More than once I have shared my angst about the sensationalist format of many websites. These sites use catchy photos that have nothing to do with the article, pop-up reminders that come right back after clicking them closed, and/or fear-mongering headlines that use scare tactics to persuade you to purchase an overpriced, marginally useful video course or 30 page eBook.
Why do they do this? The more traffic they generate, the more likely that unsuspecting readers will click on a network ad and generate income for the website owner.
Many of these sites steal content from legitimate, hardworking authors and, when challenged, set up hate mail campaigns to spam comments and Facebook feeds.. . . Read More