What is a content farm and how to avoid being one by accident - What is a good page, and what is just fluffy content to make money?
What is a content farm and what is not? For years webmasters have said,
"content is king."
Content is king because a search engine indexes the words, therefore the more words the better. Then if you put them in the proper order, the proper density, the correct format you can rank higher and receive more traffic. Many smart people jumped on this idea, learned SEO and found ways to create mass amounts of pages or content cheap. They created farms where they grew content, with the various goals, but often money drove them to create incredible amounts of low content pages. These pages clutter up the Internet and it now requires readers to search more for good quality pages.
Signals you are on a bad Content Farm
Travel Theme Content Farms - These are types of pages that are slowly cluttering up the Internet and could receive severe lower ranking by search engines.
Examples: Note, please take great care here, some of the sites do have some extremely high quality specific pages, I feel or believe it is the allowing of bad content that causes you the problems.
Signals you are not on a Content Farm
Spinning Articles problems: --- You could be a content farm if...
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Thanks, this page was started by Andy Graham - March 2011 in Dakar Senegal, if you believe you can add good ideas, please either make comments or ask for permission to edit.
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