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This is sad,,,,,

  1. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    I just got a link request from someone. I went to their site and see it's a wordpress blog about clothing.

    They slapped it up there with all categories still labeled "uncategorized". The title still says "just another wordpress site".

    ALL the blog post are copy/paste jobs from article places that allow you to do that. Even the default "this is a wordpress comment" is still there.

    GUESS WHAT! They have a page rank of 4! mad

    Google only seems to care about backlinks, nothing more. They could only get a PR of 4 by buying a ton of backlinks. That seems to be all it takes for any crappy site to rank well. Screw Google! mad

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      Home Girlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, some people work for the money, some people rob banks, some people beg on a corner... for each his own.
      Even if it is 4 now, it is not going to stay there, I am sure. You can screw Google but not for long!

      1. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        exactly smile

      2. Rogochuks profile image78
        Rogochuksposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Love your attitude; we should never judge, but do our own thing.

  2. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Bill I'm so with you on the crappy content ... crappy content + links = Google appreciation. I've seen similar so many times. It's wrong. Simple as that.

  3. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Yeah that really made me mad when I saw that PR4. It's a total waste of space site, even the copied articles are one big block of text.

    Even the links in the sidebar are still the wordpress links! I bet the whole site was done by a script. They throw out hundreds of these in 5 minutes, then  buy 500 bucks of links.

    Next month repeat. However yeah, it will not stay up there long, it will get banned soon. Still,,,,, hmm

  4. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Did you check the domain history?

    sounds like a repurposed expired domain

    which is where its at right now smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, let me check, but the copyright in the footer said 2009, so it's been out there a while. Oh, yes the domain name has NOTHING to do with the subject.

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well this is what I got, leaving out the domain name:

        Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
           Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
           Referral URL: registrar.godaddy.com
           Name Server: NS1.ANEWDNSSERVER.COM
           Name Server: NS2.ANEWDNSSERVER.COM
           Status: clientDeleteProhibited
           Status: clientRenewProhibited
           Status: clientTransferProhibited
           Status: clientUpdateProhibited
           Updated Date: 21-oct-2010
           Creation Date: 21-oct-2010
           Expiration Date: 21-oct-2011

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    Amie Warrenposted 6 years ago

    I know someone who has 75 blogs, all use only ezine articles. She makes a bundle of money without ever writing a word. All her blogs are 4 or above. Who knows what Google thinks? It's into collecting information on all of us, not into making us happy.

    I've thought of doing that myself, actually. As long as it's legal content, and people may click ads, who cares where the info comes from? I know this sounds bad, but hey...I'm in it for the money. If I can make money by copying/pasting ezine articles all day, why not?

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info Amie. However I must ask, how does your friend get her blogs to rank so high?

      I assume she buys lots of backlinks, right? I just don't see how any site can get good ranking just with copied content. In fact that should make your site stay very low in ranking. hmm

    2. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've found blogs while searching for subjects that were just strings of keywords over and over and they are getting away with that too.

    3. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Copying articles from EZA is not illegal as long as you post the links from author's resource box also.

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        ryankettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Actually there is a limit of 25 articles per year per domain that you own, up to a total of 250 articles per year in total.

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          Amie Warrenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, but Ezine isn't the only free article directory. There is so much free stuff out there it isn't funny!

          I have no idea where she gets backlinks, but she has an original blog that is a PR 4 and the only backlinks she has to that one are from her profiles on other sites.

  6. thooghun profile image85
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    They're called autoblogs. They are usually widgets that autopopulate your site by scraping articles from free article directories or product reviews.


  7. andromida profile image76
    andromidaposted 6 years ago

    I think Bing is much better

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Not sure why this has allowed me to post, I requested a permanent ban, but I want to reply to this topic so all is well!

    I actually use eZine articles for my first 25 articles, no benefit whatsoever, but it allows you to see your categories and tags in action and concentrate on your layout etc.

    The one positive to such cretins on the web is that it gives you a very good reason to write eZine articles yourself (and I am going to be writing some very soon).

    If people are prepared to copy and paste them onto their blogs, then somehow get a PR4, then I want a slice of that - forget swapping links with these cretins, get them to copy and paste your eZine articles all over the web.

    As long as they leave your backlink in place then happy days smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      HI Ryan! The trouble is often they do cut your backlink out and try to make it look like they wrote it.

      I have had my own eZine articles copied without my link in it. However enough might leave your link in to be worth it, but many don't. hmm

      1. adrienne2 profile image83
        adrienne2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        @Bill, I know what you are saying, there is just no way to stop people from grabbing content, and leaving links out.  I use to write articles on ezine articles, never generated much traffic.   I would find snippets of my content all over the place.   What really gets me is when people use my name attached to their website to get a google PR2!!!!!

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        Amie Warrenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately, too true. Plus, those $1 articles you buy from GetAFreelancer are almost always rewritten ezine ripoffs.

  9. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Getting 10% of my traffic from places like EzineArticles. I know some Hubbers here don't like having their articles ripped off from EA.

    Yet being able to write an article, usually with long tail keyword to support a well keyworded related hub and then leaving those articles and have it accumulate traffic.

    Works for me long term.