Why Guest Posting on a Low PR Site is Worth Your Time

by AmandaDisilvestro

I often spend an entire hour searching for websites that I think are “worthy” of my writing. After all, I’m a brilliant writer, and not every website is popular enough to be given the pleasure of reading my writing. I want as many people to read my articles as possible so that I can help bring traffic to my personal blog. For this reason, I have always looked straight to the Google page ranking (PR) before even considering writing for a website. Google is where I want my blog ranked, so I want to write for sites that Google thinks are worthy.

Now, I realize there are very passionate defenders of Google’s PR but just as many supporters out there that think PR is a thing of past- that it’s not the absolute best judge of a website’s usefulness. So let me hear about what you all think, okay?

What does my opinion matter anyway?

After realizing that there were some great websites out there with low PR rates, I realized I was being a little bit ridiculous.I do not actually think my writing is as sophisticated as business geniuses like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. In fact, I write so that I can help people improve their small businesses, and I don’t care whether or not the article is read by the brightest minds in business. I want my article to be read by those who have questions, no matter how early or how established they are in their careers. This led me to wonder: Is it worth my time to guest post on sites with a low PR?

Where, When, and Why to Guest Post

1. Where

—Make sure that the site with a low PR has potential. There are many sites out there that are not ranked highly by Google for a reason—they are not maintained, they have no clear focus, hard to navigate, etc. However, there are websites who have a low PR simply because they are new on the scene. Check to see if there is an “about” section, a “guest posting guidelines” section, and a clean and clear layout. If the author has good credentials, is posting regularly, and the site is easy to navigate, you’ve hit the guest posting jackpot.

2. When

—Before you attempt to guest blog on any site, low or high PR, make sure that the personal blog you are linking back to is something you want people to see. If so, then guest posting is a great way to help your site gain popularity and rank with Google. The best time to guest post for a site with a low PR is really the same as posting for any old site. If you have an article ready to go, do not hesitate to pitch it to a site with a low PR. Why? Keep reading!

3. Why

—You do not want to ignore sites with a low PR for a couple of reasons:

  • Freedom—Sites with a low PR are usually more open to the types of posts you will submit. The site is just starting out, so they do not have as much room to be specific. They should want quality content, but you may be free to write about any topic with any tone you wish.
  • The Blog May Grow—If you saw potential in a blog, there is a good chance it will grow to be one of the biggest. If this is the case, you will have gotten in on the ground floor. In other words, once the blog grows the editor will know your name, know you helped contribute quality content, and your blog will benefit. Google will also see that your articles appeared on a blog with a high PR; thus helping your personal blog even further.

Overall, guest posting for sites with a high PR or a PR comparable to yours is the best option. There is no denying that this will help get your name and your blog out there to the public faster because your page will slowly get ranked faster on Google. However, do not discount writing for sites with a low PR. There are benefits. If you can pick out a blog with good potential and that blog grows, you will be seen as smarter (and more worthy) than all of those writers who ignore low ranked sites.

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Amanda DiSilvestro is a writer on topics ranging from social media to factoring. She writes for an online resource that gives advice on topics including business
proposals to small businesses and entrepreneurs for the leading B2B Directory,

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neos November 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Greate post. Thanks

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Nice share, I really find it difficult to raise the ranking of my website…. Great Posting !

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Mark @ Infopeer November 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

Really I haven’t thinked so long…I do like to follow up for upcoming instructions

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Kate Belle Townsend November 28, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Do you have other tips coming?

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Amanda DiSilvestro November 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

Absolutely. I hope to write for this blog a few times per month (I absolutely love the participation). Is there anything in particular you’re interested in learning? Even if I’m not sure myself, I’d be happy to do the research and find the answer!

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Rich @ cad support November 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Good points. In addition to the “where” section, I would add activity of blog visitors. I high PR site with a bunch of garbage comment activity or no comment activity at all should be a red flag that there is little real visitor support of the blog.

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Amanda DiSilvestro November 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

Definitely a great point. There are ways a blog can “fake” visitors. It sounds strange, but I actually happens! Thanks so much for the extra tip Rich.

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Really good article.Yes I agree and I do not want to ignore sites with a low PR.

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Greate post. Thanks

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Mark November 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

I agree, I think PR is becoming a thing of the past. Plus, low PR blogs can get better and they definitely do allow more freedom. Great post!


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Le Hung Cuong November 30, 2011 at 6:24 am

I think differently, the blog has good articles attract visitors and to the many commnet share, then that’s fine blog, but PR is only one criteria for evaluation only.

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Thomas Road December 1, 2011 at 12:06 am

PR is still a very important metric for determining a site’s “value” to Google. Another point to consider is that a low PR site could become a high PR site and your guest post will grow in value with the site as a whole.

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Amol @ Seo Tips December 1, 2011 at 2:44 am

I always handle my client’s guest posting the same way & highly appreciate you writing post about it.

Writing on a blog/website that shares quality content matters most, and It also gives you range of different PRs which should naturally happen. And Google also appreciates it in terms of SEO !

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Jimmy @ penge December 1, 2011 at 3:44 am

I can absolutely back you up on the positive sides to guest posting on “low” PR ranking sites.!
I’m guest posting on both high and low PR blogs, you much more freedom in topics and number of backlinks you can make in any given post on a low ranking site.

Although you shouldn’t take to much advantage of that possibility, because it might get others to say no.
And if you have a blog yourself, you should allow guest posts yourself thus getting good content on your own blog when you are writing on others. ;)

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piyush technoindian December 3, 2011 at 1:44 am

Guest post is really a great way to express yourself with the new readers

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Extreme John December 3, 2011 at 2:59 am

Excellent point about guest posting on a low PR site. I never thought about this before until I came across this blog post. I’ve always thought that high PR sites are the only ones that can save us a lot of traffic. But then, those low PR sites but have got strong potential and are very open to new things can indeed be a very helpful site not just to the guest poster but to the readers and the blogsite owner as well.

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I think this is something a lot of people overlook; myself included. It took a lot of research for me to discover that low PR sites can help your website. Glad I could help open up some other eyes!

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Neil Martin December 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

I think guest blogging is a great idea. It’s a brilliant way to get to the linkarati. As setting yourself up as an expert in your field can gain you weight in contacting the bigger publications.

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Great point. Showing you are an expert in your field is important, and this can be accomplished through posting on lower PR sites.

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Rainer Hornberger December 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

When I was reading your article I suddenly realized the potential of this method – I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks for your advice.


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Baker December 7, 2011 at 5:59 am

To find it in real it will be better to find an statistics of 2 sites one promote only on high PR comments and other with 0 PR,

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praveen-rose December 9, 2011 at 5:16 am


It is really a better options to given guest posting with low PR websites worthy. The above mentioned section “Where, When, and Why to Guest Post” explain every thing with clear concepts. The guest posting is as good as options because the guest will reading or staying in your websites to find-out new articles and he will comments on it. Some times guests will suggest to others to visit this websites and describes you opinions on this guest posting sections. By this way we will improve our quality and find lots of suggestion. That’s why Low PR guest posting sites will help to maintain its guest posts on regular basis.


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zatyabajaitem December 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm

good posting, and need your tips next time,,

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Yousuf Khan December 11, 2011 at 4:47 am

Good post, but I think when a post is really good and can be published at High PR site, it should be submitted there!

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I agree!

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Cheap 3 star hotel in delhi December 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm

High PR sites get ranking fast for our desired keywords, on low PR chances are less, so if you have busy schedule so posting on high pr only make sense.

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

That is true. High PR sites are better if you don’t have much time!

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naresh December 15, 2011 at 6:26 am

Thank you Amandadisilvestro for sharing your valuable ideas.I agree with you

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Eduardo December 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Great post Amanda, I guess I shouldn’t spend too much time writing for new blogs too huh. Thanks

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

Well if you want to write for a “new” blog, start looking into the potential. Get to know the editor, mess around with the layout, and try and imagine where the blog will go in the future. This will give you a better sense of whether or not you should write for that new blog. Thanks for reading =)

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rasel December 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

really nice article. i have already wast a long time you open my eyes. i have become a fan of you. i will always be regular to your articles.

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

That is great news! Thank you so much for reading.

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Guest post is actually a immense technique to convey yourself with the new person who reads

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Rajandran R December 21, 2011 at 4:22 am

Iam planning to open my blog for guest post. Should i get guest post from Higher rated PR blogs or from Lower Rated PR blogs?

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Amanda DiSilvestro December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

I think when it comes to guest posting, you should post anything that is of quality. If the post is a great post, then it’s worthy to be on your site. It could just be that that person is new to the blogging world, but they can still be a great writer! I hope that helps!

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Awesome post, Thanks for sharing this info. I think it will help many bloggers a lot & save their effort to make right thing in right place.

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