Why Write a Guest Article for Web Design/HTML
The About.com Web Design/HTML site strives to provide readers with information and help about web design, HTML, CSS, XML, and freelancing in the web industry. It is managed by Jennifer Kyrnin, the Guide for the site. I am always looking for new articles and information from technology writers who can share their knowledge and expertise.
When you write a guest post or article for me you get a lot out of it:
- Broad exposure
Alexa consistently ranks About.com in the top 100, and the Web Design site is one of the most popular topics on the network.
- Promotion for your brand or website
Your article will include a by-line linking to a bio page on the site where you can include information about yourself, your business, and links to products and services that you offer.
- Better SEO for your website or business
The Web Design/HTML has a Google PageRank of 6.
I would love to have the opportunity to post your guest post or guest article. There are a few guidelines you need to follow if you want to have a better chance of getting your post up on Web Design/HTML at About.com.
- Write an awesome article or post that can help web designers and web developers better do their jobs.
- Write in English, and always proofread your work to remove spelling and grammar errors.
- Provide content that has not already been covered on this site. Do a search before pitching.
- Send pitches for your ideas before sending entire articles. Unsolicited articles will be deleted unread.
- Send articles or posts that are written by you, and do not violate any copyright laws, including any images you include. Note, any articles you post on About.com cannot be used on any other site or in any form.
- All articles must be original, written by you, and not posted on any other website, blog, book, or magazine.
- The article should be between 700 and 1500 words.
- While you can write about any topic that I cover on the site, articles on the following topics are most desirable:
- I cannot accept articles on the following topics:
- Graphics software
- Please do not include decorative images for your article. Any screen shots for tutorials must be taken by you and you will need to license it to About.com for their use.
- Articles must be written in HTML with only basic HTML tags. I will provide more details if your proposal is accepted.
- Please do not do self-promotion within the article. Link only to pages that increase the value of the article. Do not include links to products or services, if they are required they will be added at the time of editing.
- About.com is a U.S. company, and your article may be edited to reflect U.S. English. Articles with excessive grammar and spelling errors will be rejected.
How to Propose an Article or Guest Post
Please send an email to webdesign.guide[at]about[dot]com, addressed to Jennifer Kyrnin, Guide. The subject line must start with ’ARTICLE PITCH” (without the quotation marks).
- Tell me your full name and a little about yourself. Why do you want to write for Web Design/HTML at About.com?
- State the title of your article.
- Describe the article in 3–5 bullet points.
- Indicate 2–3 links (including URLs) to other articles on Web Design/HTML that you feel complement or relate to your article.
- Explain why this article is needed on the site or why my readers would benefit from it.
- Include at least two links to other articles you have written or your best posts on your blog.
If your pitch is accepted, I will let you know by email within two weeks. You will be asked to fill out a work-for-hire agreement and provide specific biography information for your bio page for the first article you post.
Your article will be reviewed and edited. You will be given the opportunity to review all edits before it is posted. Once the article is posted I will let you know the URL and include a link to it on your bio page.
Acceptance of a pitch proposal does not guarantee acceptance of the final article.