Journey to the Dark Side - My first autoblog with $10 and no coding skills

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UPDATE 1

I just finished writing a high quality article for my White Hat blog and realized I put a lot of time and effort into it. The next moment I felt a shadow slowly creeping up on me. It was the cold touch of the BLACK HAT DEMON gently whispering:

"Why put so much effort into PLEASING the Big G (-spot)? You can join the dark side and write thousands of pages of content effortlessly, cloak em up and redirect visitors to EVIL offers and gain FAT STACKS of CASH!"

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Got excited to work on this journey today, even if I previously told myself it's just a side-project for the weekends.

I picked the niche/s. It's going to be beauty and/or children toys (so much for the evil offer :D). Haven't decided which one I will start first, but both seem promising right now.

I tested the content generation with a few keywords and it works OK. But content generation is the easy part, so I moved on to the cloaker, which a lot of you guys were interested in.

THE REDIRECT CLOAKER:

@GenesisOne @blackbit78 @dpsmith You guys were curious about the cloaker so here it is:

1. First I checked the cloakers section (linked in OP) but there's too much stuff like reverse DNS, user agents and IP lists to bother with. The php scripts need to be copied and pasted into thousands of pages, geez, that's too much for me.

So I said to myself: THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!

2. I then found the following free cloaker just by googling, a small code that you copy paste into your htaccess file:
Code:
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^(110\.174\.129\.147|203\.217\.17\.162)
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(Googlebot|Bingbot|Slurp) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://YourEvilOfferThatGoogleCantSee.com/$1 [L,R,NE]

Replace the link at the bottom with your offer, affiliate link, your landing page or whatever you want. When users land on your website they will be redirected to that link, while leaving search engine crawlers IN THE DUST.

I edited a little, added bingbot and yahoo bot (slurp) as well aside from Googlebot. You can add more user agents to the list, or more IP filters to make it stronger, but this is more than enough for my journey.

I tested it earlier with a lorem ipsum homepage connected to a domain I wasnt using and when I accessed it I got redirected to the link, flawlessly.

Next I'm going to build the full list of keywords and start generating the content.
what are the ip on the first rewritecond? "RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^(110\.174\.129\.147|203\.217\.17\.162)"
 

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what are the ip on the first rewritecond? "RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^(110\.174\.129\.147|203\.217\.17\.162)"
I just use it as is, so I'm not sure. Perhaps these are crawlers ips.
 

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UPDATE 7

While building a black hat project feels really exciting especially when trying it for the first time, I'm also happy that my autoblogs don't hurt other legit bloggers:

- I don't steal content from other blogs, not even modified. I've only used no man's land resources (way back machine and Wikipedia) to create content for merely 1 page per site (homepage). Even so, the content is not duplicated.

- I don't waste visitors time with poor quality articles. My visitors won't even see the generated content. They land on the offer and it takes them only 1 second to close the tab if they're not interested. However, if they like the offer and move forward, then I provided value.

- The game is strictly between me and the algorithm, trying to see what works and there is almost zero collateral damage.

Here's what's new with my splogs...

Site 1:

- I'm at 30 indexed pages. This means I escaped the dreaded 4 index, which some websites seem to be stuck at.

- I don't have traffic yet, but I expect the content to rank soon on some of the 0 search volume keywords.

Site 2:

- I generated and uploaded the whole site today.

- I used the same template from site 1 (html structure and css file). Only modified colors so it's not identical.

- Now it's just a waiting game. I'll start thinking about the 3rd site.
 

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UPDATE 8

Site 1:

- 100 indexed pages. Crawlers are getting speedier by the day.

- A few pages are ranking already. I got the first 2 clicks from serp to offer.

- I don't expect sales anytime soon, but this is exciting because it seems to be working.

Site 2:

- The homepage has already been indexed. It was faster with a fresh domain than with the expired domain. But the reason might be the content.

Haven't started working on the 3rd site, but I'll try health niche this time.
 

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UPDATE 8

Site 1:

- 100 indexed pages. Crawlers are getting speedier by the day.

- A few pages are ranking already. I got the first 2 clicks from serp to offer.

- I don't expect sales anytime soon, but this is exciting because it seems to be working.

Site 2:

- The homepage has already been indexed. It was faster with a fresh domain than with the expired domain. But the reason might be the content.

Haven't started working on the 3rd site, but I'll try health niche this time.
After your success in white hat, it seems you gonna succeed in black hat seo too
 

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UPDATE 1

I just finished writing a high quality article for my White Hat blog and realized I put a lot of time and effort into it. The next moment I felt a shadow slowly creeping up on me. It was the cold touch of the BLACK HAT DEMON gently whispering:

"Why put so much effort into PLEASING the Big G (-spot)? You can join the dark side and write thousands of pages of content effortlessly, cloak em up and redirect visitors to EVIL offers and gain FAT STACKS of CASH!"

View attachment 191524

Got excited to work on this journey today, even if I previously told myself it's just a side-project for the weekends.

I picked the niche/s. It's going to be beauty and/or children toys (so much for the evil offer :D). Haven't decided which one I will start first, but both seem promising right now.

I tested the content generation with a few keywords and it works OK. But content generation is the easy part, so I moved on to the cloaker, which a lot of you guys were interested in.

THE REDIRECT CLOAKER:

@GenesisOne @blackbit78 @dpsmith You guys were curious about the cloaker so here it is:

1. First I checked the cloakers section (linked in OP) but there's too much stuff like reverse DNS, user agents and IP lists to bother with. The php scripts need to be copied and pasted into thousands of pages, geez, that's too much for me.

So I said to myself: THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!

2. I then found the following free cloaker just by googling, a small code that you copy paste into your htaccess file:
Code:
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^(110\.174\.129\.147|203\.217\.17\.162)
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(Googlebot|Bingbot|Slurp) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://YourEvilOfferThatGoogleCantSee.com/$1 [L,R,NE]

Replace the link at the bottom with your offer, affiliate link, your landing page or whatever you want. When users land on your website they will be redirected to that link, while leaving search engine crawlers IN THE DUST.

I edited a little, added bingbot and yahoo bot (slurp) as well aside from Googlebot. You can add more user agents to the list, or more IP filters to make it stronger, but this is more than enough for my journey.

I tested it earlier with a lorem ipsum homepage connected to a domain I wasnt using and when I accessed it I got redirected to the link, flawlessly.

Next I'm going to build the full list of keywords and start generating the content.
what code you should add to exclude wp-admin from redirecting?
 

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what code you should add to exclude wp-admin from redirecting
I don't know, honestly, because I don't use WP to encounter that problem.

In my case I excluded the homepage and a few other urls from redirecting by not adding a htacces file to their folder at all. For example, I only added it to domain.com/content/ which is a folder that contains all articles. So other folders outside of it won't redirect.

Since you're using WP, I think it's easier to find a redirect plugin.
 

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Any update?

which generator did you choose and how can you input your own keywords to generate the content?
Nothing much to report right now. I'm on a break with COVID, so won't build the 3rd site right now, or maybe do it slowly.

The first site is still getting indexed (about 150 pages indexed so far) but no new traffic yet.

The 2nd site hasn't started indexing the posts yet (just the homepage).

As for the generator. I used a combination of the generators like I said previously. I needed a local version so I can generate everything on my computer so I jumbled some python scripts found on google to spit out random words. The result is similar to the generators I linked but instead of lorem Ipsum I get words in my language, so it seems legit to crawlers.

So the script spits words from a list, so to add keywords I add them to that list.
 
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Nothing much to report right now. I'm on a break with COVID, so won't build the 3rd site right now, or maybe do it slowly.

The first site is still getting indexed (about 150 pages indexed so far) but no new traffic yet.

The 2nd site hasn't started indexing the posts yet (just the homepage).

As for the generator. I used a combination of the generators like I said previously. I needed a local version so I can generate everything on my computer so I jumbled some python scripts found on google to spit out random words. The result is similar to the generators I linked but instead of lorem Ipsum I get words in my language, so it seems legit to crawlers.

So the script spits words from a list, so to add keywords I add them to that list.
Can you share the scripts?
i was searching on google how to do all these things but have not been able to make it work.

Do your scripts work like this?

you make a text file with all your keywords
You read that file and turn all keywords into a list
You make a script to use random words from that list and make paragraphs.

Now how are you able to put the title of all generated articles as each one of your keywords?
How do you output each generated article in python as html file?
Do you name all the files as index.html?
How where you able to make a folder for each of your thousands keywords?

Sorry for too many questions but i really wanna try this
 

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Can you share the scripts?
No. Sorry. I shared the redirect cloaker because I found it in 2 seconds. But for the content-generating scripts I put more efforts.
Do your scripts work like this?

you make a text file with all your keywords
You read that file and turn all keywords into a list
You make a script to use random words from that list and make paragraphs.

Now how are you able to put the title of all generated articles as each one of your keywords?
How do you output each generated article in python as html file?
Do you name all the files as index.html?
How where you able to make a folder for each of your thousands keywords?
Yes, that's pretty much it overall. You basically have it all figured out.

Here's some tips I gave in pm to someone who asked:

- Aside from the list of keywords, add another list with regular words (or lorem ipsum) and use random to generate content from both lists and build your paragraphs.
- From the list of keywords you can easily generate html titles, page titles (H1), urls, because you can use the same keyword for article title, url path, so on.
- For creating the pages (html) you mostly need to add strings together, which is very easy, just with + sign. For example, copy paste the html header and only change the title tag by replacing it with the current keyword from the list. This way you can generate different headers for each article, then do the same with the body and footer and then write it all in an html file.

Instead of writing a .txt file you write a .html file. Yes, I name all files index.html and I have a script that creates folders and puts it inside. You can easily generate folder names from the list of keywords, or from the list of urls. The list of urls can be also used to create the interlinking and the sitemap.

There will be little tweaks and bugs that can take up time but everything can be solved with a google search.
 

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I'm interested how you generated keyword list and how are you using them in the content, just put them into H1, content? How many KWs per page?

Nice journey, good luck!
 

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I'm interested how you generated keyword list and how are you using them in the content, just put them into H1, content? How many KWs per page?

Nice journey, good luck!
I wrote in the first post how I generate keywords. Next I filter for duplicates and bundle keywords together.

I have around 3 keywords per article, sometimes more. First keyword goes in the page title, H1 and paragraph. The other keywords go in remaining headings and paragraphs.
 

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Hey man,

If I understood your strategy, it is to write as much content on website A using auto-generated articles with keywords you pre-selected?

And then when website A gets some traffic, people are redirected to the blog B where your main sales page is?

If it works you could create hundreds of blogs linking to one sale page?
 

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If I understood your strategy, it is to write as much content on website A using auto-generated articles with keyw
Yes.
And then when website A gets some traffic, people are redirected to the blog B where your main sales page is?
No, I redirect to offer directly.
If it works you could create hundreds of blogs linking to one sale page?
Yes I could, but I prefer to create a different blog for each offer, especially since I don't need to know anything about the niche. This way I can see which offer/niche combination works best.
 

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How are your stats? The cloaking part scare me the most. I am sure google has bots to check it in his war against spam.
 

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How are your stats?
It's a blackbox. The only stats I can see are the number of indexed pages and the clicks to offer. Can't even check my site in semrush because the semrush bot isn't filtered like googlebot so it ends up on the offer page like a normal visitor. It's early to tell anyway, the first site is indexing nicely, Google is loving my content: hundreds of crawlers per day now and a few articles are ranking already because I get a click every few days.
The cloaking part scare me the most. I am sure google has bots to check it in his war against spam.
Yes maybe google will strike back, but it's too early to tell. Everything is under the radar and will probably stay like that for many months, maybe even years, because google doesn't care about non-english tiny splogs.

One thing that can happen is: people returning to google searching the same query after a very short period of time on my website. That will lower the rank for sure. But at the same time some people will read the offer, you know, offers are kinda shiny and draw people in, so then google will think I provided value and up my rank. Depending on the ratio of people bouncing and people reading, my rankings might not drop that fast so Google will think I'm just an average blog.
 

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No. Sorry. I shared the redirect cloaker because I found it in 2 seconds. But for the content-generating scripts I put more efforts.

Yes, that's pretty much it overall. You basically have it all figured out.

Here's some tips I gave in pm to someone who asked:

- Aside from the list of keywords, add another list with regular words (or lorem ipsum) and use random to generate content from both lists and build your paragraphs.
- From the list of keywords you can easily generate html titles, page titles (H1), urls, because you can use the same keyword for article title, url path, so on.
- For creating the pages (html) you mostly need to add strings together, which is very easy, just with + sign. For example, copy paste the html header and only change the title tag by replacing it with the current keyword from the list. This way you can generate different headers for each article, then do the same with the body and footer and then write it all in an html file.

Instead of writing a .txt file you write a .html file. Yes, I name all files index.html and I have a script that creates folders and puts it inside. You can easily generate folder names from the list of keywords, or from the list of urls. The list of urls can be also used to create the interlinking and the sitemap.

There will be little tweaks and bugs that can take up time but everything can be solved with a google search.
can you explain the creating the pages in html part?
I know you can output html in python with html = ''' but inside it you can only put html and no python code so how where you able to put the code for the keywords inside ?
 
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