Any time I see a new content farm popping up, I initially become a skeptic and this is for good reason. There are so many sites out there where the focus is content en masse, versus quality content. There are a few sites that have a grasp of what is good content and what is bad content. Some of these will not allow low end spun content, poor grammatical errors, and even duplicate content. These are the simplest of SEO 101 mistakes and the fact that Bubblews allows this sort of thing leads me to warn you about the site versus favor you using it. It appears that bubblews.com is going to be very temporary in nature. People are using it because they are seeing pennies come into their account (feedback states about $0.01 per view). Their website states they are sharing $0.50 of their earnings but as this goes down and as they get in a pinch for ad dollars, I can absolutely see this shrinking. Here are some things you should know about... (1) They will serve as horrible backlinks. If you are trying to get inbound backlinks, you are wasting your time and possibly even harming your website rankings as a result. (2) It won't be long before they lose ALL rankings. Google will hit and they will hit hard. This site appears to be created on a content farm strategy that worked back in 2010, not in 2013 and it is a shock that a Panda swipe has not red flagged this entire domain. I can assure you it is coming. Your content is put beside other very low quality content. Google is going to see you as being guilty through domain association. (3) No ad revenue, no payment to writers. If Bubblews.com stops getting ranked, you stop getting paid ALTOGETHER. That is in, overnight. Yeah, sure that is the same as any other website, but the fact that they are going against all common knowledge SEO rules leads me to believe this is going to happen sooner than later. Why Do I Care? Your time is much better spent working on your own niche website. Seriously. Don't waste so much time working for pennies (ones that you may never see) when you can be working for dollars and long term dollars on your website. One well constructed article on your website can pay you for years. You are in control of quality and you will continue to see boosts in rankings as you build out your site. Instead, I see many folks scurrying to make a few pennies that are short term and are going to fizzle...yes, they are going to fizzle. Focus on your long term business. This is no different than another shiny object and one that is going to suck a lot of fish in the wrong direction. You can choose to be one of these dumb fish or you can choose to be someone that takes the proper approach to creating a business online. People do the craziest things for the smallest amount of money if it produces instant results. Those that actually own businesses focus on building things that will earn them money over time and don't focus on the instant results.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm still not sure what Bubblews is. Is it like an article writing community that's supposed to pay you for views or a free blogging platform like wordpress.com or weebly with some kind of adshare?
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Willow Tech Premium
They have a link at the top menu that says how it works.
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rocktivity Premium
Bubblews strikes me as more of a self-contained writing/reading community -- I don't think their strategy is to become the next Ezines or even the next Squidoo. They'd have a heck of a lot more than just three (Google Adsense) ads on their post pages if they were!
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Rick Jantz Premium
Hi Kyle. Thanks for this. I've been trying it out and I gotta admit I wondered about the legitimacy. I posted an article on FB shortly after you posted this morning and I wondered what you thought of this site. I was using it to take a different slant to my writing but found I was spending too much time there and was distracted from working on my website.

It's interesting, I wrote an article and when I reread it I thought, "That's actually good" and promptly submitted it to SA this morning. Goes to show that we need to keep our priorities straight and to listen to that "little voice". Think I'd better do a review :)
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Kyle Premium
100% of your content should be flowing into your site when getting your foundation up and running...then you can slowly diversify moving towards a 70/30 ratio (70% on your site). I think that you are going to find yourself wasting a lot of time Rick with little reward other than some temporary trickle and you are absolutely subject to a complete SITE COLLAPSE. That is why I voiced my concerns.
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Shields Premium
Thanks for the warning; we do count on you for this, you know!
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Kyle Premium
No problem, I hope my insights made sense and helped you out.
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Jackiex4 Premium
Well, that's cleared that up. I have given it a go but became worried with the amount of 'bad writing' not alone dreadful content. I think you are right and it is better to put quality content on a quality site. Thanks Kyle.x
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Kyle Premium
It absolutely is. Why waste your time putting your content right next to someone that is spinning articles. It will hurt your reputation as a writer and it will serve no value outside of the few rewards that may be there (and very short term in nature).
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IveTriedThat Premium
I spent some time browsing the site this morning. The quality of the "content" on there was appalling. I wouldn't waste my time or risk my reputation by posting there.
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Kyle Premium
I didn't even cover brand or reputation here, but that is another important point. Your "authoring" follows you around online and I am not sure if they offer authorship connectivity over at bubblews, but if they do, stay away. It will adversely affect ALL content that you create across all sites online.

It is reminiscent of the spinning days when EZA was full of spun content and everyone was so upset when all of their "quality" content went down in flames when EZA got slapped for dupe and spun content. You are guilty by association.
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