Though it’s easy to dismiss Web spammers as being lazy leeches on the Web, the truth is that spamming isn’t an easy profession.
There are frequent Google algorithm shifts, any of which can erase months of work in a heartbeat. There are hosts that aren’t too keen to have your content around and can quickly terminate your accounts. Finally, there’s the most difficult question of all: Where do you get your content from?
After all, spamming, if nothing else, is a numbers game. If one out of every 10,000 pages you generate become successful, you have to generate 10,000 pages to have a hit. Doing that, however, means populating 10,000 pages with content.
To put it modestly, that is not simple. To have humans write that content, even low-quality content, would be cost prohibitive. After all, even at just $1 per page, it’s unlikely the writing would generate enough revenue to be worthwhile.
As such, spammers have to automate their content creation and that means finding a reliable source of content that is both keyword-relevant and likely to pass muster with Google.
So where does this content come from? While there are many sources, here are the six main ones that most spammers seem to get their work from.Continue Reading