By Chuck Crawford
If you cruise any of the major webmaster forums these days
you’ll likely see the term MFA - meaning ‘Made For Adsense
websites’. Now the opinions on these types of sites vary
greatly depending on the forum and also depending on the
of the post. I’ve seen posts of praise, thanking Adsense for
creating a awesome avenue for online income. But I’ve also
posts trashing anyone that builds a site for the purpose of
having a place to put their Adsense code. I’ve even seen posts
giving webmasters that build such sites the dubious title of
‘Black Hat’…. Sadly many of the webmaster forums today seem to
have the majority of their members in this second category.
Frankly, in my opinion it all comes down to one thing. Being
stingy. These wannabe guru’s have sat on their selected forum
perches for years, looking down on those that can’t write HTML
like peasants in the king’s courtyard. They have fallen in
with the idea that they are somehow the elite, and really
want anyone from ‘the outside’ encroaching on them or possibly
competing with them in business.
So they preach to their subjects how bad all those ‘Made For
Adsense’ sites are and how people who build them are ruining
the internet. Sadly, many of their cronies swallow every word
they say like chocolate pudding and then regurgitate it on
other boards, hoping that they will someday also be a revered
‘guru’ on a forum of their own.
If you take a look at the history of these forums you’ll learn
that things have been done this way for years. Long before
Adsense was ever thought of, some of these people were giving
new website owners bad advice. As far back as 1996 I can
remember reading posts from ‘the top dogs’ in a few forums
preaching that you should really only build ONE website, and
then spend the rest of your life optimizing it for the search
engines in the hopes of one day being successful. And as far
back as 1996 I’ve been screaming that they were wrong to tell
people that this approach was correct. Now most internet savvy
entrepreneurs agree with me in that you should work on
a PORTFOLIO of websites rather than spending all of your time
I have also been saying for years that instead of spending
hours a day tweaking your text in the hopes of a good search
engine listing, you should spend that time actually working on
traffic generation for your site. Today, in light of the
article marketing revolution, many of the experts agree.
So back to our topic. Why is it that many suggest that you NOT
build websites for the purpose of advertising and making
Simple. They are afraid that you’ll take away some of their
traffic. They are afraid to compete.
What they are even more afraid of is that the market will blow
wide open for people starting an online business with zero
knowledge. Zero programming skills. So they toss out names and
badges in the hopes that it will dissuade the newbies from
starting their online business.
I’m here to tell you though, it’s happening all around us.
Every day someone new is coming online and starting a content
oriented website in order to make some money online. Be it
Adsense or some other affiliate marketing program. They have
heard the wonders of the internet and want their share as
The ‘Guru’s’ won’t be able to stop them either. With the
of the blog, ANYONE can start their own free website without
much knowledge at all.
Now it’s even easier for someone new to start an extremely
content rich website, focused on just about any topic they
want, and NOT EVEN have to worry about how they are going to
update it. I’m talking about the advent of the Autoblogger Pro
script, which really is a revolution in automated website
content. With this script you can literally add a few RSS
from Blogs and News feeds that are related to your topic. Then
to update, you simply login every couple of days and click one
button. Presto! A nice smooth combination of HIGHLY targeted
content on your website. Just what the search engines ordered!
A website that’s focused, with UNIQUE content, and that GROWS
every time the engine visits!! It’s an SEO dream for those
have no HTML or programming skills. (you can view a sample ABP
site by visiting www.blogs.pn )
The bottom line is this. These so self proclaimed ‘guru’s’ are
really just dinosaurs. And we all know what happened to the
dinosaurs when they refused to adapt to their environment….
Till next time,
About The Author: Chuck Crawford is an established expert in
web design, traffic development and website financial
He has been helping people design and develop their internet
business since 1996. This article may be reprinted freely as
long as all links remain active.