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But Wait... How Does it All Work?

InfoBarrel is redefining the way average users participate in online media sites. By contributing their knowledge in the form of media (articles, videos, picture galleries or sound clips) any user can generate an income stream via the Google Adsense program while simultaneously contributing to a community of knowledge hungry individuals.

1. Signup

The first step to participating on Infobarrel is to signup. Fill in the simple form and confirm your email address and you are ready to go. We highly suggest adding a display picture and telling the other users a little bit about you in your account profile.

2. Create Content

If you are a fluent English speaking individual and can create quality unique content, Infobarrel is the place for you. We thrive on content that is original, if you plan on signing up and posting content found elsewhere on the web, this is most likely not the site for you. Quality content gets more attention, and more attention equals more money in your pocket.

3. Earn Money

Every time a piece of your content is published on InfoBarrel, you have the opportunity to make money. As a publisher on Infobarrel you are entitled to 75% of the revenue generated from the display ads on your articles.  In the past, these ads were paid out from the advertisers (like Google Adsense), but people were having issues getting accounts.  To do away with those issues, we created the IB Ads system, where InfoBarrel will pay you directly.  All you need now is a PayPal account.

4. Participate

View content created by other users, rate it up or down and have conversations or debates around subjects that are important to you.

5. Share

Find something that sparks your interest? Members can email articles to their friends using our handy email function. If you know other people who may want to contribute to Infobarrel in the form of content, refer them with your referrer code found in your account and receive 2% of all the ad impressions generated by the content they create.


Mar 25, 2009 8:12am
Do we enter the adsense publisher ID as 'pub-123345456' or '234345657' It's not really clear.
Mar 25, 2009 10:11am
Hey Lordkhomar,

It is pub-123456789

We ran into a problem for the last couple days with the ads, but resolved the issue yesterday so stats probably weren't showing up even if you had it properly setup. The ads should be back working 100% and showing up in your account hopefully today. We are going to be shifting the rev share to 90%+ over the next week to make up for our mistake.
Sep 26, 2015 3:41pm
That's a good solution for the mishap.
May 4, 2009 6:46am
Is there anyway to get an RSS of my infobarrel articles - I wanted to add them to a portfolio site?
May 5, 2009 2:11pm
Hi Lissie,

We have just added this feature. You can view your article feed on your "My InfoBarrel" page in the "My Content" tab.
May 11, 2009 9:04pm
Loving Info Barrel. What effect does thumbing up and down have on an article in the system?
Jun 29, 2009 10:48am
Hey Brawnydt,

Thumbs upping or downing an article helps us decide which articles should be featured articles.
Sep 26, 2015 3:43pm
It's suppose to help in dear timing ones rating score, as it has been mentioned in the introductory when I signed up. You should read the InfoBarrel University.
Jun 29, 2009 6:20am
Hi - how do we know if someone has signed up for InfoBarrel using our referral link? Is there any way to check how many people we have referred?
Jun 29, 2009 10:51am
Hey Britblogger,

You can see who you have referred by going to your "My Account" page. On the right hand side under your Referrer Link there will be a list of all the members you have referred.
Jul 7, 2009 11:49pm
Is there a way to edit articles that are in the approval queue? I've just realized that I have a "to" instead of "too" and I've got a spelling mistake too.
Aug 24, 2009 2:28pm
Hey Anders,

We recently added a Pending Articles tab on your My Content page. This is where you can get access to your articles that are currently in the queue.
Jul 27, 2013 2:02am
can we post how to guides on infobarrel, like how to email marketing , 3k words
Aug 4, 2009 5:41pm
Is there anywhere we can see if we have been successful at referring others? I have sent people here via my referral ID link but don't see where I need to look to see if anyone has signed up under me.
Aug 24, 2009 2:34pm
Hey NicheGuy,

You can see your referred members by going to your My Account page. On the right hand side you should see a Referrer Link section. If you have any referred members, they will be listed here.
Aug 6, 2009 8:06am
I published an article yesterday but I can not find it anywhere on my account. It would be nice to have a status that says article is awaiting approval rather than showing nothing at all or is there a problem somewhere?
Aug 24, 2009 2:39pm
Hey Timafa,

We recently added a Pending Articles tab on your My Content page. This is where you can get access to your articles that are currently in the queue.
Aug 24, 2009 7:18am
I just signed up to your interesting site.How do I put a photo on my info-barrel/profile?.Can I do it via a handphone or e-mail it on there?
Aug 24, 2009 2:52pm
Hey Grumpy,

Right now the only way to add an image to your account is to go to your My Account page and add it in the My Avatar section.
Aug 24, 2009 8:13pm
Thankyou admin-san,I`ll have a look at my Avatar section.
Aug 29, 2009 12:45am
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with this site. I've been writing for ehow for months and have made absolutely nothing. I just started 2 days ago with you guys and I'm already making money. You also featured one of my articles, thank you very much for that!! I've never thought of myself as a writer and I've been blown away that I've gotten over 500 views on that article you featured. Thanks again. I'm dropping ehow completely and putting my efforts on here.
Aug 30, 2009 11:07am
Hi! I just recently signed up on InfoBarrel and I was wondering if I can use some of my articles that I have written elsewhere and post them here? Thank you,

jan (RhinestonesForever)
Aug 30, 2009 2:27pm
I don't believe that they can co-exist at two websites, Jan.....I have been contemplating taking all of my articles down off of eHow, and moving them over here in order to satisfy this requirement.....InfoBarrel is MUCH more user friendly, and not stricken with the same glitches that eHow is.....

Does anyone here know how long one would have to wait, after stripping articles off another website, until they can post them here? Thanks!

Aug 30, 2009 11:01pm

You should be able to post the articles here as soon as they are taken off of the other site. Our approval process is very hands on and we check to see if an article has been removed from the site it was previously on, so we'll know its been taken down as soon as it is submitted to InfoBarrel.
Aug 30, 2009 11:15pm
Great! Those 'other' sites could learn ALOT by how IB is running things over here....it's nice to come across a website that is very easy to use, and has clear and concise guidelines for article submission....

...ok....off to transfer my articles over to here! :)
Aug 30, 2009 11:20pm
phew...well, I uploaded roughly 32 of my articles today.....can't wait for that to go up significantly higher now that I have the 'greenlight' to strip everything off eHow and Squidoo....looking forward to a lasting relationship with IB....

P.S. You take care of the users, and they'll take care of you...always remember that ;) :)
Aug 30, 2009 10:59pm
Hi RhinestonesForever,

We have a strict policy against duplicate content on Infobarrel. We do allow users to post content that was previously posted elsewhere as long as it has been take down from that site before it is posted here.
Aug 30, 2009 6:57pm
Never mind, I'm dumb and finally figured out how to get the referral number. However, I still would like to know if this is our only contact with the admin or if there is a PM box/other form of communication. Thanks
Aug 30, 2009 10:10pm

I haven't sent a direct email to them yet, but there is a "Contact Us" button under the site links section if you scroll all the way down, and look to the Left of this page (Right below this comments section)......I have heard that IB does respond to emails pretty quickly......I'm not quite sure why it's taking so long to answer questions in this comment section though.....it appears like it's been a pretty quick and painless way of communicating, based on previous responses....
Aug 30, 2009 11:03pm
Hey Sonni57,

The best way to get in contact with someone at InfoBarrel is to use the Contact Us page (link on the bottom of every page).

Aug 30, 2009 10:13pm
I'm going to post this question again....simply because I would like to begin stripping my articles off of eHow and Squidoo, and bring them over here....if IB requires that articles uploaded here cannot be uploaded anywhere else, then I would rather have them here........other websites could learn ALOT from IB's revenue sharing....if they can integrate charities, that would be great as well....

(REPOSTED question)

Does anyone here know how long one would have to wait, after stripping articles off another website, until they can be posted here? Thanks!
Sep 3, 2009 12:52am
I stripped my article off Ehow and reposted it right away here. The ehow article was removed from google right away, so I felt okay to post it here. It was approved within an hour.
Sep 3, 2009 9:24pm
Have you had trouble DELETING articles from eHow?....I can't figure out for the life of me how to do it (Perhaps, they meant it to be difficult to remove your article?)....anyway....I had to go article by article and fill each Box in with BLANK....

funny, though, I received an email from eHow staff wondering why I keep publishing articles that just say "BLANK"....needless to say, I have been extremely unhappy with their website platform....I'm generally a nice guy, but, I'm not taking a chance with posting my content there....it's infested with all types of glitches, and they do these 'article sweeps', and I've heard of longterm members loosing upwards of 60+ (it happened to one user...) articles with very little feedback...

...not a chance I'm willing to take...especially when I work so hard at writing articles...
Sep 3, 2009 10:49pm
Hi x3! Yes, some of my articles I couldn't get into because of their glitches, but the ones that you can get into to edit, you just click "expanded view" at the top of the editing page. That puts everything on one page so that you can simply scroll down to the button, and click "delete article". You'll have to enter those 'are you a person' letters and maybe check a few things at the bottom, but that's worked quite well in removing the article quickly from their database and Google. (You know how they like to steal away our traffic, anyhow) Hope that goes well for you! It's just a crapshoot as to what article you can actually get in to edit....
Sep 1, 2009 7:26pm
Does anyone here know how long it typically takes Google to begin serving contextual ads that relate to an article's content? I'm asking because I still seem to be served those generic public service adverts....perhaps I need to wait a few more days? :)
Sep 2, 2009 1:11pm
Hi x3xsolxdierx3x,

It is usually within 24 hours but sometimes they take a couple days. I think it depends on how busy their crawlers are and how many new pieces of content get submitted in a day.
Sep 3, 2009 10:58pm
'Nuther question--when do points update? I tried to do a search for this info but your search engine returned about a hundred pages of articles.
Sep 8, 2009 6:18pm
Hey SelmaOR,

The points for the contest get updated every night at about 4am EST. You achievement points get updated at about midnight EST.
Oct 1, 2009 9:10pm
help !

I put 2 articles as SAVE DRAFT and I have no idea how to get them back to edit and publish them. I do not see them in my account !
Oct 1, 2009 9:12pm
ok - got it

in the Open Navigation Bar, there is more options

thank you !
Oct 13, 2009 9:50pm
How does the points system go in determining earnings for this site?
Oct 14, 2009 1:37pm
Hey rpauls6394,

There are two points systems here, one for the monthly contest and one for milestone achievements. The achievement score has no bearing on your earnings, it is there to compare your activity on the site with other members. The monthly contest points are explained in each month's contest as they are not necessarily the same each and every month.
Oct 25, 2009 3:37pm
hi all ...i have just joined , wrote a article about the fraud that has been connected with the windows 7 launch parties..how long does it take for it to be approved ??????
Oct 26, 2009 1:44pm
Hey Endeliz,

We try to get articles approved within 24 hours but sometimes, when we are backed up or over holidays, it can take a few days. We are workign as fast as possible to get to all the articles in the queue.
Nov 21, 2009 2:20pm
Are you notified when someone signs up for infobarrel using your personal referral link or not? How do you know when someone signs up under you?
Nov 23, 2009 5:45pm
Hey Cosmopinkice,

There isn't a notification we have set up yet. Is this something you would like to see? For now, you can see the list of your referrals on your "My Account" page.
Dec 1, 2009 3:03pm
Thanks, I just didn't know if anyone had signed up under me or not. Notification isn't necessary, in my opinion if you can see it in your account.
Dec 16, 2009 8:26pm
Hello Admin.. How do I delete my own comment?
Dec 17, 2009 2:28pm
Hey 2d0k,

If you mark your comment as spam/inappropriate, it will notify us and we can delete it for you.
Jan 5, 2010 2:31am
I received this email and I have no idea what it means:
You have unlocked a new achievement on InfoBarrel.com!
*Picture Perfect*
-Added an avatar
(10 points)
Could someone tell me how to create an avatar on this site and what the 10 points mean as well a *picture perfect*
Thanks, BonnyJ
Jan 5, 2010 2:30pm
Hi BonnyJ

You actually already have an avatar. This is your display picture. You received this achievement because you have added your own picture. The achievement points are used to compare yourself with other Infobarrelers and see where you stack up on the site. The titles of the achievements will soon be able to be used as your own personal title on your account.
Jan 5, 2010 6:13am
How can I add to my profile page? The night I stumbled onto this site, it was really late and I only wrote about 5 words. I'd like to add to it, but the cursor won't "stick".
Jan 5, 2010 2:38pm
To get to your profile page so that you can edit it, first log in and then open the nav bar. Once the nav bar has opened up, click on the "My Account" link and the page where you can edit your data will open up.
Feb 20, 2010 1:02pm
Hey admin ! I have posted two posts and why it is not coming on infobarrel ? Please help me ! Thank you
Feb 22, 2010 2:45pm
Hey Dotz,

Articles go into a queue for approval when you submit them to the site. We do this to protect the site from spam or articles that are inappropriate.
Feb 22, 2010 3:39pm
Ok fine and they denied both of my posts ? why doing this to me ?
Feb 22, 2010 4:18pm
If you go into your "My Content" page and check under the denied articles tab you will find the reason(s) your article(s) were denied.
Apr 17, 2010 4:44am

I have added my adsense ID.

Do I need to add a URL channel to begin earning or is that just for tracking purposes?
Apr 20, 2010 2:43pm

The URL channel is just for tracking purposes. We do recommend you set it up though because it is a great tool to find out how your articles are performing.
May 7, 2010 10:29pm
google adsense denied my account as you say . adsense is demanding top level domain. please guide me i am new i have account on infobarrel and need adsense
May 10, 2010 3:11pm
Hi Gudiya,

You can use the domain http://www.infobarrel.com to apply for your adsense account.
Jun 2, 2010 5:45pm
Help. I'm not understanding how or why I add a signature. Is it a good thing or even needed? What do I write as a signature? Sorry, maybe I'm just daft. Thanks.
Jun 4, 2010 5:37pm
Hi Lynsuz,

You don't need to add a signature to your articles if you don't want to. If you do then you can add them via your My Account page or via the Create page when you are writing your article. IF you need more help on it, give us an email via the Contact Us page.
Nov 11, 2010 9:03am
I'd like to know how the payment split works with adsense, IB says i'll get a 75% share, but my page views are coming up at 50% do I have options to taise this or what. Also is there a place to see at what level I'm hitting percentage wise and can that be improved. Stats are nice as well as motovational. I tried the faQ page and the home page but no where does it explain the payment tier shcedual and any adjustments that have been made.
Nov 12, 2010 5:39pm
Hi Dreammaker,

You should be getting at least 75% of your AdSense, it will go up if you have been preapproved and also if you have any contest articles. You also have the ability to ad Google analytics to your your articles so you can track more stats.
May 2, 2011 2:50am
so im a little confused on how I am able to make extra money being on here what all do I have to do in order to obtai this
Jul 8, 2011 7:51pm
You need to sign up for a Google Adsense publisher ID (www.google.com/adsense). Once approved, add your Adsense ID under 'my account' on InfoBarrel, and then start writing articles.
Jun 21, 2011 11:44am
Thanks, I've just published a post, hope I'll get it approved soon. Text formating options are good at Infobarrel. Why there is not an automatic system to approve articles quickly?
Jul 8, 2011 7:58pm
Everyone has to submit articles for manual review until they're pre-approved. It's a quality control method. An automatic approval system would significantly lower the quality of the site because spam and low quality articles are published. In the beginning it's frustrating to wait, but just keep writing.
Oct 16, 2011 6:41pm
Once an article is submitted, how long does it take before approval?
Nov 11, 2011 11:52pm
The team approves articles from new writers pretty quickly, maybe a couple days. Remember they generally take weekends off. Good luck on IB.
Jan 25, 2012 9:25am
How do I know if my article was published?
Feb 12, 2012 2:39pm
huhu.. im still new too.. have to read all those post.. ^_^
Mar 15, 2012 12:59pm
I noticed an editorial calendar. Do I have to publish according to those topics or are those just prompts?
Mar 17, 2012 3:39pm
I see you made away for writers like me though i need assitance in getting around this writers community when writing.
Mar 17, 2012 3:40pm
How do I get paid whenand where do ii pick it up. How do i get notice.
Mar 27, 2012 11:59am
I already have an adsense account, but I'm not clear on how to link it to infobarrel.
Apr 13, 2012 2:25pm

I am new and can't get past the Catorogies to start to write. I put in a title then as soon as I try to put in a catorgory that little red x comes out and will not let me write. What am I doing wrong???
Apr 21, 2012 2:23am
i have signed up trying to get started with an article and the space for categories is not opening don't know what to do?
Aug 14, 2012 3:21pm

I have just joined InfoBarrel, and have a Google AdSense account which is connected to other websites. I want to make a channel for my InfoBarrel account on Google AdSense, but am not sure what exact URL to specify in the AdSense channel box. My InfoBarrel ID is "octagon".

Hope you can help. Thank you in advance.

Best regards.
Sep 25, 2012 5:27am
hi! im having a problem regarding setting an account with google adsense. ive followed the instructions above but got this reply from google

Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we're unable to accept you into AdSense at
this time.

We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.

- Page Type

is there something i can do with this?
Oct 30, 2012 12:09pm
I have one question: If I register my Google Adsense account with url from here could then I get money from other sites?
Dec 6, 2012 3:44pm
Hi there. Just joined and only have one published article. Is it okay to register for adsense now or should I wait to get a decent amount of articles before registering?
Dec 12, 2012 2:56am
Hi there, Google says that I need to "implement ad code on my site" in order to be live with Google AdSense. But I've seen nowhere here where I can do that. How does that work with InfoBarrel?
Dec 17, 2012 3:11am
When i sing up for Google Ad Sense I cant put my Info Barrel URL. This is what it says:
URL must not have a path (example.com/path) or subdomain (subdomain.example.com)
Some help please?
Jan 15, 2013 9:49pm
Me too Mario.. As far as my research did, Ad Sense is changing their settings. They want the www.site.com, now more no less. We can't have it when we're just a member or writer of a specific blog site. I hope someone could help us.
Dec 27, 2012 3:53pm
^ Most people have been saying that you need to try and get a google adsense account by creating your own blog on blogger and posting a bit of content on there first. It may take awhile before they approve you though, because they're really picky nowadays. This is what I'm attempting to work on.
Jan 15, 2013 5:13am
i created account and read 2 articles. I have a doubt. How can I earn from this site? I have a google adscence account. Will I get payment for each and every articles? What are the payment criterias?
Feb 3, 2013 9:07am
I have signed up at InfoBarrel today, but I do not have an ad sense account with google. I tried earlier but it was not approved. How can I earn money for my writings?
Secondly, can I share articles written by me elsewhere, here at InfoBarrel?
Please help with a reply.
Feb 9, 2013 4:49am
"How Does it All Work?"

It doesn't.
Feb 24, 2013 6:02pm
tried to signup for adsense and i cant get it
Feb 24, 2013 6:04pm
When i sing up for Google Ad Sense I cant put my Info Barrel URL. This is what it says:
URL must not have a path (example.com/path) or subdomain (subdomain.example.com)
Some help please?
Read more at http://www.infobarrel.com/How_Does_InfoBarrel_Work?#Pu174UZA3EeKmRLp.99

Same as above
Mar 4, 2013 2:38pm
Hello everyone. Is there a link that explains what the rules are when writing an article, i.e., min-max word count, etc.

Mar 16, 2013 8:06am
Can't seem to get an ad sense account. Any Suggestions?
Jul 3, 2013 7:44am
Adsense is no longer needed here. You can be paid from the site directly. This article needs to be updated.
Jul 13, 2013 7:33am
I am not sure if i have given my Adsense Publisher ID, where can i find out?
Thank You!
Jul 25, 2013 2:30pm
How do I link my google adsense account to IB? also do I have to wait until my first article is published before I can connect it?
Jan 17, 2014 11:07am
Surely we get paid via Paypal with one "l"?
Mar 16, 2014 1:50am
hallo. i am quite new here and I am confused.
do I need an ADsense accoint linked to IB or not?
please advice, tnx
Dec 1, 2014 12:17pm
I just started with infobarrel and submitted 1 article. It is in Draft. Is this where it belongs?
Jan 27, 2015 4:19pm
I read about the new system in place and was wondering if we could still use amazon associates and similar websites as well?
Jul 15, 2015 8:52pm
Iam a new member so i want to know how i can connect between IB and google adsence account and how i can receive my earning from ib or google adsence by western union or by paypal
Sep 14, 2015 4:34pm
I just signed up with InfoBarrel. I can't wait until I get my first article posted. I hope to have it ready by tomorrow.
Dec 12, 2015 11:36am
Here's something I'm not clear about. A while back I wrote some articles for Yahoo Contributors Network, but then that site was completely shut down, and it's no longer possible to find these articles anywhere on the web. Is it okay if I repost them to Infobarrel?


Jul 25, 2016 1:29am
So far the easiest site to get signed up to. But I'm not sure on the amount we can earn per view? I'm hoping this site will be worth my time while I'm not working too. I understand it's not a get rich quick scheme as most of those are scams but where can i find the guidelines of our dos and don'ts for info barrel?
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