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Need review on 1st autoblog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by verticall, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. verticall

    verticall Regular Member

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    http://ipadhype.net/

    This is my first autoblog - Need comments and suggestions on it and If I should change anything. Im using WP Robot with a free theme I found online.

    Only problem I have is advertising it - If anyone has any idea on how to do this, please let me know.

    Other than that, any comments are welcome. Thank you.
     
  2. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    Looks cool!
    I have a question for you... I am also using WP-Robot but the videos do not come up like on your site! On my site they are like miniatures.. and when you click on them.. they take you to youtube! So how do you manage the video and image quality?
     
  3. verticall

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    Hey man,

    Honestly, I dont know. Some of the feeds are screwed up but I just let it go. I do not know why its doing that or If I can avoid it - it is very annoying though. I also have alot of summaries from WPRobot instead of the full post. I was thinking of using Yahoo! Pipes w/ WPRobot. Would that work out?
     
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  4. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    Thanks! One more question.. How do u find feeds? I mean you use some script/bot or something?
     
  5. verticall

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    I use google blog search most of the time.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  6. verticall

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    Can anyone answer the above questions?
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  7. hitman247

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    Okay here is what I found that I would do different.

    1. You need better monetization i.e more CPAs. There are several that say "Free iPad" or "iPad Testers Needed" that pay out from $1.35 to $1.80 for email submit.

    2. Change iPad Hype to The iPad Hype

    3. Change "ipad news and rumors" to "iPad information you won't find anywhere else"

    4. I'm not crazy about your layout at all. I prefer http://zced.com/free-themes/ipad/ to what you are using. (ithemes Flexx is another favorite)

    5. More Categories i.e. ipad, accessories, videos, news (Give people a chance to browse each topic)

    6. Set up WP-Robot to send to those categories....and make sure you set up Robot
    for Amazon. Amazon has a ton of ipad accessories that convert easily.

    7. Your Twitter page is garbage. Use this one as an example.--> http://twitter.com/ipademporium @ipademporium

    8. Use a program like Hummingbird2 to search out those tweeting about the ipad...it will autofollow and drive traffic to your site.

    9. Facebook. Create a fan page. Add RSS Graffiti to it with the RSS feed from your blog. This will update the fanpage everytime your blog updates. Your followers will start growing very quickly. Put your blog URL on your fanpage (obv) Put a fanpage widget on your blog page so people can become fans.

    I would start with that and if you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.
     
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  8. knoxville

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  9. Alex Brooks

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    The best way to promote your auto blog is though search engines, by ranking for long tail keywords, generally auto blogs take a few months before you see any real traffic coming from search engines, but this isn't a problem.

    Using twitter is a great way to get instant traffic to your blog, simply set up something like wp to twitter, then figure out a way of getting a lot of followers. Your ad placement is fine, your theme is good and I personally quite like your blog.
     
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  10. hitman247

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    Great looking site bro. Easy to navigate...and lots of backlinks.

    And GREAT Domain name....so time to expand on it:

    Create a couple of sub-directories:

    kindle.wirelessbookreaders.com
    ipad.wirelessbookreaders.com

    And turn the site into two autoblogs....one promoting Kindle and the other for iPad.

    Your thoughts?
     
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  11. knoxville

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    good idea...now i just wish it could turn over a dime!
     
  12. verticall

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    1) I've never touched CPAs. The only thing that is stopping me from going near them is getting accepted to a network. :(

    2) Done.

    3) Done.

    4) I saw that theme earlier, didnt like it but I changed it. It was a bit buggy but its all good now.

    5) Done.

    6) Done.

    7) How is it crap? Its not working at the moment but just curious.

    8) Will do.

    9) Going to do that thanks.

    How is the blog looking now? :)

    I appreciate the help. Also, like I asked before, WP robot always has summaries. Any way to stop this? Should I use Yahoo Pipes with it to stop it or no?
     
  13. Alex Brooks

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    I think a wider sidebar banner would look better and probably have a better click rate. Just to let you know that, link exchanges are 99% of the time, pointless and a waste of time, but if you think they are working for you, carry on with them.

    Your URL's aren't that SEO friendly, I'd suggest something like:
    http://ipadhype.net/acccessories/ecco-prene-ipad-sleve-black
    instead of:
    http://ipadhype.net/ecco-prene-ipad-sleeve-black.php

    Your homepage title is a bit plain, maybe add some more text to it?
     
  14. Mr_KIXE

    Mr_KIXE Newbie

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    i'll take a review of my site http://ipadsecrets.newdetails.info/
     
  15. johnwho

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    Gazette theme is awesome.nice header too..
     
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    Your title tag are to long. Its a great idea for on page seo to shorten it and target 1 to 2 keywords..
     
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    wow..look great mates. wish i could do the same. :)
     
  18. macpaulos

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    @Mr_KIXE I personally think the theme is the wrong one for your niche. People want sleek for Iphones/Ipads. I also prefer sidebars to be on the right so I can immediately look on the left for the content.....just feels more natural. Categories are abit of the same thing. Need something like hitman suggested, video, news , accessories ect.

    Sorry for mass negative comments, I think you will be well on your way after some basics are cleaned up.

    As people are asking for help...I'm looking to setup a autoblog on a old domain. Problem is the domain name is extremely broad. What would ANYONE suggest for daily-tech-reviews.com ?

    Cheers, GL to those above
     
  19. verticall

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    Is the only way to increase adsense clicks is to go for a higher paying niche? iPad is very low paying so Im just curious. Any other feedback?
     
  20. verticall

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    I just changed alot up. Please give me comments. Thank you!