The Consolidated, Ongoing, InfoBarrel 1-TIP Thread!

Landed in Kuwait yesterday...

Thought I'd throw out another Tip...

Tip #48: I've made it customary to continually check the growth of, not only InfoBarrel, but also its nearest competitors, on sites like Alexa, Compete, and Quantcast. I've posted many graphs on this thread, as well as, other threads in my 3,000+ posts here....

Not only do I like to analyze their growth and traffic trends, but I also like to stay on top of what new quality controls they are implementing as the industry continually evolves. By virtue of a being a revenue sharing site, there are SOME things we inherently give up, in return for greater search engine authority gained to our content, off the back of an authority site. If ALL our content is to earn, and continue to earn over a lifetime, it's PARAMOUNT that we stay abreast of these things....taking an active role in our own investments of time and energy.

HubPages is one site to which we can look. (There is a link to their new editorial guidelines/publishing standards, however, it doesn't seem to want me to post it in this thread, without labeling it as SPAM. Interestingly enough, outside of a few minor exceptions, HubPages TOS has evolved into essentially what IB's TOS HAS BEEN all along.)

They were hammered hard by Google, yet they are bouncing back quite nicely....and, I'd contribute that quite a bit to the quality control standards they are enforcing. While some like and prefer loose standards, it is my strong opinion that the collective here gains the most in the long and short term when publishing standards/editorial guidelines are as strict as possible. For years, trends display a more reactive approach taken by even the greatest, most elite and highly trafficked websites. I think IB is still doing many things right, however, it doesn't hurt to read that thread and continually ensure high quality content.

I don't believe our editorial guidelines here NEED to be identical to HubPages...in fact, I do think that the affiliate link allowance here is workable and sufficient as opposed to the level HubPages has taken it to (not affiliate links allowed, from what I can see). It's their business and their call.

http://www.infobarrel.com/forum-topic.php?id=4107&page=7