"Shared publishing platforms" is the best title I could come up with for this post, because this niche is still not well defined.

Not only does it not have a firm "name" yet, but categorization is also a problem. There is no firm fixed line between "shared publishing portals" (Squidoo, HubPages, Knol, etc...) and similar types of services:

  • Blog hosts (Blogger, WordPress, etc...)
  • Micro-blogging services (Twitter, 43Things, etc...)
  • Paid article farms (Mahalo, etc...)


These portals offer several types of benefits to their members:

  1. Direct access to readers.
  2. Ability for contributors to place ads (AdSense, CJ, etc...) in their own content.
  3. Revenue sharing from network ads.
  4. Live HTML links back to your own domains.


Do you use any of these services? If so, which ones?

And, can you help me fill out this chart?


Squidoo
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing: Squidoo pays Lensmasters 50% of the revenue from Amazon, eBay and CafePress modules which run in their lenses.
NoFollow: Lenses are NoFollow while they are in WIP (Work In Progress) status. When a lens is fully published, it's links are normal follow links.


HubPages

Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Knol
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Zimbio
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Oondi
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Spongefish
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Gather
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


LaunchTags
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow:


Tumblr
Contributor Ads:
Revenue Sharing:
NoFollow: