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Autoblogs don't work for me !

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by hotpassion, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Hi all BHWMs,
    I will tell you my autoblog story and need your suggestion and advices.
    I used to be very excited to create my autoblogs after reading some helpful threads about autoblogs. I spent nearly $600 to create over 80 blogs with 60 domains (mostly .com ) from May to July, 2009. I put Adsense in all blogs and CPA ads in some blogs. In June, I made some $90 from adsense and my adsense income rose to $150 in July (from all my blogs), the total impressions was 500 to 600 daily. I had expected my Adsense income would rise up by the time, but it didn't happen. From August, the total impression decreased together with my Adsense income (CPAs also don't convert any leads) to some 300 - 200 impressions /day and $3 and $2 /day up to now.

    I have tried to promote my blogs with almost every methods I got from BHW and keep submitting to Blog directories but the impression (i.e visitors) don't increase and income stand up at some $2/day from all 90 blogs:(

    I really don't know what wrong did I have done that made my failure in auto blooging. I have follow the instructions in BHW to create my blogs and use rewrite plugins in some blogs, not all blogs.

    I read a thread where a BWM said he did not promote anything but keep making good money with his blogs, but that was in 2008and it didn't work for me now. I think the age of autoblog is over. What do you think about this?
    I wonder if anyone who is autoblogging stil making good money with your blogs? If you are, please tell me what should I do to increase more organic traffic for blogs.
    Highly appreciated and thank you for your kind help.
     
  2. aardanyul

    aardanyul BANNED BANNED

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    It sounds like your blogs either got de-indexed, sandboxed, or whatever you were using to get traffic dropped quickly to have your impressions cut in half so quickly. How were you getting traffic originally?
     
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  3. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    Yeah, I learned from my mistake too, if you want to make money from Adsense you need a high CTR theme/template, which an autoblog usually doesn't have.
     
  4. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Most of my traffic come from Google search. Yes, some of my blogs still not indexed by G now. Some of my blogs used to have lot of visitors before but now it is very less than before.
     
  5. dCorp

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    Im sorry as I cannot advice you anything in this regard INSTEAD I want to ask you a question :

    Are autoblogs SAFE for putting adsense on them?

    I have heard from LOTS OF people HERE, at BHW, that they have been suspended from Adsense for using AUTOBLOGS, once they started making good money (OR once, google catches them as they were running autoblogs) SO CAN someone who is REALLY making good money from autoblogs can shed some LIGHT on this?

    thanks in advance
     
  6. aardanyul

    aardanyul BANNED BANNED

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    I dont mean if any blogs havent been indexed at all, I'm referring to ones that were indexed, and now are not. Try searching for "site:yourdomain.com" in google and see if they're still there. If they are, youve probably been sandboxed, if theyre not, you've been removed from the index completely for being a junk site (the problem with autoblogs)
     
  7. zebrahat

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    Adsense and Autoblogs do not mix, in terms of Google finding out and hammering you. They do mix from the short term bank view of you taking the risk of the sandbox. Better to set up a set of non-G dependent autoblogs (traffic generated to it from backlinks, Web 2.0, you tube, etc) and monetizing sources (CPA, Amazon, CB, etc).
     
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  8. newbie191

    newbie191 Newbie

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    Another guy told me there was a possibility of making money by creating lots of autoblogs in bulk and then wait for a month or so(your blog will get indexed by google in the meanwhile) and then swich you domain name to adsense for domains. You will make decent money with this method. Any body using this method?????????
     
  9. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    I hope you are using tested and good plugins with your blogs...
    Please take care of that!!!
     
  10. adbox

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    I honestly believe that autoblogs that do not provide a new service to the internet, or in other words just mass reproduce @ broad niches, will fail.

    The age of the simple autoblog may be over, not sure, it definitely could use thinning out. But automation and automation tactics are not over, and can still be used to develop new markets and cut into old ones.
     
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  11. lordgiap

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    Trying use autobookmark plugin on all of your autoblog.It works awesome!
     
  12. tygrus

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    Its probably your niche rather than your type of blog. Its either too competitive or the autoblog is scraping garbage content.

    Rather than make autoblogs, make a niche blog with 3 or 4 permanent articles that you create and put in your own theme, then promote it on social bookmarks, build some links and you should come ranking where you get some traffic and clicks.

    Sites like these are built around that concept and they are nothing fancy or complicated.

    http://www.pilatesyogamatdeals.com/
     
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  13. hotcheats

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    First of all saying that autoblogging age is over is BULLSH*** and it's just an excuse for failing. Simply because, there are zillions of potential niches out there, and you can use autoblogs to monetize every one of them. The potential with autoblogging, once you get the gist of it, is virtually unlimited. So, I'm guessing that, what might went wrong in your case is:

    -wrong keyword research - yes, you can make autoblog in some broad niche like entertainment, new, celebrities - but mind that there are already a few other thousands people who are targeting exactly the same niche and they're not always autobloggers. And ad revneue for those niches is measured in cents :p. This plus stiff competition = failure. You'd have make thousands of that kind of blogs to make reasonable money.

    -not enough backlinks or they're not good enough - putting autoblog in blog directories? Come on. :) It's better to use things like social bookmarking, blog spamming or xRumer for backlinks.

    -too much investment - on what did you spend those $600? Why did you buy .com, when .info's work well too? info won't usually cost more than $2 plus some reseller hosting for about $25/month - and you're good to go

    Most people have wrong mindset when it comes to autoblogging - they've read all those great success stories in BHW and think it's is enough just to buy a domain, setup hosting, install wordpress and plugins, scrape a few articles put an adsense on it and voila! - watch the money roll in! There's no method which works that simple, unless you can automate or outsource it in that way.

    Autoblogs are just like any other websites, they differ in way that they're made to make money out of ads and targeted duplicate or rewritten content. But you still have to put some initial effort to make them work for you. But it's not like with normal website or blog, where you polish and caress you little beloved website for months to make it better for visitors...no you don't do that for autoblogs. They're only products - start with lowest investment possible and wait for 2-3 months to see the results. Experiment, test different monetization options, different ad placements etc.. Don't give up - just like any method from BHW, autoblogs DO work.
     
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  14. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Hi,
    Your question is difficult to answer, because it depends on your autoblogs and depends on the fact that you are lucky or not. If your blogs don't look crap and don't generate too much $ from Adsense, I think it is SAFE. Another thing is that if your adsense acc is very old (i.e some years old), you seem to be safer than new accs. But this is not always true.
    I know some members here are making hundreds of $ daily with their autoblogs for years without any problem with Adsense, but some others got their Adsense accs suspended, although they only have some few autoblogs and didn't make much money.
     
  15. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Thank you for your great advices. You are right. My blogs's niches may be too competitive and they don't have enough good back links in order to generate good traffics.

    I spent some $350 for my 60 domains(75% are .com, the left are .info, .org, .net) and the hosting fees cost nearly $40/m(in my 4 hosting accs) for all 90 blogs. I thought it was a fair investment if my blogs are making good $ after few months.
    I think I need to put more backlinks to my blogs and put some more unique content to see if traffic would increase or not.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  16. mgs

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    First I agree with most what Hotcheats said above, and with Adbox as well. If you have faced some initial failure with autoblogging this doesn't mean it's over and the whole autoblogging way is dead, that doesn't make any sense to me who is still making a killing from my years old network of autoblogs, or to a good number of other people here that had and still enjoying great success with autoblogs .

    Ok let me past my previous post from the success story thread here again, it will save me time writing some of that here again and it has some thing to do with your situation :

    ... I'm sure we will have a number of success stories here, but the sad thing IMO is the majority fail and don't achieve that "autoblogging dream" ..

    Ok let me briefly tell my story with autoblogs, my oldest autoblogs are over 4 years, generating some good revenue in complete autopilot, never had a blog deindexed, or had any problems with adsense or any thing else (except some few situations), some people say dup content is bad, autoblogs are dead, risky.. blah blah, and that's bullshit, they should take a look at my monthly checks over years, sometimes my autoblogs even outrank the source content. So yes you can make some great, steady, easy, automatic and long term revenue from autoblogs, as long as you're doing it the right way .. .

    back in the days when autoblog concept started, well first that was like magic, you make an autoblog today, setup and let it update with some rss feed news, and the very next day your blog will start getting 100 UV from G without you doing any big promotion, yeah big G was such an idiot with ABs, but now things changed a lot, and got a bit harder, you need to play it differently, without finding good niches, targeting low competitive keywords and generating tons of back links your autoblog will go no where.

    And one thing you should consider if you want your autoblogs to last and do good IMO, don't cheat google and visitors, make autoblogs that really give some good information to the visitor even if it's dup content who cares, as long as it is what your targeted traffic is looking for, how can you expect someone to come to your autoblog, face an ugly and noob made website and read your crappy auto-rewritten content like "I was there but holidays back tomorrow bad ouch dead never mind end.." lol, and click your ads or buy products from your links ? Spend some time first making things looks good, make it legit and you'll not regret it later .

    Don't get me wrong, getting success with autoblogs is not some thing hard but in the same time it's not as easy as it sounds, just make sure you follow the rules, learn how to do things right, be creative, and once you understand how to play the game, you'll love it, is there any thing in the world better than a money making machine working for you ?​


    I can think of two causes in your situation, you did things wrong and made some deadly mistakes, which include : Interlinking your blogs, footprint for G and like using one webmaster account and analytic for all your blogs, bad tarted niches and keywords, spammy looking autoblogs with crappy rewritten content ... . Or you really have a very hard luck, then nothing can be said in this situation !

    So as I said, the day of crappy and spammy looking autoblogs is gone, believe it or not, unless you want to use them for redirect or cloaking, if you're looking to make autoblogs that G will love and last for a long term and generate some good revenue, then you have to consider this :

    - Make good looking autoblogs, use quality themes, there are tons of free but well made, SEO friendly and good looking WP themes, just tweak them a bit, remove footers and sidebars links, a simple logo .. .

    - Make sure they get updated with quality content, I mean with that good and related articles to your niche, mix the content, post from feeds, youtube videos(a couple per week are good enough), and some amazon products once a while, find some good and related blogs or websites and use their feed (link to them). this part is important, if you don't have a solid auto rewriting system that keep the articles at least 80 human readable which I don't think you'll find one in the marked, then better just leave the content as it is, no sense and crappy content will just get you trouble and will hurt your blogs one day or another .

    - Consider adding some unique content on each blog, one post or two, a unique about page as well, don't make the autoblog 100% full of dup .

    - Make autoblogs that really give some quality information and offer what your traffic is looking for, people will enjoy and buy products from your links trust me, and G will love your autoblog for doing this ... .

    A big mistake that most people make here as far as I see, when you read someone's story or guide here, do not just replicate their methods/ways 100%, if some thing somehow worked for someone and he had success with it, it doesn't mean it will work for you too and you'll achieve the same success, just learn basics, learn from their experience then make yours and be creative .

    Before making an autoblog you should first define what kind of autoblogs you're going to make, and what traffic you're going to target, I mean with that for example people that are looking for news they are mostly not interested to buy products unlike niche targeted traffic, people who are interested on that niche.. So to say that there are 3 different main categories of autoblogs (in my opinion) :

    - Niche autoblogs : autoblogs made for a specify niches, targeting specify keywords ..
    - News autoblogs : autoblogs updated with latest news about a broad and major niches, like technology, gaming, entertainment, celebrities .. or even all at once, you don't need to focus on specify keywords here .. .
    - xxx oops, sorry it's a little secret for now, maybe will talk about this later :) .. .

    Let me focus on category 1, niche autoblogs, the most important things to focus on before or after making your niche autoblog are :

    - find a good and profitable niche, I'm talking about long term niches, what people are usually interested in their life, don't go with this kind of "Tiger Woods" niches/keywords, this will not last for long, paparazzi and people will move on to another crappy celeb .. and you'll wonder again why your traffic got decreased and disappeared.
    - Target low competitive keywords, you should learn how to do this first, it's not some thing hard but in the same time it's not easy, targeting from 1 to 3 keywords that get total of at least 3000 search per month is good enough for one blog, and it will be easier and better for you to rank top in G if you get domain name with the exact targeted keyword . There are a number of great keywords research softwares out there like marked samurai and micro niche finder to make things faster and much easier for you than using G keyword tool only (PS: combining this with hotcheats's software in his signature can be good as well) .
    - Link building you know how important it is, so do social bookmarking, use some automatic ways already shared here, or better buy some automatic accounts creating and submission software to make things faster and easier for you since you're investing some money here, forum posting, blog comment posting ... well you got it, just put your links in every websites/blogs ass out there .

    Well this is it .. Now let me suggest you what do with your current autoblogs, find the ones that got de-indexed, sandboxed or the dead ones and just go flip them, I believe over DP you'll get some ok offers, oh don't forget to bring a review copy with you they love it there lol .. .

    Never give up on any thing you do, keep the hard work, keep hope, learn from your mistakes, trust your self and always remember that there are tons of other people out there that have less knowledge and abilities than you and they did it, so you too should do it in the end, and wait let me add this, don't put all your eggs in one basket, after all your goal is to make some good money from the internet right, then beside autoblogs make some complete unique niche blogs, with quality and unique articles so just you have backup .. .

    PS: this is my 100 post here, sorry I had to make it this big and useful for you and every one else, you're lucky after all :) .
     
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  17. shaqsquash

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    The first mistake you made is buying .coms. In terms of cost thats gonna kill you in the long run and really theres no reason to do it for autoblogs. Secondly could you post an example of an autoblog you created? Perhaps we could find out what seems to be missing or at fault on the blog and steer you in a better direction.
     
  18. Dark Knight

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    well, I started in 11/29/2009 and I have so far 22 sites. Now I stopped building more sites cause If I see some $ come from 22 sites than I will go with more. you shouldn't started 100 blogs without observe. :idea:
     
  19. sonneti

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    It's hard to give any sort of useful input when we really have no idea of what niches you've used, backlinks, themes, ad placement etc etc.
     
  20. clyde

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    Name me one person that has successfully earn from an autoblog.