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Why Manual Blogs are Better than Autoblogs : A Thread Pros and Cons of the Argument

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by webso, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. webso

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    Welcome to the Thread "Manual Blogs V/S Autoblogs"

    Searching around this question for long time and roaming around the testings with success and failure which are better in terms of money making , in terms of management , in terms of longevity and in terms of "investment and profit ratio".

    Ok so lets start with this, I have been doing autoblogs and manual blogs for a very long time , and seen the ups and downs of both until I cracked the genie out of the bottle .

    The Myth :

    Autoblogs are 100% automated and make money more than manual blogs - Wrong , they need time to time update , work on seo , continuously improving the spinning of content , managing the content , monetizing the content.
    Autoblogs can be a passive source of income for a longer period. - No , an update from google and hammer will fall on your blog for the scrape content , the policies are getting strict day by day.
    Manual Blogs need a lot of work and bigger in investment than Autoblogs : - Wrong , come to the perspective , you need a good content , and content is king yes it is , you can hire a writer monthly for long term and outsource the content, other is almost same even costlier, if you buy autoblogging script it will cost you a lot more than monthly payment of an article writer. For theme , seo all are same .
    The Manual blog execution is yet more effective when it comes to drive traffic without any tips or tricks.
    Autoblogs are shortcut way of making money : No they aren't , and its pretty hard to make money from it as due to the scrape content and visitors easily got the idea now a days that's its an automated blog due to poor article quality (Most came from multiple translation of google API translation).
    Autoblogs are Cheaper : You pay for the quality , its your choice , the success rate is very low that's why.
    Autoblogs are Jet-Set-go : No and obviously its not , every website , blog needs time either you do this by fair seo or by tips and tricks , everything is time consuming.

    What is the "ACTUAL SCENARIO"

    Manual blogs scores every time better than Autoblogs if you are not lazy enough to believe the myths as the Mind boggling blogging evolution.
    Comes to the point :
    1. Monetization : Its easy to monetize the manual blogs , it can get easily approved to google adsense due to unique content , good seo (if you hire a seo article writer : BHW have some very good of them)
    2. Traffic : Leave the tricks aside , play fair play long and win the battle , a good blog full of seo content articles automatically drives better traffic as compared to autoblogs and usually the clicks are higher due to good content. Here proving the phase right "CONTENT IS KING".
    3. Management : Management of manual blogs are easy and did not require you any manual how to run the autoblogging script and deal with cron errors. You just need to update it with unique articles and videos.
    4. Expense & Investment :You are investing in both either its an Autoblog or a manual blog , but you need to conclude what's coming out of it : If you are investing $50usd in an autoblog setup , you could easily invest it in manual blog setup and get some articles with it. Invest a bit in seo and you are done for long term outcome progress for your investment.
    5. Invest Good Invest for Sure Outcomes :You might be investing a few dollars more in manual blogs but you are building an asset , even you wont make much , you are surely going to make more money than an autoblog and even when you sell your blog in future , it will be sold like hot cakes, on the other hand , an old autoblog is a piece of junk (it saturates in every G-Updates). I might sound ohh "these things we know" but when we tried to apply it?
    The real thing is "we know a lot good things and bad things - a way to shortcut led us to short term money making method but for long term income we have to think White".

    I encourage all other blogging experts to add more points in this argument so to conceive a better result out of this.

    After this we will discuss on "VideoBlogs V/s Normal Blogs : Setup / Structure / Money Making and Make impossible come out of the den"

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    Webso
     
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  2. BlackCod

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    Nothing new but Thanks! I want to here about the video blogs vs normal blogs! Sounds interesting.
     
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    while i do agree that manual blogs are the real money makers, in the long run, they eat a lot of time :) having 50 manual blogs is a hassle on it's own, without having to come up with 50 articles a week in order to keep them going... if you want to write your own articles ... you're fucked! if you outsource the writing... you're broke! (1)

    autoblogs on the other hand... they're the 'foot soldier'... you just create as many as you can and send them in battle and you hope some of them will bring home the bounty.... and when your autoblog starts making some money... YOU PULL IT OUT of battle and give it a desk job (see item 1)

    from my experience autoblogs work well but in fields that are evergreen and don't require a lot of content but just enough to get you into adsense or other CPM's

    -funny pics
    -funny videos
    -quotes
    -new music videos
    -new music
    -song lyrics
    -micro-niche news (this one's tricky)

    keep on the grind!
     
  4. webso

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    Agreed , but adsense ? A real no no , if I were you I would never risk my adsense account to play with autoblogs (I have done this and I am telling by my experience).
    A single manual blog can earn equals to 50 autoblogs - If setup in a right way.
    Once manual blogs are ready to go (which require a sustainable time of 6 months to make decent money) they are better performer.
    Yes , as far you said like news music videos and song lyrics - they are quite a good performer but only with content locker - the monetization option is narrow with cpa.

    As told I will discuss the videoblogs v/s manualblogs on a bit later stage :)
     
  5. imktng

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    Nice post - sums things up well.
     
  6. rob1977

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    I'm with you on the manual blogs,

    Although to be fair I have never run an autoblog so don't have a great deal to compare it to.

    What I will say is that I use the same seo systems as everyone else and my manual blogs have not been touched by any of the updates.
     
  7. CyberSEO

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    Actually they aren't. There are shitty and boring manual blogs and amazing cool-made autoblogs on the Net. So it doesn't matter if the blog content was created manually or it was generated on autopilot. The most important thing is HOW AND HOW DID IT.
     
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    The problem with Manual blogs as I see it
    You spend a lot of time and effort doing everything right

    Then google kicks your Ass anyway
     
  9. webso

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    Sorry to cross you on this , I was doing autoblogs for a long time , I didn't said that autoblogs are not cool or they wont make money but the money making difference is huge. I am not talking likewise but with my own experience and research I did myself.
     
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    The term "best" is relative. Might be better for some, worse for others. Like anything in this business, how you go about it determines the results. You can't take a generic method others are using excessively and expect to prosper - put your own twist on it and make it your own. AB can be lucrative, and so can manual, but both can also not do sh*t for you if you go about it the wrong way.
     
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  11. CyberSEO

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    Yep, but it just your experience. You were more lucky with manual blogs while someone else is more lucky with automated sites. As I said above, it's just a matter of your skills with this or that.
     
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    i have an entertaimnet auto blog which updates about movies and i get around 600 visits per day, although i am not putting adsense in it as it sometime share mp3 files as well, but i am using other ad services
     
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    Thanks for this, most know it already but it was a great summary of 1000+ threads
     
  14. mannnoj

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    for me always manual blog is grt for long term