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Wikipedia VS Knol (Google)

Discussion in 'Google' started by Sohan, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. #1
    Looks like Google are releasing their version of Wikipedia. Probably because Wikiepedia are going to release their own search engine.

    What are your views on this? I've already starting writing Knols as it will soon become as strong as Wikipedia and could provide valuable backlinks.

    Knol is also going to have contexual adverts, which will be shared. I've put my adsense on my knols.

    Discuss!

    http://knol.google.com (forgot to add the link ;)).
    SEMrush
     
    Sohan, Jul 23, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ProgMania

    ProgMania Active Member

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    Is that all google can deliver ? .
    Wow, what a cheap navigation it has.
     
    ProgMania, Jul 23, 2008 IP
  3. BlueEew

    BlueEew Well-Known Member

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    Using this and Wikipedia? We are able to gain good back links?
     
    BlueEew, Jul 23, 2008 IP
  4. Chrissy17

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    Noticed lots of medical related knols.

    Sohan what knols have you posted? You have to provide your real identity in them right?
     
    Chrissy17, Jul 23, 2008 IP
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    MikeLugar Well-Known Member

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    pixeladd Banned

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    #6
    links in knol are no follow so not much use

    i think it looks cheap and poorly designed
     
    pixeladd, Jul 23, 2008 IP
  7. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    This time round I think Wikipedia will prevail, it is definitely not easy to build up another Wiki from scratch. However their search engine is just a waste of time, no fight against Google, in the same way as Google Knol is no match against Wikipedia. I guess each needs to concentrate on their core competencies rather than spreading their resources too thinly.
     
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  8. usmanzali

    usmanzali Well-Known Member

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    Wikipedia is better more information and knol after I look at it I just wana leave google need to hire someone to desgin it for them !
     
    usmanzali, Jul 23, 2008 IP
  9. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I guess they use the online page designer at googlepages :) Kinda looks like the output from those....

     
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    usmanzali Well-Known Member

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    lol it is so unprofessional. Wikipedia will not let google take there spot. :p
     
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    banker0679 Well-Known Member

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    Where do you see that? I posted an article, and it don't see a 'nofollow' tag with the links I posted.

     
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    Wikipedia was already established its reputation and adding search engine will be another interesting services they can serve. Google have to divert their services into more interesting features.
     
    WishBone, Jul 23, 2008 IP
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    sunil_gupta20801 Active Member

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    spyrit Well-Known Member

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    wow, this is the first time i hear about knol, interesting...i'll have to take a look and see what it can do.
     
    spyrit, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    whiteguy Banned

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    #16
    Any links generated are nofollow, so no use for SEO I guess. But great to have another reliable information source.
     
    whiteguy, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    #17
    if google is preparing for this this then i think will be more poplur within few days then wikipedia
     
    sscheral, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    If they allow dofollow links on these knols, there's going to be a flood of spammers
     
    billybw, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    #19
    even though that google created knol it has a long way to beat wikipedia, wikipedia has a reputation and establish site, but knol is quite interesting!
     
    johnlloyd, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    #20
    it looks cheap
    its almost empty

    no, can't beat wikipedia
     
    newbie3, Jul 24, 2008 IP