How to Get Your Site Featured on the Biggest Blogs on the Web (83 Times in One Year)

  • May 10, 2012 by Corbett Barr
  • 13 Comments

Imagine if your site was featured regularly on some of the biggest sites on the web related directly to your site’s topic.

What might that do for your profile and your traffic?

What if you were featured 83 times in less than a year on huge sites like CopyBlogger, Freelance Switch, ProBlogger, Get Rich Slowly, Smashing Magazine, DIYThemes, Stepcase Lifehack, Daily Blog Tips, KISS Metrics and even little old Think Traffic?

That’s exactly what happened to Danny Iny in 2011.

Actually, I shouldn’t say “it happened to” Danny, because all of this was very planned and intentional. Danny figured out how to get his content and his site featured regularly on all these sites and suddenly he was everywhere.

It’s no wonder Danny’s site Firepole Marketing has become so popular lately. Your site would probably be pretty damn hot right now if you were featured in so many places in a short time.

How did Danny pull off this incredible feat?

I decided to sit down with Danny to ask that specific question, and the answer might surprise you.

Watch below as Danny reveals his not-so-secret strategies.

(if you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube)

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Learn Danny’s Complete Step-by-step Strategy

Join me and Danny next Tuesday, May 15 at Noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern for a special live session on how to get more traffic and subscribers via fast, easy writing.

Danny is going to show us step-by-step:

  • How you can land powerful featured writing opportunities on huge blogs
  • How to come up with highly sharable content ideas
  • His simple strategy you can use to write faster than you thought possible

There is no charge for this session, but spaces are somewhat limited (the platform we use only allows 1,000 people on at once), so register now and show up a little early to guarantee a spot.

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Now, Over to You…

What did you learn from Danny in the video above?

What surprised you about Danny’s approach and the results he experienced?

What would you like to know more about?

Tell us below if there is anything you’d like Danny or me to cover during our session (there will be live Q&A). We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday.

Written by . Corbett is cofounder of Fizzle, a place for creative entrepreneurs, writers, makers, coders and artists, all working to support themselves doing what they love independently on the Internet. Follow Corbett on on Twitter.


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Danny @ Firepole Marketing May 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

Hey Corbett, thanks so much for inviting me to do this interview, it was a blast!

I’ll hang around the comments and answer any questions that anybody has. :)

Amit Shaw May 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

Nice Converstaion. Thanks Danny for sharing your ideas with us.

Cristina Ansbjerg May 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

I totally agree with you Corbett. Perseverance pays off.
Thanks for sharing your failures, Danny. That’s always an important piece of the puzzle.

Dana May 10, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’m so glad you guys do what you do! Thank you.

I particularly liked the idea of unsubscribing and honing in on someone you trust. It’s so easy right now to be just reading everything and clicking through all day and I find myself not actually applying the info! I’m going to do that today.

Freddy, I have a question if you’d be so kind:

What would you say the best way to FIND other blogs in your niche would be?

I have a small list, I write Minimalist Health (healthy weight loss and minimalism) but, I find I never get responses from the bigger blogs.

Danny @ Firepole Marketing May 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Hey Dana, if you never get responses, the problem is with the way you’re approaching them. You should be on the webinar! :)

Mike Yasieniuk May 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

Hey Danny, thank you for the great advice. I think you are totally right when you said if someone is serious about blogging, find mentors who have had success doing what you do and take a class like Corbett’s or John Morrow’s.

One question i have for you though is, and maybe you learned this from John or Corbett, but how were you able to land guest posts on large blogs without already having a highly successful blog yourself? Would you say it had more to do with the content you presented them, a strategy you took to approach them, or just persistence?

Danny @ Firepole Marketing May 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hey Mike, it’s *NOT* a function of persistence, it’s a matter of strategy and approach. I’ll be teaching about that on the webinar next week – you should register! :)

Jennifer @ Spend Less, Shop More May 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’d love to attend the webinar, but I’m teaching a IRL class at the same time on May 15. Any plans to spin the webinar info off into an e-book?

Jason Anthony May 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Very glad you mentioned the fact that learning the hard way is all part of the process… Great interview Danny and Corbett, and excellent resource here :)

Robert @ The College Investor May 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thanks for sharing your insights. I look forward to more next week.

Ayaz @ Real Estate Lead Generation May 14, 2012 at 4:55 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really like your strategy planning and I think I must consider your thought for my future work.

Thanks again such a worth full post!

David May 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

Very practical advice. I completely agree that you should continue to take “stabs” at opportunities until one ends up working for you. As you both mentioned, the Internet is an excellent platform for creating a business and it can be done with perseverence. Great video!!!

Mike Yasieniuk May 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Thanks. Just registered :)

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