Guest Post Guidelines


Here's what you need to know


If you have exceptional writing and/or design skills and would like to share your expertise with a large audience of marketers, growth hackers, and business owners, we'd love to hear from you.

The Bare Essentials for Every Post We Publish

Successful guest contributions are comprehensive, data-driven, and engaging. Posts that teach our readers something new about the world of marketing and sales.

What We Won't Accept

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    Anything that's been covered on our blog before. Please do a search of our site before submitting your articles.
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    Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme. 
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    Anything that's too promotional for your company or organization. 
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    Anything that's offensive or inaccurate.
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    Anything that's overly critical of individuals or companies -- this is not a site to air grievances.

We also look for a few things in everything we publish: 

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    Original concepts, compelling arguments, and high-quality writing.
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    We will not re-publish anything that's been published elsewhere. 
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    Article reflects the writing style/tone of the our Blog. 
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    We aim to be casual, yet helpful, and typically we stay away from buzzwords and jargon
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    Proper attribution of data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.
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    No more than one link to your company's website in the body of the post. 

The Different Post Types We Accept

Long Form: These posts give readers in-depth tactical takeaways that are supported by relevant, recent examples, original quotes, original graphics, and current data. While we don't like to put a word count on our posts, these tend to run at 2,000 words and above.

When readers finish this type of post, they should be able to immediately execute on the given topic and have very few questions left on how to do it.

See our existing blog posts for reference

List Posts: List posts are hugely popular. We love them because they’re fun and straight-forward to write, and they do well on social media. Our readers love them because they’re easy to scan and to take one or two great points from. And both bloggers and readers love the fact that list posts are fun to comment on and link to.

Examples of List Posts:
"9 Ways to Increase Visibility for Your Best Blog Content"
"7 Keyword Research Mistakes That Stifle Your SEO Strategy"
"13 Brands Using LinkedIn Company Page Features the Right Way"

TOFU (Top of the funnel): These posts are created with broad, top-of-the-funnel traffic in mind. They’re usually related to larger internet trends or business-related topics, and are lighter in nature. There are also very few tactical lessons that can be taken away from them.

Examples of TOFU Posts:
7 Behaviors That Reveal Our Obsession With Technology
15 of Google's Coolest Doodles


How to Submit Your Post


Please email gmdguestpost@gmail.com with the following:

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    Your completed post as an HTML file or Word Doc.
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    Image files (with attribution) in a separate folder. 
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    Short author bio including a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website. 
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    If your article meets editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published. 

Note: That process may take up to 2 weeks. We will send you a notification once your article goes live.

Please Sign the Author Agreement Below!