OK - LEMME JUST SPILL THE BEANS! From 0 to 2000+ hits per day in 10 (TEN) minutes. 99.9% Automated.

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I just had another personal meltdown (lol) and i thought i'd give away a lil' secret of mine:

How to get at least 2k hits per day in a matter of minutes.

"Can't be done", i hear you say.. well, check this out!

Now, (do this each day, takes about 10 minutes) have a look at search.twitter.com and note down the hot trends..

Head over to Google's hot trends and note down their hot trends.

Nnoooow, go to the google blogsearch, perform a search for those trending topics and get the RSS feed of the search results.. copy the rss feed's url and insert it into your blogs wp-autoblog feature.

WHAT THIS WILL DO:

  • your blog will aggregate the hottest trends
  • your blog will auto twitter the aggregated headlines with a link to your blog
  • people search on the twitter realtime search, find your tweet and click through to your blog
  • you get mad traffic

I started this as an experiment three weeks ago and i get a constant 5k unique hits per day, according to awstats.

Why am i sharing this?! Dunno, perhaps i'm just stupid (Not really, i have other sources of income - i just thought it was time to share some stuff).


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CHRIS!
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    You're a good man.

    This looks like it's worth a test.

    Won't we bump heads?

    Thanks,

    TL
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    So, let me ask you the "magic" question then...

    How many sales/How much money have you made from the traffic? How are you monetizing? Affiliate/CPA offers?

    Driving traffic for the sake of driving traffic makes no sense to me. Interesting method you have though I will say that.

    Maybe I will try this myself and see...

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      So, let me ask you the "magic" question then...

      How many sales/How much money have you made from the traffic? How are you monetizing? Affiliate/CPA offers?

      Driving traffic for the sake of driving traffic makes no sense to me. Interesting method you have though I will say that.

      Maybe I will try this myself and see...

      Mike
      $300 in the first week $150 in the second - but i won't share my sponsor ..this really started just as a traffic experiment. (but think along those lines: "what does *everybody* need/want?")
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    • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
      Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      So, let me ask you the "magic" question then...

      How many sales/How much money have you made from the traffic? How are you monetizing? Affiliate/CPA offers?

      Driving traffic for the sake of driving traffic makes no sense to me. Interesting method you have though I will say that.

      Maybe I will try this myself and see...

      Mike
      Good point.

      It's exactly for this type of tactic I've set up a spam captcha on my twitter account just today.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
    You can also niche it down a lil' - like do some kw research, grab the keyword rss feeds and aggregate only those. This will get you heavily targeted traffic on autopilot.
    (this would probably be the best option)
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  • Profile picture of the author Edgar Moreno
    Hey Chris,

    Are you currently using JustHost for your domain? Just a question because I saw you were using awstats and am wondering if other web hosting sites use that same tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by Edgar Moreno View Post

      Hey Chris,

      Are you currently using JustHost for your domain? Just a question because I saw you were using awstats and am wondering if other web hosting sites use that same tool.
      I'm on my own reseller.. i think there's plenty of hosts out there, offering awstats?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Thanks Chris. I have a few ideas of where to try this myself. I'll let you know my results...

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author petevamp
      This is far from a secret. I have been doing this for months to one of my blogs if I see the traffic is not up to my standards. I also use tweetmyblog as my plugin to send out tweets to my post automaticly. I am also able to do this with everyone of my ads as well through Pyrabang. I make a simple what looks like an adsense add that cost me 1/10th of a cent to make. After I have completed posting my ad on pyrabang I can then go out to the main menu click on my link which should be in the top ten post. Then I click on share post I have an option to share with myspace facebook stubleupon twitter and many other social sites. I now site back and relax that 1/10th of a cent that ad costed me to make now just made me money for twittering it. As another note though too. For your strategy it does not have to be a hot trend I have doubled my followers sticking with my niche. Only added the rss feeds to blogs close to my niche or categories on my blog. If you add a simple hash tag to your post or use a keyword at all in the title. Anyone who does a search for that keyword in twitter can now see you posted something about that keyword.
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      • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
        Originally Posted by petevamp View Post

        This is far from a secret. I have been doing this for months to one of my blogs if I see the traffic is not up to my standards.
        Cool thing, you beat me to it. Good for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    Oh and the other thing about this is how many followers do you have. I only have 100 or so followers since I just started my twitter account about a month ago. Yet I can still get well over 200 visits to my blog doing this exact method. You will also notice that if you are using adsense as your income for that blog. It really does you no good you will get no clicks onto your adsense ads that are placed on your site. They may be reading the post but that is all they are doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by petevamp View Post

      Oh and the other thing about this is how many followers do you have. I only have 100 or so followers since I just started my twitter account about a month ago.
      I have 600+ followers, started 3 weeks ago. But this technique/strategy is *NOT* about followers (and not about adsense)..
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Pete,

    The one immutable truth I learned since I started in this business is that there ARE no "secrets". Only stuff you do not know.

    Then, you read about it and you know.

    It's all about learning and earning...

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author blogginvixen
    Thank you for sharing! I will certainly give this a try.

    ...sort of reminds me of another method I heard of, expect it involved Digg and not Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Schwa
    Well... just at a quick glance... it looks like wp autoblog and wp-o-matic are both dead... unless I'm looking for love in all the wrong places...

    Wow... this is annoying... I got a version of WP-O-Matic to install... but it requires I run Firefox to use it???????

    Firefox has a nasty bit of instability on my PC... unreliable at best
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  • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
    Yeah but how can you monetize this traffic if it's just everyday hot trends?!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Kingston
      Originally Posted by d0rhk View Post

      Yeah but how can you monetize this traffic if it's just everyday hot trends?!
      Use CPA network offers that appeal to the masses.

      Financial, weight loss etc.

      Stay away from using adsense...seriously.

      Been doing this for a while now with a twist...it's cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
    Yeah I dont even have an adsense account.

    I guess you could also use dating, quizzes, etc cpa offers and promote those...

    Good stuff Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwooding
    Nice share.

    It works. Just setup a blog, tweeked wp-o-matic (it doesn't handle feeds too well), installed the twitter plugin and ... 21 uniques in a few minutes off of NBA related info (Laker's just won).
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob Anderson
      Originally Posted by dwooding View Post

      Nice share.

      It works. Just setup a blog, tweeked wp-o-matic (it doesn't handle feeds too well), installed the twitter plugin and ... 21 uniques in a few minutes off of NBA related info (Laker's just won).

      this is what i love about you established guys. you can test this quickly.
      when i read that , i realised that it would take me days to correctly adjust even one of my blogs to co-operate properly.
      and i have something like 18000 followers, so i could make money within a day or two. but doubt that i really could, as i will very likely crash my blog or something silly.
      i am sadly going to have to keep on plodding along doing this all in the way i set out to do, 6 weeks ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    You can also do the same thing with VB forums, some of their Mods, and a twitter account - Plus html, feed agrigate and twitter. You use basically the same principles as Chris mentioned earlier.

    Btw, it is better to narrow your keywords/phrases down to mico niches, then run the feeds. You get better traffic and ROI that way.

    I've been doing something similar by using Kurt's Bombs for a year or so. Using Twitter just adds another dimension to the strategy.

    Chris - good post!
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    I love this idea and I setup a test blog to try it out, but I can't WP-o-matic to pull any feeds. I set up a chron job. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author IMcruiser
    The concept is a good one but you really need to do one of two things:

    Narrow your traffic down by targeting keywords or your conversion rate will be less than 1%.

    Or use pages with no links so that the visitor has tp press back, x or an adsense ad to go somewhere else, then target high paying adsense niches. This encourages people to click the ads
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    Hey Chris, excellent post!

    I have a question for you, when setting up the auto-blogger with the RSS feed from Google's Blog Search, do you make each item from the feed an individual post to your site or one post with all the headlines grouped together?

    I didn't know if it would be good or bad to send out 5-10 tweets on the same topic each time the feed fetches.

    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    I just gave this a whirl... check this out:

    I had a domain that I have that's already ranked for a "MLM" that I had recently cancelled.

    About 4 hours ago... I threw a wordpress blog onto it (was built in ColdFusion before), and got a free theme from the web.

    I then threw some CPA ads onto it... maybe 5 or so.. all in the "home business" realm.

    I then created a Twitter account

    I then used wp-autoblog and the Twitter-poster plugins and activated them both, and I went to EZA (for shyts and giggles) and I got feeds from the "home business", investing, and something under "internet marketing".

    I then went back to twiter, and did a search for "home business", and it came back with about 40 users... I followed the all.

    Then I loaded these 3 feeds into wp-autoblog and it created the posts on my site... and as of now there are 94 posts created.

    I just checked and as of now I have 121 followers, and as of now I've had 146 uniques (1400+ pages viewed).

    I'll check again when I get home tonight (I have an hour drive home, and I'll do more testing then)

    My questions are:

    - Is there a way to use Permalinks for the post titles? I had to turn permalinks off in order to get the posts to show on my site.

    - It appears EZA only shows excerpts of their feeds because I only get a preview of the articles when a link to a post is clicked.... I have wp-autoblog set to show the entire feed, so is this EZA or is there something that I can do to change it? I'm thinking its EZA, but I want to be sure because I will not use EZA for the duration it was merely a test.

    Thanks for this post... I knew there was a way to do this but the plugins that I found i the past were not free, and I didn't want to pay for something if it wasn't effective.

    DeShon
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  • Profile picture of the author JonStein
    You forgot to spill the beans on the fact the plugin spams your posts and twitter account! (Black Hat? seems suspicious you did not mention that)

    Of course you can remove this problem by opening the twitter-poster.php file and find the line that starts with eval(base64_decode..etc

    expand this line using a base 64 decoder (google it) and then remove the following line of code.

    http : / / 72. 9. 228. 239/get_link_info.php? source=$encoded_link&
    version=$version&allowpost=$allowSponsorTweet

    (I broke the code up, so it does not show up as a link)

    Then delete the entire eval(base64_decode.. line and insert your expanded code with the url removed (as above) in it's place.

    This will eliminate any chance of the plugin spamming your blog and twitter account.

    You may also have to set your PHP.INI file in your root directory to allow_url_fopen = on for it to work.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by JonStein View Post

      You forgot to spill the beans on the fact the plugin spams your posts and twitter account! (Black Hat? seems suspicious you did not mention that)
      blackhat shmackhat.
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
      Originally Posted by JonStein View Post

      You forgot to spill the beans on the fact the plugin spams your posts and twitter account! (Black Hat? seems suspicious you did not mention that)

      Of course you can remove this problem by opening the twitter-poster.php file and find the line that starts with eval(base64_decode..etc

      expand this line using a base 64 decoder (google it) and then remove the following line of code.

      http : / / 72. 9. 228. 239/get_link_info.php? source=&
      version=&allowpost=

      (I broke the code up, so it does not show up as a link)

      Then delete the entire eval(base64_decode.. line and insert your expanded code with the url removed (as above) in it's place.

      This will eliminate any chance of the plugin spamming your blog and twitter account.

      You may also have to set your PHP.INI file in your root directory to allow_url_fopen = on for it to work.
      I emailed support for that twitter plugin, because you are supposed to be able to turn off the "sponsor links", but mine did not turn off. Their response came back as they were investigation the issue and said it only worked sometimes and they should have a fix by Monday. So, look for a new download then.

      thanks for the tip about how to edit the code myself. I may try that.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by JonStein View Post

      You forgot to spill the beans on the fact the plugin spams your posts and twitter account! (Black Hat? seems suspicious you did not mention that)

      Of course you can remove this problem by opening the twitter-poster.php file and find the line that starts with eval(base64_decode..etc

      expand this line using a base 64 decoder (google it) and then remove the following line of code.

      http : / / 72. 9. 228. 239/get_link_info.php? source=&
      version=&allowpost=

      (I broke the code up, so it does not show up as a link)

      Then delete the entire eval(base64_decode.. line and insert your expanded code with the url removed (as above) in it's place.

      This will eliminate any chance of the plugin spamming your blog and twitter account.

      You may also have to set your PHP.INI file in your root directory to allow_url_fopen = on for it to work.
      Yeah I was looking through the code last night, not very professional to force spam on someone elses twitter account.

      Besides what you posted I also seen the code was NOT wordpress compliant either, which indicates a security issue to begin with.

      James
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    • Profile picture of the author asifkhalil
      Thanks as my twitter account ban due to this spamming way, so now i open new account but still not post any tweet because i dont want to ban again, but after reading your this post i am going to try as you saying.
      Again thanks

      Originally Posted by JonStein View Post

      You forgot to spill the beans on the fact the plugin spams your posts and twitter account! (Black Hat? seems suspicious you did not mention that)

      Of course you can remove this problem by opening the twitter-poster.php file and find the line that starts with eval(base64_decode..etc

      expand this line using a base 64 decoder (google it) and then remove the following line of code.

      http : / / 72. 9. 228. 239/get_link_info.php? source=&
      version=&allowpost=

      (I broke the code up, so it does not show up as a link)

      Then delete the entire eval(base64_decode.. line and insert your expanded code with the url removed (as above) in it's place.

      This will eliminate any chance of the plugin spamming your blog and twitter account.

      You may also have to set your PHP.INI file in your root directory to allow_url_fopen = on for it to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author nix288
    Awesome information, many thanks!

    One question - Is anyone else having trouble with the fetch results from wp-o-matic? They're no errors when I submit my feed url but it won't fetch a single result for some reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Hassan
      Originally Posted by nix288 View Post

      Awesome information, many thanks!

      One question - Is anyone else having trouble with the fetch results from wp-o-matic? They're no errors when I submit my feed url but it won't fetch a single result for some reason.
      Not sure if its the same issue that I had in the past. Anyways here's how I solved my problem.

      1) go to tinyurl.com

      2) create a tinyurl of the feed that you you cannot get results from

      3) put the tinyurl code into wp-o-matic


      Hope it helps, sorry if it doesn't.
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      • Profile picture of the author nix288
        Originally Posted by Muhammad Hassan View Post

        Not sure if its the same issue that I had in the past. Anyways here's how I solved my problem.

        1) go to tinyurl.com

        2) create a tinyurl of the feed that you you cannot get results from

        3) put the tinyurl code into wp-o-matic


        Hope it helps, sorry if it doesn't.

        Many thanks bud! This did the trick.
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        • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
          How do you ID trending topics in your niche?
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    Good post, thanks for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author pearlydean
    Just a quick question...is it best to change the theme on the blog or leave it as the standard one? I have other blogs with great themes but don't want to spoil the traffic if changing the them has any impact?

    Cheers Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author Seans0n
    This is a very intelligent and interesting technique which I understand.

    I have a few questions and appreciate any advice:

    1. Google Blogsearch and almost all other RSS feeds only give you the first sentence or at best first paragraph. I assume making a WordPress post which contains 5 or 6 chunks from your RSS source is the best way to go?

    I understand that the actual post content isn't too important and that you're monetizing this, most likely, from CPA or perhaps AdSense, but if your content is simply garbage, wont Google eventually drop you?

    2. Could you give me an overview of how you set up WP-o-matic? I assume it's best to set up a few campaigns each week which will target the twitter trends and each campaign will create perhaps 2 posts per day? Or is this far too dense and twitter will twig it's automated?

    Just trying to get a feel for how to monetize this system really. Thank you though, this is very interesting if nothing else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
    anyone else having issues with WPomatic? It isnt pulling info from teh feeds for me? Nor is it going out to look without being forced.
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    • Profile picture of the author dwooding
      Originally Posted by Barry Walls View Post

      anyone else having issues with WPomatic? It isnt pulling info from teh feeds for me? Nor is it going out to look without being forced.
      Not anymore, WP-o-matic Wordpress Plugin Does Not Fetch Results
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
        Originally Posted by dwooding View Post


        Nice fix...but still a little issue....

        Your full fix downlaod has no header, according to wordpress...and I tried your manual fix and it didn't change anything...still didnt grab the feeds.

        I think the answer for me is to use pipes, feedburner or friendfeed...but still would like to have the full fix you showed if you can fix the header issue.

        Thanks again

        Barry
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        • Profile picture of the author dwooding
          Originally Posted by Barry Walls View Post

          Nice fix...but still a little issue....

          Your full fix downlaod has no header, according to wordpress...and I tried your manual fix and it didn't change anything...still didnt grab the feeds.

          I think the answer for me is to use pipes, feedburner or friendfeed...but still would like to have the full fix you showed if you can fix the header issue.

          Thanks again

          Barry
          Hi Barry,

          Not sure I understand the "no header according to wordpress" comment - what is the exact message you are getting? For the manual fix, are you referring to changing the feed url in phpmyadmin?

          If you want to continue this conversation via PM so we don't distract from the thread ...

          Dave
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          • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
            I got it.

            Uninsatalling in wordpress wasn't getting it all...so maybe that was the issue. I got it all from the server and re-uploaded your file and it worked.

            One issue...when I reuploaded, it didnt take me back to the initial config options to set the server times etc.

            Am testing now...will let you know if I have any issues.

            Liked the video BTW. If you were any more laid back, you'd be horizontal. Nice yawn just before you signed off...made me laugh.

            All the best

            Barry
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            • Profile picture of the author dwooding
              Barry,

              Glad I could make you laugh ... it was somewhat early in the day when I made the video ... wife was sleeping and doesn't appreciate my charming voice early in the morning, hence the mellow voice.

              The reason it didn't take you back to the options is that they weren't removed when you uninstalled the plugin.

              Regards,

              Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
      Originally Posted by Barry Walls View Post

      anyone else having issues with WPomatic? It isnt pulling info from teh feeds for me? Nor is it going out to look without being forced.
      I had this problem when trying to get an ebay feed. I ended up setting up the feed in feedburner, then importing the feedburner feed into wp-o-matic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rieke09
    Thanks for the info
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Brite
    The questions about monetizing on this are simple...

    If you go more targeted then find some products and also adsense and ppv

    If you go just all out just have adsense and ppv and maybe a more generic cpa offer for say a free ringtone or something similar.

    Tom Brite
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    What really amazes me is how quick people are to install a plugin that is Base64 Encrypted (cheap encryption that can be decoded easily, which indicates the plugin was probably made from one of those free generators) and they have no idea who the person that created the plugin is and they have no idea what is behind that encryption. Let's not mention the fact that it violates your rights and spams your twitter account.

    Then some wonder why their wordpress blog gets hacked ..

    Just my 2 cents, be careful when it comes to a plugin from someone that you do not know...

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Tortue
      Ok... Call me an idiot, but since I have normally used only plugins such as Caffeinated Content to pull full articles from, I am not familiar with how to get the RSS feeds to display the full post and not just a 1-2 line snippet.

      Am I missing something here?
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    • Profile picture of the author madmagician
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      What really amazes me is how quick people are to install a plugin that is Base64 Encrypted (cheap encryption that can be decoded easily, which indicates the plugin was probably made from one of those free generators) and they have no idea who the person that created the plugin is and they have no idea what is behind that encryption. Let's not mention the fact that it violates your rights and spams your twitter account.

      Then some wonder why their wordpress blog gets hacked ..

      Just my 2 cents, be careful when it comes to a plugin from someone that you do not know...

      James
      Can't we just use twitterfeed . com instead? I use that for one of my blogs, currently. It feeds your posts to twitter with no ads and it's not a plugin.
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    • Profile picture of the author WareTime
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      Then some wonder why their wordpress blog gets hacked ..
      James
      Exactly.

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  • Profile picture of the author RockstarBen
    Very clever! I will add this to my next project idea. Thanks! I just have to find a way to niche target it to build a new list with this traffic. Just following the hot-trends alone wouldn't be very targeted. Still a valuable share!
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    • Profile picture of the author LIndaB
      Intriguing idea, Chris! I can think of a number of twists that could be added to this strategy. I did want to mention for those complaining about the Twitter plugin that there are others available that do the same thing. I just browsed the Wordpress official plugin directory and here are 2 that I came up with fairly quickly:

      Tweetable:
      WordPress › Tweetable WordPress Plugins
      "Tweetable is intended to help integrate Twitter into your blog. It can automatically tweet links to your blog posts as they are published. It can display your lastest tweet in your sidebar and add a tweetmeme widget after your posts. You can even use it to share a Twitter account among a blog's author's if you wish."

      Twitter Tools:
      WordPress › Twitter Tools WordPress Plugins
      "Twitter Tools integrates with Twitter by giving you the following functionality:

      * Archive your Twitter tweets (downloaded every 10 minutes)
      * Create a blog post from each of your tweets
      * Create a daily or weekly digest post of your tweets
      * Create a tweet on Twitter whenever you post in your blog, with a link to the blog post
      * Post a tweet from your sidebar
      * Post a tweet from the WP Admin screens
      * Pass your tweets along to another service (via API hook)"

      The same is true for rss posters. These have been around for years, starting with RSS to Blog and many others. I read great ideas in this forum all the time. Keep in mind that you don't always have to do everything exactly as the poster lays it out. Investigate other similar tools. Add twists to the ideas. But let's don't chase away those who spend their time sharing just because everything isn't perfectly laid out to our specifications.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostingbabble
    great share, Ill be trying this out myself
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  • Profile picture of the author Veredfu
    I would love to try it, but I still have to learn the technical part. I never tried to blog and that can be a good reason to start.
    I think you can easily monetize with adsense, so I may try this first, before I decide about a niche. I think that by searching hot trends, can give you also a better idea of what to choose as a niche, If you ultimately want to sell a product and monetize with it.
    Thank you very much and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author sblackburn
    Quick question - does anyone know how to set up wp-o-matic to open the source of the article in a new window? I can't seem to make this happen with the typical html code.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
      Originally Posted by sblackburn View Post

      Quick question - does anyone know how to set up wp-o-matic to open the source of the article in a new window?
      Get a plugin called External Links. Adds a class="external" to all outbound links, with various effects that are configurable under Options / External Links.

      Look at my new blog for example. This is a link to the CATEGORY only set up for RSS feed: http://fitnessworkoutessentials.com/...gory/articles/
      Each article title opens in a new window. My blog stays on the bottom.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by Cashnone View Post

      this is the best share of the year!!!! i never ever thought of that, man lol how u come up with this????
      i drink a l0t. (really)
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      • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
        For folks having problems with wp-o-matic only getting the excerpt:
        whoever published the feed you are trying to retreive has only published the excerpts to it - there's nothing you can do about it.

        Originally Posted by The Schwa View Post

        Well... just at a quick glance... it looks like wp autoblog and wp-o-matic are both dead... unless I'm looking for love in all the wrong places...

        Wow... this is annoying... I got a version of WP-O-Matic to install... but it requires I run Firefox to use it???????

        Firefox has a nasty bit of instability on my PC... unreliable at best

        When I installed wp-o-matic last year, I had to edit out a line of code from the plug-in. It doesn't REALLY require firefox - the author just decided to do that for some reason.

        Originally Posted by hostingbabble View Post

        great share, Ill be trying this out myself
        Originally Posted by Cashnone View Post

        this is the best share of the year!!!! i never ever thought of that, man lol how u come up with this????
        guys, just a heads up - using the term "share" usually flags you as someone who's spent time on warez related sites.. something the bulk of the people here really take issue with, since a lot of us sell products.
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  • Profile picture of the author havefunandlive
    Will this method still work if I make the aggregated posts from the RSS invisible?

    Is it best to keep them visible for the public?

    Either that, or can I make either of these automatic plug-ins give credit to the original author?
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
      Originally Posted by havefunandlive View Post

      Will this method still work if I make the aggregated posts from the RSS invisible?

      Is it best to keep them visible for the public?

      Either that, or can I make either of these automatic plug-ins give credit to the original author?
      You can make the wpomatic plugin give a title link to the author
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  • Profile picture of the author zanbrok
    chris, thanks a lot for this share. can you explain something for a noob please. So the content on your blog is being scraped and auto posted then auto tweetered?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frances Norah S
    Great tip. Although most of the 2k plus visitors are not targeted traffic, I'm sure a small percentage will definitely convert to sales. thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author 64fluke
    WOW! Thanks Chris.
    For a relative "noob" this is a real eye opener. I already have a wordpress blog but I'm already on version 2.8 so "wp autoblog" or "wp-o-matic" not supported as far as I know. However, undeterred, I tried using "feedwordpress" for my aggregates and "twitter poster" as suggested with great results.
    I just used "make money" for the google blog search as a quick test-
    I didn't expect to get a lot of hits using "make money", but I got 1000+
    and over 120 followers on a brand new twitter account in about 6 hours.
    If only my content wasn't so crap, maybe I could have made my first dollar! lol
    Now all I need is a good niche and I'm in the zone!
    I'm totally blown away, Thanks again mate :-D
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    • Profile picture of the author John Brown
      Originally Posted by 64fluke View Post

      WOW! Thanks Chris.
      For a relative "noob" this is a real eye opener. I already have a wordpress blog but I'm already on version 2.8 so "wp autoblog" or "wp-o-matic" not supported as far as I know. However, undeterred, I tried using "feedwordpress" for my aggregates and "twitter poster" as suggested with great results.
      I just used "make money" for the google blog search as a quick test-
      I didn't expect to get a lot of hits using "make money", but I got 1000+
      and over 120 followers on a brand new twitter account in about 6 hours.
      If only my content wasn't so crap, maybe I could have made my first dollar! lol
      Now all I need is a good niche and I'm in the zone!
      I'm totally blown away, Thanks again mate :-D
      How were you getting FeedWordPress to work? When I try to submit the RSS Feed for a Google Blog Search it gives me this:

      Diagnostic information

      HTTP request failure

      :

      HTTP Transports available:

      wp_http_fsockopen
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      • Profile picture of the author 64fluke
        Originally Posted by John Brown View Post

        How were you getting FeedWordPress to work? When I try to submit the RSS Feed for a Google Blog Search it gives me this:

        Diagnostic information

        HTTP request failure

        :

        HTTP Transports available:

        wp_http_fsockopen
        Hi John, I'm now having the same problem-I upgraded to wordpress 2.8 AFTER I had tested using feedwordpress!!
        The feeds I had set up are still working but I cant add new ones :confused:
        There are a couple of workarounds posted on the feedwordpress plugin page -

        projects.radgeek.com/2009/06/13/feedwordpress-20090613/#comment-20090614104118 (sorry, can't post links yet!)

        I'll be trying this later today and I'll post my results here-let us know if you find a fix.
        Cheers
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        • Profile picture of the author 64fluke
          @John Brown

          Hi again, feedwordpress has now been updated and works with both rss and Atom feeds :-D

          @Kieth Kogane

          Great posts Kieth, I like your stuff and will be trying Yaab later.(can't PM yet!)
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      • Profile picture of the author WareTime
        Originally Posted by John Brown View Post

        How were you getting FeedWordPress to work? When I try to submit the RSS Feed for a Google Blog Search it gives me this:

        Diagnostic information

        HTTP request failure

        :

        HTTP Transports available:

        wp_http_fsockopen
        The newest version of fwp fixes this.
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  • Profile picture of the author waysofmylife
    Thanks for the greats info.

    I'm going to take it for a spin this weekend!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryce
    Originally Posted by kanus View Post

    Good method to get traffic, traffic while mostly worthless once they get to your site I'm assuming.
    I guess people aim for a google high ranking website not a great CPA with this method...
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
    I've been doing this for a while. I mentioned it in a thread sometime geez, like 6 months ago now. (No, I still haven't finished my report!) But yeah, this works like crazy to get traffic. I don't really do the "hot trends" version, but I've been capturing, modifying, and reposting to twitter with good results for my niche blogs.

    I used to use Wp-O-Matic, but have been using Yaab more recently to do the same thing.

    The difference in what I do is that the blog that is collecting/reposting is not the target of the links in my tweets. I link my tweets to various posts across all my blogs.

    I also don't use a Twitter posting plugin. I use Subscribe2, and email the posts through Twittermail or more recently, Ping.fm.

    I'll add that if you are using the method as described above, the Prologue WP-Theme looks like it was meant for Twitter type posts, so you don't end up with a funky looking blog.

    As for how you'd monetize the system above, I'm curious to how you're doing so. There's always Adsense, but every time I've attempted to pair that with the high-traffic keywords you find in trends, I get clicks worth next to nothing.

    That's why I focus on my niche keywords rather than the trendy ones.

    But I'm always looking for ways to expand. Working with Ping.fm is the main part of what I'm doing now. BIG things are possible by combining that with Subscribe2 and Yaab. I'm talking about fully automated ongoing content across multiple social sites.

    In fact, no I'm NOT talking about it. I'm keeping it to myself for now.
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    • Profile picture of the author havefunandlive
      Originally Posted by Keith Kogane View Post

      As for how you'd monetize the system above, I'm curious to how you're doing so. There's always Adsense, but every time I've attempted to pair that with the high-traffic keywords you find in trends, I get clicks worth next to nothing.
      Yeah, same here.

      I've been using this system (with niched keywords) for the past 2 days, and while I am getting traffic, not a single one of them clicked any of my adsense links. It doesn't look like I got any clicks on my clickbank links, either.

      Looks like it's back to the drawing board, for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author GFox
    Hmmm. Maybe I'll give in to twittering after all. Thanks for the update.
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  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    Is anyone making any income from all this, or is it just nice to have lots of worthless traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author annihilator
    Sorry but, won't this method show only excerpts from the posts and be worth nothing to the visitor who then will want to click on a link to the real post from the original source?

    If you don't provide the link, then you'll have had absolutely nothing on your site and the traffic you get will mean nothing.

    If you do provide the link, then the visitors will click on it the instant they land on your webpage, and this traffic will also mean nothing, right? I mean, they won't have time to get interested in your products or click on your adsense ads.

    This method would be great if you could post the entire posts
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by annihilator View Post

      Sorry but, won't this method show only excerpts from the posts and be worth nothing to the visitor who then will want to click on a link to the real post from the original source?

      If you don't provide the link, then you'll have had absolutely nothing on your site and the traffic you get will mean nothing.

      If you do provide the link, then the visitors will click on it the instant they land on your webpage, and this traffic will also mean nothing, right? I mean, they won't have time to get interested in your products or click on your adsense ads.

      This method would be great if you could post the entire posts
      Since the traffic is arriving directly through Twitter, why not just get a bunch of reprint rights articles from directories? That way, even if you care about duplicate content, it won't matter, because you're not trying to rank in the serps. You could do a keyword search there on the article sites and try to match them up with the keywords you're trying to target. Should be easy.

      That could work pretty well, I think. Also, sure, they may click away, but instead, an ad may catch their eye, or you might have another article in your post roll that they may want to read, etc. If they leave, who cares? You got a shot at them. If you don't have anything else there that they seem to want, test something else.

      Besides that, if you're using someone else's content, it's only fair you link out, and unless you have permission, using full posts from another feed is probably not a good long-term strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    I'm with TelegramSam.

    Is *anyone* converting? Who here in this thread, has done this method and are getting clicks on their monetizing efforts? (banners, links, w/e)
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
        Originally Posted by Cashnone View Post

        I just launched it using different tools, but the same thing. Twitter has a limit to 100 updates per hour, no more then 1000 per day. So far i been doing this for two hours. I have gotten 50 hits, and 24 followers, and about 19 people who stayed active on the site. once i get to 1k twitter traffic per day ill add my gateway to the site, ill report back with earnings.


        WONDER how long until twitter deactivates my account (spam)
        Twitter won't deactivate your account. They implicitly state in their terms and conditions that RSS feed accounts are fine.

        Also, it isn't spam if you do it right, its "on target" automated content for your niche followers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Gannon
        Originally Posted by Cashnone View Post

        I just launched it using different tools, but the same thing. Twitter has a limit to 100 updates per hour, no more then 1000 per day. So far i been doing this for two hours. I have gotten 50 hits, and 24 followers, and about 19 people who stayed active on the site. once i get to 1k twitter traffic per day ill add my gateway to the site, ill report back with earnings.


        WONDER how long until twitter deactivates my account (spam)
        What do you mean by gateway?
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  • Profile picture of the author ideasuniversity
    Thanks for this post. But the bottom line is how much are you making everyday with your blog
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  • Profile picture of the author innovator
    thanks for this wonderful idea. You could combine this with other ideas as well. Just be creative
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    I have made 19 cents so far, not counting the cost of the domain name I used.

    Probably the fact that everyone here is now flooding Twitter with the same stuff, makes it harder for our sites to be the chosen one when being searched for.

    But is a great overall technique. I think I just need to fine tune my targets and this could be great.
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    • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
      Originally Posted by VegasGreg View Post

      I have made 19 cents so far, not counting the cost of the domain name I used.

      Probably the fact that everyone here is now flooding Twitter with the same stuff, makes it harder for our sites to be the chosen one when being searched for.

      But is a great overall technique. I think I just need to fine tune my targets and this could be great.

      I am interested in your last sentence:

      "But is a great overall technique. I think I just need to fine tune my targets and this could be great."

      Why do you say that when you have made just 19 cents?

      As I mentioned earlier in this thread, is anyone making any real income from this to justify setting it up?

      I hope you all do, I am just asking a genuine question.

      Thanks,
      Sam
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      • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
        Originally Posted by TelegramSam View Post

        I am interested in your last sentence:

        "But is a great overall technique. I think I just need to fine tune my targets and this could be great."

        Why do you say that when you have made just 19 cents?

        As I mentioned earlier in this thread, is anyone making any real income from this to justify setting it up?

        I hope you all do, I am just asking a genuine question.

        Thanks,
        Sam

        Well, I just simply took the "Twitter" top search lists (or whatever it is called) and added a few feeds to my list.

        I think if I actually took all the Google trends or hot topics on the news or other hot news items, I would have more traffic. Don't just go for the Hot Tweets, expand into other hot avenues.

        Once you fine tune this, you can add targeted ads. I just put adsense at first to "experiment". If I put more focus and time into this, I see potential.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by VegasGreg View Post

      I have made 19 cents so far, not counting the cost of the domain name I used.

      Probably the fact that everyone here is now flooding Twitter with the same stuff, makes it harder for our sites to be the chosen one when being searched for.

      But is a great overall technique. I think I just need to fine tune my targets and this could be great.
      19 cents is better that 0 cents
      But yep, it's all about fine tuning targets.
      If everything fails, use a cpm sponsor that pays for raw impression (yes, they still exist).
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Is there a way to set up a redirect on this? For instance:

    I want whenever they click on my tweets / posts, it goes directly to a page of my choosing? I could potentially really blast this open if theres a way to set this up.

    Any thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Is there a way to set up a redirect on this? For instance:

      I want whenever they click on my tweets / posts, it goes directly to a page of my choosing? I could potentially really blast this open if theres a way to set this up.

      Any thoughts?
      Yeah, there are a number of things you can do. If you just want the actual blog post itself to redirect somewhere else, you can use a WP plugin called "Page Links To" I think it's called.

      It'll let you redirect any page or post in WP to any other page of your choosing.

      If that's not what you were asking, let me know more specifically what you're thinking of doing, and I can probably make some more suggestions re:plugins.
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    • Profile picture of the author lukyjoe
      Originally Posted by Keith Kogane View Post

      Yeah, there are a number of things you can do. If you just want the actual blog post itself to redirect somewhere else, you can use a WP plugin called "Page Links To" I think it's called.

      It'll let you redirect any page or post in WP to any other page of your choosing.

      If that's not what you were asking, let me know more specifically what you're thinking of doing, and I can probably make some more suggestions re:plugins.
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Is there a way to set up a redirect on this? For instance:

      I want whenever they click on my tweets / posts, it goes directly to a page of my choosing? I could potentially really blast this open if theres a way to set this up.

      Any thoughts?
      I'm interested in something like this but with a little twist:
      Is it possible whenever people click on my tweets / posts, it goes directly to a different website/URL. but also I want the clicks in that url to count as unique visitors?
      I hop I explained it enough if not let me know and I will try to rephrase it.

      Big thank you to all the people who contributed to this awesome thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Thanks Keith,

    yea im thinking of just having it go to a seperate url altogether. ill look into that plugin and see if it fits my needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author bronnamdia
    Good information and wonderful comments.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author rimam1
    I"m interested in using this for specific niches. Is it a good idea to use this for an established blog, or is it better to create a new one? I don't want to have unrelated topics coming to my blog via the RSS feeds. Sounds a bit spammy, but I'm probably missing something.

    Thanks,
    Raza
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Ok Keith, ive installed Page Links To, only thing though is.....for it to work, I need to set the url for EACH and EVERY post. When your dealing with all these RSS feeds, you're getting pages and pages of posts. Is there another plugin that can do the same thing, but at the same time, require me to make just one setting, and it sets the url for all my current as well as future posts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Ok Keith, ive installed Page Links To, only thing though is.....for it to work, I need to set the url for EACH and EVERY post. When your dealing with all these RSS feeds, you're getting pages and pages of posts. Is there another plugin that can do the same thing, but at the same time, require me to make just one setting, and it sets the url for all my current as well as future posts?
      So you want EVERY post on your whole blog to point to the same URL? First, I wouldn't recommend that - it looks very spammy and won't work for you for very long.

      But if you WANT to do it this way with "Page Links To" there's another plugin I've come across that will let you set a default custom field for all posts. Since PLT uses a custom field to store the URL you want to redirect to, that's one way.

      Another way is to alter the posting template in WPOM - but actually, I'd recommend Yaab for this method instead, because I like the way it handles "carnival" style posts better.

      In that case, just alter the posting theme to be something like <a href="your url">[title]<br/>[content]<br/><a href="[link]">[source]</a>.

      I think that's the right code, but double check the variables in the instructions. If you use the above code and set your RSS feed to do multiple entries in a single post (carnival style) the above will make the headlines point to your specified URL, but will still give a small source link to the author (which is just good manners).

      If you want to be a dick and build an even crappier site, you can just leave out the credit link altogether, but like I said, that method will not work for you for long. You'd have to keep making these over and over because they WON'T tend to stay in the SERPs if all your backlinks point to the same place. And it also won't be a pleasant experience for your visitors, because they won't get what they think they are clicking on, and when they click multiple times, they will see that they actually have no choice, and will not visit your site any more.

      But if you INSIST you want to do it as you describe, you COULD.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Thanks for that info Keith, ill look into yaab and report back with my results. On another note...

    I thought the goal of this exercise wasn't to rely on the search engines rankings at all using this method? As all the traffic would be coming direct from twitter and google blogsearch. Please correct me if im wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Thanks for that info Keith, ill look into yaab and report back with my results. On another note...

      I thought the goal of this exercise wasn't to rely on the search engines rankings at all using this method? As all the traffic would be coming direct from twitter and google blogsearch. Please correct me if im wrong.
      Yeah, you're right that for this primary action, organic is not the main traffic vector. But if you're already building a WP blog, which is EASY to get rankings with, why not try? You may not get the actual pages to rank well, but if they show up in the index at all, they are worth having for building backlinks to any of your other properties as well.

      Consider too that if you're getting the info to build these sites from Google Trends, those are the trends collected from ORGANIC SEARCH - if you're building pages to target that, I wouldn't point all page to the same URL because then you definitely won't get anything, not even the ACCIDENTAL traffic you might otherwise get.

      If you make a shoddy blatant spam-trap site, you'll get dumped out of the index, and not be worth anything to you unless you're sending traffic directly to it, even then, you're talking very low conversions and no return visits.

      Think of every site you build as real estate - multi-purpose is better, and you should avoid deliberately building a shoddy structure if you can just as easily build something that will last and benefit you long-term, just as easily, with only a little more effort and a little less greed.

      Just a little bit of ecology can go a long way.

      Originally Posted by Rob Anderson View Post

      this is what i love about you established guys. you can test this quickly.
      when i read that , i realised that it would take me days to correctly adjust even one of my blogs to co-operate properly.
      and i have something like 18000 followers, so i could make money within a day or two. but doubt that i really could, as i will very likely crash my blog or something silly.
      i am sadly going to have to keep on plodding along doing this all in the way i set out to do, 6 weeks ago.
      Consider following this method then, but set it up on a WP install that you DO NOT publicize. You can use Platinum SEO plugin to make your whole blog invisible to Search Spiders.

      Then you want to use Subscribe2 plugin and use that to set up a blogger blog to be postable by email, then subscribe that email from your WP-Plugin.

      I know that's a brief explanation, but look around at the plugins and you should get it.

      Basically, you'll be pushing this content to a Blogger blog, then promote THAT via Twitter. You will have a VERY hard time crashing blogger.

      NOTE: A word of warning, I've never tried getting a traffic surge to a brand new blogger blog that is blatantly promotional. That may irritate Blogger and they may lock you or close you. Following the ecology vibe from above, you'll probably get a better long-term result if you establish a traffic pattern on a purely non-commercial blogger blog for a while, so if you get checked out, you'll look legit (because you will be) - then just mix in commercial content on occasion, you should be fine.

      P.S. You can automate ALL of this in WordPress, the Twittering, the scraping, the reposting to multiple sites, even bookmarking and backlink building for the whole thing. It's kind of what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheCren
    I do this on Niche Rich Marketing without WP Autoblog or WP-O-Matic and I can vouch for the method. The power of Twitter is pretty awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Ok, heres the latest update on setup....

    Im going to take your advice Keith on not sending them all to the same url, to avoid the look of a spam blog. What i have done however is, set my blog up so that there can be a banner ad after each post. i used the wp plugin "add post footer". This should allow me to keep all that link building but at the same time drive alot of that traffic to my money url, since that banner will be in there face consistently on whatever post they choose to read on my blog.

    Im now ready to drive traffic via this threads techniques. Lets see how well this does. ill keep you all posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    im noticing that wp-o-matic writes the posts from the feed with the title of the campaign seperated by bold tags. For example, my post title from the rss feed, with the campaign title "too strong", will look like this:

    Shimmibob <b>too strong</b> | Always going on - Never Empty

    when i really want it to look like this:

    Shimmibob too strong | Always going on - Never Empty


    it does this for each of my posts and these posts titles post to my twitter as well. I dont like this. Is there a way to correct this?


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    On another note, directing this at Chris, how long after i get everything set up, should i start to see a heavy influx of traffic? Im getting single digit traffic numbers at the moment....and should we use all 100 of the available google trends, or just the top 10 or whatever?
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      im noticing that wp-o-matic writes the posts from the feed with the title of the campaign seperated by bold tags. For example, my post title from the rss feed, with the campaign title "too strong", will look like this:

      Shimmibob <b>too strong</b> | Always going on - Never Empty

      when i really want it to look like this:

      Shimmibob too strong | Always going on - Never Empty


      it does this for each of my posts and these posts titles post to my twitter as well. I dont like this. Is there a way to correct this?


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      On another note, directing this at Chris, how long after i get everything set up, should i start to see a heavy influx of traffic? Im getting single digit traffic numbers at the moment....and should we use all 100 of the available google trends, or just the top 10 or whatever?
      To eliminate the <b> tags, which come across in Google RSS feeds when I use Yaab Plugin, I find using the Atom version of the feed instead of RSS does it automatically.

      If that doesn't work for you in WPOM, try using the re-writing feature of the plugin. I can't remember if WPOM will re-write the titles, but I know for sure that Yaab will let you.

      Don't flip out about trying Yaab instead of WPOM if you want to switch - Yaab is based off WPOM and they are very similar to each other in layout and function. Except for the silly giant cartoon doctor graphics, I much prefer Yaab for the time being over WPOM.

      But no need to change for you unless you can't fix that <b> problem.

      Also, I wrote up some answers to a couple of earlier questions some folks had:

      Originally Posted by rimam1

      I"m interested in using this for specific niches. Is it a good idea to use this for an established blog, or is it better to create a new one? I don't want to have unrelated topics coming to my blog via the RSS feeds. Sounds a bit spammy, but I'm probably missing something.

      Thanks,
      Raza
      Originally Posted by rimam1

      Basically, is it possible to create quality content, therefore quality visitors to your site? I want to build my list and make affiliate sales if possible also.

      I guess it could be good to biuld a list if you have all this crazy traffic.
      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...lly-works.html

      There's a link to a very long thread in this forum detailing lots of ways to do the "automated content to your blog" part of this system. I started it, but tons of other Warriors contributed, but I think a lot of that thread could be used with this method as well.

      To answer specifically, yes, you can do this on an established blog. If you're worried about unrelated topic leakage, I recommend setting WP-O-Matic to post in draft form for a while and you can manually edit which to publish. Every time you get a false positive, find a negative keyword you can add to the search that generated the results for you.

      I use Google Blog Search fro this kind of thing, and it allows all the neat variables that Google search does. So for example if I was doing a site about "Bass Fishing" and I got an article about "Bass Speakers", I would go back to my original feed URL and add "-speakers" to the search string.

      That way, I'm pruning it, and if after a few posts it looks to be behaving, I'll let it run. If you keep getting mismatches, just keep refining the search until you don't.

      Yes, it's possible to build quality, useful content with this method, particularly if you're trying to build niche authority sites. However, the issue is that it's hard to monetize "Trend" content, because it's not overtly commercial in nature.

      But it's about BUZZ. One thing I've been experimenting with this week is using it as an indexing driver. For example, I make a video blog that pulls videos based on trend keywords. I also place backlinks/anchortext back to my money sites on these pages.

      Chances are, my video content might get reposted, and thus spidered, and thus, backlink credit.

      That approach could be worthwhile, but I haven't been using it long enough to see the benefit, but I figure if building links to your own backlinkers works, this is kind of the same principle.
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      • Profile picture of the author dectomax
        Hi,

        I've just started using Yaab and it's great. The only problem is this <b> </b> issue with the Google Blog Search feeds. RSS and Atom do the same!

        I've even tried setting up a feed burner feed and that also shows the <b> </b> bits. Is there any way around this?

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        • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
          Originally Posted by dectomax View Post

          Hi,

          I've just started using Yaab and it's great. The only problem is this <b> </b> issue with the Google Blog Search feeds. RSS and Atom do the same!

          I've even tried setting up a feed burner feed and that also shows the <b> </b> bits. Is there any way around this?

          Thankyou
          Try using the replace feature of Yaab.

          REPLACE <b> WITH

          That line should do it. Give it a try.

          Originally Posted by quantikev View Post

          I could see this being significantly more useful than just a single paragraph..

          But what I don't know is whether it's possible? I've not been able to find a way on my own blog..

          Anyone happen to know how to get multiple articles/sources per post with wp-o-matic?
          I can't remember if that works in WPOM or not. You can definitely do it with Yaab's Carnival feature. It works great.
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          • Profile picture of the author dectomax
            Originally Posted by Keith Kogane View Post

            Try using the replace feature of Yaab.

            REPLACE <b> WITH

            That line should do it. Give it a try.
            Nope that didn't work. This is the same in WP O Matic aswell. Infact, most RSS readers, aggregators show the <b> </b> from Google blog search in the title. Even Feedburner. Is anybody else having this problem?

            Is Googles' RSS feed non standard compliant?

            It's really annoying!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      On another note, directing this at Chris, how long after i get everything set up, should i start to see a heavy influx of traffic? Im getting single digit traffic numbers at the moment....and should we use all 100 of the available google trends, or just the top 10 or whatever?
      Well, i used the top 10 twitter trends + plenty of google's hot trends (25 to 30) keywords/phrases.. then i waited 24h's and added some more feeds.
      I checked my stats the first time after like 48h's.

      When it comes to monetizing - it's *really* better to target niche-specific terms.. you won't get xxk uniques per day, but those you get may at least be interested in the thing you offer.

      Saying that, i can tell you that i now make a bit over $40 per day using this method (one domain) - so there IS money in this setup.
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      • Profile picture of the author maco
        Originally Posted by ChrisByrns View Post

        Well, i used the top 10 twitter trends + plenty of google's hot trends (25 to 30) keywords/phrases.. then i waited 24h's and added some more feeds.
        I checked my stats the first time after like 48h's.

        When it comes to monetizing - it's *really* better to target niche-specific terms.. you won't get xxk uniques per day, but those you get may at least be interested in the thing you offer.

        Saying that, i can tell you that i now make a bit over $40 per day using this method (one domain) - so there IS money in this setup.
        Hi Chris,
        What is the income from is is AdSense?

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  • Profile picture of the author slvrsrfr
    you're a good man chris. thanks a ton,

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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Ok, so twitter just suspended my account. How many posts / tweets a day should I make a day to avoid getting suspended? I was at 282 updates in about 3 days. Please advise.
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      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Ok, so twitter just suspended my account. How many posts / tweets a day should I make a day to avoid getting suspended? I was at 282 updates in about 3 days. Please advise.
      Interesting, wondered at what point that would happen... I'm starting a spin on this whole experiment to see what can be had from not doing the automated scraping but still leveraging the hot trends and affiliate products with an existing WP blog. Will let you know how it turns out...
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    I will try to get the result. I hope to get the positive one like yours.
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    • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
      Quick question......and not sure how important it may or may not be.....do you guys do "Fetch it Now" from Wp-o-matic or Yaab? Thats what i do, but im not sure if i should be doing so, so im asking for your opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Project-Octagon
    There's that word again that keeps coming up... autoblog. I know what WP is but how does autoblog work and why is it always what is recommended? This is the 3rd time I have ever heard of this in the last 4 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    i have this "trashy" site blog.promisia.com where i have my WSO "hotfeed" installed - this pulls current keywords from Google trends and posts it to the blog.

    I would have never come up with the idea to install the "twitter poster" plugin - superb!!

    So immediately after i read the OPs great tip i installed the plugin, and i got HEAPS of followers, like hundreds and hundreds each day.

    But now it stalled, i am at 2001 following and 863 followers - but the number hasnt changed in a few days. What happened?

    The plugin keeps posting a ***load of posts where i didnt have any control over the number of tweets it sent out. It is still posting to my twitter acc, but i just dont get more followers at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      i have this "trashy" site blog.promisia.com where i have my WSO "hotfeed" installed - this pulls current keywords from Google trends and posts it to the blog.

      I would have never come up with the idea to install the "twitter poster" plugin - superb!!

      So immediately after i read the OPs great tip i installed the plugin, and i got HEAPS of followers, like hundreds and hundreds each day.

      But now it stalled, i am at 2001 following and 863 followers - but the number hasnt changed in a few days. What happened?

      The plugin keeps posting a ***load of posts where i didnt have any control over the number of tweets it sent out. It is still posting to my twitter acc, but i just dont get more followers at the moment.

      twitter stops you following more people once you get around 2000, if the number of people following you isn't over 2000...something like that. Mass unfollow of 200 a day over the next few days should sort the blockage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Entropy4
      George: You can't follow more than 2,000 people on Twitter without having 2,000 followers. It's a rule on Twitter to prevent massive spamming.

      Set this up in an hour or two yesterday. Got 1,100 uniques in the first 24 hours, although CTR on my ads is awful. I'm thinking it's due to the fact that I didn't set the blog up for a niche, but based on a current event. But still, the traffic's pretty impressive.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    uhm...this sounds horrible. Now how do i do a "mass unfollow" without going into a clicking frenzy?
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  • Profile picture of the author angelina83
    Hi,

    Cool stuff...

    must try at least once as I'm eager to earn quick money.
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    • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
      So let me ask this, is it crucial to have alot of followers for this strategy to work? Because I currently have none at the moment, on a brand new twitter account after my last suspension, and ive seen only about 100 uniques so far.
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    Thank you Chris!
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    • Profile picture of the author Entropy4
      @genius: No, you don't need any followers.

      @George: Mass unfollow here h ttp://dossy. org/twitter/karma

      (Sorry for the spaces, I only have 2 posts)
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
        WPomatic wasnt working for me, so I uninstalled it and installed feedwordpress and got 30 spam comments from weight loss sites in 3 minutes from a feed from google blogs.

        WTF?
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        • Profile picture of the author WareTime
          Originally Posted by Barry Walls View Post

          WPomatic wasnt working for me, so I uninstalled it and installed feedwordpress and got 30 spam comments from weight loss sites in 3 minutes from a feed from google blogs.

          WTF?
          That the technique to imbed the weightloss comments is probably being disccussed here in another thread. Wherin people are saying, did it work for you? Are you able to monetize? I can't get it to work?
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  • Profile picture of the author 64fluke
    @Barry - Hi mate, I'm running this on wordpress 2.8 and feedwordpress version 2009.0618 without any problems - maybe just bad luck with the spammers?
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Walls
      Originally Posted by 64fluke View Post

      @Barry - Hi mate, I'm running this on wordpress 2.8 and feedwordpress version 2009.0618 without any problems - maybe just bad luck with the spammers?
      How did they manage to post to my twitter account? Is it through this plug in? Have disabled twitter posting for now till I get to teh bottom of this.

      All the best

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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Ive been trying this method for a few days now and have had zero success with it, at least nowhere near the 5k a day type of success Chris has had. Ive followed the instructions to the letter. Has anybody else fared different?
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    • Profile picture of the author Saul'
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Ive been trying this method for a few days now and have had zero success with it, at least nowhere near the 5k a day type of success Chris has had. Ive followed the instructions to the letter. Has anybody else fared different?
      I've ran a test during the NBA final game - took my server down. The reason for that was that the twitter plugin has posted 30 tweets which on a hot trend resulted in way too many clicks at the same time. It died off quickly though as the tweets were pushed down leaving the actual stats at 50 visits.

      For this model to work, I figure you need a plugin that would re-post tweets at a rate that wouldn't reach your twitter quota (whatever that is). The tweets have to be constantly at the top for people to see them - they get pushed down very quickly and blog feeds don't update often enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryce
    Marketing Tweet - Giving you up to the minute marketing news, tips and more, one tweet at a time. uses a similiar concept but IMHO its more targeted delivering quality updated rather than God knows what kinda tweets
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    • Profile picture of the author nebraska
      I got my isnare article script to work with Wordpress 2.8. It's posting the full articles, resource boxes and auto-creating the categories nicely. Now I need a Twitter plugin that will work with WP 2.8

      Check it out here, isnare looks like they're posting 6 or 7 articles an hour.

      I'm experimenting with a redirect by sending all the /category/massage/ articles to one of my Associated Content articles, but there lot's of creative things that could be done with this.

      Click here to how the redirect work

      PM me if you're interested in working with me on this
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  • Profile picture of the author emmyforsure
    Thank you for sharing! I will definitely give this a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryce
    I dunno Why someone here had not posted an WSO or offered that kind of WP plugin install on the Warriors For Hire Forum yet...
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  • Profile picture of the author iziah01
    When using wp-o-matic (I'm using the fixed version of the plugin), I'm finding that every time a campaign runs, my post are being posted 2-3 times consecutively on my blog. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to change something in the settings?
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  • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
    My test blog has been closed by wordpress. Here is what support said in response to my message:

    Subject: [WordPress #329335]: TOS & Copyright - suspended page
    Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:07:39 +0300

    Hi,
    The blog consisted mainly of copied content.
    It can be returned but only if all content is removed by us.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
      Originally Posted by Uncle Dimitry View Post

      My test blog has been closed by wordpress. Here is what support said in response to my message:

      Subject: [WordPress #329335]: TOS & Copyright - suspended page
      Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:07:39 +0300

      Hi,
      The blog consisted mainly of copied content.
      It can be returned but only if all content is removed by us.

      Mark-


      At least they let you know. Mine have just disappeared with no reason or notice. Course their site, cool with me
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    lol. 70% of the web somehow consists of "duplicate" content, with Google the #1 making bucks with other people's content

    Why not just host your sites instead of using that wordpress hosting?

    By the way i am getting insane traffic with this method now, a few days ago it was 1300 uniques/day...i just checked and i had 1400 uniques today. All from RSS and Google trends. And i plugged in Twitter Poster and my twitter followers are exploding also. This all on the ugliest blog possible. I cant get over those traffic numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
      Originally Posted by GeorgR.

      By the way i am getting insane traffic with this method now, a few days ago it was 1300 uniques/day...i just checked and i had 1400 uniques today. All from RSS and Google trends. And i plugged in Twitter Poster and my twitter followers are exploding also. This all on the ugliest blog possible. I cant get over those traffic numbers.
      Could you go about explaining every step you went through to be getting your numbers and how long it took you to get that many uniques a day starting from scratch?
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    • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
      please PM me your blog url. I am in the process of creating completely automated module for this thing and would like to see how should it look like

      thanks, Uncle Dimitry

      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      lol. 70% of the web somehow consists of "duplicate" content, with Google the #1 making bucks with other people's content

      Why not just host your sites instead of using that wordpress hosting?

      By the way i am getting insane traffic with this method now, a few days ago it was 1300 uniques/day...i just checked and i had 1400 uniques today. All from RSS and Google trends. And i plugged in Twitter Poster and my twitter followers are exploding also. This all on the ugliest blog possible. I cant get over those traffic numbers.
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      • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
        Originally Posted by Uncle Dimitry View Post

        please PM me your blog url. I am in the process of creating completely automated module for this thing and would like to see how should it look like

        thanks, Uncle Dimitry

        my blog is seriously ugly..i need another theme and i want to restyle it more to a "tabloid". Its blog.promisia.com <-- dont use it as an example, this site is FAR from good.
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        • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
          ugly or not, it makes money. I've seen many super duper designed sites with no income. By the way, yours looks much better than I thought

          Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

          my blog is seriously ugly..i need another theme and i want to restyle it more to a "tabloid". Its blog.promisia.com <-- dont use it as an example, this site is FAR from good.
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          • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
            Originally Posted by Uncle Dimitry View Post

            ugly or not, it makes money. I've seen many super duper designed sites with no income. By the way, yours looks much better than I thought

            there is still a problem in how feedwordpress works. (I also tried YAAB, but yaab for some reason does NOT post videos when left at automatic, only when i fetch manually!)

            The problem is that FWP does not embed the videos and only shows thumbs, so everyone clicking on them will got to YOUTUBE <--- bad!

            I need to seriously rewrite yaab or feedwordpress so it embeds the videos properly - they need to read the youtube RSS feed (!) and EMBED the videos.

            The other problem is a huge number of "fake" videos for the current trend keywords. You see that many videos dont show anything but a note on the screen "visit xxx.yyy.com to see more"....and i get a lot of those fake youtube videos in.
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            • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
              Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

              there is still a problem in how feedwordpress works. (I also tried YAAB, but yaab for some reason does NOT post videos when left at automatic, only when i fetch manually!)

              The problem is that FWP does not embed the videos and only shows thumbs, so everyone clicking on them will got to YOUTUBE <--- bad!

              I need to seriously rewrite yaab or feedwordpress so it embeds the videos properly - they need to read the youtube RSS feed (!) and EMBED the videos.

              The other problem is a huge number of "fake" videos for the current trend keywords. You see that many videos dont show anything but a note on the screen "visit xxx.yyy.com to see more"....and i get a lot of those fake youtube videos in.
              I noticed that problem with Yaab and the autoposting. Rather than trying to fix it myself, I just use it to bulkload a bunch of videos as drafts, and then post-date them manually.

              It's not as automated, but once you do it, you're good for however long you decide. Depends on how many posts you want to make per day.

              I actually find that better, because in my experience the YouTube search results via feeds are not always very relevant. Doing it this way, I can just delete the drafts that suck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Soulsby
    Interesting...

    I wouldnt have shared this, I would have set up 100 blogs myself in different niches, fine tune them to each make $40 a day on average, then you have $4000 a day.

    Doubt this will work for long now
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina M. Rideout
      Okay I tried this , but I have hundreds of duplicate posts????

      Help.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lothar Evers
    Great thread!
    Iwill try to monetize on that in niches.
    Thats for sure...
    Is it better to install an older Version of Wordpress?
    Or are there reliable updates existing vor the most current installations?
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  • Profile picture of the author ehyall200
    Wow! That looks really easy to do. Thank you for sharing. How sustainable is this? Can it be done daily and still be effective?
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  • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
    Hey Warriors,

    Looks like most of you have problems with stupid plugins not working,
    setup and the rest of tech crap.

    I decided to create a simple addition to my free Blogomator site,
    where you can make it working in 1 minute flat.

    Feature already works for me, but still is under beta stage. To get
    early (and free) access, just send blank email to dont@getresponse.com
    this will subscribe you to notification list. You'll get access links once
    it's ready to go (few days)

    Some features:
    · Target selected trends with keywords
    · This time everything is 100% automated
    · No need to do something every day. Setup once and forget
    · Twitter won't suspend your account because of limits
    · No plugins, no installation
    · 1 minute setup: enter blog and twitter info, select keywords

    What will it do?
    · Find hot trends on twitter every 30 minutes
    · Search Google
    · Get posts
    · Publish on your blog
    · Publish link in your Twitter
    · Remember already processed trends to avoid mass duplication
    · Count API calls to Twitter to minimize risk of having account closed

    Hope this helps you in this battle

    Best, Uncle Dimitry
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    • Profile picture of the author parzlou
      STOP PLEASE STOP !!!!!!!!
      You people are killing me with these great new topics and posts I cant get nothing done ......


      Now my brain is all a twitter with ways to adopt this technique and I cant finish the project I was working on because all I can think about now is how this could explode my new site project into the stratosphere .

      gawd I really do have to stop coming in here till I'm done with what I'm doing
      note to self " find a good course on how to stay focused "

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      • Profile picture of the author EmmaJames
        Originally Posted by parzlou View Post

        STOP PLEASE STOP !!!!!!!!
        You people are killing me with these great new topics and posts I cant get nothing done ......


        Now my brain is all a twitter with ways to adopt this technique and I cant finish the project I was working on because all I can think about now is how this could explode my new site project into the stratosphere .

        gawd I really do have to stop coming in here till I'm done with what I'm doing
        note to self " find a good course on how to stay focused "

        Peace
        I agree with you! The good ideas just keep pouring in.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradleynsmith
    This is a great post - in a world where traffic is everything, it's something that we can build on.

    Hey one question: for those of us who are into niche blogging, are you getting improved SEO for your niches this way ?

    That is, are your sites being indexed higher for your main keywords ?

    And are you getting more SE traffic ?

    The reason I ask is that it seems that most of the traffic is coming from the social networks which is fine, but will the SE's reward you with organic traffic as well ?

    I have been tracking the "duplicate content" war for some time, and since this is more or less scraping the SE's then you shouldn't see much SE traffic -- right ?
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    This is awesome. I'm going to experiment with this and she what I can do. I have about 5 .infos that are just collecting dust and I need some cash. I've already been researching products. So should I do banners? Or a fake Adsense with links to my cb products?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina M. Rideout
    Okay one more time, how do I stop the hundreds of duplicate posts?

    Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Slyknight
    Seems interesting. Worth giving a try. Thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author webatomic
    This is a great way to get a ton of traffic quickly. The problem is if you make it more targeted, the traffic drops way off, but if you're publishing links with headlines like "Michael Jackson Autopsy Photos" you'll get a ton of hits, but probably not a lot of sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author innovator
    i've used this concept and the only problem i find is which rss that would display the full article and not only the excerpt.
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  • Profile picture of the author trentd
    Thanks for the tip! I should try this!

    But does anyone think that this sort of thing can become oversaturated quick?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    yep i am at 3000 uniques/day now. I just checked analytics and almost fell off my chair.
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      How many people are you following?


      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      yep i am at 3000 uniques/day now. I just checked analytics and almost fell off my chair.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Is anybody else besides GeorgeR and Chris getting thousands of uniques a day?
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    could this work for adult sites, just wondering may have to try it out
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    So anyone else actually making money with the hits generated? I'm still trying to get this stupid cron job working on my server (godaddy hosting), and I'm just wondering if its worth the effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
    Just as i said before: You can make money from this traffic (even if it's pretty much untargeted), you need to think a bit outside the box and i still won't tell exactly HOW and WHAT i sell but just trust me on the fact that there *is* money to be made.

    I'd love to tell you that it isn't worth the effort (less competition for me), but that would be a blatant lie.
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  • Profile picture of the author dageniusmarketer
    Again, are there any more than 2 success stories using this technique? Ive set this stuff up, and have yet to see any sort of real positive result. Im about to just to put it on pause if no one else can tell me anything about having success with this technique
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
      Originally Posted by dageniusmarketer View Post

      Again, are there any more than 2 success stories using this technique? Ive set this stuff up, and have yet to see any sort of real positive result. Im about to just to put it on pause if no one else can tell me anything about having success with this technique
      Y'know, if this doesn't work for you, then don't use this technique. I can only tell you that it works for ME.. and from what i've read it also seems to work for GeorgR. What else do you need? I can guarantee you a heavy influx of hits if you do it just the way i did. It's really not rocket science.

      EDIT: by saying "do it just the way i did" i mean this: i don't use wp-o-matic, i use wp autoblog. Thats why i listed that plugin first in my original post. Just wanted to clarify this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
      This works great for me, too. My coders created 100% automatic system, which does everything. It uses keywords and brings only targeted visitors and followers. 5 minutes setup will make it going on its own for years. It needs no plugins and no manual labor.

      I might move that feature to paid area shortly, but meanwhile you can use it
      for free. Just join the Blogomator and fill your blog and twitter in "Trends catcher" section.

      Use it for free and for your own benefit

      Best, Uncle Dimitry

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      Again, are there any more than 2 success stories using this technique? Ive set this stuff up, and have yet to see any sort of real positive result. Im about to just to put it on pause if no one else can tell me anything about having success with this technique
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    well...that traffic wont come "over night", but it for sure works. There is no logical reason why it wont.

    It started out with a few hundred per day, google indexing more and more sites, things like that. It also depends on how "hot" those keywords are.

    My spike so far is 2903 visitors, yesterday i had 1800...and so forth. But it is significantly more than a few weeks ago, so i attribute part of the traffic to whatever plugins i updated on wordpress (feedwordpress)...as well as twitter poster.

    I am following about 2000 right now which also follow me back...i have hard time to get over 2000 and always have to delete some which dont follow me.

    What REALLY, REALLY drives me nuts is the fact that any autoblogger plugin is not perfect....eg. i dont understand why YAAB works perfectly in one moment, it embeds videos. And then all of a sudden it doesnt post videos. Maybe it fetches too many from youtube and i get a temporary ban from youtube so the videos wont show up? I dont know.

    I think i really need to "rewrite" feedwordpress because i utterly hate the fact that people clicking on the videos leave the site...it would be a very easy thing to program....but his code is everything but clear.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Morgan
      I did this a few years ago, setting up an elaborate blog network, fed each site to Google and kicked back.

      The biggest problem is lack of any substance. Most people can spot these types of things a mile away, and just close them anyway. My visitors were spending 5 seconds or less on the page, and not clicking many ads.

      If someone were to do this on a larger scale, say 1000 sites or so, you could probably do pretty well if you could cover the bandwidth bill.

      The key is to look as "real" as possible, and not auto generated stuff. Insertion of some Wikipedia articles or people's tweets might help legitimize it a bit.
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      • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Morgan View Post

        I did this a few years ago, setting up an elaborate blog network, fed each site to Google and kicked back.

        The biggest problem is lack of any substance. Most people can spot these types of things a mile away, and just close them anyway. My visitors were spending 5 seconds or less on the page, and not clicking many ads.

        If someone were to do this on a larger scale, say 1000 sites or so, you could probably do pretty well if you could cover the bandwidth bill.

        The key is to look as "real" as possible, and not auto generated stuff. Insertion of some Wikipedia articles or people's tweets might help legitimize it a bit.
        It's a lot easier to do some unique but randomly generated content with just a little bit of front end work. People worry about where you're going to get the content to make your site look real, but it's not hard.

        Get a plugin like "Stray Random Quotes" and load it up with lots of variants of just general types of sentences any old blogger might say, glue em altogether and embed them in the Yaab or WPOM template.

        Stuff like:

        "Hey, we've got another KEYWORD video/post/article/whatever today for you. This one's been making the rounds for a while I guess, but if it's new to me, I figure it might be new to you, too! Enjoy, and be sure and leave me a comment if you can. Thanks to everyone who commented last time (if you get any)."

        Write like 5 variants of every sentence and smash them up at the top of each post. Works great for me.

        Powertip, randomize your "KEYWORD" to rotate out your target ones and then backlink it to your homepage.

        Trust me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
    or create some sort of blog posting engine:
    have X .txt files, each with ten lines and use php to shuffle those thangs, then create sentences.. uh, i'm wasted today..

    1) this, that, blah1
    2) is, some, blah2
    3) funny, hilarious, blah3
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    great posts. thanks as always for the tips, keith.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    there is nothing "not real" about those sites.

    Currently, whats going on on google trends is keywords like "XYZ photos", "MJ funeral", "[insert your celebrity] videos"...and the visitors USUALLY get exactly that on the site because the autoblogger plugin posted that link or the video. In the worst case he gets a link, but he will get the information he is looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author noah.whitmore
    Wow, this is just an awesome method. I've just recently gotten into blogging for profit. I've been blogging for fun for a long time, so luckily I have a great setup for this. Hopefully, I can get it going pretty quick.

    I'm going to restate the sentiment that someone already expressed... you finally convinced me to give in and get a Twitter account. Thanks alot for all of this information everyone!

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    Quick Update---->>> 94 uniques, 663 page views

    In about 10 minutes! Awesome!

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    Thanks I need to try this method. . .
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  • Profile picture of the author ricarde88
    Hmmm...I've already tried this. It really depends on how much followers you've got aned whether they're targeted or not. Regarding the autoblog issue....hmmm...it has some issues of its own and I mean a LOT! Copryright infringements, etc.

    Twitter? Hmmm.....BIG Ban Hammer if not used properly.

    But final verdict: It does pay when used wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author moonguy
    dear chrisbyrn,

    i just want to get the main point here,
    was this only main 'weapon' u use to get traffic or u have other 'secret weapon' ? the rest .. i should follow ur advise to 'manipulate' the 'victim' .. wel as you said.. 'out of box'

    thanks for ur kinda reply .. for a newbie
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  • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
    Nice method! I believe email/zip submit offers would work with this strategy ... The conversions might not be a lot but I believe you should make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Drover
    Awesome thread! I've been doing this in very simple terms and it's great! I'm glad to see some twists on this idea I can implement.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    I sat up a site like this yesterday, and I've gotten 22 uniques since then. (It's on an old domain, and the niche is MLM)

    I found out that I could just try this on an old, unused domain, and it worked! Not only that, but my twitter profile has gotten 132 followers (and following 0) as well as it has autoposted 81 updates, using 2 not-so-popular hastags in twitter.

    I actually think I'm going to make a new broader website right now... And an expired domain would be a great idea, as it will get a lot of content all the time.

    And I didn't even bother to install a fitting theme for the blog, so it's currently just a bad test. lol. No monetization either.

    As for monetization, how 'bout a pop-up? With a general cpa offer or something? Or a pop-up ad with high PPI?(Pay per impression)

    Just thinking... As it's not google traffic you are after...

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  • Profile picture of the author noah.whitmore
    Put this into use on an unestablished .info domain yesterday (about 20 hours ago). These stats are just after loading two Atom feeds into FeedBurner.

    68 followers on twitter
    123 uniques to the blog
    1532 page views on the blog

    This strategy would really go crazy if you stayed on it day by day and really targeted some keywords. Thanks again to ChrisByrns for the sweet advice!

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    • Profile picture of the author StoneColdHomer
      Ok, I'm convinced. TIme to go and give it a try.
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    ok.. so do i.. thanks noah for the reply
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    Any opinions on what some good themes might be for this type of site?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    well i made my http://blog.promisia.com and similar sites and TRY to make it look like a tabloid. The theme i used is "box-tube" and there is a link on the bottom. However, i actually prefer themes made with artisteer and tweaked for some more SEO. But that "box-tube" theme is allright.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerrib4
    Hi I have read this thread and would like to try it but I have no idea how to! I am new to marketing online. Could someone please right a step by step for blondes on how to do this - would be much appreciated! My website is new so I am getting hardly in visitors at all. Thanks in advance!

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  • Profile picture of the author ABBspider
    Hi Chris

    This sounds excellent and like something I would like to try - I am new to marketing online; woud I be naive to ask if this would work well using GDI?

    Getting 5,000 hits per week is exactly what I need right now.

    Thank you.

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      Originally Posted by mkephart25 View Post


      Now Monetize with CPA offers for your niche or general audiences but i'd say keep it to free offers only, nothing should have to be purchased for you to get a commission, this system is an awesome way to make money on autopilot and can be setup in an hour or so per niche and can be repeated hundreds of times.
      Any tips on where to find these kinds of offers?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    if you use any kind of autoblogging and twitter-poster, i just found out WHY my videos are not embedded right.

    I use(d) YAAB autoblogger since yaab otherwise is really, really great. But when i activate twitter-poster it seems to cause an overload or something...it tweets to my twitter with each automatic post and due to some timing issue (?) the result is that videos are not being embedded.

    I need some solution which posts to twitter asynchronously so it doesnt interfere with the fetching of videos.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      if you use any kind of autoblogging and twitter-poster, i just found out WHY my videos are not embedded right.

      I use(d) YAAB autoblogger since yaab otherwise is really, really great. But when i activate twitter-poster it seems to cause an overload or something...it tweets to my twitter with each automatic post and due to some timing issue (?) the result is that videos are not being embedded.

      I need some solution which posts to twitter asynchronously so it doesnt interfere with the fetching of videos.
      I have a private wordpress installation that I use to compile and control content for my whole network. I've had similar problems as what you describe, and in that case what I would try is to use Yaab to create posts in a certain category. Then I would take that feed and jam it back into another Yaab campaign set to post to another category and use THAT one with the Twitter thing.

      I haven't had your exact experience, but this double-layering of Yaab has come in handy for me. Not sure if you can pull it off on a public-facing blog install though.

      For anyone messing with this kind of thing (auto harvesting/posting) I highly recommend building a private, hidden WP install for controlling content from a central location. MUCH easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisag
    Wow! I landed Florida's CFO and candidate for Governor on one of my blogs thanks to your trick.

    AlexSink (AlexSinkFlorida) is now following your updates on Twitter.

    Who would have guessed/
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    Can anybody tell me what would be the best way to monetize this strategy? Some free trial and coupon offers from CPA networks?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    yes....but you can also try adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don-James
    Well Chris - Some Bad News.

    Unfortunately it is against Google's TOS to insert their RSS feed into your blog. In fact, if you look closely at all major RSS feeds, you cannot insert them into your site for others to use. This is one of the major issues that Google even faced when they started their news service.

    One thing for sure is you cannot insert RSS feeds of any of the major news organizations into your sites - such as Reuters and AP.

    Personally, I would avoid this technique but I don't think Google would care about the small guy too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    OH-MY-GOD!

    The same thing just happened to me..i am hosting with ukcheaphost and literally killed the server. I cost them thousands and thousands of dollars (according to them) because they tried to ind out whats going on with their servers. I myself have hundreds of domains/subdomains tied to this acccount..so i am hoping to being able to migrate to my VPS. They ALSO said that a VPS probably cannot even handle this and i need a dedicated.

    But i think its NOT the traffic per se, rather the autoblogin plugins causing serious load on the servers. Or a combo of all of this.

    ptlhost: How much traffic did you get to "kill" apache? right now i am at 500-1500/day with peak 2904. But on average 1000/day. Does this mean i need a dedi?
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by ptlhost View Post

      Oh my, just got 2 email telling me Apache got KILLED
      I phone my data center and the culprit was identified as traffic coming by the ton loads. They twicked mysql to stabilize the VPS as they say Wordpress can get a bit heavy on sql if loaded. The vps have stabilized now but if i am going to practice this ways i might have to upgrade to a dedicated server.

      Now to work out ways to make some money

      1 twitter account started yesterday and on my last post i said i was feeding only 10 post. i was wrong as it +- 200 + already

      Anybody want to buy the keyword :rolleyes:
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      OH-MY-GOD!

      The same thing just happened to me..i am hosting with ukcheaphost and literally killed the server. I cost them thousands and thousands of dollars (according to them) because they tried to ind out whats going on with their servers. I myself have hundreds of domains/subdomains tied to this acccount..so i am hoping to being able to migrate to my VPS. They ALSO said that a VPS probably cannot even handle this and i need a dedicated.

      But i think its NOT the traffic per se, rather the autoblogin plugins causing serious load on the servers. Or a combo of all of this.

      ptlhost: How much traffic did you get to "kill" apache? right now i am at 500-1500/day with peak 2904. But on average 1000/day. Does this mean i need a dedi?
      You guys should try the setup I described earlier where you let a private, hidden WP install generate the posts and tweets, and publish the posts and direct the tweets to a separate blog, so that way the traffic load and the RSS pulling/publishing load are not tied together.
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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    Hey this is fantastic - I was well aware of a watered down version of this but I know of some additional tweaks too like ping.fm

    Can't believe this thread started some time ago and I didn't catch it.

    What to work on now seems to be conversion - right ?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    you might want to try "twitterfeed.com" it tweets to your twitter from your blog.

    This might solve the problems with the fetching/autoblogging and tweeting literally killing your servers - because the tweets and the fetching will then happen at different times. And you dont need an extra "twitter poster" plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Keith,

    could you maybe write (or PM me) with a little detailed explanation of your set-up using this extra WP blog? As i understand it right, you use one WP blog to post the content to the main blog? What autoblog plugin do you use on the main blog to receive those entries....or do you post to the main blog via RSS? The problem withe the CPU usage of certain autoblog plugins still remains?

    G.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      I've been fooling around with this for a few days now... getting 20-25 followers a day and 150-200 visitors to the blog. The traffic is holding steady and not growing, so it's nowhere near the thousands that the OP and a few others are talking about. I'm not sure what part I'm missing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      Keith,

      could you maybe write (or PM me) with a little detailed explanation of your set-up using this extra WP blog? As i understand it right, you use one WP blog to post the content to the main blog? What autoblog plugin do you use on the main blog to receive those entries....or do you post to the main blog via RSS? The problem withe the CPU usage of certain autoblog plugins still remains?

      G.
      In my experience, WPOM (and Yaab) both tend to bog down if you frequently publish a campaign that contains multiple feeds. And if you're using the WP Cron, every time someone hits your site, it's running that check, and pulling all those feeds.

      What I was suggesting is that you have a non-public WP install with WPOM or Yaab to collect all the feeds and create your posts.

      Then have your public-facing blog use WPOM or Yaab to republish ONLY that single feed, so your resources on the traffic blog should be significantly less.

      Another thing you could try is setting the public-facing blog to post via email, and then have your feeder blog post to it via subscribe2 plugin. That may also take some of the load off.

      I should clarify that I'm not using this method with Google Trends so I'm not getting these kinds of traffic spikes you're seeing. The suggestions I'm making are just things I've done on my own blog network - I run about 50 blogs off of a single private install the way I describe it above. It seems to keep the server load at a manageable level.

      I do the OP's method not with trends keywords but with my niche keywords. It's way less traffic, but it's automated and grows those sites over time. For those not seeing the instant amazing results some posters are getting, be aware that if everyone's doing the same thing, you're all competing with each other, and the method will be less and less effective the more people try it.

      Don't let that keep you from doing it - the automation part of the method is sound as can be, and can be used for ANY blog that you want to generated an automated Twitter presence. If you're posing relevant stuff regularly, you'll draw an audience for sure.
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        Anyone willing to set this up for me for a few bucks? I'm sure there are a few of us out there willing to drop a couple bucks to have this done right.

        I've set up a couple WP blogs on my server no problem but for whatever reason I'm not grasping the set up of this process.

        Maybe I just need to learn by doing.
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        • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
          Originally Posted by plasticman View Post

          Anyone willing to set this up for me for a few bucks? I'm sure there are a few of us out there willing to drop a couple bucks to have this done right.

          I've set up a couple WP blogs on my server no problem but for whatever reason I'm not grasping the set up of this process.

          Maybe I just need to learn by doing.
          use blogomator.com everything has been already setup there (and free) No need for plugins
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            • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
              Use trend catcher link on welcome page.

              It will ask you for blog and twitter info. After you're done, enter keywords and it will start working. Nothing else, just that.

              Best, Uncle Dimitry

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              I dont see a option here to feed your blog automagically unless i a missing something - you still have to add your articles yourself - if that is the case your system not what we are talking about
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            Originally Posted by Uncle Dimitry View Post

            use blogomator.com everything has been already setup there (and free) No need for plugins
            Sounds cool. Is set up easy? Are there any sample blogs you can show us?

            Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior82
    hey chris,

    i am really in need of huge traffic right now. and i think i have got a new kind of idea to implement. i haven't understood every points and i need to try it myself to see the impact. i hope it will bring the same result as yours for everyone of us.

    thanks man.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    i moved all my stuff to solarvps, 768MB ram, and i ALSO think that it should be handle the traffic. I get 2000 uniques easily at the moment..and traffic is rather getting more...so the VPS should handle it. The problem is really certain autoposter plugins.

    The WP plugin you are talking about is "WP super cache", by the way which i installed, i also did some other, minor tweaks. Thats where the VPS is good because i have way more control over such things.

    by the way..most of the traffic is from organic search from google. Tweeting certainly adds some too, but i "only" have 2000 followers right now.
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    a couple bucks? I'd recommend learning a bit about wordpress, install WP from your fantastico and go wild, its really not hard to get the hang of it.

    And then all you need is the right "plugins" like autoblogger plugins.
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    Wow, finally got it working. I'm using feedwordpress and the feedwordpress no dupilcates plugins. My blog is now tweeting and posting on auto. Now to see what I can do adsense-wise
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    what "duplicate posts erasers" do you guys use? Any recommendations?
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      • Profile picture of the author Saul'
        Originally Posted by ptlhost View Post

        tinyurl it only recorded it once as it was the same IP
        That's not how it works. Tinyurl or not the IP is from the end user. Unless Tinyurl fetched the content to their servers first, then served the content from their servers. That's not the case, however - it's only a redirection service.
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  • Profile picture of the author roger6000
    Can someone share the sales numbers with this kind of traffic. Getting traffic for free is cool but just wanted to request if anyone of you can share some more info about the kind of conversions you are seeing into sales.

    So over a span of week or few more days is the traffic growing or dropping off? will this affect our website's Google SERP position in anyway?
    Anyone tried it for their money site?

    There were discussions that one of the plugin spams can you say clearly which is that plugin. Removing the eval code will that fix the plugin permanently or not. I've had instances when even removing the code did not solve the main spamming issue.
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    One lil' tip: incentive offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author webatomic
      Originally Posted by ChrisByrns View Post

      One lil' tip: incentive offers.
      What are incentive offers exactly?
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    thanks for this neat marketing trick. my blog needs a new breath of life.
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  • Profile picture of the author biaobao
    when you see a blog by wordpress, you can just type hisdomain.com/wp-content/plugins
    to see what plugin he use I found most of autoblog use matic-o-**** plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    setting a new one up right now with latest WP and latest plugins. Of course i power them with my hotfeed I had to seriously optimize my VPS and optimize my MySQL...as well as use "wp super cache"...this can tremendously speed up performance.
    As for monetizing..i think adsense or CPA is the way to go for those kind of sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author webatomic
    I'm using Feedwordpress and for some reason the <B> tags show on all my tweets:

    <b>Nikola Tesla</b> on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    or maybe that's an issue with Tweetable?
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      • Profile picture of the author moonguy
        hmm its a good try....just follow the chris guideline... 'tweak your brain' + niche etc etc .... and spooffff .... 39 followers for my 1st 12hrs.

        thanks chris i owe u
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      • Profile picture of the author Monty R
        Well, I've set up a test site for this concept and so far, I'm not that impressed, though there's plenty of room for tweaking.
        I registered a .info domain and decided to focus on a broad Twitter-friendly niche. I have been limiting posts to the niche by hand picking them and scheduling posts so as to only Tweet every half hour or so. With 137 post and 79 Twitter updates, I'm seeing a cumulative total of only 11 site visits in Google Analytics. All I can figure is that you folks getting traffic by the thousands must be letting things run wild and posting massive amounts of posts and tweets. I figure if Twitter frowns on over 100 tweets/ day, aiming at 50-60 would be wise. I did accumulate 50 followers pretty quick, mostly by automation, I'm sure.

        The functionals of this setup has had it's hurdles to jump. I installed WordPress 2.8 through Dreamhost's automatic install. WP Autoblog, recommended by Chris, is no longer available (developler doesn't like it being used by "vile spammers"). After I installed WP-O-Matic, I found it useless because the buttons on it's setup page wouldn't work. So I installed YAAB and had the same problem. Finally, I got FeedWordPress to work, though it has it's issues, too. I've had to replace my entire feed list 3 times because it seems to disappear occasionally. In spite of installing the FeedWordPress Duplicate Filter, I still get dupes. Instead of posting immediately, I hold the posts for approval and the many of the ones I delete keep coming back.

        For the Twitter side, I've tested the Twitter Poster and Twitter Tools plugins, as well as TwitterFeed.com. Twitter Poster works OK and is what I'm using now. It has next to no settings and seems to post tweets as soon as you post to the blog. Twitter Tools requires that you check a box on each entry form to post to Twitter. TwitterFeed.com would seem ideal. It takes your RSS address and lets you schedule tweets at intervals of 30 minutes or more. For some odd reason it wouldn't post from my blog's feed, though. I did get it to work for another feed address, however, so I have it posting from a low-flow feed for a bit to Twitter variety. I'll going to keep fooling around with it.

        I think the trickiest thing, though, must be in choosing your feeds. While you can scan hot topics and choose a feed with an article on one, it's next 50 entries may have little interest at all. I agree with earlier comments that it's probably best to avoid the major news feeds, like Google, especially if you're using Adsense, which I am. There are plenty of good feeds out there, though, but ferreting new ones daily to match trends is a big time suck.

        Next, I'm going to set up a second site with a different niche focus and install an older version of WordPress, in hopes of being able to test WP-O-Matic and YAAB. I also might try Keith's idea about using a master WP site to feed to others. By the way, I really appreciated all the input you've made on this thread, Keith. However, one thing I've noticed about IM is that no matter how much help you get, you've got plenty things you have to work out for yourself.

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    now we just need to find a way to automate that final step of researching the hot trends for the day, and grabbing relevant feeds/content...
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      that's correct my dear friend Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author webatomic
    I'll give it a shot. I noticed it's only happening with the Google Blogs feed. I ALSO noticed that since this thread started, Google News is no longer offering an RSS feed link on the side of their search results. Hmmmmmm. Coincidence? You be the judge
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    • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
      Originally Posted by webatomic View Post

      I'll give it a shot. I noticed it's only happening with the Google Blogs feed. I ALSO noticed that since this thread started, Google News is no longer offering an RSS feed link on the side of their search results. Hmmmmmm. Coincidence? You be the judge
      yeah I've been wondering about that - does anyone know what the URL of their feeds is? I'm sure the feed still exists... just might not have a link to it.
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        Originally Posted by JonathanBoettcher View Post

        yeah I've been wondering about that - does anyone know what the URL of their feeds is? I'm sure the feed still exists... just might not have a link to it.
        just search for something and add "&output=rss" to the results url (without the quotes)..
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        • Profile picture of the author JonathanBoettcher
          Originally Posted by ChrisByrns View Post

          just search for something and add "&output=rss" to the results url (without the quotes)..
          huh.. that's a handy tip! Thanks Chris!
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  • Profile picture of the author XNet
    So far I tried this technique with two sites concentrating on special trending topics combined with CPA offers for that certain topics. I got a very low CTR and absolutely no income.

    Maybe I will try AdSense next. Are you sure it is safe to use AdSense on a site that consists of a hundred percent duplicated content? Isn't this against their policy? Don't want my AdSense account shut down.
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  • Profile picture of the author noah.whitmore
    Ha! Here's a big update. I set this up, I'm not sure, maybe a few weeks ago. I got busy doing other things and forgot about it.

    I thought that it would be fun to log back in and see how many followers I had gained. But, I found out that Twitter account is SUSPENDED! They are investing my suspicious activities. I'm not too worried since I had never used Twitter before that and probably won't use it ever again now.

    I just set up a blog and put two Atom feeds into it, with a twitter poster plugin. I guess that's against the rules somehow.

    I have absolutely no idea if the same thing will happen to anyone else, but I thought everyone trying this method might like to know my results. Good luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author Saul'
    I've been testing this out of curiosity for a while too. Got 3 accounts suspended, but now running the 4th for a while. Apparently there's a posting rate which raises the flag, I can't say exactly how high but probably ~100 tweets a day. So you have to be careful with that. I ended up using Twitterfeed anyway.

    That rate sets quite a cap on what you can get from Twitter, but there are other things I've noticed:

    1) Google and other SEs pick up my site and the traffic keeps increasing from them, albeit slowly

    2) Other auto-sites pick up my feed and bring in significant traffic

    3) Over time the traffic trend is upwards - the site grows

    And this is all on 100% autopilot.

    As far as the monetization, CTR on ads are virtually inexistent. That could perhaps be solved with contextual ads or topic targeted CPA offers, but for the test I was running in-text ads which get at least some clicks.

    The bottom line is, the traffic is general and to get any significant income from this you need really lots of it. But it's 100% auto, so it's easy to scale in theory - just make more sites like this. The problem is technical, you need a good dedicated server to tun all those site and that costs. It all comes down to how much traffic your server can handle and if that traffic is enough to cover the hosting expenses given the very low return per visitor.

    Roughly the return per visitor is $0.005 (half a penny) in my test. So to make $100/day from this you would need 20,000 visitors a day. At my current test site's 400 daily visitors, I would need 50 sites like this.

    So, if your cost to serve that visitor is lower than half a penny, it would make profit. Alternatively, you can try to monetize it better, but honestly, keeping the 100% automation it is quite impossible to do much.

    Now, who wants to play and test how this scales on building 50 sites? :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
      Originally Posted by Saul' View Post

      I've been testing this out of curiosity for a while too. Got 3 accounts suspended, but now running the 4th for a while. Apparently there's a posting rate which raises the flag, I can't say exactly how high but probably ~100 tweets a day. So you have to be careful with that. I ended up using Twitterfeed anyway.

      That rate sets quite a cap on what you can get from Twitter, but there are other things I've noticed:

      1) Google and other SEs pick up my site and the traffic keeps increasing from them, albeit slowly

      2) Other auto-sites pick up my feed and bring in significant traffic

      3) Over time the traffic trend is upwards - the site grows

      And this is all on 100% autopilot.

      As far as the monetization, CTR on ads are virtually inexistent. That could perhaps be solved with contextual ads or topic targeted CPA offers, but for the test I was running in-text ads which get at least some clicks.

      The bottom line is, the traffic is general and to get any significant income from this you need really lots of it. But it's 100% auto, so it's easy to scale in theory - just make more sites like this. The problem is technical, you need a good dedicated server to tun all those site and that costs. It all comes down to how much traffic your server can handle and if that traffic is enough to cover the hosting expenses given the very low return per visitor.

      Roughly the return per visitor is $0.005 (half a penny) in my test. So to make $100/day from this you would need 20,000 visitors a day. At my current test site's 400 daily visitors, I would need 50 sites like this.

      So, if your cost to serve that visitor is lower than half a penny, it would make profit. Alternatively, you can try to monetize it better, but honestly, keeping the 100% automation it is quite impossible to do much.

      Now, who wants to play and test how this scales on building 50 sites? :p
      The problem anyone trying to scale this will run into is that even though you're going with trends, everyone trying this is using the same ones, and there are only so many. Add to the there is really only a finite pool of people interested in this information, and that every other person trying this method is fighting for a thinner piece of that same pie.

      I don't think it's sustainable with strictly an advertising based model for the exact reason you state.

      However, with much lower, but much more TARGETED keywords and traffic, I'm finding that it's slow but steady, fully automated traffic and list building.
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  • Profile picture of the author XNet
    One of my Twitter accounts also got suspended. The other one which I set up about a year ago for other purposes is still running. In my suspension mail they said: "Your account was suspended for cross-posting duplicate updates across multiple accounts."
    I don't know what they mean with multiple accounts. I just posted the contents of my blog to one account. However, as monetization is non-existent this doesn't hurt much.

    I still would be interested if it's safe to put AdSense on my blog. Don't want to get that account suspended, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author gxd5
    Originally Posted by ChrisByrns View Post

    I just had another personal meltdown (lol) and i thought i'd give away a lil' secret of mine:

    How to get at least 2k hits per day in a matter of minutes.

    "Can't be done", i hear you say.. well, check this out!

    Now, (do this each day, takes about 10 minutes) have a look at search.twitter.com and note down the hot trends..

    Head over to Google's hot trends and note down their hot trends.

    Nnoooow, go to the google blogsearch, perform a search for those trending topics and get the RSS feed of the search results.. copy the rss feed's url and insert it into your blogs wp-autoblog feature.

    WHAT THIS WILL DO:

    • your blog will aggregate the hottest trends
    • your blog will auto twitter the aggregated headlines with a link to your blog
    • people search on the twitter realtime search, find your tweet and click through to your blog
    • you get mad traffic

    I started this as an experiment three weeks ago and i get a constant 5k unique hits per day, according to awstats.

    Why am i sharing this?! Dunno, perhaps i'm just stupid (Not really, i have other sources of income - i just thought it was time to share some stuff).


    CHEERZ,
    CHRIS!
    I have been doing this for a while now and I thought I would share a good way to monetize this.

    Keep the blog and the twitter account competely offer free. Do NOT put up ads or links CPA offers there. It makes the blog lose credibility.

    Instead, hook up your aweber sign up form, set it to auto pop 30 seconds after the page opens. This will usually catch them in the middle of reading the article. If they have made it that far, chances are they are interested in what you are showing them.

    You can tune this number by looking at your bounce rate. Find what the average time on page is, set the popup to appear AFTER that. That way, the people that are just window shopping gtfo and the people that see the popup are the interested prospects.

    In the text of the pop up, put something like this:

    "Welcome to <name of blog>! We would like to send you more information on <this topic>. Get the latest News, Articles, Vidoes and Tips sent direct to your inbox by filling out form below."

    You will get a mass of subscribers fairly quickly.

    I know I just typed that stuff up in a few seconds, but I have been optimizing this method for a long time now. The timing of the popup, the copy that is used, and removing all the ads from the site itself are all things that increase the signup for the list.

    Now you have a list... well, what is that thing they say where the money is?

    Hope this helps you all make some cash!
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    Yea I need to do that twitter thing. I got this to work and literally forgot about it for a few days. Now I have 2000 twitter posts! I'm surprised that I haven't gotten banned yet! I'm going to put this on the back burner until this weekend, when I have time to tweak it. I really want this to work
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    • Profile picture of the author feefondo
      I uploaded the Feedwordpress and wp-omatic files to the plugins folder and unzipped them. Activated in the admin panel. The only problem is there's no configuration link for any of them. I also did each one separately thinking they were clashing with each other. Still the same. Has anybody seen this problem?

      I tried YAAB and there's a config link I set up a cron job per day but I don't see any action on the site.

      Does anybody have experience with these problems. :confused:

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Uncle Dimitry
        Just use Blogomator and forget about all that crap. 2 minutes setup and everything works like a breeze

        Originally Posted by feefondo View Post

        I uploaded the Feedwordpress and wp-omatic files to the plugins folder and unzipped them. Activated in the admin panel. The only problem is there's no configuration link for any of them. I also did each one separately thinking they were clashing with each other. Still the same. Has anybody seen this problem?

        I tried YAAB and there's a config link I set up a cron job per day but I don't see any action on the site.

        Does anybody have experience with these problems. :confused:

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    i was banned too

    In addition, my "demo site" was totally erased from google's index. I guess someone reported me as spammer ;/ As you can see in my sig, that "erin andrews peephole tape" got me 6000 visitors one day...so..no doubt trends and autoblogging WORKS <--
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    • Profile picture of the author feefondo
      Thanks Uncle but I am trying to figure out what my problem is and how to fix it. I'm sure your blogomator would be fine for someone else but I'm an "under the hood" type so I need to be able to implement this on my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shana_Adam
    Many thanks for this I will bookmark this thread

    newbies need all the help they can get

    thanks buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    I can't believe how many people are jumping into this with no thought just because someone said it looked like it worked for them.

    If you just setup feeds without thinking - YOU WILL GET YOUR ACCOUNT BANNED AND YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE PENALISED.

    Don't even consider doing this for a blog or site you care about or if you haven't used feeds before.

    It IS possible to incorporate feeds into your blogging and tweeting strategy - I've been doing this for a long time, but you have to moderate it so that you're not spamming the system.

    Twitter is very clear about how much you can and can't do. If you use something like Tweetdeck to manage your tweeting you'll the see API limit and how close you are to it, and it will tell you when you reach it.

    Most of the tools and methods people are talking about here for doing this 'free, easy, quick' method need some knowledge behind their use.

    So - beware before you think you're jumping on yet another new automatic cash machine.

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    Thanks. But for the plugin link
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  • Profile picture of the author mark587905
    Great post, earning lots through this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    In case anyone sees this thread and didn't notice - this is a year old now, so do your own research before following any of this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    Is the blog monetised and how much are you making ??

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author jamjar919
    OMG wp-o-matic crashed my blog! Trying to reinstall and redo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    Since this thread is over a year old, has anyone tried out this method?
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by Mike Hlatky View Post

      Since this thread is over a year old, has anyone tried out this method?
      It would be good to know if it's still effective.

      Would this work well with a content locker so people have to fill out a survey before viewing the content? I know people will only fill out surveys if it's something they really want access to so im wondering if it would be effective or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon74
    Great post I will try it later

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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    can i add adsense to that page without getting banned? or how else i should monetize this site?
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