Top 100 Websites PCSTATS Posts News For... @ PCSTATS
Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Now this is a great list. Shows what sites are popular based on who sends them news. Ninjalane is on the list but its way down there. This is mostly because I don't post that many reviews when compared to other sites.
If you've ever wondered "does PCSTATS post my news?" this story is for you! As with any industry, some publications send out many news emails a week, others just a few a month. Some publications work really really hard to post nearly EVERY news email they receive in their inbox from fellow websites, while other websites do next to nothing in return. The Top 100 websites PCSTATS has posted news stories for are: TweakTown.com, Digitimes.com, HardwareZone.com, HardwareSecrets.com, LegitReviews.com, Bjorn3d.com, Xbitlabs.com, OverclockersClub.com, HotHardware.com, Hexus.net..... (continued below).
Of course this is only a small look into the metrics of cross-site affiliate hardware site news posting stuff. For instance there are some sites that go to great lengths to post news, so much in fact that they plagiarize the article for keywords making a full page post on their site. These work great for SEO (the main reason for doing it) but translates into 0 (yes that is ZERO) click-thrus to the source. Not only is plagiarism illegal but when it steals traffic that just compounds the problem.
There are other sites that do the news postings right and either make large link lists or individual posts with comments about the reviews. The latter of these two generates the most clicks while the link list is rarely even indexed in google. I track these things and can usually tell what sites post my news based on the traffic they send me.
If there is no or little traffic then I can assume one or more of the following:
1) the site is dead
2) their community just reads the news
3) the site is a content farm
4) the site didn't post the article
I could go on about the politics of the whole thing but that might be best left for an indepth blog post and I hesitate to do that since rocking the boat tends to get me ousted by the community.
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