I was visiting article links that some of my friends on Twitter shared and I came upon Seekyt, a writing site that I had never heard of before. So, being the curious person that I am, I joined the site to check it out and to be able to share first-hand information with all of you.
What is Seekyt.com?
Seekyt is a site where you can post original articles of 400+ words in length and earn Google Adsense revenue. You can also write mini-blog posts, they call them journal posts, and earn revenue from these posts as well. Seekyt is also associated with the Amazon Associates program so you can earn money selling products from Amazon.
Up until a few weeks ago, Seekyt was also a bookmarking site but they no longer allow bookmarks. Since Google changed the rules, so has Seekyt to keep up with the changes. So if you read an old review of Seekyt that says you can submit bookmarks – that is no longer true.
I e-mailed some questions to the owner/administrator of Seekyt and he kindly replied with the answers. Tyler, (the Admin), stated that Seekyt started in June 2010 as basically a bookmarking site and since then has evolved into a “unique article website with a community”. While the site doesn’t yet have a Google Ranking, he hopes this will change in the near future. Currently, the site has approximately 1,250 writers and this number grows each month.
Joining Seekyt is fast and easy. You set up a username and password and you are ready to go. You can also choose to register using a third party account – Twitter, Facebook, Google or Flickr. After you are signed up, you need to place your Google Adsense ID code on your Profile page and, if you also have an Amazon Associates account, you can place that ID code there as well. The first three articles that you place on Seekyt will be read and approved by the Administration before they are published. After that, you are free to publish directly to the site.
Making Money at Seekyt
Google and Amazon ads that you earn from are displayed 70% of the time on your articles and journal posts. When one of your ads is clicked, you earn 100% of that revenue. Seekyt also has a referral program where you can earn money too. You earn 25% of Google and Amazon impressions from all of your referrals’ articles. All earnings are recorded in your Google Adsense and Amazon Associates accounts.
Writing Articles for Seekyt
You do not have to be a professional writer to place articles on Seekyt, however, SEO knowledge and quality content will more than likely rank higher and earn more money in the long run. The basic rules are:
• Articles must be original content – no reprints allowed.
• Articles must be 400 words or longer.
• You cannot fill articles with promotional links.
• You must follow all Google guidelines and standards.
• Your content should have some value to the reader.
You can read more about content submission rules here.
My Thoughts on Seekyt
Seekyt may still be a small site but it seems to have potential. I like that the owner is very involved with the site and is always looking for ways to improve it. The fact that he changed the site to comply with Google’s new changes tells me that he is serious about building a reputable revenue share website. I think Seekyt is a good ‘ground-floor’ opportunity for new writers and established writers alike. It will be interesting to see how much it grows over the next couple of years.
Would love to hear opinions from anyone who already writes for Seekyt.