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wp-o-matic or autoblogged

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by kautilya, May 24, 2009.

  1. kautilya

    kautilya Registered Member

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    Just what the title says, which one is better wp-o-matic or autoblogged? and why?

    I am quite familiar with wp-o-matic but still I want the opinion of the pros :)

    Thank you.
     
  2. thomaz

    thomaz Junior Member

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    i vote for autoblog
    XD
    9 autoblog live now
    i use same plugin for all 9 autoblog. mayb autoblog is more easier to set up compare with wpomatic
     
  3. kautilya

    kautilya Registered Member

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    What about the duplicate post problem with autoblogged?
    I wrote a script for wp-o-matic that solves the problem for it. Do anyone have same for autoblogged?
     
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    thomaz Junior Member

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    iglow Elite Member

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    Autoblogged is an advance tool and wp-o-matic is nice but you have to work with it more. AUtoblogged you just run and it works. It even finds feeds.
     
  6. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Autoblogged creates content for you, wp-o-matic you have to find feeds and what not, correct? I just looked at wp-o-matic, it looks very nice and advanced for a feed scrapper, but Autoblogged plugin offers more, a lot more. It compares to caffeinated content plugin really. Though I like CC more then autoblogged.
     
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    mark9510 Regular Member

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    I personally have never tried to use autoblogged and use wp-o-matic on my only autoblog because that is what I started using
     
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    kamal17177 Registered Member Premium Member

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    Autoblogged is the way to go..

    And it has the option to skip duplicate posts.

    In case you buy and need any help, feel free to pm me.
     
  9. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Autoblogged is posted somewhere around here, just do a search.

    THere is also a duplicate post eraser around here too.. but I agree autoblogged is good, it's worth the money.

    Just make sure to rename the plugin folder when you upload it, I've seen Google deindex blogs for having the autoblogged plugin installed.
     
  10. TrafficBP

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    I think autoblogged is better. i didn't tried it personaly, but my friend tried all plugins and stoped on autoblogged. When I saw his blog, I think that it's even whitehat blog,he have full posts without any links to the source and images hosted on his site. Did something with post templates.
     
  11. judaculla

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    "Seen google de-index pages for having Autoblogger installed"

    While it may throw up a flag for closer inspection, I highly doubt a site would be de-listed solely bc it had the plugin installed. The more likely circumstance is that someone was using the plugin recklessly and their use of duplicate content spurred the de-listing.

    I've used Autoblog quite a bit, but have a lot of issues with it. Firstly, if it's set on automatic updates there's a tremendous amount of duplicate posts created. Secondly, even a great duplicate post deletion plugin doesn't get all of them. Thirdly, and I chalk this up to user error/learning curve, I can't get the g*ddamn cron scheduler to run properly to save my life. Straight Up—doesn't work with WP-Cron; it has to be a server task. All that being said; it's free and it does work great if you just login once and click update.

    I've had success with another plugin called WP RSS Aggregator, which has a premium version which offers ALL kinds of useful features like fetching full feeds of summary items, customized operators for extracting parts of content you don't want, and you can add prepended or appended content to any imported posts. It has one GIGANTIC flaw IMO, which causes all posts to be subject to deletion. Each RSS feed you pull content from, gets it's own unique item in the global feeds menu. Within that feed item, you can specify different options. So, you can have 5 feeds producing content in the best manner for the source ( removed author boxes, removed comment sections, removed follow buttons, etc...). However, there is feed number option, which defines the number of items able to be brought in at any given time. For a feed with like 30 posts, you may only want the latest 5. So, you'd set this option to 5. Now, what happens is that the latest 5 posts will import and post to your WP site. However, when the source feed is updated, and there is a new item, it will update on your site, but the oldest post will delete. So, you will always have the newest content, but you would only ever have 5 posts. Before I started developing customized options, I spent about a year of back-and-forth with the developers of this plugin, trying to figure a way around this issue. They refused to admit that it was an undesirable function and repeatedly gave me the "that's actually a feature" line.

    However, what I've found to be a great way of managing an autoblog site (have largely put that approach on pause til for now) is to use that plugin on a junk site, which I try to hide from google more or less, and then use the Autoblog plugin to import the feeds from that junk site (the ones brought in and formatted by the WP RSS Plugin) onto my money site. Content comes in great, and I don't have any issues other than the annoying ones listed at the beginning.

    Personally, I only use this to get fluffer content to keep my social feeds very alive and active, foregoing any spinning efforts, and using rel="canonical" tags to let google know it's not my content. The method is that while I may publish 3-5 unique articles a week for a site, the autoblog content gives people a reason to check the site multiple times a day, makes sure there are several unique posts in my social feeds per day, and helps build a keyword profile for the site as a whole.

    It's hard to quantify a value by the way I use autobloggin, bc I don't actually market any of the auto content. I usually only post the first third of the source article, and make it very obvious that it isn't original (From {source}: headings, "Continue Reading" footers, etc..}

    These posts do get organic traffic, and if you are in a very quickly updated niche like news, you can get some pretty serious rushes of traffic, albeit very un-targeted.

    Just started playing around with the Auto Blog Samurai software, and it's pretty powerful, and I really like that it's a standalone application. However, it seems very limited in it's formatting options (which I view to be very important when dealing with duplicate content handlin.)