Does Auto Blogging Software Really Drive Traffic?

by g2114
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I bought an auto blogging software and use RSS syndication to bring content to my site to increase traffic. So far I haven't really seen an increase. Do you know if these tactics will help with traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Han Fan
    Originally Posted by g2114 View Post

    I bought an auto blogging software and use RSS syndication to bring content to my site to increase traffic. So far I haven't really seen an increase. Do you know if these tactics will help with traffic?

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  • Profile picture of the author hmigroupllc
    Autoblogging software on it's own doesn't work. It takes more than just grabbing other peoples content to make a blog with traffic. Without a real system of controlling, managing and varying your sources, you're not likely to see any results.

    As far as RSS syndication goes, that is a a great way to increase traffic. RSS syndication is getting your RSS feeds out to as many RSS directories as possible. If you have good content, this will get you more traffic.

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    • Originally Posted by hmigroupllc View Post

      Autoblogging software on it's own doesn't work. It takes more than just grabbing other peoples content to make a blog with traffic. Without a real system of controlling, managing and varying your sources, you're not likely to see any results.

      As far as RSS syndication goes, that is a a great way to increase traffic. RSS syndication is getting your RSS feeds out to as many RSS directories as possible. If you have good content, this will get you more traffic.

      Stay Well

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      Yes the keyword is YOUR RSS feeds out.. Not stealing other people's.
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  • Originally Posted by g2114 View Post

    I bought an auto blogging software and use RSS syndication to bring content to my site to increase traffic. So far I haven't really seen an increase. Do you know if these tactics will help with traffic?
    An autoblog doesn't bring somebody to your site

    You still have to keep up with it and do proper SEO, etc...

    When Google catches on that you are using an autoblog (which is just duplicated content and nothing original) you will be nowhere to be found in the search engines.

    Autoblogs are mainly a "short-term" get some money quick until Google bans me from the search engines. Expect to make anywhere from $0 - $3 a /day /week whatever....

    The theory: Buy 100 domains , put autoblog and AdSense. Do a lot of SEO and you should average about $30/day ... until Adsense finds out and bans you.

    And.. until google finds out and takes you out of their index.

    ... Now, on the other hand... if you "spin" the content it is a little different story (but that's even more unethical).

    I'm done with my rant.....
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisCree
      Originally Posted by Wonderful Warrior View Post

      An autoblog doesn't bring somebody to your site

      You still have to keep up with it and do proper SEO, etc...

      When Google catches on that you are using an autoblog (which is just duplicated content and nothing original) you will be nowhere to be found in the search engines.

      Autoblogs are mainly a "short-term" get some money quick until Google bans me from the search engines. Expect to make anywhere from $0 - $3 a /day /week whatever....

      The theory: Buy 100 domains , put autoblog and AdSense. Do a lot of SEO and you should average about $30/day ... until Adsense finds out and bans you.

      And.. until google finds out and takes you out of their index.

      ... Now, on the other hand... if you "spin" the content it is a little different story (but that's even more unethical).

      I'm done with my rant.....
      That seems like a whole lot of work for $900 a month. That is nearly certain to disappear eventually. It may make money, but it's hardly a sustainable business.

      It never ceases to amaze me how much more effort some people will put into avoiding a little work than they'd have to put in if they just did the work in the first place. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author g2114
    Thanks for the info. I didn't want to waste anymore money on auto blogging software if it doesn't work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Rowe
      Originally Posted by g2114 View Post

      Thanks for the info. I didn't want to waste anymore money on auto blogging software if it doesn't work.
      It does work if you know what to do with it.

      Google has never created any content, they scrape others for content then monetize it.

      Why is it so wrong if someone else does it?

      Also, autoblogs do not get automatically de indexed.

      I have over 300 that make decent money.

      The trick is knowing what data to extract from the information provided by your autoblogs and then what to do with that information.
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      • Profile picture of the author magicjg
        So many misconceptions on autoblogging. It seems like most people simply think, as with any other tool, that they turn these plugins on and BAM all of a sudden a surge of traffic, rankings, and sales. Or that they don't work, that you can't get anything out of it unless you have hundreds of autoblogs. Not true at all. I have autoblogs that make as little as $1 per day and some that bring in wads of cash each month. Yes, the more the better but I can sustain with just a handful. I have many that rank very well in some competitive niches. Some people just never take the time to learn the ins and outs of tools, plugins, software, etc. There are some valid points in this thread, especially about using the content that gets pulled in by the autoblog plugins or software. It should be manipulated and mashed up for maximum effect.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieC
    I agreewith magicjg - mixing the content is the key to success
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  • Profile picture of the author yours2u
    I'm with Han, wp-robot combined with wp is a great tool - make sure you get the translation module to get round duplicate content
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Rankin
    It does but it's only a matter of time before search engines get smarter. The guy/gal who was doing proper SEO from 10 years ago doesn't have a thing to worry about today. But the folks who try stuff like this keep jumping in & out of the rankings. I would stay away...
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    • Originally Posted by Scott Rankin View Post

      It does but it's only a matter of time before search engines get smarter. The guy/gal who was doing proper SEO from 10 years ago doesn't have a thing to worry about today. But the folks who try stuff like this keep jumping in & out of the rankings. I would stay away...
      That true, however my guess is many who used to do SEO properly had to learn to adapt and expand upon what's considered proper in order to compete with all the guys cranking out hundreds of blogs to blanket the keyword spreads month in and month out.

      I know this from personal experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Autoblogging can work, but only in the presence of other work to bring traffic to a domain...

    Build links to your site through a number of channels...

    The best value of the autoblogging tools is to give your site content (spider food) and the content that will attract readers, so you can sell them something...

    Getting traffic and respect from Google involves more than just fresh and regular content... It should always include a variety of methods that will allow readers to find your site outside of using Google...

    Google will index your site, but not necessarily show your site to their users, unless you have shown them that the content you present is solid enough to generate links from other people...

    Google does not like to link to any site that exists in a vacuum online... They only like showing sites that people are already visiting...
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  • Profile picture of the author jtpada
    Autoblogging ensures that you have fresh content regularly on your site. What you do with this - aka how you monetize it - is entirley up to you.

    Fresh content alone does not drive traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author debra
      Bring Down Autoblogging?

      I never heard so much hogwash condensed into one thread.

      Bring down the autoblogging systems then you are also bringing down News Corporation, Time Warner, Disney Channel (which is,btw, the largest news distribution).

      And...guess what...

      Google Loves Them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Rowe
      Originally Posted by jtpada View Post

      Autoblogging ensures that you have fresh content regularly on your site. What you do with this - aka how you monetize it - is entirley up to you.

      Fresh content alone does not drive traffic.
      I can prove that wrong in one post.

      Just look at the details from my post here:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...er-google.html


      If you are still wondering about rankings and traffic on an autoblog, below is a screen shot of my AWStats for a blog I was experimenting with.

      The facts:

      1-This blog has never had a single back link or ANY promotion at ALL

      2-I set this site with Wordpress Magic to post around 1800 posts

      3-The posts were set to run out and STOP posting in July (you can go to the front page of the blog and see for yourself the last date published)
      Adwords Campaign Google

      4-And I have not touched the site since.

      5-I also had the same questions you had and I needed to know.

      6-Since I have so many in this niche, I thought sacrificing one for the betterment of the others would be OK.

      7-This is the ugliest theme (garish) I could find

      8-This site made money over the summer. Not a ton, but was profitable.

      So as you can see, new content brings rankings and traffic.

      When the content stops, so does the traffic.

      Now, I plan to hammer this site with links and social bookmarking and it should be $100 per month earner.
      And then the image of my AWStats panel:


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  • Profile picture of the author erkin
    It could work but always be UNIQUE, if you are updating your website and content's unique (at least re-write), Google'll love you
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I think that with Autoblogs it is a numbers game, i.e. there will be some that make you a decent amount, whereas some will make you nothing - the kicker is that you do not know in advance which websites will do well. So, you have to put up dozens of sites consistently and monitor them. I'd say that on average you'll earn less than $10 per site per month , so if you really want to make a consistent and realistic income with Autoblogs, you'd have to put up at least 100 or more to make something in the low 4 figure range each month.
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    • Profile picture of the author debra
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      I think that with Autoblogs it is a numbers game, i.e. there will be some that make you a decent amount, whereas some will make you nothing - the kicker is that you do not know in advance which websites will do well. So, you have to put up dozens of sites consistently and monitor them. I'd say that on average you'll earn less than $10 per site per month , so if you really want to make a consistent and realistic income with Autoblogs, you'd have to put up at least 100 or more to make something in the low 4 figure range each month.
      I don't which side of the fence your getting your numbers but...there's no way I'm building a hundred of these babies for a measly 4 figures!

      Here's two: (and that's it)

      Anglers Fishery #1 in Google in a few places- age...not quite a couple months old.

      HotLegos has multiple #1's in Google. Gets over a hundred organic google searches a day. age: since end of March and just recently redone a week ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Interesting thread. I recently created two auto blogs but purposely only for the purpose of backlinks and SEO.

    I've heard bad stories of accounts being banned from autoblogging. Dont'w ant to risk my adsense account as a result.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Rowe
      Originally Posted by humbledmarket View Post

      Interesting thread. I recently created two auto blogs but purposely only for the purpose of backlinks and SEO.

      I've heard bad stories of accounts being banned from autoblogging. Dont'w ant to risk my adsense account as a result.
      If you have only a single Adsense account, you are already at risk.
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        Hi, Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I still say provide value and a good experience to the searcher and Google will show you the love.

        One thing's for sure Google doesn't care about us marketers. They only care about the searcher.
        Why? Because they know if they have the searchers we will do whatever it takes to get their eyeballs on our pages.

        I don't know why everyone always wants to try and fight the 800 pound Gorilla, can't you just give the monkey a banana and call it a day?

        I have maybe a dozen auto blogs so I am no Guru at it that's for sure. But my take is determine how Google wants the searcher to be treated. Treat the searcher in that manner and make money without getting banned or slapped or sand boxed.
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  • Profile picture of the author g2114
    This thread has become very interesting. A friend of mine knows the owner of a celebrity site that brings in over 300k unique visitors a month and makes over $28k on ads. I asked my friend how they are doing it and if they write their own content. He said no and that they feed content from other sites.

    I started this thread wondering if it is a certain autoblog software people are using to get that kind of traffic because I bought an autoblog software and it doesnt seem to be working. Of course I don't know what software that site is using. I just installed the free version of WPRobot to see if I am getting any additional traffic.

    Does anyone know for adsense will ban your account if you use autoblogs?
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  • Profile picture of the author dollarshower
    I doubt if autoblogging plugins alone can drive traffic. It can help with some SEO as most syndicated content is already optimized. You might want to do a lot of template tweak to make it even better.
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  • Profile picture of the author forfun_cash
    i just went to alexa and checked the ranking of a few autoblogs. Most of them have rankings <1,000,000. This is a very vauge method to check whether it works but obviously autoblog brings traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljyron
    it never works.. you get to post content but you just can't create a good relationship with your readers. its spam tool though.
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