Fisrt of all...I'm not against auto-blogging.
- I use them to list build.
- I use them to increase links to my "real" sites.
- I use these blogs to help me index sniper sites.
I just do NOT believe they are a stable business model.
Here is a screen shot of the analytics to one of my autoblogs.
- So I was averaging 1,000 visits per day in September.
- Climbed to 3,000-4,000 per day by January.
- Now it dropped to 150-200 per day.
So 150-200 per day isn't bad for something I don't have to keep track of.
...but it does show you that Google is catching on in 2011.
To be honest, I prefer my "real" blogs and helpful articles better. I don't feel like I'm adding any value to the internet with my autoblog network. I simply see them as a way to funnel people to my good content.
Note: Here is the slightly disturbing part of this particular auto-blog.
- I had 30+ original articles posted that were slapped as well. This wasn't just a matter of the automated content getting penalized...Google hit it site wide.
Google pushed all of my #1 and #2 rankings to page 4 & 5:
This was interesting, because these particular posts are 100% original content.
It didn't get deindexed...it is like they pushed it back almost exactly 38-40 places in their results.
The point of this post?
Google is just going to get better and better at detecting this stuff.
If you aren't adding any unique value somewhere online...I'd be worried.