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Hey Warriors,

I have a question for you guys / gals....

Autoblogging? Does it work?

I have been checking through a couple autoblogging sofware packages the two that stand out are - WP autoblog a wordpress plugin for 170$ and the other is autoblog samuri for 99$...

Do these work like they say they do? Is it actually possible to set up a ton of blog sites with this software and litterally make passive income? It sounds a little too good to be true...

How do these work with getting traffic? I am assuming that you will still need to build a bunch of inbound links back to your posts and everything, correct?

I have a couple sites now and creating content for them sometimes becomes a drag, so if there is actually an automated process that doesn't get the "google slap" that would be cool.

Well your thoughts are always appreciated.

Thanks
Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    Autoblogging is great. really boosted me in the search engines for a few of my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Russell
    Autoblogging isn't worth it in my mind. It's not a long-term strategy, since the search engines are constantly updating their algorithms to weed out this kind of thing. Why waste time and money on something that's only going to work for a little while?

    Especially since, for $99-170, you could outsource a lot of unique articles to writers here and drip them to your sites over time.

    Just my thoughts, though - I know a lot of people do well with autoblogging.
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    • Profile picture of the author warriortx
      Originally Posted by Sarah Russell View Post

      Autoblogging isn't worth it in my mind. It's not a long-term strategy, since the search engines are constantly updating their algorithms to weed out this kind of thing. Why waste time and money on something that's only going to work for a little while?

      Especially since, for $99-170, you could outsource a lot of unique articles to writers here and drip them to your sites over time.

      Just my thoughts, though - I know a lot of people do well with autoblogging.

      I couldn't have said it better myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Firstrate
    You might want to look at WP Robot that's probably the best autoblogging plugin for Wordpress around (especially when it comes to monetization).
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    Have you checked the feedback for each of the autoblogging programs you are considering? I would imagine information about each has been posted here within the Warrior Forum.

    I know a lot of people who are interested in this process, but fear the "Google slap" as well. With all of Google's astounding technology, I cannot help but think they have the tools in place to detect when autoblogging is taking place.

    By the way, thank you for saying "guys/gals." For some reason, it seems that a lot of people just use the term "guys" for both guys and gals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Draper
    I haven't tried autoblog samuri yet, But I found it on ebay for $10
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    • Profile picture of the author Shaun
      Originally Posted by Jake Draper View Post

      I haven't tried autoblog samuri yet, But I found it on ebay for $10
      Not worth S**t in my opinion..
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I dont know if auto blogs are really worth my time. I dont want to provide people with spun or PLR content. Im a traditional folk and I want to post something that I though of for long. Something that Im sure will benefit somebody. I heard a couple of people who loves autoblogs but I dont think Im one of them.


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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Search for some latest events.

    Something like "Soccer Fixtures".

    Boxing result.

    Check the News results. You'll see autoblogs galore.

    So yes autoblog.

    But it seems most are NOT using Wordpress.

    They are using Joomla and some really classy news themes.

    However how they do it and get past the Google news editorial team beats me but there you have it. Yes autoblog but only if you know what you're doing.

    And not one guide out there will fulfill your need to learn all about autoblogging. So I guess no to autoblogging unless you know why, how and where you are headed with the blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author lunchboxdiet
    you may want to head into the war room as there are free autoblogging gifts going in there, but i haven't had time to try them out yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author StanCan
      For me, nothing beats original content. If you can't write or doesn't have the time to, you can always outsource. Bottomline is, you have control over the quality of what you're putting on your site and if you're only maintaining one or two blogs, I don't see the benefit of autoblogging. But then again, it's just me...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Andrew,

    Try checking out the product review section. I would imagine most of the programs you would be interested in have probably been reviewed there by fellow warriors. It's always best to check there before making IM related purchases, lots of good information and first hand experiences being shared there!
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  • Profile picture of the author danicat
    I'm getting into autoblogging. Here's why-

    I have collected a ton of sites. I've done next to nothing with them. Some aren't even pushed to my hosting. I'm going to do some quick "bring the fresh" and then wp robot them. That way even if they don't do much our even just a little its better than nothing.

    Then, as I concentrate on each site individually with the help of my mentor I can make them awesome. Wp robot will also help here as it makes inserting a product into a post super easy.

    To me, it's worth it to do something with a site I'd be wasting otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author blue-ego
    Well, I think it's always better to create original, quality contents..of course. It all comes down to which way you choose...Should I have one good blog or 50 automated ones (unless you type really quickly)? It's up to you at the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    blue ego is correct.

    I am yet to see people doing well with these.

    They are just the next shiney object to collapse.

    We all know what happens to shiney objects eventually dont we!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincenzo Oliva
    Massive Passive Profits plugin is a less cumbersome (and less expensive) version of wprobot. You do ezarticles, video, and Amazon affiliate links and duplicate it on dozens of keyword rich subdomains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Just a few of the more popular WSO's as of late related to auto blogging....

    It may not be for everyone, no doubt about that but just like any other IM method...it can make serious money if you learn the ropes, stick with it and regularly test/tweek to find out what works best for you.


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

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...gnTJE49Cxb8r2v

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...700-sales.html

    This one is not a WSO but there is some good info in there...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...EwgFcMHtCDW6Br

    Wish you the best of luck no matter what IM methods you choose!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Jordan
    With autoblogging you have to put some work into them on the front end before you make them stand on their own. It pulls content from a variety of sources at various intervals without the need of manually writing and providing contents to your site. Then hopefully, the quantity will make up for quality and in my experience, it is better than no new posts at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Originally Posted by Andrew_Cheyne View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I have a question for you guys / gals....

    Autoblogging? Does it work?

    I have been checking through a couple autoblogging sofware packages the two that stand out are - WP autoblog a wordpress plugin for 170$ and the other is autoblog samuri for 99$...

    Do these work like they say they do? Is it actually possible to set up a ton of blog sites with this software and litterally make passive income? It sounds a little too good to be true...

    How do these work with getting traffic? I am assuming that you will still need to build a bunch of inbound links back to your posts and everything, correct?

    I have a couple sites now and creating content for them sometimes becomes a drag, so if there is actually an automated process that doesn't get the "google slap" that would be cool.

    Well your thoughts are always appreciated.

    Thanks
    Andrew
    It does work and it is good, but there are some things you should bear in mind:
    1) It is not a "set it and forget it" system!
    2) You will still have to fine tune your sites and build backlinks.
    3) If you want conversions you will still have to add original content to get returning visitors.
    4) Autoblogging with youtube - good choice, since nobody can really claim any copyright infringement and you aren't reuploading the content, just linking to it.
    5) Adsense can work rather well with autoblogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author profitsforall
    With a little work I think an autoblog site can aggregate useful content on a niche in a way that adds value for the visitor.

    Sadly, even that much work seems to be too much for most and so there are a lot of gibberish filled sites that add no value and are built solely for the purpose of getting an adsense click.

    I can't get angry when I see them though - I made six figures in adsense a few years back with massive autogenerated sites that cluttered up the search engine results.

    For those that follow the philosophy that if you throw enough crap against a wall some of it will stick, just be aware that your income generation is built on shifting sands.

    To tell if you fall in this category just ask yourself if you would be happy to have a human at google review your site, or does that prospect make you nervous?

    I'm not telling you not to do it - just make sure that if you are making money from autoblogs, reinvest that money to build up income from non autoblog sites.

    Income solely generated from autoblogs can disappear overnight. I used to tell myself that I was a smart guy I could adapt and keep ahead of google. I was wrong.

    Consider this - if the purpose of your site is to get a visitor to leave it as quickly as possible, preferably via an adsense click, what will you do if google bans your adsense account?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
      Originally Posted by profitsforall View Post

      With a little work I think an autoblog site can aggregate useful content on a niche in a way that adds value for the visitor.

      Consider this - if the purpose of your site is to get a visitor to leave it as quickly as possible, preferably via an adsense click, what will you do if google bans your adsense account?

      I couldn't agree more with both of these comments!

      However, if you apply yourself to building auto blog sites that do offer a good user experience, contain some uique content and are built for more than just getting clicks then you will certainly reduce yoru chance of getting your adsense account banned.

      I personally approach it as "semi-auto blogging"...

      I add in unique content occasionally and review all content before it's scheduled to post. Yes, It's slower than typical "auto" blogging but you'd be amazed at how quickly you can actuallyt put together a month or two worth of content this way. In the end I can still produce many sites in a short amount of time that are much higer quality websites than typical autoblogging and they offer a good user experience which is what's most important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian
    Sure, you can have autoblogs working for you and still providing a good content for search engines. The thing is you have to find a good balance to do that. It's about adding some aspects to the blog you wouldn't do manually - because it would take looong hours to do that yourself

    Many people still don't understand that... we're not talking about tricking the search engines here - we're talking about automating some parts of it.

    Those days are over when you were able to post some feeds from other sites and wait for the AdSense checks... but at the end it's a good thing.

    There are a few great quality tools and plugins that helps with the automation and if you use them correctly - they're huge time savers!

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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Im not aware of any reasonably affordable services that build them for you, least not good quality sites anyway.

    Doesn't mean they dont exist, I just dont know of any.
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    • Profile picture of the author ScottTrimble
      Why would you want to start with a paid autoblogging script if you don't know much about autoblogging? You'd better invest the money in domains and hosting, use a free autoblogging plugin as there are quite a few outthere (the one I'm using is Multipress Lite and it does its job). Take the WSO section and get some autoblogging tutorials and start working on it.

      When you're comfy with autoblogging and you're making money you can start thinking of buying a plugin since you're so into buying one.

      It's not what you're using but HOW are you using it that makes the difference between making money or working for some beer.
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      • Profile picture of the author bt
        I tried auto blogging for about four months. I was using a Autoblog plug-in for WordPress that pulled in content from Google trends. I didn't have any luck with auto blogging. Maybe I just didn't stick with it long enough. One problem I had was that the Autoblog plug-in I was using took up too many resources on my server.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Oz
    I'll stay away from autoblog samurai. The software itself doesn't seems finished proper. Still some bugs / problem with it. Customer support is VERY SLOW.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeilC
    I've just been running a case study between an auto-blog and building out a site using my own methods to speed things up, the results so far have been very interesting to say the least.

    If you're a War room member you can pick it up here while it's still available, it's part of my latest product that I'm just finishing called Blog Profits Unleashed.

    If you're not a War room member then send me a PM and I'll release a handful for review copies,

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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    If you are thinking of getting into this seriously, then plug-ins installed on individual blogs is cumbersome when you need to tweak and manage (which you still need to do when creating successful autoblogs from time to time)

    Far better would be a desktop manageent style app like the Autoblogging Samurai.

    Personally, I would give that one a miss and go to the person whose original software is at the base of it.

    Nick Carty's autoblogging software is really quite awesome and streets ahead of most other systems out there:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-software.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Oz
      Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

      If you are thinking of getting into this seriously, then plug-ins installed on individual blogs is cumbersome when you need to tweak and manage (which you still need to do when creating successful autoblogs from time to time)

      Far better would be a desktop manageent style app like the Autoblogging Samurai.
      Just what I was trying to figure out how they manage 100+ sites.
      What about monitoring? How do you go monitoring all sites' activities in one central location?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Andrew_Cheyne View Post

    Autoblogging? Does it work?
    No idea at all.

    It's not something I'd be willing to do, or to be associated with, whether it worked or not, so I have no incentive to find out whether or not it works.

    I kind of hope it doesn't, though, to be honest, because my own perceptions of it (though admittedly based on very limited exposure to anything factual and therefore possibly mistaken) are that it really contributes nothing to the world at all and represents part of the dumbing down of online information.

    Just my perspective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Alexa,

    I can understand why some people (especially a writer) would have that misconception or opinion. As you state, some of your opinion/perception (and probably that of others as well) could be based at least partially on the fact that you haven’t had direct exposure to it therefore don’t really understand what it can offer when it’s used properly. Please allow me to explain further.

    Just like any other IM method, auto blogging can be done in a way that can be viewed as either harmful or helpful .
    If an auto blogger is simply relying on plugins to scrape content without the permission of the submitter and without having some sort of editorial review over that content before it is placed on his/her blog then yes…that is not a good thing and often leads to splogging in my opinion.

    However, if someone ensures that the content only comes from approved sources and takes the time to review the content before it is published on their blog then it does not contribute to the "dumbing down of online information". If an article is well written and informative then how does republishing it across the web dumb down online information? How is that any different than it being republished through typically acceptable formats such as multiple article directories (as long as it is allowed to be republished that is)?

    I have received more than a few comments from readers that essentially thanked me for pulling together bits of information from different sources that they couldn’t find elsewhere, let alone in one place which made it easier for them instead of hopping from site to site to find it.

    I’ve also always been sure to give credit where credit is due when it comes to posting the original authors name (if available) and contact information(link to site..etc). In fact, I have received thank you emails from authors who have gotten praise (and customers) from someone that read their article on my site and eventually went to the authors site because of the link I made sure was there.

    Just like you (but for different reasons), I personally do not like the “sploggers” as they give those of us who do try to approach auto blogging correctly a bad name.

    I hope this might help you see things from a different point of view. I am not trying to change your mind, only you can do that, what I am trying to do is offer another way of looking at it that you may not have thought of before.
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  • Profile picture of the author peace1
    There are several options to automate the the process of content creation for your blog.

    One is of course to use an autoposting plugin like wprobot which is very good. But it does really depend how you use it. You don't necessarily need the plugin to post everyday. Once or twice a week is enough. I would also manually approve the content and quickly edit it... maybe add an image, to make it more reader friendly. This way you might actually get some recurring visitors or first time visitors might spend a little more time on your site instead of leaving straight away again. An autoblogging site can have quality content and doesn't need to look like a spammy crap site.

    Another way to get content is to sign up with networks like SEOLinkVine, Free Traffic System etc. Same here... don't auto accept articles. Only accept good content and do a little to make them visitor friendly.

    Approving articles and doing a little editing is easier then writing from scratch yourself.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silent Warrior
    Autoblogging should just be one part of your overall internet marketing plan. You do have a plan, right? (Remember, if you fail to plan, then plan to fail.)

    You need to have a central core site that is seriously seo'd. Write unique content, monetize that site.

    Create user friendly autoblogs that actually provide useful info to readers and hopefully drive that traffic to your money site.

    Don't just flood the Net with crappy, useless jibberish (or as Mr T would say, flibba-flabba) and expect to make a bazillion dollars overnight.
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