Wizzley - First Thoughts of This Writing Platform
I was recently looking for sites that are similar to Hubpages, i.e sites where one can write articles but retain the copyright. Squidoo and Infobarrel are perhaps more well known but as I already have mature accounts on these, I was more interested in smaller, less known sites.
One particlular domain came to my attention - wizzley.com.
I have just written my first article, a page about my recent visit to the Winkworth Arboretum, so I wanted to write a quick review of my experience.
My first impressions of this writer's platform are very good.
It was very easy to create an account, just as quick as at Hubpages. I found the software very simple to use, writing was a breeze, as was installing Amazon modules and links.
I liked the way images could be set to 1/4, 1/2 or whole page width and was surprised that high quality photos could be uploaded without the need for time consuming compression at my end.
Perhaps one of my favourite features was the easy to install background colour and theme, these are customizable on each page so give each article a uniqueness.
I checked my article each hour after I wrote it and can confirm that it was indexed by Google after just 2 hours. That's a good sign, especially considering I didn't promote the page in anyway. It got indexed all by it's own. Not bad for a single page written by a new writer on a new account.
I found the site to be quite minimal in design, not just the User Interface but also the published articles, to be honest I think the article pages look much more appealing than Squidoo or Infobarrel and certainly on a par with Hubpages.
Earning Potential But Low SEO Value
I noticed that my first article had the "nofollow" tag attached to my single outgoing link so the site won't offer much seo value. That's a shame as I usually like to write quality articles for two reasons:
- Earn money
- Send visitors and seo value to one of my other sites/articles
Wizzley does however offer the chance to earn money via a revenue sharing system that is similar to Hubpages, there is an option to include affiliate id's from Amazon, Google Adsense, Chitika and a few others.
The site also allows it's users to connect accounts with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so one can take advantage of Googles Author Markup. They also allow for Google Analytics insertion.