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What do you guys think about this Guest Post offer?
« on: March 17, 2012, 06:25:57 AM »
So I got this email from the site.

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Message:
Hi and good morning,

I am hoping you might be able to help me. I work for National Tyre, a
UK car servicing company, and our team have written a couple of
quality posts on car tyres and how to choose the right one for your
vehicle.

We would really like to place on of these on a quality blog like yours
and so hence my reason for contacting you.

If we can place the piece by Tuesday we can also offer a $50 admin fee
to you and could then perhaps look at doing more together in the
future.

Really hope we can work together.

regards

Simon

My guess is they just want to use a post as an add for their site. I would want to read what they are wanting to post before I agree.
Any advice?
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Re: What do you guys think about this Guest Post offer?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 09:02:19 AM »
They may also be after backlinks.

But a good article is a good article. I think you summed up the solution with "read it first".

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Re: What do you guys think about this Guest Post offer?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 02:29:43 PM »
Yep I would read it 1st and then also if they are going to send you money what kind of conditions it comes with. The UK company coming up to a US blog seems suspect to me, but the company is real so it may be legit, but at the same time I would be leery of a phishing scam.

Let us know how it turns out.

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Re: What do you guys think about this Guest Post offer?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 03:17:41 PM »
Well, they are forwarding the article to me on Monday. We will see what happens. I will keep everyone posted.

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