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Guest Posts on Take Paws

Guest posting is an opportunity for our readers and fellow pet travelers to share their experiences with our community. We welcome your personal stories of traveling with your pets – whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard.

If you’re a PR professional, freelance writer, or business owner, please understand that we do not publish sponsored posts, and do not provide links to business websites from either the body or byline of any guest posts. 


The Ins and Outs

To keep you from chasing your tail, here are some guidelines and suggestions for your guest post:

Topics

Take Paws readers rely on quality, practical advice. Posts that highlight a number of pet friendly activities (e.g. “24-hours in This City”), or those that take a detailed look at one location are especially popular.

Length of Post

Submissions should be between around 800 words.

Format

Feel free to submit your content in Word or plain text format. It’d be great if you could also follow these points in preparing your post for us:

  • For all links, we expect you to police yourself. If your motivation for linking is self-interest, leave it out. If the link will make traveling easier for the readers of the article, include it. The URL for all links should be provided in brackets within the text, immediately after the anchor words.
  • Indicate within the text where you’d like the images to be placed.
  • Bold your headings and subheadings so they are easy to spot.

Images

With travel, it’s all about the pictures. And pictures that include pets are the best! We ask that each post has at least four images and please note:

  • Horizontal images should be at least 800 pixels wide, and vertical images should be at least 650 pixels wide.
  • It’s your responsibility ensure the images you submit do not infringe on a copyright. If you’re utilizing stock photos, please note which service you used to obtain the images.
  • Submit images as separate files attached your email, or send a link where we can download the image. Please don’t submit images by pasting them into your post document.
Ty and Buster at Independence Pass

Ty and Buster at Independence Pass

Editing

We edit all the guest posts that appear on Take Paws, and by submitting your article you agree to accept our changes. Posts are rarely heavily edited, but we do change titles, rework openings or conclusions, add links and subheadings, and correct grammar and spelling. Our goal is to publish a post that hits the mark with our readers—which is also good for you.

Byline

You’ve worked to give us great content, and we’re happy to help you promote you. Provide us with a byline, which should be a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do. Feel free to include up to two links to your personal blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter profile, or your Google+ page. Links to business websites will be removed. Your byline will appear at the bottom of your post.

Dog in Car

Exclusivity

The posts you submit to us must be written exclusively for our use. While you may have written on the same topic, duplicating an article published on another site will get us both in trouble with Google, and will be removed from the site.

We may decline to use your post because of its quality, the relevance of the topic, or because we’ve recently posted on the same subject. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Thank you – we can’t wait to your stories about the places you’ve visited with your pets!

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