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Knoji - The Knowledge Network Formerly Known As Factoidz

Updated on March 25, 2012

For those of you who are already familiar with websites where writers can contribute articles and a revenue-sharing system is at place, you are probably already aware of the site called ‘Factoidz’. It’s a website where helpful and insightful knowledge is shared among experts and knowledge-seekers alike. The site has been recently rebranded and it is now known as ‘Knoji’. If you are already a writer who was been using Factoidz for a while now, Knoji will feel familiar as far as submitting articles is concerned. If you’re still not familiar with Knoji and its predecessor, let’s take a look at some of the most compelling elements of this sort of new knowledge network.

How It Works

Writers write about different topics and then they publish these articles on Knoji. An activity bonus is earned for most types of articles while special types of articles, specifically product reviews and product comparisons, earn writers upfront bonuses. Over time, these articles will earn some advertisement income and the amount will depend of how much Internet traffic it gets. The revenue is shared between writers and Knoji. Writers get their payment monthly via PayPal. This process was introduced in Factoidz and it remains to be the same in Knoji.

The Q&A System

Factoidz used to center around the article publishing part of the site, but Knoji puts equal focus to the Q&A system which is tightly integrated with the articles section of the site. Knoji has been designed to make it easier for site visitors to connect with the experts. Aside from getting to read informative articles about a range of topics, visitors can now efficiently ask for help from experts on different fields that include Business, Finance, Law, Internet, Technology, Science, Sports, and a host of others.

For now, the Q&A system has no direct impact on writers’ compensation on the site but the plan is to have it fully integrated into the payment system. This means pretty soon, how experts interact with other site users via the Q&A system will be as influential to the payment system as the article publishing part of the site is.

Redesign

Aside from the new name, Knoji also sports a more lively and colorful new design that aims to make navigation easier. Categories are now easier to find, giving site visitors a more efficient wat to finding the content they are looking for. This ease of use was also applied to user profiles. Profile pages for experts are now arranged to be easier to navigate. All articles written by an expert are displayed in a pretty stream that can be filtered by most number of comments, most number of votes and the number of times they were searched.

Benefits for Writers

The old payment system as well as article publishing and tracking system remains pretty much the same, making the transition for writers from Factoidz to Knoji as seamless as possible. Knoji, however, gives writers a brighter spotlight as they now get their very own personal URL using the Knoji domain.

All the statistics and article management tools in Factoidz, particularly in the Dashboard and the Buzzitup sections of the site, are still present in Knoji. The intuitive design of the new site gives both new and old writers a more comfortable experience in using the site, letting them focus more on actually producing content instead of aimlessly wandering throughout the knowledge network.

Conclusion

Knoji is pretty much a better and brighter version of Factoidz. It may take some time for old users to get used to the change but for the rest of the world, they now have a new place where they can ask experts about virtually any topic. As for writers and experts, they pretty much have the same system that pays but with better tools to help them earn from dispensing some righteous knowledge.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago

      I find Knoji is overall better than the old Factoidz. Knoji now is a great place for consumers. On Knoji I can find great deals as well as make informed decisions. I can find out a lot more about companies before I purchase from them so I am not surprised about policies I didn’t know about.

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      LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

      You can write away, whether you get paid or not, is another story. Writing an article there, and being paid pennies is ridiculous, and then not even getting that is also ridiculous. I quit writing there, and won't be going back.

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      Marilyn 4 years ago

      Facotidz after the name change to Knoji has changed greatly. As I writer and a consumer I am happy with the changes. As a consumer I like the focus on coupons and comparing companies. As a writer I also like these changes as there are more writing tasks available and a wider variety of writing tasks that I can choose to complete.

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Quoc rips off the writers. He has not paid me for about 4 months now.

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      MarySmith123 5 years ago

      The company snapshots don't pay that much if you don't get a bonus. The best way to make money is by doing the product reviews. The outline for product reviews has changed considerably and now you only have to write 50 words for each section. You might want to give those a try.

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Knoji is a rip for writers. I have not been paid a penny for 3-4 months. Articles might get you 50 cents when you first publish it. This site has turned into company reviews that pay very little as time goes on. Don't waste your time with Knoji.

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      MarySmith123 5 years ago

      I have been writing for factoidz for a few years and I am thrilled with the redesign. I find now I am making more money and there is a lot more opportunity to make money. I found before I didn't write as much because there was limited opportunities but now there is a lot more variety.

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Knoji site is constantly down, so that means if you have links to Knoji articles, your links will be broken. The pay is a lot less than it was with Factoidz, even though the pay was not great there. You can no longer re-publish any article you write, even though you supposedly own your work at Knoji. You get no responses to any problems you may have. Again, those who go against Quoc get banned. I have used my knoji links to articles in my hubs, then get unpublished for broken links and it turns out the Knoji site is down again, and again, and again.

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      Kathleen Murphy 5 years ago

      Beware of writing for knoji! I wrote for

      factoidz/knoji for 2-1/2 years, posted 179

      articles, had over 200 thousand views, and

      was the Literature and Classics moderator.

      At the end of April (2012) I was suddenly

      banned for spamming, which was ridiculous. I

      couldn't post any articles or questions. I

      appealed, and my appeals were ignored,

      although I clearly never spammed. If you

      have a problem with knoji, they will not deal

      with you in an honest or forthright way, or

      even respond to you. If I were looking for a

      site to write for, I would avoid knoji like

      the plague. You could have a very

      frustrating experience. I would never go

      back to them, even if I were unbanned this

      second.

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      michaelquoc 5 years ago

      Thanks for the review! We're thrilled about our new launch and the response we've gotten. Our goal is to become a complete resource for anyone seeking knowledge through our answers and articles system, as well as a great place for anyone wanting to share knowledge to have a place to help others out, while earning a nice revenue share at the same time. We invite anyone to come check us out, you won't be disappointed!

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      honeygrahams 5 years ago

      Knoji is awesome :)

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      GPinesCFO 5 years ago from Heartland of America

      I'm already impressed with this site. Great job spelling out all the details and features of Knoji! This was very informative and helpful.