Thanks for your interest in contributing to Top Rated Tips blog! We are humbled that you chose us, and are eager to share your knowledge with our readers. Below are our standard style and submission guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Content & Style:
Top Rated Tips is a topical blog for tips and tutorial on almost any topic you can imagine. However, our main topics remain to be career tips, health tips and travel tips among others. How-to and Top 10 lists are also popular. Our readers expect the blog content to be problem solving and easy to understand. Try to provide actionable steps in your posts.
The target audience of our blog consists of college graduates looking for career advice, social media enthusiasts, vacationists and everyone looking for how to stay healthy. Please write appropriately for this sophisticated audience.
Search Engine Optimization:
Search engine optimization is not required of submissions, but it is definitely encouraged. Feel free to do keyword sculpting; just do not write for the search engines instead of humans.
Posts cannot be obviously promotional. Links to your website or blog should be included in the bio at the end of the post. ONE LINK pointing to relevant content on a blog from the body of the post may be acceptable as long as it is not promotional in nature.
All content must be exclusive to the Top Rated Tips, original and authored by you.
Note: You are free to research widely as long as the content itself is new. You may also post a snippet on your blog that directs people to the post and links back to Top Rated Tips.
- Article length MUST BE 800+ words
- Post titles: initial caps, no more than 70 characters in length
- Subheads: use of subheads (H2, H1, etc.), bulleted lists and unordered lists are encouraged for a positive user experience and readability.
Top Rated Tips allows only 1 RELEVANT DOFOLLOW LINK in the post. Be reasonable, let’s not make this site spammy.
Images & Graphics:
- Format: .jpg or .png
- Size: no larger than 640 pixels wide
- Sourcing: Source images as caption and include links for attribution where necessary.
Bio & Headshot:
Provide a brief biography (roughly 50 words) describing your skill. You may include a link to one social media profile.
- Posts can be submitted as HTML via .txt or standard text via Word doc.
- At least one image (without copyright issues)
- Author bio (can include ONE link)
Promotion & Reader Interaction:
Top Rated Tips promotes all posts via Google+, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Reddit. It is also highly likely that your post will be linked by other blogs. You are also urged to spread your post throughout social media.
Please check the blog post from time to time to respond to any comments.
Guest blog posts should be original content and not re-purposed in its entirety on your website or other blog. Discussing the post on your blog while linking to it is acceptable.
- Send Top Rated Tips your article (with images), and author bio using our Contact Form.
- Publication dates will be based on Top Rated Tips’ editorial calendar. If your blog is approved, we will try our best to contact you before publication so you may promote accordingly.
- Top Rated Tips reserves the right to edit posts for clarity, grammar, voice and relevance. Posts that require significant editing will be rejected.
Thanks again for your interest in contributing to Top Rated Tips Blog!
Samson Ogola – Founder And Main Author Top Rated Tips Blog.
Last updated on 11th May, 2016.