Yuri Elkaim Blog Guest Posting Process
Thank you for your interest in guest blogging for YuriElkaim.com! We’ve created a system to help guide you through the process.
A word about our audience:
Our audience consists of health-conscious men and women between the ages of 35-55. Their health is a top priority, meaning they regularly exercise, eat well, meditate, and do yoga. They also appreciate the importance of balance and moderation.
Your guest post simply needs to help our core audience in some way
Our favorite type of content:
You’ll move to the top of our list if you can authoritatively write on the following topics. Note: Round up posts for any of these categories are welcomed.
- Healthy Recipes
- Made from scratch with real food ingredients
- Allergen-free (no gluten, dairy, soy, corn, etc.)
- Low in sugar, zero refined sugar
- Quick to prepare
- Tastes great
- Includes large, beautiful food photography
- Fat Burning Diet (no metabolism-boosting foods)
- Eating for Energy
- Nutrition Tips (inflammation, energy, hormones, acidosis, brain foods, etc.)
- Natural Remedies
- Abdominal/Core Training
- Workout Recovery
- Interval Training
- Functional Training
- Bodyweight Training
- Healthy Habits (sleep, meditation, etc.)
Any type of content that has been discussed 50,000+ times on the web won’t get our attention (unless it’s from a NEW angle of course).
Our audience doesn’t need another rehashed piece of content. They need valuable, in-depth, and actionable information that they can use right away.
Guest Posting Rules:
1. Write epic posts with 100% original content.
An article that’s too short, or lacks depth, will be not be published. We’re looking for at least 1,500 words. Once you’ve finished writing, ask yourself…
“Is this the most kickass, clear, comprehensive, and actionable information on this topic?”
If not, rework it.
2. Be SPECIFIC and get into exact details.
3. Backup all claims.
We want to provide readers with simple, actionable, and authoritative health information.
Therefore, reference studies to back up your claims and to add substance to what you’re writing. As an example, don’t just say “blueberries are the number one source of antioxidants” and leave it at that. Provide a study to support that or provide a better understanding of what that means to the reader (but please don’t use regular websites as your reference – instead go directly to the source).
Also, note that we reference external studies by using a “number in brackets at the end of the sentence” (instead of endnotes) with a link to the external scientific abstract – like this. (1) Thus, please hyperlink the reference in the number.
4. Include actionable takeaways and recommended next steps.
Readers care about story and engaging writing, but they also need to learn specific lessons and “to do’s” from your post. Here’s a good example.
5. Follow content writing and SEO best practices.
Write content that is reader-friendly. Thus, include subheads throughout, use short sentences and paragraphs (no more than 3 sentences long), and give it an informal tone.
Also, please be sure to include the target keyword in at least one H2 subheadline and throughout the article in a natural way (don’t force it).
6. No adverts.
You can’t advertise your product, business or service within your guest post. This means do not mention your company, or link to it, or link to your company’s blog within the guest post. The point of guest posting is to show that you are a thought leader. Your only goal should be to educate our readers on a topic that helps them out.
7. No linking to online properties within the article.
You may not link to any of your online properties within the main body of your guest post. Our readers will pick this up as a subliminal advertisement and simply not like your post. They won’t share it.
8. Send us your bio/signature and headshot.
You may include a short bio/signature/headshot section at the end of your post. This may have a link back to your website.
9. No screenshots of your brand.
Do not include screenshots that brand your own product or online properties. This is to avoid any sense of promotion.
Content Philosophy: What We Stand For (and Against)
While we encourage diversity in our content, it’s important we also maintain a consistent message on our blog. With that in mind, please make sure you read this before submitting an article to us. It’ll give you a much better understanding of what we believe to be true regarding fitness, nutrition, and natural health.
Please submit the following information.