Triond writers always complain about their articles been placed on the wrong sites but this one is the most extreme yet!
I promised myself that I would not raise this issue again but it is a puzzling one. Writers always complain about their articles been placed on the wrong sites but this one is the most extreme yet! Triond has had a site called Guyava since 2006 which uses the Hebrew language, very light font and is never spoken of in Triond circles yet articles from Triond appear there and have been appearing there from 2006 to this present day. Even the veteran Triond writers seem not to know anything about it. Of late many writers new to Triond have articles published there and here is the next catch – it does not appear to have ads on that site. How then do those writers profit?
Here is the evidence:
(1) Guyava.co.il uses Hebrew and even the“il” at the end of its name suggests that. See the screenshot below:
Image via guyava.co.il
I typed the website’s name in Google and when Guyava’s main page is translated it reads thus:
You can view the complaint of one Triond writer below as her article as placed on Hebrew site Guyava:
Image via https://getsatisfaction.com/triond/topics/im_writing_in_english_so_why_was_this_posted_on_a_website_that_isnt_in_english
How will Triond’s readers understand Hebrew? Yes, the articles themselves are in English but everything else with regards to site navigation is in Hebrew. Must they go through the trouble of using Google Translate so very often? That affects article traffic and therefore revenue.
(2) The font is very light as you will have noticed. Which reader is supposed to be attracted to that site? Which writer would want his work there and recommend it to friends? It will hurt the eyes of the eader and the chances of the writer.
(3) The site has no observable ads running on it. How do Triond writers get paid or are they charitable articles? For a second opinion as to whether there are ads running there see www.reverseinternet.com and type guyava.co.il in the search box.
(4) At present, mainly (if not only) spanking new Triond writers are publishing their articles there. Do they know that this is not your average Triond site? See the screenshot below to see the present titles in the feed:
Using the picture method presented in my article What Your Triond Picture Profile Says About You I was able to ascertain that most of the writers in that screenshot joined this year – 2012. Some, who have no picture profile, started posting in 2012.
(5) Why is this site like a best kept secret so much so that even veteran writers have never heard of it? The archives for that site go straight back to 2006. Use the method I used in point 1 and when you see the translated version of the site you will see the archives running from 2012 back to 2006.
In my article The Return of Triond Site Guyava? two comments stood out. One writer who joined in 2010 commented: “I was not aware about this Triond site. Thanks for sharing this useful information about the site. Best wishes.”
One veteran Triond writer, a regular on the Hot Content List and who has been on Triond since 2007 replied:
“This is the first I have heard of this site. I looked at it and it looks very unprofessional. I certainly wouldn’t want any of my articles published there….”
(6) Why are “answers” from Triond about Guyava so evasive? See http://getsatisfaction.com/triond/topics/a_new_publishing_platform_guyava. There was never any clarification about this issue.
Will this topic go down as one of the many mysteries in the Triond community? What about those who have published articles on Guyava? Are they getting any revenue from those articles?
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