Submit An Article
The submission of articles to Detox & Cure is subject to specific criteria in their content and presentation.
In order to maintain a positive Reader experience on Detox & Cure, and preserve the reputation of Detox & Cure and the Detox & Cure Community, some housekeeping rules are required to be clearly stated.
Articles submitted for publishing on Detox & Cure must satisfy the requirements as listed below. All fields in the Article Submission Form below are mandatory. To assist you with the article submission process we have created a template Microsoft Word file which you can download from here.
Once completed, you can submit your article with any attached images through the “Submit My Article” link below.
Here you’ll find a detailed overview of content creation requirements to help you formulate your submission.
Detox & Cure will publish tutorial, guide, list, editorial, synopsis and research style articles containing original images, linked videos, gifs and other appropriate visual content.
All articles submitted must be (original) your own work.
Submissions of articles that are not original will not be published.
All submissions will be manually checked and must satisfy various plagiarism tests including but not limited to Copyscape premium and Small SEO Tools plagiarism checks. These processes can take some time when we have a backlog of submissions and your patience is appreciated.
When citing another person’s work, the original source of information such as paragraphs from other websites, must be highlighted as a “block quote” and have the source link cited to be accepted.
The proportion of quoted content to original content is not to exceed 5% of the submitted article content.
Off site links are shown as references which are provided in the form of numeric links within the body of the text and as a Reference Table at the bottom of the article.
An example of this can be found at https://www.detoxandcure.com/the-reality-of-stomach-acid-testing/.
Submissions that do not follow the “Title” – Author, Date [Source] format as shown above will not be published.
Ghost writers are permitted providing their contracted work is only used by you. If you feel that you don’t have the ability to write, you may hire writers through Fiverr, UpWork and similar sites for your articles.
It is your responsibility to proofread any work you contract through these services. Any work submitted to you by a ghost writer that does not meet the requirements included on this page will not be published.
Should an article submission be populated with grammar and/or spelling errors, it will not be published. We suggest you use a service such as Grammarly to assist with proof reading.
We will check this before publishing and are happy to make some amendments, however, we will not rewrite your content to meet the proofreading requirements.
All content submitted for publication on Detox & Cure as a Guest Post is by nature of the site directly attributed to the submitting Author. We will require you to provide information to help build out your Bio on Detox & Cure.
All content submitted for publication on Detox & Cure as Guest Posts will remain as published until such time that the submitting Author requests the removal of this content.
Content that has been commissioned by Detox & Cure will remain the property of Detox & Cure and handled at the discretion of Detox & Cure regardless of the Author attribution status.
Value and User Experience
An article submission to be published it is required to be something that is deemed to be of value to our Readers.
Content that is deemed to not be of value to our Readers will not be published. For example, if you intend to submit an article that is not related to the general theme of the site (e.g. automotive content, web design content, etc.) this will not be published.
Content that is shallow or superficial will not be published. Submissions are required to have a basis of substance.
The keyword density ratio we aim for is typically is between 0.5% and 1% (between 1 in 200 and 1 in 100 words per article). When you write your article submissions for humans you will improve the Reader’s experience, and therefore the likelihood of your articles being shared.
Avoid writing your submissions exclusively for search engines as this can detract from the Reader’s experience.
Article submissions that are stuffed with locations will not be permitted. Examples of location stuffing may include; Pizza Restaurant Sydney, Jewelry Shop Boston, Handyman Bombay.
Detox & Cure will not publish any press releases, targeted advertising or sales copy, or content that we deem to qualify as spam.
Linking to all sites including third party sources, ecommerce sites, social networks will be scrutinised. Links that are deemed to be not in the interests of protecting Detox & Cure, our Readers and Customers will be omitted.
Articles with content that is, or about the following will not be permitted:
- Pornography or similar
- Prostitution or similar
- Any advocacy against any individual(s) or group(s)
- Illegal conduct or behavior of any type
- Illegal substances or paraphernalia
Detox & Cure will only publish content that complements the site and is deemed to be of value to our Readers.
Derivative content, or content that has basically been rewritten to create multiple versions provides no value to the Reader. This practice will not be permitted and your articles will not be published.
Using article spinners for the purpose of churning out variations will not be tolerated. These types of articles do not read well, and often, make little to no sense at all.
Our rationale for this is that all too often derivative content consists of statements and claims that are inaccurate and/or have not had authoritative sources provided within them as reference points.
Link Types and Locations
Links are only permitted in the body of the article and are limited to internal links or legitimate references. Certain linking will not be permitted unless given express approval, such as affiliate links, and including URL shortening to affiliate links.
All links must be related to the content and not direct traffic to an unrelated source.
When it comes to embedding links, in your copy do not request the reader to ‘visit’ or ‘click on’ your links. Any such calls to action will result in your submission be edited or disapproved.
Please ensure that you use suitable anchor text that will add value to the visitor and taken them to content that is relevant.
Self-promoting links are permitted in anchor text within the body of your article. These are limited to one per article submission and must adhere to all statements made in this guide about linking to external sources. If your self-promoting link points to a page that lacks suitable references for information provided, or is not appropriate, it will be omitted.
Do not post plain URLs on their own such as “www.detoxandcure.com” in your submission. The only time when a plain URL will be permitted is when referencing an information source for content that is provided in block quotes as detailed above. Ensure that the links point to the relevant pages to support a good Reader experience.
Links to sites that are higher authority such as PubMed, Huffington Post, Science Direct, Research Gate, etc. are permitted and encouraged as these authoritative sources can improve the visibility of your article to search engines, and they frequently take the reader to reputable sources of information.
Where you are citing an editorial, you will need to verify that the content within the editorial that you are citing is true and accurate. If the editorial does not provide references to support the content they have published, we would encourage you to seek another source to reference.
We check all links submitted to ensure they comply with these conditions. Should the content of a page you are referencing be changed after submission, or a link be redirected to a non-conforming page, your submissions will be edited at our discretion to maintain a good user experience.
From time to time the owners of other websites may edit, move or delete content. If you become aware of this, please let us know so the correct link can be inserted.
We regularly check on page and off page links and make an active effort to ensure that these are not broken.
Only English article submissions and links to English language sites will be permitted at this time. We currently don’t have the capacity to accept submissions or links to sites in other languages.
You must choose an appropriate topic (tag) that best reflects the content of your article. This selection is made in the last section of the Google Form linked to by the “Submit My Article” button.
In the event that you believe that there is not an appropriate topic, a request to include a topic can be made by adding a note to the bottom of your submission for the topic requested.
If the topic request is approved your article will be included in this topic. Where the topic request is not aligned with the site, this request for a topic will not be approved and a topic will be chosen for you.
Your submissions must have a featured image which is to be a minimum of 800 by 450 pixels.
Images must be of a suitable clarity that they do not appear grainy, pixelated, or distorted.
Images are to be attached along with the submitted content and named as “Image 1” “Image 2” etc.
You are permitted to provide links to embed content such as video, gifs, tweets, pins, posts or images. These must comply with all of the requirements stated above.
Where files are being uploaded to Detox & Cure they will be scanned by software for viruses, malware, etc. Any issues detected with files will result in the files not being opened and the content will not be published. The format for uploading files is:
- Text – Google Docs
- Images – JPG
- Videos – Hyperlinked to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
Formatting and Styling
- The first letter of each word (excluding function words like in, and, on, for, it, etc.) within your title must be capitalised, e.g. “The Truth About Fluoride in Water”.
- Titles are not to include any email addresses, Author’s names, or URLs
- HTML tags will not be permitted in the title
- Articles must contain a minimum of 600 words. Duplicate content within the body to achieve the minimum word count will not be permitted. This will result in your article being rejected.
- HTML tags permitted in the body include; b, i, u, p, strong, ul, ol, li, h2, h3, h4, h5, p, img.
- Hard line breaks used too frequently within the body will not be permitted. Hard line breaks are only permitted with small lists.
- Your body must be appropriately formatted with paragraphs. This is intended to make it easier for the Reader to enjoy and improve their on page experience. Ensure that you use white space appropriately between paragraphs. Submitting a big block of unformatted text in your article will result in your request being rejected.
- Your submission is not to contain names, email addresses, or any other such contact information.
- The title of your submission is not to be repeated in the body of your content. For example; if your title is “16 Refreshing Green Smoothies To Quench Your Summer Thirst” and your keyword is “Refreshing Green Smoothies” using the keyword in the body is ok. Repeating the full title is not acceptable.
- All text is to be aligned left. This can be completed with the following keyboard shortcuts used on selected text:
- CTRL + L for Windows and Linux, and
- Command + Shift + [ for Apple.
- All bullet and numeric points are to be presented with the opening word capitalised, with no commas or full stops (periods) on their tails. Where commas or full stops (periods) are permitted is as shown below. All bullet and numeric points are to be preceded with a colon in the proceeding sentence as:
- This is point one in the series
- This is point two in the series, and
- This is point three in the series.
- Bullet and numeric points are permitted to cascade to allow for sub-sets of information as long as they adhere to the rule above. For example:
- This is point one in the series
- This is point two in the series
- This is sub-set one in the series
- This is sub-point two in the series, and
- This is point three in the series.
More information about our Writing Style Guide can be found here.
- Your nom de plume, or pen name, must be that of a natural person. Company names or keyword as a pen name will not be permitted.
- Your profile picture is to be a clear picture of you, not a company logo.
- The most suitable image size for your profile is 800 by 800 pixels
- Profile pages parked for the purpose of backlinking without submitting articles will be deleted. Checks are completed on all profiles to ensure the community consists of writers who are publishing content for legitimate purposes.
- Any images you use on Detox & Cure must be original images that you have full usage rights to.
- Optimal image dimensions for the featured image is a minimum of 1000px by 600px. If your images are larger than this our system will crop the images to a suitable size. To avoid losing aspects of the image that are important or required, you can use tools like BeFunky, Picmonkey, PhotoShop, or Canva to make the required adjustments before submitting.
- Where images have been sourced through channels such as Pixabay or Google and are creative commons or royalty free, regardless of having been purchased or sourced otherwise, these will not be published. Google offers a reverse image search where you can check to see if the image you are submitting has been used elsewhere. Other services such as TinEye are also effective.
- JPG images only will be accepted at this stage.
- Self-promotion marks on the image will not be permitted, for example; using the name of your company or website, or logo(s).