Hopping The Hubs -- Now I understand
I had never 'hopped hubs '.
Having read the recent
Google Algorithm change,
noticing that Hubpages was
being smacked down, I took the plunge.
I say this with all solemnity; Hopping Hubs is not for the squemish.
If you can watch CSI without closing your eyes, you're capable.
So put on your fishing boots, cause the cess pool is Deep.
Proselytising is the Least of It
The number of articles which sound like they belong in the Christian Science Monitor is staggering. At least half of all articles are that kind of shove it down your throat church spam.
Those who aren't Christians who read that stuff are happy they aren't.
I didn't vote them down, I skipped them, the same way I skip other tract dispensing obstacles.
A number of articles were pure SPAM, the type of stuff you see posted as comments on sites that don't allow the author delete or deny options. This crap is written as an article but is selling something. One long advertising blurb.
Nearly a fifth of all articles I hopped within a thirty minute period were SPAM. Unapologetic straightforward Spam.
The image above describes 99% of the rest of the stuff I read. I say 99% because there were actually two articles which belonged here. Both were well written and interesting.
Two sentences or a paragraph of gibberish, or some personal tripe that shouldn't be posted anywhere but a private blog.
I am talking stuff so bad they insult the pile of crap at the top of this section.
There are articles which exploit Search Engine Optimization terms. Articles are written according to formula.
"All over the world people are interested in SEO. Many people
are talking about SEO. How to use SEO is very important."
On Monday SEO might be Global Warming. On Tuesday it could be Fire Alarms. On Wednesday it might be Potato Chips.
The same article with different Keywords.
The article says nothing, but having fooled Google's Search Engine, it sits at the top of the heap in a Search
Now I Know
With Google's new policy just announced, with sites being labeled Content Farms
one would have thought the battalion of Spammers, crap writers and SEO skunks
would be quiet.
Just for a little while.
Just for a few days stop.
Stop because the actions are harming hundreds, thousands of other people.
Their actions are damaging the very site they use as their Stage.
That being on the last page of a Google search hurts everyone.
(I won't tell you how old I was when I stopped believing in the tooth fairy).
The crap I saw on Hubpages was written within a few hours, some minutes,
of my Hub hopping. And there is a lot of crap.