OMG are you effing insane?
Today comes the announcement that WordPressDirect.com has reached 10,000 users. WordPress Direct is a site that allows users to click a few buttons and
potentially scrape steal kidnap plagiarize automatically post content from blogs by simply entering keywords. So now, sploggers (and apparently there are 10,000ish of them now) can enter keywords, set up an account with Google allowing them to be paid for page views, and VOILA, your content is on their site and making them money. Thanks, WordPress Direct.
From their press release: “Armed with little more than a desire to publish on a topic, users can create and maintain any number of content-packed, automatically-updated, search engine optimized (SEO) niche websites powered by the WordPress blog engine.
Every WordPressDirect site comes “pre-optimized” for maximum ranking and maximum traffic. By clicking a few radio buttons and entering a few search phrases, WordPressDirect will create a blog-driven website, create the blog categories, install the theme, and automatically post content. WordPressDirect contains special software that identifies relevant content and then automatically posts it to the site with proper categorization and tagging to aid visitors and searchers alike.“
What do YOU think?
I think they sum it up best on their FAQ site when they answer a question, “We are a pretty sucky bunch, it’s true.” What do YOU think?