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How to Submit a Guest Post

How to Submit a Guest Post

How to Submit a Guest Post: 2016So you want to write for Shopify’s Web Design and Development Blog? Well, you’re in the right place!

We empower freelancers and agencies in the web design industry by providing insight, advice, and educational resources for growing their businesses.

We publish four to five long-form articles per week, which are authored by Shopify staff, Shopify Partners, and industry experts.

If you'd like to guest post on the Web Design and Development Blog, please read this page before sending in your pitch. We will not consider submissions that do not follow our guidelines. 

Content standards

In order for an article to be considered for publication on the blog, it must meet the following standards:

  • It must be written for web designers, web and app developers, marketers, ecommerce consultants, and other creative professionals in the ecommerce industry. It should aim to help our audience grow their business, deepen their technical skills, or inspire their work.
  • The article cannot be an advertisement for a service, brand, or product, nor can it be self-servingly promotional. Articles should attempt to present a balanced, well-rounded, and unbiased appraisal of a particular topic or technique.
  • The article should be technically specific, highly detailed, and provide lasting value to our primary audience. A great piece of content offers actionable advice, step-by-step instructions, checklists, or code snippets.
  • The article must be well-researched and fully supported. A great article features numerous case studies or examples; numbers, metrics, and other statistical measurements of success; and links to reputable sources.
  • Content should be timely or address current industry trends.

  • Shopify owns the rights to any and all content published on its platform. Shopify reserves the right to repurpose, republish, update, or remove contributed content at any time.

Here are some examples of quality content:

Guest Post Guidelines

  • We only consider original content. Posts cannot have appeared or been published elsewhere.
  • Use the search box on the blog to make sure we haven't covered your topic already. Your guest post should fill a gap in our content, or present a unique angle on an already covered topic.
  • Articles can range from 1,000 to 3,000 words in length.
  • Consider what visual elements you might include with your post. We expect all submissions to include photos, graphics, and screenshots.
  • Read a few posts on the blog to get a feel for the voice and tone we use.
  • There are over 300,000 entrepreneurs powering their businesses with Shopify. If you're looking for a business to feature or use as an example in your guest post, please remember that we prefer to give the spotlight to one of our own merchants.

We reserve the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, as well as update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness. We also reserve the right to include calls-to-action to Shopify content, including but not limited to email newsletters, guides, and other downloadable content.


Have an idea for an article? Click the button below to send your pitch to the Web Design and Development Blog team.

Note: Due to the volume of requests we receive, we will not respond to unsuccessful submissions. If you don't hear back from us within two weeks, feel free to publish your guest post elsewhere.

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Principles of Product Design: Learn Fast, Guess Less

Principles of Product Design: Learn Fast, Guess Less

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Recently, we sat down with Aarron Walter — VP of Design Education at InVision and author of A Book Apart’s Designing for Emotion — for a Shopify Partner Session webinar. 

In his presentation, Aarron discussed seven actionable principles of product design that he’s learned over the years of working for, and observing, Fortune 500 companies. We’ve decided to deep dive into the first principle — guess less — to help you gather and analyze the feedback you need to be more successful in your designing endeavors.

In this article, you'll learn:

  • What "guess less" means in the context of product design
  • How you can implement a "guess less" workflow in your day-to-day design process
  • Which tools you should be using to help your business guess less

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How to Host a Meetup

How to Host a Meetup

Shopify-focused events organized by partners are popping up all over the world. There are a lot of reasons why a partner might want to host a meetup, but sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly how to plan, organize, and execute a successful event.

To help you prepare, here are some insights and tips for hosting a killer Shopify meetup.

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4 Common SEO Myths and Tips to Avoid Them

4 Common SEO Myths and Tips to Avoid Them

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Some people think search engine optimization (SEO) is based on magical, hard-to-understand algorithms. They think the only way to succeed in SEO is to either hire an agency to do it for them, or to use black-hat methods like keyword stuffing, scraping, or cloaking.

With this in mind, we have selected the top four SEO myths that tend to trip marketers up. In this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to improve your search engine ranking using content, keywords, collaborations, and domain names
  • Why building an optimization process that works for the long-term is essential
  • The importance of providing value to your target audience

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Design Psychology: 12 Ways to Convert Users into Buyers

Design Psychology: 12 Ways to Convert Users into Buyers

design psychology

Applying design psychology is a powerful tool to convert more customers. It's vital to understand the effects of the psychological techniques you apply to your designs, otherwise you can end up frustrating users and inadvertently send them to the competition.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to apply design psychology knowledge to product and user interface design
  • How to streamline the UX in a checkout experience and create more sales
  • Design tips to avoid customer confusion and guide customers towards their goal

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