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Guidelines for submitting articles

Thank you for your interest in contributing to WoofAdvisor.com.

Our goals are to be an advocate for Pet Lovers travelling with their Pets.

Our tag line is "Pet Travel. For Pet Lovers."

Our goal is to help make travelling with Pets easy and fun so everything we include on the site must promote this goal by providing useful, relevant, independent, trustworthy information on any of the following:

  • Destinations
  • Accommodation
  • Services
  • Amenities
  • Groups
  • Rescues / Charities.

Articles by experienced travellers / Guest posting provides an opportunity for members of our community and visitors to our site to share their experiences. We welcome stories of your personal experiences of traveling with your pets, regardless of whether it's in your own local area or something more long distance.

WoofAdvisor prides itself on providing high quality, informative, entertaining, enlightening, unique articles and research about all of the above and – most importantly - experiences.

What we want: Thanks but no fluff, standard guidebook descriptions, (self) promotional hype; just honest, accurate, well-written, relevant, articles and destination guides that speak directly to our community of caring, devoted pet lovers.

We all know how important images are becoming so please include your photo galleries to give us lots of choices.

People read websites differently to printed material - they scan websites, sub headings etc., and pick out what's of interest, so short paragraphs, a good heading + plenty of subheadings, interspersed with photos with good captions all make for easier reading and more engaged readers. 

The types of locations we are interested in are those that are accessible to most travellers, not just the wealthy, explorers, or extreme anything – remember we are catering for people travelling with their pets!

Topics
Practical advice, Do's and Don'ts and How-to's are great.

Posts that highlight pet friendly activities or take a detailed look at one location are especially popular.

How long?
Ideally articles will be from 500 words upwards.  Very long articles may be published in stages.

Guidelines / Suggestions for your Article / Post
Length of Post
Ideally posts should be between 500 – 750 words.

Format
Content can be submitted Word or plain text format.

It's very helpful if you could follow these points when submitting your post to us:

Links
If it's there for self-interest, leave it out, otherwise we may remove it or not publish the post in the first case.

If it genuinely helps make traveling easier for our members, by all means leave it in.

Link URLs should be in brackets within the post, following immediately after the anchor text.

Indicate where you'd like images to be placed, and provide appropriate captions.

Subheadings make for much easier reading – also Bold any subheadings so they are easy to spot.

Images
Please include a couple of images, especially ones that include pets.

Images can be of any size, but the maximum width of photos on the blog is 540 pixels.

It's totally your responsibility to ensure all images submitted by you have proper attribution and do not infringe on any copyright.

Please submit images as separate files in your email, or send us a link to where we can download them. Please don't submit images by pasting them into the post document.

Editing
We edit all the posts that appear on WoofAdvisor, mainly renaming titles, reworking openings or conclusions, adding links, or correcting grammar / spelling. Please don't be offended, we're just trying to make every post we publish as successful as possible. Our goal is the same as yours - to get a post that hits the mark with our members and visitors.

Credits / Byline for Articles / Guest Posts on WoofAdvisor
We appreciate you sharing with our WoofAdvisor community and we're more than happy to help promote you in return. Please note that we do not publish sponsored posts, and do not link to business websites from guest posts.

Please make sure to provide us with your byline - a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do – which will appear at the bottom of your post. Feel free to include up to two links to your personal blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter profile, or your Google+ page.

We'll include a short introduction that will include your main link, which will appear at the top of the post.

Please note: Commercial Links / Links to business websites are not permitted and will be removed.

Exclusivity
We ask that the posts you submit to us are written exclusively for use by us. While you're more than welcome to write on the same topic, our hope is that duplicates of posts that appear on WoofAdvisor don't appear elsewhere.

We reserve the right to decline to use your post because of quality, relevance of the topic, or because we've recently posted on the same subject.