Do you accept guest posts?
I will accept guest posts from some (but not all) independent bloggers. You actually have to be good at writing and offer an interesting, helpful post. And Iâ€™m always more open to guest posts from people Iâ€™ve interacted with. So if we havenâ€™t connected on Twitter, Facebook, blog comments or some other medium, that would be the smartest way to get my attention.
If youâ€™re a company/brand/business/organization, please move on to the next FAQ.
Do you allow sponsored posts?
Yes, but they have to conform to some guidelines:
- Content should be helpful and informational rather than sales-oriented (for example, 5 Ways to Find the Best Cabin Rental rather than 5 Reasons Brand X Cabins is the Best).Â
- All sponsored contest requires a disclosure statement to comply with US FTC guidelines. This is non-negotiable.
- Links must be no-follow to comply with Google’s guidelines. This is non-negotiable, and insisting on do-follow links is silly, outdated SEO, anyway.Â
Will you publish my infographic?
Highly unlikely. I’ve published one infographic in the last 10 years, and that’s because it was about diarrhea. I couldn’t resist the potential poop puns.
Will you link to my post?
It depends. Your content has to be first-rate. And here’s an X factor: I’d never even consider contacting someone about linking to my site until I’d shared some of their content or dropped a comment or two on their blog. If I want them to do something for me, I’m going to do something for them first.
Do you sell in-text links in existing articles?
Sure. That’s $25. As always, it has to be a business that makes sense for my content.
Contact: wanderingjustin at hotmail dot com. (I wanted a gmail account, but some jerk beat me to that name!)
Will you send me high-quality content for the chance of winning a chance to the Caribbean?
I’m not in the practice of providing free content for businesses.