December 2015...Wikinut ceases sharing ad revenue with writers. An excerpt from Wikinut's announcement:
" We will be removing the revenue share for new page views and user activity from 10/Dec/15. This will mean all users will stop earning revenue from this date. For clarity this is best thought of as Wikinut becoming a free authors community, there will be no revenue share scheme from this date. "
The main reason for the " shutdown " is Wikinut can no longer afford the monetary resources needed to keep fighting off all the fraud. Examples include:
- Article thieves
- Spammers in many shapes, sizes, and forms.
- Fraud machinations against the advertisers in many shapes, sizes, and forms.
Another factor is the increasing use of ad blockers. Here is: Wikinut's complete statement.
Unlike Zootool, Teckler, and many others; at least Wikinut is still managing to stay alive. Maybe a day will come where the good guys can start winning again and Wikinut will be able to reinitiate a revenue sharing program for its users. Frankly though, I don't see it happening anytime soon.