Joined: 19 Jun 09
12 Jun 10 5:11 am
There are some that see the need for posting quality articles to these sites. Unfortunately most people who use them are too lazy. They use junk spinners that you can't read, if you are human.
if people learned that everything they post online affects their reputation, the web would be much easier to work on. unfortunately most people dont care about their customers. all they care about is milking people for every dime they can and doing as little work in the process.
This attitude leads to crap content being sumbitted to these networks.
I ran a blog on ama just as a test to see how it went. I had 2 criteria to keep a post. It had to read well, and no direct affiliate links.
out of every 20 posts I got, I kept maybe 3. in my mind that is not a good success rate. most of them were due to the content. but a few were because people just slapped an affilate link in there, hoping i would make them sales.
I finally gave up. now i use the blog to post my own spun articles as I syndicate them, building links to my own sites. I occasionally will do posts of other people's articles as well. I don't get massive traffic to the blog, but I do get quite a bit. One thing i did when I started was going in and targeting the posts to really low search and low competition keywords. This way, i dont spend a lot of time building links to the posts, but I still get some decent traffic flowing through it.
i do this with my articles on directories too. instead of posting an article on a directory targeting the same keywords as my site, I target more targeted keywords with less competition, giving them a better chance at ranking highly.
often, I can get some good rankings on them just by running about 300 bookmarks, which I can do in just a few minutes.