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Become a Writer for one of Medium’s Biggest Publications to Rank on Page One on Google

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Get to know Medium’s Top 10 publications and how to become a writer.

In November, I was accepted as a writer in the Medium publication Better Marketing with 117K followers.

I had offered them a piece in the summer but they rejected it.

Well, rejection is part of the online writing game so I failed, and…

…finally won by getting featured a few weeks back.

To date, I have published six stories with Better Marketing and just found out that one of my stories ranks on page one on Google together with my YouTube video.

The power of Medium’s Top publications — proof:

Here’s my story How To Use Substack’s New Chat Feature in Better Marketing on page 1 on Google and…

my YouTube video about the new feature right after Substack’s own videos:

What you need to know about Medium as a brand on the internet

Medium is a well-known brand with millions of users.

It has about 725,000 paid Medium members.

As of November 2022, it’s one of the 377 most visited websites on the internet.

It has 145M views.

The advantages of Medium vs. a personal WordPress blog

I once had a personal blog and you may also have experienced this it’s really tough to get traffic on your page.

There’s a metric that you have to keep in mind when you start blogging. It’s the so-called Domain Authority (DA).

This is the search engine ranking score.

It predicts how likely it is that a website is ranked in search engine result pages.

If you start your own blog, your blog will always get a DA of one. Only one.

Medium as a well-established brand has a Domain Authority of 95.

MOZ Free Domain Authority Checker

For Google, Medium is a trustworthy source

This means it’s on the level of mega brands such as Facebook and Amazon with a DA of 96.

Competitors in the blogging ecosystem such as Newsbreak, Telfeed, Simily, or Vocal can’t compete with Medium in regard to their search engine ranking score.

When you write on Medium your stories are more likely to rank on page one than on any other blogging platform!

Medium’s Top 10 active Publications

If you feel like an outcast, an imposter, or like someone who just doesn’t belong when it comes to getting published in bigger publications…

…you’re not alone.

I can feel you and I was where you are now 24 months ago.

Fast forward to today, I’m deeply committed to supporting new writers who want to transform their life.

Top 10 publications on Medium — (ranked 10 to 1)

Here’s a list of the Top 10 publications on Medium — from 10 to 1.

Additionally, you’ll find the Submission Guidelines and the Submissions Form to become a writer for the publication of your dreams.

10 Invisible Illness — 53K followers

Invisible Illness

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the form.

9 Illumination (62K)

Illumination

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the form.

8 Better Marketing (117K)

Better Marketing

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the form.

7 Mind Cafe — (138K)

Mind Cafe

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the form.

6 Better Programming (210K)

Better Programming

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the submission form.

5 Entrepreneur’s Handbook (222K)

Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the submission form.

4 The Writing Cooperative (242k)

The Writing Cooperative

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the submission form.

3 Better Humans — (391K)

Better Humans

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-length.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out this form.

2 Towards Data Science (636K followers)

Towards Data Science

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-length.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out this form.

1 Start it up — The leading pub with 760K followers

Start it up

Submission Guidelines: Click here to read the Submission Guidelines in full-lenght.

Application: Once you have a draft ready to be published, fill out the form.

Learn more about the Top 10 publications and what type of stories they are publishing:

Top 3 Tips to get published in one of Medium’s Top Publications

  • 1 Read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly to know EXACTLY which types of articles the publication of your dreams does accept and how to properly format your story.
  • 2 Read a lot of articles of the Top Publication of your dreams before you write your draft and submit it to the publication.
  • 3 Write a nice email or leave a nice comment when you fill in the form to get accepted as a writer, leave a nice comment and a private note once you submit a piece.

Bottom line

It’s smart to apply to become a writer for one of Medium’s biggest publications.

One of the reasons is that you can rank on page one on Google, and get more eyeballs on your content, earn more and hopefully even win referred members

Another great advantage is that Tony Stubblebine dropped the bombshell and explained a few days ago that trustworthy, high-quality publications will get a “boost access” to boost stories they really like.

If they pick your story, it will get seen and read more and your revenue will increase!

That’s why it’s the perfect time to test the water and apply to become a writer for a bigger publication.

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