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Has anyone used contentfarmer ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by htownzz, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. htownzz

    htownzz Registered Member

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    I have been looking into this auto blog generator and was wondering if any one else has used it?
    Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.
     
  2. daniellephoto

    daniellephoto Junior Member

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    I did a quick search on google and found out that it used to be SEO Blog Builder. I recall that SEO BB was a bit buggy and took up a lot of resources on your server.

    But that might have all changed now. It looks like it has a few good features, however, I have it covered with ContentSolution and Blogsolution and then some.

    Dani
     
  3. htownzz

    htownzz Registered Member

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    Hows the BlogSol with ContentSol? Is it worth it?
    Thanks
     
  4. daniellephoto

    daniellephoto Junior Member

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    It depends on what you are trying to do. I use BS3 to get backlinks for my other sites and get them listed quickly in the SE. I have gotten PR in as little as 1 month after it is built with my BS3 sites with no effort other than using existing RSS on topic feeds.

    I actually use all of the products at halfagain.

    I use contentsol for many things. I use it to spin my original articles that I write with keywords embedded in the articles. You can add keywords according to density as well as LSA keyword links throughout your articles. I use these articles in Blogsolution for original content. I also use them to build niche sites with RSSEvolution for promoting affiliate sites. These sites get index within 2-5 days in Google after I create and RSS feed and submitting it to the SE's and listed in the top 10 for quite a few of my keywords. The key is to use Keyword phrases of about 4-5 words and some misspellings.

    Hope this helps you make your decision.

    Dani
     
  5. srinivas

    srinivas Newbie

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    hi daniel,

    thanks for all the information.
    i will look at all the products u mentioned in ur post.

    thank you.
     
  6. smith

    smith Newbie

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    Yes, thank you for the useful information. I look forward to putting together some blogs soon.
     
  7. ContentFarmer

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    SEOBlogBuilder was a JV between Don and I and we've split ways. I have upgraded the source code as ContentFarmer where I am marketing it now. As of SBB 2.00 or CF 1.00, whichever you may have been using, the core has been rewritten to be much more friendly on server resources. I'm not aware of any bugs which are outstanding as I try to get on those immediately.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly on this thread or via IM and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

    NOTE TO ADMINS: Yes, I have posted this response on more than one thread, but only those which discuss the software -- not in an attempt to spam your forum.
     
  8. rmaker

    rmaker Newbie

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    Thank your for clearing that mystery up. I had always hoped that Content Farmer was a cheaper yet superior alternative to RSStoblog but not sure if it turned out that way. Any plans next for the software?
     
  9. ContentFarmer

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    I'm currently upgrading it to CF Pro. As of this point, CF Pro, which is not out, allows posting to Drupal, Joomla, all of the blogs that SBB did; has been given the ability to stop posting after keywords or content sources are finished posting; will be able to post content and have the category selected for those content sources which allow categories through the content itself instead of just for the entire project; posting with at least 24 hours between posts; and a couple of other things that I don't recall now. I've also substantially reworked the interface and installation process to make it easier to use and manage. CF Pro will be a PHP 5 application (so no support for PHP 4), though CF allows for both.

    As far as a cheaper alternative, it is not directly. I believe -- and please correct me if I'm wrong as I don't follow R2B very closely -- that R2B has a couple of programs needed to do what CF does. If memory serves, it was something to do with being able to post CSVs however you want? I think their software turns them into RSS feeds, but CF handles them natively (with a few formatting requirements so that I know which fields in the CSV you care about). Not too sure on that as I don't own their product. I have a 100% money back guarantee and try to provide the best support you'll get anywhere which isn't what I hear is true of R2B by those claiming to own R2B and seeking support. That said, I had a hell of a time with Camtasia editing with the soundtrack getting shifted during editing, so the videos for CF are still the SEOBlogBuilder videos, but CF Pro's videos will be all new as I finally figured out how to do it properly.

    I'll also be changing the pricing model here fairly soon as described at contentfarmerpro.com to make those who consume customer support pay for it and those who don't to get the software cheaper. I find that only a handful of people ever need support and they usually need support on everything for some weird reason -- we all vary in levels of comprehension? That will allow me to sell the core software at a cheaper price and charge a separate price for a support plan. Different model than any others I've seen out there in this product's field, but it will be one I think is more fair.

    Now, someone on these forums mentioned bugs and you'll note that somewhere R2B claims to have no bugs. Let's be honest here: sometimes a bug is present in any software of more than just a few lines of code. What matters is how quickly it's addressed and I profess to get on each and every bug that comes up and issue a fix ASAP.

    Oh, and I should say that if you want other features, please ask. I don't know everything about SEO (whitehat or blackhat) and the only way for me to figure out what you want is for you to ask. For example, I had no idea what a trackback was and when someone asked for it, I researched it, figured it'd be a good thing to add, and 3 days later voila. Waiting for me to lift my head up from programming long enough to notice trackbacks wouldn't have been very helpful for him.
     
  10. neo

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    I am thinking of buying content farmer. Just few questions. Do you have an option to mix the content from different sources and create a single post?
    Also is there any content rewrite engine (like markov) other than just replacing few words?
    Finally last time when I checked the software was $207. I thought that is bit expensive and left it. Now it is $245. Damn.... Any chance for getting a discount? Otherwise I will just pass it.
     
  11. ContentFarmer

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    As for price, have you looked at R2B? They're 247 as of right now while I'm at 249 and I include the ability to post CSV datafiles which, for R2B afaik, requires a separate product priced at 97. And, TBS is currently at 207 and they only got around to supporting their own blog which they're fairly excited about for some wacky reason. I'm being facetious about purchasing these two products: check their non-refund policies before even beginning to consider them and then compare it against my own.

    Anyway, I'd recommend purchasing CF around the first week of October. Then, I'll be releasing CF Professional Edition which adds in features and I'll be adjusting the pricing scheme to sell the software separately from support. I'm doing that b/c most customers never need support. Only about a dozen have legitimate needs for support and of those half are just total morons. The other half are just trying to wrap their heads around some of the concepts and need some extra guidance. Yet, all those other people pay a price which includes support as part of it. I haven't settled on the pricing difference, but if you want to proffer a suggestion, I listen to them all (which is different than using them all, so don't be offended if I consider, but reject your suggestion).

    Now, on to your other questions:

    Yes. You can mix the following types of content sources:

    Articles
    These are formatted as shown here and are posted in random order.
    Code:
      #TITLE#My 1st Article Title#/TITLE#
      My 1st article body
      #BREAK#
      #TITLE#My 2nd Article Title#/TITLE#
      My 2nd article body  
      
    Saved Posts
    Just like articles except that the order is sequential.

    CSV
    Basically, just CSV formatted files with certain header requirements. You can create as many HTML layouts as desired to vary to look and feel of each post.

    Keyword CSV
    Same as CSV except that the first column contains the keyword for which that line is valid. When a keyword is chosen for a post, only those rows containing the same keyword will be considered for posting purposes. Again, as many HTML layouts as desired.

    Paragraphs
    Text separated by line breaks. Just like if you were typing in Word. You could put one sentence per line and then choose to use 3-5 lines at a time to dynamically create paragraphs of text. Not the slickest form of rewriting, but a form of it.

    Text Only
    Just like paragraphs except the delimiter is #BREAK#

    RSS/ATOM Feed Reposter
    Reads RSS and ATOM feeds for reposting (i.e. posting the entry once and only once, so you're basically posting all the content available in one feed to another site w/o repetition).

    For all those listed above, you can choose one of 2 options: To post only that specific content source or to post all those not set to posting by themselves. So, you could, for instance post an article one time and a mix of paragraphs and RSS another time. What this does not include is the ability to post articles and paragraphs one time and then a saved post and CSV entry another time (the limitation being having more than one setup with multiple content sources).

    RSS/ATOM & SE as separate sections
    All the options above are in the content section of CF Pro. There are 2 other sections (a section is a grouping of content managed completely separately from the other 2 sections) which allow you to post RSS/ATOM feeds (totally random, so not reposting) or search engine results. These are fairly straight forward.

    The above description is valid for Content Farmer or Content Farmer Professional Edition. In addition to that described above, CF Pro will allow #CATEGORIES#Category 1, Category 2#/CATEGORIES# within the content source to override the project settings for categories. For example, you could post articles to a specific category instead of being confined to having one of the project's categories used at random (which is currently the case). You also won't have to stress as much on the file format in CF Pro as I'm adding in a file editor which will correctly format the files and give you the ability to edit them.

    Also, for each post, you can define one or more sections of text/javascript to prefix or suffix the post with.

    At this time, for the content sources other than the last mentioned above, you can use tokens to replace text. A Markov module may be made available in the future. I'm working/testing the math of that in the next few months.

    Well, I think that fairly completely answered your questions. Let me know if you have any others.

    I'm glad I found these forums. While I've posted only on my product, I have been reading them and it's helping to know what others are doing so that I can turn my attention to the other methods available.
     
  12. akyuznet

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    I have used the content farmer to try. But it gives timeout errors for rss. If rss is complex and your hosting company does not allow max_process tie more 30 sec, it does not work..
     
  13. ContentFarmer

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    Nice try akyuznet. For those reading this thread, akyuznet contacted me a few days ago looking for a discount on CF Pro and referencing Black Hat World. I, as a fan of BHW, offered $25.00 off and told him/her that it would expire 4/15/08 and that I would be raising the price up to $199 at midnight tonight, so purchasing sooner may be more advantageous than purchasing later. akyuznet sent in the following email on 4/1 and I have yet to reply:

    I admit that 2 days is a bit long for me to get back to people, but I have had some issues lately and am moving over 2 servers to remedy them along with some gigantic projects. I apologize for the delay.

    Your behavior, akyuznet, is abominable. I have voided the offer to you effective when I started writing this post. Do not contact me in the future and do not attempt to purchase the software as your money will be refunded before a license key is issued. No further inquiries, including the one I have quoted above, coming from you shall be replied to.


    And, I might add that if an RSS feed can't be fetched during the length of time your server company allows for a script to run, then there's nothing I can do about it. Content Farmer tries it's best to pick up where things break off just for such a scenario. Oh, and you never asked me about such a problem.

    The #1 problem for users of CF is Blogger. They get the program set up and a couple hours later I get an email saying that they can't post to Blogger. The reason -- they tried posting too much. I tell them that, they set things up a bit wiser and I hardly hear from them again.
     
  14. sputnik11

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    I see this product is still for sale. Anyone used?

    Im looking for a working share of rss2blog or a viable alternative that does most all or all of what it does/did?

    A point in the right direction would be most appreciated
     
  15. stream

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    have you found something?
    i was thinking about buing ba.cheapestwebsoftware.com but that tool can not handle all my wishes...