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How to Get Featured on The Home Page of InfoBarrel

By Edited Nov 23, 2014 34 19

Featured Authors and Articles 

Writing for InfoBarrel has many perks including the opportunity to become a Featured Author. These select authors have had at least one of their articles prominently displayed on the InfoBarrel Home Page as a "Featured Article."

As a writer, obtaining front page status offers more than bragging rights. Featured pieces gain a great deal of traffic through exposure and promotion on discovery engines and social media sites. This added exposure can help search engine rankings. In addition, a feature will automatically go into the InfoBarrel Featured RSS feed.


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How to Identify Featured Authors and Articles 

A Featured Author is identified with a red star next to his or her name, and likewise a featured article will also display a red star next to the title.

How are Featured Articles Chosen? 

Featured documents are not chosen randomly or by popularity but are selected on the basis of specific criteria. First and foremost is quality and originality. InfoBarrel is always looking for high-quality original work to feature. The topic is also an important component to being featured. Each month the staff at InfoBarrel will provide a list of feature topics for the following month in an editorial calendar. If a writer is interested in being featured he, or she should write an article covering one or more of the topics listed. Literary work that falls within the specific topics will have the greatest chance of being considered for featured status.

Tips for Getting Your Work Featured 




First and foremost your piece must be your original work. InfoBarrel will not accept any written work that has been previously published (in whole or part) on the Internet or in any other media outlet. Your article(s) should be entertaining and provide resourceful information to the reader.


In addition to originality, InfoBarrel is looking for quality. Spelling and grammar are important factors of a featured article. The InfoBarrel TOS states: published documents may not contain any derogatory, offensive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, vulgar, profane, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory or tortuous content.


Incorporate high-quality photographs throughout your article. You may use your personal photographs or find sites that offer royalty free photos. When using royalty free sites, it is always a good practice to document the proper credit(s) for any photo that is not your personal property.


Citations improve the credibility of your work, and although not required, administration will favor documents with citations where applicable.


Use headings and break up an article into concise and informative sections.  

Submit Your Work for Feature Consideration 

Once you have written your feature worthy document, you may submit it for review and consideration. All InfoBarrel members will see the "Feature an Article" link at the top right side of their personal profile page. Click on the link and scroll through the feature topics. When you find a topic that best describes your piece, choose it and add the title underneath it.

You are only allowed to submit new articles. For example, if you publish something in June you can submit it in the month of June for July feature consideration. If your work is selected, it will be featured in the month of July, and so on.

Featured Articles 

For a number of InfoBarrel authors their first featured article is a tremendous honor and something they will remember, even authors who have had several features still find each one to be a great accomplishment and rewarding experience.


Aug 21, 2012 12:47pm
A terrific guide from one of our top featured authors! Thumbs up!
Aug 21, 2012 4:44pm
Hi--Good information--It's not only a postive to be featured as you know but also a great feeling. 2 big thumbs up
Aug 24, 2012 1:13am
Wow! Awesome post and thanks to provide the way to get my article on home page of infobarrel.
Aug 25, 2012 2:52am
Excellent, well laid out guide. Great to get this information from one who knows. 33 features is quite staggering! Well done you.
Aug 25, 2012 11:04am
I signed up for IB a few months ago, but just recently began writing here. It seems like a nice community. Thanks for an informative article which answered some questions I had! I look forward to reading more of your work!
Aug 27, 2012 9:08pm
I will put these tips to use! Really glad you shared these.
Aug 29, 2012 12:47pm
You have presented some good advice and obviously know how to get an article featured. I think formatting really helps an article look that much better and makes it easier to read. It makes sense that good formatting would be part of the criteria for getting an article featured on InfoBarrel.
Aug 31, 2012 2:48pm
This is excellent information and should be especially helpful to new members of InfoBarrel. Well worth a Tweet!
Oct 19, 2012 7:53am
Thank you for your user friendly article. I look forward to see more articles that you post.
Oct 28, 2012 12:00am
Good article, this gives me something to strive and work towards!
Dec 8, 2012 3:20am
This is brilliant. I'm coming back to InfoBarrel after some time away and I was just wondering how I would go about getting featured. Thanks for writing this!
Dec 8, 2012 3:57pm
Great article. I had my first feature just recently and I am new to Infobarrel! It was a really rewarding feeling. I am excited to be part of an excellent and friendly online community. Thumbs up!
Jan 23, 2013 10:11am
Thank you for writing this, it answered a lot of questions. And you are an inspiration!
Oct 23, 2013 9:48pm
Great article! And here it is over a year later still helping out newbies like me!
Jan 28, 2014 2:20pm
Oh, this is an excellent system - it keeps article topics fresh and up-to-date. I thought I'd need to wait for a specific time frame (or have a certain number of articles on here) before being considered. Thank you Deb for explaining this opportunity for authors on InfoBarrel.
Feb 20, 2014 7:51pm
Love The Article. I just wrote my first article today. I am really enjoying InfoBarrel so far. I have HIGH hopes of writing great stuff and getting featured. It sure will be an accomplishment when I get there.
Apr 27, 2014 7:28am
Useful guidelines. Happy that I just got my first featured article today!
Aug 4, 2014 12:27pm
good article
Aug 4, 2014 12:27pm
good article
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