You know all those people who bemoan the current state of the Internet? The people who believe things should go back to some unknown golden era when no one was making money by creating content on the web . What they're really mad at are content farms: Sites that produce content solely for the gaming of search engine algorithms. These sites generally employ no staff employees and pay freelancers a pittance to produce articles in subjects in which they aren't well-verse. It's one step removed from having computers writer articles.