Want to contribute a post to our blog?

First of all, thank you for showing an interest in contributing to our blog. We believe ‘sharing’ is a big part of building a community - and we welcome it.

Please review the following points. If, after doing so, you feel your work is a good fit for us please send us a email in the stated format. We will respond you in 2 to3 days.

Note: If you don't hear back from us within 4 days, that means we might have found your pitch irrelevant or not according to our guidelines.

Topics that are a big YES!

  • Social Media Marketing (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google My Business etc.)
  • Marketing tips, tricks and hacks
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Analytics

And any other relevant topics you can come up with.

Topics that are a big NO!

  • Tools (for social media management, content curation, SEO, scheduling etc.)
  • Any e-commerce related topics
  • Any topic which has already been covered on our blog
  • Any topic that doesn't align with our niche - like 'mobile marketing', 'email marketing' etc

How to pitch?

Your mail must include:

  • 3 title suggestions (the headlines should be attention-grabbing)
  • Your bio – a short description of what you do
  • At least 3 written samples (preferably on the kind of topics we cover)
  • Your plan to promote your guest blog.

Send this email with the subject line I have a guest post for you to editor@socialpilot.co

Your topic has been selected. What next?

Before you start scribbling, go through the below-mentioned instructions carefully.

General instructions

  • The piece should consist of 1600 or more words
  • The article must be well- researched and not paraphrased
  • Write in American English
  • Keep all the paragraphs short – 4 sentences at the maximum
  • Keep the tone conversational – more of ‘I’ and ‘you’
  • Use bucket brigades – they ensure that the piece is easy-to-scan
  • Avoid using jargon
  • Break the points into subheadings and bullet points
  • Add visuals – graphs, images, screenshots, videos etc
  • Use data to validate your content
  • Ensure the statistics included are not older than 3 years

Deadlines

  • For Summary - 2 days from the when the topic is approved
  • First draft - 5 days from when the summary is approved
  • Final article - If there are any revisions , then 2 days from the day the revision is suggested

Formatting

  • The headline and subheadings should be in bold
  • Keep the font type and size consistent throughout the piece

Links

  • All links to external resources must be relevant and not just your promotional links.
  • We allow one do-follow link only in the author's bio.

Visuals

We love visuals and examples! Hence, your piece must include visuals and examples

  • Visuals must be relevant to the point being covered
  • Visuals must be explained – we don’t wish to leave our readers confused
  • If you wish to include a video, provide us with its ‘embed’ link
  • All visuals must be of high quality – 830 × 460
  • All visuals must be sent to us in a ZIP file along with the piece

Checks

Before submitting your piece, run it for:

  • Grammatical errors
  • Readability
  • Plagiarism

Author's Bio

  • Send us your bio along with the piece – a short description of what you do
  • Your headshot
  • Links to all your social media profiles

Note:

Please send the final article as a Google doc - makes it easier for us to edit and give feedback.

We can reject your article if :

  • If you are approaching only for backlinks
  • If the topic or summary is too common
  • It's a paraphrased version of some other article
  • It's not as per our standard after the second revision
  • You send the summary or article after the deadline

We reserve the right to:

  • Remove links that we find to be promotional
  • Make edits for better readability

Please ensure that your piece is original and hasn’t been published anywhere.

We dislike repetition.

Our readers are constantly looking for something new. Hence, your idea and content must be unique - one that we haven’t covered already.

You’re all set.

Submit your article to editor@socialpilot.co.

Let’s provide our readers some great content to look forward to.

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