Why I think Hubpages is better than Infobarrel

Infobarrel might have the advantage of better financial gains. The website allows fellow writers to gain up to 90% of advertisement revenue. There are also contests to further motivate writers, and winners of the contest will receive prizes in financial forms. Another hopeful aspect for IB is that writers can apply for their articles to be featured. I think this make writers slightly more in control for featuring their work than in HubPages.

Well, apart from that, I think Hubapges has advantages on the remaining aspect.

In my opinion, Hubpages is more user friendly and less complicated. The features and layout of a page is better allocated than that in Infobarrel. There are a few types of default layouts prepared for the convenience of writers. There are the "basic article", "recipe", and even the "copy layout from another hub".

Moreover, Hubpages is a wider-encompassing sharing and writing site. There are only limited categories in IB. Hubpages has wider range of available categories available for writers to share their insights. This quickly dawned upon me while I was browsing for a category to write on my legal topic. There is no such category as "education" or "knowledge" over in IB. This can be frustrating for writers who did not know IB better. (Contrary to its name suggests, information shared in IB are more focused upon business and money)

Hubpages also have the advantage of being more convenient for stay-at-home moms to share their personal recipes with the online community. There is this pre-layout of recipe mentioned above, and there are specific features to help in this kind of sharing; features like "cook time", "instructions", and "ingredients" are really helpful for the clarity of such recipe hubs.

Lastly, I think it has been the joy of many to include polls, quiz or tables in their hubs. I personally enjoy polls. It's always fun to know what others think of a particular idea or notion.


how creating a layout in IB looks like
how creating a layout in IB looks like

I think everyone is entitled to their thoughts and preferences. And the above are merely my personal reasons in favour of Hubpages. There are of course positive sides to IB as briefly summarised in the first paragraph.

If you've tried both sites, which do you prefer?

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Larry Rankin 17 months ago from Oklahoma

Interesting breakdown. I like Hubpages best, but it is the only blogging site I've worked with personally.


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frozenink 17 months ago Author

Thanks Larry for dropping by. There has been claims that IB could reach out to more people and provide better returns. I didn't stay long enough to discover that though. All I know was that I am more comfortable with Hubpages.


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billybuc 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

I have not tried Infobarrel. I'm a big believer in HP despite the poor payouts....this community is excellent and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. :)


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frozenink 17 months ago Author

The community is really the driving force for many writers I think. As I previously was in low spirit in writing, I have not experienced anything close to payout yet. So I have no personal idea on payout rates. But reading your hub and borrowing from your experience, I think the payout must be unsatisfactory.


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ladyguitarpicker 17 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

frozenink, I really enjoy Hubpages, and love reading the articles. Keep on writing more hubs. Stella


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frozenink 17 months ago Author

Thanks for the encouragement, Stella. I think words like these are what I needed to get me going. I will do what I can =)

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