guest posts are welcome on the webbiquity blog. contact me (tom) at tom(at)tompick.com with submissions or questions.
note: due to changes in the way google views guest posts, we’ve had to tighten our criteria here. guest posts are still accepted, but if you aren’t a friend or at least a friend-of-a-friend, submissions and pitches will be scrutinized very closely. thanks for understanding.
note 2: pitches must use my first name in the greeting in order to be considered. any message starting with “hi,” “hey there,” “dear editor,” or the like will be marked as spam and i’ll never hear from you again. sorry, but this is influencer outreach 101. only requests sent via email will be considered. twitter dms, comment spam, linkedin or facebook messages, or pitches via any other channel will be rejected and blocked.
note 3: despite (what should be) widespread knowledge of the sins of bad guest post pitching, i still have multiple email messages every morning that are obviously mass outreach (sin) from cheap offshore sources (sin) that fail the most basic requirements, like using my name in the greeting (see note 2 above). i’m thrilled to share original, professionally written thought leadership pieces with my readers. but this blog is not a “link dump.”
note 4: though i am grateful that people want to write for webbiquity, i receive more pitches than i can process. i do my best to respond to every message, even if it’s “thank you but i’ll need to pass on this.” if you don’t hear back, please don’t take it personally. again, thanks for understanding.
note 5: the use of “bucket brigade” style writing is strictly prohibited.
you know why?
because it sucks!
seriously, it’s annoying, childish, and unprofessional. you’ll never see an article in the new york times, washington post, or the wall street journal written that way. and it won’t help with your seo.
just a few more simple rules:
- posts must be of interest and value to the readers here (senior marketers and pr professionals, some agency types, b2b technology marketers, online marketing specialists, a smattering of ceos).
- posts must be informational, not promotional. generally avoid the use of “i,” “we” and “our.”
- posts must be professionally written (level of information presented, grammar, etc.).
- post authorship must be attributable to a real person, and include a short “about the author” bio.
- links in the text are fine, just keep them reasonable.
- we reserve the right to make minor text and link edits.
- posts must be original and not previously published elsewhere.
- you are welcome to include an accompanying image, just make sure you’re not violating copyright.
- you retain copyright of the post, but we ask that you not republish it elsewhere for at least 30 days after it’s published on webbiquity.
- we reserve the right to reject any post which doesn’t meet the standards of webbiquity.
there are also just a few things to avoid, which apply to outreach to pretty much any blogger. if you want to make sure you don’t get published, do these things:
- address your email to “editor,” “hi there” or something else other than my name.
- send a rude, demanding, or just plain really poorly written message.
- include an unsolicited attachment (these emails won’t even get opened—too much phishing going on).