We are always interested in high quality guest posts from trusted sources. Our content model is based on including a wide range of expertise and opinion while maintaining the highest possible quality.
Our audience ranges from entreprenuers and small business owners who are trying to establish a minimal web presence to digital marketing professionals who work for Fortune 500 companies or own their own agency. Try to minimize the jargon, but remember that even basic lessons need to be smart enough that a digital marketing veteran can take something away from it.
Unique, Authoritative, Comprehensive, Reliable, Innovative
We only accept exclusive submissions that provide value to our readership. We expect our guests to be as comprehensive and reliable as possible. Always select a unique topic that you consider yourself an authority on, and bring the freshest ideas and tactics with you. What has worked great for you lately that you haven’t read about on another blog before?
Only well written articles will be accepted. Be sure to proofread your submission prior to sending. Consider including multimedia such as pictures, and sourced research data such as statistics, statements and study results. Submissions can be between 600-2000 words, but should be concise and include only important information. By submitting an article to Social Media Sun you are granting SMS exclusive rights to distribute the post through any electronic or print medium, and asserting that all media is within the realm of fair use.
If you are interested in becoming a guest contributor, please contact us through the Contact Form with your contact information, any topic ideas that you have, some writing samples and we will respond to you as soon as possible. If you cannot think of a unique topic, we can help you come up with something. We will need some additional information as well as a digital picture of the author at the time of submission, so have the following information ready to send in with your post:
First and Last Name:
A 300×300 Hi-Def photo of the author
Your Twitter Username
A link to your website
A short bio structured like the other author bios on the website
An E-mail address that is attached to a Gravatar.com account for your bio
Why Guest Post?
Guest posting has long been a favorite link building and reputation building technique for niche bloggers. By publishing with Social Media Sun we’re granting you access to our relatively large readership, and offering writers a platform to prove their expertise.
Our blog is optimized to rank better in search for social media and digital marketing related terms, and professionals that aren’t that well known have the chance to publish alongside industry leaders such as Gini Dietrich, Jason Falls, Viveka Von Rosen, Lori Ruff, and Nichole Kelly. Social Media Sun is known for having an extensive network of readers that actively share SMS content through social channels. Most submissions will elicit several hundred shares on Twitter and Facebook in their first day online. We proactively share your submissions on our own social profiles, and ask our friends to tag you in their re-tweets to guarantee that you see the impact you have made.
Many SEO consultants believe that generating back links is an important part of your overall SEO strategy. If your website is focused on social media or marketing, the relevance of a link from our domain cannot be denied by Google, and Social Media Sun has been able to acquire a Google Page Rank of 4 in the short time we’ve been online. Our site ranks high for targeted search terms itself, which is a good indicator that the internal / external link ratio on our website suggests that outgoing links are of high quality.
At Social Media Sun we provide the spark that is required to allow a well written article to go viral. The quality of your submission is the fuel for the fire. If you submit your very best work and have a unique and interesting topic, there is hardly a limit to the exposure you can generate for your personal brand. If you just brought kindling, your ideas and expertise will not spread far past the gas bomb we plant. The success of your submission is entirely up to you, and there is nothing that we like better than seeing a guest post break page view records.
A large percentage of submissions will never be published. Many new writers assume that they have an adequate grasp of social media marketing concepts regardless of their experience. We hate to turn down guests, but we are ethically obligated to only share information that represents the current best practices, and is based on sound findings and empirical observation.
Although it isn’t routine for our platform to offer monetary compensation, we have offered prolific contributors certain considerations such as recurring tweets from their own blog through our Twitter Feed, endorsements for upcoming projects, and even credits to be featured for a period of time as a Premium Member on the Social Media Sun 100 Best Social Blogs. If you would like to become a regular contributor, please let us know. Considerations can be discussed after your second guest contribution.
We do not accept guest posts from SEO firms that are focused on building links for clients. Contributor bios will have a link to one (1) social network, usually Twitter, and one (1) link to a website that you are directly associated with. This an be either a website you own or operate, or the company that employs you directly. You need a company e-mail address to claim employment for a website that you aren’t listed as the owner of. Any guest that wishes to link to a client’s website will be considered an Advertising partnership, and will be charged $80.00 for each No Follow backlink.
Social Media Sun believes in equal opportunity. We will consider guest posts from anyone regardless of race, sex, age, color, nationality, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation. We reserve the right to reject submissions from anyone for any reason. We expect all guests to have a proficient grasp of the English language, and the ability to write a post that requires minimal editing.
BY SUBMITTING A GUEST POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA SUN OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF SOCIAL MEDIA SUN, EITHER THROUGH E-MAIL OR CONTACT FORM, YOU AGREE TO TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE PUBLISHING RIGHTS OF THE SUBMITTED CONTENT TO SOCIAL MEDIA SUN UNLESS EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT IS OBTAINED PRIOR TO PUBLISHING. IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR POST IS PUBLISHED A SECOND TIME, SOCIAL MEDIA SUN WILL CONTACT YOU AND COMPENSATE YOU AT OUR DISCRETION IF APPLICABLE. AS A GUEST YOU AVOWAL THAT YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF SUBMITTED WORK, THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF ALL MEDIA INCLUDED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION, AND THAT ALL THIRD PARTY SOURCES ARE CREDITED WHERE APPROPRIATE.