This article is intended to be used in conjunction with InfoBarrel, however these ideas could easily be applied and used on your blog or on a full fledged web site.
While just having your articles on Infobarrel will yield some traffic, you aren't maximizing your potential by just hoping other people find it and see what you have to say. By being proactive you can ensure others find it and potentially increase your earning potential.
I will outline some things you can do to increase your articles exposure below:
Most people write at least a few emails a day, why not put a link to your Infobarrel.com profile in your signature so that your friends, family and associates have an easy way to access your latest content?
Do you post on any online forums? People click on links in other's signatures all the time; I know because I do it myself! If you post on any forums, create a signature linking back to your latest Infobarrel article, or directly to your profile page. The more you post the more opportunities people have to see your stuff. One thing though; make sure that the forum allows links in your signature before placing them there, as some have strict rules against it.
Social Bookmark Sites
Social bookmark sites allow you to create your own personal list of content that you think is great. This is a fantastic way to build more links directly to your articles which helps search engines find them more easily.
You will need to sign-up and create a free account at each of these sites. Once you are all signed up, you can easily submit your latest articles to each of the sites to help the search engines locate your new articles quicker. This will also help with where your articles rank when you search for them. You will also find your content will get a nice burst of traffic after submitting, a great way to make a few extra bucks.
Post on Facebook.com
Most people these days have a Facebook.com account which is connected to all of your friends. We have a very convenient button located in the toolbox (to the right of your article) that will allow you to post a link to your article directly onto your Facebook.com profile. I personally post a lot of my content to Facebook.com; if your article is interesting you'd be surprised how quickly people will pass it around. This is a great way to get a few extra visitors a day.
Blog about Your Content
If you happen to have a blog, you can casually mention your latest articles in a post (with a link to it of course), or place your Infobarrel.com profile as a link in your blogroll. If you don't have a blog and would like to get one, checkout http://www.blogspot.com, it is run by Google and is nice and safe.
I like to see what search terms my visitors are using to find my content, that way I can tailor my writing for them but I dont see either any inbuilt stats on infobarrel or a way to add my infobarrel articles to Google Analytics or statcounter. Are there plans to move in this direction for the site?
Google has just recently opened up their analytics API code to the public and we are in the process of looking at it to see if we can use it to give you your search data, demographics and other useful information.
We will keep you posted on the development.
I would also like to see analytics intergrated, also I may have missed it, but where can members find information on increasing their achievement score (and what it means) and how an article can be featured on the home page?
hey nice information! Isn't YouTube a healthy resource to use? Log on, post a bullitin to all of your friends? YouTube has worked very well for me but your tactics will probably work better! Thank you!
This is a very helpful article. If possible, I would love to see the information on income, etc., posted directly on our Infobarrel content page, so that we do not have to check Google Analytics to see how our articles are doing.
If you click on my profile and review the dates and views of my articles you'll notice I might know a thing or two about how to get my article out. Without giving away too many of my secrets, when you write you have to think what is interesting to read AND marketable. If you have significant "brand power" in your online name in some kind of field on the internet, use it (google EV38 and see what comes up as an example). If you don't, create that brand power in your field of expertise. Its the difference between having people click on your links, possibly check out the ads that make you money and then thank you for your advice vs calling you out on spam.
I keep getting black balled by Reddit. On Hubpages. . . .reddit is almost my number one source of traffic, so I do well there, then they decide; "oh, he just spams us with his own stuff."
I'll create another account there sooner or later, and do it all again!