There are two types of account that users can have which allow them to post to the main Adventurebods platform; contributors and authors.
If you are a blogger, a travel service provider or even just an adventurer who writes reasonably well, you can at least become a contributor, with posts appearing on the front page of the Adventurebods site. Then again it might be equally possible for you to be an author.
And then again, all you might want to do is casually post something about your latest adventure, and get it right on the first page. For this there is the activity stream in your personal profile, where you can rant and rave or upload media, visible to all members and providing you with the social interaction your adventures deserve.
Providing you have logged in, you will find your activity stream by hovering over your account name in the black toolbar at the top of the page.
But would-be contributors or authors read on.
All our members can post as a contributor on Adventurebods unless they have been barred from posting, but their posts will be initially held pending review before they become active. Contributors might be promotion-oriented people who wish primarily to promote their own sites or businesses and whose posts do not quite stand up as suitable for an author’s account.
Threats, offensive language and hate speech are not allowed on Adventurebods. Activity that does not abide by this could result in, hiding or demoting all posts from search results, returning to a pending review block, or account suspension.
There is a lot of license with the content that a contributor can post. As contributors your post can solely be made up of text geared to getting traffic to your own site. That is backlinks promoting your own posts on your own site or promoting travel propositions such as tours or packages or other material on your own site, linking there as required. Posts, however, still require a narrative or a story, random words or links are of little value to readers.
Posts should have a minimum of 300 words and the content must be relevant to adventure travellers although can be purely about your own experiences.
Images can include text overlays as you require. There must be a featured image. And images should have min height of 630 pixels and min width of 1200 pixels.
Do not plagiarize and do not duplicate.
Plagiarised content – content based on a few top-results at Google bolted together or individually rather than your own expertise/ experience – as well as duplicate posts or posts that are essentially saying the same thing as a previous post, will be arbitrarily removed and could result in removal of contributor rights.
Author accounts confer additional benefits and impact. Author’s posts have a high standard, respect best practices and are generally consistent with current SEO guidelines. An author will have usually been a contributor for a while but written posts in such a way that they would meet author scrutiny.
All of your authored posts should subscribe to the following standards. if you are wanting to post with both the author standard and with the less demanding contributor standard, it will be ok for you to create a second account. Perhaps with one as your business name and one for you the individual. You do not need special permission for this. Again, posts will be initially be held pending review until we know that your posts are going to meet the standards required. But the rules are a little more stringent.
Links in your posts
We accept do-follow links in your posts – yes, we want to give back in the backlink of course. But no, we do not accept posts that are written solely for the sake of backlinks – when you clearly have nothing to say. So: we will accept your links if they are relevant, bring value to our readers, and they are a natural, integral part of the text.
Your title must convey the topic and the scope of your post. It should be engaging and should be designed so that a reader can easily determine whether to read it.
Posts should have a minimum of 300 words. But your average word count per post should be a minimum of 1200 words. This will be assessed over at least the latest three posts.
The content must be relevant to adventure travellers, about a destination or activities undertaken whilst on adventurous holidays, it can be informative or purely about your own experiences. As said previously you can include backlinks, but the post should not have its focus on the benefit of reading a post externally, or be about a particular tour that you offer, or in promotion of a particular website. If it sounds like an advert it probably is an advert and is not acceptable. The content should be a storytelling exercise.
Images cannot include a text overlay. And images should have min height of 630 pixels and min width of 1200 pixels.
There must be a featured image. Because of the way the theme works your featured image is displayed at the head of the post when it is displayed, so should not appear again in the body of the post.
There should be 1 image that should appear early in the introduction of the post, and 1 per section or 1 per 200 words after that.
Do not plagiarize and do not duplicate.
Plagiarised content – content based on a few top-results at Google bolted together or individually rather than your own expertise/ experience – as well as duplicate posts or posts that are essentially saying the same thing as a previous post, will be arbitrarily removed and could result in removal of author and contributor rights.
So Join Us
Send me a message requesting to have your account type set to contributor or author. If you wish it to be the author type, except in exceptional circumstances you would already need to be a contributor, but in either case please affirm that you can meet the rules and outline what it is you wish to write about. You can make this request by messaging me here.