This advice for contributors is designed to help you submit press releases that will be accepted by our editorial staff. We have made these instructions as straightforward as possible. Please read them before submitting your press release in order to avoid delays in acceptance or rejections. We reserve the right to reject any press release at our discretion and you submit it on this understanding.
- Your press release must be original and not have been published anywhere else on the Web or on our site. We run checks to make sure that your content is unique.
- Your press release must be written in clear English. We reject articles with poor levels of written English as these waste our reader’s valuable time and do not help your reputation either.
- We are looking for press releases that offer genuine value. Your organization will have stories to tell and knowledge or skills in certain areas and your press release should contain quality content that is useful to others who can learn from your expertise.
- Try to make your press release interesting as well as useful. If it reads like a magazine or newspaper article then it is more likely to be read to the end.
- We allow you two links back to your site. These should not be in the first three paragraphs. But your press release needs to have value in its own right too.
- We do not accept any press release containing:
- Pornography, adult or mature content.
- Violent content.
- Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organization.
- Excessive profanity.
- Content to do with hacking.
- Gambling or casino-related content.
- Any content related to illicit drugs or the sale of prescription drugs.
- Content aimed at selling beer, alcohol or tobacco.
- Content related to the sales of weapons or ammunition or the encouragement of their use. This would include press releases related to firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns etc.
- Content related to replicas or imitations of designer labels or goods.
- Press Releases encouraging the distribution, copying or unfair assistance with coursework, essays or projects.
- Content involving programs that compensate users for clicking ads or offers, carrying out searches, surfing websites or reading emails.
- Any content that is illegal, encourages illegal activity or infringes the rights of others.
Other Tips and Advice
Press Release Title
Do not use all Capital Letters in any words of your title. Instead use Lower Case, with the first letter of major words in Capitals. This makes your title easy to read.
Do not put your name or website URL in your title. (Remember, the purpose of your press release should be to enhance your reputation by telling a story or offering valuable advice or information.)
Think about your title carefully. It needs to be interesting but also give a good indication of what is in your article.
Press Release Body
This should be at least 300 words in length.
Do not write your title again at the top of the press release body. Any copyright information should be included at the bottom of the press release.
You can provide two links to a relevant site. Your anchor text should be relevant to the press release and the destination site. However, if your press release is just a sales pitch, it will be rejected. We do not allow links in the first three paragraphs of your text.
We do not recommend including Email or ‘Mailto’ links. These can be picked up by spammers.
Do not use repeated punctuation marks in your text, such as !!!!!. And do not Capitalize words for effect. This is considered to be shouting and will drive your readers away.
Category and Tags
Please select one category that best describes your press release and add up to six of your own tags. These should help to precisely describe your press release.