Bill Bolmeier Guest Post Guidelines
I am no longer accepting guest posts at billbolmeier.com
I receive emails from people who want to know if I accept guest posts on BillBolmeier.com, and if I do, what are the guidelines.
Yes, I do accept guest posts but what I seek to feature is:
- Relevant content to my blogs topic
- Useful to my readers
- Written with enthusiasm
- Written in a genuine voice
- Written by someone who knows what they’re talking about
Below you will find all the details about the process.
What Kind of Content Do I Accept?
Here are the categories I write about:
- Blogging – topics include writing, WordPress themes, WordPress plugins, content curation and a bunch of other stuff related to blogging.
- Marketing – topics include internet marketing, offline marketing, making money online, search engine marketing and more.
- Technology – topics include desktop, laptop, notebook, netbook, tablets, mobile, apps, and a whole bunch other techno gooey-ness that we all seem to enjoy.
- Search – topics include search engines and how to use them, search engine optimization, local search and more.
- Social Media – topics include social media apps, social bookmarking, social networking, reputation management and more.
- Web Media – topics include web apps, web design and development, css, html and other outer space terminology that makes up we know as the web.
There is a minimum length of 800 words for your post. However, I like articles to hover around 1,000-1,500 words (not including the author bio) because it allows you to get into the meat of what you are trying to get across to my readers who will become your readers and customers.
I will promote your guest article if it is accepted.
If you write an “Ultimate Guide” type article, feel free to reach into the thousands of words, with pictures, etc.
Your post must be original and must have never been published before on the Internet.
You agree to not publish the post anywhere else (i.e., in your own blog or as a guest post in other blogs).
Also, I reserve the right to delete any post on my blog at any time for any reason.
If any tweaking is needed to the content of your article, I have full editorial control to do that.
You can include ONE link in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post. No affiliate links. A link to a legitimate website please. You can also include one legitimate link to one social media site you have a profile on.
Here’s what your backlink will look like to your site:
Your URL Goes Here
Nothing fancy. No spammy links and no dofollow links.
I need a real person’s name for the author and not a company name. However, you can include your company name in the byline. Here’s an example of the format it will look like:
About the Author: Tommy Tester is the author and works at Some Cool Company (Some Cool Company would have a link to their web page) where he provides cool stuff for his customers who will also be cool too.
Please format your guest post as an HTML document, so that I can copy and paste it into the WordPress HTML editor.
Use H3 tags for sub-headings.
Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website already formatted (do not spam keywords there).
If you have a post that meets the guidelines above, you can send it to me in an email to bill [at] billbolmeier [dot] com. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as an attachment.
I check and respond to all guest post submissions. I don’t respond right away to your submission. In fact it could take up to a week to hear from me.
If your post is rejected you should get an answer from me explaining the reason.
A note on quality: Please don’t submit rubbish or what’s also know as “filler” or “fluff” or “shallow” content hoping to gain a backlink to your site and that’s all.
If you’re ONLY trying to gain a backlink then don’t consider guest blogging here at this site. Guest blogging is much more than just a backlink. It represents your reputation as well as your company’s reputation.
Tips to make it work: Send the best content you can. This blog is written in English. If English is not your native language then consider having someone proof-read your content before sending.
Again, if gaining a backlink is the most important thing to you for guest blogging then don’t guest blog here at BillBolmeier.com.
Internal Links and Affiliate Links
Where applicable, I might include internal links in the guest blog post that point to other blog posts on my blog. I also might include affiliate links in the guest blog post using my affiliate id where applicable.
Promote Your Article
If you have a presence on any social networking sites like facebook, twitter, Google+, etc. please use those sources to promote your work. Consider bookmarking your work at delicious.com or using Pinterest to pin your article. You can also send the link to your article to friends and family showcasing your work.