Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Can Knol be a New Tool For Affiliate Marketing?

Google offers a new publishing website Knol. Which may become a tool for publishers and other affiliate marketers.

According to Wikipedia
Knol is a Google project which includes single author articles on topics ranging from "scientific concepts, to medical information, from geographical and historical, to entertainment, from product information, to how-to-fix-it instructions," according to Google. It was announced on December 13, 2007, and was opened in beta to the public on July 23, 2008. Knol pages are "meant to be the first thing someone who searches for this topic for the first time will want to read", according to Udi Manber, a Vice President of Engineering at Google. The term knol, named after a "unit of knowledge", refers to both the project and an article in the project. Several experts see Knol as Google's attempt to pwn Wikipedia.

See Knol @ Wikipedia for the full article.

Official Google Blog: Encougaging people to contribute knowledge

I think the last pragraph in the blogger buzz blog article on the introduction of Knol might give affiliate marketers some ideas how to use this new tool;

All in all, we think Knol will be a great new way for you to share what you know, inform people about an issue that is important to you, raise your profile as an expert in your field, and maybe even make some money from ads. Create your Knol right now for free.

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