Nice of you to drop by. You’d like to write a Guest Post for us? Great! Here is our blogging criteria:
14 Criteria to Achieve (Form to Complete is Below)
We have worked hard for over a decade to create a blog that has won awards and is the ‘go-to’ for Self Development. It is humbling the number of requests we receive to ‘write for us’. Thank you for your interest.
- Articles are about Self Development/Personal Development and the UK Grocery Industry. Read by HR Managers, Account Managers, L&D Managers, and Category Managers, who largely work in corporate companies. You will need extensive experience in these areas to write for us. And the article must be unique.
- Include a minimum of 3 internal links.
- Include external links that add real value for the reader – ‘Link with Love’ and have a DA of +70, according to Ahrefs. These will be permanent and follow links.
- Achieve a Yoast SEO of ‘Good’.
- Achieve a Yoast Readability of ‘Easily Understood’. And check that it achieves this score.
- Include images that are free and have the appropriate credits included.
- A minimum of 1,000 words (Under 300 words is considered to be ‘thin’ content. Over 1,000 words is good. If you really want people to find your article, then over 2,450 words are needed).
- Uses H1, H2, and H3 appropriately.
- The keyword must be agreed with us first.
- Your article must include a minimum of 3 practical actions that the reader can act on immediately and the article must include actionable tips that are not in the mainstream.
- Unique in its perspective. Not the same old generic articles you see on so many articles. Both the reader and Google wants authority. To hear from someone that has been there and got the t-shirt. Is that you? Plus, our benchmark for articles is getting higher as we learn more about what our readers want. Please bear this in mind. Plus, we are aiming to write for humans first and SEO second, so please read this update from Google.
- You need an image on Gravatar. You can check, or sign-up, which is free.
- Your article must be accompanied by a bio of a maximum of 50 words and the bio can include one permanent and followed link.
- There is no charge.
A Perfect Submission
This is a great submission because it adhered to all the criteria above: A perfect submission example.
Examples of people that have written/podcasted:
- Simon Leslie, MD of Hasbro.
- Caroline Ford, Head of L&D at Thomas Cook.
- James Kerr, Author of ‘Legacy’.
- Andrew Stotter-Brooks, Etihad Aviation Group
- Geoff Burch, Author & BBC Presenter
- Roger Jackson, CEO of Shopper Intelligence
- John Ambrose, Leadership & Talent HR Product Owner at Virgin Media O2
Are You Good Enough?
To manage your expectations we reject half of the submissions. The main 3 reasons to be rejected are:
- The writer has not read the criteria above. For example, ‘Please accept my submission’ – which is only 428 words. Rejected. See 7 above.
- A topic which is not of interest to our audience, e.g. How to market to SME’s.
- The writer is just link-building as quickly as they can without a desire to share an article that will help people to be the best version of themselves.
If you are still interested in writing for our award-winning blog because you can achieve the criteria above, then welcome aboard! Please complete the form below: