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KNOL is launched

  1. balisunset profile image60
    balisunsetposted 8 years ago

    http://knol.google.com

    I think it has similar format with hubpages.

    We can make knols like we make hubs
    We can also monetize our knols with adsense.

    what do you think the impact of KNOL on hubpages?

    With this competition, I think hubpages should make new innovations that are not available on KNOL to make hubpages stay competitive in this field.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm over there right now trying it out.

      And HubPages has plenty that Knol doesn't. Capsules!

      No Amazon or Ebay capsules.

      No RSS Feed. No video capsule.

      The list goes on.

      You can insert images, but I don't think it's as easy as the photo capsule. Nor the extra features such as slideshow.

      I plan on publishing quite a few complementary articles at Google Knol which will link back to more detailed articles here at HubPages.

  2. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Check out the write up at Mashable: http://mashable.com/2008/07/23/google-knol-launches/

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks guys! Either way it is a stuff Google will definitely favor, so need to do some work now smile

  4. nicolap profile image60
    nicolapposted 8 years ago

    I think it's definitely one to get on board - Google are bound to love it.

  5. Squimpleton profile image61
    Squimpletonposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't really seem that interesting to me. The only real  way to earn is that , from what I've heard on other forums, you get to keep 100% of your clicks and impressions on Adsense.

    Though I do know a lot of people who are going to put rss feeds on their profiles since google knol links are Follow. That also means a lot of spammers are bound to join.

  6. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    Must say I am shocked, by google knol. There's nothing there
    except the articles. Seems you can only go what is it? I can't figure it out.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What were you expecting?

  7. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    Well I suppose a littel guidance, some directions, connection, community, sense of what am I doing there, for to start.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ah yes, it is a little like flying blind.

      I've been taking notes so expect a hub on it some time in the not too distant future!

  8. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    LOL - racing you darkside.  So far  Ihave had a 1 line knol indexed inside 12 hours and found that their external links are no-follow!

    1. Squimpleton profile image61
      Squimpletonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      O.O they're not supposed to be no-follow....

      I guess many of the newcomers must have been spamming, that would explain the change of heart.

    2. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      They are not nofollow to me.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago
  10. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    You're right Misha-  I think something changed in the last 12 hours :and for the better!

  11. Mark Bennett profile image59
    Mark Bennettposted 8 years ago

    Mine are still nofollowed.

    http://knol.google.com/k/mark-bennett/m … locale=en#

    How did you two get so favored? Did you hand over your phone numbers to Google to get verified?

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Checking out the source code and it shows this: <a href="http://emergencyrefinancing.com/mortgage-rates-predictions.php">Mortgage Rates Predictions</a>

      There's no nofollow in there.

  12. Mark Bennett profile image59
    Mark Bennettposted 8 years ago

    That's odd, because I have a utility which highlights nofollowed links, and it is highlighting all the links on the knol.

    It is working correctly at HubPages - if I go to a Hubber whose score is under 75, their links are highlighted, but yours and mine are not.

    Is my utility broken, of does Google have some sneaky way to set nofollow at the top of a page for the whole page?

  13. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You are right Mark sad
    <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow" />

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ahhhh!

      Thanks for that.

    2. Lissie profile image85
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Weird - does that mean the SEO addon to firefox is being fooled because  I am getting "followed" links on my knol too. 
      I did a review of what I think of knol here http://hubpages.com/hub/Knol-Hubpages-comparision

  14. balisunset profile image60
    balisunsetposted 8 years ago

    I see.........

    So that's where the no follow tag located

  15. Just_Rodney profile image42
    Just_Rodneyposted 8 years ago

    If I read Knol correctly it is only available for the States therefore I am out of it.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Where does it say that?

      1. Just_Rodney profile image42
        Just_Rodneyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe I niss read, but thought it said something to that effect so I stopped reading it. Maybe it was only in the tryouts.

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          terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'm in Australia and have been using this for quite some time. The only problem is verifying your username.

          1. darkside profile image79
            darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Do you have to verify your name?

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              terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              No, I don't think so, but it might explain why some may presume its US base.

  16. weblog profile image59
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    What is no-follow? Can anyone explain me please..?

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      Ronald Daniarposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Good question. I read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow but still unsure. lol

      1. weblog profile image59
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. I will try big_smile

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      terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Blog and website owners have many tricks up their sleeves. One for a blog owner is to allow url links to follow. This often generates a lot of traffic but also spam comments.

      The different types are : -

      <a href="http://www.yoursite.com">Visitors Site</a>,

      a link using the 'no-follow' tag will look like this:

      <a href="http://www.yoursite.com" rel="nofollow">Visitors Site</a>.

      It simply means that Google see's the instruction not to follow the link, meaning it will ignore the link.

      A Do Follow is that Google will follow the link and if its not in the index it will queue it for indexing or if it is will add a new linking source to the url.

      1. weblog profile image59
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks smile

        What about urls posted in our hub comments? (unregistered users are allowed to post a url with their name) Do they have nofollow attribute by default here? (and some people spam with url inside comments' text too)

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          terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I have left linked comments in hubpages when I first started and yes they were followed.

  17. weblog profile image59
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Oh OK smile

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    Ronald Daniarposted 8 years ago

    Thanks terryg! So, no follow links don't let us get inlinks which are needed to increase PR. ?? That's my conclusion lol hope it is right

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      terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly.

  19. Inspirepub profile image87
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Your links at HubPages (in comments, forum posts, and in your Hubs) are followed while your Hubber score is over 75.

    In your own Hubs, the Hub's score has to be over 50 as well as your Hubber score being over 75 to keep the links followed.

    If your Hubber score drops below 75, all your links will "switch off" as far as Google is concerned.

    1. weblog profile image59
      weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot Jenny smile

  20. Eileen Hughes profile image83
    Eileen Hughesposted 8 years ago

    Thanks inspire so gotta ge t up above 75.  Gee sounds like more work,  oh well.

    1. Inspirepub profile image87
      Inspirepubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Eileen, you're at 97 as I write this. What number are you looking at?

      Jenny

  21. hassam profile image81
    hassamposted 8 years ago

    I havent seen any ads so far in any of the knols and I just published my Bio but it is not indexed in the search results. Things are going really slow, I think.

  22. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm it appears that my Italy Travel knol is only visible to me - if  I am logged on - can anyone else see it - go to http://knol.google.com/k/knol and type Italy in the search box - find anything?

    1. hassam profile image81
      hassamposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No, Lissie I dont find anything, even the profiles are not being indexed.

  23. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    CRAP - hopefully its just their indexing being slow - which is pretty pathetic from Google anyway - my suspicion is that you have to be verified author to be published - which means as someone mentioned earlier you need a US credit card or phone number - that matchs your name!

    1. hassam profile image81
      hassamposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think so as it is written "You are not required to use Name Verification to use Knol" .I think they are still testing things on the site.

  24. hassam profile image81
    hassamposted 8 years ago

    Hmmmm... my bio knol has been indexed.

  25. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Weird I can google search on +knol and +sowerbutts and find my bio knol - but when I logout of knol and try searching on their own search I don't find my own name - very odd !

  26. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Update: knol does seem to have tecnical probs indexing knols LOL - my knol is indexed in google but not in knol !

  27. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    If you are new here, don't bother creating a Knol entry.
    It appears our friends at Google have made it such that others cannot search out and read your entry. Making matters worse, they refuse to respond to repeated requests on here to do something about it or at a minimum comment on why this is happening. Reminds me of the nazi censorship that goes on at wikipedia....Rich Williamson
    Post Reply ▼Hide Replies ▲07/25/2008 06:18PMLast edited 07/25/2008 06:18PMReport abusive commentHide report window


    I copied this from the site.

    I didn't see so much as one Adsense ad....guess I'd need to read more fully to find out how it works.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It says that it will take up to two weeks for Knol to verify your Adsense account.

      Setting up Knol at Adsense was easy and quick though.

  28. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    They are obviously having infancy problems. Why don't we just wait a few days and let them sort it out?

 
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