If you write for Suite, HubPages or some of the other “content farms” you may have noticed a drop in traffic in the last day or two. The traffic drop is most likely due to recent changes in Google’s algorithm.
Diversify, Diversify, Diversify
You’ve heard it before and it bears repeating again. If you have all of your eggs in the content farm basket, you’re probably hurting right now. Don’t get me wrong, all of us content farm writers have felt the pinch of lower page views and earnings, but if you write exclusively for content farms, your pinch is a bit more painful than those of us who spread things around a bit.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The good thing about the Google change is that it is supposed to penalize spammers, content scrapers and plagiarists. No one wants them to show up high in the Google page rankings.
The bad is that quality articles placed on sites like Suite 101, HubPages and other content farms are penalized because they were placed on such sites.
Complain, Moan, Gripe or Make Changes
I recently wrote an article on Suite about Justifying vs. Changing. Here’s your chance to make a few critical choices. Are you going to go from blog to blog and forum to forum complaining about the changes or are you going to take steps to make yourself whole again? The choice is yours.