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What's on Top? - May 2011 InfoBarrel Contest

Contest Rules
May 1, 2011 12:00 am PDT to May 31, 2011 11:59 pm PDT

Final Results


Introspective
520 Points

Infowriter
288 Points

hoopscoach
178 Points
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288

3
178

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133

5
90

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89

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77

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72

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67

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55

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45

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43

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Contest Rules

Hi InfoBarrelers!

Boy these months seem to just fly by! By now most everyone has heard about the big search shake up that has happened at Google. While we were hit by the changes that happened, we were not hit nearly as bad as the majority of the sites out there. We are committed to adjusting to Google's changes and coming out stronger than ever. On that note I want to intro this month's contest topic, Top Lists. Top Lists are quite popular with readers across the web and should help to bolster everyone's traffic and increase your brand as an author. Please try to make your Top 10 lists as intesting as you can and include pictures in each (if possible). Your Top 10 can be on any thing you can think of, from Top 10 Summer Block Busters to Best Camping Spots in Oregon. On top of Top Lists, you can write on any upcoming holiday, Father's Day or Independance Day for instance.

Any Top Lists or Upcoming Holiday articles you write will give you a bonus to your ad percentage of 1% per article written, up to a maximum of 5% for the month of June. Also, any article you write this month, regardless of the topic, will be given a point total, based of the number of words. If at the end of the month your point total is above 20 you will receive another bonus of 5% to your ad percentage. If your total is above 30 points, you will receive an additional 5% bonus, for a total bonus of 10% (5% from being over 20 points and 5% from being over 30 points). This point bonus is seperate from your topic bonus, so if you complete all the tasks in this contest, you will receive a total bonus of 15% to you ad share for the month of June 2011.

To sum it up, each top list and holiday article written this month will get you a 1% increase on your ad share for the month of June 2011, up to a maximum of 5%. You can also get a 5% increase to your ad share if you get over 20 points and a 10% increase if you get over 30 points. Points are given out for ANY article written in May (not just the themed articles). So if you wrote an article "the 5 top lakes for fishing" that was over 1000 words, you would get 5 points to your point total and an extra 1% for the themed article.

The writer with the highest point total will get a $100US gift certificate to Amazon, second place will get a $50US Amazon gift certificate and third place get a $25US Amazon gift certificate.

Each article is worth 1 point for 500+ words, 2 points for 800+ words and 5 points for 1000+ words.

After you have completed your articles we ask that you send us an email (via the Contact Us page) with the titles of your themed articles so that we can verify them and give you your ad share in June 2011. Please try to send only one email as the more emails we receive the longer it is going to take us to read them all.

Prizes:
Member with the most points - $100 Amazon.com gift card
Member with the second most points - $50 Amazon.com gift card
Member with the third most points - $25 Amazon.com gift card
Achieve more than 30 points - 85% Adsense Share
Achieve more than 20 points - 80% Adsense Share
For every product review or holiday themed article written receive an extra 1% Adsense Share, up to a maximum of 5%.

How do Points Work?
1 Point - 500+ Words
2 Points - 800+ Words
5 Points - 1000+ words

You MUST email us your themed article titles by the end of July 1, 2011 for them to count.

Any questions, please email us via the Contact Us page.
Note: All articles involved in the contest must remain on the site in order to qualify for the prizes. If articles are removed they will not be counted towards your point totals. If there is a tie, the writer with the most amount of words written will win.

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