fter exclusively publishing only Iot-Inc original content since our launch, we are now opening up our website to publish the work of others. If you’re an expert in the Internet of Things and you want to reach your potential customers and partners, Iot-Inc may be a great fit for you.
If you want to reach, and possibly influence the decision makers in IoT, check out our FAQ below to see if Iot-Inc is the right publishing platform for you. If you qualify, email us with your personal details and article idea to get started.
This is a free service.
Note: Contributor articles are to establish thought leadership, not to highlight your company or its products. Articles must teach, not sell. If you would like to write about your company and its products and services, our content marketing services may be right for you.
Iot-Inc is unique in at least three ways:
To maintain the high quality standard established by Iot-Inc, each article is reviewed, potentially edited and approved by publisher, Bruce Sinclair
Use our article proposal form to outline your experience and the article idea. If you’re qualified and the article meets our guidelines, you will be sent instructions on how to submit your article and supporting information.
You are qualified if you have unique knowledge, a point of view or an insight to share about IoT, and if you are working or have worked in the industry. Your article must be original and written by you. We have had over a hundred Expert Guests published – take a look – these are the types of experts we are looking for.
Write your article for managers and executives investigating how to leverage the Internet of Things in their companies or products. Topics are business- or technology-focused and generally fall into one or more of these categories:
These topic points match two of the ways we classify our content.
If your article is technical, write it for managers, not for engineers. The article can be deep but it should always have a business angle. Look at existing article, podcast and video posts for guidance. Your article, of course, must be original.
It should be as long as necessary with a 400-word minimum length.
We reserve the right to make small edits for spelling, grammar and readability. If a lot of editing is required, we will ask for a revision and can suggest a third-party editor to help you. Fact checking is your responsibility, and the following statement will appear at the bottom of all articles: “All Iot-Inc Expert Contributors are responsible for the accuracy of their articles. Opinions are those of the writers and not necessarily those of Iot-Inc.”
Do not be commercial in your article – you must be perceived as unbiased to establish yourself and your organization as thought leaders. Think of yourself as teaching, not selling. If you deliver value, people will visit your website to get commercial details. If you want to market and sell, check out our Content Marketing Program.
Once your article has been submitted to Iot-Inc, it will be reviewed and either accepted or you will be sent a revision request. After acceptance, you will be notified when your article is published and at that time you will be sent graphics that you can use for social media and your website. We will publish your article with graphics, integrate it into our content management system and feature it on our homepage. Once published, we will market it to our audience and visitors. If it is your first published article with us, we will also publish your Expert Profile Page (see below).
We create an Expert Profile Page for every Iot-Inc Expert Contributor. It will display your photo, bio and links, and will list all your articles on Iot-Inc. We link to it from your articles and from the Expert Contributor Directory (see below). See this example.
Coming soon. It is a directory on Iot-Inc of all the experts who have contributed articles to the site. Visitors will see your photo, name, title and expertise. If they click through they will see your entire Expert Profile Page.
We do not pay for articles but you will be rewarded in these ways:
Publishing on Iot-Inc is free if you are teaching. In return, we only ask that you provide a link from your website to your article on Iot-Inc. If you want to market or sell, check out our Content Marketing Program.
Links to external resources for teaching purposes – yes. Links for marketing purposes – no. We reserve the right to delete any links. A link to your company can be included in your Short Bio, which is automatically placed at the end of all your articles.
Yes, as long as you have the rights and you credit your external sources.
You own the copyright to your article. However, since search engines penalize sites that have duplicate content, we ask that you don’t republish your article for a minimum of three months. And if you do republish it, ensure that it has been changed and packaged differently (can’t be a copy).
We prefer that you don’t. However, if you want to re-purpose one of your existing articles, it should be at least three-months old and changed and packaged differently (we will check if it’s a copy) otherwise both sites with same content will be penalized by search engines.
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