Friday, October 19, 2018

Contribute

ARPost is always interested in publishing guest posts from experts who can provide unique and useful perspectives to our readers on AR/VR/MR news, trends, technologies, and other areas of interest related to immersive technologies.

Feel free to send your content to our team at tamara@arpost.co

We’ll respond as quickly as we can to your email, but due to time constraints, we aren’t always able to provide feedback on rejected stories. If we haven’t responded to your email after 10 business days, feel free to submit it somewhere else.

When sending your piece, please begin the subject line with Guest post – and the post format that your article fits into the most (i.e. “Guest post – Industry news: “, “Guest post – Thought leadership: “, “Guest post – Listicle: “ etc.)

 

Most common guest post formats:

 

  • Industry news/ trends posts
  • Perspective/ Opinion / Commentary posts (you are free to draw from your own experiences to support your ideas, or focus on practical examples)
  • Thought Leadership posts (based on solid industry knowledge, a good grasp of current trends and events and deep insight into a potential problem or challenge)
  • ‘How-to’ posts / Guides (posts that explain to ARPost readers how to do something)
  • ‘What’ posts (posts that introduce or explain a specific concept)
  • ‘Why’ posts (posts that explain why – emphasizing the importance or significance of a certain topic)
  • Listicles (content that is wholly or partly in the form of a list, presenting a number of reasons, secrets, types or ways of doing something)
  • Fun posts (posts that are meant to entertain readers)
  • Reviews (please note that guest authors cannot write reviews of their own AR/VR/MR app/platform/software/hardware, only 3rd party. If you want our team to review your services/products, click here).

 

Writing Guidelines:

 

Posts

  • Length – A minimum of 450 words, but we prefer 650-900 words articles.
  • Paragraphs – Dividing your content into clear paragraphs makes it easier for users to read.
  • Be sure to include a headline and a tagline (short text which serves to clarify or specify the headline), as well as subheadings.
  • Posts should be unique (not previously published anywhere else), supported by examples, details, and/or data.
  • Send your content to us in a format that’s easy to edit, i.e. Google docs (set file-sharing permissions to anyone with the link can edit) or Word.
  • Be sure to disclose conflicts of interest, such as partnerships with, or investments in, any companies mentioned in the post.

Links and Sources

Linking is strongly advised as it benefits the reader and your story (of course, link stuffing is unacceptable). All stats and data must come from a reputable source. Include a link back to your source at point of use in the text. Do not create a bibliography or source list at the end of the article.

Acceptable links:

  • Relevant articles and blog posts
  • Research, studies or other relevant data
  • Resources that will genuinely benefit the reader and make sense in the context of the post
  • Links to company website, product page, app page, iTunes or Google Play Store app page – for 3rd party companies, products and apps you are mentioning or reviewing

Unacceptable links:

  • Affiliate links
  • Author’s own company links (author’s company website will be mentioned in the author bio section)
  • Author’s own product/service/pricing pages

Media

Whenever possible, try to include media such as images, videos, graphs, tweets etc. to illustrate your story. Please only include images that you have rights to or that are available under creative commons license, and be sure to include image credits and links (note: the ARPost editorial team reserves the right to replace or remove images they deem irrelevant to the post or have negative connotation without prior notice).

Author Bio

Make sure you include an author bio, as well as details on author’s background and expertise. Also include author’s company website, social media profiles, and a high res photo.

 

Sponsored Content

If you’re looking to write about a problem for which your company offers a solution or about any area in which you have a vested interest, your story would qualify as a sponsored post rather than a guest post. To discuss sponsored post opportunities, please contact evan@arpost.co