The Old But Reliable Ways of Attracting Free Online Traffics


 The Old But Reliable Ways of Attracting Free Online Traffics

Online businesses and SEO specialists are always looking for new ways to implement their strategies. It is all up-to-date, here are the old but reliable ways of attracting free online traffic.

A computer algorithm generated hundreds of thousands of articles that were fed into search engine crawlers designed to rank these articles in Google's search engine rankings. Articles were written by 'crawler bots' which could mimic human writing, but they had no understanding or knowledge of the subject matter about which they were writing about. When Google changed its algorithms and eventually caught up on the scheme, all these articles were deleted from their website.

It is estimated that last year over 200 million 'spamdexing' keyword articles were written in this fashion by spammers, and then submitted to thousands of websites. The problem was these spamdexing articles would also be ranked along with the real websites that had been legitimately created by the businesses who wanted to sell their services or products.

Obviously, this caused a lot of problems and online businesses started to complain. But the webmasters on the websites where these articles were being served up on their pages were also being trapped into paying for thousands of hits that they could not possibly have had any control over.

Consequently, the much sought after but elusive Google ranking disappeared from sight and online businesses found their rankings dived straight down in the SERPs. It was hard enough at times to get a legitimate article ranked at all – and now they were having to compete with hundreds of thousands of articles which simply had no value for anyone but the spammers who had written them.

And who were these spammy writers? They were known as 'spamdexers' and they were willing to write articles of any quality or substance which could be automatically generated from an algorithm, and then packed full of links pointing to their website so that they could get a high ranking. The article would then look pretty impressive to Google if they saw it, because it was part of a larger wave of websites all trying to show off their buy-now buttons. But there was such a huge amount of these spammy articles, Google didn't have time for so many pages. Eventually, the spammers realised they had been caught out by the change in Google's algorithms.

The whole thing was an example of a big SEO scam, and one that has probably cost thousands of businesses dearly $$$. The free online traffic they thought they were getting was in fact worthless. And at the same time, Google was being tied up trying to filter out all these false websites from its search rankings. In the end the search engine giant had to resort to using a combination of computer programs and human analysts to decide if a website should be ranked, or not, in their search engine results pages – so spammers were eventually caught out for real.

However, there is a new SEO scam which has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of the 'spamdexing' fiasco, and this time it has become known as 'spamming backlinks'. The scam is exactly the same in principle, although its scale might be saying to be a great deal larger.

Some of you are probably wondering what on earth I am talking about. But if you think back for a moment to late 2008 or early 2009, you may remember reading headlines in the online press about how 2.3 million links were removed from Google's search engine listings because they were found to be 'bad links'.


It was all about doing anything that was outside of Google's guidelines for 'good content', which basically meant just about everything. The move by Google to remove thousands of millions of these 'bad links' all together seemed to be part of a big change in the way they were going to deal with link spamming. So, instead of merely removing the bad links, Google was planning on removing a whole bunch at once. It was like taking out more than one thousand bad apples from the barrel whilst leaving the good fruit alone.

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