I get a lot of stuff in my home business inbox and most of the time I don’t even have time to look at all the offers. Today I got an offer to buy an “amazing value” of an affiliate deal. For only $17! Hmmmmm. It was supposed to be a traffic generating information product. As it turns out, the product was a piece of software that (and I quote): “creates Adsense sites with other people’s articles”.
Now that sounds like an “amazing value”. My first issue with this is that it uses other people’s articles. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are stolen; people do write articles that can be republished (as long as the article is intact and the signature line is kept). But whether the articles are legitimately used or not, it creates a problem of duplicate content. If it is using other people’s articles, that means each article is going to posted somewhere else on the net (probably in a lot of places).
Another issue with is that it creates Adsense sites. Adsense won’t do anyone any good unless there is traffic going to that site. Even then, the site would have to have a good balance of content along with its Adsense ads or most users will simply click away.
Perhaps this software had some ‘magic secret’ to magically create traffic. I doubt it and I’ll never know since I didn’t buy it. I suppose I’ll just file it under “you get what you pay for”.
If you have a home based business, you will need to educate yourself and buy some information products, but be careful what you buy; especially when it’s software!