The Minimum Requirements for Guest Posts

Successful contributions from guests are data-driven, easy to understand, interesting articles that educate our readers about the electrical industry. While we mostly post about OSHA regulations, arc flash incidents, and electrical safety standards, that’s not all that we wish to focus on. We’re interested in just about everything that is educational and informative to the industry as a whole.

The quickest way to push away potential customers is to push your services or products within the incorrect setting. The e-Hazard blog is not the place to do so. If you’re interested in advertising with us, please go here. Our blog is a setting for valuable, educational, and useful content related to the electrical safety industry.

A Few Requirements We Have:

  • We do not want duplicate content from other websites. If you’ve posted your submitted article somewhere else, we will not publish your work.
  • We want guest contributor’s writing style to match that of our own blog. We are personable with our writing style and try our very best to be helpful to our readers. We want to stay away from sounding generic or robotic.
  • All quotations, data, and content rendered from a third party must be referenced within the article. Your submitted content may only contain one link to your company’s website within the body of a post.

The Different Post Types We Accept

Word Driven: These types of posts give our readers a thorough understanding of the topic that is supported by recent examples, original quotes, original graphics, and current data. We do not have a specified “minimum word count” per post, but we would like for reach post to be a minimum of 500 words. Whenever a reader is finished going through this post, we expect them to have all questions they may have had answered and to have immediate takeaways.

Examples:

Graphic Driven: These posts rely heavily on different images such as infographics or presentations created by the author. Typically, these types of posts do not have many words in association with them but are instead accompanied by the graphics that are included within the post. Any and all graphics should be both comprehensive and easy to read, should contain plenty of white space, have a compelling story, and contain properly sourced, up-to-date data.

While not all of our posts fit into these two categories, your submission has a greater chance of becoming accepted if it meets the requirements of one of the above formats.

As you think of topics for your post, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does this post present valuable information for readers in the electrical safety industry?
  • Does this post target a specific problem/challenge faced by many electrical industry professionals?
  • Does this post present a solution to a problem that does not involve purchasing my services or product?
  • Does this post contain information that only an expert would know?
  • Does this post provide relevant, usable best practices?

If the answer to all of these is “YES!”, then you have a great chance of having an article published with us!

The Type of Posts We Won’t Accept

  • Anything that’s been published or covered on our blog before.
  • Anything that’s too promotional or pushy towards your company or organization’s products or services.
  • Anything that is inaccurate or is offensive in nature.
  • Anything that may be seen as a link-building scheme.
  • Anything that’s exceedingly critical of an individual or company. Our blog is not a place to bash anyone.

Image Requirements*

We will not use or accept images that either:

  • Look unprofessional or can be viewed as “cheesy”- example
  • Are not submitted with proper attribution
  • Are low resolution
  • Are copyrighted

*All images must be in either a PNG or JPEG format.

Featured Images

Images at the top of the article MUST be a minimum of 600px wide. Featured images must be in landscape and not portrait. For a good example of a featured image, please go here.

How Do I Submit My Post?

Please email guestpost@e-hazard.com with the following:

  • A completed post as a Word Document.
  • Image Files (with proper attribution) included within a separate folder.
  • A short author bio including a maximum of one anchor text that links to your website.

All articles will be audited by our editors and experts. Provided that your article meets our editorial standards and aligns with our content strategy, we will give you a response to let you know where or not your content will be published. A response can take up to 2 weeks.

Final Agreements

  • Submissions must meet the e-Hazard team’s quality standards in order to be published.
  • We do not allow guest contributors to republish your content to your own blog or any other source.
  • e-Hazard reserves the right to edit and adapt any and all guest content as we see fit, and to update it in the future to maintain the relevance of the content.

e-Hazard reserves the right to include any links or call to action’s that point to e-Hazard’s content, including but not limited to email newsletters, downloadable content, eBooks, or any of e-Hazard articles or services.

Last Edited: 9/14/2016