crobb305 - 10:02 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I wish we had a "like" button by each post here on WebmasterWorld. Maybe I'm a FB junkie, but I automatically look for a "Like" button haha. Might be neat feature to implement, so we can like individual comments here.
Wait a minute. Does this mean I can't hire 12-year olds to write content for me? But eHow does it, why can't I?
I agree with you supercyberbob (about E-How). I'm not happy with them (for the same reason as many webmasters: their stingy use of resources without giving REAL credit). However, a 12-year old could, theoretically, write an algorithmically perceived high-quality document, if it is grammatically correct with no spelling errors. I believe E-How has an editorial process, so they would correct those errors before posting. The algorithm can't fact-check the document, so it has to rely on basic quality indicators (much like a high school English teacher might -- they certainly don't have time to fact-check hundreds of term papers).
Again, the fact that E-How refuses to give legitimate credit because they nofollow all reference links is a different issue (which, in itself could be another "quality" indicator that allowed them to survive: nofollow=no external SEO abuse, right?)
To be honest, I was surprised to see Buzzle on the Sistrix list. I enjoy reading Buzzle articles, and they have a strong editorial process.