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BuddyPress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dynamicvb, May 3, 2009.

  1. dynamicvb

    dynamicvb Regular Member

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    Was just taking a quick look at buddypress.org. This could get interesting. Think Autoblogs with a social aspect. Thoughts?
     
  2. Viltedali

    Viltedali Regular Member

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    Maybe install it for the heck of it on a domain related to your area and see if you get some real local users creating blogs, groups, etc.

    I imagine that'd take time and you're looking for automation, but an idea anyway.

    Maybe autoblogs would attract users and they could give the jump-start needed to get the real users coming and creating your site's content.

    Many people newer to the web may not realize the original blogs are automated, thinking an actual local person is doing the writing.
     
  3. filmy

    filmy Junior Member

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    I've stuck it on a few autoblogs and made sure I put the forum link and a couple of pages into my Google sitemap.

    On several autoblogs I had over a hundred new members signing up and starting topic discussions...

    The only problem with BuddyPress are the spammer accounts... I spend at least an hour a day rejecting these accounts. Many of the accounts are obviously created dynamically so as fast as you reject them, the spammer has already got a shitload of other accounts pending.

    The only good thing about rejecting these accounts as opposed to deleting them is that if the spammer tries to resubmit the same account info, they will be blocked.

    But yeah... IT WORKS. Toss in some AdSense, Kontera, Infolinks and you've got additional income.

    The other thing I've tried that seems to be working fairly well is using ClickBank's new HopAd Builder. Just load it up with the right keywords/keyword phrases for the autoblog niche. Started getting sales immediately.

    filmy
     
  4. dynamicvb

    dynamicvb Regular Member

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    Good info filmy. I'm going to put up an install and see what it can do. It may take me a week or so as I've already got a lot on my plate for this week
     
  5. buttercup

    buttercup Junior Member

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    Do you use it to actually create members and it looks like many people are posting, then the real visitors come?

    Can someone write a tutorial - there are enough niches to go around <3
     
  6. filmy

    filmy Junior Member

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    Create members?

    Nope. I don't have time for that... I do create the Admin account and then I create a couple of basic STICKY posts and then I might even start a thread or two.

    That's it...

    As long as the blog is getting a few hundred REAL visitors a day, they will register... Slowly at first and then after 50 or 60 members, it builds pretty fast.

    I like to tag each post when I have the time as most members never take the time to do that... Whether that helps or not, hard to tell although I do get quite a bit of Google traffic from searches where the visitor found the tagged thread.

    filmy