Article Guidelines Datafloq

Datafloq is the one-stop source for big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The objective of Datafloq is to deliver high-quality content related to (Big) Data, IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence or technology in general. Authors who want to be part of this platform can register here. We do have set some article guidelines, however. As an author on Datafloq, we expect you to:

Be Knowledgeable

The platform aims to deliver high-quality content only, related to emerging technology. Please do your research when writing an article. A good article tends to be relatively long. At Datafloq we ask you to write blogs with a minimum of 500 words, which are well referenced and original.

Be Honest. Be Correct

If you are wrong, please correct as soon as possible. Use correct linking to articles that you used. Correct linking is vital and simply copy-pasting without giving credit is not accepted.

Write Regularly

The more you write, the more you gain the trust of the community. It is up-to-you how often you write, but authors who write regularly will receive more feedback, input and credibility. In addition, writing high-quality articles will directly affect your Reputation Score, which in turn will affect the number of FLOQ tokens you will earn when writing articles.

Be Transparent

Explain your potential conflicts of interest on your profile. Make sure that any possible conflicts of interest are clear in your articles. Writing an article that you get paid for, in cash or another manner via a 3rd party, while not explicitly stating it in the article, is not allowed. Please let us know prior to posting such an article what the deal is about. 

Be Complete

When writing the article, please also enter a catchy title (max 70 characters), a meta title (max 140 characters) and meta tags. In addition, please complete your profile with personal Twitter and/or LinkedIn details, image and biography. In fact, you will need a minimum Trust Score of 70% to be able to publish or submit articles on Datafloq. Achieving a minimum Trust Score is quite simple; simply complete your profile, connect your social media accounts and verify your email and phone number. We do so to prevent spam and bots to use the platform.

Be Patient

You can now publish your article directly if the quality of the article reaches a minimum AI score of 60%. If it is lower than that, you can still publish, but your article will have to be reviewed by the Datafloq team. Sometimes this can take up to a few days. Please be patient. If we have questions we will get in touch with you.

Be Unique

Big Data is a new field of interest for many companies, organisations and societies around the world. There is so much new to discover. Plagiarism is not allowed and you will be banned if we find out.

Adhere to the Topics

Datafloq is all about (Big) Data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Please stick to this and do not submit other content as that will not be published. In fact, we will block SEO content or content that is not related to the topic of Datafloq. If you have too many blocked articles, you can no longer publish your content directly but will have to submit every article for review.

Adhere to Our Link Policy

If possible, link to other blog articles on the platform. If necessary we can add them during the approval. There is no limit to the number of links, but affiliate links are forbidden and obvious SEO links as well. We can remove your article if you do not comply with this.

Become a Thought Leader and Be Personal

Focus on a specific area in the field of technology and become a thought leader within that area. It will give you more credibility. Link to your personal Twitter account and LinkedIn page, to become an expert in your field.

Be Clear and Understandable

(Big) Data, IoT, Blockchain, AI or technology in general are sometimes difficult for others. The platform attracts anyone interested in these topics, also those with less specific  knowledge. If you use difficult descriptions, please explain when appropriate. The title should also be clear and understandable. Datafloq reserves the right to adjust titles to better attract visitors to the blog post.

No Commercial Posts

Commercial posts are not allowed. So please do not promote any product or service via an article. Of course, you can link to a certain company to explain a point or as a reference for a piece of content, but active promotion is not allowed. and such articles will be removed. You can also include a link to your company website in your profile. Of course, we do allow sponsored content on the platform. If interested, please reach out to us.

Respect Copyright

We value copyright above anything else. Don't copy text or sections from others without proper referencing. Any image used in your post has to be correctly credited to the original creator of that image. Don not copy images from Google or other websites, but use specific image databases such as Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pixabay or others. It is not possible to publish articles without a cover image and without credit. Images without proper credit will be removed and we reserve the right to change the cover image if we deem necessary. As an author on Datafloq, you are solely responsible for the images you use and you have to ensure that the images are credited correctly. 

Have Fun

Writing high-quality content that receives a lot attention is fun and rewarding. Don’t forget to have fun when writing your content.

If you have questions regarding the blogger guidelines, please contact us.  We are looking forward to receiving yourarticles on Datafloq.

comments powered by Disqus