How To Become a Guest Contributor

At Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, we offer a number of opportunities for industry members to share the benefit of their experience through contributed guest content on a wide variety of topics related to search & digital marketing.

Contributor Requirements

Contributors must provide a minimum of three contributed pieces for standalone features and how-to articles over the course of 3-6 months. Exceptions may be made for very unique content written by a renowned expert on a particular important topic.

Contributors assigned to specific ongoing columns are expected to commit to writing monthly on that same topic for at least 6 to 12 months, and must meet deadlines consistently to maintain their assigned slot, or it may be assigned to another person. Topic fatigue does happen, and on occasion, we will attempt to move columnists around to renew the creative juices.

Full disclosure of agency / client / partner relationships is required at all times, and our editors reserve the right to remove self-promotional content and links, as well as make significant edits to content and headlines.

All accepted contributors must agree to provide original content, with exclusive rights granted to Third Door Media for a period of TWO years.

If accepted as a contributor, you will receive writer guidelines and instructions, as well as a formal writer agreement to execute before any content is published on our properties.

Link to public LinkedIn profile is acceptable.

Our audience appreciates highly actionable content which can be immediately applied to their own online marketing strategies. We are mainly looking for:

  • Tactical advice and tips
  • How-tos and step-by-step guides
  • Case studies
  • Thought-leadership pieces about the future of the industry and marketers' roles
  • CMO-level strategic pieces about running a marketing organization
Tell us about your primary area of expertise and what you'd like to write about. Please include specific column ideas and links to previous examples of your writing.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of contributor applications, you may not receive a response. All applications are kept on file and we may contact you in the future if we do not have an available slot for your contributions now.