SPAM isn’t just bad email – The Spam Website

Nobody in his right mind would ever think that it does the internet world any better, and neither does Google and its search engine brothers and sisters Yahoo and Bing.

I am talking about SPAM websites.

Unless we are talking about that awesome canned food, spams is mostly useless junk that causes anger even to the most patient person who is out to find some useful information, especially to those searching for less popular topics.

So should you be worrying about your own website? Is there a way to know if your website posts a spammy threat to mankind?

Here are eight clues that your website is spam:

1. Spammers are Sociopaths

Most spammer marketers just do not have the time to go into social connections with people, what with all the work they have to do to keep up their pace in spamming? These web spammers have a cause for hoarding page ranks, and that is not very nice.  Google’s Penguin updates have smacked many of these sites down, but it’s not stopping them from trying.  Many of them use programs to create hundreds or thousands of automated pages in an attempt to horde page rank for keywords (usually one page per product or service and city name).  They are trying to catch a big net in hopes of catching a few sardines usually through affiliate or commission based sales.

Tip: Create real useful content, welcome interaction with your customers through blogs that allow comments, and forums.  Engage an audience on social media.

2. Too much of the same keywords

Most web spammers will use too much of the same keywords over and over within the whole content, so much so that there is not enough valuable information, and sometimes, over-optimization makes the whole article senseless.

Tip: Do not use the same keywords in every part of the article. The best thing to do is to use keywords as less frequently as possible, or use sub-keywords which have a close connection with the main key phrase. Write as naturally as possible.

3. The content is crap

As with ‘socializing’ with potential visitors, web spammers do not focus so much on the quality or uniqueness of the content, and sometimes, they do not care about it at all. The contents would most likely be stolen, repetitive, badly spun, or brought in via RSS feeds from other sites.

Tip: Keep your contents as original and unique as possible and avoid these acts.

4. They are full of commercials

Spammy websites are usually stuffed with too much ad content, trying to catch your attention and lure you into clicking on them. You can determine its spammy smell when almost half of the whole page reeks of useless ads.

Tip: Do away from this practice unless you are a content website focusing on adsense or paid advertisement revenue and offer the most valuable place of your site to your quality content. Having too much ads on your page will only reduce your visitor’s interest in your website.  Be wary!

5. Too many dead ends, error messages, etc.

For spammers who like bringing in money as fast as possible without commitment to quality, it is very rare that they would even care to cultivate or care for a legit website. Most of the time, they are off working on a new project without ever going back for a maintenance or update.

Tip: The best path to take is to do your due diligence and keep updating your website and performing regular maintenance work.  Polish and evolve your website for the best long term results.

6. They magnetize a plethora of substandard inbound links

Low-quality inbound links and spammers have one thing in common: they’ are both useless. Bought inbound links are usually links from other spam sites.

Tip: If you want quality inbound links, create quality content people will share, guest post, and meet new people who will help you increase your website’s popularity and reputation.

7. Too many domains and microsites

This is a big no-no for quality-based websites. Spammers will own lots and lots of junk domains and websites, with some sites having one useless page that never sees an update.

Tip: Keep your website clean, neat, informative, and interesting. Try not to manage too many domains that you cannot handle.  A few well polished websites are worth hundreds of low effort websites.

8. Black-Hat Tactics are their name of the game

These include ‘invisible texts’, doorway passages, and intentionally misspelling words are all part of the deal. I have but one advice: DON’T EVER DO IT. Sooner or later you will suffer the wrath of an angry customer or search engine update penalty, so why risk your site to something that will only bring you grief?

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