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Autoblogging Tutorial - My Gift To MMD On My 200th Post
Quote:Well i have read lots of threads about autoblogging and it seems to me that more and more MMD members are interested in autoblogs.And so i found this Autoblogging Tutorial laying on my HDD and decided to share it with you guys on my 200th post .Who knows maybe this will help you make some cash sooner or later.So lets get this thing started :


Very long post ahead.So please take you time and read it carefully!

<-----Autoblogging Tutorial----->


<---- STEP 1 ---->

In this step well cover the basics and if you know about a topic or have it setup, just skip it. The setup on 3rd party websites are self explanatory, but feel free to ask.We'll be setting up an autoblog, so if you have any suggestions after reading through the instructions, don't hesitate to add your input. Scroll to the bottom if you decide to skip these steps.

Getting hosting and domain

Lets begin. A good host is [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hostgator.com"]Web Hosting Services, Reseller Hosting, and Dedicated Servers by HostGator[/URL] and a good registrat is [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.godaddy.com"]Domain Names, Web Hosting and SSL Certificates - Go Daddy[/URL] for $1 .info domains. The host is where you put your website files, and the registrar is where you get your domain so people can visit your site. In your registrar set your DNS to the DNS that is provided to you by your host.


You should have received login details to your CPanel. On the left you'll find your server details, and on the right you'll have more options. If your primary domain is not the one that you'll be using for this project then add your domain by clicking addon domains.


Next download filezilla FTP ([URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffilezilla-project.org%2F"]FileZilla - The free FTP solution[/URL]). This is what you'll use to put your files on the server. After that we want to configure it. Go back to your CPanel, and click FTP accounts on the right. You should have received your FTP details when you signed up, but if you did not, then create a new one. Go back to your FTP, click the icon under file and then click new site. Fill in the details accordingly. Where it says logon type, set it to normal.. Everything else is self explanatory, and don't worry about the account field. If you are not able to connect set your port to 21, otherwise leave it blank. Click ok and minimize your FTP.

WP (wordpress)

You have 2 options, manual or auto install.


Go back to CPanel, and under Software / Services heading, click Fantastico, Softaculous, or whatever auto installer you may have. If you're having trouble with this let me know, but click through all of the icons under that category first. Under the blogs category, click wordpress. Click install. Fill in the details accordingly and click install. You now have wordpress. I made you do all of the FTP stuff above so you know how to. There are plent of other scripts out there that you'll have to manually install.


Download, [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwordpress.org%2Fdownload%2F"]WordPress › Download[/URL], unzip on your desktop, go back to your FTP and open up the root folder. You always want to upload everything there, any other folders above the root folder are important system folders that allow you to use the server. The root folder is usually called public_html. If you don't see public_html, look for www. Otherwise, your host may have automatically opened you up in the root folder. Upload the contents of wordpress there and go back to CPanel. Under databases, click mysql database wizard. Create a database, and when wordpress is completely uploaded, go to your domain where you put WP and fill in the details accordingly from your database info.

WP setup

If you don't already have one, get a Google Analytics and Adsense account. If you've been banned from adsense, get a Clicksor,AdBrite,Bidvertiser account. If you have another network that you prefer, use them.

Login to your wp admin area and get the following plugins. Don't ask me where it is, it's self explanatory, so just click around a bit, it's in the left pane. Download and install the following:

Google XML Sitemaps
twitME (don't link or get a twitter account yet)
Easy AdSenser
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Ultimate Google Analytics
All In One SEO Pack

Install those and configure them accordingly. They are self explanatory, but if you need help just ask for it and im sure you´ll get it.Now go to permalinks under settings, and in custom structure set it to, /%postname%


Themes are silly, I personally don't like them...they're time consuming. But they are just as essential as being at the top of google (almost). There are plenty of free ones and plenty of cracked ones out there. Google them and pick one that you like. We'll be focusing on TV shows so get one related to that. If you want to do your own thing and fill another niche, by all means, go for it. The stuff that you're going to learn is going to work great with anything else. As always there are exceptions, but I'll try to provide the best equivalent as possible.

Themes are like eye candy, and you can think of your visitors as children running after the icecream truck.

<---- STEP 2 ---->

Step 2 includes content and traffic. Even if you have already setup your own autoblog with content it will not hurt to read this over.


Google, commonly referred to as the big G, knows when you have an autoblog setup. Its spiders crawl your entire site and record everything. Create a text file and add the following to it:

Sitemap: /sitemap.xml
User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-content/cache/
Disallow: /wp-content/themes/
Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /wp-login.php

Save it as robots.txt and upload it to your root folder. This will stop the spiders from searching those folders.

Finding Content

Ok, so now that we have protection on, its time to find some content. Google is now your best friend and we shall abuse him anyway we like(which you should not do to your human friends). If you have an adsense account, by all means use it. It has the highest payout rate anywhere, but we don't want to get banned. Therefore, we will fetch less obvious content(copyright wise). Type into google, something like, tv shows review "powered by wordpress". Include the "powered by wordpress" part so that you will stumble upon rss feeds more easily. Put your own twist on the search keywords.

Look for the orange rss icon (google it if you dont know what it is), and click it. In our example(tv shows review "powered by wordpress") the first 2 results return [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Foptempo.com%2F2010%2F02%2F06%2Fufo-tv-series-8-disc-dvd-megaset-review%2F"]UFO TV Series 8 Disc DVD Megaset Review | Product Reviews and Buying Guides from OpTempo[/URL] and [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kritikas.com%2F"]Movie Reviews, Music Reviews, TV Show Reviews, Game Reviews[/URL]. Both of them have the rss url in the top right corner. The rss icon is missing in the second one and as you can tell, it's not required.

Now you may notice that the first one give a full article, but sells stuff in it too. We don't want to sell anyone's junk, no matter how cool you think it is. Remember, one mans garbage could be another's treasure. In this case, it could cost you some pocket change(or a few hundred dollars). that's why we want to avoid it. The second one only gives us an introduction which also not good for our visitors. That's why we have to keep on looking, and this could take anywhere from 5 minutes, to 5 hours(not usually).

For those who don't have an adsense account, go to sidereel.com and pick your favorite TV show, or the one in the top 10 from the right column. Click through some of those shows and look for the rss feed like I mentioned above. Or perform a google search with something like free online tv shows "powered by wordpress". If you're not using standard ad banners, such as those from clicksor, the CPA is your best bet. One of my favorite things to use is CPALead. Create a widget that you can use for all of your videos and set the timer to 16 minutes. It will interrupt the show either near the end, or the middle of it, and will result in a higher conversion rate. Include text that says, fill out a free survey 1 time for unlimited access, or something of the sort. Put your own twist on it, and experiment.

Now hold on to your britches(pants in the olden days), because we're about to get us some free content.

Content Automation

Like 99% of internet marketers, I'm just as lazy as the next guy. Thank goodness for automation. Setting up wp-o-matic can be a complicated process, so here is a simple version. The video quality is not that great but you'll still be able to follow along.

Part1: [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DM49n3EHXZ7U"]YouTube - How to automate WordPress Blog Content (Part 1)[/URL]

Part2: [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWpLRwxfKGug"]YouTube - How to automate WordPress Blog Content (Part 2)[/URL]

For those using adsense and articles, I suggest you get no more than 5 entries per day, and for those getting the video, I suggest 20 per day. Start out with 50 entries if you're using videos, and if possible try to find posts with descriptions in them.

The Holy Grail (the traffic)

Ok, for some of you the above will not be a problem, so here's a little something that will keep you busy. Get a Gmail account, go back to sidereel.com and create an account, and add a link to the appropriate TV shows. There's also tvduck.com, which requires s reciprocal link, and yidio.com. Those three will bring in traffic within the week, it's not going to be a lot though, so don't expect to make more than $0.10, since you don't have that many posts. If you have a tv show site with video, or just text these links will last for a while and will bring in very targeted traffic, but don't rely on it since this market has become a bit saturated.

However, for those not those that are not working on a tv site, go to Google and search for pmblaster. Get the phpbb one and download the one for vbulleting here [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Frapidshare.com%2Ffiles%2F79326554%2FPM_Blaster_v​1.8.rar"]RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting[/URL]. You do the same thing as when you're trying to find content. Type in your niche and then "powered by (insert forum type here)". Most popular forums have protection against this, and it takes a little bit to get use to, so search around page 3, 4, and 5 of the google results. It's an amazing piece of software but it takes time to find a working forum. When searching try different variations of your KW. I do not recommend using this for the movie sites since forums generally share trusted sites, or simply share the video right there in the forum.

Don't worry though, we won't be doing this much boring and hard labor.

<---- STEP 3 ---->

You should already have some traffic on your website, but now it's time to expand upon the power of the web.


That plugin that you installed on your WP blog earlier will add updates to your twitter account every time there is an update on your blog.

If you have not already done so, go ahead and make a twitter account. Don't use your personal email address. Create one Gmail account and signup for twitter with that email. If you are managing more than one blog, use the same email, except add a dot somewhere in there. For example, you would create two twitter accounts. One account would use the email "[email protected]", and the other would use "[email protected]".

Use a spreadsheet to keep track of your accounts, such as the one from Excel. If you don't do this, you will lose much time and money. Organization is the biggest thing that a majority of internet marketers overlook so they end up being engulfed by all of their details.


Another great networking too. However, it's not so great for autoblogs and things that you want to keep on autopilot, but it's still a good thing to have, especially if you have videos. Use ffwdPlayer, which you can find by searching on Facebook to automatically post videos. Other than that, include an incentive to join your fan page. Look at the page that made Mr. Bean into an avatar. You have to join the group to see the full thing. Do something similar, but relate it to your nice and website. Also add a become a fan button to your page. How to do these things can be found by doing a Google search.


This place still has plenty of users. Just create a page, put some bells and whistles on it, add a button to your website and move on. Making a girl profile will attract the most number of people, but it is not very targeted. Make your profile visible to all and add your link.


There are lots and lots of things you can do with youtube. What I advise with autoblogs is to get a youtube video downloader, such as dvdVideoSoft, and find the latest news related to your blog. Get about 5-10 videos, and make profiles using the method above, so that you have 2 videos per account. Don't steal from CBS, or WMG. Find something that a user uploaded and it's being talked about. It should be at least a day old. Search and click sort by date. Also, use proxy.org when creating multiple profiles, but you will need more than one Gmail account since Youtube and Google have been integrated. Also, add you link in the description and over your video.


This is not something that you should stress too much about, but it does not hurt to add you link on it. If by chance your story becomes popular, then great for you, if not, move on. It only takes 5 min. Also add some sort of digg widget to your blog. This is a good one: [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwordpress.org%2Fextend%2Fplugins%2Fdigg-integrate%2F"]WordPress › Digg Integrate [/URL], but feel free to try out other ones.

Forums in general

Forums are great because you can get very targeted traffic. You want at least 10 profiles with backlinks to your site in the signature or your profile page. This is mainly for backlink relevancy but don't spend too much time advertising on forums. If you have xRumer or know where to get a good service, then use it. It's a great investment, and will give you much backlink juice.

Customer Profile

A great majority of businesses use this. We want our own version, but a very simple version of it. We just want to know who likes our content, and let them know when we have new content. [URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwatershedstudio.com%2Fportfolio%2Fsoftware-development%2Fwordpress-email-notification-plugin%2F"]WordPress Email Notification Plugin | Indianapolis, Indiana | Watershed Studio, LLC | 317-215-7078[/URL]
Add that plugin to your wordpress and people can subscribe to your posts by email. Every time you make a new post, the subscriber is notified.

<---- STEP 4 ---->

This is step 4, but it's short and sweet. You just need to optimize your ads for better performance. You have to let your visitors know that they are there, but not let them know that you're trying to sell them something.

Ads need to be integrated and "blended" into your website. They need to look like they are part of your website, and not just some random text trying to sell something. The first step is to match your ads' font and color to your website's. Next you need to place them stratigically. This can be hard at first but will get easy. Basically, you need to place the ads in unexpected places. For instance if you have a blog, as you probably do, you would want a full banner under your first post, then a rectangle to the right of the second one. The third banner usually goes up at the top of the webpage, or made to stand out from the rest of the page. All you have to do is change the color so that it attracts attention, but don't change the font. It makes your page look unprofessional.

<---- STEP 5 ---->


This is one of the most important things that you'll learn about SEO.

Whatever your niche is, there are long tail keywords that go with it. So for example, if you're promoting TV shows, then you could use free online streaming tv shows. But we're not just pulling this out of the air. Google provides two great tools that are designed for you to find niches to fill.

The first is the wonder wheel. Go to the search engine and type in TV shows. Click search; show options under the logo; and in the second to last category, under standard view, click wonder wheel. This tells you what Google expects to be linking to your website. They've already done the research for you in this part, but you must also find easy competition.

The second tool is the AdWords keyword tool. You don't need an account, and don't have to spend anything. Anyway, if you search for tv shows, you'll get a long list of keywords. The only thing you need to look at is the keywords themselves and the global search. The others are irrelevant on an autoblog such as this.

Here is where you have 2 choices. What kind of link system are you going to use. (you actually have more than one but for this project we'll cover the best ones. if you want to find out more go to search the forum) So there's the link wheel, and the less known external link pyramid. If you don't already know, here is a simple 5 spoke link wheel. We'll cover the articles in a little bit.

[URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg227.imageshack.us%2Fi%2Flinkwheel.jpg%2F"][Image: linkwheel.jpg][/URL]


Here is another link wheel with more spokes. Keep in mind however, the more spokes you have on a particular keyword, the easier it is for the big G to sandbox you. If you're going to do large spoke link wheels, I suggest you also add random links from other sites so that your site appears more natural. Now each of those web 2.0 properties contain a unique article which we will get by spinning.

[URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg683.imageshack.us%2Fi%2Flinkwheel2.png%2F"][Image: linkwheel2.png][/URL]

[LEFT]The next thing is the link pyramid. The sketch that I have drawn up does not look like a pyramid since I broke up the hub site, aka your website. Look carefully below. The bottom row looks like a link wheel, but we won't be closing it. The medium and long tail keywords are web 2.0 properties with articles on them. Link pyramids are very powerful, but also easier to get sandboxed with. The keywords 1-6 are articles on your website on different pages. When using wordpress create a post and make sure that the url is something like domain.com/key-word-1. Then just link all of those to the main page and your entire site will have authority. If at any point you see that your longtail keywords are lacking, spruce them up with a link wheel. So if Long Tail 1 is not ranking like you would like, then you may want to create a linkwheel around it with pages such as digg, youtube, myspace, and a few others.


[URL="http://www.moneymakerdiscussion.com/forum/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimg97.imageshack.us%2Fi%2Flinkpyramid.png%2F"][Image: linkpyramid.png][/URL]


Now going back to the keyword research. Your main niche is what your site is displaying. You will only be creating one article for this. The medium tail keywords are the ones from the wonder wheel. Then you choose some of those and look them up in the adwords tool. You generally want to look for global searches under 2000. Copy that keyword, and in the google search engine box, put quotes around that keyword. This will reveal the competition to you. You want to look for long tail keywords that have under 1 page of competition. At max, 3 pages. 1 page means that there are at most 10 indexed URLs there. Be very organized with this. I suggest you use a spreadsheet, and create a diagram of your accounts to the web 2.0 properties, of your articles and the keyword, and where you linked each one. If you are not organized with this, you will become overwhelmed and fail to create an effective link system.

Note: Your medium keywords do not need to rank in the SERPS, it's your longtail keywords that will bring in the traffic.

Adding Articles

This is the fun part. Take your competition's articles that are ranking and spin them. Get PAR, power article rewriter, or some other article spinner that you prefer. You generally need only 2 spins. One for your website, and one for the web 2.0 property. If your competition does not have adequate articles on the subject, then take any niche specific article, and replace the keyword with your own. Also, when adding the keyword, you want to make sure that your keyword density is under 5%. Usually they are kept at around 2%.

This is not hard and I'm not going to go into further detail. There are plenty of websites out there to help you if you need a push. Just use Google search.

<---- STEP 6 ---->

To gain an advantage over your competition, do things differently while accomplishing the same goal. For example our sites show video, maybe we could have the user stream it on their desktop, or be able to convert then download to their mobile device. You must think outside of the box. There are some things that are very basic that would be crazy to change, like the URL style from something.com/movie, to something.com/p=2. But you get the point, don't compete with features that you know you do not have the power to beat.

Second is exposure. You want to get your site's name out there. This is different than a backlink. You want to get people talking about it. One of my favorite things to do is go on forums and just make invalid arguments. This may seem stupid but there's a saying that "there's no such thing as bad publicity." Remember that things stay on the internet for a long time and the longer you keep the thread going the more exposure your site gets. The one thing I have to caution you about is language. Don't be rude, yet don't seem too polite and intellectual. If you think back to your junior high days, you should remember that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Well it's very true for communication over the internet. The worst case scenario is that someone actually provides proof to backup their argument and defeat the purpose of the thread. That's when it usually fades and you have to move on.

Third and one of the most important things is investing. No one likes to spend money, but you must be constantly doing your research and finding new ways to make money. When one of your sites is bringing in revenue, don't be afraid to spend a portion of it on research and development. This requires a bit of thinking but if you plan it out carefully and keep it organized, then you will get amazing results.

Finally I just want to say that this has been an interesting....tutorial if you will. I hope that all of you go forth and reach your dreams and desires. I have decided to end it here and there is no test. You have passed the "course," since you took the extra effort to read and apply what I have provided you with.

PS : I did not test this so i can´t really say if this is going to work or not.Please feel free to test it but don´t forget to leave feedback ( good or bad Smile ).Altough i did not write this tutorial myself it took me some serious time to put it here for yall to take advantage.So if yall like this remember to hit the THANKS button.


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