Guest Posting Guidelines|DocuSend

DocuSend Guest Blogger Guidelines:

Ideas for small business owners

Hello and thank you for your interest in contributing to DocuSend! We appreciate your expertise in the SMB (Small and Midsize Business) niche and welcome your unique insights. Before submitting your content, please review our guidelines (content submissions must adhere to our quality standards to be considered for publication).

  • 1. Relevance:
  • Ensure that your content aligns with SMB topics, focusing on subjects that resonate with our audience.

  • 2. E-E-A-T (Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness):
  • Prioritize content with good E-E-A-T to provide valuable and trustworthy information to our readers.

  • 3. Originality:
  • All content must be 100% original. Avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and refrain from publishing the same content on other sites.

  • 4. Pitch-Free:
  • We only publish pitch-free content. Avoid self-promotional pieces and maintain a focus on delivering valuable information.

  • 5. Post Length:
  • Articles should be a minimum of 1000 words, ensuring in-depth coverage of the chosen topic.

  • 6. Ownership:
  • Once published, DocuSend owns the article, and it may be modified or removed at any time.

  • 7. External Linking:
  • Limit external links to three per post. Ensure that links are relevant, lead to reputable sources with good domain authority, and follow HTTPS protocols.

  • 8. Images:
  • If images are included, ensure that they are high-quality and properly attributed. Only use images for which you have the right to share.

AI as an Aid, Not the Sole Creator

The DocuSend team is committed to delivering outstanding, first-rate, pertinent content on our website. As a gesture of gratitude to all guest bloggers who contribute excellent, human-written content, and to honor the talent of those who strive to offer quality material, we also prioritize accepting content that is highly relevant.

Below are key aspects that our audience expects to find in the guest blogs that we accept.

The Human Touch Is Vital. While AI can aid in content creation, it's essential that the writer carefully reviews and edits the text that AI generates to make sure the content is accurate, clear, contains actual helpful information or tips for the reader instead of generic AI-generated phrases, and aligns with Google's Search Quality Guidelines.

For example, you can use AI for research or to create an initial draft of your text with relevant structure and keywords. Then, it’s time for you to step in to verify facts, smooth out the writing style to make it more natural for humans, remove repetitive or unnecessary pieces, and customize your article to resonate effectively with the target audience.

Uniqueness Is Crucial. DocuSend craves fresh perspectives. Rather than merely rehashing the content that is already there on the internet, leverage AI to gather data and brainstorm ideas. Based on that, you can provide a unique analysis, share your own insightful perspective on the topic, or furnish practical tips for the readers.

Transparency Promotes Trust. Don't be afraid to discuss in your post how you used AI technologies to write. It helps you gain the audience's trust and shows your commitment to ethical practices. It’s OK to add a simple statement like "This post was written with the assistance of AI writing tools, but the information was carefully researched and edited to ensure accuracy,"

It’s important for us to keep our content top-notch; that’s why we have strict standards. Remember that it’s crucial that articles you submit have high quality and originality and demonstrate E-E-A-T principles: experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.

DocuSend Blog's Editorial Guidelines:

  • 1. Guest Blogging Principles:
  • DocuSend cannot guarantee blog placement, and all submissions undergo editorial review based on relevance, SEO viability, and audience fit.

  • 2. Quality Standards:
  • Submissions must meet our quality standards for acceptance.

  • 3. Ownership and Usage:
  • Published articles remain exclusively on the DocuSend Blog. Contributors are encouraged to share published content links but cannot republish the same content elsewhere.

  • 4. Content Decisions:
  • The blog team reserves the right to edit or modify content for update and optimization, include calls-to-action, use author photos, or remove posts.

  • 5. Essentials for Every Post:
  • DocuSend looks for original concepts, high-quality writing, and proper attribution of data. Posts should align with the blog's style and tone.

    • Fresh and innovative ideas, persuasive arguments, and exemplary writing. We refrain from republishing content available elsewhere.
    • Articles that resonate with the writing style and tone of our blog—informal yet informative, avoiding unnecessary jargon.
    • Appropriate acknowledgment of data, quotes, and external content cited in the article.
      • Note: All data should be current.
    • Limitations on promotional links: Only one link to your company's website within the post.
    • Inclusion of 2-3 relevant links to DocuSend blog posts in your submission.
    • 1 link to reputable sources with good domain authority and no spam score.
  • 6. Types of Posts Accepted:
  • DocuSend accepts Experiment/Analysis and Canonical posts that offer valuable insights and actionable takeaways.

  • 7. Types of Posts Not Accepted:
  • DocuSend does not accept content that duplicates existing blog topics, serves as a link-building scheme, is overly promotional, offensive, or inaccurate.

  • 8. Formatting Tips:
  • Follow formatting tips such as organizing content with headers, keeping paragraphs short, using lists, and including an introduction and conclusion.

  • 9. Submission Process:
  • Submit your blog post idea through our specified submission process. Send your piece to

By following these guidelines, you enhance your chances of contributing valuable content to DocuSend's blog. We look forward to your submissions!

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Maximizing Small Business Efficiency

Katherine Monestel is the SEO Coordinator for DocuSend and enjoys sharing ideas with small business owners and others involved in optimizing their websites. A trained educator and the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, she coordinates seminars on autism and asperger syndrome to support families and inform teachers.

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