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Lets Help the Infobarrel Community Grow

By Edited Oct 27, 2013 18 30

The InfoBarrel Community

I have not been a member of InfoBarrel very long, but already I can see the potential it has to create a great community of writers.

One thing I have noticed online is that Infobarrel is relatively unknown, and as this is a community of writers we should help to build the information available, which in turn will help all the members and community as a whole.

There are many people writing excellent articles here and putting a lot of time and effort into creating and sharing their knowledge. I personally have found the staff to be very helpful and quick to respond to any issues and overall Infobarrel has been a great resource for me.

So I think maybe its time to help, not only Infobarrel but all the members and it can be done very easily. Are you in?

Here are the things we (myself included) can all do to help build the community, the members profiles, each others articles and Infobarrels traffic.

  • Start commenting more! Feedback is essential and leaving comments is a great way to support one another, everyone wants more comments on their articles.
  • Vote up articles that you found useful, ok so you may not be sure what exactly this will do yet, but its right there at the top of every article and nobody seems to be using it much, so lets find out about it.
  • Tell others about Infobarrel, write an Infobarrel review on your blog, you will also get the added benefit of referrals from anyone who signs up through your link.
  • Make friends, another feature that seems to be going unused
  • Promote the articles you think deserve it, digg, stumble and tweet, it really dosent take much time and the more information out there about infobarrel, the more traffic it will create to everyones articles
  • Link to related articles you like from your own articles. Share the link luv.

So there are a few things we can all do to help build traffic, community and readership. I am going to spend time doing all these things.

Looking forward to getting to know more of you!


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Comments

May 13, 2009 8:21pm
greg
Excellent article, thank you for taking the time to motivate others to write and promote their content, as well as check out what other people have done as well.

In addition to using twitter to help get more views on your articles, I would post a link to the article on Facebook too. Get StumbleUpon, too!
May 13, 2009 8:25pm
Alana
Thanks Greg
I would love to see everyone joining in more and supporting one another, the benefits of self promotion are well known but so much more can be gained by supporting others and building relationships
May 13, 2009 8:28pm
Ryan
All fantastic ideas!

If everybody makes even one blog post about the site, with over 1300 members, we would definitely see a huge spike in traffic!
May 13, 2009 8:35pm
Alana
rizzle

the backlinks wouldn't be too bad either :)
May 13, 2009 11:05pm
Ryan
Yup, the additional backlinks would definitely help make Infobarrel an even bigger authority in the search engines.

It would help everyone!
May 13, 2009 9:14pm
lordkhomar
Mmmm, I love traffic spikes, except when I'm driving home of course....
May 15, 2009 12:24am
brawnydt
haha... traffic spikes...

good article, and I agree. Besides, the more we promote InfoBarrel with our affiliate links, the more we could earn as well!
May 15, 2009 5:05am
Alana
Brawnydt

Also true, with IB being so new and if you compare it to the amount of members from other sites like hubpages etc, there is actually great potential to build up a large list of referrals to help you earn even more.

Aside from the earning potential, I actually prefer IB to other similar sites and I look forward seeing it grow in popularity
Jun 25, 2009 5:33pm
Rudra
I do see the potential here. 2 articles of mine was indexed in 20 minutes and already in the second page of google.
Sep 8, 2009 10:42pm
retireyoung
Great advice. I hope Infobarrel continues to grow and become even more useful.
Sep 10, 2009 7:25pm
betterbody
Will follow your points. Thank you.
Oct 5, 2009 11:29am
betterlifemt
this is a great post. I really like Infobarrel.. and we need to help it grow!
Oct 5, 2009 11:29am
betterlifemt
this is a great post. I really like Infobarrel.. and we need to help it grow!
Jan 4, 2010 8:07am
fishtiger58
Great article. I agree with you and will try to get the word out about Info Barrel. Thanks.
Jan 13, 2010 7:41pm
jpwriter
I like IB. I would like to be better at referring people here though. I don't want to come across as spammy and don't have much of a network other than the usual suspects...meaning a lot of others already snagged a bunch of referrals from places.

I agree with you. I'd like to see more comments and ratings, even if someone is challenging me or offering advice, etc.
Mar 25, 2010 9:34pm
deeljea
Great tips on promoting Infobarrel.
Apr 13, 2010 9:47am
mikra
good tips!
May 2, 2010 4:14pm
kp3028
Good advice....I struggle with the referral issue, because I don't want to be seen as pushy.
May 3, 2010 6:09pm
Lynsuz
Great tips. As a group we all can make info barrel grow. I started early with ehow and watched it grow and go. A shame. Now is the time to start a new. As a newbie I'm learning, but I'm sure in time I will be a good part of this community. Thanks.
May 12, 2010 9:20am
soshewrites
I've been mentioning Infobarrel on Hubpages where many writer's there are aleady familiar with it. I hope it grows and does very well.
Jun 19, 2010 5:58am
kims3003
Wonderful article - very well written and thought-out. I love IB too! I think it would really help if every time someone read an article that they stumbled it. A++!!
Jul 1, 2010 11:48pm
thehigherstandard
Exactly. Growing IB now will help us all in the future.
Jul 10, 2010 9:47am
x3xsolxdierx3x
I know this article was written a while ago, but it is STILL relevant... :) Things have come a long way since this article was written...
Sep 30, 2010 8:11pm
LoveSpaces
Nice idea to write this article. Great tips on promoting IB.

It will be always relevant!
Jul 26, 2010 10:38pm
Dioxy
I agree with you on that X3 soldier! :)
Jul 29, 2010 12:16am
pwarlick
I also agree and I try to take an active stance in this by adding friends and I also click on articles that have just came out to help increase there views.
Aug 12, 2010 12:10pm
javrsmith
Great article. Too bad Alana hasn't submitted in about a year. Come back!
Dec 18, 2010 10:00pm
JadeDragon
The benefit of rating articles is that they go into the highest rated tab list under a given topic. That is how I found this one.
Jan 18, 2011 5:54am
Jerky
I couldn't help resist reading this when I saw it had 665 posts, which means I'm the 666th person to read it. Maybe I need to stop listening to my old Iron Maiden albums while I'm browsing InfoBarrel.

Regardless, Alana has a very good point. The more we (as IB writers) can do for the site, the greater the experience we'll all have. Not only in page views and revenue, but prestige and accomplishment.
Oct 13, 2011 7:08pm
BohoGypsyArtist
You make a very good point and I agree with you on making the effort to help the Info Barrel community grow. Those are excellent suggestions that you have provided in order to make this growth happen.
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