Auto-Blogging: I need real life experience on Sucesss Versus Failures

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Dear Fellow Warrior,

I admit, is rather tempting to any "set and forget" kind of stuff in the IM World. There are many post that offer some kind of Auto-Blogging Products, yet it seems pretty confusing whether it is a "sales pitcg" or "real life results".


So I need you guys to help on this question of mine with the following outlines....

(1)You must had purchased and used an auto-blogging software for your IM biz.

(2) You need to share your experience on " Real Results" meaning the amount of unique visitors,sign up, sales, PR...etc useful figures along, not just how fast or how many or how easy you create blog post.

Start your title with Success or Failure

Thanks in advance:rolleyes:
Jason Ser
#autoblogging #experience #failures #life #real #sucesss #versus
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Autoblogging is a terrible business model imho. Spend your money on unique, original content and you'll prosper in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
      Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

      Autoblogging is a terrible business model imho. Spend your money on unique, original content and you'll prosper in the long run.
      you dont know what youre talking about
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      • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
        Enlighten me with your money making experiences instead of one-line attacks. My past experience clearly shows unique content sites still running strong while past autoblogs were pushed into google's supplemental index. I'd rather spend the resources on unique content anyday.

        The purposes explained above make sense for the short term. In the long term, autoblog techniques are normally discovered and penalized. This ends up wasting even more time as you try countering. I'd rather have solid content from the beginning with zero worries later.

        Originally Posted by lacraiger View Post

        you dont know what youre talking about
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      • Profile picture of the author Jon Alexander
        Originally Posted by lacraiger View Post

        you dont know what youre talking about
        seconded. Although he is, of course entitled to his opinion. Bloggerhigh.com explains why he's wrong, nice and simply, and free.
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        http://www.contentboss.com - automated article rewriting software gives you unique content at a few CENTS per article!. New - Put text into jetspinner format automatically! http://www.autojetspinner.com

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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
          The thing to remember is that you may own and admin these blogs, but they are not your personal blog.

          The purpose of them is sales, CPA or otherwise, and you never have to put your name to them, and you shouldn't, if you run dozens or hundreds.

          You need a lot more to earn than just 1 or 2.

          Some will get "found out" I guess, drop in serps, some will not.

          It just depends on your approach and strategy, if your building a name or brand, don't build it on an autoblog.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dylantk
            I'm doing a test right now actually on auto blogging, I'm still new to IM so my opinion doesn't have much weight.

            But so far with a okay looking free WP theme and auto blogging content with only adsense I forgot about cpa...I will have to look at that.

            Using a little quick system I have set up to get traffic and backlinks (my own I thought of).

            And I get around 50 uniques so far a day.

            The blog is in my signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
    Automated blogs have their uses, mine are to park domain names, and starter sites to sell. Not a complete business model, not as "autopilot" as one may think, and usually for those technically skilled enough to develop them to their fullest potential.

    The content is syndicated, and better then much of the "spun" or "unique" content subbed out of Asia. But probably not for a total noob due to the configuration and site maintenance involved.

    I run several dozen sites which all require periodic maintenance and support, can consume most of your time if your not experienced.

    Hope that helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    I've had success with autoblogging.

    First I set up the sites with some original content, then get it indexed, then I start autoblogging with them. I use Caffeinated Content, Reviewazon, and occassionally I will do an original post. I do use a "news" page on some of the sites, but for the most part I shy away from the RSS feeds and the WP poster method. CC and Reviewazon give enough flexiblity with posts so it looks pretty natural. You do have to tweak the CC templates a little too.

    I monetize these autoblogs with adsense, cpa, and affiliate offers using plugins that will automatically link keywords in posts to various affiliate, CPA, clickbank, etc. Depends on the niche actually as to what they link to.

    For examples of high page rank auto blogs that I have, I don't want to post them here, but you can PM me if you want and I'll send you linkns. I have pagerank 2 and 3 for sites that were started last fall. Others are older domains that I resurrected in the last 6 months. One new autoblogs in particular gets 500 uniques per day on average.

    So if you have old domains laying around that you aren't using, I would suggest using Wordpress and setting them up as autoblogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
      Originally Posted by xlfutur1 View Post

      I've had success with autoblogging.

      First I set up the sites with some original content, then get it indexed, then I start autoblogging with them. I use Caffeinated Content, Reviewazon, and occassionally I will do an original post. I do use a "news" page on some of the sites, but for the most part I shy away from the RSS feeds and the WP poster method. CC and Reviewazon give enough flexiblity with posts so it looks pretty natural. You do have to tweak the CC templates a little too.

      I monetize these autoblogs with adsense, cpa, and affiliate offers using plugins that will automatically link keywords in posts to various affiliate, CPA, clickbank, etc. Depends on the niche actually as to what they link to.

      For examples of high page rank auto blogs that I have, I don't want to post them here, but you can PM me if you want and I'll send you linkns. I have pagerank 2 and 3 for sites that were started last fall. Others are older domains that I resurrected in the last 6 months. One new autoblogs in particular gets 500 uniques per day on average.

      So if you have old domains laying around that you aren't using, I would suggest using Wordpress and setting them up as autoblogs.
      I had few questions:

      1. Is the unique content important for autoblog when first started? Can I use articles from CC at start, or must I put unique post until my domain and site is aged?

      2. Do you build back links to the auto blog? To the unique content and CC (Caffeinated Content) articles? What types of back links? RSS and bookmarks only?

      3. How long in your experience does these auto blogs starts to get massive traffic? such as 500 unique visitors?

      Thanks for sharing the information, much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author undergroundguru
    I've had great success with autoblogs as well.. when setup correctly they are completely on autopilot and can have an almost unlimited variety of income streams.

    Yes, they are excellent for nurturing domains until you're ready to use them.. they bring in income, get your domain indexed, hopefully grow your traffic and PR.... so don't take autoblogs lightly or dismiss them...
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    look at techchuck.com and mashget.com
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  • Profile picture of the author flattop
    Failure,

    I was very disappointed with the quality of the articles that were propagating into my site. I had to cancel the feature so I didn't sound like an idiot in the blog. There were grammatical errors all over the place, and the topic of conversation just didn't flow good because they were so worried about SEO, it was like they just dropped phrases into the content randomly.

    IMO I would invest in the quality content option. Think about it, do you really want to build a bad name for yourself with the site or a good name? Publish junk in, and you will definitely get junk out brother...
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  • Profile picture of the author SamNugroho
    IMHO, WP autoblog do not need any original contents. What it need is plugin to make the content unique. So, to put it simple;
    - install RSS plugin for pulling syndicated contents
    - install UniqueContent plugin to make the contents unique in the eye of SE
    After that your blog will run in auto-pilot.
    But to get massive traffic, you still need to promote and backlinking your autoblog
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    • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
      Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

      Enlighten me with your money making experiences instead of one-line attacks. My past experience clearly shows unique content sites still running strong while past autoblogs were pushed into google's supplemental index. I'd rather spend the resources on unique content anyday.

      The purposes explained above make sense for the short term. In the long term, autoblog techniques are normally discovered and penalized. This ends up wasting even more time as you try countering. I'd rather have solid content from the beginning with zero worries later.
      Hey, slow down here cowboy...

      Yes, I must agree with you I had the same thought like you at first, but you need to know this fact -

      Many marketers have different level of success with auto blogging, and I see many people making decent money using these techniques in warrior forum alone.

      Jeff Johnson is one of the big name who build his business using feeder sites <= another name for auto blogging!

      I must admit authority blogging is better to:

      1. build up your follower and community
      2. build your reputation
      3. to interact with your reader

      However, auto blogging can be a very powerful traffic magnet... I am trying to find out more, may be you should wait and see what xlfutur1 is going to say...
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

      does someone know of a course or video course on this? would love to see how this
      is actually done...
      I'm creating one right now.
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      nothing to see here.

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      • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
        Hi Andy,

        PM me when your product is ready...

        Thanks!
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  • Auto-blogging may work well for generating traffic but I wouldn't want my customers to find out that I auto-blog. Unless some of you warriors can explain how you actually add value through auto-blogging?
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    • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
      Originally Posted by naughty*tiger View Post

      Auto-blogging may work well for generating traffic but I wouldn't want my customers to find out that I auto-blog. Unless some of you warriors can explain how you actually add value through auto-blogging?
      I don't think it matters...

      Why should you care if your customers know you are using auto blog??

      You are not building your money site on auto blog, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author darrinmcl
    You might consider my Instant Affiliate Feeds plug-in. Quality content AND a revenue stream all in one.
    Link in my sig.
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    • Profile picture of the author debra
      Originally Posted by darrinmcl View Post

      You might consider my Instant Affiliate Feeds plug-in. Quality content AND a revenue stream all in one.
      Link in my sig.
      Your plugin is very interesting. Could I use that alongside YAAB?

      I'm currently building a hub portal for the NFL Teams.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruGazette
    I think it's important to note here that there are a number of different things in play under the term "auto blog"

    In many cases, when someone mentions auto blogging they're talking about content scrapers. These types of tools/scripts/plugins gather content from a variety of different places such as RSS feeds, and post the snippets on the auto blogged site.

    I don't personally care for that type of auto blogging because it can create a variety of problems and headaches.

    There are many other types of auto blogging though. Technically the term simply means to automate part or all of your blogging setup.

    I use my own ZipPoster tool for example, to "auto blog" with articles. Usually these articles are one's I've written myself and sometimes they're from ghost writers or PLR providers. I set up the blog, design, plugins, etc then load the content once and it "auto blogs" quality content for months or years to come.

    With this type of auto blogging you can't usually tell the blog is fully automated because it's the exact same thing as posting manually or having an assistant post manually for you.

    I do the same thing with affiliate product datafeeds. These are not the same as RSS feeds. Affiliate datafeeds create content using product photos and descriptions from a database, and you can do a number of things to make these more "unique". When done properly you'll also turn out automated blogs with very high quality content. One of my example shopping sites gets bookmarked at social sites often, and Google eats up everything it puts out every day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      On the affiliate datafeed note, here's a good primer...

      Datafeed Affiliate Programs - Datafeeds 101 a Beginners Primer

      No shame in making money...
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by GuruGazette View Post

      Usually these articles are one's I've written myself and sometimes they're from ghost writers or PLR providers. I set up the blog, design, plugins, etc then load the content once and it "auto blogs" quality content for months or years to come.

      With this type of auto blogging you can't usually tell the blog is fully automated because it's the exact same thing as posting manually or having an assistant post manually for you.
      Exactly. Some people miss this point.. It's well worth repeating.
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  • Profile picture of the author gotteeth
    I have a couple blogs in good niches with good original articles and I have a couple that use an auto blogging software I use that's installed on my VPS. I removed the articles from one of those auto blogging sites and replaced the content with good articles, focused on low competition niches and I have to say the blog actually did better.

    For me, I'll create a blog with good content and then post a good unique article to it every week or two. I think that provides the best results...IMHO

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author SamNugroho
    So, autoblog or not, good quality content still the king, right?
    better yet, unique and good quality content!
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  • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
    I don't see many people talking about the earnings potential of your average autoblog... anyone care to reveal??
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      Originally Posted by JonathanBoettcher View Post

      I don't see many people talking about the earnings potential of your average autoblog... anyone care to reveal??
      You can't really, every blog system and person is different.

      I know webmasters with hundreds of blogs like these, they've been up a long time. They use combination's of Adsense, CPA, text links, content exchanges for traffic based on subscription, etc...

      Trying to use Adsense alone though is probably not worth the effort...

      Probably will need more than just a handful of blogs for any income to talk about.
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    • Profile picture of the author mrjasonser
      Originally Posted by JonathanBoettcher View Post

      I don't see many people talking about the earnings potential of your average autoblog... anyone care to reveal??
      Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks man. This is what I am really asking.
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