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January 25, 2018

Vidyard Guest Blogging Guidelines and Post Submission

We are not currently accepting guest submissions for the Vidyard Blog.
Thank you for your interest. 

Thank you for your interest in writing for the Vidyard Blog. Vidyard is a video platform that helps businesses transform communications and drive more revenue through the strategic use of online video.

We help businesses connect with more viewers through interactive and personalized video experiences, access powerful data about their viewing audience, turn insights into action with enterprise integrations, and prove the impact of their video programs.

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Who is Vidyard’s Blog Audience?

The Vidyard blog exists to educate anyone who wants to use video for their business. Our ideal readers are sales reps or leaders, marketers, or anyone who wants to leverage video to be more productive in their role or organization at small, medium, and enterprise-level B2B organizations.

These organizations and areas of focus include, but aren’t limited to high tech or SaaS companies, financial services, human resources, real estate, post-secondary institutions, and more. To help explain our audience a little more, here are their most common challenges, needs, burning questions, and pain points:

  1. What are video marketing, video selling, and video for support?
  2. What video strategies will generate leads or convert prospects?
  3. How can small businesses get started with video on a budget?
  4. What goes into making great video content? What does video production look like?
  5. How can they get buy-in from others in their business for video?
  6. How can sales teams book more meetings and close more deals with video?
  7. How do they measure success and prove ROI of all of this?
  8. How can they make their video content more scalable, reusable, and personalized?

What Topics is Vidyard Looking For?

We are always looking for topics that help businesses do more with video—like learning how to create video content, use video throughout the sales cycle, skip meetings or use video for internal communication and collaboration, or establish a video marketing strategy.

Some of the top-performing topics for our blog are:

  • Why video: Why businesses need to adopt video across their teams
  • Video selling and prospecting: Why sales teams should be using video to book more meetings and close more deals
  • Video production: How to create great video content that doesn’t break the bank
  • Video marketing: How video is driving more demand, engagement, and revenue
  • Video for small business: How small businesses can use video on any budget to drive growth
  • Video for financial services: How today’s buyers are changing the way that traditional industries interact with prospects and customers and how video can help
  • Video for work: How to use async video to save time and be more productive in today’s work environment
  • Personalized communication: How personalization can help businesses make lasting connections with prospects and customers

For some more inspiration and insight, some of our top-performing blog posts are:

  1. How to Use Video for Sales to Crush Quotas
  2. Why Technology Will Be Essential in the Future of Work
  3. How to End Your Video with Action: Strong CTA Examples
  4. Video for Small Business: 7 Ways to Boost Your Brand [Examples]
  5. Video Email Marketing: How to Boost Your Sends with Video
  6. How Long Should Videos Be? The Ultimate Guide to Video Length

Use these top blog posts as guidelines for what types of topics/blogs resonate well with our audience, but please do not repeat these topics.

How Can I Increase the Chances of My Post Being Published?

We get a lot of blog submissions and only publish the best of the best. To help you increase the chances that we will accept your post, look at the tips below:

  1. Your copy is a minimum of 800 words (max. 2,000)
  2. Your blog post is formatted for readability
  3. Include headers, sub-headers, bullet points, list, images, etc
  4. Make sure your post has a clear point that is woven throughout
  5. Focus on educating the reader by providing actionable advice
  6. Include videos, images, graphics, and other rich media to illustrate your story (with sources)
  7. Include examples, metrics (with their sources), and quotes to support your post
  8. Include relevant keywords throughout your post in a natural way and optimize for SEO
  9. Link back to and clearly explain where you got data, metrics, quotes, and media

Finally, at the end of the day, a successful blog post needs to tell a good story. What is most important to us is engaging our audience and helping them do more with video across their business.

What We Won’t Accept

There are some things we, unfortunately, will not be able to publish:

  • Anything that has already been published
    • We cannot share a post that has already been published on another site or blog
  • Anything that’s been covered on our blog before
    • Please do a search of our site before submitting your post
  • Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme
    • Include no more than one link to your company’s website in the body of the post
  • Anything that’s overtly promotional for your organization
    • We focus on value and education, not features and product placements
  • Anything that is clearly someone else’s work
    • We will not accept or publish plagiarism of other authors’ or companies’ work
  • Anything that’s offensive, inaccurate, or overly critical of individuals and companies

How Do I Submit a Blog Post to Vidyard?

we are not currently accepting guest post submissions.

The Fine Print

The Fine Print

We are not obligated to publish your post, all blog posts must pass our editorial standards to qualify for publication. If your post is rejected, you are free to submit a new idea at a later time.

The Vidyard content team reserves the right to edit and adapt your blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Vidyard reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Vidyard content, including but not limited to email newsletters, reports, eBooks, and other downloadable content.

You are not allowed to republish your guest post to your company blog, Medium, LinkedIn, Facebook, or any other sites once published on the Vidyard blog due to the risk of a Google duplicate content penalty. You are allowed to share the link to your post.

Thank you for your interest in being a guest blogger.

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Hannah Cameron

Hannah Cameron

Hannah was a Content Marketing Manager at Vidyard. When she isn’t planning killer content or shooting fun videos, you’ll find her playing video games, binging true crime podcasts, or planning her next road trip!