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Keyword wars and word games people play, darn! bootleggers and copycats

Updated on September 17, 2016
By Jason-Morrison
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The online world isn't a game

Many people online for years were here just to try to cheat the monetary system by utilizing words as a sort of game, in hopes that the search engines (Article on how linking keywords truly works) would respond in their favor. This game went on for many years over, close to two decades at least before the much newer systems that were put in place known as Google, would actually be well equipped enough to put it all to a stop.

Little did the game players know that this moment would come at a time when the world was experiencing the greatest amount of change ever, and on all levels imaginable.The computing era has evolved on many levels and now is considered to be one of the main means of earning a living for most businesses, and even corporations.

Today the average person is trying from all around the globe as well to also tag along and try to earn from using online portals or websites on the Internet and to get in on all the keyword online action.

This video is one of many on Youtube on the subject of Keywords

Google Adsense uses keywords

Adsense is keyword based when it comes to hubpages, and if you write your articles properly the ad's will relate themselves to your keyword usage, giving commercial hubs greater relevance
Adsense is keyword based when it comes to hubpages, and if you write your articles properly the ad's will relate themselves to your keyword usage, giving commercial hubs greater relevance

Word players

There was one time when it was quite OK to deceive people, or mislead them online and into traps of all sorts. For instance around the early years of the new millennium, or the year 2000. Things online were very crazy back then, with pop ups everywhere, viruses would attack your computer on moments notice (They still do exist today, but there's greater Antivirus PC defense mechanisms in place), and many people were constantly losing their online grip of cyber reality due to it.

There were loads of malicious activities going on behind the scenes that did indeed make these effective unwarranted and mostly illegal occurrences happen. This form of intentional forced advertising, and spyware technology was design to circumvent our computing lives, and to steal much of our personal information.

The advent of Google becoming a world renowned safer alternative for more accurate searches, and also when Mozilla Firefox moved in to replace Microsoft's Explorer web browser was when things began to change for the better.

Some people think that stuffing their articles with loads of keywords repetitively will do the trick, which is also known as "Keyword Stuffing", but today Google's search engine has been updated to frown upon such behavior digitally, and filter those website out to hit the bottom.


It all began somewhere

Yahoo and Explorer both were poorly designed years back, and had so many vulnerabilities as well as the older Windows operating systems, that they were a haven for pests, and for computer hackers to breach even firewalls once set up to defend our personal information. This is where the word games that people play online came in handy, because much of the misdirection came from actual websites, that people were to eventually surface upon.

So in fact if you were to simply navigate to a malicious website, it would then either redirect you over time using what is known as a Rootkit (Redirector), or a back door Trojan horse (A sort of imitation file of malicious nature). So that your web browsing experience would turn into a more remote controlled experience that you had absolutely no power or decision to navigate any longer. While simultaneously some malicious computer program which was primarily web based, infiltrated your PC and wreaked havoc on it, till your hard drive couldn't take anymore, or you would suffer from memory overload.

A cool video from an average online user, keywords earn bucks


Keywords have been through the ringer for sure, and things are getting intense

You now was faced with the option to either take your PC to a computer repair shop, or now-a-days its known at Bestbuy as the geek squad for most people, or you would have to replace all of your DLL files, by using your operating system's installation disk repair process (This could be done mainly for Windows XP's).

Facing the word games of others online has become a detterrent for many people online to shy away from going to unknown, and un-trusted websites. This has hurt many honest people looking to venture out into the online world, and to seek alternative forms of receiving revenue for their true expertise they indeed have to share.

Many online businesses are currently suffering in a huge way, and its all due to Google having to up the stakes in terms of their search engine. Since many online businesses worldwide depend on Google searches for a vast majority of their web traffic today. So anytime when Google decides to intensify, and filter out their search engine, its like a machete slamming its forceful lethal blade upon each and everyone who owns a single web location worldwide.

Yikes! there's always so many words to choose from, isn't it

By sjcockell
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Bootleggers have hurt the system for sure

Then there's the whole online streaming of copy righted movies issue (Why don't they simply take down those illegal infringing sites from within each given countries Internet portals, right!), the illegal copying of and content scraping issues all online authors have to contend with. Also the pirating of music, movies, and anything artistically relevant today that has become the major reason for heightened constraints, regulations, and an increase of overall web standards by that of Google.

Bootlegging has always been a problem, and all throughout history when it comes to us humans playing the copycat games, and using the art of mimicry or out right cheating. The funny thing! is since everything online is connected, the people who tend to be harmed the most is the average person in seek of simply making a honest living digitally.

This is a hurtful harsh reality today that is tough to deal with, knowing at the same time that many of the other modes of receiving pay for hard earned efforts, is also cut out of the equation of things today. Like for instance being able to simply get a job interview and in hopes of working a actual real 9-5 job (Due to online everything its almost impossible to get a real job today, because everyone is applying to the same ones all at once).

Now on the other side of the coin what it boils down to is that quality digital works pays off today in a big way, yes everything may seem and appear dim today, but the new age web is designed purely to filter our poor quality, and to embrace high quality.

Many corporations are currently suffering when it comes to making their revenue due to so much false online activities going on, and small businesses are hurt even more. This is why Google had to do something about all the fraudulent websites popping up all the time, and stealing content. Also they decided to penalize those copycats who steal content, and also those folks who haven't the skills to come up with higher quality content.

Note: Content scraping, and online piracy is against the law today, so if your into it you need to quit, or you may be facing federal court and prosecution for committing a federal crime.

Walk the Plank!

Capture of the Pirate Blackbeard, 1718 depicting the battle between Blackbeard and Lt. Maynard in Ocracoke Bay.
Capture of the Pirate Blackbeard, 1718 depicting the battle between Blackbeard and Lt. Maynard in Ocracoke Bay. | Source


So in fact if you are looking to churn out some intense digital words as a writer, and to pull together even better looking legally used imagery, video or what have you. Then you are looking at a great moment in time, where the playing of words become purely subjective to that of you trying to achieve success, and by doing it the right way can help earn you your keep for sure.

It takes balance, and the right mind to research at great depths, into understanding what is all that it entails to learn and master good SEO today, rather then repeat silly errors of things that worked years ago, but no longer does and is heavily frowned upon.

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you so much Debbie, I wrote this in good faith and to help all those writers or potentials looking to earn it big with keywords alone, it just doesn't work anymore, and Google made sure to that :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow Mike this is an awesome and fascinating article... I had no idea.. I still don't have any idea. as you have learned from me.. lol.. You are so smart.. thank you fro keeping us informed like you do

      many blessings my friend


    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank Rajan, its tough for people trying to get the words out and all, and they think that all it takes is to overly promotional about things. I guess the law is the law and those who penalize it will surely get the heavy penalties today.

      I just hope all those folks who have no idea what they're doing online and looking to achieve some sort of success can learn from such an article here.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful hub and a useful reminder that Google now frowns upon Keyword stuffing and penalizing articles stuffed with them. Some very useful ideas and tips here my friend. Thanks for sharing.

      Voting it up, useful and sharing it. Have a nice day.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @mary615, thank you for the cool comment and for sharing.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Your article is full of good info. Good videos, too. I do try and use keywords.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Stephen Jacobs, thanks bro for the cool comment, it is a balancing act for sure.

      I just hope more folks can find the way to being much more balanced with it all rather then just doing anything, and without regard to the potential to lose site of things altogether online.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, Thanks again Ruby, you have been reading so many of my hubs I cat keep up with you, and I thank you for being so kind to render me these awesome comments as well.

      Yeah them darn online pests, I fought them off as a tech for the most part, and now I see where and how it all comes together as a content writer and web developer as well, so yup online life is no joke.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @ImKarn23, Thanks Leslie, and yeah I see you been pretty busy lately, I have as well as you very well know.

      I hope I can catch up to everyone here on hubpages that shares with me, it isn't easy to do so and crank out high quality digital works while working a business on the ground and living a social as well as love life, but if there's a will there's surely a way. See you soon in your hubs too.

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      Stephen Jacobs 

      6 years ago from Australia

      seo seems never ending the more I learn the more I realise how little I Know.. thank you

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I know this will be helpful to people who understand the technology. I am at a loss. I do remember when spyware was so bad, it was difficult to visit a site. I now have Norton Security and i love it. Thank's for the share Mike..

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      hello, Mike..

      Sigh..everytime i read one of your hubs - it reminds me of how little i

      i do believe keywords are important and took babysteps into a couple tools to find them, but - let's just say i'm a miserable failure at catching google's attention - and - i've learned to live with

      believe it or not - my son works for microsoft, but - his area of expertise does not intersect at any point with my areas of

      nice to 'see' ya, Mike...c'mon up and see me some

      (er..please don't call me 'bro' - ok bro?)


    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey @billybuc, thanks bro for making it here and for sharing this hub with me.

      Yeah this is much of what I have experienced as a content curator, writer, web developer, and in the past when I experienced being a computer tech.

      It all has come full circle today, and now I can see the light at the end of this darn digital tunnel online.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is all so far over my head, buddy! I truly do not understand the technical aspect; I'm just a writer. I try to follow suggestions about keywords and mega tags and the like, but there is so much I don't understand. :)

      That's why I have you around to clarify life for me in the technical world. Thanks, Mike, I understood about half of this and that's a huge step in the right direction.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Ericdierker, thanks bro for the cool comment, and for sharing man.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That is a great article. Thank you.


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