Originally Posted by steiner
I am not trying to knock on anyone. I am just reading and trying to pick up some new things here on SEO and marketing. So I follow people's websites when they mention it or have it tagged on their names.
Most websites seem very basic to me and provide almost very little useful content. But the owners all claim to be making good money. So either that's not their real website or they are just making things up.
Even if its not their real website, their other website that we can see is usually not that intricate either. They all look like very basic basic websites with almost no comments or little comments. I see more comments in basic iPhone blogs.
As a noob, am I missing something here? Are people using their sites as spamming sites? I don't even see much ads on them so I am not sure how they are using it to make any money. I don't see any popups either. Then again, I have NoScript on in my Firefox so most sites can't run any scripts without me okaying it.
I've seen a lot of blogs in my day proclaim that they make a living from there blog and tell you how to make money online and try to sell you a bunch of ebooks or link you to clickbank products with fake screenshots of account earning's. Those bloggers have no clue what they are doing but trying to make a cheap buck on newbies who will buy anything that says they could make x,xxx a month.
I do know of blogs that clearly make x,xxx a month or more but don't know them personally or network with them, I just wish I was in there shoe's. lmao
I'm thinking some of these blogs that you see with little ad's on them are autoblog's that basically promote affiliate links in there blog posts with spun content. I don't make a living from my blog and never said that nor post screenshot's of fake earning's. Remember back in the day when we could fake adsense screenshots with putting a script into the address bar in IE? I don't have photoshop so I can't use that to make one.
It's amazing how spammers can quickly ruin a industry with there spamming tactic's. They did this to the web directory industry a long time ago. Seem's blogs is next on the list as I see more blogs being created with duplicate content from other blog's.
Example: the mashable.com blog is very well known and yes, the owner makes a killing each month from it. People think "Hey, I'll create a social media/tech blog and just spin there content and cash in on the traffic". That method never works as Google isn't that stupid nor the everyday webmaster.
If you want to success with your blog, don't copy off other people, do your own thing, add your own revenue tactic's to it and keep tweaking the blog. Just be honest when you write content whether it's good information or bad information.