Everyday, millions of readers come to our site in to read, find solutions, to get new ideas and inspiration. We strive to provide our readers with ideas and inspiration which could help them to become smarter, more creative, and more courageous in their work. At DigitalVisi, we encourage you to share your experiences, thoughts, and hard-earned problem-solving techniques. We know that it is a great way to help others and by this if you could make connections and strengthen your personal brand and stature as a business leader, we would be more than happy.
What do we look for?
We have two words for you: Quality and Rights.
Take a look:
Quality. We significantly want to increase the quality of the submissions. That’s not to say as we would be receiving sloppy pitches or posts, but it does help us to eliminate some of the amateurs. It also helps the professionals to nail audience, voice and style.
Rights. We have made clear in guidelines that who owns what and for how long. This you will get to know below.
Submitting to our Site:
Here is what is important to us when considering submissions to our site.
Expertise: You don’t have to be well known to be a contributor, but you must know a lot about the subject you’re writing about.
Evidence: It’s not enough to know your subject deeply — you have to prove it to the reader. Referring to supporting research is one good way to do this; describing relevant examples is another. If you have interesting data, let us know.
Distinctive message: Search the site for the topic you’re interested in writing about. That way you’ll know how to make your piece unique. Please don’t submit a piece you submitted already with just a few tweaks added.
Content: Inspirational pieces, trend pieces and advice pieces with three to 10 (or more) solid takeaway tips would be great.
Usefulness: Readers come to us not only to stay on top of new developments, but also to change the way they actually do things. If you can explain your thinking so that the reader understands how to apply it in a real situation, that will make it more powerful.
Acknowledgment of your financial relationship, if one exists, with any companies/individuals you write about or link to: We’re serious about this. Violation of this rule could mean we’ll have to terminate contract with you.
No paid links or mentions: This is a serious violation of our standards. Any editorial coverage given in exchange for compensation of any kind will result in deactivation from our site.
Trustworthy resources: Embed links to original sources of information (studies, stats, etc.)
Inclusion: Writers should be conscious of representing the diversity found in various topics.
Originality: We tend to only accept original copy. Plagiarism will result in removal from the platform.
No self-promotion: Articles are a way to bolster your credibility as a thought leader and expert. They are not a place to promote your company or services you provide.
No warmed-over old posts: Never submit a piece you submitted last month or last year, with just a few new tweaks added. These will be rejected.
Proofreading and spell-check the document: Spell check and grammar check before submitting. Articles that are in bad shape will be rejected.
Factual accuracy: Check the spelling of individuals and company names. Make sure to confirm facts with several sources.
Photos: Don’t put in photos, unless it’s an image you or your company took. In that case, talk to your editor.
Lead time: Please expect 3 to 4 weeks before your story gets evaluated. Please keep this in mind if you are writing about timely topics.
Blog Post Length
Correct length: Pieces typically run about 1,000 words. More expansive pieces that run over 1,500 words are welcome and will do better in search. Longer blog post lengths provide more relevant information that readers can use and helps bring them back to read more on our site. Longer, in-depth posts are also more likely to be picked up by some of our media partners.
Citations, Links, and Relationships
- Please have the first two links in every post point to relevant internal content that relates to your topic.
- Use external links for any third-party perspectives, evidence, and statistics.
- Only use credible sources, including research studies and major publications. Do not use Wikipedia.
- Disclose the nature of any relationship with a company or person that is mentioned in your content.
- If your post is a non-sponsored, non-affiliated product review, there needs to be a disclosure included at the top and bottom of the post.
- If you use a quote within an article, you may only link to their Twitter handle unless previously approved by our editorial staff.
- Please do not overly self-promote your own business if you include it in any of your content. We will remove anything that we deem too promotional.
- Our editorial staff reserves to right to add rel=”nofollow” to any link or remove a link attached to words or images before or after publication
- Do not link to any questionable sources or industries, such as pharmaceuticals, casinos, payday loans, or pornography.
- Buying, selling, or trading links that appear in posts is strictly prohibited.
- Write out numbers from 1, 2, 3, etc.
- Write percentages as digits.
- Make use of bullets.
- Bold the heading.
- Use one space after all punctuation.
- Use the Oxford comma format.
- Capitalize first and last words in headings. All other words are capitalized in a heading except articles (an, a, the, etc.), coordinating conjunctions (for, and, or, but, etc.), and prepositions that contain three or fewer letters (in, one, at, etc.).
- Headers in H2 tags and sub-headers in H3 and H4 tags.
- No spam or div tags
We reserve the right to edit all content submitted for publication, including grammar, formatting, headlines and length.
We reserve the right to reject content for any reason.
We reserve the right to remove any links or content we consider offensive, harmful or overly promotional. Any violation of our policies can result in removal of content or removal from the platform at the editors’ discretion.
Our Publishing Process
You can apply to become a contributor.
When submitting, make sure that the document is accessible to anyone with the link. Do not share it via a specific email address.
After you hit the “Submit for Review” button, here’s how our process works for reviewing the content:
- Our Editorial Assistant checks that it follows our editorial guidelines.
- The post undergoes copyeditor review. Grammar, spelling mistakes, and content flow are checked. Links and references are reviewed for accuracy, relevance, and adherence to our linking guidelines.
- If the editorial staff has requested that you make changes, it will go on Editorial Hold.
- Your post will be published faster if you quickly respond and make the required changes.
- If you see “Editor Hold” on your post’s status but have not received an email with requested changes, please contact us.
- Once all editorial changes are completed, your post will be changed to “Ready for Publishing” status.
- Typically, each post involves a two to four week turnaround from post submission to publication.
To participate in our guest contributor publishing program, we have established a set of guidelines listed below.
- To maximize the search ranking potential, there should be no duplicate content issues.
- Content can be republished. You may not republish content from our site on your company or personal site until two weeks after being live on our site.
- If we see a post published anywhere besides our site or your company or personal site, then we may remove your post from our site.
Other Notes on Our Guest Post Opportunity
- We don’t guarantee to publish your submission, but we will review it and make a yes/no decision on publication.
- Because of the high volume of submissions, we’re not able to give timetables on review or feedback beyond an acceptance or rejection.
- Please don’t email us to ask about the status of your submission because this leads to further delays.
- We reserve the right to edit the post as needed for style, content, length, etc.
- Our policy is to give guest authors a chance to review our edits before posting when possible, but we retain final editorial control.
- By submitting a post to us, you are affirming that the content is original to you, the author, and has not appeared elsewhere online or in print.
- We may accept previously published material. If this is the case, please state where and when it ran when you submit your post.
- We don’t pay for guest posts.
Tell Us Who are You?
- If you are an agent (PR, media relations, good friend) submitting on behalf of your client and it will be a one-off submission for publication, you should submit through the same process.
- If you’re a freelance writer interested in ongoing work, or a guest poster looking to talk to our audience you’ll need a WordPress profile. It’s free and critical if we’re going to be working together a lot.
- Once you submit, our editor will look at the post for content, grammar, etc, and they will make the determination to publish it. Our team alone maintains final editorial control.
- As with our comments on inappropriate pitches– whether in terms of subject matter, writing style or bias – any posts submitted not matching our content guidelines will be deleted.
- We’re very busy, so you may never find out why we didn’t ultimately take the submission, but generally, if it hasn’t been published within two weeks (unless there are some kind of timelines for release of the information in the post) it’s probably not going to be posted.
Benefits of Guest Posts
Here are some of the benefits of providing us with high-quality, relevant content to us:
- Author Bio on the website.
- Exposure to millions of readers that could be your target audience.
If this all sounds good, then we look forward to receiving your submissions and working with you.