Have you tried writing at Knol?

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Since the panda update, this might be a good place to try your luck out. Knol is owned by Google and gives you 100% share of Adsense impressions.


    Can anyone share some knol success stories?

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
      Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just started using it, I'll let you know how it turns out!

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It seems like a non-starter to me. I looked into it a while ago. I can tell you it is a very rare Knol that does well in the SERPS. The ad placement is terrible too.

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
          Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The person who referred me to Knol has knols that get hundreds of hits a month.

          I'm not sure where they're coming from, but that sounds good to me.

          1. sunforged profile image74
            sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            after HP, IB and X are probably your next best bets, no reason to join up with a proven dud. But to each their own ,every site was a non-performer at some point.

            But google owns tons of poor performers, the balance seems to weigh heavier on the fail side.

            1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
              Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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              While I don't know how much $ they're making, I was able to get this info off of them just now. It's a co-worker of mine.  The traffic is there, I just don't know the profitability.

              If anything, it's another backlink to my hubs!

              1. thisisoli profile image70
                thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                if I remember correctly know includes the nofollow attribute in it's header, so there is not much benefit in backlinks.

                1. Garrett Mickley profile image78
                  Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  That's partly true.  You have to become a "trusted" author.

                  http://knol.google.com/k/follow-vs-nofo … s-in-knol#

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I have never seen a Knol show up first page in a search.

    100% of nothing - since the placement is garbage as WA stated.

  3. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I actually get decent traffic with Knol, which I drive to more profitable sites.  I have to admit though there is an element of 'luck' factor in there, only one article is doing well, everything else has leveled off a 10-50 daily visitors.

    My advice would be to team up with others and create collections with Knol, otherwise you will rarely get any traffic.

  4. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    Great tip - I didn't know about the revenue sharing.  This has been on my list - thank you very much!

 
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