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Case Study - Beating Panda With An Autoblog

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by DisavowedKing, Aug 9, 2011.

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Are you running a auto blog?

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  2. Only 1 autoblog.

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  3. A few autoblogs.

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  1. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    Last night I decided that I wanted to create an auto blog. So I read up on how to do it here on BHW, thanks by the way, and today after spending several hours I have created my first auto blog.

    Here's how it breaks down.

    I was able to download a free auto blog software offered here to BHW members. It is called Auto Blogging Software by WebMagnates.org

    The software is pretty amazing. After setting everything up and inputting all of the RSS feeds I created over 2000 articles that had been translated three different times. The content is not very readable but I am going to be putting a pop-up on every page so I am not too worried about it.

    After posting all of the articles, activating all the plugins, setting everything up and tweaking the theme to what I wanted everything is done.

    I then submitted the sitemap to all the major search engines and installed Google Analytic's. All in all it cost me about $12 to do.

    As of right now I have 18 pages indexed. Also I am currently running a ScrapeBox blast on my site to put a comment on every single article as well.

    I will do this several times on and off for the next couple of days and then I will start running ScrapeBox blasts to other sites.

    The main reason that I created this auto blog is for lead generation. Each lead to me is very valuable and is the reason why I did not install adsense or amazon or anything else along those lines.

    Here is where the case study comes in:

    1. I want to see how many pages I can get indexed?

    2. How many leads can I generate daily?

    3. Will the links show up as backlinks in Yahoo and Google Webmasters?

    If you have been thinking about starting an auto blog or are interested in testing a marketing theory on an auto blog let me know and I will be more than happy to test it on mine and share the results.

    I am looking at this completely as a test site and I am not worried about getting de-indexed, sandboxed, banned, or my internet catching on fire.

    Thoughts? Comments? Thoughts on preventing zombie attacks? Let me know.
     
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  2. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    I would recommend NOT blasting your website with SB or Xrumer. You will be sandboxed. Best is to create link pyramids and blast the hell out of them.

    If your website is sandboxed, you will not even see the $12 that you put in. $12 may not be a lot for you, but, why make a loss at all :)
     
  3. William Rufino

    William Rufino Newbie

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    Very interesting ill keep an eye on this post
     
  4. mullet

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    Same here, please keep us updated :)
     
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    i am afraid that indexing is not the problem my friend. a month ago i started 6 non-english autoblogs each has about 4000 unique article and each has almost 700 indexed page in google. all i get is 12 uv/day to all the 6 domains. may be the domains are new (1 month) but i was expecting more success with all the 4000 indexed pages on google.
     
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    pietpatat Regular Member

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    Pretty sure he said he is running SB on his own site to post 1 comment on each article so it looks like the site is populair.
     
  7. neutralhatter

    neutralhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Do NOT use scrapebox on autoblogs, especially if they are not readable.
    You will be reported by blog-owners.
     
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    johndea Regular Member

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    Reported to whom?
     
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    piyushg Junior Member

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    The owners of blog.. your blog might get into skynet. And then you wont be able to do blog commenting on blogs on which Akismet plugin is activated.
     
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    Blog owners will report it to Goog le .
     
  11. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    I am using Scrapebox to comment on MY auto blog. Therefore if I report myself to myself I will be sure to give myself a good spanking. ;)

    As of right now I have 5 UV. The site has been live less than 24 hours. They are showing up as direct hits in Google Analytic's. This seems very odd to me right now.

    Today the plan is to upload 2000 more articles that will be posted every 15 minutes. I am trying to make sure that content is always staying fresh and does not appear to instantly stop to Google.

    Also I am very tempted to do a SB blast directly to my main site. I did this with another site and I now have a PR2 main page with many PR1 pages (about 50).

    Again I am not worried about getting sandboxed. So thank you for letting me know that this will get me sandboxed although I have YET to see this actually happen in previous tests.

    @daserpent one thing I have learned is that it is better to pay for a mistake than an education. You learn more. The $12 is throwaway compared to what I will learn and if I am successful the $12 will have a return on investment in the 1000% percentile range. The risk is worth the reward.

    Today I am also going to install a pop up with a webform. Does anyone know of a good program I can get for free?

    Also everyone says to keep them updated and I will be sure to do that, however, I am looking for your suggestions on what to do to this site. As of right now here is the plan:

    1. Scrapebox blast to AA lists with all 2000+ links in the website section. This will make sure to sporadically give links for the whole website.

    2. Upload more articles to drip feed over the course of the next two weeks.

    3. Create Hubpage and Squidoo page pointing to main page.

    4. I would like to have someone trade an Xrumer blast for an SB blast. Or even a Bookmarking Demon blast. Let me know if you are interested in doing this. I have quite a few AA lists.

    5. Your thoughts? Suggestions? I really don't want this to be a thread about "no, don't do that". I want your wild suggestions and thoughts.

    Comments? Thoughts? Suggestions? How to guide on disinfecting zombie bites?
     
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  12. walandio

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    Subcribed.. nice topic here..
     
  13. dragster

    dragster Newbie

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    To...googlE?
     
  14. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    After looking at my first post I realized that I did not really give a how to guide on how to set up an auto blog. Now I do not consider myself an expert at this and I stressed that I searched here on BHW for hours and read many threads before I moved forward. So what I would like to do is give you a break down of everything I did and explain why I did each thing.

    Also I would like to point out that this is an UNPROVEN METHOD but for all the people out there that are thinking about doing this it will atleast get you started and hopefully motivated.

    Favorite saying: Ignorance on fire is better than Knowledge on ICE!

    So let's get started.

    1. First install your blog

    2. Download and configure the following plugins:
    a. force-publish-schedule
    b. Google Analytics for WordPress
    c. Google XML Sitemaps
    d. Pix-Plugin Auto_Inserter
    e. SEO Content Control
    f. SEO Friendly Images
    g. SEO Ultimate
    h. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    3. You can change your theme, I did, and edit it to remove footer links, sidebar links, and anything else that is unfitting and will deter people from clicking on what you want them to click on. Either adsense or amazon ads or whatever.

    4. Download Auto Blog Software. I couldn't find the original thread here on BHW that gave this link but either way here you go.

    Code:
    http://webmagnates.org/abs-promo/
    Once you download, install, READ the PDF that comes with it. It explains everything and is really helpful.

    5. Find the RSS Feeds that you want to download. Here are two sites that you can narrow down into your niche. This will get you started.

    Code:
    http://ezinearticles.com/rss/
    Code:
    http://goarticles.com/rss-feeds.html
    6. Post articles to blog after everything has finished downloading and translating.

    7. Submit sitemap to Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

    My first time around I was able to get 2000 posts. I used the force-publish plugin to get content on the blog right away and then I am dripping content from there. Configuring the plugins is very important. This will help with interlinking, meta data, and general SEO. The great thing is the set it and forget it. Once a week go into ABS and upload more posts.

    There may be better ways, there may be worse. However this is a start.
     
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  15. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    Unable to find a good pop up code that I don't have to pay money for so i added an exit warning that will direct them to my squeeze page. We'll see how this works out. Unless someone has a pop up that's free that they know of.

    Currently running a SB blast will all 2k URLs as the websites to 15k AA list. Once this has finished I will run a direct blast to the main page with a different 25k AA list.

    Still looking for someone willing to do a Bookmarking Demon or Xrumer campaign for a SB blast trade. Or maybe have me set up an auto blog just like mine for them.
     
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  16. richcamp

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    What about this for pop up, its free but you have to opt in. http://bigsellingoptins.com/

    Why would you scrapebox your own site? what would be the benefit of comment spam for the site itself do you think?
     
  17. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    I was very careful with my comments and the reason being so when people come and see that their are comments it adds more validity. Maybe not. Either way I figured it couldn't hurt and it took two seconds to set up.

    Thanks for link. I will look into that later and let everyone know how easy/hard it was to install and configure.
     
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  18. DisavowedKing

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    @richcamp kind of in love with you right now. This is perfect. Had to tweak a few things but bottom line it is awesome. I'm prolly going to upgrade to the Pro Version.
     
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    A few interesting facts so far:

    Doing a site search in Google on my PC in Chrome: 18 results
    Doing a site search in Google on my ATT iPhone in Safari: 50 results

    Also Analytic's, Bing, Yahoo, and G Webmasters are not showing any backlinks or that any pages have been indexed. In fact they are still showing No Data across the board.

    Also I have been getting some odd traffic patterns from Ohio, Tenn, Kentucky, and New York (Long Island).

    Also I connected Facebook and Twitter to the blog so that any news posts will automatically get sent there. Set up the pop up and exit splash. Also did the SB blast and got 140 live links to various pages on the site. Many more should approve over the next couple of days.

    Tomorrow I will be doing a SB blast to the main page. Targeting one keyword now until tracking details get into the various analytic settings. Then I will target more specific ones.

    Still hoping for someone willing to do a Bookmarking Demon or Xrumer blast for me. Willing to do a SB blast, set up a autoblog, or maybe you have a suggestion? I am an awesome coder. Either way let me know.

    Thoughts? Comments? What should I put in my fall out shelter for the pending Zombie attack?
     
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  20. jheyslow

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    I been blasting my sites with scrapebox but until now I did not experience any sandbox. I'm interested to see the results of your experiment. Subscribed.