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An Autoblog Journal for ya!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by sean815, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. sean815

    sean815 Registered Member

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    I decided to journal my autoblog journey as a newbie since I enjoy reading other journals on this site. They inspire me :) Of course most start and never finish. Lets hope thats not me as well and I can keep my A.D.D. at bay :D

    The Plan?
    The plan is too have 150 or so blogs in various niches and main topics within a years time. I'm realistic. If I create on average 3 a week then i will hit my goal by the end of 2010 (Holy shit Im old). Also make at LEAST $1 per day per site. I figure this plan should bring in gross of 5k monthly.

    Lets Start
    I bought LFE in early November to create my backlinks some websites I started but I put those sites aside when I discovered the dark side of autoblogging. :eek: I will still utilize this tool now to create a linkwheel or two for each of my autoblogs. At the end of November 2009, I installed wordpress on the same domain I purchased LFE to run on. It was just sitting there so why not test this blogging out. Up until that point, I have never blogged utilized any CMS websites. Im an old fashioned html, css, php programmer. But this WordPress shit is sweet :)

    So I created the Blog using Autoblogged and using some article rss feeds. The site looked like shit because they were summary post only and no full articles. Fast forward to early December when I finally forced myself to create a Yahoo Pipe to rip the full article from the rss feed urls. Now this blog has full articles with a link to the original source. I am not spinning ANY posts. I want people to think its a real site so they come back.

    Ok the second obstacle is getting some freakin people there. By this point Google has been up my fricken ass and has 2/3 of my site indexed which is about 230 posts on google but no traffic. Most of which is garbage 1 liner posts which I only recently corrected. I had been reading about Onlywire so I signed up 3 accounts 3 days ago. I also installed the Onlywire Multi Account plugin for WordPress. 2 days ago I signed up for all 30 something web 2.0 sites on Onlywire. Immediate I was getting traffic, it spiked like 100 visitors just from social bookmarking traffic. Still no adsense though. As of today Google has indexed my whole site which is about 416 out of 441 pages on my site

    So I decided to try my second autoblog since I felt I figured out all the problems. I had another domain lying around and in the same niche as the first autoblog. I swiped a nice theme off here and set it up on the same server as the first. I decided to add WPRobot to the mix and damn Im glad I did. I also decided to added a dedicated plugin for twitter only(just extra exposure). I setup and tweaked the site in roughly 8 hours included filling it with content before going live.


    Here are the plugins I use currently
    Autoblogged - For RSS feeds only
    WPRobot - For Videos, Amazon, Articles, & Yahoo Answers
    Platinum SEO Pack
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Socialble
    Wassup - for basic tracking
    WP to Twitter - For Traffic
    Onlywire Multi Submitter - For Traffic
    And a few others that are specific to my design

    What's Next
    I need to setup 5 more onlywire accounts for the second blog and 2 more onlywire accounts for the first blog.
    Smam the LinkWheel to give it some juice
     
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  2. sean815

    sean815 Registered Member

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    Heres what I did today:
    • I created a link wheel with LFE which was 24 niche related blogs spread out over separate domains. I put content on each blog. Each blog has 4 posts and will need to add more. I put both of my blogs into each of these blogrolls. In the future i will make separate linkwheels for each autoblog.(Was Lazy).
    • Installed a featured video plugin on my newest Autoblog to rotate my videos.
    • Wrote a niche related guide for the newer site to target a specific related keyword.

    TO DO:
    Spam the hell out of pligg sites for each of my linkwheel blogs. Gotta build a nice pyramid :)
    Start locating a new micro niche using Market Samarai. On Monday I will start blog #3

    STATS:
    Blog #1 Google Indexed 362 (was 416 hour ago) / Yahoo Inlinks 11
    Blog #2 Google Indexed 0 / Yahoo Inlinks 0
    Daily Adsense Earnings Avg $0
     
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    sean815 Registered Member

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    I will, Ill update on Monday. And good luck to you!
     
  5. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    Seems like an interesting journal, I'm aiming at 100 autoblogs by the end of this month each making $1 but hey, maybe we could exchange knowledge. Hit me up with your Skype ID/AIM if you want to. GL on the journal!
     
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    watching!
     
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    i am also creating some autoblogs now i have 5 blogs and i am trying to build some backlinks for them...
    maybe we can exchange links too. if interested please pm so lets help each other :)

    thanks
     
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    Following :) Good luck mate
     
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    hey bud, love reading like this, hope you dont give up journal after the few days ;)
     
  10. sean815

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    Thanks guys. Dont worry Im pretty committed to this. Lost my 50k /year job few months ago and need to get that income back via the internet :) So I have all day and night (currently single :rolleyes:) to work on this project.

    Heres an update:
    • I used the PLIGG poster in LFE to post roughly post 250 comments linking to my linkwheel blogs. Im hoping to get at least 2 or 3 links to stick for each of the 24 linkwheel blogs.
    • I used SEnuke to blast all the linkwheel blogs to all the social bookmarking sites in that program.

    TO DO:
    Start locating a new micro niche using Market Samarai. On Monday I will start blog #3

    STATS:
    Blog #1 Google Indexed 460 / Yahoo Indexed 2 / Yahoo Inlinks 44
    Blog #2 Google Indexed 5 / Yahoo Indexed 0 / Yahoo Inlinks 0
    Daily Adsense Earnings Avg $0
     
  11. sean815

    sean815 Registered Member

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    Well Im back on this project. Fricken Xmas and New Years really kept me unfocused. I guess kids do that to ya :) Anyways, I've been pretty discouraged lately and wondering if this will work but I managed to create my 3rd blog yesterday. It took many many hours of tweaking to get it to work with my feed. This third blog will be solely a tv show blog and use CPA offers to earn money. I probably wont put adsense on this blog except for front page. Also added a content blocker on the video posts to get people to click my offers.

    STATS:
    Blog #1 Google Indexed 159 / Yahoo Indexed 35 / Yahoo Inlinks 128
    Blog #2 Google Indexed 427 / Yahoo Indexed 8 / Yahoo Inlinks 32
    Blog #3 Google Indexed 0 / Yahoo Indexed 0 / Yahoo Inlinks 0
    Daily Adsense Earnings Avg $0
     
  12. eddyman1us

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    wow this is cool am this thread is now in my subscription list
    would love to follow you @sean815 , all the very best !
     
  13. gundamwing

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    go go remember the point of autoblog is to find the right niche
    and dont bother with premium themes. if you can do it with regular themes
    do it!
     
  14. werrich

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    well, besides the number of links you have, are you checking the number of views your adsense ads are getting? i always like to look at that; it gives me an idea how many ppl are coming to my sites organically.
     
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    Yes, I am looking and thats whats depressing lol Right now, the traffic I have is from the twitter plugin im using and some bookmarking sites. In December, I had 560 impressions(half are prolly me) and no clicks.

    Heres an update:
    Just finished my 4th blog. However this blog is the first niche blog. I found the niche using Market Samurai. I also took Gundamwings advice and used a theme that is less than premium.:D It is an adsense optimized theme from the downloads section.

    STATS:
    Blog #1 Google Indexed 159 / Yahoo Indexed 33 / Yahoo Inlinks 128
    Blog #2 Google Indexed 411 / Yahoo Indexed 10 / Yahoo Inlinks 37
    Blog #3 Google Indexed 0 / Yahoo Indexed 0 / Yahoo Inlinks 0
    Blog #4 Google Indexed 0 / Yahoo Indexed 0 / Yahoo Inlinks 0
    Daily Adsense Earnings Avg $0
     
  16. adbox

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    I am geting about 1$ per week on 7 blogs with barely any seo and on low traffic niches.
     
  17. sean815

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    How old are these blogs and how many pages are indexed?
     
  18. adbox

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    none really older than 6 months. Most get less than 30 hits a day.

    So I am converting about 1 / 90-130 . I'm usually making about .20 cents a day.
    Which I really dig because this is like a bank account for me. Or dropping change in my change bucket daily.
     
  19. judson

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    I take it you are using WP for all your blogs?

    What plugins are you using for the video site?
     
  20. judson

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    @adbox ... is that adsense earnings?