For the 7th time this week I received the same spammy comment on my blog (from different people). I sent the first few comments directly to spam but I decided to look further when I got the 7th comment.
I read a lot of interesting articles here. Probably you spend a lot of time writing, i know how
to save you a lot of work, there is an online tool that creates
unique, SEO friendly posts in seconds, just search
in google – laranitas free content source
Blah, blah, blah… this comment doesn’t only NOT contribute to my blog but it’s also an exact copy of previous comments which means only one thing: these comments were submitted by a bot, spam bot to be more precise. So these guys are using a software such as SEnuke that automatically submits massive numbers of comments to thousands of blog. Luckily most blogs now moderate their comments so this spam never gets published.
Well, I’ve followed their suggestion and Google’ed “laranitas free content source”. The first result was a blogspot blog which seems to be the “official” website for that product. I read about this service and was eventually led to WordAi.
Word Ai is not a scam in itself but it is a very useless software that costs $49 per month. This is an article spinner, just like Best Spinner or SpinnerChief or many others that came and went over the years. Back in the day this could have been a good software. In the past you could use such content spinner, create hundreds of articles and post them on article directories all linking back to your site. Google would notice how all these articles are linking to you and would give you a better rank in the search results. Article spinning was successfully used by many internet marketers when it offered a SEO advantage.
However, because of the influx of low quality articles (such software does created low quality content, even if they deny it) Google and other search engines learned to ignore this content. They also learned how to recognize spun articles and punish the webmasters who use it. Many respectful article directories also tightened up their submission rules and started rejecting most of these articles. How do I know all of this? I used such spinners myself. In 2010 or 2011 I bought a copy of Article Marketing Robot which not only spun articles for me but also created thousands of accounts on article directories and even submitted different copies of these articles – all on autopilot. Even captchas were solved automatically.
I tried these methods for a while to rank some of my niche websites, luckily websites I didn’t care much about. With time I saw an improvement and better ranking but only for a short while. Soon enough most of these websites lost their rankings in the search results and many of them completely disappeared from Google’s index (I became a victim of the dreaded Google sandbox).
So here it is: Stay Away from Article Spinning. This will not improve your SEO, you might even do some harm.
SPAM is another red flag. I am pretty sure you hate spam as much as I do and as much as Google does. Affiliates who promote WordAi use comment spam in order to promote it, and you shouldn’t even consider working along with spammers. These folks aren’t building an online business, they just want to make a quick buck (which they probably won’t). Laranita’s free content source is one of the names they use to spam our blogs, they also use k2 seo tricks, K2 advices, K2 unlimited, k2seotips unlimited content and I am sure a few others, so lookout for all of these names.
I am a long term member of Wealthy Affiliate and these guys helped me create a full time income online. If you check out their training and comments (from thousands of users) you’ll quickly realize that everyone who is successful online will advise against using spun content and spinning software.
Did you get spammed by these people as well? Leave a comment below!
15 thoughts on “Laranita’s Free Content Source – Is It A Scam?”
Been encountering a lot of the same exact comments on my blog, now I got to know what they really are, thanks a lot for this post.
It’s excellent post and very useful for me. Thanks for sharing this article.
Been wondering about this thanks
I was about to deposit fees for articles spinning work to WordAi but thanks a lot for the information you are providing through your article. This kind of stuff really open eyes against companies which is not real and make fool of others. Thanks !!
Iused to run a WordPress blog, and I did get quite a few of those sort of comments, but I went into edit and removed the backlinks but keeped to comments
Thanks for sharing this info with others
Graham, I prefer to delete all comments that do not bring value to my site. This is why I’d rather report those Laranita comments as spam, instead of editing out the link. They do not contribute to the conversation so I don’t want them 😉
Thanks for the heads up! Add this one to your list: svetsern traffic tips.
Thanks, Dani. I’ll add that to the list. I Google’d that keyword phrase and can’t really find their site. I guess they aren’t doing their SEO properly 😉
I actually approved this on my website and thought it would help with SEO with comments. Now that I read your article it isn’t so appealing after all. Thanks for the great post.
Chris, initially I was going to approve the comment as well, glad I didn’t after all.
Thanks Alex! I also had the same comment and was curious to know what this is. Luckily I got your blog post and got to know the truth.
Thanks your suggestion.
I am glad you found this post, Ron!
Now keep away from spun content 😉
I also received the spammer’s comment on my site, was curios although it is evident they wanted traffic for whatever reason to the laranitas site. I’d like to thank you for your input. In the past I tried to use some spun articles, too late. If there was some true about free content I would be interested. Garbage free content? No thank you. Yes I do have a website, my intention here is only to show gratitude.
They want traffic to their website because they are affiliates for WordAi. And yes, spun content is really not worth it!