Longtime readers of Bill’s Poker Blog are probably used to seeing Tommy Angelo articles on this site from time to time but I’ve recently received quite a few emails from people recently due to the guest articles that appeared this week by Niko and Lina. Basically people are asking how the heck can they get their articles published on Bill’s Poker Blog.
Well, here’s the deal . . .
First off, please keep in mind that the purpose of posting submissions on my site is for the entertainment and education of the readers of this site. Whatever you submit should be aimed at meeting that objective. I guess to put it bluntly, it better be good 🙂
I say that because I’ve been approached in the past by people who have sent me unusable garbage that I’ve unfortunately had to reject. They are mainly trying to gets links to their site either for the traffic they hope I can send them or so the search engines will rank them better (or both). Some are basically rehashed versions of content already on their site or they farm it out to some staff writer who delivers an article designed to rank well in search engines but has nearly zero entertainment or educational value.
But if you can write something good, I’m more than happy to feature your submissions and help throw a little traffic your way.
If you’re interested, here’s the process:
2. I’ll follow up with you and we can coordinate getting your article posted.
Pretty easy, eh?
There are some rules though.
- Any links in the copy should be relevant.
- There should be no more than 1 link to any site you own in the copy and the keywording should be appropriate. In other words, linking keywords like “online poker”or “poker bonuses” is probably not appropriate. However, if you have a poker odds calculator on your site and mention it in your post, linking to it would be appropriate.
- The one place you can link to your site is in the byline which follows your post. Your byline should be one to three sentences describing yourself and where you can mention your site and offer a link. Tommy Angelo’s byline is a great example of how it should be done.
Want more Tommy? His book, Elements of Poker, contains his best advice in his distinctive style. Buy it from Amazon or personally inscribed from his website at www.tommyangelo.com. Also at his website you can read his blog and all of his old articles, and find information on his one-on-one intensive coaching program
Here’s an example that is entirely inappropriate.
That’s pretty much it. 🙂
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