When I found out how drastic the situation is with Splogs, I completely flipped my wig (went crazy!)! The amount of money they're bringing in is insane. The sad part about it is they're ruining the blogosphere, yet what they are doing is not illegal. And they're cashing in(!) on simple techniques.
Splog= Spam + Blog
Sploggers put up sites that are mainly for advertising purposes. What they'll do is put up a site similar to Hotmail called www.homtail.com. Of course HOMTAIL is not the same as HOTMAIL. They do this because people often misspell the word and end up putting in HOMTAIL. This, of course, is a rather open and adult site, as the title explains that. I'm sure when writingup.com gets more popular, they'll be a splog online like: www.writinup.com. You notice what's missing? WRITINUP.COM instead of WRITINGUP.COM.
Three splogs made over $75,000.00 dollars between the months of August and October of 2005. These were just splogs! Can you image how much money is in the blogosphere? Well, if you've signed up for writingup.com, you have a clue. This proves that blogging can bring in nice money. And depending on how good your blog is, it can make you rich almost over night.
I've done some research and found out why and how these websites make so much money. They have link pages that are on their website. They link to websites that have over thousands of links which puts them higher in the search engines. They also fill their splogs with keywords and garbage. A site might say:
Seek a feather, mercury sites, banged upsite the nozzle. Make shift gun powder, hairy seeing glasses...
And this type of stuff will go on and on. The key is that they fill this crap with high paying keywords. A person will go to this website and click on the many ads they have around the content and KA-CHING! The owner is making money.
They're website titles are also filled with keywords. In the upper lefthand corner you'll see:
Money-marriage-cars-clothes-phones-dating-acting-blogs and birds
From this title they will receive high rank with Google because the title suggests they have lots of content and info for readers. In reality, they don't!
Now, of course Google, Yahoo and MSN are trying to fix this problem. They are making where computers can't put out spam blogs for people to go to. I mean, if lots of people keep going to websites that have no good content and are only used for revenue, they'll stop googling or whatever else they do to reach these websites. This will be bad for the search engines and they'll loose people's interest.
You can, however make this type of money if you have these three things:
1. Good Content/Lots of Content
2. High Paying Keywords
3. Sufficient Number of Links to Your Blog/Website
This information, while discouraging to the positive bloggers and blog readers, is a plus for people who wish to make money online. Doing it the right way can ensure constant readers, which mean more visitors, more clicks and
KA-CHING! More money. Happy blogging!
Terry J. Snipes
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