Guest Posting Guidelines
Hi there and thanks for your interest in writing for Project Backlinks! We welcome guest posts because they allow us to provide a diverse range of topics and expert insights for our readers.
About our blog
If you haven’t followed along on our blog, not to worry! But knowing more about it will help you to come up with a more effective pitch or first draft. Here are some basics to get acquainted.
Here are a few types of content that we’re particularly interested in from guest contributors:
- First-person accounts of SEO strategies or tests.
- How-to guides for SEO techniques or platforms.
- Lists of successful and compelling SEO strategies or types.
- Industry-specific SEO advice.
- Examples/templates to provide starting points or inspiration.
- We do not accept previously published, sponsored, or overly promotional content.
- We only accepts posts that are timely, accurate, original, and resonate with our audience.
How to pitch to us
We prefer topic pitches over completed submissions so we can better track and more quickly respond to them. That being said, here are some best practices that will help us to respond to you faster and, if your topic is a go, get it published sooner.
- Come with ideas. We love it when you come to us with topic ideas or ideally, titles.
- Tell us about yourself. If you have a specific experience or expertise that makes you the person to write this post, tell us! Also, if you have existing writing samples or publications, please share a few! But not to worry if you don’t.
- Include [GUEST PITCH] in your subject line. It seriously helps!
What we need in your guest post
Once we agree on a topic and you get the go-ahead to start writing, keep these tips in mind:
- Adequate length: 1,000-2,000 words!
- A short bio at the end. Just 1-3 sentences about who you are, what you do, and/or what you’re passionate about. Feel free to include links to your business website, LinkedIn profile, or social media handles. (Any 2)
- Images. THIS IS A BIG ONE! All posts should include one image early in the introduction, and then one per every 400-400 words. This helps us to get your post published more quickly. The images have to be original.
What to expect
Response time to your pitch
Once you’ve emailed your pitch, response time will vary depending on the current content calendar, but we do our best to respond in 1-2 days. If you haven’t received a response after 2 working days, please do follow up!
Once we accept your pitch
Once we’ve reviewed your pitch, we’ll let you know whether we’ll consider a draft. If the draft meets our quality standards, you can expect the following:
- Edits. Because the content we publish varies so significantly, our process for editing guest posts isn’t strictly defined. If we need anything on your end— a better quality image, a change to a section, or further elaboration on something, we’ll let you know. Depending on the level of edits needed, your post could get published within anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks. We will be in communication about that date so you can know when it’ll get published.
Ready to pitch?
Email Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org and please prepend your subject line with [GUEST PITCH]. Thank you!