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Is Bubblews an Alternative to InfoBarrel?

By Edited Oct 15, 2016 5 11

Bubblews is a relatively new site where you can write short messages and get paid for the number of views, likes, comments you get on them. You don't need an Adsense account, the payout threshold is $25 and everything seems wonderful. So people may wonder if Bubblews could take over web 2.0 websites like InfoBarrel.

1. Too Good to Be True?

Posts are quick to write. Some popular posts are not even written in proper English. You are paid for likes, comments, ... so good that I even wondered if Bubblews was not a scam. After looking on the internet, I found contradictory statements (some saying it was a scam, some saying it was not) but after a while, I found a review by the authority writer Danielle McGaw. 

I have a big respect for this writer and I know how hard she works. No way she would promote any kind of scam. So I decided to try it myself and I can say too that Bubblews is not a scam. Simply be careful not to ask for likes, share or pay for traffic and Bubblews will pay you.

2. What About InfoBarrel?

If you don't know InfoBarrel, I am happy you came here. InfoBarrel is THE place to be as a web 2.0 writer. The community is great (check the forum if you want), the share of the revenue is higher than anywhere else on the web. Not 50% like most sites, not 60% but more than 75%! If you take part in the contest that takes place every month, you can go up to 90% of the revenue.

Also, this place is improving all the time. A recent change made InfoBarrel available to people who don't have an Adsense account (in the settings you can choose to get revenue from InfoBarrel directly) and this is just an example of the constant work of the admins.

Bubblews VS InfoBarrel

3. So Is Bubblews an Alternative to InfoBarrel?

No, I wouldn't say so. I believe it would be a big mistake to focus on Bubblews only. Recently, Google severely punished  Squidoo for the poor quality of some of the articles written there and it will probably won't be long before Google stops liking Bubblews either.

This means that Bubblews either will have to improve the quality requirements of the posts or live with the fact that they won't rank high in a Google search. The second option is more probable but you are then missing some traffic if you write at Bubblews instead of InfoBarrel.

Imagine the difference between ranking first with a proper InfoBarrel article and being on the second page with a 3 lines bubblews. Which one will people read?

4. No Hope For Bubblews?

Yes, there is! Bubblews is a good site to write some small posts and get money for it. So you can use it in three different ways:

- as a time filler when you are taking a writing break or if you want to say something but cannot gather enough information for a full article

- as a backlink website. You can write your full article at InfoBarrel and then link to it at Bubblews (be careful though that IB is now recommending against too many backlinks)

- as a paying twitter. If you want to share your thoughts in a short message, why not get paid for it?


I have absolutely no worries about the future of InfoBarrel and I wouldn't think of Bubblews as an alternative to InfoBarrel. Both sites are filling two different purposes and they can be used in paralell or even together (as backlinks).

If you are not yet a member of InfoBarrel, please consider joining. Again, this website is great, and you will not find a higher revenue share elsewhere.



Mar 14, 2013 5:14pm
You know this wasa smart, snappy title for an article and written well. 2 thunmbs up for creativity and a rating for your opinion. Good work!!!
Mar 15, 2013 1:02am
Thanks for your kind words!
Mar 21, 2013 7:24am
I agree with Marlando - good job! I use Bubblews for the reasons that you mentioned, and I have been rewarded quite well for my efforts. Thumbs Up!
Mar 24, 2013 1:52am
Thanks for your comment.
Apr 1, 2013 4:58am
Interesting, will have to give it a try! Thank you for your great articles!
Apr 1, 2013 5:02am
i guess the site is down right now!
Apr 1, 2013 12:11pm
Thanks for your comment. I forgot to mention that the site is so busy at times that you it is timing out. Victim of its own success, I suppose.
Apr 5, 2013 4:19pm
Great article. Might have to investigate further! Thanks for sharing.
May 31, 2013 10:28pm
Good Info!
Jun 24, 2013 4:28pm
I joined Bubblews just before IB changed their stance on back links, so I've been sitting on it, wondering how to use it to my advantage. I found this article very helpful. It seems that you could use it as an alternative to a FB fan page -- where you post short tips, clips, and thoughts for the day on the topics you're an expert in, and then point your readers in that direction. Sweet!
Jun 24, 2013 4:44pm
Thanks for your comment. As always, it is a pleasure to read you. Both IB and Bubblews have changed their rules.

IB wants to limit do-follow backlinks BUT they allow backlinks from social websites like Facebook, Twitter, so I am not sure if they would forbid Bubblews. Also, as far as I know, they said they would contact you if something is wrong. They haven't contacted me and I have an article with a few backlinks. So it is probably fine (waiting for a definite answer from the admins...).

Bubblews added a rule saying you should not link to a website that benefit yourself financially or something similar and many people started to panick as they were using Bubblews essentially for backlinks. Bubblews has now changed the new rule to "no affiliates links and nor referral links". So again probably fine to link back to an article

However, as you spotted yourself, you can do great at Bubblews without backlinks at all. Just write some tips of the day, thoughts of the week, what is happening around you that is worth discussing and you can do great. The main thing is to be active and create connections. At least in my opinion.
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