Submit A Guest Post

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the blog! I’m more than happy to welcome new writers with fresh perspectives to the table, but before submitting your post, there are a few guidelines and suggestions for getting your post accepted at My Social Game Plan.

What You’ll Receive
  • Posts will be featured on our home page for an undetermined period of time.
  • Posts will be syndicated to Business2Community and Social Media Today, allowing you to reach a larger audience.
  • Two to three backlinks in your author byline. Backlinks within the body of your post if the links are very relevant to the content of your post and overall context of My Social Game Plan.  More details on backlinks at the bottom of this page.
What Past Contributors Are Saying…

I’ll definitely contribute again when I’ve come up with an idea I think you’d like. Your site is like a jewel in the desert (eh? eh?) so I’d be more than happy to work with you again. – Ben Taylor

That’s a great additional service you offer to your guest writers! – Dennis Fischman  [Commenting on posts being syndicated with Business2Community]

Thanks again for the opportunity. I will definitely keep your blog in mind for the future. Pleasure working with you. – Kyle Ginthner

The post looks great! I retweeted you on @LunaMetrics and will share it with our Facebook following tomorrow. I’m definitely interested in writing for My Social Game Plan in the future! – Dan Wlkerson of LunaMetrics

Basic Requirements
  • You should operate a blog or have demonstrable experience with blogging.  If this isn’t the case, you should have some demonstration of your writing ability and expertise.
  • No affiliate links.
  • If you’re pitching from an SEO company (trust me, it’s easy to tell), I’m probably not going to accept the post, but we can talk about other potential advertising opportunities on the blog.
Exclusive Rights

Any posts submitted should be written only for use on My Social Game Plan, unless otherwise agreed upon. This applies only to written content. If you would like to reuse your post in a video, eBook, etc., that’s acceptable.

Topics

Of course, blog posts need to be relevant to the niche of My Social Game Plan — social media marketing and digital marketing.

Some broad topic categories could include:

  • Social media news or latest trends
  • Social media marketing guides, tips, suggestions for specific social networks
  • Mobile marketing tips and trends
  • Blogging effectively especially if the subject ties into small business blogging
  • SEO topics related to social media
  • Statistical analysis of what does or does not work on social media
  • General marketing principles and how they relate to social media
  • Much more…pitch an idea, I’m pretty open and flexible

A good strategy is to check out our “Popular Posts” section in the sidebar or glance through the social sharing buttons on posts to get an idea of what type of content performs best here.

Audience

The audience mostly consists of digital and social media marketing professionals, as well as business owners seeking to better understand how they can apply social media to their brands.

Post Length

While I don’t enforce a specific word count, I find that most valuable blog posts (with the exception of posts with infographics) typically land in the range of 600+ words.

Editing Rights

I reserve the right to edit submissions before the final product is posted.  It’s unlikely any major changes will be made, but I may make minor revisions to titles, keywords, links, spelling and grammar, headings, and so on.

Author Attribution

I want to help those who write for My Social Game Plan, so please include a byline when submitting your post.  This will appear at the end of the post.  A byline is:

  • One to three short sentences introducing yourself and telling readers how they can connect with you. Many people will include their Twitter or blog address here.

SampleTim Timmy (@Twitter username) is a [job position/title] at [blog or company name], where he [job description].  Connect with Tim on [social account] and grab his [newsletter/free report]!

Backlinks

If you have content or a post on your own blog that ties in very well with the guest post, I have no problem with you including that link in the body of the post.

If it’s obvious you’re guest posting primarily for the purpose of dropping in an unrelated link, that won’t fly here. All links are published at my discretion; if I deem it bad for SEO for either party, I’ll remove the link.

Submit A Post

If you’re interested in guest posting, send an email describing your post idea and 2-3 bullet points you might discuss to contact[at]mysocialgameplan.com or use the form below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

IMPORTANT: If you don’t include a good description of your post and/or an outline, I’m not going to reply. Too much spam and too many bad guest post requests. Please make an effort if you’re genuinely interested in guest posting.

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