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Evil Web Portals

Written by George Manty  · June 8, 2006

About once every couple of weeks someone sends me a new “get rich” ebook that they want me to review. So far, I have turned most of these opportunities down for various reasons.

Anyway, last week someone gave me an ebook to review that looked very promising. So, I told them I would go ahead and review it. The first few chapters were REALLY good. Then I got to the meat of the system – setting up useless web portals (monetized with Adsense and affiliate programs) that trick the Search Engines using black hat SEO techniques to get traffic.

Ummm… No thanks!

When I read the part about keeping the portal website up until the Search Engines ban the site, I thought to myself,

“I can’t believe they are teaching people this. Especially unsuspecting beginners.”

I am not going to reveal the book’s name or author, because I think they might believe it is a legitimate way to make money on the web. Yes, some perfectly nice people make money this way. But I don’t believe that constantly trying to trick the Search Engines with the latest technique is the way to build up a legitimate business. I for one, just couldn’t live with myself knowing I was contributing to cluttering the Search Engines with garbage results.

Anyway, if you ever purchase a book about creating multiple web portals to trick the Search Engines, promptly return it to get your money back. If someone ever tells you that creating these junk portals is the way to get rich quick, run far, far away.

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2 Responses to “Evil Web Portals”

  1. Theresa wahm bloggers network on June 9th, 2006 3:25 am

    I haven’t purchased any ebooks lately so I don’t know which one you are referring to. There are alot of good resources out there for learning legit seo practices.

  2. gmanty on June 9th, 2006 8:24 am

    I didn’t want to name it and yes there are a lot of good seo resources out there. Like my seo tips blog and Aaron Wall’s SEO Book.