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I am not Dave. I try to be as objective as possible. I have used SEO plugins and I have used Dave’s themes.
There is no reason for me to report anything than what I have experienced, because it would not be in my best interest to use something on a website that does not maximizes profit for me.
I have chosen to use the SEO theme, rather than plugins. Why?
SEO themes rather than SEO plugins – The SEO themes in my experience work better on several levels, too many to detail. I have tried using most of the SEO plugins for years. I have a number of websites. I would not recommend using SEO plugins now, when you have a theme that does it better. People can make their own choices but I have a business and I am not going to risk it with a plugin.
Unified SEO vision – I would rather have a unified theme and SEO strategy than work with plugins and themes from various designers and hope there are no conflicts. With these themes they are tried and tested. Dave’s themes evolve with the time with each new update. I can focus on my core business and be confident that these themes are up to date with a current and unified understanding of SEO theory.
SEO theory is evolving. For example, nobody has a full grasp on Google Panda and can tame it, and to say so is the pretense of knowledge. But as theories develop and with time, I am pretty sure the ideas in the Dave’s SEO themes will change in a unified way to respond.
3) Trust – I trust the guy because he is worthy of it. Over the years I have seen Dave admit mistakes as well as successes. His writing is very detailed, specific and intelligent. He writes on a personal level as well, but you can see is objectivity.
He in one sense, is like the old man who used to fix my watch. He would look at it and tell me in a no-nonsense way what was wrong with my watch and fix it. It was all clear. I trust people like that.
I am not trying to bash, I am only making a point. Your Theme is very SEO Friendly I am sure, but I wouldn’t use it because I don’t personally like how generic it looks. I think it looks like an Auto Blogging theme. My personal opinion. No bashing.
What I like to use are themes which make my Auto Blogs look like and operated like any other blog would. With Google in 2011, you have to be more particular about how you do things.
That is why I call plugins like SEO Super Comments “gimmick” plugins. They use gimmicky tactics to improve SEO. The reality is, the single best way to do SEO is through a dedicated Keyword Management plan of action. How you use your Primary and Related Keywords on your Blogs or Auto Blogs will determine your success more than a single theme or slice of code will. My plugin list is very different from yours and I use some of the most Advanced Auto Blogging plugins available, but I do not advertise this list publicly beyond my Membership.
I have around 5500+ Active Members in my Auto Blog Blueprint Membership right now and more are being added every day. It is over 18 months old and I am now on Version 3.0 because I have adjusted and modified my approach based on a huge amount of active testing and results based information.
Yes, you need to have a relatively clean coded theme in order to maintain site speed and allow the GoogleBot to flow through your site, but you can enhance this by dictating flow in your WordPress SEO plugin and your Robots.txt file. You try to obtain a quality level of proper Keyword Density in your Targeted Money Pages/ Posts and then you use your Categories and Tags to establish a baseline inner linking strategy, SEO Smart Links to target those Money Pages with the Keyword links on your site (from your automated content), and then you do the same thing with your External Linking as well.
All of this will mean a lot more to your overall Ranking than anything. Keyword Management and Focus tells Google which pages on your site are the most important, but more importantly, it tells Google what Keywords your Important and Targeted Money Pages should Rank for. This is the same for any Blog, but it works great for Auto Blogs.
I don’t pay for Traffic to Auto Blogs either and never would. it defeats the purpose. I hold tons of number #1 positions and have almost 140 current Auto Blogs. On a daily basis, I can receive anywhere from 100 Visitors to some of my Blogs to just over 2000 on some others.
To sit here and say, “I get over 60,000 Visitors per day” to my blogs is a huge misnomer because this is and always will be based on the specific keywords a blog is optimized for and the amount of visitors those keywords get to Google on a Daily basis, the popularity of the Niche, and the placement in the SERPs, right?
For some keywords Ranked at #1 in some niches, I get only 40-60 clicks per day, but because of the nature of the Niche, most of these Visitors are actively looking to Buy and it is one of my most profitable blogs.
So you can have 1 Million Visitors each day, but if the niche isn’t right and the site isn’t right, it won’t matter anyways. I don’t want to have perfect SEO and then have everyone come to my Blog and immediately “Bounce” away.
I know you have a great deal of knowledge here and I don’t want to take anything away from that, but having a lot of SEO knowledge doesn’t always translate to Marketing knowledge. I made over $46,000 with my almost 140ish Blogs in March and I think I am really close to that for April as well (still waiting on refunds, etc).
This is why we have 2 very different mindsets on how to go about this.
That is right, I do not have the SEO Super Comments plugin as one of my base recommended plugins. I do have a list of enhancement plugins for my members and this plugin is one of them. I try to stay away from any plugin like this now which basically says to Google that I am trying to game the system. I am not saying it doesn’t work at all. I have it running on around 20 blogs, but I don’t consider it to be essential.
I do things a lot different now that Google has changed the playing field. I do agree that Titles are one of the single most important items in onpage SEO. I rewrite a ton of Titles on my Auto Blogs by hand in a lot of cases. I also go over this in my new SEO course for Blogs I am releasing shortly.
The reason I called your Themes auto blog themes is based on exactly what you said. Thousands of Auto Bloggers thought they would be great for Auto Blogging too, right?
Your Themes reminds me of the old X-Site Pro sites. The just look plain and generic to me because they are built for SEO, they just aren’t appealing to me personally. I used themes that looked just like this for over 2 years building Adsense sites.
Now, I tell my members to use themes that are appealing to users and look like “most” top end blogs do. Aesthetics mean a lot when it comes to your blog’s bounce rate. You can have the best content in the world, but your visitors need to be pleased by what they see as well. Return visits are a big part of this as well. If you are reading this, think of how many sites you have hit the back button on just because of how they looked. I know I have and still do it all the time.
That is why I recommend themes like Catalyst, Headway, and my own ABB Flex Theme. Because they are flexible and you create any kind of appearance for your Blog that you want or you can even recreate blogs you like.
SEO means nothing if you can’t convert.
First off, I added my comments here a long time ago when I was researching the WordPress SEO plugin. I know a few of my Members had originally seen my comments here so I felt compelled to respond since they are now believers in what I do based on my course and other things I produce.
Comments are important as well and I don’t need the SEO Super Comments plugin to create interest and interaction on my normal blogs or my auto blogs. If all I did was use WP Robot and fake comments, I wouldn’t be making the money I am making. There is a lot more to it than what people perceive to be auto blogging. I laugh at that because if that is what I was doing, most of my sites would have been slapped with the Panda update. This is not the case whatsoever.
Plus, since you talk about achieving visitors once again, this is not just an arbitrary thing. You can’t just use an SEO Friendly theme, throw up some content with Good Titles and Comments and wallah, you are receiving tons of visitors.
The domain you use, the keywords you optimize for, the competition for those keywords, how you rank based on that competition, and your backlinks and relationships with Authority sites in your niche and those same keywords. All these things factor in and you may do everything right and it can mean nothing.
A theme means nothing here. The research and the execution of a well defined SEO Plan of Action based on a precise set of Keywords (at least initially) will determine everything. Focused and Targeted Keywords and getting people to my content based on my plan and not some random titles used by commentors (which can actually take away from the ranking of a Post or Page if not focused on what you want it to be) are the way to optimize for success.
There is so much more, but I understand your focus. If it works for you, that is all that matters.
I don’t really refer to it as auto blogging to my members anymore. Now I call it Blogging on auto or even Semi automatic blogging. I use a lot of unique content in my blogs and the only reason I have as many blogs as I do is from years of work.
I create blogs, test, see what works, build again, test, rinse, repeat. Google makes changes, I make more blogs to test, then make adjustments, move ahead.
This is all why I have now got my Auto Blog Blueprint Course on Version 3.0 after about 20 months now. Google changes, the web changes, and I change to adapt to these changes. I build for money and conversions. I do a tremendous about of niche research so I am building blogs which have a high probability of making me money. I strike out once and awhile, but for the most part I don’t anymore. I can see a profitable niche most of the time now without even seeing all the stats. I have been doing this so long now I can just see it.
I don’t do your standard auto blogging though and I laugh at most of the push button programs out there. My members are believers too. It doesn’t take long to see the system works. There is nothing magical about it. It is just a systematic approach to building profitable blogs that run on auto.
I actually tell my members that they should be able to make $5000 per month on auto with 20-25 blogs (niche dependent). The system was built more like running regular blogs with automation thrown in.
Do you care to explain the name of your product? Cause I’m really confuse now.
Mi definition of “autopilot” doesn’t involve “work on it in a day/week/monthly base”
Are you aware of the meaning of the word “Auto”?
To setup your blogs on Auto, you need to establish a base that Google will recognize as solid Authoritative content when they are initially indexing your site. Google will classify your site and determine a lot about how they will categorize your site, etc., right from the beginning.
Setting up your SEO and linking structures right away will help create a base for the long term profitability of your Blog. Without it, you can go ahead and just post a ton of automated content with any of the Auto Blogging plugins that are out there, but in 2-3 months, your blog will get slapped by Google and you will be done.
2 years ago you could auto blog without a care in the world, now you have to be a little smarter because Google has gotten a whole lot smarter.
Success isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would be doing it. Telling people they have to work to make money always scares them because most people looking for success online are looking for a get rich quick scheme anyway and there are not too many of them left that actually work.
I have a problem on Massive Passive Profits autoblog. It pulls content to the blog which has nothing to do with the keywords, title I set for my blog in the campaign section. I have no idea how to fix that. I tried to put the keywords into ” ” so it would search for that term only, but the program does not accept it. I modified the keywords to be very specific to that site, but still pulling not related stuff, mostly from YouTube. You can see it on my site.
Did you run into this problem on your sites using Massive Passive Profit? How did you solve it?
Thanks for your help!
Ps. Caleb did great job on the banners I got! Very nice work!