Guidelines for contributors


Big Data Made Simple is a portal built on two pillars – discovery and exchange. So, we encourage all professionals willing to contribute to the website, to share their ideas, experiences, lessons learned and best practices with the rest of the world. We largely cover content for a professional audience from Big Data, Data Analytics, BI, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science landscapes. Here’s a set of guidelines you’ll need to keep in mind while writing and contributing articles for Big Data Made Simple.

What to write about?

This is the complete list of topics we cover on Big Data Made Simple.

 Tech Relevant verticals Other content
Data Science
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Digital Personalization
Data Mining
Banking / Finance
Retail / eCom
Travel / Hospitality
Privacy / Security
Media / Entertainment
Crime / Law
Health / Pharma
Human Resources
Case studies
Book reviews
Product reviews
Event Highlights
Video content
Research materials

How to write?

1. Decide what you want to write about.

2. Put down title and the points that you want to discuss or highlight.

3. Share this outline with the editorial team before proceeding to write.

4. Once you get an approval from the editorial team, you can build on those points with your views, examples, case studies, numbers or statistics.

5. If the topic is suggested by the editor, request a brief along with useful links.

6. Write unique and quality content that appeals to the interests of your target audience. Maintain a word count of more than 1000 words.

7. Use unique and keyword specific phrases in your H1 and H2 tags. Write interesting and clear headlines.

8. Make sure the content has semantically related keywords.

9. A first-time contributor is required to submit a brief bio with high-resolution profile pic and links to their social media handles.

What is not allowed or will not likely to be accepted?

1. Endorsements for your company, product or service. (If you wish to publish a sponsored post, please contact our sales and partnerships division for more details.)

2. PLAGIARISM. We follow a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarized content. Do not attempt to copy content or ideas from authors or sources without permission.

3. Links can be used only to refer a resource/article/news/blog/case study/book/research material, for further reading.

4. No direct links to company home pages or product pages are allowed. However, links to relevant blog posts within a company domain can be used.

5. The content must insightful and worth reading. Generic articles will be rejected.

Our content team will review your post and determine where it fits with our standards and editorial calendar. We may ask you to make edits if needed. When the article is published, you’ll be notified with the link to the published article.

Keep in mind that due to the large number of article pitches we receive, we may not be able to respond to each inquiry immediately.

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