Is Google's Knol, which is a kind of their version of HubPages, worth a shot?
Because it is Google´s directory, do you think they take links published in articles in their Knol more seriously?
By the way links from Knol are dofollow links.
I believe it's only open to US residents at the moment, isn't it? However I am interested in trying it if I ever get a chance. Since it belongs to Google, at least it won't get slapped.
I have been on Knol since its public launch in June 2008 and contributed about 70 Knols/collections. My links are dofollow because I am a 'trusted' author. An algorithm determines who to trust and awards dofollow to genuine contributors who don't breach the spamming rules.
Google stopped doing updates to the platform in Dec 2009, stopped answering help pages in Feb 2010 so the site is completely on auto pilot. I am the 11th most viewed author and 2nd highest 'top pick' author but see very little Adsence revenue from the two add boxes placed out of sight on the Knol.
Still, it's a great platform for creating multimedia content in collaboration with others. It's great for educational or research content. The site has a pagerank of 7.0 and being Google owned my Knols rank well in their search fields.
There are about 400,000 authors on the site and over 600,000 Knols in the library. The site is still in 'beta' and the authors there are hoping the engineers will return soon to relaunch an updated Knol platform to the market.
Through the use of collections anyone can build a wiki style collection of interlocking Knols as I have done here.
http://knol.google.com/k/nowmaster-acco … y3n6mng/2#
the ad layout is terrible, current rankings are low (ever see a Knol in a search?) and Knol is more akin to wiki then Hubpages
It attracts little attention and with one "knol" I've made something like 2 cents in 2 years.
And for some reason I'm sure I had two but the other seems to have disappeared. Not sure what's up with that.
I think Ryan Kett had a few interesting facts as to the visits that the most popular knol has received.
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