This app helps you find guest post opportunities and topics to write about. You give it your URL and target keyword, and It provides topic research and finds relevant sites accepting guest posts. Saving you countless hours on link building efforts.

This app ensures the guest posts you create will be topically relevant. It finds guest post opportunities on real websites by scraping the top 50 search results for your target keyword.

It even validates topic ideas with search volume and competitiveness scores!

This app eliminates guessing what topics to create relevant guest posts for. And it speeds up the process of finding link placement opportunities.


Try it here: Guest Post Research Assistant App


How it works:

  1. Enter the URL you want to drive links to (recommendations below)
  2. Enter the target keyword of that URL
  3. Run it and get guest post research!


But does link building still matter?

Google loves to make yearly statements about link building being continuously less important in rankings.

Google never lies

If you ask the SEO community about the importance of links, you’ll get mixed answers.

  • People selling purely content will say link building isn’t important.
  • People selling links will say it’s hugely important.

Opinions seem to be skewed toward whichever is most profitable for each person. 😏


Backlinks, link building, and guest posts will always matter

Getting links from other web pages will always be one of the most important ranking factors.

It acts a vote of confidence that a page or website is trustworthy.

However, the relevance of where you get links from and the topics they cover become increasingly important.

Google and Friends will continuously improve the logic going into link value, which gradually raises the bar. But links will always be important.


Relevance is increasingly important due to more advanced logic

Back in the day, any dofollow link could help boost rankings. A website about finance could benefit from links from a gardening site. These days, it has to be super relevant to be impactful. A finance site needs links from reputable finance sources.

But Google any high competition keyword, and you’ll see the SERPS dominated by industry leading brands, all with tons of backlinks and ultra high domain authority.

Getting links to your website from trustworthy sources will always be important.


Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get back to how this app works:


Step 1: Enter the URL you want to build links for

1. enter url

This URL should ideally not be your home page. Your home page doesn’t need help getting more links.

The pages that need a boost are your money pages. These are the pages on your website where monetization happens.

It could be your feature page if you’re a SAAS. It could be your product category pages if you’re an e-commerce store. It could be a service page if you’re a local business.


But other sites don’t want to link to money pages

Convincing high-quality publications to link directly to your money pages is difficult. It feels overly commercialized and authoritative sites may not allow these links. It limits your options to spammier sites.

And in some industries like online loans, it can even put your money pages at risk of losing rankings from spammy sites linking directly to your most important pages with obvious anchor text.


The solution: Link to helpful content instead

Creating an informational page that acts as your link magnet is a great option. Other sites are much more likely to link to some research, a practical guide, or other kind of helpful content.

You can then link this informational page to your desired money page with an internal link. This passes authority earned from the links to your money page without causing any trouble!

When using this app, I recommend using your informational link magnet page instead of your money page or home page. The app will give you topic ideas highly relevant to your link magnet.


Step 2: Enter the target keyword of your URL

This app uses a target keyword as a north star to ensure all the topics it suggests are super relevant.

It’s natural language processing finds nearby topics, and validates them with some research.


How to pick a target keyword

Every page in SEO has a target keyword. This is usually the biggest, simplest, and juiciest search term (within matching search intent) that you want your page to rank for.

If a user could only enter one search on Google or a similar search engine, what would they enter to find your page?

For example, this post’s target keyword is “Guest Post Topic Idea Generator”.

If someone searches that term on Google and my page shows up, I’m happy.


What about related keywords?

Search engines are smart and will automatically match your page to related search terms with the same intent. Like “how to plan guest post topics”.

This app is smart too. It uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to find closely related topics and subtopics of your target keyword.


Step 3: Run it and get guest post research!

Once you pick a URL and target keyword, just hit run and this app goes to work.

Give it a minute and it will spit out detailed link building research:

  • Table of post topic ideas with target keyword, content angle, volume, and competition
    • Data is accurate thanks to a DataForSEO Integration 🏆
  • Table of websites ranking for the target query that accept guest posts
  • Guest post hitlist report with curated relevant sites
  • SERP search result data


Example for “How To Perfect Your Golf Swing”

Here’s a golf course that wants to increase it’s local rankings for golfing.

They created a blog post called “Top 5 Secrets To A Good Golf Swing”.

And the article links to their key golf pages.

Getting relevant links to this page will help increase the site’s golf rankings.

So I enter the URL (

And I enter the target keyword “golf swing”.


Here are the results:

1. Guest post content ideas

guest post ideas

This table shows relevant topics for your guest posts.

It uses a built-in DataForSEO integration to pull accurate search volume and competition scores.


2. Guest post opportunity table

Guest post table

This table lists all sites from the SERP search and whether they accept guest posts.

It looks for mentions of “write for us”, “contribute”, and similar signals to determine if guest posting is allowed.


4. Guest post hitlist

Guest post hitlist

This is a copy/paste ready write-up of some guest posts to go for. For those who don’t need all the data.


5. Filtered guest post sheet

Guest post list

You can download the data, open it up in Google Sheets, and filter to see sites accepting guest posts!

You could then pull in other metrics like DR from Ahrefs or SEMrush Authority Score for more insights.


How to use your guest post research

This app has many use cases. Try using it to help with:

  • Create guest posts targeting each topic
  • Pitch these topic ideas to the site you’re trying to get links from
  • Send these ideas to your link-building team for fulfillment
  • Give your client better topic recommendations for link building


Common troubleshooting fixes:

This app uses AI. So things can often not work as expected

If you get errors, try re-running it by pressing the run button again.

If that doesn’t work, simply the target keyword.

You can message me or Moonlit Support if you experience any other issues.


Change the language or location of the app

This app is set to use English and search in the United States.

But if you create a Moonlit account and clone the app, you can customize your version to use different countries and languages.

You can also add specifics to the prompts to change their language outputs.


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