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.
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.
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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.
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.
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, but they are still considering a change in the future.
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.
Yes, this site accepts guest contributions. Their top categories are blogging, internet marketing, social media, and SEO.
Content Marketing Institute
This site’s main focus is on educating readers about content marketing best practices. They aren’t accepting guest articles, but they allow you to pitch an idea for consideration in the future.
This 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.
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.
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 great option for content syndication, too.
Convince and Convert
This blog covers social media, content marketing, and other digital marketing topics. They accept guest contributions. You’ll need a draft ready when submitting a pitch, and be sure your social media accounts are active because they ask for those, too.
Update: as of February 15, 2017, Convince & Convert is no longer accepting unsolicited guest contributions.
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.
Duct Tape Marketing
This site is a great choice if you’re looking to write content that covers content marketing, social media marketing, SEO, lead generation, advertising and more. They follow a strict content calendar, which you’ll see in the form, so make sure your content pitch fits with one of the themes.
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 stopped accepting pitches for 2016, but now that it’s 2017, they may be open to your ideas.
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.
When you have an original content idea that focuses on inbound marketing, this site is one of the best to send a pitch. They accept original ideas that both cover marketing topics and provide actionable information. Their guidelines go into further detail.
Update: This blog is now running an invitation-only model for their blog. They no longer accept unsolicited guest pitches.
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.
This site and its sister site, Search Engine Land, want contributors who work in the marketing industry, particularly within the topic they’re writing about. They cover social media, SEO, SEM, and more related topics.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Small Biz Trends
If you’re already a successful thought leader in the marketing industry, this site may accept you as an expert contributor. They’re looking for writers who will stick around and contribute often. Their blog focus is on overall marketing tips that can assist small businesses.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Media Marketing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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