Our editorial guidelines are designed to help you understand what is and isn’t accepted for inclusion on our website. Prior to submitting an article, please read these guidelines.
We are committed to providing an efficient and effective platform for the submission of articles. The aim of these guidelines is to serve authors, users, and publishers in the best way we can. In order for your article to be published on this website, you must ensure that you adhere to these guidelines. Why?
- Both your credibility as an author and our credibility as a platform is important. The better both these things are, the better the experience for the user.
- It’s vital that we earn the trust of our users and we gain this trust by providing value every time they come to our website. This will result in more traffic back to your website.
- By submitting quality content, it increases the chance that it will be seen.
- By following these guidelines, it reduced the likelihood that your article will be rejected.
- Readers want a positive experience. Original and informative articles generate this positive experience.
- All content that is published on this website must be unique and 100% owned exclusively by you. You can publish your content elsewhere, but it must share the same author name everywhere it is published. If you published your article elsewhere and did not include your name, we will not publish your article on our website. It is important that you own your content no matter where you publish it.
- You can hire a ghostwriter if needed. We would advise to be cautious and to only hire comeone that you trust. The responsibility of ensuring that the article content meets the guidelines is still with you. Ensure that you add checks and quality control measures to every article you write.
- If you are working on behalf of an author, perhaps as an employee or a contractor, you must ensure that you submit the article as if it was from the original author and you should include their name and email address.
- Content must be at least 450 words.
- Please include author’s bio and an image with your article.
- Informative content is written material that offers tips, strategies, techniques, case studies, analysis, opinions, or commentary on topics within an area of expertise relating to this website. This content must provide real value to the reader beyond those seem as common sense or general information.
- The content should not be reworked, rewritten or rehashed versions information provided in prior articles. Each article must provide new content not discussed in your previous articles.
We are all about creating a positive user experience. This can only be achieved when our focus and your focus is on delivering high quality original content in every article you submit.
English, Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Capitalisation and Sentence Structure.
All article submissions must be in English (British and American spellings are accepted). Despite there being variations in what is considered as proper English, articles must be consistent to reduce confusion for the user. All articles must be worded naturally and in a manner that allows for easy understanding – they must be readably to a human being. This improves both the experience for the user as well as your credibility as an author. It also means that users will look for other articles on the website.
In order for an article to be accepted for publication, the grammar of the article must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Punctuation – Place one space after all periods, commas, colons or semi-colons. Periods should always be inside quotation marks. Ellipses (…) must be three dots. There is never a space before a period or before a comma.
- Spelling – Both American and British variations of word spelling are accepted. Spelling must remain consistent within each article. Using alternative/incorrect spellings for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) purposes is NOT allowed, as it jeopardises you as an expert. Use only commonly accepted spelling variations.
- Grammar – Use proper sentence structure and ensure subject-verb agreement in tenses. Try reading your article out loud. It’s a good way to find awkward sentences that need revision. Use any standardised spelling/grammar software to locate errors prior to submitting your article.
- Formatting – Visually attractive and easy to read articles are the best way to deliver information to readers. The most commonly accepted article format includes two or more short paragraphs containing five to seven sentences. Place one vertical space between each paragraph. Bulleted or numbered lists must be properly formatted to look neat and orderly. All extra vertical spaces must be eliminated.
- Word Use – In English, there are many words whose meanings change depending on usage. Spelling and grammar software may not recognise misuse of these words, so be sure to have a native English speaker proof-read your articles prior to submission.
- Keyword Phrases – Use of long tail keyword phrases in your article title and body helps attract readers and is an important article marketing strategy. However, this tactic fails when keywords do not make sense or are grammatically incorrect. Articles that use awkward phrasing for SEO purposes will not be accepted as this provides a poor user experience for readers. If you are unsure whether your keyword will make sense to readers, have a native English speaker read it out loud to verify that the article flows naturally.
- Brand and Company Names – All brand names or the unique capitalisation of words must be properly used and remain consistent throughout all parts of the article, including the title and article body. If you are unsure of the proper capitalisation for the brand you are using, find their official page online to verify the brand.
- Must Not Cut Off – Ensure that no part of your article cuts off abruptly. Unfinished sentences or incomplete thoughts anywhere in the article can cause confusion for readers. This problem most often occurs when copy and pasting the article content from another application, such as Microsoft Word. To prevent this error, re-read the entire article before submitting. Articles with incomplete paragraphs or sentences beginning in the middle of a thought will not be accepted.
- If your article has been rejected for a grammar problem, we will send you an email.
It is our aim to provide unique content to our users. Unique means each article must be attributed to one author and not belong to multiple parties or the public domain.
We do not accept:
- Articles that are available for anyone to purchase and place their name to (private label rights articles).
- Re-written or spun versions of content as it is not unique material or your own original content or rehashed content.
- Arciles where you do not have exclusive rights to all the content you submit.
- Press Release – A press release promotes a specific event, product, or person and typically contains time-sensitive information. We do not publish press releases. Articles should be educational and informative, and should not promote one event, product, or person.
- News Article – Articles similar to those published in a newspaper are primarily journalistic in nature and will not be accepted. Articles of this type are time sensitive and become outdated quickly. They rarely include informative content of which the author is the primary source. You are an expert in your niche; readers want your content, not a news report.
- Time Sensitive – Ideal articles are “evergreen”. They provide valuable information to readers for years to come. Time sensitive content includes listing specific stock prices, or writing an article discussing an upcoming event. Once the stock price changes or the event date passes, the article is no longer relevant. Avoid placing a date in your article body or title so that it retains its relevance.
Promotional articles are one of the most common problems new authors struggle to understand and avoid. To ensure your article is not promotional, keep the article body primarily informative in nature. The article body is your GIVE to the reader. It should include:
- Non-promotional tips
- Case studies
Do not include information on your company or services, yourself or your colleagues. Focus instead on delivering quality informative content that will show your expertise to the reader, rather than using promotional language to tell them.
Do not submit articles that contain defamatory, insulting, obscene, or degrading language in reference to any particular product, company, individual or group. This includes articles containing religious and racial intolerance, hate or violence-oriented discussion, or content advocating against any individual, product, company, or group as they will be rejected. We will not accept content discussing court cases or investigations that could be considered defamatory by one or multiple parties involved, even if the case is decided. Articles should focus on solving general issues or problems, rather than citing specific people or groups in correlation with those issues.
Profanity or Pornographic Material
Do not submit articles that contain sexually explicit or pornographic material.
Profanity and the Use of Slang Terms
We only accept artciles containing langiage you would here in a PG film. Any language that is derogatory or defamatory is prohibited.
Illegal or Overly Controversial Content
We reserve the right to determine what content is suitable for publication on our website. We will not accept content determined to be overly controversial, having a questionable legal status, or anything not consistent with the nature of the website. Articles containing content relating to the following topics will not be accepted:
- Hacking/Cracking Content – Examples of hacking/cracking content include:
- Black Hat Hacker – Violates computer security with malicious intent.
- Cracking / Unlocking cell phones – Violates mobile phone network providers Terms of Service via the removal of the operating system.
- Hombrew – Reusing a game console system to run software not authorised by company, violating copy protection and code signing measures.
- Bomb Creation – Any content that promotes or explains how to create a bomb, explosive or similar device is prohibited. Examples of bomb creation include:
- Bomb types
- Home-made explosives
- Bomb/Explosives how-to articles and websites
- Support for Terrorism/ Radicalism/ Religious Fanaticism – Any content that advocates violence, discrimination or provides negative commentary against any group, nationality, race, person or organisation is prohibited.
- Illicit Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia – Any content that promotes or advocates the use of drugs or drug paraphernalia is not allowed in articles.
- Steroid Use or Advocacy – We do not allow content that promotes the use of steroids for muscle building or any unhealthy use of steroids.
- Weapon/ Firearms/Ammunition/Balisongs/Butterfly Knives or Brass Knuckles – Any content that promotes, advocates, or describes the use of weapons for any purpose other than legal hunting activities will not be allowed.
- Violations of laws, content that is defamatory, libelous, or infringes on the legal rights of others – Articles may not contain content that directly attacks against any individual, organisation or business. Articles may not contain content that is insulting and/or degrading in tone, or may be considered libelous in nature.
- Hard Alcohol/Tobacco-Related Products or Prescription Drugs – The promotion of these items is not allowed.
- Online Gambling – Articles may not link to a site offering live online gambling services or online casinos.
- Advocacy of High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP) or Ponzi Schemes – This type of scam business model promises unsustainable profits to investors by paying the earliest investors money from the newest investors. These programs are also called Pyramid Schemes. One of the most common forms of HYIP is cash gifting. We will not accept content promoting any form of HYIP or Ponzi scheme.
Personal Email, Letter or Correspondence
If you are submitting article content originally created as a blog post for your site, be sure to fully repurpose the content by removing any blog content language prior to submitting and ensuring the content provides informative value to the reader. Articles are not allowed to read like a journal or correspondence. Articles containing a journal or blog entry, or are written in a letter correspondence format, will be rejected. Submissions are properly referred to as “articles” and should be formatted accordingly. Referencing submissions by names such as “blog” or “post” will cause reader confusion.
Unethical Internet Activities, Business Practices or Anything that Would Create a Poor User Experience for Web Users
Our aim is to provide quality informative article content to users promoting a good user experience for all Internet users. Because of this we do not allow the promotion and inclusion of the following topics:
- Selling Term Papers or Essays
- Promotion of Email Safelists
- Bulk Email Spamming
- Advocacy for Paid Auto-Surf Programs
- Traffic Exchanges
- Advocacy of Click Fraud
- Advocacy of Creating Made for AdSense Sites (MFA)
- Black Hat SEO techniques
- Artificially Inflating Social Media Statistics
- Promotion of Fraudulent or Deceptive Link Baiting
- False Designation of Origin
- Any Products/Programs Relating to Unethical Internet Activities