Pearls of wisdom from ordinary folk
September 13, 2004 2:04 PM   Subscribe

PageWise offers tips and little essays in simple language: Organize your work desk and files, Care for someone with Alzheimer's, Reduce holiday stress, Parenting advice that really works(!), Fix cooking mistakes, The basics of clothing stain removal. It's a cheap shot, but I particularly liked "Help you child in improving their writing skills". But why wouldn't they build in a search feature? I had to google to find again the article on restraining the elderly. (And what's the deal with the similar WebGuru?).
posted by iffley (4 comments total)
But why wouldn't they build in a search feature?

taking a stab... but they're probably trying to utilize already-built and established search engines to bring in traffic to their content? Cost-effective way to build traffic and advertising revenue without investing in their own search technology.

p.s. I've been drinking
posted by bk at 2:10 PM on September 13, 2004

Is it just me, or are these sites just a collection of crappy articles written entirely to generate ad revenues? Looks basically like google-spam to me.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:58 PM on September 13, 2004

Monju, how can you possibly say such a thing about a site that shows you that keeping track of all seven dwarfs is actually quite simple once you have mastered this simple mnemonic device?
posted by iffley at 3:29 PM on September 13, 2004

PageWise and WebGuru are operated by the two same pricipal "founders." And, yes, their goal is to attract page views of these items, which have GoogleAds alongside the article text.

You might then ask yourself--how do they get these writers to contribute snappy articles in the first place?

posted by goodhelp at 1:51 PM on September 14, 2004

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