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

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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.

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.

How do you check/know Google bot crawls your site X amount of times per day?

And about your potential time on site/clicking back to Google issue.

For my own SEO project I’m growing, I’m thinking about using the new SEnuke TNG I think it’s called. For their crowd searcher option. Uses proxies to search for your keywords and then clicks on your site. And obviously NOT click back to Google.

What are your thoughts on that solution?
 

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How do you check/know Google bot crawls your site X amount of times per day?
Hosting account has traffic logs.
For my own SEO project I’m growing, I’m thinking about using the new SEnuke TNG I think it’s called. For their crowd searcher option. Uses proxies to search for your keywords and then clicks on your site. And obviously NOT click back to Google.
It could work.
 

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Hey @blogmen , i was able to put code from google together and create a content generator that takes from 8-10 words and create a sentence. Paragraph contains 4-6 of these sentences.

i created a new script that gets the other txt file that contains the keywords and puts them insane title, h1, meta descriptions and p tags. I put also the generated content insade the p tags.

Now i was able to find the script to create the folders too from the keywords and i was able to write the index.html on each of the folders.

Now i have the folders with the index.html file, but since we are using long tail keywords, folders names will be seperated by spaces because of the keywords. Now when i upload these articles into my website the url structure will look ugly because the spaces between each word in folders names will get read as %20 and not as -

How where you able to name the folders with your keywords but instead of spaces to use -
 

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Hey @blogmen , i was able to put code from google together and create a content generator that takes from 8-10 words and create a sentence. Paragraph contains 4-6 of these sentences.

i created a new script that gets the other txt file that contains the keywords and puts them insane title, h1, meta descriptions and p tags. I put also the generated content insade the p tags.

Now i was able to find the script to create the folders too from the keywords and i was able to write the index.html on each of the folders.

Now i have the folders with the index.html file, but since we are using long tail keywords, folders names will be seperated by spaces because of the keywords. Now when i upload these articles into my website the url structure will look ugly because the spaces between each word in folders names will get read as %20 and not as -

How where you able to name the folders with your keywords but instead of spaces to use -
Good job. Google is your friend, you can find a short piece of code to replace space with dash. I don't know it by heart, just copied it at some point.

I also added a script that removes all weird characters (symbols, slashes) from the list of keywords cause they can mess up the url.
 

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Hey @blogmen , i was able to put code from google together and create a content generator that takes from 8-10 words and create a sentence. Paragraph contains 4-6 of these sentences.

i created a new script that gets the other txt file that contains the keywords and puts them insane title, h1, meta descriptions and p tags. I put also the generated content insade the p tags.

Now i was able to find the script to create the folders too from the keywords and i was able to write the index.html on each of the folders.

Now i have the folders with the index.html file, but since we are using long tail keywords, folders names will be seperated by spaces because of the keywords. Now when i upload these articles into my website the url structure will look ugly because the spaces between each word in folders names will get read as %20 and not as -

How where you able to name the folders with your keywords but instead of spaces to use -
Depending on scripting language you are using, search for "language name replace spaces with" and replace the names before saving folders.

in python you can use

Code:
a_string = "a b c"

new_string = a_string.replace(" ", "_")

in php:
Code:
    $replaced = str_replace(' ', '_', $string);
 

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Depending on scripting language you are using, search for "language name replace spaces with" and replace the names before saving folders.

in python you can use

Code:
a_string = "a b c"

new_string = a_string.replace(" ", "_")

in php:
Code:
    $replaced = str_replace(' ', '_', $string);
Hey thanks, i already fixed this and all i needed was .replace(‘ ‘, ‘-‘)
I already finished the index.html for homepage and the stylesheet. Put the same stylesheet for the all the articles too and a navigation bar to homepage, about us, contact us pages in every page.

all thats left is to learn how to generate the html sitemap with the keywords
 

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UPDATE 9

As I was thinking to work on my white hat blog, a subtle energy shrouded my mind, the dark side was calling me. Working on the BLACK HAT splog was more enticing. I could not resist the temptation and went on hypnotized. That's when I felt "watched" by the darkness itself...

darksith.jpg

I felt better today (health-wise), so I did some keyword research for site 3. Here's the new stuff:

Site 1:

- 171 pages have been indexed. I started getting clicks every day. The day before yesterday I received 1 click and yesterday I received 2 clicks. This is definitely an improvement. It means more articles started to rank.

- A click is the same as a GSC click (even if I don't use GSC for splogs). A click means a user clicked the SERP result and got redirected to the offer.

- I don't expect a conversion with a few clicks. Probably conversion rate will be low, like 1% so I need 100 clicks to convert, maybe even more. Because as much as I try to make it targeted, it's not. Thousands of keywords are redirecting to the same offer, so it won't fit all keywords very well.

Site 2:

- Just the homepage is indexed. It's stuck at this stage for a while now. In 2 weeks it didn't index anything else. I think I know what happened. So, this domain got indexed very fast (even if it's a fresh domain), so fast that it indexed the default page at the hosting provider. Now if I search it by site:domain.tld, the first result is that default page, while my real homepage is hidden in omitted results. It's indexed but not visible.

- I will wait another week to see if crawlers figure it out. If not, I will send some social signals maybe it'll help with indexing.

Site 3:

- I started the keyword research. Actually it is done, but still working on grouping the keywords and cleaning them.

- I will create the content for the homepage before adding the domain so I can upload it at the same time with linking domain. This is to prevent the issue that happened with site 2.
 
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UPDATE 9

As I was thinking to work on my white hat blog, a subtle energy shrouded my mind, the dark side was calling me. Working on the BLACK HAT splog was more enticing. I could not resist the temptation and went on hypnotized. That's when I felt "watched" by the darkness itself...

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I felt better today (health-wise), so I did some keyword research for site 3. Here's the new stuff:

Site 1:

- 171 pages have been indexed. I started getting clicks every day. The day before yesterday I received 1 click and yesterday I received 2 clicks. This is definitely an improvement. It means more articles started to rank.

- A click is the same as a GSC click (even if I don't use GSC for splogs). A click means a user clicked the SERP result and got redirected to the offer.

- I don't expect a conversion with a few clicks. Probably conversion rate will be low, like 1% so I need 100 clicks to convert, maybe even more. Because as much as I try to make it targeted, it's not. Thousands of keywords are redirecting to the same offer, so it won't fit all keywords very well.

Site 2:

- Just the homepage is indexed. It's stuck at this stage for a while now. In 2 weeks it didn't index anything else. I think I know what happened. So, this domain got indexed very fast (even if it's a fresh domain), so fast that it indexed the default page at the hosting provider. Now if I search it by site:domain.tld, the first result is that default page, while my real homepage is hidden in omitted results. It's indexed but not visible.

- I will wait another week to see if crawlers figure it out. If not, I will send some social signals maybe it'll help with indexing.

Site 3:

- I started the keyword research. Actually it is done, but still working on grouping the keywords and cleaning them.

- I will create the content for the homepage before adding the domain so I can upload it at the same time with linking domain. This is to prevent the issue that happened with site 2.
You don’t add the splogs to gsc? why?
 

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This is a really cool journey.

What affiliate network are you using for your offers?
 

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You don’t add the splogs to gsc? why
Because I don't want to risk my white hat cash cow by adding these splogs in the same GSC. What if antispam filter deindexes the splogs and the wh blog with them?

I'd have to use another Google account, another device. All my devices use the same Google account. It's too much hassle. I prefer not to use GSC at all.

What affiliate network are you using for your offers?
Local network for beauty site. Another local network for kids site. For health site I haven't decided yet. I'll choose the first network that I see because networks don't matter much, as long as the offer fits your traffic.
 

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Because I don't want to risk my white hat cash cow by adding these splogs in the same GSC. What if antispam filter deindexes the splogs and the wh blog with them?

I'd have to use another Google account, another device. All my devices use the same Google account. It's too much hassle. I prefer not to use GSC at all.


Local network for beauty site. Another local network for kids site. For health site I haven't decided yet. I'll choose the first network that I see because networks don't matter much, as long as the offer fits your traffic.
Oh ok, i though there was a problem with addings splogs to gsc

One more question, to add your site to cloudflare all you need is update the nameservers right? Because i updated the nameservers to cloudflare and my website went down
 

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I happen to be on a similar journey right now, but scraping data for easy to rank keywords to a normal site (no cloaking)

One interesting thing to note that may be relevant here. I know you just said its too much hassle setting up GSC for you, but here is my findings:

About 3 weeks ago I setup a WP site on a brand new domain and installed the theme while I worked on the scrapper I built inside of Zennoposter. Very quickly the homepage got indexed and just sat there as is for a couple of weeks.

The first lot of pages I worked on where the footer links, TandCs, contact page, and a lot of other legal pages.

While I spent a couple weeks working on the script, I expected some of these links to get indexed... nothing..... then once I finished the script and started posting new pages, none got indexed after about 7 days.

Only once I submitted my sitemaps to GSC did almost all of my links get indexed in 24-48 hours.

Don't know if this means anything or not, could have been the combination of 3 weeks age and then submitting my sitemap or not.... idk.... but yeah, what I found.
 

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I happen to be on a similar journey right now, but scraping data for easy to rank keywords to a normal site (no cloaking)

One interesting thing to note that may be relevant here. I know you just said its too much hassle setting up GSC for you, but here is my findings:

About 3 weeks ago I setup a WP site on a brand new domain and installed the theme while I worked on the scrapper I built inside of Zennoposter. Very quickly the homepage got indexed and just sat there as is for a couple of weeks.

The first lot of pages I worked on where the footer links, TandCs, contact page, and a lot of other legal pages.

While I spent a couple weeks working on the script, I expected some of these links to get indexed... nothing..... then once I finished the script and started posting new pages, none got indexed after about 7 days.

Only once I submitted my sitemaps to GSC did almost all of my links get indexed in 24-48 hours.

Don't know if this means anything or not, could have been the combination of 3 weeks age and then submitting my sitemap or not.... idk.... but yeah, what I found.
Without gsc or backlinks how will google know your site exist?
 

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One more question, to add your site to cloudflare all you need is update the nameservers right?
Yes.
Only once I submitted my sitemaps to GSC did almost all of my links
That's a known thing. I submit to GSC every new article on wh blog. Helps indexing but it's not 100% with new blogs.
Without gsc or backlinks how will google know your site exist?
But how did it index my homepage so fast without links or GSC? Fresh domain too. Google finds everything.
 

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Can someone recommend me a free duplicate plugin for autoblogs?
Thanks
 

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Mini-update:

I wanted to say that finally my 2nd site started to index. I got 5 indexed results already including the sitemap, so from now on I expect things to develop similarly as site 1. More and more crawlers will start coming. Btw I didn't do anything since last update, nothing to help indexing (no GSC submit, no links, no nothing).

Can someone recommend me a free duplicate plugin for autoblogs?
I don't use wp in this journey. But people use wp automatic or wp robot for that purpose.
 
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