Thank you for your interest in contributing content on HOMEiA. Before you begin producing guest post content for our site, please take the time to read our policies to see whether this is a good fit for you.
Your understanding of our policies will be reflected in your communication with us. We will place a priority on responding to thoughtful inquiries over those that are sent as part of a “copy-and-paste” email blast. (Oh yes, it’s easy to tell!)
If you have spent a few minutes browsing HOMEiA.com, you have seen the quality of our content and presentations. We strive to continually improve our website and ensure the quality of our content for years to come. In order to do that, as we open the door to accept a small number of guest posts, we need to be clear about our expectations for content on HOMEiA. That way you will know in advance whether this is a good fit for you, which may save you time and effort.
We receive many requests every day asking for permission to contribute to HOMEiA.com with the promise to deliver high-quality content. In our experience, “high-quality content” is a relative term. It means different things to different people, and that is okay. We respect your time and want to clearly state what “high-quality content” means at HOMEiA, before you invest hours in your content production.
In this article, I will discuss why I think these factors are becoming more important, and I will introduce a new approach that will help you get the most from your guest blogging for backlinks…
First, HOMEiA.com is not a typical guest post website. HOMEiA is an educational platform that promotes thoroughly researched, well-written and strongly presented content on topics related to real estate. We allow a limited number of incoming guest posts each month.
At HOMEiA, we’re striving to create the type of content that can thrive (not just survive) over time.
Google’s search engine is becoming more sophisticated every day. The use of artificial intelligence will increasingly turbo-charge its algorithm.
To perform well in searches, the content must possess “context” (good insights relevant to the searcher’s intent) and provide a positive “experience” for readers.
HOMEiA’s readers have grown accustomed to this level of quality. We want our writers and guest posters to design their content around an experience. This helps to make content more memorable for our audience.
No content mills
We strictly avoid guest post requests from agencies that hire each of their writers to churn out ten 700-word articles per day. Those articles are typically hastily written and lack research and context.
While many link builders still use this approach to guest posting for backlinks, we believe that, soon, the sites with high content volume but low context value will be downgraded in the eyes of Google as its algorithm gets more intelligent over time. One classic example of this situation is EzineArticles, whose guest posts have become significantly devalued over the last decade.
Besides, Google BERT has been able to pick out a phrase in the entire article to answer (or to rank) for the searchers’ queries, which means the “low context” guest blogging approach is very risky.
The extra investment of time and effort means the content you share on HOMEiA.com will continue to bring value even as search algorithms evolve…
Humans and machines
Today, artificial intelligence is already able to compose poems at a level where it is difficult for an average person to distinguish from work composed by a poet. Soon AI will be able to scrawl the web to gather information on a certain topic, then compose a unique article of 1,000 words at the ninth-grade writing level, with the help of existing content editing software like Grammarly. When that time comes, the link builder agencies described above will end their content guest post approach and their contracted writers may be out of work.
However, while composing a unique article that passes a plagiarism test (like that of CopyScape) at the 9th grade level is easy for AI, composing a high-“context” piece of content is much harder. That requires a living, breathing professional writer.
Therefore, to avoid wasting your investment of time on low-context content that will soon be devalued by Google, we encourage you to invest your time writing content that’s strong in terms of both content and context—and which will hold its value in the long run.
Our definition of quality
At HOMEiA, high-quality content means the content has been rated by our editors and industry experts at a level of 9 or 10 on a scale of 1-10. This score is significantly above the average of 5. Writing that scores below 5 is regarded as “spin content.”
Here is an example of an author who is a power content contributor on HOMEiA, having written many articles with a quality rating of 9 to 10. If you really want to guest post on HOMEiA.com, this is what we expect from your content. And here is a short list of our guest post examples.
If you have read this far, you are probably not looking to guest post solely for a backlink. To reward you for your efforts, if you are interested in one of our guest post options, please fill out this application form and we will get back to you soon.
5 Factors that Make HOMEiA's Guest Posts Different …and why posting is worth your money, energy and effort:
Trustworthy content. Content is added to the web at an exponential rate, and often the validity of its arguments and information is not verified. HOMEiA’s mission is to stay away from that black hole by having topic experts carefully review content for each guest post before publishing it on our site.
This significantly minimizes the chance that our readers will consume misleading information, which can have negative consequences if people believe and/or act upon such advice. We strive to be thoughtful in the content we publish on HOMEiA.com to avoid unintentionally hurting our audience.
Great graphics. Content is GOLD at HOMEiA, and it shows in the quality of our guest posts. We strongly believe that great educational content should be presented with complementary graphics that increase its impact. If you take the time and effort to produce great content, our team will work with you to present your guest post in the best light possible.
Optimized for SEO and users. Our digital marketing team optimizes each guest post so it will be search engine-friendly and user-friendly. The effectiveness of your content is maximized when these two key factors are optimized right out of the gate.
Author profiles. We provide a dedicated author profile page which can help you establish strong authority in your vertical markets. You can use your profile page as your online resume to showcase your best work while utilizing our dedicated communication features (phone and contact form) to track leads coming to you.
Effectiveness feedback. The more helpful and insightful your content is, the more we will link to it from existing and future content on HOMEiA.com. You can track the performance of each post when you log into your account. This feature gives you direct feedback on which content items interest our audience, so you can produce more of them to build your trust authority in that specific area.
HOMEiA is the unique platform for those who value their time enough to produce the type of content that is worth sharing. That approach sets these authors apart from many others, and these experts are having fun as they achieve greater success in their careers.
If you are one of them, congratulations and welcome home! If you are working hard to join this unique crowd, keep at it. We are here for you and ready to give you honest feedback.
Life is short. Why not make a small impact with each content we create?