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.
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.
Check out the write up at Mashable: http://mashable.com/2008/07/23/google-knol-launches/
Thanks guys! Either way it is a stuff Google will definitely favor, so need to do some work now
I think it's definitely one to get on board - Google are bound to love it.
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.
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.
Well I suppose a littel guidance, some directions, connection, community, sense of what am I doing there, for to start.
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!
Well, I signed up.
http://knol.google.com/k/susan-keeping/ … iw8jg29/1#
You're right Misha- I think something changed in the last 12 hours :and for the better!
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?
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?
You are right Mark
<meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow" />
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
If I read Knol correctly it is only available for the States therefore I am out of it.
Maybe I niss read, but thought it said something to that effect so I stopped reading it. Maybe it was only in the tryouts.
I'm in Australia and have been using this for quite some time. The only problem is verifying your username.
Good question. I read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow but still unsure.
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.
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)
Thanks terryg! So, no follow links don't let us get inlinks which are needed to increase PR. ?? That's my conclusion hope it is right
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.
Thanks inspire so gotta ge t up above 75. Gee sounds like more work, oh well.
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.
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?
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!
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 !
Update: knol does seem to have tecnical probs indexing knols LOL - my knol is indexed in google but not in knol !
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
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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.
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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