Avoid Content Farms

Avoid Content Farms!

"In the context of the World Wide Web, a content farm (or content mill) is a company that employs large numbers of freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines. Their main goal is to generate advertising revenue through attracting reader page views as first exposed in the context of social spam" ("Content Farm," 2014). 

Content farms, or content mills, are not college-level resources. They should be avoided in favor of stronger resources from established and creditable sources. Please visit Wikipedia’s discussion on the subject at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_farm, and then consider reading Mashable’s article at http://mashable.com/category/content-farms/. 

For the List of Content Farms, please see http://www.jongales.com/blog/2011/02/14/list-of-content-farms/#comments for updates, but I’ve posted the current ones below.

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