Guidelines – General
Listing your Attraction/Place to Visit, gives you exposure via our website www.visitingnortheastengland.co.uk and also via our various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+ You can list all about your business, your events, an original blog post and any promotions you have on the site. If your Attraction/Place to Visit has a regular blog, this can be RSS fed through our Twitter Platform.
By virtue of signing up as a member, you are automatically entered on our mailing list. We will send you:
- Updates and news about your membership
- Important Information about changes to your membership
- Regular news and articles from the blog.
If you do not wish to receive any particular publication, you are free to unsubscribe. However, we reserve the right to contact you about the management of your listing. We are not able to maintain membership accounts without the ability to contact you.
We will never share your email address. Nor will we send you spam. Our publications include relevant and timely information affecting Visiting North East England
Social Media Platforms
Your Listing Membership gives you exposure to several social media platforms. The level of exposure depends on your membership package.
Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110188738244589898490/110188738244589898490/posts
Guidelines – Getting your Attraction/Place To Visit Listed
We aim to develop a qualative, expert site which is a reliable and essential resource for people visiting the North East of England We have minimum standards for all listings.
Please follow the instructions on 1 – 6 on the submit or edit your listing pages We work on a traffic light system and all listings must score a “green light”. We may make minor, not substantial adjustments to gain a “green light” without having to refer back to you.
We will promote new listings randomly across our social media platforms upon sign up. Promotions, events and blogs are shared across our social media platforms.
New and revised listings are submitted for review by one of our team. In most circumstances we will review in 48 hours. Weekend submissions will be reviewed on a Monday. In busy or holiday times, listings will be reviewed within 5 days.
– NB – You must have created a profile and have it approved before you are able to upload a blog post.
Guidelines – Promoting Your Blog
In order for us to promote your blog, send an email with your RSS URL to email@example.com
We use RSS Feeds to post your blog across our twitter account: @VisitingNEUK. We reserve the right to refuse any overly promotional or inappropriate blogs.
NB – You must have created a profile and have it approved before you are able to upload an event.
Guidelines – Uploading an Event
Once logged into your main listing account, you are able to upload events, and submit them for approval. Simply Log in and naviate to the main menu. Hover over Events and the Sub Menu will appear “Post An Event”. Click on this menu and you can then upload your event(s).
To upload an event:
1.Log into the site with your username and password Login
2.From the menu, choose events and “add new”.
3.Enter the event details under the 4 tabs provided. Event Date and Time, Event Location Details, Event Cost and Tickets, and Organizer Contact Info. Event Date and Time is already open for you. Underneath that tab you can choose: All Day Event? and No End Time?. If your Event has a start and end time, you can choose those in the calendar below the tick boxes. You can also Choose to repeat your event, and if so, you can also choose to repeat it excluding certain dates in the tick boxes and calendar below.
4.Once you’ve completed the Event Date and Time tab, click on the Event Location Details tab. In that tab, there are two boxes to insert the venue name and the address. There are also two tick boxes to choose weather you want a Google map to show the location of your event, and whether you want to show coordinates.
5.After you have filled in the Event Location Details tab, click on the Event Cost and Tickets tab. In that tab, there are two boxes, one to insert the cost of the event, and another to insert a URL where people can buy tickets if necessary. Once you have filled in the Event Cost and Tickets tab, click on the Organizer Contact Info tab. In that tab there are four boxes, one to insert your full name, one to insert your telephone number, mobile or land line whichever suits you best, one to insert your email address, and one for an external URL (website etc.)
6.When you have filled in all four tabs, there is a text box underneath, you can write in that if you choose. In there you could add any additional information, and also repeat important details such as location, website etc.
7.Down the right hand side of the page there are four boxes. You will need to fill in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th box. The 2nd box is the category box, simply choose which category your event falls under, if your category isn’t there, simply send us an email, at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it for you. Enter four or five tags in the 3rd box which best describe your event. The 4th box is the featured image box. Click on set featured image, and choose the image which you would like to represent your event.
8.Once you are happy with your event, click submit for review in the 1st box on the right hand side, once we have reviewed, your event will be published.
Guidelines – Uploading an Original Blog Post
Once logged into your main listing account, you are able to upload original blog posts and submit them for approval. Simply Log in
and naviate to the main menu. Hover over Blog and the Sub Menu will appear “Submit A Blog Post”. Click on this menu and you can then upload your blog post(s).
Writing an Article – Guidelines
- Individual posts should run between 400 and 1000 words.
- Posts should be written in a clear, engaging and accessible first-person style that minimizes
jargon and buzz words.
- The most successful articles contain interesting perspectives and new ideas, “how to” and
experiences of the author.
- Articles should “add value” to the reader and give them some interesting information to
read and think about, and should not be overtly promotional.
- Your article should contain no more than two promotional
links. If more than 2 promotional links appear in the
article, then we will automatically invalidate links, or refuse publication.
- External links to interesting information for readers are accepted as long as they aren’t
- Your article should contain a keyword or key phrase. This keyword or key phrase will
describe your article in a nutshell
- Develop an engaging heading. Studies show that the most engaging headings are those
which are read most. Your heading must include your keyword or key phrase.
- Your article keyword or key phrase should appear 2 – 3 times for every 200 words.
- Include external link(s) to other useful information the reader might be interested in.
- An SEO checklist is available underneath the post, if you are familiar with this, please
complete, otherwise, the magazine team will optimise your post. We may make minor
changes which do not change the substance of the article, but will help the article more
likely be indexed by search engines.
- Please upload a featured image for your article. You must have the right to use the image
with your article, and therefore we ask that you credit the image with the original source. If
you do not upload an image, we will use one from our own stock
- You as the author are responsible for the content you post, meaning any facts, dates etc.
Should be correct and you should also spell check your article before submitting it.
- Although you as the author are responsible for the content you sent us, we have the final
say on headlines, illustrations and placement of the article. If necessary we also require
authors to confirm exclusive copyright, including the right to electronic distribution
To upload a Blog Post:
1.Log into the site with your username and password Login
Once logged in, you will see the dashboard on the right hand side of the screen. Click on Posts, and
then click on “Add New”. You will then be able to either type or paste your article into the relevant
fields. On the left hand side, you may choose your categories and tags. Further down you may set 4
your featured image. Once you are happy with the post simply click the button to your left “submit
for review”. Once your post has been reviewed we will either publish immediately or schedule for
publication in advance.