Auto Blogging - Need info

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HI,

Could you please answer these:

Does auto blogging work?

what is the best software for this?

what are the type of niches we can pick?

any good resources to learn all about auto blogging?

thanks
SA
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    I personally would not do auto blogging...but its your choice. I don't know much about it, because I don't want anything to do with that sort of thing. Maybe someone else will know.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ray
      Originally Posted by Wade32 View Post

      I personally would not do auto blogging...but its your choice. I don't know much about it, because I don't want anything to do with that sort of thing. Maybe someone else will know.
      this response made me laugh Wade... You should be a little more vague. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Nosense
    Best thing to do is hire 100 micro workers to do blogs for you, for as little as nothing, real low price..
    Boost them back links too at the same time & a real person is much better with this, than some spin bot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Ray
      Originally Posted by Nosense View Post

      Best thing to do is hire 100 micro workers to do blogs for you, for as little as nothing, real low price..
      lol@micro workers.

      The shorter the better?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cpawhiz
    Auto blogging used to work, Now you will get and can get penalized from google for doing it. Many problems with automation now and if you are not an expert at black hat I would not recommend it.
    Now having rss feeds can help on certain pages but for the main content it should be the main real content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cpawhiz
    Nosense has the right idea and one I use right now. I have a virutal worker that creates blogs for me on a constant basis.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMAdam
    I can't think of one good reason why you'd want to auto blog.

    They don't rank, due to google's panda/penguin updates.

    They will not get any real human followers.

    Do some real KW research with good content (I did not say great) rank and monetize. Take the check and cash it...next.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    Does auto blogging work?
    Yes. It works very well. People say, incorrectly, that Google does not like autoblogs or punishes autoblogs. This is not true.

    Google 'punishes' websites for many reasons, not simply because a blog is 'automated'. The problem is, poorly made autoblogs have all sorts of other characteristics that cause problems with Google.

    But simple 'automation' is not punished by Google. Google looks at the content of a web page and evaluates it by a number of criteria.

    With the new 'curation craze' many content sources make it easy to syndicate and attribute their content. Most current WP plugins for curation and autoblogging take advantage of this by properly formatting and attributing content.

    I think the term 'autoblog' got a bad name because early autoblogs really were garbage, but more importantly early autoblog tools would freely scrape content and images with no regard to copyright or attribution. Modern tools do a much better job of only using content designed for syndication and adding proper attribution and links.

    That being said, creating an effective autoblog that appeals to Google takes more work then setting up a bunch of plugins, entering your posting criteria and hitting "Go".


    what is the best software for this?
    Wordpress is generally the best because it is flexible and allows many different ways of automating content and monetization.

    The best plugins are robust and allow a lot of customization and manual implementation of features.

    It is important to use a number of tools, plugins and themes in combination to create a good site. For example, WP Robot is a good 'autoblog' plugin, but it is made more effective when combined with a premium theme and other plugins that enhance the appearance, functionality and user experience on the site.

    what are the type of niches we can pick?
    If you are setting up a true autoblog, you want a niche with lots of content and information in syndication. If the tools cannot find a lot of articles and content, the chances are higher that you will find less useful or non-related content published on your blog.

    A lot of autoblogs are designed to be set-and-forget. For this reason many use AdSense as a primary source of revenue.


    any good resources to learn all about auto blogging?
    I like Auto Blog Blueprint (now in v3.0) because it teaches skills that are universal and can be applied to any model such as blogs, adsense or Amazon sites not just autoblogs. Only a small part of the course is directly about the 'auto' part.

    Also, the ABB methodology is based on WordPress and offers many options for automating blogs.

    Mahlon
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    • Profile picture of the author Hictics
      I think the term 'autoblog' got a bad name because early autoblogs really were garbage, but more importantly early autoblog tools would freely scrape content and images with no regard to copyright or attribution. Modern tools do a much better job of only using content designed for syndication and adding proper attribution and links.
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  • Profile picture of the author lsh4good
    simply i use autoblogs for all my blogs and they work all fine
    but this is not every thing you have to but something from your own like videos or articles...
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  • Profile picture of the author kaizerinfo
    Autoblogs work very good.
    Don't listen those,who nothing know about them.
    Autoblogs now,like creating authority blogs on autopilot.
    Content curation actually is autoblogging. Your own coments can be easily automated to each article.
    Moreover,private blog networks,is the best way ,to build backlinks,after penguin update.

    People need usefull information from professionals. People don't need crap.even if it's unique,and written by hand.
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    • Profile picture of the author eibhlin
      Originally Posted by kaizerinfo View Post

      Autoblogs work very good.
      Content curation actually is autoblogging. Your own coments can be easily automated to each article.
      I'd beg to differ on that point. Content curation is not autoblogging, despite some plug-in sellers' claims.

      Some aspects of curation can be streamlined with software like CurationSoft (not a plug-in), but the whole point of curation is to carefully select ("curate") the best information that will interest your readers.

      Though autoblogging is less reliable than it once was, some websites use it successfully to fill in a website with additional, related content. Using autoblogging judiciously and discreetly, you can pad a site that contains unique and curated content. Autoblogging can complement (as well as compliment) a slightly "thin" website, if it's carefully managed.

      As a sole means of building websites, I cannot recommend it.

      Content curation and autoblogging are two very different approaches to gleaning content by others. Content curation can stand alone. Autoblogging is less likely to succeed as a stand-alone site-building method.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohit36
    yes Auto blogs does work and sometimes can rank even faster then anything, just need to careful when setting up the campaign ( timing). don't set it up for just one keyword also use LSI keywords.

    My auto blog is ranking for many different keywords and getting 1500 unique visits (started 3 months ago)

    agree with Mahlon and kaizerinfo

    people who never used autoblogs can't tell u anything about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Stick with natural blog marketing and dont do autoblogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smilerman
    I am wondering about the mixed messages on this topic too. As much automation as possible is ideal as it frees you up to do other tasks, but if the content is crap then it the site is crap - I appreciate this. Then I keep wondering how effective something like WPRobot would be?
    I suppose it comes down to good ol' fashioned testing again?
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Auto blogging is good but manual blogging is much more better compare to auto blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    HI,



    any good resources to learn all about auto blogging?

    thanks
    SA
    You might want to check this out, Blogging on Autopilot 2012 - Auto Blog Blueprint 3.0

    Just so you know, I have tried an auto blog plugin named, wp-robot, but I ended up deactivating the plugin for it sometimes pulled garbage contents.

    Personally, I would rather focus on providing quality contents for my readers.

    I hope you could make a good decision about this.

    Cheers,
    Louie Tugas
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    Does auto blogging work?
    Yes autoblogs still work well. Such sort of sites usually built on WordPress + some special autoblogging plugin (there are few around to choose from). However autoblogs don't have to look like classic textual blogs. They can look like tube sites, online shops, pinterest-style sites, picture/video galleries, audio archives, online magazines, dictionaries and even social sites.

    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    what is the best software for this?
    There is no BEST autoblogging software at all. There are 3 different types of it:
    1. Freeware autoblogging software for everybody (e.g. CyberSyn)
    2. Premium autoblogging software for newbies (e.g. WpRobot and Caffeinated Content)
    3. Professional autoblogging software for experienced IM's (check my signature)

    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    what are the type of niches we can pick?
    Almost any: sports, funny things, food, space, cars, software, electronics, toys, computer games etc. Just make sure to use legit content only. I mean don't steal.

    Originally Posted by greatbizideas View Post

    any good resources to learn all about auto blogging?
    Can't suggest anything specific. Just type "autoblogging" in Google and you'll find tons of useful resources like blogs, forums etc.

    E.g.: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...bscribers.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Outsourcingnerd
    For some auto, blogging might still work very well.

    Personally I have three auto blog sites all more than three years old (one with more than 15.000 Twitter followers) being de-indexed recently.

    Content curation seems to be a better way to follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
      Originally Posted by Outsourcingnerd View Post

      For some auto, blogging might still work very well.

      Personally I have three auto blog sites all more than three years old (one with more than 15.000 Twitter followers) being de-indexed recently.

      Content curation seems to be a better way to follow.
      Which content sources you were using for that autoblog? I mean were they legit (free to use), or you have pulled them without permission? Is second, your site was most likely de-indexed because of the copyright abuse.

      As I mentioned above, if your autoblog syndicates legit content only and its made for the real people (not for SE) - it won't be penalized by Google even if you don't spin the aggregated content at all. For example none of my autoblogs were removed from Google SERP's since 2004. There was a countless number of times of PR and SERP position changes, but there was no ban at all. Perhaps because I was never taking the content which I had no permission to.
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      • Profile picture of the author Outsourcingnerd
        Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

        Which content sources you were using for that autoblog? I mean were they legit (free to use), or you have pulled them without permission? Is second, your site was most likely de-indexed because of the copyright abuse.

        As I mentioned above, if your autoblog syndicates legit content only and its made for the real people (not for SE) - it won't be penalized by Google even if you don't spin the aggregated content at all. For example none of my autoblogs were removed from Google SERP's since 2004. There was a countless number of times of PR and SERP position changes, but there was no ban at all. Perhaps because I was never taking the content which I had no permission to.
        It is more than 3 years since I made them, basically they just pulled content from RSS feeds and leaved the content intact with links and all. During those 3 years I have never been contacted by anyone about abusing content.

        My guess is that it had more to do with the actual niches - Poker, Forex and Gadgets. From a quality point of view, no I would not classify them as authority sites. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronjunited
    This is one of the most confusing threads I've ever read. How can people sit there and encourage auto-blogging. It's plain and utter ridiculous.

    To the OP, don't be lazy, at least hire someone to write articles for you if you can't be bothered. Don't auto-blog, why do you want to present someone else's information on your own website for people to read when they can read it from the original source. The only reason I would have someone else's content on my site is if I was referencing it, showcasing it or commenting on the piece itself.

    This is ridiculous, unless your doing those examples above, and your not just creating a blog that pulls in content so you don't have to do any work, write the content yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
      Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post

      This is one of the most confusing threads I've ever read. How can people sit there and encourage auto-blogging. It's plain and utter ridiculous.
      Why not. Please explain? Is autoblogging bad or something like that? It's a very powerful and legal way to get quality SE traffic. Why don't use it?

      P.S. Google, YouTube, Alexa, FeedBurner etc don't "write" the content by themselves. Are they "bad guys" too? Sorry but I didn't get your logic.
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      • Profile picture of the author aaronjunited
        Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

        Why not. Please explain? Is autoblogging bad or something like that? It's a very powerful and legal way to get quality SE traffic. Why don't use it?

        P.S. Google, YouTube, Alexa, FeedBurner etc don't "write" the content by themselves. Are they "bad guys" too? Sorry but I didn't get your logic.
        I'm not saying it's bad, and yes it's perfectly legal, but where's the sense in using it if your lazy and don't want to write content yourself? Like I explained the only options for using it make sense.

        How does it make sense, enlighten me, because I'm quite lost on why anyone would want to use it unless they are lazy.

        Also what has Google, YouTube, Alexa and feedburner got to with auto-blogging?
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        • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
          Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post

          I'm not saying it's bad, and yes it's perfectly legal, but where's the sense in using it if your lazy and don't want to write content yourself? Like I explained the only options for using it make sense.
          Is there something wrong with the "lazy" concept? I'm not a Stephen King to write something really interesting, so why should I pollute the Internet with my literary "masterpieces" or cheap senseless articles written by outsourcers that target search engines instead of the real people? I would rather do something useful. E.g. I will combine various information sources into the one resource which will be interested for my visitors/subscribers.

          Originally Posted by aaronjunited View Post

          Also what has Google, YouTube, Alexa and feedburner got to with auto-blogging?
          They all use the "lazy" idea of aggregating various content created by other people into a single resource.
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          • Profile picture of the author aaronjunited
            Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

            Is there something wrong with the "lazy" concept? I'm not a Stephen King to write something really interesting, so why should I pollute the Internet with my literary "masterpieces" or cheap senseless articles written by outsourcers that target search engines instead of the real people? I would rather do something useful. E.g. I will combine various information sources into the one resource which will be interested for my visitors/subscribers.



            They all use the "lazy" idea of aggregating various content created by other people into a single resource.
            Well there is something wrong with lazy, everyone know's that. Hmmm, it's up to you at the end of the day of course. But my point still stands, why be lazy, learn to make your writing better if your no good.

            The difference with auto-bloggin and those sites mentioned are of course referencing. Now using auto-blogging because you cant be bothered is an excuse to get content on your site. These sites are data feeds there for completely different than someone who is lazy and just wants easy content.
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          • Profile picture of the author Outsourcingnerd
            Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

            Is there something wrong with the "lazy" concept? I'm not a Stephen King to write something really interesting, so why should I pollute the Internet with my literary "masterpieces" or cheap senseless articles written by outsourcers that target search engines instead of the real people? I would rather do something useful. E.g. I will combine various information sources into the one resource which will be interested for my visitors/subscribers.



            They all use the "lazy" idea of aggregating various content created by other people into a single resource.
            I agree, if you give credit to the original publisher and make sure to organize the blog so it gives value to your readers. I see no harm done.

            However, if the blog is just a keyword stuffed "build for adsense" site, you might not bring much value. (Like grabbing low quality articles from article directories).

            I think my indexing was simply caused by lack of attention from my site - many dead links, missing pictures, low quality content and stuff like that.
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            • Profile picture of the author aaronjunited
              Originally Posted by Outsourcingnerd View Post

              I agree, if you give credit to the original publisher and make sure to organize the blog so it gives value to your readers. I see no harm done.

              However, if the blog is just a keyword stuffed "build for adsense" site, you might not bring much value. (Like grabbing low quality articles from article directories).

              I think my indexing was simply caused by lack of attention from my site - many dead links, missing pictures, low quality content and stuff like that.
              Giving credit to the original author is what I stated in my examples of using auto-blogging in a good way.

              It's madness to use auto-blogging for creating content when you can't be bothered, it truly is. It's the same as anything, learn to write good content, like you learned how to walk, get dressed and so on. Learn these things and you'l be a better person.

              It doesn't take a Stephen King to write good content for a blog, it's all in the mind. Think about it who you want to say while writing. It may take you longer, but your going to get better. And outsourcing isn't bad at all if you select the right person.
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            • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
              Originally Posted by Outsourcingnerd View Post

              However, if the blog is just a keyword stuffed "build for adsense" site, you might not bring much value. (Like grabbing low quality articles from article directories).
              I don't consider such sort of sites as autoblogs at all. Spam doorways - yes, autoblogs - no.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Just my opinion, but autoblogging is a waste of time if you are trying to make money. Unique content is the only way to go and if you want to make the most out of a blog, you need fresh content regularly.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author zigzag007
    Google has penalized auto blogging sites recently. I would not waste my time and resources.
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    • Profile picture of the author HenryABranch
      Originally Posted by zigzag007 View Post

      Google has penalized auto blogging sites recently. I would not waste my time and resources.
      Have you personally experience it?

      I am using Autoblogging software like WpRobot and haven't seen any drastic changes.

      I only post 1-3 posts per week though.
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  • Profile picture of the author itchydog
    Everything takes work, even autoblogging. I've created 15 or so autoblogs and I've created 15 or so niche websites with unique content. They both take work to make money.

    Autoblogging is more of a numbers game. Seeing how much I make from just one autoblog, I would need hundreds of them to make a living.

    Autoblogging is a hard business model to crack. I have had better luck making unique niche websites.

    Also, I've discovered that I would much rather have 10 websites that make $500 each per month rather than close to 170 autoblogs that each make $30 per month.

    If you want to learn about autoblogging, autoblog blueprint 3.0 has good info.

    I've used wp-robot and I like it.

    When autoblogging you have to pick niches that have enough content to draw from.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvy linguist
    it's always great to provide valuable contents for our readers, so I will not recommend auto-blogging.

    Just my two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    Planning high to get indexed & getting all things performed well in a desired way, then opt for Autoblogging that brings you quick references to great share of information on your website & brings good traffic too.

    For good traffic strategy, kindly go for a good niche with medium competition so that you can score good in a less time.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    It's a real fun to read some comments here. Especially from the people that have no idea on what they are talking about
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  • Profile picture of the author WarGasm
    What's the difference between autoblogging and regular blogging?
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