The Article Site

by tirial

A search engine for user-created pages and articles.

The Article site is a search engine with a difference: it searches user-created content on several sites, submitted by the authors. It also allows users to rate, bookmark and share these articles. And on top of that it offers a revenue share...

About The Article Site

A search engine and directory

A cross between a search engine and a link directory, the idea behind the Article Site is to allow users to search specifically across user-created content. These are articles created on sites like Wizzley, Squidoo, Hubpages etc. rather than on official sites and news sources.

The advantage for research use is that it links directly to local news, biographies and memoirs that may otherwise be difficult for researchers to find.

What's in it for authors?

Backlinks, exposure to a research audience, and a revenue share through Adsense.

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A link site, not a writing site

Rather than a site where you write and submit articles, this is a place where users catalogue articles they have already written on third party sites, giving them a position in a search engine and index to make them easier to find.

Submitting Articles

How to add content to the search engine

Authors don't submit their individual articles. Instead they register with the site, validate that they run an account (which takes less than 5 minutes), and The Article Site creates link pages to all articles for that account. As an author with several hundred articles, this is much faster than manually creating them.

It also means that you don't have to worry about someone else submitting your articles, since they can't pass validation. The site assigns labels and keywords automatically. Since the link pages contain only the top 250 characters of an article or less, users don't have to worry about their content being scraped from the site or duplicated.

Would you use the Article Site?

Is this site something you would like to use?

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Keywords, searches and sharing

As well as a powerful keyword search, there are quick links to several high level topics. Users can also bookmark items of interest on their profile and label them for easy retrieval.

The linkpages allow users to rate articles, meaning that better articles get a higher position in the search engine.

The reason why this may be more useful than standard searches is because of the degree of personal involvement of the authors of some of these pages. Not only can you find and contact people who were actually present at events, you can get first hand accounts of experiences, travel and more.

Revenue Share

Making money with Adsense

If you have Adsense, you can also make a little extra money off your links and lists.

The sidebar displays on all lists you share or links you submit includes an Adsense box. You can submit your Adsense code on your profile to gain the revenue from any clicks on ads shown on your content.

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Updated: 05/02/2012, tirial
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cmoneyspinner on 09/05/2014

OH! I knew there had to be a logical explanation. Just wanted to let you know as an FYI.

tirial on 09/05/2014

Sorry about that. I asked, and it seems that after squidoo announced they were closing the backend is being reworked.

cmoneyspinner on 09/05/2014

I visited to day and it says "Under Construction ! " FYI.

cmoneyspinner on 07/09/2013

Sounds like something worth looking into.

Mladen on 11/12/2012

I am signing up at the moment. I love new places which provide backlinks. We all could use extra traffic to our articles.
Thank you for sharing this with us!

katiem2 on 05/31/2012

I'm in, wondering about the avatar, not sure how to add that, what do you add to the avatar link portion to include your avatar or image. It appears as if it pics it up from your twitter account, is that the case?

katiem2 on 05/31/2012

Just got around to doing this...

Thanks for the heads up on the article site, I'm off to sign up now. :) K

MuminBusiness on 05/04/2012

Nice idea. I am off to look.

humagaia on 05/03/2012

Mmmmm ..... like the idea - just got a couple of tasks to complete, then I'm over there to sign up. See ya later.

katiem2 on 05/03/2012

What an interesting site, thanks for informing us of the opportunities at Article site.

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