Google launches Wikipedia rival Knol

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So-called knols are articles about specific topics written by experts on that subject.

Google is partnering with The New Yorker magazine to allow any author to add a cartoon from the magazine to their knol. Knol authors can run ads with them, as well, and receive a cut of the revenue from Google.

What makes Knol different from Wikipedia is that every knol will have an author, or group of authors, whose name is prominent.


http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000 ... 060,00.htm

It seems like many SEMs are jumping aboard on this one, especially because the links do not have rel="nofollow" -- I bet they will have problems with spam at the beginning.

You can find Knol here: http://knol.google.com/ and this is from their website:

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The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback, comments, related information. So the Knol project is a platform for sharing information, with multiple cues that help you evaluate the quality and veracity of information...

For each knol you can choose to write on your own or collaborate with other authors.
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I bet they will have problems with spam at the beginning.


I have to agree with you there.

That is of course, [unless] there really is something behind all of that penis email everyone gets. :lol:

http://knol.google.com/k/tom-lue/priapi ... v9/BQ8kEw#
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It seems that Google want to be everywhere possible. Guys are working over...
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because the links do not have rel="nofollow"
errr. can someone help what is the function of the re="nofollow"? What is the bad thing when it doesn't have that function?I am sorry, I don't have much experience in web coding.Thank you.
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I think they have a long way to go before they achieve wiki-ness. It will be interesting to see what Wiki does to compete, if anything.
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Its not like wikipedia.
Just one article info
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It seems that Google want to be everywhere possible. Guys are working over...


Yeah, but most of their production are quality-based. I'd give a thumb up for that knol, just browsing now, it has more precise information but it's not as wide as wiki yet.
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This is good from the information point of view.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
because the links do not have rel="nofollow"
errr. can someone help what is the function of the re="nofollow"? What is the bad thing when it doesn't have that function?I am sorry, I don't have much experience in web coding.Thank you.

Basically it tells web bots not to follow those links, so if you spam the place and the link has a "nofollow" you're not getting any backlinks (links to your site) according to search engine bots/spiders ...

Anyhow, the site doesn't look half bad, except that it is most probably going to get spammed to pieces, and it seems a bit empty still ...
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Google has a way to make it immune to spam, believe me.
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Google has a way to make it immune to spam, believe me.

I don't know about that George ... And I'm sorry, but I can't believe you, do you work for google? and do you have contact with all the spammers in the world?
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Neither. Google will not let it easy for the spammers, they have the best computer engineers in the world.
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They probably have a spider.txt ;)

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