Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Free Porn Magic for You!

Opinion Column from PC Magazine: Free Porn Magic for You!

Dvorak says using the words "free," "porn" and "magic" in a headline will increase traffic for you. He writes that two years ago he put the headline "Free Porn" over his column and that column is still among the top page views, month after month.

Let's see if the same headline voodoo works for me, as well.

In the earlier days of the Internets [sic], webmasters use to tweak their meta tags to say things like "Nude pics of Britney Spears" to drive traffic. If you're thinking of paying frequent visits to Yahoo! Buzz Index to glom the best meta tags like "Paris Hilton" or "Golden Globe Awards," fuhghedaboutit.

The search engines quickly caught on to this trick.

Wired News reported back in August that the porn sites were creating mutliple blogs that cross reference each other to cheat their Google rankings. And yesterday CNET News reported that Google has created a new "no follow" tag that will keep people from posting comment spam that falsely drives up traffic.

But the recursive cross-referencing across multiple blogs ploy still works, right?



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