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METHOD: How To Make An Autoposting Viral News Site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charliebrooker, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've had a few PM's in response to comments I've made in threads about how easy it is to make a profitable, hands-free viral news site.

    So I'm going to tell you how to do it right now.

    Looking at my signature link you're probably wondering "why the hell would someone promoting writers advocate stealing from them?"

    Well, there is no easy answer to that, other than 90% of the stuff I scrape is actually images and other nonsense that the Facebook crowd love.


    Will I get caught doing this?

    The first thing people keep asking is how can I get away with scraping content. I'll explain it as follows:

    1. Google and other big sites constantly do it.
    2. There are a thousand other sites scraping it as well - you can't all get found out.
    3. Use fake whois info.
    4. You are actively not trying to rank, so your chances of being found are minimal.

    To address point 4, the key to this strategy is to IGNORE Google. Yep, you are not interested in search engines. Why? Well:

    - you will hardly rank for anything anyway
    - you will be leaving a footprint to be found by if the site employs a bot or outsourcers to find copyright infringements.




    What can I do if I get caught?

    1. Host in another country and if the site goes down, just upload a back-up copy onto another account and start again.
    2. Say sorry, take down the content and scrape from another site instead.
    3. Find something safer.



    If I am ignoring search engines, where is the traffic coming from?

    - Social media.



    STEP 1: Create A Site

    Get a cool domain name, like megaviralnews.com or something. Get a godaddy $1.99 coupon to make this cheap.

    Get some cheap shared hosting. Dreamhost often offer $20 a year hosting via coupon. Domain and webspace for $22 means close to zero to lose if it goes down.

    I always use Wordpress Genesis. It's awesome, responsive, lightweight and HTML5 with structured mark-up. So it works well on all devices without messing around.

    Pick a Genesis theme (Genesis and themes are always in the download section on BHW for free), and install it in a new copy of wordpress. Keep the theme simple, white and non-distracting. Forget fluff, you want people focused on content - and adverts.

    I then use an RSS scraper to pull in the viral news articles from one or more source sites. I use the WPMU Premium scraper plugin, but you could also use feedwordpress or Wp-robot (I think, never used it but I think it's an RSS scraper).

    I then use an auto tagging plugin to create a tag feed, plus wordfence to protect the site from morons.

    For the advertising I use a free pop-up plugin (search the wordpress repository, there are loads) and Adrotate pro, which is a premium plugin that allows me to geo-and-device target advertising and rotate ads across the site.

    I also use the WPMU Premium plugin WP Smush it, which optimises image size to keep things fast loading.

    Get a great logo and the site is done....apart from setting your robots.txt file to not encourage bots to sniff your content. If you're paranoid you can block the googlebot using htaccess.



    Getting Traffic To Your News Site

    This is where you need automation.

    What I have done is use the following to drive traffic:


    1. Twitter

    For twitter I have bought 100 or so PVA accounts and used Twidium inviter (you could use followliker) to build followers using follow/unfollow method.

    I target them to follow the followers of other viral news sites (viralnova is great), humor sites, funny twitter accounts, comedians and anything else similar.

    I then set every account up in a Twitter RSS poster (I use twitterfeed.com) and set each account to post a few link per day to twitter.

    MY 100-odd accounts currently have about 76k followers.


    2. SNAP

    I use the SNAP plugin to drive traffic to other social networks, using multiple created accounts. For example I have found great success posting to flipboard. Flipboard is on all Samsung android phones by default and is more widely looked at then you would think. One story got picked up by other boards and sent 20k visitors in a day for example.


    3. Facebook

    Twitterfeed.com can also post to facebook, so make use of that feature, I do with about 50 PVA FB accounts.


    4. Tumblr

    I'm auto posting the content to 11 tumblr blogs as well. They were aged ones I picked up with followers.




    The Result

    Every day the site I'm describing scrapes and posts 20 viral items, covering photo's, videos, jokes etc.

    All the linked accounts post that content and drive traffic to the site.

    I average anywhere between 200-20000 visitors a day, I average around 6k.

    Revenue, from adsense, pop-ups/unders, opt-ins which I mail to using a hands-free autoresponder and CPA offers averages $100 a week.


    Now obviously the key here is to get one established, learn and scale it up with more.

    I was going to do that, but got stuck on 5 sites as my "proper" project, my evangelical goal of providing a marketplace for people to buy great content from great writers on, has taken over....well my entire life to be honest!

    But the method works, it is relatively low risk, unless you are unlucky, AND it is truly AUTOMATED 100% income.
     
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  2. clearjive

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    Thanks for writing and sharing, also your patience to write such a big share, i wish u make more in the coming days.
     
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    thanks for sharing. Gonna start up a site and try this.
     
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  5. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's a great idea. How do I do that?


     
  6. foundnemo

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    This is amazing. I am going to try this out on a domain I have sitting around. Thanks for creating such a complete guide.
     
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  7. tb303

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    nice detailed guide that deserved more thanks than it got.
     
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  8. dragonian

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    thanks for the share where can you find the wpmu premium scraper
     
  9. Gianex

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    Great guide thanks a lot!

    So, can you monetize copied content with Adsense?
     
  10. Gioware

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    I don't see how this is automated, this required establishing dozens of social accounts. Now, if you have 50 FB and 10 Twitter accounts with several dozen K followers, that's another story. Good luck.
     
  11. daewoo45

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    It's an automated news site, he describes step by step how to make a news site and have stories automatically published daily with no work on your end.

    Now if you don't want to be lazy and get some traffic to your site you can simply set up a few social accounts that will take no more than 2 hours.

    If it is too hard for you to click a button to tweet / share the links to your stories from your site, you can easily automate that as well.

    Thanks for the thread OP, I have already set mine up and can't wait to see it grow.
     
  12. web_riches

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    Hi,

    Seems like this may be a fun project to set up today.

    I have some questions, if you have time prehaps you can help?

    twitterfeed - you can have all 100 PVA from Twitter and FB on this service?
    I looked and don't see a price listing, is this for free?

    For Tumbler, do you set up all 11 accounts in the SNAP plugin on your site + the Flip-board?

    For the twitter accounts or FB accounts - do you need to set up anything besides allowing twitterfeed to post to it?

    Twidium inviter - Do you add all your 100 PVA to this as well? How do you manage friends requests from the 100+ accounts?

    For the 5 web pages you have set up like this - are you posting all 5 feeds to your 100 Twitter accounts?

    I am looking to get 100 PVA twitter accounts that each have 50 Friends (500 potential viewers), do you think this is good or, should I get acounts with 100 friends to start off?

    Thank you~!

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    Relisting services:
    twitterfeed - to syndicate the blog to facebook and twitter
    Twidium inviter - to find followers of comedy and such

    On WP
    SNAP plugin for WP - To post to Tumbler and Flipboard
    Wordfence for security
    WPRobot or something for RSS pulling.
    Auto tagging plugin to add tags (Assume this will post tags to FB and Twitter too?)
    Pop up plugin
    WP Smush it


    For others looking to set this up with investment,
    100 PVA with 50 friends is about 70$
    50 PVA aged 4month ~ 1 year is about $125
    11 Tumbler accounts (no followers) about $7
    1 Domain name (as mentioned above) $2.99
    Hosting (I have hosting all ready so.. no cost here)
    Logo on Fivveer ($5) or free is you use photoshop
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    Estimated total: $210 ish
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    Set up time: 1~3 days. ??
     
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    Certainly gonna try some of these. Thanks for sharing mate!
     
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    Haha, lovely method! I guess this doesn't need any modification as it's already working well BUT I have often thought about doing this and using Wordai api to spin the content as well, making it unique......
     
  15. forethan

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    Very good bro!

    With this one it add another piece of the puzzle to rocks on social media
    @BTB @Mr E and now you!
    The three methods combine is 100% spoon fed. We only have to follow the method(and find a niche)!
     
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  16. any1hacks

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    thanks for sharing.
    will look into this.
     
  17. back2basics

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    Thanks for the method. Does WPMU Premium scraper automatically remove any janky stuff from posts? Like other sites adsense code, social button code, etc. I've used similar plugins and that stuff was all getting pulled in.
     
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  18. 4Panda

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    Maybe it's not called WPMU Premium Scraper. OP should clarify.
     
  19. daewoo45

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    Yeah it's not lol, been trying a couple.
    Still trying to find a decent one.
     
  20. jijoua

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    Good share, I will try it this week end :)