Last week I wanted to do something productive on the web. I signed up for a Google Alert to notify me about special sales, special offers, and great deals Kawasaki ATV parts online. This turned out to be a lesson in futility. Google Alerts is a great tool for the most part. It allows all of the news concerning any topic I choose to get sent to my inbox on a daily basis. This was a great idea to do conceptually but overall it was a big pain in the neck.
The first day I got a lot of low level content that related to Kawasaki in my inbox. These were in the form of spam blogs and link farms. I guess Google bots will pick up anything with my desired keyword in it. I wanted to learn more about Kawasaki ATV parts but what I got was a lot of junk. Most of the content I got was wimpy web pages or blog pages that were splattered with advertisements about motorsports. Sometimes I would get something that pertained to my interests. But most of the time I was majorly disappointed in the level of garbage web content that had very little content on it that had anything to do with Kawasaki.
I was disappointed. Day two was a little better. I didn’t get a whole lot about my parts information but I got a lot of police logs about stolen Kawasaki bikes in Miami and stolen merchandise from dealerships. Sometimes I got information about some vandals in Florida who demolished some parked racing bikes at a dealership. I wondered if I would ever get any good information about 2010 parts. I kept a smile on my face and kept hoping for the best.
Day three was a little better. I got some news about Kawasaki parts on Ebay but I found most of them to be overpriced. Based on what I had experienced before I was a little more hopeful and had high expectations. At least this time I was heading in the right direction.
Whenever I got news from Kawasaki the ads along my screen picked up on my keywords and it pulled up all sorts of stuff that was related to Kawasaki. I was using Gmail and these ads were delivered through Google ad words. A lot of these products were mere shots in the dark. I was not too keen in a lot of these special and unique offers. They included things like legal issues, motorcycle accidents, lawsuit information and other sports accident related material. There was another add for 70% off of police auctions.
I didn’t learn a whole heck of a lot about Kawasaki ATV parts but I did get a lesson in fishing for the wrong info. Google does a great job at throwing a lot of keyword driven content in your inbox but a lot of it wasn’t worth reading. It was like fishing in an ocean and pulling up boots and license plates. I keep hoping that I will get better content delivered to me. For the most part, this is a good strategy when you want to research a certain topic.