If you are interested in writing for YEG Fitness, you've come to the right place.
YEG Fitness features local stories of Edmonton area businesses. We try to put a local spin on news stories and activities. We keep our reader informed about current fitness related stories and events and we love featuring articles written by local fitness and health professionals.
Please look over our writer's guidelines below. We welcome new writers but obviously prefer to use those with previous journalism/writing experience. Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to working with you.
To pitch a story idea or submit a feature for YEG Fitness, contact us here. For more information on what we're looking for, read below.
With a monthly reach of more than 120,000 unique national and international visitors and growing, YEG Fitness features daily, web-exclusive content.
For pitches, include a summary describing the article idea, an approximate length and date it could be finished.
We prefer submissions as Word attachments. Your name, photo and one- to two-sentence bio should be included with your submission. Submissions to the website are on a donation basis (byline and bio are compensation). Articles are automatically archived. Please double-check spelling and grammar before submitting. All articles will be edited for length, grammar, content, style and tone.
Note: We suggest you check out several issues of YEG Fitness before submitting an article query. Back issues are available in the Archives section.
If the purpose of your article submission is to create awareness for your website or to sell a product or service, that is called an advertisement and is considered a sponsored post. We do accept sponsored posts with up to 2 link backs in the article at a rate of $50/post which includes social media mentions. Articles submitted with links directing to another website will be declined unless this option is chosen as the article is now considered a sponsored link or advertisement.
If you are submitting images for us to include, please ensure you are authorized and have permission to use those images and share them with us. We require at least one landscape image (1200x800 px ratio) to use for the post.
We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but be aware we are sometimes inundated. If you have not heard back from us after 4-6 weeks, please assume we will not be able to use your idea or submission.
We do not link sponsored posts to gaming, steroid/performance enhancing drug or adult themed sites. We check all content for accuracy and links to ensure they feature scientifically sound content. We can not be help liable however for article content and the sole responsibility of the content regarding errors or omissions lies with the author of the piece.
All links on YEG Fitness that stem from an advertisement or sponsored conversation will have a “nofollow” attribute added.
In order to follow Google’s guidelines, and preserve the integrity of links on our site, we're required to add a “nofollow” attribute to any sponsored link’s anchor tag.
We want to reiterate that our only reason for doing so is to comply with the rules set out by Google. We wish that we did not have to “nofollow” any link ever, however Google sets the rules and to protect your sites and mine, we must adhere to this guideline.
“Search engine guidelines require machine-readable disclosure of paid links in the same way that consumers online and offline appreciate disclosure of paid relationships.”
Google’s position on Paid Links:
“Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results.
“Not all paid links violate our guidelines. Buying and selling links is a normal part of the economy of the web when done for advertising purposes, and not for manipulation of search results. Links purchased for advertising should be designated as such. This can be done in several ways, such as:
* Adding a rel=”nofollow” attribute to the anchor tag
* Redirecting the links to an intermediate page that is blocked from search engines with a robots.txt file”