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Hi

First off, apologies if this has been done to death before but I have only just discovered wp-robot!

I have been looking at various sites for sale on flippa and it seems that autoblogs with Yahoo Answers etc do manage to get decent traffic over time.

So, I was thinking of a plan like this:

1. niche autoblog with product posts from Amazon and yahoo answers
2. 5 or so 'pages' of unique content about said niche
3. bit of backlinking

Auto posts will be on main page and then unique content on the various different pages.

Does this work for traffic and amazon? Any views. I was also planning to include adsense, is this OK?


Any advice from people how have been there before would be very helpful before I wait 4 months to discover it doesn't work!

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    Personally I would stay away from auto blogs. Think long term for your business and build real websites which will become real assets to your business over time.

    I am sure there are people who makes auto blogs work for them but I think it's too risky.

    My 2 cents..

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    • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
      Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

      Personally I would stay away from auto blogs. Think long term for your business and build real websites which will become real assets to your business over time.

      I am sure there are people who makes auto blogs work for them but I think it's too risky.

      My 2 cents..

      Cheers
      THanks for your opinion. In what terms do you mean risky?

      I could just add my 5 pages of useful content but that won't get much traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author jan roos
        Why not just add unique content to your whole site?

        This way you won't have to worry about the new Google updates that could possibly deindex your auto blogs.

        It does not take that much work or money to just add all unique content to your site from the beginning.

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        • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
          Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

          Why not just add unique content to your whole site?

          This way you won't have to worry about the new Google updates that could possibly deindex your auto blogs.

          It does not take that much work or money to just add all unique content to your site from the beginning.

          Cheers
          OK, so you would say i could keep with the amazon posts for monetization but make all actual text posts unique?
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          • Profile picture of the author jan roos
            Originally Posted by jwsc101 View Post

            OK, so you would say i could keep with the amazon posts for monetization but make all actual text posts unique?
            Make everything unique. Amazon posts included. Even if you just rewrite them it'll be better.

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        • Profile picture of the author Annabell
          Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

          Why not just add unique content to your whole site?

          This way you won't have to worry about the new Google updates that could possibly deindex your auto blogs.

          It does not take that much work or money to just add all unique content to your site from the beginning.

          Cheers
          about new system in google, how long the possibility Autoblog will survive in google? :confused:
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          • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
            Originally Posted by Annabell View Post

            about new system in google, how long the possibility Autoblog will survive in google? :confused:
            No one knows this answer (not even Google), only time will tell...

            Having said that, I've taken Jans course on Amazon sites and its a great course. I built several of his sites and make a nice bit of money from them now that they are ranking well.

            I also have autoblogs with Amazon links (and CB, CJ...etc) on them but as others here have said, I mix in unique content to my autoblogs and only post quality content (unique or otherwise) so thats probably the difference and why they havent suffered any rank drops or traffic loss.

            I also don't invite Google into my sites by using Google Analytics, maybe it's just me but that seems like inviting trouble in and I'd rather avoid that if possible.
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            • i had the exact same questions so i just jumped in head first and bought an amazon autoblog from this warrior forum. I didnt buy it to make money i just use this site to test out new things and see what works for future site. Also i wanted to see how good these autoblogs were.

              From my experience, and i have the stats to prove, having just an autoblog with no unique content is a waste of time. Just check out my stats over the last 6 months, you should be able to tell when i started adding unique content. I left the site on auto pilot for 5 months and basically the site did nothing.

              During the period before i started to add unique content i did a few backlink blasts and saw a small increase but nothing much.



              I still have yet to make a sale on amazon and ive had over 150 clicks :/

              I think you should not look towards building an autoblog but instead try to create an authority site in your niche that links to amazon. I dont think there is nothing wrong with having amazon links on your site. As long as you give the users something valuable in return.

              Amazon is probably the biggest shopping site in the world, i doubt google would be penalizing sites that have their affiliate links.
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              • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
                Originally Posted by high_plains_drifter View Post

                I still have yet to make a sale on amazon and ive had over 150 clicks :/
                I don't know the particulars of your site but it being an autoblog should not matter as far as the number of sales you make if you have been getting clicks.

                Yes, there is certainly somethign to be said for quality content and pre-sale but your site has received 150 clicks to its Amazon links...you should have made at least 3 sales out of that and more like 7 or 8 to be honest.

                I would suggest you take a closer look at where those links are placed, what type of content they are placed with, what other affiliate offers your site has surrounding those Amazon links...etc etc. The reason I say this is that half the battle is getting the site user to click the link the other half (and probably most important) is presenting quality pre-sale information to peak their interest in the product prior to their clicking the link. This can be done with a good mix of content from different sources.

                I use Amazon on my autoblogs and get some decent CTR and sales. I did some testing and noticed that once I moved my links to be closer to higher quality content (typically unique...but not always) that my actual number of sales increased along with my CTR on the links. I still had the same content as before but found better placement for the links.

                I also learned that mixing certain offers produced diferent results (duhhh), I'm sure you would see the same if you haven't already done this.

                My point is this...autoblogging...scratch that...successful autoblogging is most certainly not "set it and forget it". Don't just let a plugin or app pull content and post it. Take time to review the content before it posts to your blog and mix in some unique content as well. It does require more work but it's still easier and faster than maintaining most regular blogs (totally unique content) if for no other reason than using the automation tools to do a lot of the work for you.
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              • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
                Originally Posted by high_plains_drifter View Post

                i had the exact same questions so i just jumped in head first and bought an amazon autoblog from this warrior forum. I didnt buy it to make money i just use this site to test out new things and see what works for future site. Also i wanted to see how good these autoblogs were.

                From my experience, and i have the stats to prove, having just an autoblog with no unique content is a waste of time. Just check out my stats over the last 6 months, you should be able to tell when i started adding unique content. I left the site on auto pilot for 5 months and basically the site did nothing.

                During the period before i started to add unique content i did a few backlink blasts and saw a small increase but nothing much.

                I still have yet to make a sale on amazon and ive had over 150 clicks :/

                I think you should not look towards building an autoblog but instead try to create an authority site in your niche that links to amazon. I dont think there is nothing wrong with having amazon links on your site. As long as you give the users something valuable in return.

                Amazon is probably the biggest shopping site in the world, i doubt google would be penalizing sites that have their affiliate links.
                With respect, leaving any blog on autopilot and doing little or nothing to build up traffic is unlikely to get the results that you want. Autoblog or not you usually need to do more than just set and leave. I also think that 150 clicks on Amazon with no sales is more likely an indication of the niche, time of year or whether or not your traffic is buying traffic rather than the fault of an autoblog system.

                I've almost had the opposite experience with an autoblog that I built on February 14th. Apart from building it and setting it to post 2 Amazon products a day all that I've done is write and submit 2 articles to directories. I've been too busy to do anything else with it and suddenly it's started to make sales. 8 so far this month from 43 clicks, prior to that there was only 1 sale in 80 clicks.

                I know that the sales have started because it's the best time of year for that niche and I'm slapping myself because if I'd done more with promoting that blog I'd be coining it, but it isn't too late!

                I agree that we should be looking towards building authority sites, but having an autoblog with no unique content hasn't been a waste of time for me even if it has for you.
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            • Profile picture of the author gxd5
              If you're getting banned, you're doing it wrong. Some of my auto blogs have been running for over 5 years now and they make money every day. I have never had an auto blog of mine get banned yet.

              Unique content is great if you want to stay small time, but it doesn't scale. At some point, you either need _SOMEONE_ or _SOMETHING_ generating the content for you. You can't generate enough content on your own to get rich. That's why autoblogs rock.

              The biggest and most profitable sites on the internet are all either scraper sites or crowd sites. Period. Don't believe me?

              Ask yourself what a search engine is. Or what social networks are. Giant scraper sites. Giant crowd sites. Google? Scraper site. Yahoo? Scraper site. Bing? Scraper site. They don't generate any content. They take yours.

              Google bot is nothing but a scraper. And yet people bend over backwards to get this scraper to come steal their 'original content' and post it on google. What a scam!

              Then there are the crowd sites. Facebook? Crowd site. Twitter? Crowd site. Digg? crowd site. These sites don't generate content. You generate it for them. People scour the net and bring them fresh content like good little worker bees.

              See the pattern?

              If you want to make a lot of money, you need to scale. If you want to scale, you either need automation or a bunch of worker bees, aka a community, aka a crowd. I laugh when I see people breaking their necks to make unique content. It's like the recycling bum who thinks all those cans are going to make him a lot of money. If you want to work that hard, just get a day job.

              Your project needs to scale, either socially or programmatically, or it's never going to be a success. You will be just another frustrated chump trying to crack three figures a day. How does that relate to autoblogs?

              Autoblogs are a gold mine if you know what you are doing. They scale out the box. You can literally just flip a switch, sit back, and get checks in the mail. I have been doing it for years. It's not as simple as just turning on WP robot. But it's not THAT much harder. Seriously, if you apply yourself, I'm sure you can figure it out.

              If you notice all of the replies arguing against autoblogs, you will notice the common element is fear. They are afraid of what might happen. Google might do this to me. Google might do that to me. You know what? F Google.

              You won't get anywhere worrying about what someone else is might do. Let THEM worry about what YOU are doing. Make Google worry about how to stop your autoblogs. They haven't stopped mine. Whenever you want to try something new, someone is going to tell you not to. In 2005, people told me the same stuff they are telling you now. If I'd listened, I'd be out a huge pile of cash right now.

              The point of all this is don't listen to anyone. Listen to yourself. It sounds like you are interested in auto blogs. Follow that intuition. You see an opportunity. Take it. Experiment. Try things. Write down what you did. Observe what happens. And if something you do gets you banned, DONT DO THAT NEXT TIME.

              If you keep going, and dont repeat your mistakes, eventually you will figure out a system that is profitable, like I did. Once you do, scale it and CRUSH IT. The only way you fail is if you a) Don't start and b) Don't finish. Just keep at it, you will succeed.

              Oh yeah, one more thing... from one autoblogger to another... once you get your system dialed in, DO NOT TELL ANYONE your method! Snitches Sink Niches. The reason all these people are getting banned is because they are ALL DOING THE SAME THING. No matter how good something is, 10,000 noobs will kill it. If you want to see what I mean, try surfing at Waikiki.

              I'll end this by saying that you don't have to ignore everything you hear online, but you do have to qualify the source. If the people telling you to stay away from autoblogs are failures at autoblogging, they are not qualified to be giving advice on autoblogging. They can tell you how NOT to autoblog, but their failure has nothing to do with your success.

              So, to recap:

              1. Follow your instincts
              2. Learn from your failures
              3. PROFIT!

              I wish you the best of luck, huge profits, and great success! And I promise you will giggle every time you go to your PO Box and pick up ANOTHER check that required ZERO WORK on your part. It's like magic
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              • Profile picture of the author dimitri banks
                Originally Posted by gxd5 View Post

                If you're getting banned, you're doing it wrong. Some of my auto blogs have been running for over 5 years now and they make money every day. I have never had an auto blog of mine get banned yet.

                Unique content is great if you want to stay small time, but it doesn't scale. At some point, you either need _SOMEONE_ or _SOMETHING_ generating the content for you. You can't generate enough content on your own to get rich. That's why autoblogs rock.

                The biggest and most profitable sites on the internet are all either scraper sites or crowd sites. Period. Don't believe me?

                Ask yourself what a search engine is. Or what social networks are. Giant scraper sites. Giant crowd sites. Google? Scraper site. Yahoo? Scraper site. Bing? Scraper site. They don't generate any content. They take yours.

                Google bot is nothing but a scraper. And yet people bend over backwards to get this scraper to come steal their 'original content' and post it on google. What a scam!

                Then there are the crowd sites. Facebook? Crowd site. Twitter? Crowd site. Digg? crowd site. These sites don't generate content. You generate it for them. People scour the net and bring them fresh content like good little worker bees.

                See the pattern?

                If you want to make a lot of money, you need to scale. If you want to scale, you either need automation or a bunch of worker bees, aka a community, aka a crowd. I laugh when I see people breaking their necks to make unique content. It's like the recycling bum who thinks all those cans are going to make him a lot of money. If you want to work that hard, just get a day job.

                Your project needs to scale, either socially or programmatically, or it's never going to be a success. You will be just another frustrated chump trying to crack three figures a day. How does that relate to autoblogs?

                Autoblogs are a gold mine if you know what you are doing. They scale out the box. You can literally just flip a switch, sit back, and get checks in the mail. I have been doing it for years. It's not as simple as just turning on WP robot. But it's not THAT much harder. Seriously, if you apply yourself, I'm sure you can figure it out.

                If you notice all of the replies arguing against autoblogs, you will notice the common element is fear. They are afraid of what might happen. Google might do this to me. Google might do that to me. You know what? F Google.

                You won't get anywhere worrying about what someone else is might do. Let THEM worry about what YOU are doing. Make Google worry about how to stop your autoblogs. They haven't stopped mine. Whenever you want to try something new, someone is going to tell you not to. In 2005, people told me the same stuff they are telling you now. If I'd listened, I'd be out a huge pile of cash right now.

                The point of all this is don't listen to anyone. Listen to yourself. It sounds like you are interested in auto blogs. Follow that intuition. You see an opportunity. Take it. Experiment. Try things. Write down what you did. Observe what happens. And if something you do gets you banned, DONT DO THAT NEXT TIME.

                If you keep going, and dont repeat your mistakes, eventually you will figure out a system that is profitable, like I did. Once you do, scale it and CRUSH IT. The only way you fail is if you a) Don't start and b) Don't finish. Just keep at it, you will succeed.

                Oh yeah, one more thing... from one autoblogger to another... once you get your system dialed in, DO NOT TELL ANYONE your method! Snitches Sink Niches. The reason all these people are getting banned is because they are ALL DOING THE SAME THING. No matter how good something is, 10,000 noobs will kill it. If you want to see what I mean, try surfing at Waikiki.

                I'll end this by saying that you don't have to ignore everything you hear online, but you do have to qualify the source. If the people telling you to stay away from autoblogs are failures at autoblogging, they are not qualified to be giving advice on autoblogging. They can tell you how NOT to autoblog, but their failure has nothing to do with your success.

                So, to recap:

                1. Follow your instincts
                2. Learn from your failures
                3. PROFIT!

                I wish you the best of luck, huge profits, and great success! And I promise you will giggle every time you go to your PO Box and pick up ANOTHER check that required ZERO WORK on your part. It's like magic
                Fantastic post ! Thanks ! All you've sued is true !
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    • Profile picture of the author Han Fan
      Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

      Personally I would stay away from auto blogs. Think long term for your business and build real websites which will become real assets to your business over time.

      I am sure there are people who makes auto blogs work for them but I think it's too risky.

      My 2 cents..

      Cheers
      Google is cracking down hard right now on Auto blogs..

      Use it to finish out product that sales...than
      go build unique sites...

      I won't be using Autoblog has main strategy...

      or you wake up all your income wiped out



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      • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
        Google's goal is to provide high quality search results. The end game is that there eventually won't be any room for AutoBlogs in the search results, but if you'd like to enjoy the party now then feel free. Just know you won't be making money with them years down the line.

        IMO go for the high value approach if you're looking to build a long lasting business.
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  • Profile picture of the author LooseChange
    Autoblogs featuring Amazon products and affiliate links will never get any traffic or rankings from Google these days. Yes, 3-4 years ago this technique actually worked but the minute Google's spiders see Amazon links you domain will get the kiss of death.

    I've even noticed a decrease in PR and rankings for real blogs I have simply using Amazon affiliate links, so I've been removing Amazon links wherever possible.

    Additionally, be very careful about mixing Adsense on autoblogs. You don't want to get your Adsense account banned.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
      Originally Posted by LooseChange View Post

      Autoblogs featuring Amazon products and affiliate links will never get any traffic or rankings from Google these days. Yes, 3-4 years ago this technique actually worked but the minute Google's spiders see Amazon links you domain will get the kiss of death.

      I've even noticed a decrease in PR and rankings for real blogs I have simply using Amazon affiliate links, so I've been removing Amazon links wherever possible.

      Additionally, be very careful about mixing Adsense on autoblogs. You don't want to get your Adsense account banned.

      OK,but if that is the case then how can anyone ever monetize with amazon?
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    • Profile picture of the author warfore
      Originally Posted by LooseChange View Post

      Autoblogs featuring Amazon products and affiliate links will never get any traffic or rankings from Google these days. Yes, 3-4 years ago this technique actually worked but the minute Google's spiders see Amazon links you domain will get the kiss of death.

      I've even noticed a decrease in PR and rankings for real blogs I have simply using Amazon affiliate links, so I've been removing Amazon links wherever possible.

      Additionally, be very careful about mixing Adsense on autoblogs. You don't want to get your Adsense account banned.
      I have definitely noticed that too. My blogs are Amazon review sites with unique content (not autoblogs). I thought that maybe the model of "review" sites were being penalized.
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      • Profile picture of the author sickbaomei
        Will it helps if I cloaked the amazon links rather then using their live links on our site ?

        Originally Posted by warfore View Post

        I have definitely noticed that too. My blogs are Amazon review sites with unique content (not autoblogs). I thought that maybe the model of "review" sites were being penalized.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    As a long term user of wprobot, I cannot recommend it for developing websites that you intend to flip, simply because the market for such websites is just not going to put a lot of money in your pocket, having said that if you want to really make money flipping websites create value, generate unique content, develop a unique and valuable product that is unique and valuable, once you do that you may not want to flip the site.

    however, if you do decide to flip the site, you will make a lot more money than using what many consider to be a tired and over used system that fails to provide a viable revenue income for a majority of its users.

    But if you do decide to go the "autoblogging pathway" would you let us know how it works out with using flippa, and the amount of revenue you generate from the sale of the website, frankly I would be very interested in learning about that, as I have been following several websites like flippa, which sadly tend to generate more income for the owners of flippa than the people who are trying to sell websites on flippa, confusing I know, but sometimes you just have to wonder.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      As a long term user of wprobot, I cannot recommend it for developing websites that you intend to flip, simply because the market for such websites is just not going to put a lot of money in your pocket, having said that if you want to really make money flipping websites create value, generate unique content, develop a unique and valuable product that is unique and valuable, once you do that you may not want to flip the site.

      however, if you do decide to flip the site, you will make a lot more money than using what many consider to be a tired and over used system that fails to provide a viable revenue income for a majority of its users.

      But if you do decide to go the "autoblogging pathway" would you let us know how it works out with using flippa, and the amount of revenue you generate from the sale of the website, frankly I would be very interested in learning about that, as I have been following several websites like flippa, which sadly tend to generate more income for the owners of flippa than the people who are trying to sell websites on flippa, confusing I know, but sometimes you just have to wonder.

      Sorry, I probably wasn't clear on this. I want to keep the blog for long-term income not to sell on flippa.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    Sites with affiliate links as their mainstream are getting hit everywhere from Google.
    If you don't own or physically sell the product, then chances are you are eventually going to get nailed by Google. And yes, they are sending real people to websites to check on performing sites. I have seen Google employees, in real time (noted via their user-agent or browser, and their IP), visiting sites with affiliate links and within minutes the site falling off the map.

    It's becoming a new playing field out there. One where many of the old tricks will not work for you, but rather against you. So think twice before posting any direct affiliate links.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
      Originally Posted by Ken Durham View Post

      Sites with affiliate links as their mainstream are getting hit everywhere from Google.
      If you don't own or physically sell the product, then chances are you are eventually going to get nailed by Google. And yes, they are sending real people to websites to check on performing sites. I have seen Google employees, in real time (noted via their user-agent or browser, and their IP), visiting sites with affiliate links and within minutes the site falling off the map.

      It's becoming a new playing field out there. One where many of the old tricks will not work for you, but rather against you. So think twice before posting any direct affiliate links.

      This all sounds really depressing. This seems to imply that creating sites for affiliate marketing is basically dead? What strategy does work?!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
        Originally Posted by jwsc101 View Post

        This all sounds really depressing. This seems to imply that creating sites for affiliate marketing is basically dead? What strategy does work?!!
        Don't believe everything you hear.

        I have 3 amazon review sites currently on page one of google and others in the works. All of them have amazon affiliate links (all over the place) and they're not even cloaked. My sites are on page 1 because I write original, quality, in depth (usually 700-1800 words) reviews on the products.

        Google is getting better at gauging visitor interest by checking things like bounce rates, scroll rates, click through rates (how many different pages the user visits) & time spent on site.

        If you have quality content and you keep your visitors engaged then you'll do well regardless of affiliate links.

        Keep your mind on what your visitors want to see and you'll give google what they want to see.

        Listen to Jan's advice too. I've learned a lot from his posts on the Warrior forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by Ken Durham View Post

      Sites with affiliate links as their mainstream are getting hit everywhere from Google.
      If you don't own or physically sell the product, then chances are you are eventually going to get nailed by Google. And yes, they are sending real people to websites to check on performing sites. I have seen Google employees, in real time (noted via their user-agent or browser, and their IP), visiting sites with affiliate links and within minutes the site falling off the map.

      It's becoming a new playing field out there. One where many of the old tricks will not work for you, but rather against you. So think twice before posting any direct affiliate links.
      Is this true? What's the point of being an Amazon affiliate nowadays then if sites are going to fall off?
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      • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
        None of my sites have fallen off and I have WP Robot, Autoestore and overview sites all with Amazon links. In fact May has been the best month ever for me, but I have some unique content on all of my sites.

        I wouldn't put Yahoo answers on my sites after trying that module for a short time. Some of the questions and answers are so silly that I would worry about putting visitors off, and they can get offensive when 2 people start arguing and calling each other names. You get the same with the Youtube module but I import to draft and check what's there before posting.

        I think probably nowadays it's best to use WP Robot to save time building web pages with the different elements and add something unique also instead of autoposting.

        It's bonkers if Google don't like affiliate links to real world Amazon products that we can pick and choose yet they want us to plaster our sites with their adverts.

        I'm fed up with Google and am starting to use Yahoo which doesn't change my search terms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Good Advice Ken, I have several sites that are getting hit hard, most of them were Wprobot sites, that are just getting slammed, (should have sold them when they were making money LOL< )
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  • Profile picture of the author bontiguell
    After a lot of reading, I've seen a lot of people saying that auto-blogs are just a no go altogether. However I have not had a great amount of experience with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author MandLoys
    If you're building for the long term, then definitely try to create unique content that properly presells the products you're trying to advertise.
    You can rank autoblogs, it's harder than with unique content, but if you don't have good sales copy, you won't convert any visitor!
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Do it the other way around.

    Unique posts and content on the front page. Then you have wp-robot pull products from Amazon and create posts automatically.

    So you get traffic to your unique content. And you get tons of long tail traffic to those amazon posts.

    Works great for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwsc101
      Originally Posted by retsek View Post

      Do it the other way around.

      Unique posts and content on the front page. Then you have wp-robot pull products from Amazon and create posts automatically.

      So you get traffic to your unique content. And you get tons of long tail traffic to those amazon posts.

      Works great for me.

      Phew, there is someone who can tell me this works! Quick question, how do you get your unique posts to stick to the top. I can see how to post pages at the top of the main page but not posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    My unique content goes as Pages, while the product posts from WPRobot are posts.

    So you can set the main page(which should targetting your main keyword) as Frontpage under Reading Settings. Then I use Custom Menus to display the other pages as navigational links at the top.

    So if the niche is dog training books.

    the domain will be exact match dog training books, which will get the most searches.
    the frontpage will have a page about dog training books
    and the others pages will be german shepherd dog training books, poddle dog training books, and so on.

    In the sidebar, I will either have a recent posts list or sometimes if they are many products in the niche I will have WP-Robot categorise them nicely. It doesn't hurt utilize the category description feature of wordpress.

    And thirdly, Use a Related Posts plugin. YAARP is best.

    With nav menus, related posts and widgets, the link juice flows nicely around the site.

    Also if using a SEO plugin, remember to set Categories to INDEX.

    Also also, edit your CATEGORY template files to show only the post_title in the loop and not the entire post. For my tag pages, i usually only show the excerpt + the post title.

    Also, also, also In the WP-Robot settings, remove the <h3></h3> at the beginning of the Amazon template. This is helpful if you are using other ads like Adsense along side the Amazon links. Many will not buy, but they will click adsense ads.

    Just my 0.2c on how i've been successful doing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Sorry, but in my experience...Auto-blogs are still ranking high...maybe the update hasn't hit me yet, but...after 3 months? Hmmm
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    Not promoting right now

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    • Profile picture of the author mikereisinger
      I have to agree, my autoblogs have been performing well. I think the key is not to go overboard. I use wp-robot on several blogs, but I never use all of the functions at the same time. An Amazon link every few days, maybe a youtube video once a week. That's about it. Oh, and the occasional Clickbank product too!
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  • Profile picture of the author webtwilight
    I'm not a big fan of autoblog. My thought is stay away from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Interestingly enough...Post-Panda (or whatever you want to call the latest Google Update), Google has put more of a focus on how recently updated the content is as well the uniqueness of the content itself.

    Therefore, if you want your site to improve its chances of ranking well, have unique content and work on updating your content preferably daily or at leat every other day. Of course, backlinking still plays a factor but just keep in mind that autoblogging basically detracts from "uniqueness" of the content itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    I have been messing around with auto blogs a bit recently and as nice as it seems I just don't see them being profitable for very long. Now I don't know much about them as I have just started messing around with them but the do seem to be a temporary thing. But the only thing I can say is if you have an idea you are remotely thinking about try it. Because if you don't then it will always be in the back of your mind as a thing to try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jajamiry
    lately google rules of ranking web have been tough and I not sure about it
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  • Profile picture of the author piggetslaughter
    i am using autoblog for amazon and still have ranked at google, just make sure you are not blast your post number, make only 2-5 post a day, and use rewrite article plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author koppster
    I have had the wp robot it is risky your better of writing unique content,google has change the rules of the game.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hy,

    autoblog or not, why should I post not more than 4-5 posts every day?
    Look at this adsense study and read it; www.google.com/adsense/static/en_US/Weblogs.html

    At the beginning they posted 1000 blogposts/articles every week! Why they dont deindexed from google????

    I have time 8 hours every day at the moment, this time I will use writing many many many articles as I can, from my niche topics.

    4 niche websites, and 10-20 articles every day from each niche website, must bring an huge amount to me, adsense combined with affiliate programs/products. (not all eggs in one basket).

    So each webproject has after 6 months 1200-1800 webpages, that must be result in traffic and slaes-adsense earnings.
    Its a lot of work, writing this every day, plus indexed in google news, and to 5-10 article directories, every article.

    I hope I make googd income with this method, more than 1000$ in month after 3-4 months......we will see........

    So like Jigsaw said; You must choose...choose, adsense or an affiliate product..... (like xfactor method) ........ or like Franz Beckenbauer (german football)- "schaun mer mal"...

    with best wishes
    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Just setting the site up and forgetting everything about it is not so smart. Try to mix unique content in the amazon review site as it will help in getting your better search ranking than just letting the auto posts fill your blog.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author Shemp Hain
    DON'T USE GOOGLE ANALYTICS. Use some unique content as pages. Use auto fills as posts. AND DON'T USE GOOGLE ANALYTICS. That is the main problem. You are giving Google the key to your website.
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