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Auto Blog in Google News!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by FreshlyBlended, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. FreshlyBlended

    FreshlyBlended Registered Member

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    I have a blog that makes in the low to middle $XX per day with most of the traffic from Google and Google News.

    I am thinking about transforming this into an autoblog!

    I plan on only use full RSS feeds giving the original site credit in the fine print. I anticipate that my site will become the "authority" site and not viewed as duplicate content. Since my site is in Google News after all. If a site complains and asks to remove the feed I will. No big deal there are too many feeds out there.

    What you think? Anyone have a autoblog in Google News?
     
  2. hardinflash

    hardinflash Regular Member

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    I love that idea. I was actually going to check into how much it would cost to get content from the associated press but I didn't really look into it but it does linger in the back of my head. Because I'm sure it would be set up fully automated with basically no worries.
     
  3. jesdon2

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    A little off-topic for your question, but I have a question for you.

    I have been considering applying to google news with a blog of mine that gets new content published on it fairly regularly, how hard is it to get accepted and there are any particular pitfalls you would mind sharing, would like the application process to go as smoothly as possible.

    Now in reference to your question, I have seen what looks to be a scraper site that is a google news publisher, all of their content is taken word for word and I searched several exact match titles and there were several new sites which showed up, but they were in dup content section.

    However, even though they weren't ranking for anything that I could find, they still had an Alexa rank of like 14,000 or something, really low and lots of traffic. I can't find the url now, if I think of it I will let you know.
     
  4. FreshlyBlended

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    It was pretty easy. I waited 2 months before applying. I paid some article writer to rewrite 3 news articles per day and then applied. Just make sure you have a very impressice contact us page and an "employees" or "writers" page. Google image search will help you find some "employees" ;)

    Kinda funny actually I got rejected the first two times because they said my site just scrapes others sites content. Turns out two autoblogs (one was in google news) were leaching off my site so I had to prove to Google in some long emails how I was the content owner by pointing our what site links to what. etc... I basically proved that about every article linked to me in some way. So they accepted me.

    So your saying you saw a news scraper in google news and google said the OTHER sites are duplicate content right? That helps confirm my thoughts...
     
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  5. jesdon2

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    Yeah, I was wondering this as well. For website publishers you have to go through the AP Digital service which is found here:

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    http://www.apdigitalnews.com
    I guess I will have to send them an email and see what costs are associated with becoming a publisher. Although, its never a good sign when they don't list the prices on the website. :)
     
  6. FreshlyBlended

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    I would never waste my time with AP content. You have no idea how many THOUSANDS of sites subscribe to and publish that content. You will never outrank the big subscribers like yahoo, msn, fox, etc...
     
  7. jesdon2

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    Were/are you providing credits to the original source? How rewritten are the news articles that you publish, 30% unique etc.?

    I have been trying to rewrite some news articles to almost 100% unique, paraphrasing and putting everything into my own words but it is pretty time intensive.

    I will have to look into the outsourcing, I have outsourced numerous writing jobs but never a rewrite.

    Thanks for your info, btw. I really appreciate it. Did you see any "big" gains in traffic after getting accepted into G. News? How long did it take to start seeing a difference in the number of visits your blog was getting?
     
  8. FreshlyBlended

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    Remember my site in Google News is not yet an autoblog and right now is just a normal unique blog. All our content is 100% unique right now so I cant answer some of your questions...

    Traffic with Google News can be huge. I am not going to give away what we write about but I have seen over 10K UV's in 2-3 days on a single news article! Only down side is the all content in Google news is very time sensitive so you only see a jump in traffic for 0-3 days per article.
     
  9. specopkirbs

    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    i have an autoblog with google news and the traffic is huge the site grows by the day (snowball effet)consider using a rewrite plugin.
    i had around 20k visitors yesterday which is absolutly huge though its hard to really monetize well because the readers are searching for news stories not a product so my CTR is around 1%.Im putting together a guide on this at the minute not a shitty ebook or anything will post it here when im done. be aware that google news is not always the easiest to get approved by however there are some simple things you can do to get approved or at least increase your chances
     
  10. FreshlyBlended

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    Congrats on the traffic. Yes Google News traffic can be huge ;) I am tired of paying and relying on unreliable shitty writers so I am an going to turn my site into an autoblog.

    I disagree that getting into Google news is hard. Took me about 2 months before I applied and a little over $200 in daily news articles

    My CTR on the news is also about 1%. I know what your talking about. Might consider a splash page or registration required page to view your news :) This is allowed by Google!

    Whats your monthly or weekly eCPM? You can PM me if you dont want to publicly post this. How many posts are you doing per day that appear in Google News?
     
  11. hardinflash

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    I wonder if you could harness the power of young ambitious aspiring journalists to automate a news site for you for basically nothing. This is probably more of a ramble than anything constructive.
     
  12. FreshlyBlended

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    I had this thought... After getting into Google News many people feel its a privilege to write for an "established" news source ;)

    I get free writers and content every now and then. But all writers paid and free are unreliable or time consuming. I am sure you could create a legit biz site and hand out college credits to interns at a local college just for article writing. I prefer automation
     
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    I like your determination. Nice thread and if you wanna make some good $$ you will copy the site I mentioned in my original G news thread that was deleted
     
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    specopkirbs BANNED BANNED

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    i have been looking into getting guest writers or bloggers to work on my site, however i wanted to offer revshare. ive had no problem getting people offering to write but im struggling to find a decent adsense revshare plugin that works well. Any thoughts?
     
  15. FreshlyBlended

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    Wow the auto blog is running great! Just sitting back and collecting the $$$. I just add a few feeds a day! Just applied to Yahoo News too. Hope that works out :D
     
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    Wanted to give an update... My autoBlog is pullin in X,XXX per mo now... Damn I love autoblogs!! About time to start a second one ;)
     
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    So, you're saying that after switching over to all auto-content you didn't see any drops in traffic or listings from G News?

    Just asking because I saw someone else do the same thing, take an all unique content blog and get it into G News, then they switched over to auto content from RSS feeds and almost overnight their traffic and listings were cut in half.

    If yours didn't then I'm curious what you may have done differently to avoid the hit.
     
  18. FreshlyBlended

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    No drops in traffic. Only massive gains.

    Its hard to believe that an autoblog could fail in Google News. If you think about it 99% of news sites could be considered an auto blog! LOL Almost all of the "news" sites mostly publish syndicated news, and re-syndicate news...
     
  19. digitalsublime

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    That is really good effort you are making it. But if you are using blogger blog, then there might be issue For everyone who is thinking of autoblogging from Google news or other sites, it will surely caught as spam site and will get deleted without notifying the blogger. I just want bloggers ( blogspot) to be more cautious on what they are doing.
     
  20. spsfinest

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    I applied to Google News but they declined my application due to their only being one author on the Blog :(

    I'm going to start posting with different names and see if I can apply next week or something. Your results are very inspiring OP hope I can do your numbers or even something close to them :lol: