How to write a guest post
Guest posts enrich the contents of the blog that publishes them and they increase the visibility of those who write them. Hence, they represent one of the most genuine and efficient forms of collaboration between bloggers. If you are thinking of writing a guest post on TorrApk, you should know that are you welcome to do so, and the Staff appreciates the time and the energy you'll be dedicating to the post editing and writing.
Before drafting the article, we invite you to read the following guidelines and to contact us to propose the topic you will like to discuss.
TorrApk's blog deals mainly with topics connected to the Android world. In this subject matter we accept articles related to:
- App reviews
- App comparisons
- Android-device reviews
Reviews do not have the sole aim of advertising an app or a device, but also to provide the reader with an honest evaluation. Keep in mind that the most successful articles are the ones that satisfy the real need of the reader, whom, after reading the article, should have found the answer to his/her questions.
If you have an article in mind which is not part of the categories listed above, but you feel could still be relevant to TorrApk's blog, contact us. We are more than happy to discuss it.
At the moment it is possible to write posts in Italian and English.
We do not want to impose any rules, but we want to highlight the fact that the title plays a key role and can determine the success or failure of a post. The reader's attention must be captured within the first 10 seconds and the title is definitely one of the elements that will help you reach this goal.
Try to come up with an engaging title that should be the perfect combination between the:
- subject of the article,
- problem solved,
- main keywords of the article
Post length and formatting
There are no specific restrictions on the length of the article but we advise you to indicatively keep it between 600 and 1200 words. This is needed to avoid writing articles too short, with little content, or articles too long that might bore the reader.
You can send us your article in one of the most common text formats, we will take care of the HTML layout. To best highlight and organize the contents of your article we suggest you divide it into paragraphs and use, when needed: numbered list, bullet points, bold, italics and underlined words (but try not to overdo these three latter formattings).
Each article must be accompanied by one or more images in relation to the article itself. The pictures are very important, they capture the attention of the reader and give back a pleasant visual comfort through out the reading. This is why it is important to choose high-quality images with a minimum width of 820 px, that have a rectangular format and a horizontal orientation.
Another requirement for the images regards your ownership of the copyright or the rights to use within editorial content. Each image must be attributed to its author through a name and a link. In case you have problems finding an adequate image you can contact us and, depending on the situation, we might help you find one.
The links, if correctly used, can enrich the content of the article by redirecting the reader to extra insights on the topic on other blogs or websites. Use them where you feel are most necessary and keep in mind that they will all be “nofollow” type except for the link to your blog.
For both copyright and SEO issues, the content of the article must be completely unique and original. Hence, we ask you to not copy – not even partially – from other online posts and to not publish the same article on other blogs (not even on yours). If copyright issues should arise after the publication of the article, the Staff reserves the right to delete it.
Editing by the Staff
Before its publication, your article might undergo small revisions to eliminate typos. If the Staff would like to make more significant changes you will be contacted and the article will be published only after having agreed together on such alterations.
The article will be published under your name, we'll add at the end of the post a box about the author with the following info:
- Author's full name
- Author's Picture and a brief self description
- Any contact you want to add: your website, your Facebook profile, your Google+ profile, Twitter or LinkedIn
How to proceed
Easy, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the topic that you would like to write about. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm it, then you can begin drafting your post; our Staff will always be available to help you out.