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What is InfoBarrel?

InfoBarrel is a community of writers who spend their time creating amazing content geared towards helping readers either educate themselves or solve a problem. InfoBarrel is built in a manner that we reward our writers for creating this amazing content. Writers can choose to either donate their earnings to charity, or build a passive income stream through a number of advertising channels.

Essentially InfoBarrel shares the potential revenue generated by an authors content directly with the author.   We have created a venue for writers, media producers and other content developers to publish their material and create an extra revenue source. Not only do we want to help content producers, but we also want to attract visitors from all around the world with information that provides value to their daily lives. Whether the value is created through a simple how-to tie a tie article, a salad recipe or early Roman history, it is our goal to be your information destination.

History of InfoBarrel

The concept behind InfoBarrel came to us in 2007 while amidst a game of Raquetball and was merely a concept until we began developing the site early 2008. InfoBarrel launched in beta form on July 31,2008 and has been growing rapidly ever since.

As of February 2012, InfoBarrel has become one of the top 2500 most visited web sites in the United States receiving more than 2,000,000 monthly visitors. As of Feb 14/2012, InfoBarrel has over 88,000 registered members and over 90,000 published articles.

Follow InfoBarrel on Twitter @InfoBarrel

The Faces Behind InfoBarrel

Ryan McKenzie
Ryan McKenzie 
- Co-Founder and Marketing Director

Ryan has been been involved in affiliate marketing over the last ten years but has always excelled with online marketing aspect of the business. His experience consists of SEO and Social Media Marketing Consulting for Hinzie Media as well as a number of years working within the Business Intelligence industry.
Follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyeMcKenzie


Kevin Hinton
Kevin Hinton - Co-Founder and Software Engineer

Kevin has over 10 years experience developing software for the web. Kevin has built a number of content management systems and specializes in building platforms capable of taking on extremely large volumesof traffic with minimal server hardware.
Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinDHinton


Oct 3, 2008 5:55pm
I think the charity idea is a great one! Will users get to vote for the charity?
Oct 3, 2008 5:57pm
Hey Nick! We haven't worked out all the details yet, but I think we would definitely let the donating members help in the decision! Hopefully we'll have this going in the next month or so!

I look forward to reading some of your articles.
Oct 16, 2014 1:10am
Mar 7, 2009 3:25am
Thanks a lot for thinking of charity in your endeavors. Free online knowledge and information creates that added value for people which in turn creates the revenue streams regardless of what we do. As long as we keep supporting each other, it goes back in helping people to evolve and survive.
Aug 9, 2009 11:41am
Wow, i'm so glad i read this. I have a much better understanding of the concept. I also love the charity aspect as well.. My questions, how are you going to decide which charities to donate to? Also,
What are your thoughts on google and how will they treat info barrel in the future? I'm worried that if i focus on creating great content just on ib, google with slap ib down the track for some random reason..
Aug 24, 2009 6:08pm
Hey Brixxyx,

We haven't launched the charitable aspect of the site yet as we are still in the advanced developmental stages of the site, we plan on creating polls to decide which charity will be used on a monthly/quarterly basis.

In regards to preventing any sort of penalties, we are a moderated site. We aim to make sure every article published contains some sort of value to the end reader. We are ensuring we stay within Google's Webmaster Guidelines and plan to continue to be looked upon as a valuable source of information by keeping quality standards high.
Nov 3, 2011 8:52pm
Great to 'meet' the team! I'm new here, but I love it so far! Thanks for making a great platform to promote our writing, guys!
Aug 13, 2015 7:15pm
Feb 14, 2012 6:41pm
Interesting reading, Nice to put faces to names!
Feb 14, 2012 6:46pm
It is interesting to read the stats! And great the site is growing so well. I am enjoying being here.

BTW you boys do look smart! So who has the friendly white cat in your Avatar?
Feb 15, 2012 8:32am
It is very interesting to read about history of Info Barrel,latest stats and faces behind Info Barrel. I am proud to be here. Thank you Ryan and Kevin.
Feb 16, 2012 5:16pm
Interesting read. I just joined not too long ago so its cool to know what I'm apart of.
Jan 9, 2013 8:48am
Hi How do I remove articles that I have had published? Thanks
Jan 29, 2013 1:15pm
Send an internal message to Admin and they will delete them.
May 9, 2013 12:08pm
Great, I love infobarrel!
Aug 17, 2013 5:01am
I am proud to be part of info Barrel, all the way from Ghana, west Africa. i will give you all the articles you need to read from this side of the world.
Dec 21, 2013 3:25am
It is unique and different... I wish all the success to InfoBarrel website and the Team.
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