isn’t the blog for you.

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Duct Tape Marketing

This site is a great place to find content that covers content marketing, social media marketing, SEO, lead generation, advertising and more. They aren’t accepting pitches for 2018, but you can still contact them with your ideas.

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GetResponse

This email marketing company has a blog that covers more than just their industry. Their marketing blog offers advice about social media marketing, blogging and more. They accept guest contributions.

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HubSpot

This company has one of the leading marketing blogs out there because of their extensive coverage and reach. They have a large audience, and their content is heavily relied on. They accept guest content for their marketing blog, but make sure your content fits with their guidelines before contacting them.

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Inbound.org

This blog is now running an invitation-only model for their blog. They no longer accept unsolicited guest pitches.

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Jeff Bullas

If you have a digital marketing topic you want to write about, the Jeff Bullas blog might be your go-to site for pitching. This blog is highly acclaimed and for good reason. The content published is informative and high quality. Check the guidelines and main categories to make sure your ideas match what they’re looking for in a post.

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Kissmetrics

If you have an idea about A/B testing, landing page optimization, conversions, or web analytics, this blog could be a good fit for you. Their content is of high quality with a focus on being inspiring.

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Marketing Land

This site and its sister site, Search Engine Land,  cover social media, SEO, SEM, and more related topics. As of December 1st, 2017, they are no longer accepting guest pitches.

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MarketingProfs

As a membership-based marketing site, this blog is an opportunity to reach many like-minded people who could benefit from your expertise. They accept guest contributions that are shaped as how-to articles, research, infographics, and occasionally op-eds.

Note: Their contributions queue is filled up for months, so this might not be a good fit if you want your content out sooner.

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Pinpointe

The Pinpointe marketing blog welcomes guest writers. Their focus is on email marketing, but they publish posts about other marketing topics as well.

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Simply Measured

This blog leans more toward social media content, but they still publish and welcome content marketing posts. Sprout Social acquired Simply Measured, but the blog is still active. To acquire guest blog guidelines and to submit a pitch, email the blog editor, Lucy Hitz, at lucy@simplymeasured.com.

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Small Biz Trends

If you’re already a successful thought leader in the marketing industry, this site might accept you as an expert contributor. Their blog focus is on overall marketing tips that can assist small businesses. Unfortunately, as of November 2017, they stopped accepting new contributors.

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Spin Sucks

This website is dedicated to assisting marketing and PR professionals with pretty much everything. Their topics range from community building to entrepreneurship to marketing trends and much more. They are accepting guest contributors, so check out whether your idea fits with what they’re looking for in posts.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Moz

Although this blog is definitely a leading resource for marketing articles, they stopped accepting guest contributions. They had a guest writing community called YouMoz, but they ended it. According to an update on their blog, they have plans on accepting guest contributions sometime in the future.

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Search Engine Journal

If you’re willing to be a monthly contributor, you’ll want to consider this site. They have over 1 million people in their audience. Their main topics are SEO, social media, PPC, and content marketing. Some of their writers’ perks are pretty cool, too.

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Search Engine People

It might seem like this site is only about SEO, but they also have a bit of social media, PR, and other marketing articles in their blog. Their website tone is rather unique and fun, so keep that in mind when submitting a pitch.

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SEMrush

This company maintains a rather informative and successful blog. Their focus is on SEO, but they also allow articles about content marketing, market research, and more. They accept guest contributions via their guidelines page or via email.

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Social Media Marketing

AgoraPulse

This social media-based blog has a fun attitude in its posts. They share advice you won’t typically find shared the same way elsewhere. If you want to write for them, be aware that they prefer contributors who write for them at least once a month.

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Hootsuite

As a social media management company, this blog is full of expert advice on the subject. They have articles about anything and everything social media marketing. As of August 2017, they are no longer accepting guest contributions. This is likely because they already have internal writers. The option may reopen in the future though.

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Social Media Examiner

If you’re a social media marketer by trade with in-depth knowledge of that industry, you might want to consider this blog. It is full of tactical social media marketing articles, and they accept original guest content if you fit with what they’re looking for in writers.

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Social Media Today

This site has two guest posting methods: original content and syndicated. As long as your article is related to social media and is targeted toward an experienced audience, you have a chance. This site prefers original content though.

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Writing

Copy Hackers

This copywriting blog accepts guest contributions, but they’re a little different from most blogs. You don’t submit a full draft right away. Instead, pitch an idea that follows their guidelines, and they’ll get back to you. This is a great approach when you’d prefer to write posts after approval.

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Copyblogger

While they don’t accept unsolicited guest articles at this time, this site once did and may do so again in the future. Their editorial calendar is full at this time, but they may open up their site to guests sometime this year.

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Write to Done

If you want to be considered an elite writer, you should apply for a guest contribution on this site. This blog is a valuable resource for writers seeking to perfect their art. If you think you can create an article that falls in line with this, apply.

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Guidelines and submission instructions

Even though some of these websites don’t allow guest writers at this time, they are still options to consider in the future. They may open their site up again, so keep a lookout for that.

The sites that do accept guest contributions are the best in the industry. If you know you can contribute content that can benefit the site’s audience in new, unique ways, you’ll want to pitch your ideas to them at once.

Always remember though:

Your initial pitch may get rejected, but you shouldn’t give up. Keep pitching new ideas until you find the right fit that gets accepted. Persistence will pay off.

Learn more about guest blogging, including the benefits and process, in this article:

Guest Blogging for Beginners: How to Get Published on Influential Sites