Quality of Content or Quantity of Content? From Google’s Point Of View
With continuous changes in Google algorithms, it is quite difficult to judge what Google actually cares about? Is it the quality of content or the quantity of content? We can find few web contents and web property that seems to get special success by exploiting social networking. Their success is due to their work that makes people to share that content, their thoughts, whatever it might be with the whole world. It doesn’t just stop sharing with their selected list of friends but with the mass. Such kind of websites is best represented by Answers.com, Yahoo Answers, Wiki Answers and more who keep moving higher and higher up the Internet charts, and sometimes even entering into the top 10 search results for short periods.
As everyone knows success on Google’s search listings comes from finding a way to put new content on your website as often as possible. Webmasters usually hire and pay to have writers for their websites, think up contents, to add to their website every day. On the other hand websites like Answers.com, Yahoo Answers, Wiki Answers, bloggers.com that with no effort at all, have people around the world add thousands of pieces of new content on their own, at no cost to the website. Did you know Answers.com has about 40 million pages of content on its servers so far? Google has no choice but to list these websites on the top of its search results because of high level of content uploads.
Google is the reason why these websites choose their path of mass content development and upload. Google’s policy makes us understand that the most new content additions to a website make it the most popular website. Thus they get lots of visitors and advertising income, and are on their way to Internet blog buster. But the thing to worry about is whether those websites should become popular on internet not for the quality of what they have online, but for the quantity of it? If you see Answers.com does not bother to edit its content for quality, like Wikipedia does. They just have all the website content, at no cost. The profits they make, they use to advertise on Google Ad Sense. And that’s how they make money. All these process gives the freelance bloggers and paid bloggers idea about how they just have to develop nonsense content on a massive scale, advertise a bit, and there you have your instant profit formula.
The question that arises here is how will people find articles from genuine freelancing experts who aren’t paid to supply insensitive contents? What the Internet has or will turn into if this continues?