If you are reading this you may have an interest in writing a guest post on my site’s blog. Thank you for your interest. I try to keep the rules for submissions to my site simple and clear.
Here are the guidelines for submitting a post fort publication on my blog:
I do accept guest posts. I have some rules that you must follow such that I can publish the post.
First, the material must be unique and written specifically for my blog. I do have tools that I use to check.
Second, I allow for one link in your bio to your home page or whatever link you would like to support your efforts. You can, of course, submit a short bio and a picture of yourself if you wish. We need at three quality links in the body of the post that harmonize with the post. One may be to another article on a related topic you have written. If you submit a picture for which you do not own the copyright, please make sure it is properly credited. If you do not submit a picture, please expect me to insert an appropriate one. Having a picture on a page is important for SEO purposes.
Third, the content must coalesce with my blog themes. I am a criminal defense lawyer. That means that topics have to be on crime or closely related to the defense of the accused. While I will occasionally accept civil law crossovers, the content must be such that it will aid a criminal defendant.
I do not accept any posts, even if they are on topic, if they contain links to pornography, gambling, retail sales (especially for Viagra!) and other such materials. Google penalizes for such things, so it is in neither of our interests to have such links. If that is your business, this blog is not for you.
Fourth, the spelling, grammar and syntax must be close to perfect. I do not have time to edit posts for such things. It feels terrible, but sometimes I have to reject posts because the writing is unprofessional.
Fifth, I will own the content of the post, but I will not be responsible for the information provided. This gives me the ability to make substantive changes if there are corrections that must be made, or in the event the law changes. I have, as they say, “final cut.” I do my best not to edit at all. To avoid me needing to make any edits, the best thing to do is to make the article as SEO friendly as possible. It is in both of our interests if the article receives a lot of hits. So make sure that you read up on SEO and do what it takes to make sure the page ranks as high as possible.
The disclaimer at the bottom of the page will be as follows (or close thereto):
This is a guest post by [__________]. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar. The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein. This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice. This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort. If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.
Sixth, I expect that both you and I will support the post to drive readership. I will post the link to my Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media. Please do the same!
If you can abide by those rules, I am happy to accept a post from you.
Thanks for your interest in my blog.