Why would anyone use Associated Content?

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  1. easyspeak profile image66
    easyspeakposted 14 years ago

    You don't get rights to your work, they pay so little per 1,000 views, they don't pay you for adsense clicks.

    Why in the world would anyone write there?  yes, they do upfront payment, but it's miniscule.

    Can anyone who writes for them tell me why?  Am I missing something?

    I must admit, I wrote a couple dozen articles for them when I started out.  I guess I want to know that I didn't waste my time, just in case.

    1. embitca profile image84
      embitcaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure you can maintain the rights to your work if you only accept performance payments (based on pageviews). They only buy the rights when they are paying upfront.

    2. diabetesreporter profile image69
      diabetesreporterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Why would anyone use Associated Content? Pretty simple. To get backlinks to their own websites, which is how most authors make money. It rates a PR6 on Google, which isn't too bad. Hubpages also rates a PR6. So, if your own site has a Pagerank lower than PR6, you will get positive "link juice" by placing a link to your own website somewhere in the article or bio. The more sites that you have linking into you, the higher your own Pagerank will eventually become.

      I seriously doubt that many people are making a windfall on writing for Associated Content (or Hubpages, for that matter). It can be useful in an overall plan for getting links back to your own website though, which is where the real money is.

  2. SiddSingh profile image62
    SiddSinghposted 14 years ago

    Last night, I got a mail from AC, which essentially meant that all writers based OUT of USA are not welcome anymore. Due to some new tax requirements in USA, AC will now need to withhold a part of payments to its contributors. According to AC, this will make it uneconomical for them to handle writers who get performance payments ONLY.

    Only featured authors will now get to continue on AC - which means a payment threshold of USD 100 against USD 1.50 for performance payments.

    The change will come into effect from 1 May, 2010.

    Non-US writers on AC, therefore, have two choices-

    1) Get accepted as a featured author
    2) Pull out your content - it will be useless for you anyway.

    Another reason for not continuing on AC.

  3. andromida profile image55
    andromidaposted 14 years ago

    I was also trying to figured out the same like you.After reviewing many revenue sharing sites my best pick is the hubpages, smile

  4. easyspeak profile image66
    easyspeakposted 14 years ago

    hate to break it to you, but I believe AC is nofollow.

    1. SiddSingh profile image62
      SiddSinghposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You are right.

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image68
    Peter Hogganposted 14 years ago

    Even if the links were followed, PageRank flows from the page that links to you, so unless you have a link from the index page you don’t have a PR6 link.


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