Editorial Guidelines: Ethics, Advertising, and More

We’re a team of experienced writers and editors who obsessively scour the retail landscape (both online and off) to find the best products for your life. Apart from being experts in our fields, we’re consumers too — and we personally have a passion for products and services that make your life easier.

It is our mission to help our readers make the best purchase decisions—it’s that simple.

What We Do

We exhaustively research and recommend a broad range of products and ultimately make a curated list of recommendations from experienced, tech-savvy experts with subject-matter expertise in every product category we cover.

After we publish an article, we don’t just forget about it. We have a dedicated team that continually reviews and updates existing content on GeeksModo to keep it fresh, accurate, and helpful. We have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to the latest products and services, from accessories for your Apple devices to apps that improve your lifestyle and more. Our recommended products run the gamut from budget to splurge-worthy, and we’re not loyal to any one specific retailer or brand. We make it a point to source recommendations from reliable companies who deliver exemplary customer service, so you can have the best shopping experience.

We also know how frustrating it is to scour the internet to find a product only to add it to your cart and see that it’s out of stock, so we try to mitigate this by having dedicated editors check availability on a daily basis to provide you with a seamless user experience possible.

Why You Should Trust Us

Our reviews tend to be as objective as possible. we take it as our responsibility to test things out ourselves before something goes live on our site. Our tech experts brings in-depth research, hands-on experience, and decades of knowledge to everything we write. We want our word to count for something. This is why you can take us at our word and measure us by it. When we make mistakes, we own up to them and will take all measures to correct them. If we are on the right, we will always stand by our word. As simple as that.

Our team never lets sales people, retailer, or anyone else influence the content itself or interfere with its editorial integrity. Instead, we do the heavy lifting ourselves by tapping into our army of experts and testers to help you make smarter purchases—and to avoid that dreaded buyer’s remorse.

Advertising and sponsored content

Advertising and sponsored content are an integral part of GeeksModo. They help us to support free access to our content and rankings and allows reputable businesses to appeal to our audience. That said, we understand the importance of integrating advertising on our site in a way that will not interfere with your experience as a user.

We may make a commission when audience on our site click a link to purchase or get more information about a product. However, we provide these tools for the convenience of our users and they in no way affect our editorial independence. The development and placement of these tools is driven by teams outside of the editorial staff. Moreover, all advertising on GeeksModo is positioned strategically to ensure a seamless user experience on our platform.

GeeksModo does not sell consumer data to advertisers and adheres to the following Privacy Policy.

Publishing Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to provide our readers with the best possible experience for timely and useful information on Apple news, how-tos, reviews, troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more.

Quality:

• While we require a high standard for all our content, we are particularly strict with our News content which must adhere to traditional journalistic values of original reporting and honest attribution.

• We are a leading authority in regards to Apple and tech culture. Since our articles can affect the perspective of millions, it’s important that our writers have a deep understanding of Apple, the communication industry, emerging technologies, mobile apps, etc.

• Own what you submit. We require transparency from our authors. Please include your full name, contact information, and accurate information on your sources. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

• Proficiency in the English language is an absolute must. We require flawless grammar and well-structured writing.

Plagiarism

Fabrication of any extent is unacceptable. It violates the trust of our audience. Plagiarism occurs when a portion of text is cut and pasted from another article, without citing where the text originally came from. It is not acceptable to merely make minor modifications to another publication’s wording or to duplicate its story structure. Our editorial staff make every effort to check each post draft for plagiarism. If they detect either plagiarism or copyright infringement, your post will be rejected without an opportunity for editing.

Format:

We require article submissions as Microsoft Word documents. Please submit your document in as “plain text” as possible. Do not submit HTML, PDFs or otherwise. Formatting exceptions include bold text, hyperlinks, and text underlines.

Taste and Tone:

In tech culture, opinions can be controversial and stubborn. Therefore we must weigh content as possibly offensive or biased. While we focus on Apple, we admire Apple’s competition and provide unbiased information. Your writing voice must be unbiased and factual to coincide with our philosophy. Absolutely no articles with profanity will be considered for publication.

Corrections and Clarifications:

If an article you wrote needs to be updated, please contact us at info@geeksmodo.com to have your article updated with new information, clarifying unclear information, or publishing an article.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or opinions you’d like to share with us, please feel free to email us at info@geeksmodo.com

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