I receive a very large number of guest post submissions every day and could never hope to include them all on these pages, as I limit new content to 1 or 2 per day. Sponsored posts have priority over guest posts, hence it may take up to 45 days to fit accepted posts into the schedule. With so much demand, I am forced to be very selective in the content accepted for guest posts. Most unpaid guest post submissions are rejected.
Please read several posts on Market Maven to get a feel for the type of content we share.
Guidelines for guest posts (see below for sponsored post guidelines)
All guest post submissions must relate DIRECTLY to some aspect of marketing, containing more than 2000 words (sponsored posts may be shorter). I require at least 4 links to authoritative sources (DA 40+) You must include a link to other content at Market Maven and you may include 1 link of your choice, as well (identify your link in the email accompanying your submission). NO NAKED URLs OR PARTS OF URLs ALLOWED (ie. name.com). Images must be unique — custom. No stock images (sponsored posts may use stock images but guest posts may not). Failure to include sufficient high-authority links or including too many low-value links will cause rejection.
All content must be SEO optimized for on-page and provide superior value to my audience–that means your keyword should be prominently used in the content (Sponsored posts are edited for SEO). Since this site contains over 1000 in-depth posts on the general topic of digital marketing, providing unique perspectives or detailed instruction on new tactics, tools, or templates is necessary to warrant publication (less stringent for sponsored posts). General posts will be rejected, so do your research. Failure to adhere to this policy will earn a rejection.
Correct spelling and grammar (US) are imperative. Please use active voice as much as possible. Posts with excessive (more than 10%) passive voice will be rejected. All submissions are checked using anti-plagiarism software as well as Grammarly to detect writing quality. Plagiarism or posts with Grammarly scores below 94% are automatically rejected. Sponsored posts are edited to conform to this requirement.
Case studies and data presentations are especially encouraged. Posts MUST be non-promotional.
All posts become the property of Hausman & Associates and will not be edited once published unless we make a mistake during upload. Sponsored posts are edited and, if requested sponsored post organizations may view the post as a draft for approval before publication).
You may provide content in MS Word or a similar format as an attachment to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or share a Google Doc. Include a brief bio and image of the author, as well as the image (s) for inclusion in the post – do NOT embed images within the Word document (not required for sponsored posts). Video is highly encouraged as a YouTube or Vimeo embed.
By sending posts for consideration, users accept responsibility for the accuracy and protection of intellectual property. Users affirm the content is original and agree to withhold republishing the content for 24 hours after it is published on Market Maven. Users understand they have no rights to profits obtained in connection with their posts or the Google Ads embedded within the content.
Guidelines for sponsored posts
Please adhere to the above guidelines as much as possible. However, sponsored posts are edited, so you have much more flexibility in submitting content. Here are the minimum standards for SPONSORED POSTS:
- related to marketing or I will edit your content to focus more directly on marketing
- 3 images, stock images are OK or I will add images
- 1 link to my content
- 3+ links to high authority websites. If not provided, I’ll add some from NON COMPETING websites
- A minimum of 500 words, which I’ll edit up to a maximum of 2000 words. I attempt to produce content that’s more than 1300 words for all posts
- A single link to you or your client. Please identify your sponsored link to ensure it isn’t eliminated as part of the editing process
- Sponsored links are NOT identified as sponsored (they’re do follow) and remain on the website for at least 12 months