We’re always happy to collaborate with others and publish guest posts on our blog. We want this to be beneficial for both sides and to make the process as smooth as possible for everyone.
To make things easier, we have put together some info on what we are looking for and what a guest post should include. So, if you’re thinking of submitting something for our blog, please check out our guidelines before hitting the send button on that email.
What makes a great guest post
- Compelling arguments and high-quality writing.
- Original concepts: we will not republish anything that’s been published elsewhere.
- The article should reflect the tone of our blog: we try to be casual, yet helpful, and we stay away from buzzwords and jargon.
- No more than two links to your company’s website in the body of the post.
- Proper attribution of images, data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.
A word about visual content
We love visual content, but we don’t like it when it’s stolen.
If you have any images, videos or infographics that would go well with your article, then send them over — with attribution. Make sure you have the rights to the content you submit, i.e. content you’ve created, stock photos you have purchased and have the right to use, or Creative Commons content.
We also embed social media posts in our articles to illustrate a point. Feel free to include some in your article by embedding the link.
You can also include screenshots of social media posts and websites. But you must have taken the screenshots yourself and be able to provide us with the direct source link of the social media post or website.
Please note: you must include source information for all images used in your submission!
There are some things we won’t accept:
- 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 is blatant promotional content for your company or organisation.
- Anything that’s offensive (racists, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, ageist, etc.) or inaccurate.
- Anything that’s overly critical of individuals or companies.
- Anything that includes stolen content, especially images taken from other blogs or websites. We really cannot stress this highly enough.
How to submit your post
First off, send an email to daniela[at]walls[dot]io with a few topic suggestions.
Once a topic has been agreed upon, your submission should include the following:
- Your completed post as a Word or Google Doc. We’re looking for 1,200 to 1,500 words in length.
- Two-part article title. Our posts all come with a heading and subheading. Please, stick to that format.
- Image files (with attribution) in a separate folder.
- Short author bio and photo including a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website.
Please note that we often plan content quite a bit in advance, so that it can sometimes take a while until your guest post is published. If you don’t see your post within a few weeks, don’t worry! We have not forgotten about you. 🙂
We hope that these guidelines will help you plan your guest post submission. If you have any questions, please let us know!
the Walls.io marketing team