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Low Quality Websites: Content Farms: What is a Content Farm?

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

What is a Content Farm?

A content farm is a website that produces a large amount of low-quality articles on many different topics, then uses keywords so that they are placed highly on Google or other search engine results.

This guide will help you to recognize and avoid content farms in order to improve the quality of resources you use from the internet.

The following infographic shows how articles for content farms are created and how they end up in your search results.

Demand Media Breaking the Bank
[Source: OnlineMBA.com]

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