We're actively looking for good writers who can write brilliant posts about one or more of the following topics:
- Windows, Office, Outlook, Printers, NICs, Software/Hardware reviews, resource links & so on
- Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape & graphics/design topics
- Android and/or iOS (Xcode, OS configuration, tutorials, etc.)
- ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, C#, MVC, .NET design patterns and other Visual Studio-related posts (also including UNITY, Xamarin and so on)
- Node.JS, IIS, Apache, MSSQL Win2kServer, Azure & MS-based server-side hosting
- PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, Linux, CentOS and the LAMP world
- GitHub, BitBucket, Mercurial, SVN, SCM & source control providers
- System Administration, Network configuration, Firewall, Routing & so on
- Virus, Antivirus, Malware, Trojan, malicious attacks/attempts, privacy & security and so on
As a general rule, anything that could fit into one of the categories listed on the topmost menu will most likely work... as long as it's decent and unique content (see the Anti-Plagiarism checks paragraph below for details).
That said, let's get to the business!
How to submit your work
If you are a IT expert or a talented IT enthusiast and you would like to publish an article here, you can follow these simple steps:
- Choose a relevant topic from those mentioned above.
- Write an essay about it, trying to keep it between 800 and 3000 words; you can also write less or more than that but we do suggest to stick to these numbers, as they define the average post length range for this blog.
- Include your author bio, a short description of who you are and what you do: this section will appear right after any post that you'll publish here. You can also add a link to your personal blog, website and/or to your social profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on.
- Send it to our staff by clicking here; we'll answer you in 12-24 hours informing you if we're going to approve it or not.
Please do your best to comply with all these basic rules, otherwise your post might be rejected.
- Stick to your topic: each post should address a specific and intelligible subject. If you want to talk about several things, split your topics into multiple posts.
- Do NOT promote anything: we do want honest and non-biased reviews, tutorials and/or news, not promotional contents or sponsored posts of any kind (also see the Sponsored Post section below).
- Use a fluent, well-written and understandable english: this is really important for us and we'll be very strict about that.
- Keep your post between 800 and 3000 words: this is the average length of a typical post here, hence we recommend to stick to these numbers.
- Avoid link schemes and any cheap SEO tricks such as misleading titles, fraudulent hyperlink keywords, black hat linking and so on: we'll reject anything containing something like that. For further info, read this Google post regarding link schemes to understand what will be allowed and what is not.
- Avoid any of these topics: casino, betting, gambling and/or online gaming involving money; trading and/or investing; politics; any content that enforces or suggests illegal conducts or harmful behaviors (crack, warez, copyright infringement, privacy abuse, spying, phishing, malware, violent/adult content, and so on).
- Use links and URL wisely: for additional info, see the Links and URLs policy section below.
- Do not copy anything: for additional info, see the Anti-Plagiarism Checks section below.
ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE, do NOT feed us with posts such as "Top 10 SEO tricks", "5 most essential Logo Design services", "How to succeed in Website Design" and so on... We both know why you would want to publish this kind of stuff: this is nothing less than a cheap way to boost the SEO presence of your URL(s) using our website, and we cannot allow that. We want to provide decent content, not bogus essays with a blatant intent of promoting something at our expenses. Please bear with the fact that we're mostly looking for technical posts, with a decent analysis of specific software packages, programming techniques, features, tools, services or solutions.
As a general rule, either write something useful or avoid sending us your stuff. If you want to write guest posts to drive traffic to your website you'll still be able to do that using your Author Bio (as explained above), as long as you provide some decent content as well.
Links and URLs policy
We reserve the right to no-follow or directly remove any do-follow link within any guest post, unless they are specifically relevant to the content itself, such as the following examples:
- Other posts/pages of this web site (internal links).
- Software and/or source code download pages (if relevant to the post)
- Official informative content (such as TechNet, Knowledge Base, guides, manuals, FAQs, and the likes)
- Unofficial informative content (such as Wikipedia pages, StackOverflow Q&A, posts & tutorials published by other tech blogs, and so on)
- Your personal blog and/or social profiles (only within your Author Bio, as explained above).
Anything else will be removed from your post or will cause the rejection of the article. Again, for more info on that, check out this Google post about link schemes to understand what we will allow and (most importantly) what is not.
We already wrote that, but we feel like it's worth repeating to cleanse any doubt: we don't accept posts containing marketing or promotional links and we won't add and we won't add those kind of links to existing posts. If you want to promote your product(s) and/or service(s) using this web site, you can only do that using legitimate ads, banners or campaigns (read here for more details).
Whenever a company contracts us to write about their product in the form of a review in exchange for compensation, we will always disclose that fact in the published work. We only choose to partner with high-quality clients in order to preserve our reputation. At the same time, we'll try to be as honest as possible, ensuring that our readers receive the most honest and truthful information about the apps and services we review regardless of any compensation. Sponsored articles, manuals and giveaways are written by the same people who publish regular, non-sponsored articles, and contains the same advice, quality level and objectivity level we’d normally ensure.
We're only interested in original stuff that has never been published before on the web: therefore, we kindly ask you to avoid to send us existing content, cut-pasted content or something that you (or anyone else) already written somewhere else on the web. We don't care if you have the rights to use or re-use that content - if it's already available somewhere there's no sense for us in publishing it. We do want to provide our readers with unique content and we would also like to prevent ourselves from accidentally flooding the web with useless dupes.
For this very reason, we'll carefully check any submitted content with the help of the best anti-plagiarism and duplicate content check tools available on the market: anything that doesn't comply with these standards will be rejected, and their author will be permanently banned with no second chance. Don't waste your time trying that and write original and unique content instead!
If your article is approved, the following things will happen:
- A new Contributor account will be created for you with an username of our choice (tipically, your first name) and the author/bio info you've provided.
- An e-mail will be sent to you with the account credentials, so that you can login to this site and configure it accordingly: change the display name, avatar, info and so on.
- The post will be published under that account within 1-3 days.
If it's not, well... we'll do our very best to explain you why and how you can improve it in order to get it approved.