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What makes more $$$ with adsense, original content blogs or autoblogs?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jonnyd330, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. jonnyd330

    jonnyd330 Registered Member

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    I am a newbie to making money from blogging. I have been writing a personal blog for the past year as a hobby I wasn't looking to make any money from it, but just recently my traffic has really spiked and i see that it could defiantly be possible to make some money with adsense. I stopped here to see what i could do to make this worthwhile for my time. Now I see so many people doing autoblogging I am wondering if i should just do that instead?

    My first plan before I read some posts in here was to create 2-3 additional original content blogs and then place targeted adsense ad's on all of them. I figure with an hour a day i could maintain 3 or 4 blogs and get monetary results. But now i see that many will use over 50+ autoblogs to generate traffic and so i am thinking about changing my game plan. Am I wasting my time writing my own content when autoblogging is going to generate the same or better results?

    My other concern now is the fact that with so many autoblogs out there i am thinking someone might be taking my content and making money off of it since i haven't started to really promote my site. I have a few pluggins installed such as All in one SEO and google xml sitemap but i don't think these are much help with promoting and improving PR. So I am also wondering if there are any plugins or anything i can do manually to ensure i get the traffic over people using my content? I am not using twitter or fb at all so i would think that could be a good source of traffic.
     
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    etrader Regular Member

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    Yes , please ! We all wondering the answer of this question ? Simply

    What makes more $$$ with adsense, original content blogs or autoblogs?

    Any feedback from users already made this experiment is highly appreciated ?
     
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    hardinflash Regular Member

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    Original content always makes more money, that's why it's worth more money.
     
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    Site with original content is a good source of constant income while autoblogs are short lived, I have been constantly making 700 to 800$ a month from my one one blog with original content :)
     
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    jonnyd330 Registered Member

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    coolguy how many posts do you make a month? are you doing your own posts or are you paying someone to do it? how many unique visits are you getting daily?
     
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    ben26red Newbie

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    I do :)
     
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    I would recommend to better go with original contents. This is the best thing..
     
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    jonnyd330 Registered Member

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    thanks for all the feedback how many hits are some of you guys getting?
     
  9. muchacho

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    Surely unique content vs autoblog non-original depends on your traffic source?

    Mine is via Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages currently, and I'd guess that most of the people who come to my blog, won't have read the content before as they'd find it via Google (which does bring in some traffic, but it's still very much early days, with the best months for this theme being April-May-June).

    So I'd say if you're after traffic mainly from Google, then original content is more important than if it's via social networks.
     
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    It depends to what you are going after.. Unique content is always the best if you can afford it, but if you go with mass autoblogs you can have better profit with law investment. Or you can combine both auto-content with unique content.. .
     
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    I have both and the unique content makes waaaaay more money for me. I have several autoblogs that get a decent amount of traffic but my CTR for adsense is no more than 3%.

    With my unique sites there not gettin much traffic (still fairly new) but my CTR averages around 25% and makes me a lot more money than the auto blogs.
     
  12. sirgold

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    I respectfully find MOST of the arguments here inconsistent... Actually the main parameter that determines how much $$ you're gonna make with your blog is the keywords you're targeting... Hypothetically considering a similar monthly search volume for 2 keywords try writing original content for a legit blog about a keyword that has a low PPC and you'll find out pretty quickly if your ads*ns3 check ends up being better or worse than what you make with a simple autoblog targeting a better paying keyword... ;)

    Plus the effort of writing a lot of original content might become kinda hefty if you scale up your blogs... And the same principle applies to the grand total you have to shell out if you end up hiring people to have DECENT content written for ya... Honestly I personally find autoblogs with rewritten content to work the best for me especially on templates very low on graphics.

    We might call this an autoblog with psudo-original content... lol
     
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    Heres a tip, Whenever that type of question comes up. The "which one makes more money" i like to think "which one is more difficult to accomplish". havent been wrong yet. if you take the easy way you will get easy money. easy money is little money.
     
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    If you're going to make it in this game, you need to start testing things for yourself. For example, you are wondering - what makes more money? autoblogs or unique content.

    Set up two sites, one autoblog and one with unique content. Then come back and tell us which one made you more money.

    Your question is flawed though, it's like asking "what makes more money, selling apples or selling oranges?". It depends on too many different factors.

    Personally I always use unique content on my money sites, but that's just because I don't want to get deindexed and it's not to say I don't use autoblogs at all.
     
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    Have unique content that you display on the home page and update as much as possible, with an autoblog backend to populate your site, slowly with relevant content.


    Make sure your site looks nice and is providing value, and you're not just barfing all over the interwebs.
     
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    bernieblood Newbie

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    Original content makes more money and doesn't look so generic, but it takes a long time to do it all up. Auto-blogging is good to set-up numerous blogs and operate them making small amounts, but with a huge quantity so that you make a lot of money, but this too can get confusing.

    If you have a lot of time on your hands, I'd suggest writing your content up.
     
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    But easy ways are also easier to duplicate.

    Remember, quantity CAN trump quality, and often does.