Publishing content on InfoBarrel has many advantages such as the opportunity to have an article featured on the site's front page. But a featured article offers more than front page exposure, it may also increase traffic and can help with search engine rankings. In addition, a feature may be posted on the InfoBarrel Facebook page or on their Twitter page, which has over 1,400 followers. Another benefit of a featured article is that it will automatically go into the Featured RSS feed and may get promoted on discovery engine sites.
Many InfoBarrel authors consider it a tremendous honor when one of their articles is chosen as a feature. A number of them even post about it in the InfoBarrel Forum. So, if you're one of the many writers here on InfoBarrel and you haven't had one of your articles featured yet, here are some pointers to help you get your article(s) on the front page.
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Tips For Getting Featured
The following tips are suggestions from the InfoBarrel administration to help get your articles featured.
Incorporate high quality photographs throughout your article. You may use personal photographs or you can find some sites which offer royalty free photos. Two popular sites for photos are Wikipedia (creative common images) and Morguefile. Although the photographs require no royalties, you should always document the proper credit(s) for any photo that is not your own personal property.
Citations improve the credibility of an article and although they are not required, the administration will lean more towards articles with citations where applicable.
When appropriate use headings and break-up an article into concise and informative sections. When writing a "Top List" be sure to include matching widths to make everything look uniform.
Entertaining and Resourceful Content
An article should provide some value to the reader. Make an effort to write entertaining and resourceful articles.
"Feature an Article"
Once you have written your feature worthy article, you must submit it to the admin for review and consideration. All members will see a "Feature an Article" button at the top right side of their profile page. Click-on that button and scroll through the feature topics. When you find the correct topic, choose it and add the title of your article just underneath it. Only current articles are allowed, in other words, if you are writing an article in April, you can only submit it in April for May consideration.
Featured Articles on InfoBarrel
By DebW07 aka Introspective
As a longtime writer on InfoBarrel, I've been fortunate to have the following articles featured:
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Introspective on InfoBarrel
For a complete list of all of my InfoBarrel articles go to my page: Introspective.