It seems that everytime I do a search lately, on most any topic, the Search Engines return with "Garbage" pages topping the results. You know the pages I'm talking about. They all look the same. They have an "Adwords" campaign at the top, followed by scripts that either provide a PPC link list, an RSS feed, or a combination of both.
These pages provide little true value except to their authors who are probably making a living off the "click-throughs" being generated by people trying to actually find information on the Internet, instead wasting time running in circles following the linkage from these pages. Most of these pages resemble a Search Engine results page for the most part. Many of them link to similar pages never bringing the user to any usefull content or product. And, they all share one unique trait. None of them provide any content of their own.
So I have to ask . . . how do these "garbage" pages rank higher in Search Engine results than sites that actually provide content? I mean, I just DO NOT get it! And, am I the only one that believes the persons responsible for such pages should be prosecuted for every "click-through" they collect payment for?
Oops! Wait a minute. Are these pages the result of some Search Engine marketing stradegy? Is this another plot by "Google" to rule the world. I wonder how many web site owners are paying for the "click-throughs" generated by these pages, or paying multiple "click-throughs" for PPC campaigns.
Regardless, these pages are "GARBAGE" and should not be placing high in any Search Engine ranking. And, the fact that are, leads me to question why?