Probably the most popular article website in internet history was the (infamous according to some users) Bubblews of Arvind Dixit . The name of the website was probably related to the fact that most websites are like a bubble, if they are deindexed or making a loss, the person owning the website will drop the domain name, and website, so like a bubble, the website has a very short life.
Though the domain investor did not have an opportunity to check out the features in great detail due to the endless corporate espionage, allegedly of google, tata and other indian internet companies, a large number of internet users worldwide used the website and made a fair amount of money. The website would pay members based on the number of page views, comments and othe factors and were not very strict about the quality of the articles. A member could post 10 articles at the website daily.
Bubblews was notorious for discriminating against some members for payment ( a typical indian brahmin tradition) , these members would not get their payment when they reached the minimum payout limit despite requesting repeatedly , while others would get their payment promptly in time. The happy members ensured that bubblews became one of the most popular websites online.
However as google systematically ensured that it monopolized all advertising money, the advertising revenues of bubblews were not sufficient and it eventually shut down, a few years ago.
Please note that the google,tata sponsored fraud R&AW/CBI employees shivalli brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar, goan call girls sunaina chodnekar, siddhi mandrekar, goan gsb fraud housewife riddhi nayak and other fraud indian intelligence employees faking a btech 1993 ee degree are not associated with the website in any way, though google, tata, ntro, cbi and other indian government employees are shamelessly making fake claims to defame, deny opportunities, to a google competitor and waste indian tax payer money on google, tata sponsored fraud indian intelligence employees, paying them a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the google competitor