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Event inclusion requirements

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It's free to add your conferences, events, training, virtual events and webinars to SMP.

Take a few minutes to read all of the below, it will save you time in the long run.

A few quick points, your events will be deleted if:

  • Itís not related to the theme of SMP and the subject matter is covers. Refer to the events webpages for examples.

  • If itís written specifically for search engine optimisation (SEO) and not for humans.

  • If it in any way relates to any of the following: drug rehabilitation services, foreclosure services, mail order brides, penis enlargement, pay day loans, office furniture, real estate, Viagra etc., that isnít irrelevant to our readership (and ultimately damage your brand).
  • SMP is not interested in website launches, or website updates.  If your site embraces social media in some way, more than just having social media buttons, enquire with us first.

  • Do not share news about your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube (et al) account unfortunately wonít suffice either.

  • SMP covers advertising, business, content marketing, IT, marketing, media, mobile, social business, social media and technology. We reserve the right to delete any content which is not relevant to our site.

All content is reviewed before being published within 24 and 120 hours.

The best way to see if your content is published is to subscribe to the SMP RSS feed, the section you tried at add content to or search the site

The most responsive browser to use SMP is Firefox.

You won't be notified you if your content has been deemed unsuitable and deleted, so if you donít see it published you can presume it failed to meet our inclusion requirements. 

We reserve the right to unpublish or delete content.

Tips to increase the possibility of your events being published:

  • Make sure your event and other content is up-to-date. Review this event entry as an example.
  • All submissions have to be in English
  • Donít use all capitals in the event title
  • A thumbnail image has to be submitted on the details page
  • Create a thumbnail logo that is a box and 150x150 by pixels for the thumbnail logo you are asked to upload, hereís a handy tutorial if you donít know how to do this
  • Donít cut and paste content from Microsoft Word, or word processing software (it messes with our content management system (CMS)). Instead use Notepad, TextEdit or a plain text email. Add your hyperlink afterwards (three in total depending on the length)
  • Add the name of the event, date/s and full address of the venue (including post/zip code)
  • Describe the event, who should attend, main guest speakers, keynotes, et al and strive for 100 to 300 words
  • Donít just provide a long list of guest speakers, keep the copy interesting and upbeat
  • Don't add advertisers, exhibitors and sponsors
  • Donít add banners or imagery within your content
  • Donít overdo hyperlinks. See point above about one URL
  • Add your Twitter account e.g. @smponline and hashtag e.g. #SMPDiscounts for the event
  • Add relevant company information and contact details
  • Refer to an example here
  • If you use an online PR, SEO professional or similar to add your content, make sure they know what they are doing.  Otherwise they damage your brand and reputation as well as their own.
  • If jargon is used, yours submission and edits will be rejected.
  • Keep it real, donít use terminology you cannot prove e.g. youíre leading, best-in-class, revolutionary, only company, et al. Clearly articulate what you do in English.

We advise that you have a press release to accompany your listing you add this as well. If you are unsure what makes a great press release, we advise you surf the web for guideline and/or seek professional help.

For any other content (i.e. campaigns and profiled interview) we will need to send you guidelines if it looks of interest.  Please use our contact form to make a brief enquiry about this type of content.

Note other inclusion requirements for:
Landscape items
Press releases

What are you waiting for! Itís free, register and add your relevant event now!

Thank you for your patience and reading.