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Question for AutoBloggers

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by adbox, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    Hey,

    I've designed an autoblogger for wordpress, its not a plugin, but a complimentary script that you set up by defining the variables, and then running it as a cron job (a cron job is a routine automatic execution of a script, usually set up in your host's cpanel).

    I soon would like to market it to make some money back on the time spent in building it up, but before I market it, I'd like to know how competitive it is compared to the other available autobloggers.

    What do you (accomplished autobloggers) want in an autoblogger? What are the necessaries that you imagine, and the features you desire?

    Here is what the autoblogger can already do so far.

    1. automatically detect & embed youtube video.
    2. optionally include nofollowed link to original article at end of post
    3. automatically detect amazon feeds and attach amazon id to product links.
    4. declare how many posts can be inserted per day.
    5. filter rss feeds for items that contain your target keywords
    6. ignore rss items that contain exclude keywords
    7. define up to 8 categories, and sort rss items into those categories, based on keywords. (articles that fit multiple categories are categorized in both)
    8. script can be run manually to view lists of accepted and rejected articles within each rss.
    I look forward to feedback,suggestions, & requests.
    Adbox
     
  2. sonneti

    sonneti Regular Member

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    Automatic deep linking (with speed control so I can choose 5 - 10 - 25 links per day)

    default install settings (permalinks etc)

    ad fetching rotating & geo targetting

    Strip out links from rss feeds.

    Local host any pictures.

    Auto random theme fetched from somewhere so I don't have to ftp it up

    A way to pull sentences into a variable out of the rss description if its in text

    Piss beer and shit pizza.
     
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  3. jackanapes

    jackanapes Guest

    Everything BlogSlammer can do and more?
     
  4. rjhere

    rjhere BANNED BANNED

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    LOL.. too funny.. :)
     
  5. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    please explain this out. I'm not familiar with phrase deep linking.

    what other default install settings would you like besides permalinks?


    don't think i can do this on, this sounds like a job for a separate plugin

    do links have to be stripped or can they be just be nofollowed, or should there be an option to choose?

    does blogslammer do this already?

    sounds tough, I bet we can do it. Does blogslammer do this already?

    pleaz explain this one a bit more.
     
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  6. adbox

    adbox Power Member

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    man im looking at the sales page for blog slammer and it looks really nice. I've still never used it.

    It would be impossibly hard to compete on terms of quality with this. Still there are options available.

    Maybe I can sell mine at a lot cheaper price lol


    well looking at the video. I think i could compete with blogslammer. completely different feels.
     
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  7. sonneti

    sonneti Regular Member

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    Yeah but no but yeah but no.... The only thing blogslammer does from that list is auto deep link.
     
  8. sonneti

    sonneti Regular Member

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    A shallow link is a link to www.domain.com/

    A deep link is to www.domain.com/some_interesting_page/


    Comments off, default category, default searchable feed?, all the usual crappy settings that take up time.

    I think ive sorted out geo targetting with openx.org, I'm just lazy and didnt want to have to learn how to use it.

    I'd prefer all links to be stripped out because I want visitors to click an ad before they leave. Yahoo pipes can do this but its a pain to learn and setup for each feed.


    I don't think blogslammer local hosts pictures.

    No it doesn't choose random themes & install them. I'd just like a theme server I can throw up 250 themes and have an automatic wget at install time.

    I'd like to be able to pull a couple of sentences out of an rss description into a variable so I can repeat it later on the page as a quoted comment.
     
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  9. lukesloot

    lukesloot Registered Member

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    sorry to sidetrack, but can someone explain to a NEWB the benefit of step 2.

    # optionally include nofollowed link to original article at end of post

    thanks,

    - lucas
     
  10. jackanapes

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    I have to imagine that Rob is reading this and thinking about updates...Good luck to the OP however.
     
  11. adbox

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    isnt this accomplished with permalinks?

    interesting tactic, i don't know much about it will you show it to me?
     
  12. adbox

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    edit: so i got comments optional, default category, default searchable feed, blog title, blog tagline... any else?
     
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  13. sonneti

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    Permalinks will make the pages for us on our website but we are sending links to our pages from other websites.

    Take this as an example: we are making links from domainA.com (it could be another blog, a comment box, a forum, a twitter comment etc)

    Code:
    <a href="www.domainB.com/">A Shallow Link</a>
    
    When we are deep linking to pages we are linking to a page buried deep into the sites

    Code:
    <a href="www.domainB.com/something/somethingelse/deep.html">A Deep Link</a>
    
    I don't have this up on any sites yet.
     
  14. adbox

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    At the end of it all what kinda of automation you are looking for. : ? --im sorry im just having a hard time seeing.


    --I'm working on the random theme selection->download ->extraction -> declaration right now.

    Next it's the image-hosting.
     
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  15. xeon2neon

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    will make trough..if lower price..will contacted you later..
     
  16. adbox

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    definitely lower price.

    random theme selection module complete.

    on to the image hosting... : /
     
  17. adbox

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    :D

    Autoblogging script now hosts all images locally, and sets image alt to the name of the file, minus the extension.

    If the script recognises that there is already an image stored with the same name, it will auto-generate a new name for the image.

    Speaking of names...
    Does anyone have any name ideas for this utility?
    Pricing ideas?
    Have I mentioned that this doesn't work as a plugin, but rather a stand alone configurable script?
     
  18. patrik609

    patrik609 Newbie

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    Stand alone configurable script will be great. Basically it is MUST since you are putting more content sources /rss/ together, which is GREAT. I would like to see something that can create 1000's keyword based articles. After they are created than they can be posted to blogs through xmlrpc with forexample JT tools /blogposter/. I would also go after ebayRSS than amazon...
    Ebay rss, amazon, pics, youtube vids, plus additional text /articles/ in one blog post can bring a lots of "attention" from bots /for linking/ or customers:)....
     
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  19. adbox

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    thanks for the tip on the ebay, I'll go ahead and familiarize myself with their program, which i probably shoulda have done already and them implement a handler into the script!
     
  20. adbox

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    Hey can someone hook me up with a ebay rss example. I cant figure out how to generate them from the ebay affiliate section.