I am always happy to have people smarter than me do a guest post here on MT Herald. However, before you make a guest blog request, I am laying down some guidelines that you are supposed to abide while submitting your guest article.
Bloggers are preferred and are most welcome. However, you don’t need to be a professional writer or blogger if you have a thought or information that you think will benefit the regular readers of this blog. You are welcome to share that information through a guest post; don’t worry about the formatting, search engine optimization and miscellaneous other problems, I’ll take care of it. If you are a blogger, I expect you already know the guest blogging etiquette to make a successful pitch and hope would stick to the guest blogging best practices by the time you are making a guest blog pitch. Copywriters and SEOs, please excuse.
You can have two do-follow links in the author byline to the front page of your active blog and/or a post on it. Any other link inside the content of the guest article should only be to resources and are allowed only if deemed necessary. Only blogs or blog posts can be linked out in the author byline. E-commerce guys and affiliate marketers, please excuse.
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It should not be:
To be in the good books of Google, I am strictly enforcing Google authorship guidelines on this blog with effect from April 2012. Your real name along with a rel=”author” attribute will be linked in the introduction part of the guest post to your Google+ profile, and you have to link back to your article from the “contributor to” section of your G+ profile, as per the second option of Google’s directives for setting up authorship. To know exactly how it is done, see this example. In short, guest posts are accepted only from the authors who have a credible GooglePlus profile.
You should be willing to answer any ensuing reader responses such as comments/queries/doubts in the comments section of your article for at least three days after publishing the article.
Any breach of trust on your part later on regarding the G+ requirements or reader responses could result in removal of the attribute link or addition of rel=”nofollow” to the source code of the link without the author of the article being informed.
No changes will be made to the contents or format of the articles that you submit and the entire credit, whatsoever, goes to you alone. However, if found needed to make some changes due to various obvious reasons such as search engine optimization, controversies etc., you may be requested to make changes before publishing.
If you can write a guest post that meets the aforementioned guidelines and have an ambition to get it published on this blog, write a killer title in 64 characters (including spaces) with appropriate keywords included, that may compel anybody to click if found on the search engines, and send it to my email address mt [at] mtherald [dot com] and expect a reply within a day if your post is accepted. To prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are a genuine blogger, send me the mail from your blog’s domain rather than from Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! You are welcome any time as a guest blogger on this blog, provided you follow the aforementioned guidelines. To get an idea of how the guest authors have already written in the past, browse the sample guest posts at MT Herald.
So what are you waiting for? You can’t buy links from this blog at any cost. Why not make the best use of this guest blogging opportunity? Start writing now for MT Herald! Good Luck!
PS: I don’t answer any query if I still accept guest posts or entertain any guest post pitch unless accompanied by the guest article.