There seems to be a lot of people out there who want to run a successful blog without actually doing any hard work to get one. Or to be more precise, they want to make money on the web without breaking a sweat! This is why there are so many auto blogs (splogs!) on the web scraping content from legitimate bloggers.
The latest service to capitalize on the lazy blogging phenomenon is WordPress Direct, who released a press release yesterday that promised users that their sites ‘comes “pre-optimized” for maximum ranking and maximum traffic’.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release :
Many first time bloggers and website creators learned about WordPressDirect through the Thirty Day Challenge, the annual Internet Business education program created by Ed Dale and Dan Raine. Since then, thousands more have found WordPressDirect to be the quickest, easiest way to create and maintain websites that attract customers.
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.
Users can choose from several membership levels. A three-site WordPressDirect account is offered as a free trial. Bronze, Silver and Gold accounts offer ongoing support of 10, 20 and 100 sites, respectively.
As you know, I don’t like services like this. I’m all for scripts and services which make it easier to publish content on the web but that’s not what this service is for. All this is doing is adding more crap websites on the web by ripping content from various sources on the web and reproducing it on the one blog. Would you subscribe to a blog like that? No, me either.
I personally dislike these type of sites which is why I haven’t given the site a full review but I thought I would bring it to your attention.
If you do want to read more about the site I recommend reading The Blog Heralds Review of WordPress Direct as it’s pretty thorough.
Link : WordPress Direct