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Checklist for publishing a guest post to Fyipe.

Here’s a quick list of things you need to do before you submit your guest post for review to any of our publications.

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Here’s a quick checklist to publish articles or guest posts on Fyipe Blog. We invite anyone to publish stories to any of our publications. If you wish to contribute. Please send an email to [email protected] with your draft article. Please make sure your draft article follows guidelines in this post.

Here’s what all this means for you as a writer:

  • We won’t plaster your story with advertisements, or put it behind a paywall (or “email wall” or anything — no weird tricks).
  • You can include links to your own blog or service, and even affiliate links, as long as it’s done tastefully and transparently.
  • Your stories are yours. We don’t lay any claim to them. You can cross-post them wherever you want. Other newspapers and websites may even approach you about syndicating them or translating them. That’s fine with us. We just ask that — since we invest a lot of time in editing and promoting your stories — you don’t ask us to remove once we’ve published them.

Educate your readers

Educate your readers and teach them something new. Cut all the fluff. Get to the point — fast. Do not waste their time. This is the only reason they’re spending time on your story.

Write original content

Do not read 10 other articles and write your story along the same lines. The world needs original content and if you cannot do that — Do not start writing it. Only write blogs on the topic that you already know and have experience in.

Check for grammar and spellings

Use Grammarly. It’s a free tool that helps you do this. Make sure you do this before submitting your blog for review.

Tags

It’s important you tag all of your stories. We allow 5 tags per story. Use all of them. Please make sure you select 2 high influence tags (there should be a number when you select a tag, more the better) and 2 low-influence tags (less number of tags). The idea is your story will be the first one to show up when people search for low influence tags on a longer-term basis, and high influence tags work better to get followers short term.

Images

  • Pick a cover image: Cover images are a must for all stories. Stories without cover images get 5 times less traction than the ones that do. Pick a decent cover image. It should align with your story, be engaging to look at and should tempt someone to click on your story.
  • Never pick highly used images: They’re not attractive and often boring.
An example of a highly used boring image.
You can change that image to this for example.

  • Stock photography: Give your story some love by picking a beautiful, free picture from Unsplash.
  • Captions: Please add captions to all of your images. It helps SEO your story.

Title

  • Don’t use clickbait: “You won’t believe this one ridiculously effective headline dark pattern”
  • Don’t use listicles: “11 outrageous headlines that will compel people to read your Medium story”. Sometimes listicles make sense, a lot of times — they don’t.
  • Length: Make sure your title is neither too short nor too long. The ideal length is between 5–9 words,
  • Distill your entire story to one headline. Make sure your article resonates with it. Do not deviate from your headline in your story.
  • Make sure your headline is 80 characters or fewer. Otherwise, the title will get truncated in news feeds when people share your article on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Analyze your headline: Here’s a tool that lets you analyze your headline. People click on emotional content. More emotional, the better.

Links

Always have links in the same line. I’ve linked to HackerBay’s website in this example. Never link like this — http://hackerbay.io.

Quotes

  • Highlight important sentences and quotes. Quotes from other famous people add credibility.

Code

When you’re posting code. Use the Code Block to write content. You can also embed JSFiddle or CodePen. Never write code as plain text.

Post on Social Media

When we publish your story. Please post your story to your Twitter, Facebook and Facebook feed. It helps get visibility.

Conclusion

We’re looking forward to reading your guest post. I hope we can help you further improve your stories, and reach a much wider audience.

Once again, we invite anyone to publish a guest post to any of our publications. If you wish to contribute. Please send an email to [email protected] with your draft article. Please make sure your draft article follows guidelines in this post.

If you’re interested in reselling Fyipe to your clients, please send an email to [email protected]

By Nawaz Dhandala

Founder and CEO of HackerBay - company that builds products like Fyipe and CloudBoost. I'm currently working with the most talented team in Enterprise Software. We're working on products that helps enterprises build software faster and helps them maintain it.

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