Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Search for E-Quality

No surprise that the Internet is littered with junk sites. The worst are the automatically generated lists of links, based on a few keywords. The resulting pages are usually just an excuse to run Google ad boxes, with no original content or even meaningful groups of links.

As an example, here’s a few of today’s new “sites” linking to StillMadeinUSA.com:

Even worse than these link fields are the sites that “scrape” entire pages from my site and post them, surrounded by Google ads. These make me so mad I’m not going to post the URL.

Why does this bug me? Because I spend a lot of time building content for my website, and in most cases I do NOT use Google ad boxes because the ads served would not be for American-made products. Why in the heck should someone else get financial benefits from my work? Grr… Also, although these junk sites are fairly apparent, they clog up the search engine results so that true sites are harder to find. So, is the Internet democratic or anarchic? (And, is “anarchic” a word?!)


Caifeng said...

Hi, nice to find you here :)
I'd say "democracy" makes the internet order anarchic.

Richard said...

I notice that you make NO mention of the fine hunting rifles and shotguns made right here in the US of A. Why is that?
The following is a list of just some of the companies that do such business:
Rock River Arms
Savage Arms
Smith & Wesson

and many others.