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Low Quality Websites: Content Farms: Recognize Content Farms

A research guide that discusses content farms and how and why to avoid using them as resources.

How to Recognize a Content Farm

Content farms regularly contain:

1. Short, general articles with little or no citation
2. Many advertisements
3. Links to other websites
4. Information copied from other sites

The following image was taken from the content farm Associated Content:

Example of a Content Farm


As the image below indicates, if you do a search for the exact phrase highlighted above, you find many websites that have the same information:

Conten from other websites.


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