Today I'm going to talk about the hottest community social network among Otakus called Amino. It is a very popular social network and app among teenagers that has grown up thanks to the marketing of youtubers.
In this article I will explain why I hate this social network and how it has enslaved its users and harmed websites and content creators from all over the internet. The article serves as an appeal to save Suki Desu from plagiarism committed on this social network.
Why don't I like Amino?
Maybe it's because I'm already 26 years old, where I even lost interest in Facebook and Instagram. Especially after seeing that documentary on social networks in Netflix, I was more discouraged by the way they influence us.
The addiction to social networks is so great that I blocked even the Disqus from my computer so as not to waste time arguing with Haters on gaming and technology blogs. Imagine my procrastination if the amino is used?
I also found the social network a little confusing, it is very easy to get lost, but I believe this is her goal. The amino also offers a bonus system, coins, to trap users on the social network and compel them to do tasks for free.
I already tried to use the amino, but I was confused at the time by the company making hundreds of different apps available for each thing. This irritated and discouraged me from using the social network. Despite that, that's not the reason I don't like Amino.
Amino users harm websites
O main reason for my anger at Amino it is its users that strongly hinder the growth of Suki Desu, due to the copying of content and the publication of articles. I'm not the only one harmed, I already wrote about the Amino on my blog kevinbk.com.
Amino is an application / site where people write articles, often copied from other sites, and because of the domain's authority, the amino ends up harming most of these other sites ranking first on Google.
Imagine, I'm a content creator, researching hours to write an article, here goes some otaku Amino, copy my article, play in the amino, then when searching for the subject on Google, the article in the amino is in front of mine. Imagine the slutty?
That's the main reason I hate the amino strongly! People who don't earn a penny keep copying my content and duplicating the amino without even giving credit. To give you an idea, not even links Do-Follow the amino provides.
Copied content stealing my positions
The amino is the main threat to Suki Desu's ranking. I always focused on writing gigantic articles of 2,000 words, but there goes the amino and copies everything and steals my position. All because of these teenagers stinky otaku.
Because of Amino's ranking and recent Google updates, my visits have dropped from 10,000 to 7,000 daily. Guess who steals my positions? My own duplicate articles on the amino. What makes me sadder is to know that these teenagers do not gain anything by copying this article, it only damages my website.
Some give credits, but credits are useless. Even because the Amino links are No-Follow, which means that no amino authority is passed to the domain's SEO skdesu.com. (I'm talking about technical terms).
Amino is Slave Labor
Of course, Amino is not the only one who takes advantage of people's needs, but personally he is what I see most of taking advantage of the time of the teen otaku. I like to say that Amino does slave work with people.
Because of its gamification (coins and rakings), users are attracted to writing articles and creating communities, they spend hours placing images and writing texts for those articles, all for coins and popularity in the community.
The person feels satisfied, happy, joyful to have a large community full of content on the Amino. What she doesn't know is that thanks to these articles, Amino is able to generate more than 40 million visits per month, in addition to millions of dollars in advertising.
Amino gains from its generated content, further damaging the profit of other sites, by allowing duplicate content on its system. Instead of writing on Amino, why not create a blog and generate your own income? I know that Amino's reach is greater, but stop being enslaved.
If I create my website, nobody reads my articles
In 2008 it was popular among teenagers to create blogs, but nowadays thanks to these large and authoritative social networks, any small and recently created blog is thrown into limbo, without visibility, so many discard the idea of having a blog.
Of course if you apply SEO techniques and study proposed strategies on my marketing blog kevinbk.com, you'll be able to quickly create a successful blog and still make money from it, without letting companies like Amino explore your work.
I think it's more beneficial for you to write for Suki Desu, your visibility will be great, and you will be helping someone small and not a billionaire company like Amino. Sometimes I even pay writers when I have the means… Something Amino took from me.
Have you noticed that internet sites, especially social networks, are the only ones that call their members user? Like a drug user?
It's not just because I hate the way the social network and its users harm me that I'm going to say only bad things about it. I remember that a few years ago I always dreamed of a social network otaku, I even saw some initiatives, but none were successful.
Amino has thousands of communities with specific interests, millions of users who share the same taste as you. A community chat to interact in real time with other users, thousands of GIFs, images and interesting content.
The most unpleasant thing is the fact that they copy articles from my website and from others, strongly hindering the growth of Suki Desu. Besides, I have nothing to say about the social network, I just wish that it didn't rank your articles on Google, but I doubt that they will do that, because the human greed it's big.
It's like the saying goes, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
What can you do to help?
I'm not here calling on anyone to stop using the Amino, I'm just warning you that copying Suki Desu content to your community on the Amino just brings harm to the site. So I hope you understand Suki Desu's position regarding the content copied in the Amino.
If you use this social network and come across an article copied from Suki Desu, I would be grateful if you asked the author to remove the content, I did it a few times and it worked. If you are an administrator or author of these articles, I would be grateful if you remove yourself.
I don't know how communities work, I spent little time on the social network, but I believe that as a community administrator, you should be responsible for managing the content that appears in it. So avoiding Plagio which is a crime!
It is also a tip to stop spending your precise time working for free for a millionaire company. I hope in the near future to have some system that will hold you as much as the social network Amino Faz. Without forcing them to write for free for coins ...
Of course, Amino is not the only threat, I know other sites that only translate short articles and are still in front of me on Google, all because of their great reach on Facebook. I think Google is giving the wrong priorities.
Pinterest is another popular site that tends to position itself even before articles, but I don't complain about it because it just shares an image that directs to the article directly on the site.
What have I done to get around Amino's copies?
The company responds well to my complaints, I was able to delete several articles copied from the social network. Users and even authors are also helpful and delete the article, apologizing. I am very grateful to these people.
In addition, I have contacted Google and reported these articles, some of which have already been removed from searches. The problem is that there are thousands of communities about Anime, Otaku and Japan in the Amino, so many versions of the same article are copied.
It is a tip if Amino is reading this article, that he add an option to report the article (he may even have it, but I didn't find it). I've seen administrators doing a good job, opening a whistleblower section within the community.
I am afraid that this article will have a rebound effect, but I have measures to avoid these situations. I believe that we can easily end the copied articles. We recommend reading my article on Plagio on Kevinbk.com talking about why it's so dangerous.