Guest Post Guidelines

Guest Post Guidelines

Best of Indy does accept guest posts and link submissions. Not all will be accepted. See the guidelines below. If you have questions please fill out the form.

The purpose of our blog(s) is to provide useful content to our readers. If your blog post does not provide value to our readers, we will be unable to accept it.

Our target audiences are business owners, startups, individuals needing help from any of our members, or anyone interested in similar fields. Make sure your guest post is geared toward our target audience for a better chance of being published.

Please read some of our current blog posts to get an idea of the type of content and the style we are looking for. Not all submissions will be accepted.

General Guest Post Submission Guidelines

Word Count

    • Aim for 1,000 to 4,000 words. Our average posts are 1,500 words.
    • The minimum word count we will accept is 600 words
    • Do not add fluff just increase the word count


  • We only accept quality content
  • All content must be well-written, useful, unique, and contain solid content.
  • All content should add value. (if someone else said it better, link to their article or content instead of just rewriting it)
  • Include fresh content that is not found on the web elsewhere.
  • No copied or spun content will be accepted. 
  • All content must be original, meaning it has not been published anywhere else on the Internet, including your own blog. (We will check for originality before posting)
  • Write content in the U.S. English language using AP style.
  • If you research information, provide links to the reference material.
  • Keep paragraphs short to around three sentences or less.


    • Do not link to spam or affiliate websites.
    • Aim for a minimum of 4 links – all of which benefit the reader in some way.
    • Linking to other valuable content or sites is encouraged
    • Use appropriate words and phrases to link to other sites (not just “Click Here” links)


    • Promotional language or advertisements will not be accepted.

Publishing and Content Rights Information

    • Once submitted and approved, all content becomes the property of Best of Indy.
    • Content may not be posted/shared elsewhere once submitted and approved. (links to and promotion of the submitted content are acceptable and encouraged)
    • Once accepted and approved, the blog post will be published within approximately 30 days or less. You will receive an email with a link to the published article once added to our blog.
    • We reserve the right to make any changes to the content at any time.

Link Submissions

Best of Indy will consider Links submission from reputable websites.

  • If you submit a link it must easily fit our current content.
  • The link must direct readers to a site that provides valuable content.
  • If you have ideas of how to link to another piece of content that requires some rewriting of the content, you must provide the rewriting for that section
  • We reserve the right to change or delete and link at any time if we feel it is not useful.
  • Links must be direct. No redirection of links.