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What have I done wrong with my autoblog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by M00dman, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. M00dman

    M00dman Newbie

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    Hi,

    I've spent some time reading various post learning how to make a auto blog or splog. I've bought a couple of plugins (WP Unique and WP Robot) and have been successful in setting up my auto blogs. However I haven't had one single search engine hit. I used all in one seo, I have submitted my site along with sitemaps to Google and Bing, verified my site with both, and used RSSbot, And still not one single hit? I'm not expecting much, from my reading I expected 10 hits a day to a splog from long tail keywords. I'm just not sure what I've done wrong.
    When I check my first autoblog in google (site:mysite) I see 11 of my blog post have been indexed yet zero hits so far. The first blog has only been live for about a week, is this not long enough to get any traffic at all?

    I'm using WPMU and have created a total of 4 autoblogs so far, none of them have gotten a single hit from any search engine yet they all have post/pages indexed in google. I'm confused....

    The only promotion I have done so far is using RSSbot and verifying my sites with Google and Bing. I have done no link building at all. I don't have any advertisements on the blogs at all. All the content is from WP Robot and Caffeinated Content pulling articles,you tube, and yahoo answers. I'm not using Amazon or Ebay. All the content is relevant to the niche I'm in. The blogs use simple themes and are actually nice to read, even though all the content is pulled from somewhere else. I'd just like to see each splog I make get a few search engine hits per day. But right now it's a big zero...Any advice greatly appreciated.

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  2. toptips44

    toptips44 Regular Member

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    Just a quick question: How many searches does your niche get and where are you sitting in google (at least first couple of pages) ? These are important to get Search traffic.
     
  3. M00dman

    M00dman Newbie

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    The main keyword gets about 5K searches a day according to SEObook. There are many variations of the keyword which add much more search volume. I don't know where any of my pages are listed within Google right now as I haven't found them. I expected to pull in a few long tail search visitors but nothing so far...

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  4. toptips44

    toptips44 Regular Member

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    I assume you have done a site:yoursite.com search and found them listed at least ?
     
  5. M00dman

    M00dman Newbie

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    Yes, I have 11 of my post/pages indexed in google right now by doing site:mysite
     
  6. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    How old is your autoblog and where do you rank for those keywords?
     
  7. Blueprint

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    Your niche may be too competitive?
     
  8. toptips44

    toptips44 Regular Member

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    My guess is 11 pages is not enough to get traffic. I have sites with 200 pages indexed in very small niches that get only a few hits every few days. I say give it another week and see if you get a lot more pages indexed. If you get to 500 pages indexed and your still not getting much traffic then its probably the niche.

    Mind you I am no expert so don't weigh too much emphasis on my advice.
     
  9. M00dman

    M00dman Newbie

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    The blog is about a week old. The niche is pontoon boats. I basically took most of the keywords SEObook gave me under "pontoon boats" and put them in WP Robot and CC. Maybe I should have micro niched it more?

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  10. z3zim4

    z3zim4 Newbie

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    You have done nothing wrong, your blog is just too young. Wait 3-7 weeks and you should see some traffic :eek:
     
  11. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Yes, it is still new. You would benefit though from adding more images of pontoon boats and if you can, add some video.

    Look at google, it appears that is how they have identified that keyword for its content. If you provide lots of quality images / video of pontoon boats (assuming this is your keyword) then you should start doing better.

    Youtube will certainly help you out. :)
     
  12. M00dman

    M00dman Newbie

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    Oh great! I thought I had screwed the pooch! Thanks Fellows!!

    Isn't it funny when your other side keeps looking at your shit?
    What might they think they are going to find? A few kernels of corn or bits of peanuts?
    Nothing is ever found...Never.... But stink sure is stirred up...
     
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