Seven top publications suffered double-digit drops in audience from May 2021 to May 2022, according to data from digital intelligence firm Similarweb.
After becoming a VentureBeat freelancer last month, Tim Keary wrote 41 stories in 42 days. With rare exception, the articles focused either on a product announcement or a funding round. Dozens of companies saw their news covered thoroughly — in a context useful to buyers.
You won’t see better contributed content than this piece posted last month on VentureBeat. Written by Gusto CTO and co-founder Eddie Kim, the piece is true thought leadership. It plants the flag and, even better, busts a myth.
You send us lots of rejected contributed content, asking what went wrong. Sometimes we can spot a path forward, but it’s heartbreaking to hear that “the client wants it written this way” or “this has already been approved.” That’s why this week we studied nine sets of contributed content guidelines from top edit targets and packaged what we think is their most valuable advice.
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