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We’re interested in articles that provide value to our audience, which includes a mix of both new and experienced online marketers with the greatest concentration in small, local businesses. Articles that perform best for us include those on lead generation, e-commerce, social media marketing, email marketing, SEO, SEM, business blogging, branding, content creation, marketing trends and data, mobile marketing, apps and emerging technologies.
Other popular topics include more general small business subjects such as business regulation, business financing, business productivity, leadership, entrepreneurship and cybersecurity.
Finally, we also enjoy a very strong community of Women Business Professionals and always welcome content created exclusively for them.
- We only accept well-written, high-quality original articles. No duplicates.
- Posts should be between 500 and 2,000 words long
- Post should be thoroughly copyedited for grammar and spelling. Web.com reserves the right to make minor edits at our discretion, including post title
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- Only high-quality, informative links are acceptable with no more than (3) total in the body of your article. Any links deemed overtly promotional will be removed without notice (Note: A link to your company or website will appear in your Author Bio at the bottom of every post)
- We prefer articles that reflect the friendly, professional, conversational voice of the Small Business Forum, but encourage you to inject some of your own personality
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- Additional visual content (photos, illustrations, graphs, graphics or videos), may also be used throughout the post (encouraged), with proper attribution. Web.com reserves the right to substitute or eliminate images at our discretion
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