We have been employing guest authoring as a strategy this year as well as last year because it does still work. Not as well as it has in the past though. As you know many of the larger publications like Inc, Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine have reversed their links to no follow links recently so those are not where we are targeting at this time.
We have been going to smaller more niche publications and other blogs that we read and asking for the opportunity to guest author a piece for them. Long story short is that yes it still works, not as well as it did in the past though.
Contributor: Ben Walker from transcriptionoutsourcing.net