Before you submit, look at our style guide and recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
- Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
- It is written for an audience of designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, or similar.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
- Follows our style guide.
What we publish
We publish articles of anywhere between 600–10,000 words, depending on subject complexity. 1,500 words are about average. Articles often run with a custom illustration. Articles may be casual in tone and content—great for less-intensive tutorials and posts—or rigorously structured and edited. All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the web industry.
How to submit a guest post?
Email us your submission. We prefer submissions as Google documents so that editors can quickly provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft. You may also send us a plaintext file, a Markdown file, or a link to an HTML document. (Please do not send a ZIP file of assets unless requested by an editor.)
What we’re looking for
You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).
Successful guest post contributions should be comprehensive, data-driven, interesting, and educational. To increase your chances of getting published on our blog, ensure that your contribution,
- Is a relevant, well-researched post (preferably 1000+ words) with actionable tips.
- Is it 100% original and unpublished? We will not republish anything that’s been published elsewhere.
- Only includes claims that are backed by links to credible research or case studies. Avoid citing our competitors, and using any irrelevant promotional links to websites.
- Includes examples and relevant images to illustrate your point. Avoid using stock photos that don’t add any value to the copy. Use Creately to visualize data, information, processes, ideas, and frameworks.
- Includes subheadings, bullet points, and shorter paragraphs which make the article more readable.
What we Mostly Cover
Most of our audience consists of individuals and teams, from different organizational departments, who are looking for tips, best practices, and guides on how to work and collaborate visually. As we aim to build a reputable library of information and insights that they can refer to improve and streamline their workflows, we only accept clear, compelling content falling into the following categories,
- Digital Marketing
- Adsense Tips
- Money Earning Online
- Content Marketing
- General Tech
- Digital Gadgets
- PC, Mobile Tips
- Many More.
*Refer to the existing posts on our blog to understand and identify more topics, content layouts, language, and tone that we prefer, further.
Our site gets 50,000+ visitors per month and is increasing steadily. All high-quality articles are included in our monthly newsletter as well, hence bringing your piece in front of a wider audience who will read and reshare your content.
Social Media Exposure
We maintain an active presence on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. All your articles will be shared via these networks for additional exposure.
Please note that we will not pay for your articles. If you’re a professional writer and think you can create great articles for us, contact us with some previous writing samples.
Submissions must meet the Creately content team’s quality standards in order to get published. Editors reserve the right to reject contributions at their discretion and make minor edits to your article.
- Your article must be 1000+ words and offer something valuable to our readers.
- You can only have 1 self-serving link. Either a link to a relevant, informative, resource (i.e. a blog post) in the body of the article (dofollow link) or to your site or to any social media channel in the author bio (dofollow link). You can link to other relevant articles from the Creately blog that may add value to the article. But please refrain from excessive linking. In general, it’s best to keep the link count under 5.
- Outgoing links must be relevant to our blog. For example, linking to dating sites, SEO agencies, Credit-related sites, etc. aren’t allowed.
- Once published on our blog you cannot publish it anywhere else, including your own blog.
- An article should be over 900 words.
- The title shouldn’t be longer than 60 characters.
- Content should be divided into paragraphs followed by subheadings and less than the maximum of 300 words. Try not to overlength the sentences and do not use passive voice too often.
- Create content for users, not for SEO. Avoid keyword stuffing, just focus on providing helpful tips and information for blog readers.
- If you use outbound links in your text do not overreach the limit of 5 links per article. If you want to link to your or your partner’s website, we can guarantee 1 follow and 1 nofollow backlink, one of them can contain the keyword appropriate for the linked URL. We reserve the right to remove included links (e.g. if they can harm our blog’s authority, aren’t related to the text, or don’t give any value to our readers).
- Images and videos are encouraged, as they make the article look further enticing to the reader.
- Images width should be 580 pixels or less. Please send them as a separate attachment.
- Make sure not to violate copyright when using images. Give credit when needed.
- If you’re including technical diagrams like flowcharts, or Gantt charts use the ones found in our diagram community.
To submit your article, please fill out the form Via Contact Us page.