Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0? Yay or Nay?

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I hopped on WF this morning to find some feedback on the Mike Johnson's new Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0 that launched yesterday but didn't come across any. So I posted this thread.

The 2.0 version seemed to go over pretty well and just wondering if ABB 3.0 is worth it? I'm so sick of the 'push button, 2 clicks to $536,483 per week' programs it was refreshing to see a program that actually makes you do some work.

Any feedback on Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0 would be appreciated.

Matthew
#auto #auto blog blueprint 3.0 #autoblogging #blog #blueprint #mike johnson #nay #yay
  • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
    I got version 2 but never got around implementing it...Which is a shame as the membership is shock a block with step by steps info on how to get on with auto-bloging.I just did some other things instead

    I have just got my upgrade access to 3.0 and it's really full of stuff!

    If autoblogging is what you want to do then I think you could give it a go. I am not sure if there are any trialperiod or what the refund policy is. If you ascertain this and maybe do your purchase via an affiliate giving a usefull bonus, I don't think you will have cause to regret your purchase.


    here is the menu of what awaits inside:


    # Members

    * Downloads
    * ABB Recommends
    * ABB Flex Theme

    # Getting Started

    * Quick Start Guide

    # Module 1

    * Planning Your Strategy
    * Step 1: Niche Research
    * Step 2: Domains
    * Step 3: Hosting

    # Module 2

    * SEO Plan of Action
    * Step 4: Blog Install
    * Step 5: Base Settings
    * Step 6: Base Plugins
    * Step 6b: Base Plugins Cont.
    * Step 6c: Enhancement Plugins
    * Step 7: Themes
    * Step 8: Essential Pages

    # Module 3

    * Content & Monetization Overview
    * Step 9a: Indexing & Classification
    * Step 9b: Money Pages
    * Step 10: Tagging
    * Step 11: Content Tools
    * Step 12: Advanced Monetization
    * Step 13: Auto Blogging Techniques

    # Module 4

    * Step 14: Beginning Backlinking
    * Step 15: The Backlink Blueprint
    * Step 16: Social Media Maximized
    * Execution Checklist


    Best of success
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    • Profile picture of the author infohog
      Originally Posted by TPFLegionaire View Post

      I got version 2 but never got around implementing it...Which is a shame as the membership is shock a block with step by steps info on how to get on with auto-bloging.I just did some other things instead

      I have just got my upgrade access to 3.0 and it's really full of stuff!

      If autoblogging is what you want to do then I think you could give it a go. I am not sure if there are any trialperiod or what the refund policy is. If you ascertain this and maybe do your purchase via an affiliate giving a usefull bonus, I don't think you will have cause to regret your purchase.

      Great information. Thanks for taking the time to post it!

      Have you tried the install tool? Just curious how long it takes from start to finish to get a blog up and rolling?

      Again, thanks for the information!
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      • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
        Originally Posted by infohog View Post

        Great information. Thanks for taking the time to post it!

        Have you tried the install tool? Just curious how long it takes from start to finish to get a blog up and rolling?

        Again, thanks for the information!

        Nope...Not done anything with it , all I can tell you is that the membership is complete...as in you are not going to have to wait for content to be added to the site for you to be productive...There is also a forum for members.

        It seemed like a good idea at the time (v2.0) as I was planning to put my site on autoblogg but then I did something else...There will be a time when I will turn my mind back to autobloging and that site will be there for me.

        Sorry I can't help any further.
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        • Profile picture of the author infohog
          Originally Posted by TPFLegionaire View Post

          Nope...Not done anything with it , all I can tell you is that the membership is complete...as in you are not going to have to wait for content to be added to the site for you to be productive...There is also a forum for members.

          It seemed like a good idea at the time (v2.0) as I was planning to put my site on autoblogg but then I did something else...There will be a time when I will turn my mind back to autobloging and that site will be there for me.

          Sorry I can't help any further.
          What you provided is a big help. Appreciate it. Sounds like ABB 3.0 is definitely worth a try.

          Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    If you get in, you get future upgrades free, which is nice. I got in at the very beginning (v1) when it was merely 47$. That said, it is definitely WORTH its current price tag. Just don't look at it as something you can get set up today. The course is too large for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author ptwain
      ABB 3.0 is definitely a great program, with step by step instructions on how to create an autoblog properly. However, it's not a quick get rich scheme, so if your trying to make money quickly this program is not for you. But if you're trying to put in the work, and actually learn something then you can't go wrong with this program. I've been a member since the beginning and this course has helped me immensely.
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      • Profile picture of the author infohog
        Originally Posted by ptwain View Post

        ABB 3.0 is definitely a great program, with step by step instructions on how to create an autoblog properly. However, it's not a quick get rich scheme, so if your trying to make money quickly this program is not for you. But if you're trying to put in the work, and actually learn something then you can't go wrong with this program. I've been a member since the beginning and this course has helped me immensely.
        Originally Posted by cypherslock View Post

        If you get in, you get future upgrades free, which is nice. I got in at the very beginning (v1) when it was merely 47$. That said, it is definitely WORTH its current price tag. Just don't look at it as something you can get set up today. The course is too large for that.

        Thanks for the feedback! It definitely secures my decision to get in. With all the rehashed crap being launched daily it's good to see a legitimate product, at an affordable price, without the easy get-rich-by-tomorrow-morning bullsh** hype.

        Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I can't reccomend ABB 3.0 highly enough....Mike Johnson is diffently the go to guy when it comes to autoblogging. All of Mikes recommendations within the course is worth the price alone. Mike keeps the course updated all the time and the actual training he provides is invaluable. I bet theres a lot of $2000 courses out there that doesn't include everything Mike does. Diffently one of the best purchases I've made.
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    • Profile picture of the author perswealth
      Is there only supposed to be 4 modules in there now, or more?
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      • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
        Originally Posted by perswealth View Post

        Is there only supposed to be 4 modules in there now, or more?

        still 4


        which other should there be
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        • Profile picture of the author perswealth
          Originally Posted by TPFLegionaire View Post

          still 4


          which other should there be
          Well i heard that his other website was hacked and he lost a lot of the content that was in it, so he was going to add what he had left, plus some more, to the upgraded version. So when i first logged in AFTER this notice, i didn't know if all of the material was in there, or he had to add more to it. But if there is only supposed to be 4, then that's fine.
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          • Profile picture of the author artlane
            As a member of Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0, I highly recommend Mike's course for both newbie and experienced bloggers alike. Although I was grandfathered into v3.0, I would have gladly paid for an upgrade. Mike Johnson is a true professional.

            When it launched, apparently MJ had a "site attack". Discovering that his host might not have allocated enough resources to support his venture, Mike moved his business to another service, and things have now settled down. I received a email from him this evening (he has been out for a week with hip surgery), and he has just uploaded some fresh content to his instructional videos.

            Bottomline: you won't go wrong with ABBP3.0. It's a "live" product that evolves as the industry changes.
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            • Profile picture of the author podman
              few questions

              1/ are there any upsells? If so, how much are they, are they any good?

              2/ how much do the recommended paid plugins cost? To fully utilitse this system and pay for the extras that Mike recommends, how much would i be up for? Are any subscription, or all one time payments?

              3/ in terms of the content generation, what is the quality and relevance of the content like? I have used mage for about a year and while i have had some success, alot of the content is poor quality or irrelevant. (and no i don't use the spinner, otherwise it would ALL read like garbage)

              4/ is there anyone out there with experience with both mage and ABB3.0 who could give me their insights?

              Thanks! Cheers!
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              • Profile picture of the author swords
                @ Above poster (and everyone else)

                I was a ABB 2.0 member, and although the course was GREAT... there was one major flaw......

                There was not a SINGLE page on the entire course (you saw the table of contents posted above) without an upsell/affiliate link. Ok, sure this isn't bad, it's part of marketing.

                But when it gets bad is when he says stuff like: "You CAN do this part manually, but it would take you X days" or "it might not turn out right".... etc.

                It's like selling a piece of paper to someone and tell them to write there name on it, but they aren't supplied a writing utensil of any kind. You then tell them: "Well you COULD find a way to write on that paper on your own, or you can buy this neat little pencil from me *affiliate link* and finish it much faster and preciser that way!"


                Sorry, I'm just not a huge upsell fan. It's part of marketing, but not to the extent that Mike brings it to.



                On 2 positive notes:

                - After going through the entire system (without implementation), he did give me a refund. No, I'm not a 'product' stealer, but I knew that I would never put his system to use with all the requirements for paid plugins and paid themes that he talks about.

                - If you have about $300 to spend on plugins, then this system would be GREAT. I did not have this money (I bought the course when it was $70 and that made my PP balance $0), so I had no use for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author infohog
      I have about 10 autoblogs going now NOT using the strategies in Autoblog Blueprint (which I'm buying this weekend). Can the ABB 3.0 system be used with existing indexed autoblogs or only new?

      Thanks for all the input!


      Originally Posted by sparkie2260 View Post

      I can't reccomend ABB 3.0 highly enough....Mike Johnson is diffently the go to guy when it comes to autoblogging. All of Mikes recommendations within the course is worth the price alone. Mike keeps the course updated all the time and the actual training he provides is invaluable. I bet theres a lot of $2000 courses out there that doesn't include everything Mike does. Diffently one of the best purchases I've made.
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      • I have just started with the material and am so far very happy with the value. Just starting out in the beginning modules I was like well I already know how to do this and that - How much am I really going to learn? The answer is a lot! I feel like I knew nothing before compared to what I am learning now, and I have just scratched the surface.

        As for applying this to existing autoblogs you will learn some new stuff and be able to add onto your existing blogs, but I think you would be better off getting some new domains and working from scratch because it is an effective blueprint that should be followed exactly.

        Anyways if you are considering signing up for this and are not sure then my recommendation is to buy it. It is only a hundred bucks and he doesn't even try to upsell you at all, which is something I have never experienced and I respect him for it. It was a nice change from going through pages and pages of upsells. He is all nuts and bolts, straight to the point with no fluff at all. Lots of content. I am so glad I found this or I would of kept on building lame useless autoblogs. Thanks Mike!
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        • Profile picture of the author infohog
          Good information. Thanks. Looking forward to putting ABB 3.0 to work this weekend. It's unusual not to see at least one bad post on a product but I've yet to see one on Auto Blog Blueprint?


          Originally Posted by Resale Rights Ninja View Post

          I have just started with the material and am so far very happy with the value. Just starting out in the beginning modules I was like well I already know how to do this and that - How much am I really going to learn? The answer is a lot! I feel like I knew nothing before compared to what I am learning now, and I have just scratched the surface.

          As for applying this to existing autoblogs you will learn some new stuff and be able to add onto your existing blogs, but I think you would be better off getting some new domains and working from scratch because it is an effective blueprint that should be followed exactly.

          Anyways if you are considering signing up for this and are not sure then my recommendation is to buy it. It is only a hundred bucks and he doesn't even try to upsell you at all, which is something I have never experienced and I respect him for it. It was a nice change from going through pages and pages of upsells. He is all nuts and bolts, straight to the point with no fluff at all. Lots of content. I am so glad I found this or I would of kept on building lame useless autoblogs. Thanks Mike!
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  • Profile picture of the author iambob
    So do I understand that ABB tells you how to make your blog SEO friendly, maximize income, and also recommends other plugins to use and purchase?

    How much is one going to spend to get 1, 5, or 10 blogs up and running?
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    • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
      Originally Posted by iambob View Post

      So do I understand that ABB tells you how to make your blog SEO friendly, maximize income, and also recommends other plugins to use and purchase?

      How much is one going to spend to get 1, 5, or 10 blogs up and running?

      It is that..but in a very thorough way...It really explain the why and wherefore of the strategy, from keyword research to building the blog (Wpthemes, plugins, content creation and on site optimisation) to backlink building and traffic.

      Having spent a whole day just re-reading the course and watching some of the videos , I have to say it is one of the most complete system out there with no major gaps.

      Because of the way the blogs are build , you will find out that it is feasible to start a few , if not at once, in a closely staggered fashion, however I would recommend that you absolutely nail your keyword research to a T as this underpin the success of the whole operation. Don't start a new blog until you have the keyword research done right.


      hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ArgusTargus
    Does it come with software or plugins? If it does, what are they? I have been leaning towards getting WPRobot. If there is software included, will it be in the same league?
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    • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
      Originally Posted by ArgusTargus View Post

      Does it come with software or plugins? If it does, what are they? I have been leaning towards getting WPRobot. If there is software included, will it be in the same league?

      Plugins are discussed extensively in the course , where nd how to use them as well as wich one..., quite a few of them are free but a few will require purchase.

      You must be careful not to confuse Autoblog blueprint with a mere plugin(ok WP robot is awesome but...)...it is a complete strategy for developing autoblogs and cover the appropriate use of plugins depending on the specific goals of your autoblogs.

      If you are thinking of buying WP robot anyway, be aware that there is a link in ABB for it with a substantial discount (a few other plugins and hosting also benefit from the discount.)

      Buying WP robot on it's own would be a false economy as you would still be missing a strategy.

      Hope it helps.
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  • I have just begun autoblogging so this is perfect timing. I am signing up right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author hell0world
    recommended it
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  • Profile picture of the author C0rnelius
    Wish I've gottEn this the other day
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    • Profile picture of the author infohog
      Originally Posted by C0rnelius View Post

      Wish I've gottEn this the other day
      Why not get in now?
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      • I am now 3/4 of the way through the material. It has taken me two long days of going through it all. I have learned way more than I thought I would. This is an invaluable resource. Lots of technical stuff. Like I said no fluff, just here is what you have to do. Not exactly easy to implement if you are a complete noob but if you have experience with wordpress and some extra cash to get you going then it isn't that difficult. Although I do expect to hit some hiccups along the way; you always do, its part of the learning process.
        If you follow what Mike outlines you can expect to see profits in 2-3 months. If I tried to do this on my own without his guidance I would of undoubtably failed. I have some autoblogs that I am now going to take down to do correctly. I am really looking forward to my future autoblogging success.

        P.S. If you are lazy and want a quick and easy solution then forget autoblogging. Like anything worthwhile it takes work, and some resources, but it is all worth it in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gale10
    Hi,

    I have bought this and I do really recommend it. What I have found is that you do have to forget everything that you thought you knew. This is real foundation stuff, not necessarily perfect for beginners but stuff that gives a solid foundation for a whole business.

    Saying that, there are extra resources that are pointed to to help if you are totally new. It will not get you rich overnight but as I say, it is the perfect beginning to a proper long term business. For anyone prepared to focus and work hard, it is ideal.

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  • Profile picture of the author JeromyS
    I've been a member of Autoblog blueprint for awhile. Mike has done an amazing job and could very easily be charging more for this, or a recurring fee. It is totally worth the cost. He underwent surgery, had a major attack on his site, right during launch, and still managed to pull off a solid launch. This is one that is just plain smart to be a part of even if you don't autoblog, there are some great resources for Wordpress, SEO, research, linking. Highly recommended!
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    • Profile picture of the author energytimes
      I bought 2.0 it has a huge amount of info. I havent been able to use it yet it's too advanced for me at this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author energytimes
    This program has a ton of info however you do need extra money to start with the upsells I was not able to start it myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Praney Behl
    Do autoblogs still work?

    I think they are just a waste of Internet, what do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author JeromyS
    They still work. Quality is key. Mikes program is solid and he stresses continually the importance of creating value and he describes how to do that with an auto blog. Contrary to the name, auto, a significant amount of work is needed to get a quality blog built.
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    • Profile picture of the author podman
      At first i thought this course would be junk, but actually it sounds very good. I like how the philosophy is to build a quality site and not just a junk site which i think most auto blogs are.
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      • Profile picture of the author JeromyS
        Originally Posted by podman View Post

        At first i thought this course would be junk, but actually it sounds very good. I like how the philosophy is to build a quality site and not just a junk site which i think most auto blogs are.
        I think Mike should have maybe named it a bit different, because you are right, the name "auto blog" implies some sort of push button, cookie cutter blogs, which anyone with a bit of IM knowledge knows is junk. He lays out a very intensive training program for developing niche specific blogs, that can then be automated somewhat once developed. But they will not make a dime, if the blog is garbage. Garbage in garbage out. To develop a successful niche blog, it is crucial to follow the directions and take the time to create value in the sites that are developed. Nothing push button about auto blog blueprint. As I said above, it would not have been unreasonable for Mike to charge a recurring fee. He has this priced very very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author .
    I always wonder why investing time in an autoblog to make cents per month, until you get slapped by Google and the you have to start again.
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    Originally Posted by infohog View Post

    I hopped on WF this morning to find some feedback on the Mike Johnson's new Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0 that launched yesterday but didn't come across any. So I posted this thread.

    The 2.0 version seemed to go over pretty well and just wondering if ABB 3.0 is worth it? I'm so sick of the 'push button, 2 clicks to $536,483 per week' programs it was refreshing to see a program that actually makes you do some work.

    Any feedback on Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0 would be appreciated.

    Matthew

    Take into account the very recent algo changes...
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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      This is a great system. Mike provides a wealth of information in his tutorials (text and video), but you need to be sure to follow the instructions EXACTLY in the order that he provides them. You can't jump around to things you want to do first. It's a process. Mike will stress that himself if he catches you.

      I'm fairly knowledgeable about setting stuff up, so I'm not a newbie, but there are some elements that are a bit confusing. Do as he suggests and read the entire tutorial first before beginning and it will help. Although it might not resolve everything. You could still need additional assistance from him if you have problems or are confused.

      While he offers a support tutorial, the responses to questions take time.

      The software to set up your WordPress site using all the elements that he highly recommends is relatively easy to install, but it does take some work. One thing that I missed in the tutorials is that you don't need to activate all of the elements. It doesn't seem clear why you should or should not opt to use the non-essential ones, although he does say that some of them are more "advanced".

      Some people reported problems with their sites disappearing and having other quirks, but Mike and his staff seem able to help you resolve them. My site became "invalid" and coming up as a zip file, meaning no one access it. I discovered that it was directly related to one small file so it was a simple matter of deleting it and resetting it. You do this set-up during the initial installation, but it seems that the problem file likes to reassert itself.

      All-in-all, I would recommend this program because it is packed with value, however considering what's been happening lately with Google, I'm not sure how long this type of site will survive or how well it will do. Mine has not made any money since I started adding content about 2 months ago. I have not moved on to the auto content phase yet. I've only been adding my own content and using article marketing to drive traffic. As far as being a good auto blogging system, I can't tell yet.

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  • Profile picture of the author rickjackson
    Thanks to all replies for helping me with my decision!
    Does it take away from the personalization that I have already given my blog?
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    Nice feedback about AB v3 i will definetly consider
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    I've never used it but everybody who I know whose has used always say its a brilliant course

    James
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    The new " version " is on its way out , 26th Oct 2011 ; called Profit.FM
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  • Profile picture of the author Sonron
    As a member of Auto Blog Blueprint 3. I often will go into their forum to see what he has to say about other products. I recently went into his forum to see what he and his members had to say about George Katsoudas and his products. CB Goliath, WP Empire Builder are just two of his many fine products. As Mike Johson's course would be considered an authority site I would like to see what they say about George Katsoudas products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Well I never bought auto blog blueprint, but received an email from this Mike Johnson with a link going to a malicious website .fm or something like that.
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