Author: Gobala Krishnan
A while back I mentioned the word “autoblogging” on my website, which got several people confused. Autoblogging is not a blog about cars, although an “auto blog” may mean exactly that.
Autoblogging is a term I use to describe automated blogs and automated blogging. In other words, instead of the usual method of writing the content yourself, or pasting articles from article sites manually, you can actually automate the content and linking for your blogs. What it takes is the correct mindset, the correct method and the correct tools.
1) The Mindset of An Autoblogger
Firstly, an autoblogger has to learn to manage expectations. No matter how good you get at autoblogging, you’re never going to produce high quality sites that attract a loyal fan-base using autoblogging methods. Nothing beats content that is original and written by a human being.
That being said, the wise autoblogger knows that all he really needs from one of his “autoblogs” is a few hundred to a few thousand visitors a month, and just one or two ways of turning those visitors into a profitable revenue stream.
If he can achieve this, his blog would be considered a success! He then moves on to a different blog, probably on a totally different topic or niche.
2) How To Blog Automatically
The method most people know is republishing content from RSS feeds. The only problem is that most of these people use the same RSS sources everyone else is using. They grab RSS feeds from news sites, PR sites and blog listings like Google’s Blogsearch or Technorati.
Needless to say, it doesn’t work very well. RSS is now a fully developed technology, and you’ll be surprised to find that forums, directories, regular websites and even online groups have their own RSS feeds. All you really need to do is figure out a concept for using these feeds, and then create your autoblog.
Besides using RSS feeds, articles are also a good way of adding content to your blogs. However, unless you’re doing this automatically, the amount of time spent copying articles and pasting them into your blog may not be worth your time.
Another autoblogging tactic is using data feeds from affiliate networks, and posting them into blog posts with your affiliate ID included. Unlike using RSS feeds from blogs, people don’t get annoyed when you do this.
3) Autoblogging Tools
Let start with the hosting. If you’re autoblogging, one blog is not enough. You’ll need to create and manage a handful of blogs at the same time. Therefore, you need some sort of reseller or VPS (Virtual Private Server) that can handle many domains and individual accounts for each blog.
Next comes the blogging platform. As far as autoblogging goes, nothing comes even close to WordPress, an open-source blogging software that you can use on your own domains, and modify as you see fit.
One of the most important tools you’ll need is an “RSS feed aggregator” like RSS2Blog or other similar software. An aggregator is the key to almost all autoblogging techniques, as most other applications like article posting and data feed posting requires it.
To expand your blog’s traffic exponentially, you’ll also need a language translator script installed on your autoblogs. Having this script will instantly multiply your traffic and earnings without any extra work on your part.
Lastly, you’ll also need a social bookmarking script that automatically submits your new blog posts to social bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us. Submitting you posts to social bookmarking sites is still a good way to get your blogs indexed and ranked in the search engines.
About the Author:
Gobala Krishnan helps beginners and experienced marketers master WordPress and blogging for creating micro-niche websites that produce massive profits. Get started now by reading his “Autoblogging Secrets Revealed” report at http://autoblogging.easywordpress.com.