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My Twisted Autoblogging Method for Easy Cash

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by shezboy, Feb 15, 2010.

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  1. shezboy

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    Hi,
    It feels like most of my IM education has come from this forum - I owe this forum and many members so
    much yet they will probably never know who they are and how much their input has helped me.

    So, I wanted to put something back - in the hope that this may help others too.

    This is my Autoblogging for easy cash methd which is a twist on what others are doing but I've yet
    to see this exact method talked about here. So this is my twisted method. Please note that there
    is nothing complex about this and it is the simple things that work online.

    And before we get started, yes, I am doing this right now and have been for some time, it works.

    Overview:
    Buy domain + Hosting - install WP as main site - add a couple of plugins - create a targeted Twitter
    account.

    The blog auto posts - a plugin then tweets this post to the Twitter followers which brings traffic
    to your blog.

    Monetize the traffic when it arrives at the blog.

    Finer Details:
    Decide on your niche. Don't worry about the number of searches that your niche will receive. Forget
    about keyword research and search engine rankings. Go to eBay and find the hottest selling products
    but do not be too niche on this.

    Think 'iPods' or 'PS3' or 'Mac Book Pro' etc. Your niche should be large and popular but still specific
    to a perticular subject. Don't just restrict your ideas to a perticular product. Sports teams have a huge
    following and a very popular. Plus, with sports teams, there is an almost unlimited number of products
    that you can promote from your autoblog.

    Steps and Tools:
    OK, I have a blog set up on the "New York Yankees" and a twitter account to match. That Twitter account
    has 18,300 followers at present and it grows each day.

    So, using this blog for the example here, this is what I would do if I was setting this up from scratch.
    And the great news is that all of the tools you need are available in the "members download" section.

    So, I would go get a domain with the words "New York Yankees", possibly it would be
    newyorkyankeesonlinefanshop.com (or similar).

    I'd set up the hosting and install a WP blog using the cPanel (takes 30 seconds). Set up the blog in
    the root folder.

    Next you will need the following plugins -

    WP Robot - turns your blog into an AutoBlog (available on BHW)
    Twitter Tools - Tweets your posts to Twitter automatically
    Advertising Manager - gives you total control over ALL ads on your site
    Contact Form 7 - an easy way to add a contact form to your site
    Google Sitemap Generator - very useful for helping the G deal with your site
    Open in New Window - Makes all external links open in new windows
    Statpress - Great stats about traffic to your site
    WP FollowMe - Adds a cool tab style button to the side of the screen which leads visitors directly to your Twitter account
    WP Greet Box is a cool plugin as it displays a customized greeting message to your visitors depending where they came from.

    Rather than trying to give a full tutorial on WP Robot I stronly advise you to read their tutorials and guides
    on how to use it but I will run through how I'd use it if I was setting up the Yankees site again.

    As an Amazon affiliate I would use WP Robot to add posts to the blog that are items sold on Amazon. Each item,
    as it is posted to my blog is linked using my Amazon affiliate ID.

    The same can be done with eBay too. I would also get WP Robot to post videos from YouTube. As I'm also an
    affiliate of a sports clothing supplier I would also add their data feeds in to WP Robot.

    To stop the blog looking like an out and out sales whore I also add RSS feeds from other related blogs as well
    as Google News feeds. This makes the blog useful to its visitors rather than just trying to sell them things
    all the time.

    Remember, each post is being sent to Twitter so if it is a useful news post then it will get Re-Tweeted many times
    which brings more traffic to your blog.

    So that's pretty much the actual blog part taken care of. All that you need to concentrate on is building a Twitter
    following. Again, there are tools in the download section of this forum which will help you to do this.

    When I created my Yankees Twitter account I also registered with Twellow and used Twellowhood to find people living
    in New York as there would be a good chance they're Yankee fans - and I was right.

    Remember, all you need to do is concentrate on building this Twitter following for you to make money. The blog will
    take care of everything else.

    Figures
    I have found that I can bring at least 100 visitors to my blog every day and know that these visitors will browse
    an average of 7 pages each as they are avid Yankee fans.

    So this gives me 700 page views a day and by using the Advertising Manager plugin I can auto rotate different ads
    on the same pages so avoiding 'ad blindness'. Where someone may see an AdSense block in the side bar when they view
    a post, when they view another post, the AdSense block will change to an item on Amazon or eBay etc.

    These blogs easily create a few dollars a day from AdSense plus commissions from Amazon, eBay and the sports clothing
    supplier. And all this is with very little effort once the blog has been set up. Just concentrate on the Twitter
    following and you'll make money.

    If you have any questions then please ask away. If you have a twist on this idea then share it and expand on things.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that the spider visits to these blogs is insane. I set another one of these type of blogs up for
    an NFL team and it took Google less than 10 seconds to spider the site after sending the first Tweet to Twitter. 10 SECONDS
    to get a site spidered!! Is that a record?
     
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  2. footfall99

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    Thank you for the post and giving a detailed description of the steps and tools that you use!
     
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    No problem, you're welcome. If you have any questions then please feel free to ask
     
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    Do you not worry about hiding the autoblog code from the G man?
     
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    Nope, the G don't seem to have any probs with any of these blogs I set up and so far I have 24 of them.

    They are also getting traffic from Google and Yahoo as the posts seem to have found their way into the natural search results. I have done zero SEO promoting etc.
     
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    I am very impressed. I think I might try a few autoblogs...I think where I struggle is finding a good niche a the right keywords...
     
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    Sent you a PM by the way.
     
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    Twitter + Autoblogs is a match made in heaven. It's the best strategy to have as an autoblogger.
     
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    Thanks for this. I have just installed StatPress and Twitter tools!

    I LOVE them both!! I'm going to install them on all my sites.

    I have 2 autoblogs I created yesterday, and 1 has 16unique Visitors, and the other has 19unique visitors, and I just installed it about an hour ago!

    Thanks Again, I'll be watching this thread :D
     
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    Do you like WP robot better for amazon, or reviewazon?
     
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    I've only usedWP Robot so I can't say. WPR does so much more than Amazon which is why I use it. It works for what I need it to do for Amazon.
     
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    Yep, Autoblogs + Twitter is something good if done right, the key here and to speed things up is to have a targeted twitter accounts with thousands of followers already.. .
     
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    Create a new one and watch how fast Google spiders it from after the first post is Tweeted. It's taking Google mere seconds to hit any new blog set up like this.
     
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    So what's the best way to getting a ton of followers for your Twitter account to get a ton of traffic to your blogs? Anything in particular you are doing to add followers daily?
     
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    thanks for the useful info, just posting so that i can come back to this later
     
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    Yes, you need a program like hummingbird2 or another program that auto-follows people on twitter. Hummingbird is available in the download section right now. :D
     
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    I just created 2 twitter accounts for my 2 newest autoblogs, and already have followers. lol

    This is great!

    Autoblog 1 -
    Visitors 48
    Pageviews 117
    Spiders 101
    Indexed 98

    Autoblog 2 -
    Visitors 46
    Pageviews 91
    Spiders 139
    Indexed 14
     
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    Damn I am jealous of everyone's success.
     
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    I wouldn't say I'm successful quite yet.

    I am grateful I've been indexed so fast.

    but with only $0.16, I can't even buy a gum ball. :(
     
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