The STACK Expert Contributor Program uses the Skyword platform to make contributing to STACK as easy and efficient as possible. By writing your STACK articles on the Skyword platform, you’ll:
No, your email address does not have to be linked to Paypal. Skyword uses the same sign-up process for all of their programs, some of which have a Paypal component. Just enter your preferred email address into this field.
These are topics that have been pre-approved by the STACK editorial team because they are both relevant to our audience and search engine friendly. Articles based on topics from this list usually get published the quickest.
You have two weeks to complete an assignment that you have claimed. Because of this, we ask that you don’t claim an assignment until you’re ready to write the article. If something comes up and you need a little more time, let your STACK editor know and something will be worked out.
This is a topic that a STACK editor has developed just for you to write. Such assignments appear directly above the open assignment list. Assignments must be claimed within 48 hours of receipt or they expire. If something comes up and you need a little more time, let your STACK editor know and something will be worked out.
You can submit a proposal at the bottom of the Open Topics section. Please allow 24 hours for the STACK team to evaluate your proposal.
The SEO scorecard is designed to help you write articles that have a strong chance of earning traffic from search engines. If you fail the test, take the feedback into consideration and rework your article. One of the most common reasons for failing the SEO scorecard is not including the exact keyword phrase in the title. If you failed the scorecard, the first thing you should do is make sure the title includes the full topic phrase in the order it’s written. For example, if “arm exercises for women” is the key phrase, “Five Women’s Arm Exercises” is a title that would fail, while “Five Arm Exercises for Women” would pass.
The SEO scorecard should be used as a guide and not a set of rules. Sometimes fully optimized articles fail because the author didn’t use words in the exact order and tense used for the target keyword. For example, Skyword doesn’t give credit for “arm exercise” if the keyword is plural, whereas search engines would. If you believe your article won’t make sense if it uses the full, exact keyword, submit it with a note to the STACK editor, and it can be changed back during the editing process.
Simply drag a picture from a Web page to your post. If you want to include a photo that isn’t online, send it in an email to your STACK editor. For video, it's easiest to insert YouTube links in your article. Your STACK editor will insert the necessary code. Please coordinate with your STACK editor if you have video that is not available on YouTube.
When Skyword says that an article has been “published,” it just means that the article has left its system. Many times, these articles are scheduled to go live on the STACK website some time later. Once the post goes live on the STACK site, the link should work.
To remain an active STACK Contributor, you must submit at least one article per month, and we must publish at least 75% of what you submit. Articles are approved or rejected based on content quality and readability. Click here for more information on STACK’s writing guidelines to ensure your articles meet our standards.