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Last updated April 8th 2021


We regularly update this page as questions from authors arise. Here's what you need to know about being a Blogging Fusion Article Contributor.


All article submissions are subjected to a $ 25.00 to $ 50.00 fee. That's because they are permanent articles and links are dofollow unless the author wishes to have nofollow.


All articles are featured on the front page carousel as well as the article directory section and the article category chosen for your article.


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Article Guidelines


How to Contribute to Blogging Fusion Blog Directory


There is one sure ways to get your article posted on Blogging Fusion Blog Directory.


First pitch us your idea. Need instructions on how to pitch us? Then you probably aren't ready to contribute to Blogging Fusion. If you are ready then click here!


Blogging Fusion accepts contributions: from SEO professionals, search engine marketers, products, how-to's and digital marketers and we cover a wide range of categories.


Blogging Fusion Writing Schedule: Article Contributors are invited to write on regular bases (once a week, monthly, or even quarterly).

(Why a schedule: Article slots fill up very quickly in single month.)


Contributor Agreement


All article contributors at Blogging Fusion are expected to digitally sign a basic article contributor agreement before posts can be published guarantying the article is original and written by you!


Why Posts Must Be 100% Original


Posts must be 100 percent original. What this means is the following!


No plagiarism! We use CopyScape. If you're caught once passing off someone else's article as your own, you're gone and blacklisted.


No self-plagiarism: Do not copy or borrow paragraphs from other articles. Unless you properly attributed the source and include a direct link to the source.


What to Write About?


You are welcome to draw from your own experiences to come up with your own ideas and topics. If you need a category created just ask the Editor and we will add it for you!


Always try to go beyond the basics and come up with original ideas.


The most successful articles tend to be:


Lists (e.g., examples, tips, tools, tactics)

How-to articles/guides

Explainer posts (e.g., what, why it matters)

Expert roundups

Opinion posts/commentary/think-pieces

Follow-up articles, to another related article

Link to other articles already listed within our directory


Always provide actionable tips and practical advice.


Share your own experiences. Don't rely heavily on quoting other experts or authors from other websites.


Be the expert yourself!


Posts Must Be Pitch Free


You aren't writing to sell a product or recommend a particular product or service.


You're writing to share your expertise, information, insights, and ideas with our audience.


If you write about an experience involving a client or business partner, you must disclose the relationship in the article.


Post Length


How long should a post article be?


All Posts should be at minimum of 500 words.


Most articles that appear on Blogging Fusion are between 1,500 and 2,000 words.


We do love longer posts, but our editorial team is small and limited for time. So if you want to write an in-depth post that is 3,000 words, 4,000 words, or even longer, please ask for approval from the Blogging Fusion Editor first!


Note: Longer posts tend to get more pageviews, time on page, and social love. However, a large article post can be turned into 3 or 4 more targeted posts instead gaining you more exposure!


The best posts are clear, precise and to the point and only as long as they need to be. After all, our readers are busy. Tell them what they need to know and get out.


Paragraphs


Always try to keep your paragraphs short.


Short paragraphs are easier to understand and digest, help drive your point across, and encourage reading in this age of information overload and short attention spans.


SEO Best Practices


Article Headline


Your headline should be interesting enough to entice people to click on it. It should be optimized for search and social media. Remember your Headline will be your article url.


Article Images


A Caption is optional.


Optimize your image file names. Try and insure your image names are relevant to your article post.


We only accept PNG's and JPG's only, please.


Featured Images


Required: A featured image that is found on the top of the article is 800 pixels wide and 400 pixels tall. Please review your article before submitting it to make sure your featured image is formatted correctly.


Be sure to cite all images sources whenever possible!


In-Post Images


All in-post photos must be center-aligned, unless they are aligned with text.


You can also use images that you created or photographs you took. Your own screenshots are great. (Just avoid including copyrighted images in your screenshots!)


No promotional images: Images cannot have a company logo or brand.


No external links on images.


No memes or GIFs. While we love them, and there is debate on whether they fall under 'fair usage', we don't accept them period.


Embedding stuff from Instagram? You need to get permission from the account holder first. Otherwise, we can't include it. (No screenshots either to get around this due to copyright issues.)


All images must have proper attribution at the bottom of each image in your post:


Image Credit Examples


In-post Photo: Pixabay.com

Screenshot taken by author name, April 2021


Republishing Content Guidelines


In order to avoid duplicate content issues with Google, we permit content to be republished 14 days after publishing on Blogging Fusion. However You MUST use a canonical link.


Be sure to include Your Bio


Make sure to include your Bio in the article post at the end.


You can include a Profile Photo - use a headshot so people can clearly see your face.


Add links to your personal Social Profiles:


Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Your company, Your position, Your company's URL,


You agree not to abuse your link. Or you will lose it.


SEO Title: Make sure this matches your headline.


Meta Description: Optimize for search and give readers a reason to click in 1-2 concise sentences.


Focus keywords: What search query do you want to rank for?


Article Categories


Pick one category for your article.


Please add an excerpt (maximum: 50 words) for every post. It can be similar to your Meta description.


This is the description that appears on the Blogging Fusion website when it publishes. If your excerpt exceeds 50 words, it will end with a ....


Titles/Headlines


Headlines - your main headline must be less than 50 characters.


In-Article Links


Our editorial team is always on the lookout for links that appear promotional only or self serving. We're marketing to marketers, so if we don't catch it, our very savvy community eventually will.


Links to people's home pages for their companies, Facebook, Twitter handles, LinkedIn profile, or another type of bio page is OK.


No linking to gated content.


Any links that appear promotional or superfluous will be removed by editorial staff.


We reserve the right to add rel="nofollow" to any link or remove a link at any time, before or after an article is published.


No links to websites that are: pills/RX, porn, gambling, and casino.


Formatting & Grammar Tips


Use H2 headings for your sub-headings.


Use H3 headings for sections within your sub-headings. If you need to go another level deeper, it should be bold (not H4).


No span tags. No div tags.


Avoid bolding within sentences.


No filler/font formatting that affects content appearance.


Write out numbers like 1-10 and up as digits. Percentages are written as digits.


Example URLs (e.g. https://www.example.com) need to be plain text (not hyperlinked).


Editorial Review and Corrections


If we find out authors aren't writing their own articles, we reserve the right to reject or delete the article post, as well as prohibit the author from submitting their writing for Blogging Fusion again.


In the instance of corrections to byline, facts, or updates to published articles, Blogging Fusion reserves the right to edit any post at any time. Post changes may be noted with a note from the editor about the change and the reasoning for the update or change, if applicable.


Our Publishing Process


Article Contributors and the writing schedule: If an agreement has been made for an article to be published on Blogging Fusion than the article must be submitted within 72 hours for our editors to review and get it published in a timely matter.


Missing Deadlines


If you're going to miss the deadline, please give us a heads up. We know you're busy and stuff comes up.


Just let us know. It only takes a couple of minutes to send us an email


So, what happens when the article is approved?


Typos, grammar, and content flow are all checked and it's ready to go live!


Once the article is live we will invoice you through Paypal.


The invoice must be paid within 5 days no excuses. Or all links are disabled.


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