Editorial Guidelines for Great Bridge Links

GBL mission statement:

To inform, promote and sustain the game of bridge.

Guidelines

Posts on the GBL website are helpful, interesting and conversational. No need to overly SEO everything. We want a natural voice. It helps if you are really interested in our topics.

GBL is an international hub for the game of bridge. And more recently for stories related to bridge, card games, casino games and gambling. 70% of our audience are first time visitors. How will you capture their attention?

Requirements

The following are required material for the GBL blog.

Previously Unpublished:

Your article needs to be previously unpublished. By submitting to Great Bridge Links you are giving us exclusive first-time publication rights. 

Subjects suggestions for your articles:

The game of Bridge but please note – unless you are a member of a National Bridge Organization, and/or play tournament duplicate club bridge, it’s not likely your article will pass our editorial oversight.

Casino Games – many of our sponsors are online casinos. Articles of interest to casino patrons, card players, poker players etc 

Playing Cards – articles about card games, playing cards, card decks, etc

Word count:

  • 600 (min) – Please don’t limit your blog post based on this number however. Posts can range from 600 – 2000 words

Links:

  • Link to other content whenever relevant. Every link included must add value for readers.
  • NOTE: Commercial links can be found described in Payment Details below

Formatting, style and spacing:

  • Please always – only one space after a period.
  • Please do not overly format your post. We will do this when publishing it.
  • no bold, italics etc (unless you are actually stressing a point)
  • no numbered lists or dashes – use bullets
  • no underlines for titles or otherwise
  • Always begin with an introduction to your topic. We often use this as an “excerpt”.
  • Use headers and sub-headers to break up your post.
  • Avoid big blocks of text.
  • When writing headlines be specific and indicate a benefit to the reader. Read “How to Write a Headlines” if you need pointers.
  • Always end the post with a concluding sentence or paragraph.

Author bio:

Feel free to submit an Author Bio for our Contributors Page:

  • Author bio should be 50 words max.
  • Include your headshot (350 x 350).
  • Link to your Twitter, LinkedIn and company if you choose

Editing

We may edit your post or bounce it back to you for up to 2 revisions. We may edit anchor text and links that are not relevant to your post.

Exclusivity

We ask that your article previously unpublished. After publication on our website, you can publish elsewhere but with credit and link to Great Bridge Links. We ask this because once published, your article will be on our site permanently and Google does not favour duplicate content on the web. 

Promoting

We’d love it if you would promote your post throughout your social networks. We ask that you share it more than once on multiple networks over multiple days. The time frame and scheduling is up to you.

How to Submit

  • If you are a regular writer with GBL, you may be invited to our Basecamp and can submit into our writer’s studio. We’ll send you more info in this case.
  • Otherwise please submit via the contact form in the footer at the bottom of the page.
  • Don’t forget your Bio.

Payment Details

1. Author contributions, no links.

We pay $40 usd per accepted article of 500+. Contributors can either submit their article to this email, pitch a few article possibilities, or request a copy of our Editorial Guidelines. 

2. Author contribution, with links.

We charge $100 usd for publication of articles which contain any client or commercial links. The article, and the do-follow link, will remain on our domain(s) permanently. The articles may or may not be featured on our home pages. The article may or may not be shared on our social media platforms. Note: All articles will need to be passed by our editorial board to ensure quality and suitability.

3. Sponsored article request.

We charge $150 usd for publication of articles custom designed to support client or commercial links. The article, and the do-follow link, will remain on our domain(s) permanently. We have a fantastic team of writers preparing bespoke content for a variety of reader tastes and client requests. Send us your link and preferred anchor text and we’ll create a suitable article for your client.

How to Get Paid

  • We pay almost exclusively through Paypal. We ask that all writers submit a Paypal Request for Payment for each article
    • The title of the article must be in the request
  • Please note: we won’t chase you around to pay you! Paypal request for Payment is the best way to keep track.

Advertising

We accept banners, text links, and sponsorship. Please refer to our advertising webpage for more information on advertising on Great Bridge Links. greatbridgelinks.com/advertise/