Benefits for Contributors

What Our Contributors Can Expect from Us

Exposure via Financial Sense® Online ("FSO")

Over the years, our website has inadvertently launched or enhanced a number of careers. Strong writers tend to attract a dedicated "fan base," who are often interactive with the contributors; oftentimes contributors develop good working relationships with each other. So the site can function to develop a network of thinkers and professional contacts for the contributors.

Currently, about 20% of our traffic tends to be new visitors; once at the site, they tend to be an extremely loyal audience.

FSO Site Statistics

Exposure via Third Party News Aggregators

In the interest of full disclosure, Financial Sense contributors and Financial Sense Newshour guests should be aware that Financial Sense has contracted with various news aggregator services to supply them with Financial Sense's exclusive content. We feel that this gives our contributors, and our site, more exposure to the general public, which we believe benefits all parties involved. Financial Sense may receive nominal compensation from some of these services; any revenues generated by our relationships with news aggregators is applied to the costs of maintaining the Financial Sense website free of charge to our visitors, guests, and contributors.

Contributor Archive

We will create an archive of contributions for each contributor. The Contributor Archive page will include:

  • 80x80 pixel photo of contributor or contributor logo
  • Contributor credentials
  • Contributor contact information
  • Contributor bio
  • Hyperlinks to archived contributor articles, organized in descending order by date contributed. We reserve the right to disable or delete any contribution, contributor account, and/or contributor archive at any time without advance notice; we make no guarantees as to the length of time articles will be archived and/or active (see Contributor Guidelines and Terms of Use). Please note: Contributions published prior to April 1, 2010 must be re-entered into the new contribution database by the contributor in order to be archived.

The Relationship between Exclusivity & Visibility

As our site and its readership have grown, we have also seen a greater number of websites and blogs whose format, content and contributors more and more closely mirror our own, just as we've seen other Internet broadcasts emulate our Financial Sense Newshour (FSN).

In order to highlight content that is unique to our site, we offer greater visibility to submissions that are unique to Financial Sense. While we will continue to accept all submissions that meet our publication standards, we feel it is only fair to our contributors, and our readership, to clearly indicate which of the submissions can only be found on Financial Sense.

To sum up:

  • Articles that are exclusive to Financial Sense online will receive greater visibility and exposure on the site than other contributions.
  • Incoming submissions will be processed in the following priority order: Exclusive, 24-Hour Exclusive, Non-Exclusive. Submissions received via our online contribution system also receive higher priority processing than those submitted to our staff via email. Submissions are processed by our editorial staff on a best-efforts basis, so 24-Hour Exclusive and Non-Exclusive contributions, or those received by email, may experience longer delays between submission and approval for publication.

Contribution Classification & Visibility

Exclusive Contributions
  • Exclusive to FSO
  • Included in FSO RSS feed
  • Included in FSO articles sent to news aggregators
  • Article eligible for consideration as site's "Featured Article"*
  • Article appears in top portion of "Contributed Articles" on home page; only the 5 most recently published Exclusive articles will be visible on home page
  • Article appears in top portion of related "Market Focus" pages ; only the 5 most recently published Exclusive articles will be visible on "Market Focus" pages
  • Article appears in "topic" archive pages
  • Article receives top priority for editorial staff review and approval for publication
  • Article presentation on home page and "Market Focus" pages includes:
    • Author photo
    • Title
  • Subtitle
  • Article Summary
  • Link to full article
  • Link to contributor archive page
24-Hour Exclusive Contributions
  • Exclusive to FSO for 24 hours
  • Not eligible to be included on RSS live feed
  • Not included in FSO articles sent to news aggregators
  • Article appears in middle portion of "Contributed Articles" on home page; only the 3 most recently published 24-Hour Exclusive articles will be visible on home page
  • Article appears in middle portion of related "Market Focus" pages; only the 3 most recently published 24-Hour Exclusive articles will be visible on related "Market Focus" pages
  • Article presentation includes:
    • Title
    • Article summary
  • Link to full article
  • Link to contributor archive page
Non-Exclusive Contributions
  • Not exclusive to FSO
  • Not eligible to be included on RSS live feed
  • Not included in FSO articles sent to news aggregators
  • Article appears in bottom portion of "Contributed Articles" on home page; only the 5 most recently published non-Exclusive articles will be visible on home page
  • Article appears in bottom portion of related "Market Focus" pages; only the 5 most recently published Non-Exclusive articles will be visible on related "Market Focus" pages
  • Article presentation includes:
    • Title
    • Link to full article
  • Link to contributor archive page

The above policies may be subject to change without prior notification.

*Featured Contributions will be chosen at the sole discretion of the FSO Editorial Staff

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