What, Who, and How Can You Write for Social Media Gids

What we're looking for to publish

Successful guest entries are extensive, data-driven and interesting messages that teach us something new about the world of online marketing. We publish for entrepreneurs, digital marketers, (local) business owners, coaches and consultants like you on how their businesses can use online marketing to make money online.

Our articles covers the main topic: Increase our readers online marketing knowledge, sales and growth on their way to financial freedom! The nine steps we use for that is Website, Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Advertising, Search Engine Advertising, Email Marketing, Website Monetization, 
Automate, Scale and Analytics.

We're also interested in publishing any side topic that our readers care about, which includes things like hiring, team development, job hunting, writing, design and larger internet trends, as long as it is related to social media.

We also look for a few things in everything we publish: 

Original concepts, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing. We will not republish anything that's been published elsewhere;
The article reflects the writing style/tone of the online marketing blog.

No more than one link to your company's website in the body of the post. (The link must be relevant to the subject at hand, and does not point to your main URL, a product landing page, or to content that is behind a lead generator). 
However, we're happy to consider any post which will provide a genuine benefit for our readers.

What we can't accept and won't publish

Anything that's been covered on our blog before. Please do a search of our site before submitting your articles;
Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme;
Anything that's too promotional for your company or organization;
Anything that's offensive or inaccurate;
Anything that's overly critical of individuals or companies.

Who we’re looking for

We accept only individual writers (not a company, content teams). We prefer content from practicing digital marketers who have in-depth knowledge of online marketing rather than a general base of online marketing knowledge;

Your writing should demonstrate that you’re able to offer unique, tactical insights based upon your hands-on experience; posts that offer tutorials on tools, step-by-step how-tos for using channel features, walkthroughs for executing tactics, etc.

How to submit your blog

  1. Please email social [at] socialmediagids [dot] com with the following:
  2. Please write "Guest blogging submission" in the subject field of your e-mail;
  3. Please send your completed post as a Word Doc (We ask you to start your article with one or two questions because people can't help and want to answer questions. Questions are an excellent as blog article hooks (introductions);
  4. Providing us with the following SEO and image support will help us to promote your content:
  5. Choose a highly searched word or word combination with the highest number of results in Google that best fits your post;
  6. Proposed titles that include your keyword or phrase;
  7. For image ideas you can try Flickr, Canva, Google Images, and other sites;
  8. A one-sentence (max. 155 characters) summary of your post that will appear when it is shared on Twitter, Facebook and other social media (Depends on one what kind of article it is).
  9. Provide at least 3 image files (1 image of 2100 px * 1155 px for the cover of the blog article, 1 image for the header of the blog article 1875 px * 480 px and at least 1 image to be able to post in the blog article 700 px * 350 px);
  10. Please put in your text where you want your image(s) to be published;
  11. Please mention the source of the facts, figures, quotes, PDFs, PPTs, DOCs, pictures or video files you're using so we can 'credit' them. So yes, it can also be your self;-);
  12. Give a short author bio including, send us a headshot image (JPG) of you, your social media accounts names and a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website/blog;
  13. If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published and when. That process may take up to 2 weeks. Please do not contact us again within that time.

Note! Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot respond to all submissions. Sorry about that!

What we don't want to say but have to...
Submissions must meet the Social Media Gids blogging team quality standards in order to get published.

We cannot allow you to republish your guest post to your own blog, LinkedIn, Medium, or Inbound.org afterward. Here's more on what you can do besides sharing it like crazy;

The Social Media Gids blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness;
Social Media Gids reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Social Media Gids content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content;
We will not compensate you financialy. You hold the copyright to your work; 
In rare cases, contributed posts may be removed from the blog.

  • Blogger: Gurby Bulo
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Online Marketing Strategy Expert at Social Media Gids
  • Internet entrepreneur Gurby Bulo is the Founder of Social Media Gids and host of @SMG Hangout. With his virtual team, they follow the latest online marketing developments because they like it ;-) and to provide you with information, strategies and support necessary to increase your online marketing knowledge, sales and growth on your way to (financial) freedom.
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