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Postby CaptB » Wed May 31, 2017 6:34 pm

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Re: Strange FlightGear WordPress sites

Postby curt » Wed May 31, 2017 6:53 pm

What if a person sets up a new site and then copies a variety of content from all over the web ... tons of it ... especially focusing on popular things (or maybe popular things without too many web sites associated with those things?) Soon google would find your pages and index them and they would hopefully start showing up in search results when anyone in the world searches for something that matches one of your pages. A few people will find their way to your pages. These pages appear to also run google ads. So imagine being able to scrape a small percentage of search traffic to your pages instead of the original ones, and a few percent of the people that visit click on your ads, and for each click you make a few pennies. If you can set up enough sites and copy enough content, maybe someday it scales large enough to make a bit of supplemental income. That's my theory from looking at those pages. My guess is that the amount of work for the small return would be huge. Google probably has seen this before and factors it into the search engine rankings. Also there's a pretty big copyright risk if you aren't careful. Maybe a few people find themselves with too much time, not enough money, and maybe this seems like a good idea to try for a while?
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Re: Strange FlightGear WordPress sites

Postby wlbragg » Wed May 31, 2017 9:08 pm

I don't think I would be clicking on any of those links, the download links don't appear to point to any downloads. The text is pretty much gibberish but enough to maybe fool a search engine along with the links.

I agree Curt, looks like a very cheep way to produce a penny. Everything looks canned and may even be generated automatically.

Dude's probably making a fortune, :roll: :lol:
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Re: Strange FlightGear WordPress sites

Postby wkitty42 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:26 pm

it could also be a site or site(s) in place with duff content to hide malware hiding behind everything... especially being a wordpress site... they are notorious for being hacked and used to host malware... just looking at those names is easy enough to see that they are generated... the first word in the first one is detected as Bosnian and the first word in the second one is detected as Romanian... neither one gives an English translation, though...
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