Vancouver,BC (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
InfoBarrel launches a new article element providing authors with the ability to embed maps within their content. The addition of the new Google Maps element provides an improved user experience for readers when reading about travel or localized content.
When searching for information on local businesses or travel hot spots, author's often describe the destination and supply an address. This is adequate for people who are familiar with the area, but when a reader is unfamiliar with the specific location they are forced to look the address up on a map. WIth the new Google Maps element, InfoBarrel authors will be able to include multiple Google Maps directly in their content, allowing readers the ability to visually see the address directly within the context of the article. This feature will dramatically improve the end user's experience by preventing readers from having to leave the site to gather further information.
"Our goal is to provide our authors with the tools necessary to make the most engaging content. When users read an article on InfoBarrel, we don't want them to have to take the information and head to another site in order to get the full picture." Said Kevin Hinton, Director and Head of Development at InfoBarrel. Director Ryan McKenzie was Quoted saying "From the numbers I've read, 1 in 5 searches these days are localized. Whether a user is looking for a local plumber, or the best places to eat a pizza in their city, more and more people are turning to search, and away from their phone book. This provides a huge opportunity for author's to share their knowledge of their local area, and what better way to compliment descriptions of local attractions than a map showing exactly where to find it."
With over 75,000 members, InfoBarrel is a leader in the crowd sourced revenue sharing industry , housing what some have called the best writer's community online. Author's can publish content on InfoBarrel and make extra money through shared advertising impressions. According to Alexa InfoBarrel is in the top 2400 web sites in the United States, and the top 4700 in the world.