Why so many VR articles are BS
Johnny is taking a break to answer questions this week.
By Chuck Woodbury
This is how “content creators” create articles. Content creators* don’t need to know a lot about a topic to write an article about it. In fact, they don’t need to know anything. Here’s their playbook: They search for a popular topic on Google. They then identify the best results and click on one of them.
*But first: what is a content creator? In the past, they would have been called writers. Content creators don’t write articles: they write articles that aim to rank high on Google rather than to inform, educate, or entertain readers.
On the website, the content creator copies the high-ranking article verbatim. He or she then pastes that copy into a special website that uses artificial intelligence to reword it, and then essentially spits out the same article, reworded just enough that it technically isn’t plagiarism. He will spit out such a story in seconds. The results are mostly correct, though almost always tasteless. But sometimes they are simply wrong.
The top version below is the article that came in at number one in a Google search for “Is it legal to live in an RV full time?” The second version is how it was regurgitated into a slightly different version written specifically to rank high on Google. The higher the ranking, the more people will click on it, the more revenue will increase.
We only show you the first paragraphs of each version:
THE ORIGINAL ITEM
Full-time RV living is becoming increasingly popular. But if this is a new concept for you, you probably have a lot of questions. What is full-time VR, anyway? And how can you do it while respecting all the rules? That’s where this article comes in! We’re going to tell you everything you need to know if you’ve ever thought about living in a motorhome.
Full-time RV living means you and your family live in an RV year-round. Most people who do this are called Fulltimers and don’t own a home or live anywhere else. There are generally two types of full-time RVs.
Life in a stationary motorhome is similar to life in a mobile home. You have a small space in one place, but you don’t travel. Sometimes people park their RV on their lot versus an RV park. In this case, you don’t have to worry about neighbors and you have a lot more free space.
For many people, full-time stationary RV living makes life easier. Living in a small space can free up time. You will have less maintenance or cleaning to do. It can also save money, which is especially true in places with high housing prices.
OKAY. Now here’s how it was reformulated in about 10 seconds using artificial intelligence. No humans were involved.
Full-time RV living is a growing trend. The idea of traveling with all of your family and all of their needs in one place sounds like an amazing way to spend more time together and explore new places on the road, but a lot of people might have questions before you start! This article will answer some common questions that arise when considering this lifestyle choice while giving you some insight into how it works so that trading is easier than ever.
I will go over everything that has been done so far regarding the full time motorhome – what does this mean? Where do I start?
Full-time RV living means you and your family live in an RV year-round. Most people who do this are called “Fulltimers”, which makes it look like they spend all their time on the road traveling to America or some other far off place instead of settling into the property alongside of their spouse.
For many people, full-time stationary RV living can be an ideal solution. You’ll have less maintenance or cleaning to do and it can save you money in places with high housing prices!
Full-time RVers discover new destinations and live their best lives. A lot has changed since we retired in our thirties, forties or fifties. More than ever, it is possible to explore this country while working remotely, even if you are young!
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So now the new “instantly” rephrased story is posted on a VR website which is mostly or even totally written by “robots”, like our very own Johnny Robot. If the article actually ends up at the top of the Google rankings, it will then be copied and rewritten over and over again by other content creators for other scam websites.
That’s why so many things you read on the web about VR (and other topics) sound so familiar — you’ve read them before.
And, a reminder: At RVtravel.com, we do not publish such generic articles written by robots. Our writers are real except for Johnny Robot, who we “employ” for $59 a month to trick our readers into not believing everything they read.
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