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95% of Blogs Essentially Abandoned

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by 4alllifestyles, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Interesting article on Slashd0t...

    http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/06/08/1715239

    Up to 95% of all blogs are abandoned with no posts in the last 120 days...

    Which has me thinking of how to exploit this... but also brings up some interesting thoughts on why some bans happen, why linkwheels and autoblogging works well.

    1) Most blogs don't update, so the ones that do bring more attention from G
    2) Most blogs are very inactive, which is why posting 20 posts/day is bad, it's way out of the norm
    3) Since blogs don't generally update, ones that slowly build content (1 or two) posts per day should bring higher PR over time
    4) Pinging (without overdoing it) has proven to be "a good thing" for way longer than I thought. Now I understand why, most blogs don't update. Pinging is most likely the only efficient way the SE's can figure out where new blog content lies.

    What say you?
     
  2. mp3man

    mp3man Registered Member

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    If people aren't making any money off their blogs they probably go on to more productive things. I think people like videos. More people are visual. Reading takes time and effort for some. Reading requires thinking and comprehension. Video only requires the eyeballs for entertainment. No thinking involved. I'd be curious to know stats on Vlogs.
     
  3. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    100% agree with you, with a proper white hat site, the maximum I would post would be 1 page a day, although I tend to stay around 1/2 pages per week until I have a decent site, then I post 1/2 times a month.
     
  4. klawre1221

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    I agree about video blogs. I have toyed with the idea of starting one.
     
  5. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Yes and No... Yes in that it makes it easier (fewer posts required, etc) to be an active blog that will receive more attention from the search engines. No in that blogs that are active are such a low percentage of overall blogs that autoblogging is easier to detect.

    All this means in reality is fewer posts across a greater number of autoblogs seems to be the best strategy.

    Which (when you think about it) is very good. Build hundreds of active autoblogs that bring in $1/day and you have hundreds of $$$ per day with the upside being that if you use quality templates, plugins, etc. the chances for hitting a large winner ($10, $20, or more) per day is greatly increased.

    A couple winners amonst a group of 100+ blogs could make some serious bank.
     
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    Problem with video blogs is you're not likely to get much long tail SEO traffic as the search engines can't "read" the context of the video and thus can't index it.
     
  7. freller

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    Absolutely - I've proven this so many times to myself now that it's pretty well become a mantra with me. One site with 500 pages can be good, but 10 sites each with 50 pages is way, way better.

    It's the complete opposite of the authority site approach but it definitely works.
     
  8. slater

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    blogs was just a fashion for some time. there were so many people that started a blog just to say hello i'm here. really a few of them survived. now maybe it's somehow different.
     
  9. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    The interesting part of this is that you can use 10 sites with 50 pages each and make some money. And if you reserve a couple links per page to point at the spokes of a linkwheel you can magnify your efforts at a separate moneysite.

    Now that's multitasking!
     
  10. biks

    biks Power Member

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    OK, where's the category on Craigslist for "promote your blog"?


    I'm trying to find a way to outsource the transcription of my video posts. Then I'll have to be thinking about SEO when I'm talking in my videos..
     
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  11. 4alllifestyles

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    You could just use Dragon to do an initial transcription of your video, edit it into a post, then Vlog w/full text.

    Spin the transcription and post to a few hundred article directories with linkbacks. that'd be golden.
     
  12. konan52

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    Its true it certainly seems that way however the nicer weather is here so
    it appears people are busy doing other things and blogs may have taken a back seat for a while.They will be back.:)
     
  13. greenhatter

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    That's why PLR + Video autoposting + Tag Rewriters = $$$

    Blogs are awesome and if you don't mass post your way into deindexing I'm 100% sure at this point it is the way to long term residual income. I'm even thinking that semi-auto blogs are far more profitable.

    The strategy of mass autoblogs is risky. You are always under the cloud or threat of deindexing and in a constant struggle to stay under the radar. Semi auto blogs can be monetized and tweaked and once they are brought to a certain income level they can be outsourced enough to "seem" human, where the cost of outsourcing is less than the profit stream. At that point you have a money mine that is immune to deindexing and offers all the benefits of an autoblog without any of the risks. It's a slower road but an indefinately larger payoff.