recommend me an autoblog plugin

by monere
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Hi,

I am looking for a (autoblogging??) plugin for WP, but not expensive. Not necessarily free (although that would be great!) but not expensive (in the range $37-$997) either. Something under $20 would be nice. I am even OK with paying up to $15 monthly for it, BUT it has to do these 4 things:

- auto schedule and post articles at random intervals that I set (ability to preload the plugin with hundreds of articles to be posted over months to come would be nice, too)
- auto finds and inserts 1 relevant image (with ALT tag), and 1 relevant video into each article that it publishes on my website
- auto links (with option to choose dofollow, or nofollow) one random word/phrase in my article to an authority website (preferably wikipedia)
- automatically links words/keywords from each post to other posts on my website (similar to what wikipedia does to their pages)

Yeah, this looks like an autoblogging plugin and there probably are plugins out there that can do these, but I didn't find any after 2 days of googling. I think there's a plugin at wpmudev.org that can do something like this (or at least something similar) but their prices are out of my reach ($99 per month if I saw correctly).

Such a plugin can't be difficult (or costly) to build for a keen programmer, and probably there is one or more available, but like I said, I didn't find it yet. Which is why I'm asking here.

So, can I please get a recommendation or 2?

TIA
#autoblog #plugin #recommend
  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    Combine plugins to do this. If you are looking for an all-in-one, I've never found one that made me really happy. I generate a few dozen autoblogs a week anymore and just can't seem to find one that puts together all of the pieces properly.

    Of course, I'm assuming you already have a method to generate content that will rank and you will know how to monetize the resulting traffic... If not, you will want to add that to your list of considerations, which is where most autoblogging plugins will fail you.

    Also, something you didn't mention that you will want to consider is post-mass. How many posts will you open a domain with and how many posts do you need published a day/hour. Most online services have a limited ability in terms of posts per day. Plugins have a limited ability to work with uploaded files as the server will often run out of memory when you are working with large domains/large uploaded files.

    Additionally - does it even need to be wordpress to begin with? Ask yourself honestly, because if not then just use a site generator that works with a base html templates (that you setup) to create the blog. You'll be able to create much larger domains, much more quickly and use far less server resources in the process.

    Then again, I have no idea what you are doing with it to begin with. The point was to not look for an all-in-one-cure-all plugin and to have clearly defined goals for what the site will be used for before determining what you absolutely must have.

    If it's something truly BH, we can talk. If it's something else then... good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Gotta thank GoY for actually going in depth into the question and not brushing over autoblogs saying they're a waste of time, bad etc etc like most other threads might immediately go.

      @ monere, PM me and I'll give you some links to a guy i know that does this stuff to the tune of 5 figures monthly. He has a nice tutorial setup on how he sets his stuff up and shows you all the plugins/tools needed to get the job done.

      I believe the plugins/tools will cost you in the range of $500ish though (as stated by GoY it appears that a collection of tools works best) and it takes work to set everything up since there's going to be a ton of pages to optimize, monetize and deploy.

      (it might take you a 1 - 2 weeks to execute this method since there's a lot of precise but necessary steps to ensure your blog runs well. I'm not trying to scare you off, just being honest )
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      • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
        Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

        Gotta thank GoY for actually going in depth into the question and not brushing over autoblogs saying they're a waste of time, bad etc etc like most other threads might immediately go.

        @ monere, PM me and I'll give you some links to a guy i know that does this stuff to the tune of 5 figures monthly. He has a nice tutorial setup on how he sets his stuff up and shows you all the plugins/tools needed to get the job done.

        I believe the plugins/tools will cost you in the range of $500ish though (as stated by GoY it appears that a collection of tools works best) and it takes work to set everything up since there's going to be a ton of pages to optimize, monetize and deploy.

        (it might take you a 1 - 2 weeks to execute this method since there's a lot of precise but necessary steps to ensure your blog runs well. I'm not trying to scare you off, just being honest )
        I'd agree with the $500 figure if you want something workable. I'm not sure what toolset is being referred to, but there's a couple ways to go about it.

        No need for S.M. here

        That having been said, there's no way I would even dream of trying to manually optimize and setup posts. My blogs generally start at 10k posts at the time of this writing, although they've been as low as 500 posts in the past about 300k 'posts' - but that's no longer using WP.

        If anything, setting up monetizing and optimization should be the easy part or IMHO you're doing it wrong. If you're deploying 100-1000 domains a month, that is something that needs to be as automated as possible - again IMHO.
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      • Profile picture of the author monere
        I don't have that kind of money, so I won't bother you with PMs

        Thanks for the tips though. Hopefully in 5-6 months I'll have the money to start talking those kind of figures, too
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  • Profile picture of the author monere
    Uhm, hold on a second. You are way ahead with your calculations

    All I want is an all-in-one plugin as GoY said, that does those 4 simple things. I am a newbie, so I'm not making calculations in the range of 100k of posts, or 100s of dollars and stuff like that. All I can afford for now is $40-50 a month to invest in my business (too little, I know but it's all I've got) and I was thinking about creating 5-10 WP autoblogs that earn me $1-2 per day within 2 months, that after 2-3 months will earn me $300-600 (which I'll be happy with tbh). This is achievable, but I need a plan and the right tools. And right now I have a plan (sort of) and the right tools (I can buy domains, and I have hosting). All I need is unique, readable content (which I have a few ideas for how to get) each day for 3-4 months for each autoblog, and obviously the plugin I inquired about in the first message.

    As I said, if I have these tools and I will make $300/mth within 3 months of starting the autoblogs, I will be more than happy and able to scale up from there. So, don't mention things like 100k posts, or $500 investments and stuff like that cause you scare me away :p

    Also GoY, I could also go with more than one plugin if they do all those things I'm interested in in the right order and on autopilot. It's just that I don't know which plugins to use for this and how to set them up. Ok, setting them up is not the issue, I will figure a way to do this. But I still could use some recommendations on the matter

    And last but not least, I don't expressly want to use WP, but I don't have a niche site builder or something like that to churn sites after sites. And not only that, but I don't see how non-WP sites created with custom made builders can be updated and run on autopilot. In this regard WP beats any niche site builder IMHO.

    Oh well, I'm opened to suggestions if you have any. All I know is that I want to start some niche sites in various niches that will earn me some passive income. How I'll get there I don't know precisely, but I know I'll get there

    And I don't care about WH, or BH anymore either. I cared for too long between 2008 and 2012 when I struggled to please google at my own expense just to get bashed into oblivion with each update. Won't lose another 4 years of my life trying to please Google when all Google care is about themselves. Sure, if I find a WH method of making boatloads of money fast why not? Usually WH SEO lasts longer (or so I've heard) than BH SEO, but I won't stress too much about it.

    I just need something that works, and that works fast (2-3 months at most). And I'll find it, one way or another

    Thanks for the suggestions and... keep them coming!

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    I don't see how non-WP sites created with custom made builders can be updated and run on autopilot
    Ohhh the ways....

    Cron task, script that runs on the server, even pointy-clicky aps running in the background of any windows machine can regularly upload a batch of gzip'ed files to the server on a schedule.

    Either way, you don't really have the money to get into any kind of autoblogging that will work. You'll just end up wasting a lot of time... Not trying to discourage as much as I am just telling you the truth.
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      No worries, I prefer being told the truth than being lied to and finding myself in even more troubles later. May I know which plugins you're using to do these things? Free, or paid, doesn't matter. I just wanna take a look at them and see if I can find something for my pocket.

      Also, I've heard about cron jobs before, I just never tried these myself. Having Google at my disposal I will probably figure out how to do it, but for now I'm sticking to WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    I would recommend you https://wordpress.org/plugins/cybersyn/ - small, fast and very powerful autoblogging plugin for WordPress. It works with TBS and WordAI spinners out of the box and has many other interesting features. And it's 100% freeware.

    However, I have to admit that autobloging is dead since Panda 1.0. Content curation is the only way to go. Usual text blog that copies the articles from other sources won't fly anymore. Think about the sites that aggregate the information (images, videos, etc) from various sources and provide them for a surfer in a good looking and well-sorted way. These sites will be really interesting for the real people, so they will have good UA indicators, so they won't be considered as "junk sites" and banned by Google. Here is an example: http://www.manpinner.com/ - this site is really interesting isn't it? There are no stupid and boring re-written articles, only cool images, videos and short stories about computer games, cooking, girls, cars, cosmos and other things for men.

    The same applies to the news resources. Your website may have zero unique news articles, but it can be a very good and useful news aggregator. E.g.: https://meduza.io/ - a very popular Russian news aggregation service. They do not produce any news. They just aggregate them from other sources and provide them to surfers in a well sorted form. So when I wake up on the morning, I don't have to browse 10's of various news sites. I open meduza.io and get the most important news from one place.

    So forget about autoblogging plugins. Consider the content curation ones. Those that allow you to make any type of site (a pinboard, an online magazine, a video tube etc) and automatically populate it with any type of content (images, videos, music, whatever).
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      Yeah, I kind of quit looking for autoblogging plugins since I started this thread.

      Thanks for your suggestion though. I'll look into your recommendations. I've heard about this "content curation" (whatever this means) thing before, but I don't think I used/did this.

      I'll check it out though.

      Cheers!

      Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

      I would recommend you https://wordpress.org/plugins/cybersyn/ - small, fast and very powerful autoblogging plugin for WordPress. It works with TBS and WordAI spinners out of the box and has many other interesting features. And it's 100% freeware.

      However, I have to admit that autobloging is dead since Panda 1.0. Content curation is the only way to go. Usual text blog that copies the articles from other sources won't fly anymore. Think about the sites that aggregate the information (images, videos, etc) from various sources and provide them for a surfer in a good looking and well-sorted way. These sites will be really interesting for the real people, so they will have good UA indicators, so they won't be considered as "junk sites" and banned by Google. Here is an example: Man Pinner - this site is really interesting isn't it? There are no stupid and boring re-written articles, only cool images, videos and short stories about computer games, cooking, girls, cars, cosmos and other things for men.

      The same applies to the news resources. Your website may have zero unique news articles, but it can be a very good and useful news aggregator. E.g.: https://meduza.io/ - a very popular Russian news aggregation service. They do not produce any news. They just aggregate them from other sources and provide them to surfers in a well sorted form. So when I wake up on the morning, I don't have to browse 10's of various news sites. I open meduza.io and get the most important news from one place.

      So forget about autoblogging plugins. Consider the content curation ones. Those that allow you to make any type of site (a pinboard, an online magazine, a video tube etc) and automatically populate it with any type of content (images, videos, music, whatever).
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    • Profile picture of the author monere
      I noticed

      Originally Posted by skypreet View Post

      Don't waste your time and money with Autoblogging. They don't return anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author hpasha
    My vote if for WP Robot (Its Not Free)
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