If A Page Exists Only To Make Money, The Page Is Spam GOOGLE
In BOTH leaked quality rater guidelines we’ve seen for Google quality raters this statement is pretty standout – and should be a heads up to any webmaster out there who thinks they are going to make a fast buck from Google organic listings these days.
It should, at least, make you think about the types of pages you are going to spend your valuable time making.
Without VALUE ADD for Google’s users – don’t expect to rank.
If you are making a page today with the sole purpose of making money from it – and especially with free traffic from Google – you obviously didn’t get the memo.
Consider this from a manual reviewer:
…when they DO get to the top, they have to be reviewed with a human eye in order to make sure the site has quality. potpiegirl
It’s worth remembering:
- If A Page Exists Only To Make Money, The Page Is Spam
- If A Site Exists Only To Make Money, The Site Is Spam
This is how what you make will be judged – whether it is fair or not.
IS IT ALL BAD NEWS?
Of course not – in some cases – it levels the playing field.
If you come at a website thinking it is going to be a load of work and passion, thinking:
- DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF
- BE REMARKABLE
- BE ACCESSIBLE
- ADD UNIQUE CONTENT TO YOUR SITE
- GET CREDITED AS THE SOURCE OF UNIQUE CONTENT
- HELP USERS (!) IN A WAY THAT IS NOT ALREADY DONE BY 100 OTHER SITES
…. then you might find you’ve built a pretty good site and even, in time – a ‘brand’.
Google doesn’t care about us SEO or websites – but it DOES care about HELPING USERS.
So, if you are helping your visitors – and not by just getting them to another website – you are probably doing one thing right at least.
With this in mind – I am already building affiliate sites differently.