Koffee-O-Matic Guest Post Submission Guidelines

Guest Post

Koffee-O-Matic does accept guest posts from experts who can provide useful information, unique perspectives, and original commentary. This is a great opportunity for our readers to learn from you. You can inspire, encourage, and challenge our readers, while increasing your online authority.

Guest Post Guidelines:

Koffee-O-Matic will not accept guest post submissions from copywriters looking to exchange content for links, or from writers incorporating affiliate or business links. Koffee-O-Matic is also unable to approve your submission unless you follow the guidelines below.

  • Anything that is useful for Koffee-O-Matic readers is good content. Guest posts can be on almost any topic, but should be focused on providing good information or original commentary.
  • Submissions containing “adult only” material are prohibited.
  • Posts may not promote hate, drug use, illegal activity, or acting in violence.
  • We read all guest post submissions but submission of your guest post does not guarantee publication.
  • If your article is spammy—about visiting your site, promoting your company or product, or PR related—it will be automatically deleted.
  • Guest post submissions must be in English.
  • Reposted content will be rejected. A guest post must be original and not elsewhere on the internet.
  • You agree, if your submission is approved, not to publish the post anywhere else (i.e., in your own blog or as a guest post in other blogs).
  • Koffee-O-Matic Linking Policy
    • Your submission, when appropriate, should attempt to link to other posts found on Koffee-O-Matic.
    • Koffee-O-Matic reserves the right to add or remove links before publishing.
    • Affiliate links within guest post submissions are strictly forbidden.
    • Guest bloggers may link to their own content within the post, as long as the content conforms to Koffee-O-Matic Guest Post Submission Guidelines.
    • Posts with excessive external links may be edited before publishing, returned to “Draft” status, or rejected.
  • Your guest post should be between 500 and 1200 words.
  • The submission should include a minimum of 5 paragraphs.
  • A paragraph contains a minimum of 3 sentences.
  • Longer posts should use subheadings to break up the article. Subheadings are used to create mini posts for those who merely skim—which lots of people do!
  • Commentary and opinion posts should be supported and fact-based.
  • Due to time limitation, guest post submissions that do not use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation will not be approved.
  • Be sure to give your post a catchy or targeted title.
  • Koffee-O-Matic Photo Policy
    • Include at least one high-quality horizontal photo (at least 1280 x 500 in size) within the post.
    • Images that are not your own must fall under Creative Commons “Commercial Use Allowed”, “Fair Use,” or be “Public Domain.”
    • Good places to find free photos:
    • Nude photos intended to titillate or are pornographic are prohibited.
    • Images that are not your own must be captioned giving credit to original source.
  • Koffee-O-Matic does not pay for guest posts.
  • You acknowledge these guidelines are not intended to address every issue or to be all-inclusive. Additional standards and limitations may apply.
  • Koffee-O-Matic is the final arbiter of what does and does not violate our guidelines, All decisions are final.

Ready to submit a post for consideration?

  • Click here to create a Koffee-O-Matic profile.
  • An email will be sent with instructions on how to log in.
  • Click on Profile in the left-side navigation menu. Scroll down, and update your profile with your photo, website and social media links, and bio—some information is asked for twice because of the author box.
    • Your bio should be written in the third-person, starting with your name.
    • Please limit the bio for both the author page and author box to a single paragraph, no longer than 50 words.
    • An author box will be automatically generated with each post, but there is an option to turn it off if you choose. (You must fill in your bio for this feature to work)
    • Facebook authorship is built in, and added to your posts if the link is provided within your profile.
    • You can update your password.
    • You can link your Koffee-O-Matic profile to your WordPress account.
    • Don’t forget to click “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
  • NOTE: Every person who signs up is initially assigned the role of “Subscriber”. You must complete and submit the form below in order to have your role changed to “Contributor.” Once completed, you can move forward.
  • Using either the left or top navigation, go to Posts > Add New. Write and format your post.
    • Insert photos insertion where you want them in your post.
    • Also,  a photo must be included as the Featured Image. (Initially, you will not have rights to upload an image. You can add a static link in the draft article or email us the image. We will add the image for you.
      • The Featured Image must be at least 1280×500 in size. You can use either a cropped version of your in-post photo or a different image.
    • If the photo is not yours, caption photo to provide credit and link to the original source.
  • You can click the “Preview” button to check your layout and formatting. When you’re ready, click Submit for Review”. 
  • If it has been determined the post is not ready for publishing, it will be returned to “Draft” status, and you will be notified by email.
  • Submissions with major violations will be deleted.

Please Note:

  • Please be sure to follow these submission guidelines. Only posts that are submitted fully and accurately will be considered for publication.
  • Koffee-O-Matic may potentially provide minor edits for basic content, punctuation, and formatting. However, we will not make major content changes without prior permission from you.
  • By guest posting on Koffee-O-Matic, you agree to share the post link on your social media streams.
  • Please reply to comments on the site to engage with the community.

 

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