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