There is this Gather service in the webz. It's been said that this service is for writers. How exactly can it help me as a writer? Cause I didn't get anything meaningful from their "about" page, and I want to gather knowledge from people who've used it.
I went to their about page, and that pointed to socialwrite.gather.com, which says:
Sounds like their writers are supposed to generate SEO-friendly copy (pfui) and in return Gather may pay them. Or maybe not. Depends on how honest their bookkeeping is, and I doubt their contracts include letting writers audit their books.
Given that they don't pay a penny until/unless you break that 250 page view mark, I recommend blogging for yourself instead.
As far as I can see it's a bit like Suite 101. The site asks you to write short topical pieces that orient to good SEO results and garnishes your article pages with ads. You get a cut of the click-through revenue.
I may be wrong.