Best options for Autoblogging?

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Anyone here do auto-blogging? What are the best options to use? Any tips you'd like to share?
#autoblogging #options
  • Profile picture of the author Craig Zimbrowski
    One of the most used tools for autoblogging is WP robot, there are many features that can be extended by adding aditional modules. I have been using it for a while, and im satisfied.
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    • Profile picture of the author francoza
      The best method to use autoblog would be that you wisely use the best plug ins which enhance its power and help you in long run.

      I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    My list in order of preference:

    1. Autoblogged ♥♥♥♥♥
    2. WP-Robot ♥♥♥♥
    3. WP-o-Matic ♥♥♥
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I have only used one module of WP Robot but must say that it does the job fantastically (the Amazon module). I love the way it looks and it's easy to add more posts/ keywords as and when you want.

    I am also looking into getting Autoblogged and would love to hear people's opinions on it.

    ~Ruth
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      My most successful tools and plugins so far are:

      WPRobot
      Bloggerposter
      BlogHatter
      Plr2Wordpress (it's currently offline - but you can use anything similar, like DripFeed)

      Sure, it really helps to use SEO friendly theme and do a little SEO on your blog. Then keep adding backlinks to the autoblog.

      Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    WP-o-Matic

    And outsource the rest

    Seriously... take away the time of getting the blogs setup, and you are movin' in the right direction.

    Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author povar
    There is no sense in using auto blogging? because all dublicate/spinned articles will be filtered. I think its better to write aome unique and informative articles than start spamming
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    • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
      Originally Posted by povar View Post

      There is no sense in using auto blogging? because all dublicate/spinned articles will be filtered. I think its better to write aome unique and informative articles than start spamming
      Although this is a common belief it's simply not true. The "duplicate content" myth is just that....a myth that has been blown WAY out of proportion.

      The only real problem with "duplicate content" is if it exists on the same site. In other words, if you have a piece of content posted on your site more than once then that is considered "duplicate content". Otherwise, using content from other sources to populate your blogs is perfectly fine as long as it meets the TOS of the source it was obtained from.

      A few pieces of advice when it comes to auto blogging:

      1. Dont think of it any differently than any other approach to IM as far as the amount of work required. Yes, it can be faster (much faster actually) because much of the process is automated but it does still require work, especially after the site is set up. They aren't just "set and forget" like many people think they are.

      2. You will do yourself a BIG favor if you check the content before posting it to your blogs. Some automation tools dont deliver as promised and can sometimes pull unrelated content. If you are simply setting it to retrieve content and post it without some form of editorial review you could wind up with unrelated content...in the long run that will hurt your sites performance.

      3. Many plugins boast about adding built in SEO to help your blogs rank in the SERPS, some of them do a fairly decent job but it never hurts (infact it will help tremendously) if you take steps to build your sites ranking. Just because the plugin says it will do it doesn't mean you can walk away and forget about it.

      4. Adding the occasional piece of unique content is a good idea, it mixes things up and allows you to more directly influence the visitors to your site than most spun content

      Probably stuff you already knew but just in case you had not heard it before...

      Good luck in your Auto Blogging adventure!
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  • Profile picture of the author jury
    How about articleqast+uniquefier (for "unique content" to google)+onlywire?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Are there any issues with "footprints" with the apps mentioned?

    Are any of you guys really using these tools?
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
      Of course, there are footprints everywhere but then you only have to put Adsense or your Amazon affiliate ID on them for there to be footprints linking all sites back to you..

      It is far better to use autoblogging as a way of building up networks for link building than to monetise them in my experience. Other people swear differently but in my opinion for what its worth, don't autoblog your money sites..

      Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

      Are there any issues with "footprints" with the apps mentioned?

      Are any of you guys really using these tools?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    Anyone here do auto-blogging? What are the best options to use? Any tips you'd like to share?
    Just don't do it .... Get a VA to do it, that way you can be sure of what is being posted is being posted properly.. There are far too many scrapers and other junk plugins out there that rape articles of their links and etc.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jacobs
    What is your end goal?

    That would be useful to know to suggest a proper solution.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Greg Jacobs View Post

      What is your end goal?

      That would be useful to know to suggest a proper solution.
      Without giving away my exact plans, my end goal is responsible auto-blogs that can rank well and bring in traffic without worrying about getting penalized. Is that unrealistic?
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

        Without giving away my exact plans, my end goal is responsible auto-blogs that can rank well and bring in traffic without worrying about getting penalized. Is that unrealistic?
        No

        It is far from unrealistic...

        Most news sites out there, are simply autoblogs, made to look "original"... You won't find footprints from most of the plugins and apps I can see mentioned in this thread.

        We have a very strict policy with the autoblogs we run here. There is absolutely no use for us in creating content filled blogs, if the content makes no sense.

        It's a wise move to focus on monitoring the content... the returns are always higher that way. Set and forget blogs don't exist, imho. Not if you want profitable ones, anyway.

        Peace

        Jay

        p.s. The SmartYouTube plugin mentioned in post # 17 is killer... take a look, you'll like what you see..
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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Jacobs
        Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

        Without giving away my exact plans, my end goal is responsible auto-blogs that can rank well and bring in traffic without worrying about getting penalized. Is that unrealistic?
        dont know about anybody else, but almost all my auto blogs eventually get "penalized" , but not before they earn me some nice paper...

        so it is definitely a cash cow, though one that requires some upkeep.
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  • Profile picture of the author jury
    have heard those apps I mentioned good. planning to use them. anyone here used them?
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLima
    i HOPE THIS HELPS, THIS IS THE FORMULA I USE ...ENJOY


    1. Use a niche tool to find some interesting keywords. Low completion + High Searches + High Price = Good. Get market and demand data from them by clicking on the links. You can also, just generate a random niche and work from there using the "generate an idea" button or search something of your own.

    2. Go to Google Trends/Google Insight. Examine how it has been performing and what keywords are rising, just to confirm the data you received on the data page of findabusiness.

    3. Find a few other similar keywords using the keyword generator and Google keyword tools.

    4. Check the keyword difficulty of each of your chosen keywords so far.

    5. Settle on your three main keywords

    6. Register the domain for the keyword with the highest search volume (Always .com or -.com or .org)

    7. Install wordpress

    8. Delete all the pre built pages/posts.

    9. Install all the necessary plugins (all in one seo, wp-robot/wp-o-matic, google xml sitemap creator, social poster
    etc)

    10. Change permalinks to custom structure /%postname%/

    11. Work out all the meta's and titles using all-in-one-seo

    12. Add ping list to wordpress in Writing > General

    13. Add sitemap to Google (Google Webmaster Tools)

    14. Upload a custom theme.

    15. Change ad code in theme + Enter in your adsense codes.

    16. Find clickbank products for your keywords

    17. Schedule sending in wp-robot or wp-o-matic for keywords and products

    18. Set the posting time intervals every few hours about four hours after your blog is set up.

    19. Start bookmarking, use programs if available. (Digg, Reddit,Stumbleupon + all the bots etc)

    20. Submit RSS feeds to all sites, use programs if available.

    21. Ping your new blog to thousands of other sites in the same niche. Using something like PRStorm or Scrapebox.

    22. Set recent posts to be displayed on the homepage and make sure it is keyword optimized for targeted ads to be
    displayed. Build AT LEAST 50-100 backlinks, they don't necessarily need to be all dofollow. If you have an application to automate this, I suggest you use it.

    23. Submit it to as many directories as you want or get a bot that does it.

    24. Find targeted email addresses , (if you have access to the beta version) If you don't
    use any other possible bots/scripts you may have or just look at niche facebook groups and extract emails from there. !DD some type of "tell a friend" box on the site and provide users with an incentive to use it.

    25. Send emails to thousands of people in your niche telling them about the site. You must be a good copywriter and know how to structure emails for this to work.

    26. If you know a little bit about Facebook marketing and have accounts with lots of friends, use those to spread the word about your new autoblog. Passing it off as a "must have". Send PM's and whatnot.

    27. Create a bunch of YouTube Videos using xtranormal (for simplicity) promoting the website.

    28. SEO Youtube Video

    29. Let it sit there, making money.

    30. Ping it some more every week or so and you're done! You've got a profitable blog running!

    GOOD LUCK BUDDY!
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Oz
    Hi Ron,
    I am too in searching for a good Autoblog solution.
    Have you found any answer yet?

    Some of these solutions are wordpress plugins.
    It seems to me that require you login to the website's back end to manage it.
    How do they do it when they have more than 100+ blogs?

    Keeping looking for answers - Justin.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Regarding autoblogs - remember that you will probably have to put in additional effort to promote your blog, mostly by getting backlinks. It's not really a "set it and forget it" system as some make it out to be. Yes, it can be after a while but at first you will have to put effort in maximizing seo options for the site, getting backlinks on the specific keywords and fine tuning your autoblog software to find the most related posts.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    With regard to software, Nick Carty's autoblogging software is really quite awesome and streets ahead of most other systems out there IMO:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-software.html

    With regards to the process or method, here is an interesting thread worth reading:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...oblogging.html

    And the process detailed in this thread could easily lend itself to autoblogging:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...-answered.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I simply use the future date posts option and import csv documents containing years of updates. No plugins required except wp-csv-import
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Wilson
    I'm guessing Ron got this one solved by now
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    Anyone here do auto-blogging? What are the best options to use? Any tips you'd like to share?
    Ron, ron....nooooo!

    Dont go over to the dark side!

    Well...ok before I get a barrage of people arguing. Isnt it better go over to google trends and spend 5 mins typing out a real blog post, that gets real traffic from your list or something similar.....

    I think autoblogs are just a new way to spam....adn we need less of that. Still do not see many people making a killilng with autoblogs....and when you see the sales pages of people that claim to be making a killing, the copy and their stats do not add up.

    Just saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Celente cente.....noooooo

    Step away from the auto blog bashing mentality!

    Isn't it just as feasable to approach auto blogging the correct way and use it to earn good income as it is to use any other proven IM method?

    You ALWAYS talk about not seeing anyone really making good income from auto blogging yet you ignore the many examples here on the WF where you seem to spend a fair amount of time looking for auto blogging threads to bash. Surely you've seen the threads (some of them very popular, over 500 posts) posted by those that are successful with them...how could you miss them?

    I do understand that everyone has their preferred method or approach to IM. I also get that you dont like auto blogging and thats cool...

    But do you HAVE to persist to trash it everytime you get a chance? We've had this discussion a couple of times now and I don't even pretend to think anything I (or anyone else, regardless of how well it's worked for them) say will help you to open your mind to the possibility that auto blogging DOES work IF it's done RIGHT!

    When you mention sales pages and stats not adding up you do realize thats not only products related to auto blogging right...no matter which approach it talks about there are always going to be less than honest (trying to be PC) people out there....it's not just auto blogging or products related to it.

    Funny I have never seen you in any of the threads where people who are successful with it have layed out their approach to help others. Is that because you are affraid to talk about it with people who KNOW it works and could prove it?

    Just saying....just cause it didn't work for you doesn't mean it doesn't work and isn't a viable approach to IM.

    Wait for it....

    Here come the auto blogging nay sayers any minute now, I think I hear their battle cry.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Rsberg View Post

      Celente cente.....noooooo

      Step away from the auto blog bashing mentality!

      Isn't it just as feasable to approach auto blogging the correct way and use it to earn good income as it is to use any other proven IM method?

      You ALWAYS talk about not seeing anyone really making good income from auto blogging yet you ignore the many examples here on the WF where you seem to spend a fair amount of time looking for auto blogging threads to bash. Surely you've seen the threads (some of them very popular, over 500 posts) posted by those that are successful with them...how could you miss them?

      I do understand that everyone has their preferred method or approach to IM. I also get that you dont like auto blogging and thats cool...

      But do you HAVE to persist to trash it everytime you get a chance? We've had this discussion a couple of times now and I don't even pretend to think anything I (or anyone else, regardless of how well it's worked for them) say will help you to open your mind to the possibility that auto blogging DOES work IF it's done RIGHT!

      When you mention sales pages and stats not adding up you do realize thats jut about every IM product out there right...no matter which approach it talks about there are always going to be less than honest (trying to be PC) people out there....it's not just auto blogging or products related to it.

      Funny I have never seen you in any of the threads where people who are successful with it have layed out their approach to help others. Is that because you are affraid to talk about it with people who KNOW it works and could prove it?

      Just saying....just cause it didn't work for you doesn't mean it doesn't work and isn't a viable approach to IM.

      Wait for it....

      Here come the auto blogging nay sayers any minute now, I think I hear their battle cry.
      ha ha, that is a classic. Let me do the honours.

      I put in hours a day, building lists, building (real blogs) that yes I actually have to use my brain to post valuable stuff to help my clients with their every day of their lives. Wow, I am such a loser....so my deepest apologies....LMAO!

      If you want to go back and have look at my posts (that are real by the way LOL) I have contributed alot here. I am love to help people build (real) businesses, and lets underline that word REAL for ya ok! might help you out. Who knows.?

      And tis funny how you you keep reading all my posts and replying with that sig of yours which is promoting auto blog stuff anyway. And you are calling me silly and throwing stones..... LOL bizzare or just a coincidence.


      PS, I am not bashing read what other marketers are saying. This was a very insightful WF thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ghlight=google
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      • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
        Let me address each of your concerns individually and then I will not reply to anymore of your comments as it's been pointed out to me that there is really no use in trying to reason with some people...


        Originally Posted by celente View Post

        ha ha, that is a classic. Let me do the honours.

        I put in hours a day, building lists, building (real blogs) that yes I actually have to use my brain to post valuable stuff to help my clients with their every day of their lives. Wow, I am such a loser....so my deepest apologies....LMAO!
        I know you work hard on your method of IM and I do applaud you for that. I think the dedication is commendable! That's being totally honest and not meant in any way to sound otherwise. No one called you a loser...except yourself.

        If you want to go back and have look at my posts (that are real by the way LOL) I have contributed alot here. I am love to help people build (real) businesses, and lets underline that word REAL for ya ok! might help you out. Who knows.?
        I have never said you dont contribute and there have been a few times I have agreed with you...just not when it comes to auto blogging. You and I see this from compeltely different sides of the fence. You like to print bold and underline the fact that your posts/business/whatever is "REAL" yet you are incapable of seeing that auto blogging is real too and isn't going anywhere. Thats fairly close minded, especially for someone who is successful in IM.

        And tis funny how you you keep reading all my posts and replying with that sig of yours which is promoting auto blog stuff anyway. And you are calling me silly and throwing stones..... LOL bizzare or just a coincidence.
        I read your posts and reply with my sig (as you call it) because you make it a point to always post the same kind of point of view in threads realted to autoblogging. It's like you go out of your way to look for threads related to it just so you can go in and talk trash about it. Yes I've seen you post in non related threads and as I mentioned earlier I've often agreed with your viewpoints when they aren't realted to autobloggin...I never said you don't contribute at all...I simply said you seem to find a way to bash atuo blogging every chance you get and thats a fact! As far as it being a coincidence that I have a sig that promotes "auto blog stuff" is concerned...so what...this is a thread realted to autoblogging. You make it a point to talk about how you work on "real" sites for your clients (have seen you do it MANY times), provide them with "real" content...etc etc yet your sig has links relating to your membership sites and approach to IM...whats the difference? I will tell you the difference between you and I and how we operate...

        1. I don't go looking for confrontation.

        2. I do post (as you do) in other threads not related to auto blogging but don't (as you do) take every opportunity to bash that concept. I like to engage in meaningful conversation about ALL types of IM approaches where my input hopefully helps others.

        3. No matter where I post (just as you) my sig follows me, unlike you, I don't make it a point to try to down talk other approaches to IM in the hopes that I can "convert" people to my side of things .

        There are a few other differences between you and I but there really is not point in dragging this out further as it has become very obvious that you like confrontation, I would say that you crave it even...why else would you go into threads supporting auto blogging or those from people who are interested in it and post your anti - auto blogging views?

        PS, I am not bashing read what other marketers are saying. This was a very insightful WF thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ghlight=google
        Are you seriously going to use that particular thread as your basis for any meaningful evidence regarding the demise of auto blogging? Seriously? You do know that thread is complete nonsense right? Have you read all of the replies from people (even from auto blog haters such as yourself) that the main point of that thread is a joke? I guess you only see what you want to see, especially when it has something to do with bashing auto blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author dexcell
    WPRobot is the best i can think at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I have heard only good things about WP Robot, and this is the Wordpress plugin I'd recommend. As with anything else, it is important to keep in mind that this is only a tool, and how you use the tool will greatly impact the results that you get.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      As with anything else, it is important to keep in mind that this is only a tool, and how you use the tool will greatly impact the results that you get.

      Paul
      Couldn't agree more Paul!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by Rsberg View Post

        Couldn't agree more Paul!
        Somehow, I get the feeling that autoblogging is greatly misunderstood by the masses. I have this pesky, nagging suspicion that they think this is some kind of pushbutton tool that operates on autopilot, where you can just set things up once and then totally forget about them. I suppose this is why you always see complaints in here about why autoblogging is a scam and doesn't work? lol..

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        • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Somehow, I get the feeling that autoblogging is greatly misunderstood by the masses. I have this pesky, nagging suspicion that they think this is some kind of pushbutton tool that operates on autopilot, where you can just set things up once and then totally forget about them. I suppose this is why you always see complaints in here about why autoblogging is a scam and doesn't work? lol..

          Paul
          I think your dead on here Paul!

          I've said it before and I will say it again...

          Auto blogging is simply another form of IM. I don't think it is better or worse than any other approach to IM. I do think that like any other method, it does requires work and certainly is NOT set it and forget it.

          Once again, it's all in HOW you use the tools that help with automation, not the tools themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author vstar00
    ok, I am going to write this plan up in more detail, but After my product launch, auto blogging is what I want to get into. I have a bunch of niche sites that make some cash so I know (think) i know what I am doing.

    Here is the basic plan I am thinking of:

    - Create wordpress multi blog
    - Do keyword research using market sam
    - Buy domain
    - Buy VA auto blog x ebook, and tell to follow instructions using wp-robot
    - Buy the below package for the blog:
    --"The Apprentice Package"
    --> 3 Custom 1:30-2:00 Animoto PRO Videos
    --> Video will be posted up too 300 blogs
    --> 5 400+ word niche related Article Spun
    --> 8 UAW Submissions (600-1,000 article directories and blogs)
    --> 5 AMA Submissions (400-1,000 blogs)
    --> 5 Web 2.0 link wheel
    --> 3 Docstoc articles linking to your site
    --> Feeds will be submitted to top 15 RSS Aggregators
    --> 14 Social bookmarks across web 2.0 properties
    --> Each Web 2.o Property will get 2 submissions using UAW
    --> Each Docstoc Property will be promoted using UAW
    --> Each web 2.0 property pinged using SENuke
    --> Resource box included

    Thats $10 for the domain, $10 for the VA (for 1 day) and $67 for the backlinking pack

    ~$100 per blog.

    Think I will profit from this strategy?
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoNumber9
    check out autoblogging software by carty (a member of here)

    it's a standalone software, not a plugin

    imagine if you have to login to every sites to make some changes, it's time consuming

    using a software on your PC will not have this problem
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  • Profile picture of the author ZaneAbden
    iam a member of autoblogging by Mike Johnson he is giving you a blueprint. since not all autoblogg are same you will need to know what automated tool and what theme to make this autoblogging work, Mike said a quality 10 autoblog sites can make you more money than just publishing 100 of them

    if you like to know the link PM me
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  • Profile picture of the author marcromero
    I never had any luck with autoblogging, maybe I was in the wrong niche with to much competition I dont know but seems that for best long term effects you should just write true unique content. Just my 2 cents
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