Write For Us: Guidelines For Writing A Guest Post

You want to guest post and we welcome it. Please email us your idea for a post and if we like it, we will ask you to prepare the full post.

Guidelines: General Tips

DO’s

  • Our main visitors to the site are Canadians looking for review/information on all kinds of doctors. Keep this in mind while writing your post.
  • Decorate your content with Canadian stats (with references to source of the data).
  • Pitch your idea before you write a massive guest post. I don’t want you to spend hours writing if I can’t publish your post.
  • The post should be of high quality and provides VALUE to the visitors of our site.
  • Be unique, creative and original.
  • Use words at Grade 8 level.
  • Keep your posts conversational in nature which are engaging.
  • Readers first, SEO second. If people love your post Google will love it too.

DON’Ts

  • Promote yourself or any service that you provide. However, you can link to a product of yours in the Bio. In the body of the post, only mention products if they are 100% relevant to your story.
  • Insult or behave like a troll. We like controversial issues, but with respect.
  • Expect to earn money. We do not pay for our guest bloggers. However, we can add one Google Adsense ad to the post. All earnings from this post are yours!
  • Pay to be published.
  • Re-publish your post elsewhere. MUST PASS COPYSCAPE.

Who Can Submit A Guest Post?

Anybody, but we prefer people in the medical field.

However, if you have an interesting story to tell, we will publish your post.

Topics

  • How To Series e.g. How to find the right dentist? Or How to manage dental pain? How to renew health card? Etc.
  • Your views or issues with Canadian health care.
  • Any medical ailment, cure, prevention etc.

 

What’s In It For You?

All earnings from your ad is yours as the advertisement is tied to your Adsense account.

Besides money, we provide a great platform for you to express your ideas and knowledge and reach a large audience.

OurDoctor.ca has around 10.000 monthly visitors.

You can get a few links back to your blog and online profiles.

Submission Process

Please email us your pitch at info@ourdoctor.ca. In the email please include a small introduction to give us a feel for your writing idea.

We will reply to you ASAP and let you know if I want to proceed with our collaboration.

If I agree, we will ask you to send the full guest post.

Post Specifications

  • Post length: Minimum 600 words, ideally more.
  • Formatting: It should be easy for the reader to scan your guest post and find information. Bullet points, sub-headlines (and sub-sub-headlines), bold face and italics give clarity to the text and their use is encouraged. While you can use long sentences, short paragraphs are much appreciated (max 4 sentences per paragraph). Just write like you talk.
  • Author name:
  • Headline: This is the first thing that a reader is going to see about your article so make it snappy and catchy.
  • Introduction: State the problem at hand and let the reader know that you are going to tackle it. With the intro you make the reader want to read the rest of the post.
  • Main content: Here’s the meaty part, show us what you are made of.  The use of stats (with source), pictures, quotes, facts and the like is welcome.
  • Wrap-up: Close what you started in the introduction. What is the conclusion? Repeat your call-to-action for the readers and encourage them to comment.

 

BIO

  • Length: 2-4 sentences.
  • Links: 1-4 links (minimum 1 link). Here you can link to your blog, website, online profiles, or product. Most common links are to blog and Twitter. If you don’t have any of the above, you can use your LinkedIn profile.
  • Photo: (Optional)

 

Editing And Revisions

  • Most likely we will do some copy-editing on your guest posts. Our goal is not to make it ours, but to add clarity and an extra punch.
  • We might correct some spelling mistakes, rephrase here and there, change some words, shorten paragraphs and reorder them.
  • We are going to look closely at the guest post tittle and the first paragraph. These parts are the ones that will make your post be widely read.
  • We will submit to you our revisions for your ok or asking for more revisions from your side. Do not feel offended or embarrassed, we just want your post to be as good as possible.

When Is It Published?

Once we agree on a final version of your guest post we will let you know when it will be published.  You might have to wait for publication anything between days and weeks, depending on how busy the publication queue is.

If you have a preferred date and time of publication, let us know and we will try to accommodate your wishes.

Rights And Republishing Terms

You own your post and you can use it for your work. However, we ask you to not repost/republish this online for 60 days after we publish your post on the site. Also, you consent to the full article, extracts, samples or examples appearing in other OurDoctor.ca content, products and/or services. You will always be credited as the author.

Looking forward to it.