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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

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Include Pictures

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Include Citations

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Attractive Formatting

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

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"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.

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Featured Articles on InfoBarrel

By DebW07 aka Introspective

As a longtime writer on InfoBarrel, I've been fortunate to have the following articles featured:

 

5 Flavorful Desserts Using JELL-O

 

5 Games for Couples

 

10 Easy Game Day Snacks

 

10 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

 

10 Top Websites for Healthy Eating

 

11 Infamous Stories of 2011

 

12 Memorable Moments from 2012

 

Adventure Time - A Cartoon Anyone Can Enjoy

 

Alejandro Sanz: Spain's Superstar Musician

 

"All I Want for Christmas . . ." Unique Christmas Gifts

 

Beginners Guide to Photography: Have Fun and Take Great Photos

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta

 

Celebrity Clothing Lines for Children

 

Chocolate Food 

 

Chris Christie: "I Won't Compromise My Principles for Politics"

 

Clark Gable ~ More Than a Leading Man

 

Frankenstein: From Controversy to Classic

 

Fun Cakes You Can Make

 

Fun Things to Do in San Diego California

 

Gnome Sweet Gnome: Create a Whimsical Yard with Garden Gnomes

 

Golf ~ A Four Letter Word

 

Grief: What NOT to Say to a Grieving Person

 

Halloween Treats ~ 10 Good and Not So Good Handouts 

 

Hanukkah - Feast of the Dedication

 

Happy Wife, Happy Life: Tips for Keeping Your Gal Happy

 

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: "Work it, Smoochie!"

 

Hershey's Kisses: How to Say "I Love You" with Candy

 

Hot Flashes: Tips for Dealing with Hot Flashes

 

Hypocrisy: The Miserable Pretender

 

In-Laws: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

 

Jim Croce: Lyrical Poet

 

Kojak: Who Loves Ya, Baby?

 

Life's a Pitch . . . Then You Buy: Jerry Della Femina and the Mad Men World of Advertising

 

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Where to Look for a Mate

 

Lovers' Quarrels: Top 10 Reasons Couples Argue

 

Maroon 5 Overexposed - Hardly

 

Marry Me . . . Ways to Propose

 

My Favorite Movie ~ Marty

 

My Favorite Things

 

One Thing All United States Presidents Have in Common . . . For Now

  

"Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?" The Knock, Knock Joke

 

Personality Types

 

Peter Sellers: Comedic Spirit - Troubled Soul

 

Relationships: I'd Rather Be With You

 

Romantic Songs for a Passionate Valentine's Day 

 

Should Women Date Bad Boys

 

Teenagers: A Parent's Handbook

 

Ten Fun and Unusual Gifts for a Wedding Anniversary 

 

The 10 Most Popular Christmas Characters

 

The Best Halloween Treats

 

The Best Movie Theaters in Southern California

 

The Best Resort in Las Vegas

 

The Dirty Dozen - A Rough Tough Rowdy Crowd and a Darn Good Movie

 

The Museum of Making Music in San Diego

 

The Real Housewives of NYC Season 5: A Princess, A Countess, Some Newbies and "White Trash"

  

The Snowman ~ Winter's Cool Fellow

 

The Top Warning Signs You're Falling for the Wrong Person

 

The Wizard of Oz ~ A Political Statement? 

 

Tips for Beginning Golfers

 

Tips for Planning a Memorable Party

 

Top Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Top Shows on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Travel: Things to Consider when Traveling with an Elderly Person

 

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

 

Tweet Me Right! Twitter Terminology

 

United States Presidents Who Died While in Office

 

Walt Disney ~ He Dared to Dream and Had the Will to Succeed

  

Weight Loss and Menopause Part 1: Eating and Drinking - 5 Helpful Tips

 

What Do Monsters Look Like?

 

Whitney Houston from Diva to Drama

 

Who's Your Fatty? The Push Towards Fat Acceptance

 

Why I am Madly in Like with Kid Rock

 

Winter at The Hotel del Coronado

 

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
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Introspective on InfoBarrel

For a complete list of all of my InfoBarrel articles go to my page: Introspective.

Happy reading!