Guest Posting on The Local Tourist


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Guest Posting on The Local Tourist

The Local Tourist accepts guests posts. Each submitted guest post is evaluated based on content, relevance, and readability. If your post is approved by our editors it could appear on our News section and on our home page as one of our featured news items. It could also be posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. In return, we ask that you share with your social media networks as well.

Why should I guest post on The Local Tourist?

Because we rock! Seriously, though...not only do we have excellent Google rankings, your post will also be shared to our 25,000+ Twitter followers @thelocaltourist and we'll be sure to tag you. We may also elect to share your post on our Instagram account, too (so make sure you have an awesome photo)!

What types of posts do you accept?

We're looking for three types of posts:

  1. Mini-city guides to anywhere! These can be suggested itineraries, dining guides, eat/play/stay round-ups, etc. Reviews of individual attractions, restaurants, and accommodations will not be considered unless they're in one of our existing city sites.
  2. Travel Tips. Do you have outstanding travel tips? Share them on The Local Tourist!
  3. Posts that are specific to Chicago, San Diego, or Milwaukee. These could be individual restaurant, attraction, or accommodation reviews; round-ups; suggested itineraries; highlighted people and/or businesses, etc. If selected, these posts will appear on the individual city subdomains as well as on the main domain.

What types of posts are not allowed?

Please do not submit any posts with affiliate links or those that have been sponsored in any way, including with free product and/or travel*. We post those ourselves (with the proper FTC disclaimer, of course!) and any guest posts are strictly editorial. Any user who attempts to post sponsored or affiliate content will be banned.

*An exception would be if you've gone on a FAM trip and already posted about the experience on your own site.

Do you accept duplicate content?

While original content is preferred, we DO accept duplicate content. We'll post a link at the bottom of your post stating "This was originally posted on {insert your domain here}."

Do you accept sponsored posts?

The Local Tourist accepts occasional sponsored guests posts from advertisers and businesses looking to increase their reach through content directed at our targeted audience. Full disclosure is provided and links are no-follow. Because a sponsored guest post takes advantage of our built-in audience, our vast social media reach, and our history of Google rankings, pricing is $195. Submit your post below, and if it is accepted you will be sent a link to provide payment. Payment must be received prior to publication!

Do you have an author box?

Yes. It's pulled from your TLT profile, so be sure to add a good photo and include a brief bio in the Signature field. If these two aren't filled out, we won't be able to publish your post.

How will I know if my post is published?

If we can use your post we'll send you an email letting you know and will provide the publication date. We'll also send you the URL so you can schedule your social media shares.

I want to contribute regularly. Do I have to fill out this form each time?

So you want to be a regular contributor, with all the coolness and perqs that come with it? Great! Please fill out our TLTeam application!

I can't see the form - how do I apply?

You must be a registered user and logged in to submit your application. When you register you'll receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in the message you receive and then return to this form.

More questions? Contact us!

Thanks for considering TLT!

PR Companies: if you would like to submit a post for your clients please apply to our "From The Source" program.