Sunday, June 24, 2007

Project Black Mass, Part 3

We are now reviewing the videos that come with this product, Project Black Mask. Overall, the product is very good, as it contains quite a few ideas that are useful for those who really want to know about how people are making money online. We ourselves will not be implementing the black-hat techniques anytime soon, but it is very helpful to empower ourselves with this sort of knowledge, as it can be used in our more ethical endeavors as well.

In the second video, Alex Goad is discussing using the RSSGM content generator software, when he remarks about the fact that the content is not reader-friendly, i.e., it's a bunch of garbled keywords and other relevant text. Goad then claims that this incomprehensible text is nevertheless good "spider food" and the search engines will love it. On the one hand, there is no doubt that the sort of long-tail keywords (obscure search terms only used a handful of times per month) he's discussing are in desperate need of any content to show up, so a site with any sort of theme would be useful.

However, rumor has it that one of the purposes behind Google's book project, wherein they are entering into their computers every book they can get their hands on, is to make the artificial intelligence even more intelligent by teaching it proper grammar. Therefore, incomprehensible gobbledygook, one would think, would not rank well at all, even if it is stuffed with keywords and relevant terms. It would seem, then, that this technique will not work for long.

Again it comes down to the alleged threat by Google to shut down all Adsense accounts that use a "business model" Google disapproves of. We personally don't know for a fact whether or not Google has done such a thing - as it was rumored to start doing in June 2007, if it had not been doing it all along - but we have to wonder if that's the reason this new product has been released. Has Alex Goad possibly lost his Adsense accounts for using this frowned-upon business model? Also, isn't it only a question of time before Google and other companies start suing spammers, as MySpace has done?

With that caveat, if you want to become savvy as to the sneaky methods black-hatters and spammers are using to make tons of money on the net, you probably can't do much better in one product than Project Black Mask.

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