Search Engine Spam

Running an online business relies to a greater or lesser extent on search engine traffic. Be this free search engine traffic or pay per click traffic your business still relies on the search engines to profit and survive.

There's a problem. Actually let me rephrase that and say there's always been a problem. Abusers. Some people have to take shortcuts to profit. No matter how straightforward it might be to actually do some work and then profit from this work they simply can't accept that as a business model. They need the easy, quick, fastbuck way. The model where they don't have to think or research. Just push a button and hey presto instant business.

Who are these people? Search engine spammers. You've never heard of it called search engine spam but you've seen it time and time again. You do a Google search for something and you find a page full of links to casino and holiday sites. Or the site redirects you immediately to another site to buy something. Or even worse the entire website it made up of bits and pieces of text from other websites all muddled together on a page.

Do you enjoy reaching these sites? I didn't think so. Why do those sites exist? For the profit of the owner. The people who design these sites call themselves entrepreneurs and online business people. I hate to burst their bubble but they're spammers.

You don't agree? Ok well are the people who send out junk email spammers? By definition they are because they send useless information to us day in and day out in the hope of making a sale.

Search engine spammers are doing the exact same thing except they're far worse. They're polluting entire search engines with their auto-generated pages of rubbish. Actually finding useful information online now is getting harder because these guys are so deseparate to make a buck they don't mind ruining the online experience of millions of web surfers.

So if you are running an online business or intend starting one then do the entire search engine world and Internet users in general a favor. Do not use these automated content generators. Be creative. Have an original thought. Have an opinion. Write about it with passion. Put it online. Profit will come.

This article was provided courtesy of Search Engine Fuel where you'll find tons of information on affordable search engine optimization

In The News:

Enterprise SEO Archives  Search Engine Journal
SEO in 2020: Going Beyond Google  Search Engine Journal
How Hackers May Be Hurting Your SEO  Search Engine Journal
Long Tail Keywords and SEO  Search Engine Journal
A Definitive Guide to Mobile SEO  Search Engine Journal
Best SEO  WhaTech
What Does It Mean to ‘Do SEO’?  Search Engine Journal
New local SERP live in Europe  Search Engine Land
5 Ways SEO & Web Design Go Together  Search Engine Journal
Can SEO Be Made Predictable?  Search Engine Journal
Can SEO Have a Negative Effect?  Search Engine Journal

The Budget Webmaster?s 6 Step Guide to Improving Existing Rankings in Google

The Budget Webmaster's 6 Step Guide to Improving Existing Rankings... Read More

Ten Steps To A Well Optimized Website - Step 2: Content Creation

Welcome to part two in this search engine optimization series.... Read More

More Hits are Good for My Website - A Myth You Should Avoid

I hear this all the time. "I can get you... Read More

Attack Of The Killer Google Zombies!

Don't share this with people of a nervous disposition because... Read More

The Great Search Engine War, Where Content is King

When search engines first appeared, they were simple affairs consisting... Read More

Do It Yourself SEO

Internet surfers use search engines more than any other tool... Read More

Search Engines - The Dominant Factor

Let's face facts - Search engines are starting to rule... Read More

What is PageRank?

Chances are you have been on the Internet and have... Read More

Maximising Google?s PageRank of Your Website to Maximise Traffic

Google uses PageRank to rank your pages. To maximize your... Read More

Increase Your Search Engine Ranking

There are methods to increase your search engine rankings which... Read More

London Bombings and Number Patterns

Firstly, let me say that I am sure all our... Read More

SEO Expert Guide - Keyword Analysis (part 3/10)

If you imagine that building an optimized site is like... Read More

7 Search Engine Optimization Strategy

Search engine optimization refers to the technique of making your... Read More

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Fix Your OnPage!

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is something you should be aware... Read More

How To Boost Your Keyword Density On Your Web Site To Gain Top Positions At The Search Engines

Let's talk about what keyword density is and how to... Read More

The Changing Face of Search Engine Optimization

With the ever evolving internet market for just about anything... Read More

Yahoo Dopey, MSN Goofy, Google is Mickey Mouse Lost in a Sandbox

Seventy-two days ago Googlebot first showed up and crawled over... Read More

Search Engine Optimization - Free Tips and Help - Part One - The Title Tag

Search Engine Optimization is a widely misunderstood industry. Many webmasters,... Read More

Easy Web Tips

How can you be found on the web?The web is... Read More

SEO and Directories

If you are a webmaster, then you've probably submitted your... Read More

High Google Rankings: Frequency vs. Positioning

There's an assumption that the higher a ranking or positioning... Read More

Submit All Of Your Pages And Watch Your Traffic Grow

Everyone is looking for "secrets" about how to get more... Read More

Reality Check: A Straightforward Guide to Keywords and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Web site owners need to have realistic expectations when it... Read More

A Naive Mistake Cost Me My Google Rankings

Little do you know but you too could be making... Read More

Link Popularity: Why Its The Best Investment You Can Do For Your Business

More and more search engines rank your web pages based... Read More