Here's What An ACTUAL Content Farm Looks Like

When most people talk about sites like Demand Media and Associated Content, they refer to them as a content farm, but that’s not what they are.

A content farm is a site that scrapes content from other sites and slaps ads against it. Demand Media meanwhile has an army of freelancers who create original content that they put ads against. It’s a crucial difference.

Like many people who are active online, your writer has a Google Alert for his name, and often gets back links from content farm that scrape our articles.

Don’t get us wrong: you’re still free to believe that Demand Media represents the end of motherhood and apple pie. You can even argue that they’re spam. But calling them a content farm is just incorrect.

Here’s what a real content farm looks like:

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Whatever you may think of eHow, it’s different.

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