Important changes to ISC - We are switching to a true Academic Portal * REVISED *My dear members of ISC,
UPDATE 25-Apr-2020: We have decided not to reject non-academic articles. Instead, such posts will be approved without cash credits. Only points will be given. You can continue to earn from AdSense from non-academic topics. If you want to earn cash credits from non-academic articles, you must post them in one of the sister sites mentioned below.
Many of you have been with us for several years and have contributed a lot towards the growth of this site as a leading portal in India. You were with us during the ups and downs. You were with us when we were at the peak of the glory and during the worst times as well.
While our name says "Study Channel", we were actually a platform covering everything under the sun. Our goal was to open up and allow our members to earn from every possible topic.
However, the recent algorithm changes from Google looks at the subject matter expertise of the website in a particular niche and websites that talk generally talks about EVERYTHING do not perform well on Google Search.
ISC wants to focus on Courses & Admissions, which was the original purpose of the creation of this website.
Here is an important announcement:
We no longer pay Cash Rewards for Articles not related to "admissions", "colleges", "universities", "schools", "educational institituons", "exams", "syllabus", "course material" and "courses"..
The sections like Forum, Ask Experts, Jobs etc will remain as it is for now.
Education could cover a broad set of topics, including:
- What course to study
- How to study
- Exam preparation tips
- Admission notifications and guidance
- Admission interviews
- Selecting colleges
- Higher education
- Overseas education
- College reviews
- Exam news and exam preparations
- Book reviews- only articles on recommendations of books to prepare for some entrance exam or a course with proper content on why those would be useful. General reviews on fiction, non-fiction, etc will not be allowed.
In addition, we may allow a wide range of topics directly or indirectly related to academics, colleges, admissions and exams.
However, the following topics will not be encouraged:
2. Government policies
9. Family and relationships
10. Constructions, interiors
11. Farming, gardening
12. Gadgets, technology, programming
13. Video games
If you like to contribute non-academic topics in the articles section, you may do the same in the relevant sister sites of ISC. Here are some of the sister sites:
1. Techulator.com - (Global) Technology, business, marketing
2. StudyVillage.com - Kids, parenting, worksheets, drawing, colouring
3. IndiaTravelBlog.com - Travel, tourism
4. SocialVillage.in - A new site that accepts member contributions in all topics
The following sister sites will continue to exist but may not accept topics from members unless you discuss them directly with us:
1. dotnetspider.com - software development, programming, scripts
2. FreeHealthChannel.com - Health, medicine
3. IndiaReviewChannel.com - (India specific) Business, Marketing, Product reviews
4. Scooterguru.com - Scooters, bikes
5. SportsVale.com - Sports
6. FashionFundas.com - Fashion, dress
7. InvestmentPaths.com - Money, finance, tax, investments, banking
8. TheHappyHomes.com - Home improvement, building, constructions, interior designing
We may eventually move out some of the outdated articles and non-education topics from ISC, authored by non-active members (not logged in ISC for more than 12 months will be considered as an inactive member) to any of the relevant sister sites.
If you are an active member of ISC, your content and earnings will remain here.
The goal is to eventually become a purely academic-based website that talks about admissions, colleges, schools, universities, overseas education etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
|What will happen to the non-academic article I had prepared and going to post soon?|
Well, our editors will give some consideration for those and will be considered for normal cash credits for the next couple of days.
|What will happen to the non-academic topics that I posted few years ago?|
If you are still an Active Member, those topics will remain here and your earnings will remain.
|If I don't login for few months, will I become an Inactive Member?|
If a member doesn't login for 12 months, the member will be considered as inactive member.
|If I don't login for 12 months, will you immediately delete all non-academic topics written by me?|
May be or not. We have a background process where human editors will manually check content periodically and as and when they come across topics authored by inactive members, they will take appropriate action.
|What exactly ISC do with non-academic topics from inactive members?|
We take one of the following actions: 1. If they are still bring traffic to ISC, we may leave those as it is. 2. If the content is not of high quality, we may delete it 3. If the content is worth transferring to a sister site, we will transfer it to the sister site. We will create an account automatically for you in the sister site and keep the article in your own name.
|What will happen to my earnings from the article when it is deleted?|
When an article is deleted, your earnings from that will be lost and your overall earnings will be adjusted, even if you have already received the payment for that. There is a chance that your earnings may go negative. We will not ask you to pay us those amount but will not receive another payment from us until your earnings become positive and you reach the minimum payout level again.
|What will happen to my earnings from the article is transfered to a sister site?|
Your earnings in ISC will be deducted and you will earn the equivalent amount in the sister site. You will receive a payout from the sister site when you reach the minimum payout level in sister site as per the policies of the sister site.
|Will you reject/delete the non-academic articles in future?|
That will be up to the discretion of the editors. We will still allow non-academic topics but in most cases, it will be approved without any cash credits. They will still earn points and AdSense revenue.
|Do you allow very long articles?|
Yes, we do. In the past, we had recommended splitting extra long articles into multiple articles. That is no longer required. Articles can be up to 10,000 words long if that makes sense.