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My First Autoblog! Site Reviews and Tps Anyone?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ksaris, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. ksaris

    ksaris Junior Member

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    I've been a lurker for some time and must say, HAVE LEARNED ALOT FROM YOU GUYS AND GIRLS! I just built a new (my first and only) autoblog and would like the anyone to post any input to help me out, tips, tricks, improvements anything at all...

    I'm using about 20 plugins, lets see...

    wprobot
    maxblog
    supercache
    OPP
    Similar posts
    Askimet
    all in one seo
    delete duplicate post
    pingcrawl
    analytics
    xml sitemap
    dds sitemap
    sociable
    simple tags
    excerpt editor

    http://www.cheaper-sewing-machine.com/


    I turned wp robot on fast posts and have since turned it down to around 5-7 posts/day.

    I am monetizing with:
    Amazon
    Chitika
    Clickbank

    Thanks for all your input and help!
     
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    very nice. looks like a real blog, do another 100 of those and have fun!
     
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    Not bad but your site needs to be optimized, it is running WAY too slow.
     
  5. ksaris

    ksaris Junior Member

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    Thank you..it took around 30hrs all in all to build after getting this boards research into place...

    Definitely looking for a good twitter method, have Hummingbird now...

    Whats your take on Chitika vs Adsense?

    Also, it seems my Firefox Adblock blocks Chitika and I believe Adsense ads as well, is this an issue for visitors with Adblock, or is it just part of the game..?
     
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    I have never been a fan of adsense on autoblogs because if google finds out they can freely ban you.
     
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    ksaris Junior Member

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    Thanks for the feedback on the optimize issue, hmmm I think there is a .gz archive plugin out there, I may have to do some other stuff to optimize it...?

    I am on hostmonster..
     
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    Not bad. Here's some constructive criticism....

    Make the header text consistent in pluralisation:
    "Reviews and Prices" rather than "Reviews and Price"

    Same thing about pluralisation here:
    "Confused about brands and models of new sewing machine?"
    Make that "...sewing machines?"

    Your wp-cumulus cloud is cluttered - clean up your tags or, if you're lazy like me, make it show only categories rather than categories + tags.

    I look the look and feel, I guess (I don't sew, but it looks to me like the type of theme that someone who does sew would enjoy).
     
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    Thank you thats great advice! I think I meant to hit the keywords with the singular, but your right it sounds stupid lol .

    Yeah I went for bright and light colors for sewing audience, cheery i guess.

    I'm using flexibilty theme which is really nice.
     
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    @dsense will pay better than either chitika or adbrite. Yes, they can and will ban you if you screw around with them, but their systems look a lot more at things like click fraud, violating their TOS with crap like more than 3 ad blocks per page, using @dsense on porn/hate/racism/warez sites, stuff like that.

    If you have or can get an @dsense account, I'd give that a go. Just be ready if they do warn or ban you - if they warn you, respond to it appropriate. If they ban you, move over to @dbrite or chitika or someone else. Plenty of fish in the pond, just that big G owns that pond.
     
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    What about kontera?

    I need to market this now, thinking twitter, scrapebox and comments..
    This is the area that I'm fuzzy on as a concentrated method to get an autoblog (with the idea that this is the first of hundreds) good traffic and consistent visits and views.

    There is the CommentLuv comment trick that I've been looking into without moderation (mostly) and good PR sites
     
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    hi ksaris,

    well done. but then monetization wise.
    you really gotta do something about it.
     
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    I'd say just touch up on the auto poster.

    "1994 BMW K75S" has nothing to do with sewing (I don't think)

    Looks good for you're first :D
     
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    It looks solid, keep building more of those... make an empire.
     
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    looks good, i noticed the motorcyle post to, as if you would compare a motorcycle to a sewing machine (no offence at OP, making fun of the article)

    oh and you're almost my twin... scary
     
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    yeah, my only comment was it was bit slow to load up.
    Now focus on getting traffic, the link brokentwo posted should lead you in the right direction. Just realize its gonna take a while to get good traffic and start making money, so dont be discouraged from a slow start.
     
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    thank you all for the ideas and improvements, going to make these changes now. WP-Robot question: how do I use negative keywords with it when I add a new search (say on amazon), i've tried -keyword, also tried "-keyword" nothing works. Thats why some of the posts are squirrly lol. Not too bad considering I'm not using neg kw :)
     
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    I type the term "cheaper-sewing-machine.com". It's not on the first page. A litter wired. :confused:
     
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    Did you create a Sewing fan site on Facebook? That would be cool.
     
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    How many uniques are you getting a day? And if you don't mind, how do you get traffic? I read all the auto-blog threads but just can't figure out how people say they make an auto blog and forget about it forever... how do you get traffic without manually promoting?

    Thanks so much! Looks great btw