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.
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.
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.
View content created by other users, rate it up or down and have conversations or debates around subjects that are important to you.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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! :)
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 ;) :)
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.
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
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....
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....
Does anyone here know how long one would have to wait, after stripping articles off another website, until they can be posted here? Thanks!
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...
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....
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? :)
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.
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.
I received this email and I have no idea what it means:
You have unlocked a new achievement on InfoBarrel.com!
-Added an avatar
Could someone tell me how to create an avatar on this site and what the 10 points mean as well a *picture perfect*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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???
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.
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
We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
- Page Type
is there something i can do with this?
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.
^ 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.
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.
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
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?
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?