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Guest Post Blogging Guidelines
As a guest contributor, you agree to allow HackerEarth to publish original articles written by you on HackerEarth’s website.
The content HackerEarth accepts must: comprehensively cover a topic, be presented from a neutral and unbiased position, and provide informative and educational content for our readers.
Example topics include:
- industry best practices
- tech hiring trends & updates
- hiring biases and information for recruiters
- diversity and inclusion
- coding insights for developers
- personal insights/opinions on the tech hiring process to the extent that it doesn’t defame or libel
These are just some of the topic ideas you can write about. We are open to your suggestions if they meet the criteria above and serve our primary goal; to support recruiters and hiring managers in staying up to date on advanced recruiting insights, trends, and best practices.
When writing your article, please keep in mind the guidelines below to ensure your article will be accepted and published.
Guidelines for the content within the article
1. We require you to send an outline for the approved topic. You can begin writing the draft once the outline is approved.
2. Submissions should be kept between 1500 – 2000 words. We use American English in our posts.
3. Formatting of the blog: The blog title should be in the Title case. All headers should be in sentence case, not title case. This means all headers should be lowercase except for the first word of the header and any proper nouns or acronyms.
Title case: A simple example would be Lord Of The Flies, where the first letter in each word is capitalized.
Sentence case: A simple example would be Lord of the flies, where only the first letter in the first word is capitalized.
4. Tone of voice: You must write in second-person, not first-person. This means the content should be written in the “you/your” voice, not the “I/me/my/mine” voice. The article must remain completely non-promotional. Additionally, we prefer an informal, conversational tone. Use contractions and list out all acronyms you write.
5. Readability: Please ensure no paragraph is longer than 4 sentences. Use short sentences and keep the sentence length to less than 20 words. Write in Active voice.
6. Please run a thorough Grammarly check and make sure the score is above 95.
7. Please provide a meta description of 140-160 characters explaining your article.
8. How to email your guest post to us:
- The completed post must be a Google doc
- Send your posts to firstname.lastname@example.org
9. The blog post/article must be your own original work that has not been published on any other website, forum, chat, or social media network.
10. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted. When quoting others, please make sure to cite your source properly.
11. All blog posts are reviewed and approved by HackerEarth before posting. HackerEarth reserves the right to edit blog posts where necessary.
12. All content must be completely vendor-neutral. If a blog post submission is inappropriate or needs improvements, a HackerEarth representative will let you know and offer suggestions so that it may be published later.
Guidelines for SEO
13. The primary keyword should have a 1000 monthly search volume & 5 secondary keywords must have a 500 monthly search volume, which must be shared along with the outline.
14. We accept 2 external links (do-follow) + 1 external link (no-follow) within the article. Links to any third-party site must be relevant to the topic and approved by HackerEarth.
15. The target external link should have more than 30 DA and 40 DR.
16. Anchor text for backlinks should not be related to our core business keywords.
17. Links should not be in the first paragraph of the blog article.
18. The target URL must be a blog article, product pages for the target URL are not allowed.
19. All search engine optimization (“SEO”) information, such as anchor text or alt tags, will be reviewed and subject to inclusion at the discretion of HackerEarth.
Guidelines for Author Bio
20. [IMPORTANT] Blog post writers may submit a short bio statement (no more than 50 words). Please also send in a square headshot (at least 200×200) to be used on your profile.
21. Blog post writers will be allowed to have one link to their website and one link to their social profile within the author acknowledgment.
Guidelines for distribution on social media
22. We ask that you ensure to share the guest article on all relevant social media platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. Post that, we will do the same on our official company social media.
23. Additionally, we can discuss a newsletter swap if you have a newsletter with a sizeable number of subscribers.
Additional guidelines for the overall collaboration
24. Once the post has been submitted to HackerEarth, you may not publish it anywhere online, in part or in whole, including your own website or blog, without the consent of HackerEarth.
25. HackerEarth will share and promote the blog post but does not guarantee any site or audience reach.
26. If HackerEarth uses your guest post, you may promote it on your own website, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media forums. Promoting does not mean you post the entire article on these forums. You may include a link to your guest post and a short explanation of the article.
27. Posts will acknowledge your authorship but will be the property of HackerEarth.
28. Affiliate links shall not be included in guest post submissions. HackerEarth reserves the right to add its own affiliate links where appropriate.
29. Excessive links or links that appear to be affiliated or spam-related will be removed at the discretion of HackerEarth.
30. We do not pay for submissions. If you decide to submit a post to our site, you do so with the knowledge that you shall not be entitled to any compensation for writing the post or for any other compensation related to the post.
31. HackerEarth reserves the right to refuse publication or remove a blog post without prior notice to the blog post writer.
32. By providing a blog post to HackerEarth, you agree that you are in no way becoming a part of the website or company, nor shall you hold yourself out to be a member of the HackerEarth website or company.
33. We expect to receive all submissions on time. If you miss your deadline, your post will not be published. If you need an extension to your deadline, please let us know ahead of time.
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