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Autoblogs= $$$

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by shylesson, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. shylesson

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    I have a few autoblogs...because I like them. I have one that I set up one day and have done no promotion with. It auto posts articles and youtube videos and I am steadily increasing in organic traffic each month. It's been up for about 4 months and now up to 200 uniques a day. Not bad for no promotion whatsoever. So I thought I'd let ya'll know what I use for plugins and you can add your better ones and even better theme. I get clicks daily and I'm not even using a adsense optimized theme [I want my blogs to look natural enough and not clouded to the extreme with adsense] so i'm sure you guys can do better. I'm averaging 50c-$1 a day per blog after about 2 months of letting them sit so I'm sure you can get better if you start promoting right away.

    I use the unique article wizard plugin for posting articles, but for more obscure niches, you are going to want a different autoposter as this I have noticed is only best for popular/broad niches. I use the wpyoutube plugin [the free version as each blog is a mix, and not strictly a video blog] to post youtube videos automatically. I use the Platinum SEO plugin and load my keywords that I pruned from Keyword Elite into it along with a keyword rich title and description. I use the YPN-Adsense plugin to automatically add adsense to my posts in random spots so the people do not become ad blind to my ads =P.

    On some of my blogs I use more plugins while on others these are the only ones I use. I don't show ads on my homepages for any of these blogs and I still get clicks within the posts. Perhaps I would get more if I put them on my homepage, but again, I like to keep the blogs halfway decent like so people stay on them longer.

    I do no promotion whatsoever with these blogs. I don't even put their links in my sigs or do bookmarkings...nothing. I have it now where I can set up one of these blogs in an hour or less and forget about them. Autoblogs are great for adsense earnings because they do all the work for you once you put the initial effort in. $30/month per blog is not bad either for no promotion.

    Just thought I'd let some of those people having trouble with 'direction' for their autoblogs. =D
     
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  2. cskgsquad

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    Sounds great. At $1 per day per blog, for only 1 hour of work, seems like a nice return. Make 5 blogs per week (5 hours) and you bring in easy/automatic $150 per month. Continue for a few months or even do more than 5 hours of work per week and you have yourself a great source or second source of income.

    Thanks for the info, now during my afternoon classes I'll be downloading all the plugins and figuring out how to create and automate my own blogs. Good stuff for people new to blogging like me, and maybe some new ideas for those more experienced?
     
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  3. ashenjr

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    Are you making these blogs on their own keyword domain or on the blog hosted site(wordpress, blogger ect.)? Are you making that money from the adsense side of things? I appreciate your information and time. Thanks.
     
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    .coms, .infos, or generic free hosting?

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  5. stunna

    stunna Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great info. Do you have any advice on where one can find a good MFA blog site example?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nice info, i am going to try it. Just a question, where did you download Platinum SEO plugin
    I can't find it here.
     
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    thanks for tha scoop looks promising ..
     
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  8. shylesson

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    I had someone ask for more detailed explanation so I am going to include my response to them here in case anyone else needs it:

    Sure.

    While I am setting up my blogs, I have keyword elite gather the keywords for me, but you can use the google keyword tool or any other free tool to generate keywords if you prefer.

    Since you already have a hosting, if you have Fantastico, you can automatically install wordpress with it. I use domains that have the keyword I am targeting in it and try to keep it at two to three words [if I'm using the word 'the' or 'a' or something small like that].

    Then install wordpress on it.

    Install the minimum plugins. The link to the ones I mentioned is here:
    Code:
     [url]hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/161266554/AutoBlogz.zip[/url]
    I have not updated the folder with the new versions, but in the new wp, you can do that automatically]. If your niche is really obscure, you may try the caffinated content plugin, or another autoposting plugin. Any plugin that will post content related to your niche.

    Activate them.

    Go to the Manage--> Categories link.

    Add keyword rich categories. At least the broad ones and then more narrow.

    Then go to the UAW plugin under the Settings link.
    Enter the required information [self explanatory that page should be]. When it tells you which categories to select, select all the ones that you added. Do NOT select uncategorized as you will then be getting posts that are not at all related to your niche. Click on update and test and it will tell you if it was able to make a post. [You can delete that test post if it is success too].

    Then go to the Adsense plugin and add your info there [again self explanatory] and save. I use 2 units per post, but you can select 3 if you like. I also only use the smaller ad units, but again you can choose as you prefer].

    Then go to Manage --> WP Videotube and add the keywords you want the videos to be related to. The free version allows you to add 3 keywords and at what intervals you want them to post. I usually space it out between keywords. I put one at every 8 hrs, one at every 10, and one at every 12 hours and I humanize it.

    Find a free theme related to your niche and upload it to your sever and activate it. Click on widgets in your admin panel and make sure that you have your tag cloud, recent posts, and categories in the very least showing in your side bar.

    Gather your keyword list that you generated and load it into the Platinum SEO plugin. Add the title and description as well. Save.

    Completed. Move on to the next blog. And/Or promote that one for more traffic.

    @ash-- I do both on their own domain and on subdomains. I have not noticed a real difference between them.

    @ape-- I use only .coms but that is a personal preference

    @stunna-- I set up one of these exact blogs for another mate on a different board just yesterday here:
    Code:
    http://crafts.ixltrainingbooks.com/
    That guy's hosting was not on a cpanel that used Fantastico so I had to manually upload the WP and create the database myself which is why I included the WP file in the folder.

    Eta:...actually that example I showed does not have the wpvideo plugin on it cause the mate didn't want it on that one. the one that does have it is :
    Code:
    http://cooking.ixltrainingbooks.com/
     
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  9. travs

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    shylesson, could you tell what hosting provider did you use for this scheme?
     
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  10. shylesson

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    hostgator. I love that they have fantastico, lol. But no really, I use hostgator for 99% of my hosting needs because they are reliable for me, have great customer service, and always help me when I need it.
     
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    shylesson, can you verify that your youtube vids are still posting? I see on this board that at least one script was not posting and Bodeesy's script is having issues, and I tried posting vids via a pipe this a.m. without luck.

    Thanks
     
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  12. travs

    travs BANNED BANNED

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    don't they have any problem with your blogs' processes?

    i'm with dreamhost and they bitch on me when I used to implement WP-o-matic saying their servers experience slowdowns
     
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  13. stunna

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    I appreciate the thoroughness of your response. One more question though if you don't mind.

    hxxp://crafts.ixltrainingbooks.com/

    So I can purchase a niche-specific domain like ixltrainingbooks.com and then create hundreds of blogs on that same domain just by appending a keyword infront of the ixltrainingbooks.com, such as "crafts" like you did for this example?
     
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    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/platinum-seo-pack/

    Platinum SEO plugin
     
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    @Tilt-- I've had no problems. Just checked one of the blogs that I have personally and it still posted on schedule and the example one on that mate's blog is still posting [the cooking one].

    @travs-- No...not yet...but thanks for the heads up....I've been setting these up in this manner for about 6 months now and have had no problems with them. I also use siteground and have had no problems with them either.

    @stunna-- I do, but I try to keep mine on a main domain myself. That mate right there wanted several niche blogs setup on his subdomains so we did, but I do not know his intentions with it. When I set up mine on a subdomain, I don't have too much of a noticeable difference, but the small variation favors the tlds.
     
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    Thank you for sharing that! +1 thanks given!
    I have a question ... maybe this was answered before in another thread ...
    I have only few bucks, can I use only one domain and a lot of sub domains? For example:
    credit.wannabedomain.com
    cars.wannabedomain.com
    houses.wannabedomain.com
    etc

    Do you use baby package on hostgator?

    Thank you
     
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    Yes you can. And I use the baby packages, yes.

    @travs again...I was thinking about your question....how many posts a day do you post from those feeds?

    I forgot to mention that I only set my poster to post a max of 5 articles a day...sometimes 6 and 6-8 videos a day [depends on the time intervals I have set] because as I said before, I want them to look natural and since I am not doing anything at all with them, it was not of importance to me to have a lot of content or traffic at once. Perhaps that is why I haven't had problems?
     
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    Do you have any ideas on what would be a safe number of blogs to have on one domain?

    I recall reading somewhere about the importance of spreading blogs over multiple class C IP addresses.
     
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    Sorry I missed your question. I'd suggest actually generating traffic to these sites, and perhaps setting up affiliate programs and selling PLR ebooks even. I have not done these to these blogs so I cannot say how well they will convert, but I mean it couldn't hurt to try; my whole purpose of setting up these blogs to begin with was to see if they could generate a passive income via adsense...now that they can I may do as you suggest and see if I can't further monetize them.
     
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    I've read that too but figured that was more for backlink purposes? I haven't worried much about the number of blogs on one domain/ip, but really keep it at 10 per anyhow out of habit, nothing more.
     
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