How MFA (Made For AdSense) Sites Make Money
Posted on 26th June, 2006
I was searching for “paint sample” at Google when I noticed most of the sponsored links are nothing more than MFA (Made For AdSense) sites.
MFA sites are sites with very little content or sometimes none at all. It’s typically made by scraping content from other websites and litters their pages with ads from Google AdSense to make money.
These sites make money by exploiting the AdSense ranking factors, which are the click through rate and cost. If the ad manages to get a high click-through rate, it’ll cost less to appear higher on the page.
I am sure Google is very much aware of this problem and most probably is doing something to stop this.
In the mean time, people continue to make money from MFA sites. Not that I recommend you to jump ship, unless you want to get banned from AdSense.
Some people are making as much as $10,000 per month from MFA spending 65 minutes of their time to do the followings to get started with their spamming campaign:
- Find an expensive and popular keyword. We used TheDowser Niche Database . It took us 1 minute.
- Register a junk domain like "top4websites.com" or "insurancetop4.com". We haven’t ordered any domain specifically for this purpose, but used one of our experimental domains (totally unrelated to the main theme of MFA web site).
- Extract search results from Google or any other search engine. It took us 5 minutes.
- Create HTML page with these search results. It took us 7 minutes.
- Insert Google AdSense code in the way that search results aren’t visible without scrolling. It took us 10 minutes.
- Upload html file to your web site. It took us 2 minutes.
- Create a new Google AdWords campaign for this keyword by copying any other MFA campaign. It took us 10 minutes.
- Wait for 15 minutes until you will see first clicks from Google AdWords, wait for another 15 minutes until you will see new clicks on Google AdSense.
No don’t do this. It’s for informational purpose only…