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question for autobloggers

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by serialfish, May 19, 2010.

  1. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    So, I'm setting up my first autoblog, and I have a domain name; however, I have one question before jumping in with both feet (purchasing WP Robot).

    With autoblogs, is it better to go with a niche or a microniche? I am currently leaning towards doing a niche, since it does aggregate and having a lot of content feeding in is the goal. With a microniche, it may become difficult to find enough content to propagate.

    All you successful autobloggers, what do you think is best?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Isendale

    Isendale Junior Member

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    I just started building ABs. So far my best performing ABs are very general niche topics.

    If your niche is too "micro" you will have problems finding material you can leech.

    My organic traffic so far is off long tailed keywords from the posted articles and are usually KWs I would have never thought of in the first place.

    My opinion is, Micro niche blogs if you are personally building. General niche if autoblogging.

    Just my personal experience so far after 3 weeks.
     
  3. corky20

    corky20 Regular Member

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    I think setting it up with twitter is a great way to go, has worked for me for the few autoblogs I have going so far!
     
  4. Jason_parker700

    Jason_parker700 Regular Member

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    i have done autoblogs before, and i don't think you should be wasting time doing keyword research or creating a niche blog. If you create a niche blog, you'd be competing with a lot of people again and the whole autoblog thing won't be auto.

    In my opinion, try to have about 2500- 3000 pages of random keywords, so that people should visit your page and not find much answers, being left with the only option of clicking on ads. Then when your cpanel shows a whole load of keywords, you can do article submission and allow those pages to rank higher.

    You can also try the peel away ads and footer ads to monetize it even more and like somebody said, your can add twitter plugins to increase traffic.

    You really don't have to believe me on this, but i have heard people getting good clicthroughs by ranking for non sensical keywords.
     
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  5. Isendale

    Isendale Junior Member

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    This is what I'm finding to be true.

    Auto blogging to me is like throwing handfulls of mud at a wall. At first it all falls off but eventually some starts to stick. If you keep at it you will cover the wall with mud.

    The more pages your AB has, the more organic traffic shows up. As I wrote earlier the KWs that bring traffiic to my site are ones I never would of thought of anyways.

    It's a lot of trial and error to find what works well. The main thing is to learn and do the things that actually work over and over and over and.......
     
  6. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    Thanks for the responses.

    Follow-up question: I've seen people build autoblogs as both the primary address (i.e. blahblah.com) and as a subpage (blahblah.com/techstuff). Do you think that one is preferable to the other? Obviously subpages are a lot cheaper to setup, since you only pay for one domain/hosting. Does it hurt SEO-wise to use subpages?

    Thoughts?
     
  7. georgeg_g

    georgeg_g Newbie

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    why subpage and not subdomain? it always better for various reasons
     
  8. hexa714

    hexa714 Junior Member

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    I'm with you, I like subdomains. In response to the original question, my more general autoblogs get more traffic and but my microniche ones make more money. For me the microniche ones have a higher CTR% and better paying clicks.
     
  9. serialfish

    serialfish Newbie

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    I meant subdomain, not subpage. I want to know the differences between using domains or subdomains. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  10. Isendale

    Isendale Junior Member

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    Not sure what you mean by "subpage".

    I have about 15 blogs all on subdomains of my parent doamin.

    i.e.

    mysubdomain.domain.com

    The beauty of this is you can pretty much name the "mysubdomain" part anything. You will also save a bunch of money on domains too. My subdomains get listed and indexed by G00gle very quickly.

    There are people who will tell you not to use subdomains for various reasons. I believe as long as you don't inter-link them or participate in blackhat stuff. :rolleyes: