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Obviously you haven’t been listening to me. The answer is Yes. I have over 140 auto blogs and over 70 of those are over 3 years old and another 50 range in age from 8 months to 2 years old. I have around 20 I have made in the last 8 months, but I haven’t built a new auto blog in 2 months. Mainly because at $46,500 in April and closing in on the same figure for May, I would say I don’t really worry about it because most of them I haven’t touched in over a year outside of having my outsourcers run upgrades and clean ups.
I am on the 3rd iteration of the Auto Blog Blueprint in the last 20 months. I am pretty sure I am not just trying to get this figured out and I am not using unique content after the first 10 posts on each blog.
I rank #1 for thousands of keywords.
I even have 2 really crappy test sites that I haven’t done good SEO on or updated with decent content in over 18 months that are still ranking #1 for high competition keywords.
Look in Google at the Number #1 listing for “Harley Davidson Auctions” and “Nutritional Supplement Reviews” and you will find 2 crappy Auto Blogs sitting at number #1. They are mine. Hogwildauctions.com and NutritionalSupplementReviews.net.
These are just crappy test sites I don’t even care about and I am dominating. How do you think I am doing with sites that are actually built right?
I am sorry but you are way off base on quite a few points here. I had thought previously that you actually knew a little about SEO and Niche SEO Marketing, but it is obvious that you don’t. This is not a slam, but an observation made due to several glaring mistakes you have made in your comments above.
First off, you missed the point on listing those 2 sites entirely. Read my Comments again. These 2 sites are examples of Crap sites that I am not trying to make money with, nor do I do any SEO on them, nor do I actively build backlinks to them. They are test sites I randomly add different things to, but for the most part, neither site has had anything done to it for a very long time.
The point is, that even though these sites are complete and utter crap, they still rank #1 for their chosen Niches and this is the goal of every Auto Blogger. So if you chose to use my Auto Blog Blueprint system instead of following the bad example of these sites, you could make a ton of money using the Long Tail Keywords these sites would spawn.
You said that these are long tail keyword sites that wouldn’t be good for Auto Blogs.
You said these are in Low and Medium Competition Niches.
Yep. Of course.
You have to understand Niche SEO Marketing to understand this and obviously you do not. With an Auto Blog you want a 2 or 3 keyword domain which is in a Medium to Low Competition Niche that also allows you to create even more Long Tail Keywords from it with the Titles and Contents of your Blog Posts that are automatically generated.
You said these are not good Auto Blog Domains. I say you are flat out crazy. I make over $500 per month from each of these blogs (from Ebay and Amazon, and some CJ.com) and I do nothing with them and they are crap. Imagine if I put even a little effort into them?
When picking a Niche for Auto Blogging, we want Keywords that are Marketable and allow us to publish a medium to large amount of content which uses the Primary and Related Keywords of the Domain. Why would we pick a high competition set of keywords when all we have to do is look at Low and Medium Competition Keywords which also get a median amount of traffic starting at around 900 to 1000 visitors per month and up. That way we can rank in the top 3 results for our chosen keywords and make money right away and in a lot of cases not even have to build many backlinks to succeed and profit. Going for a high competition niche set of keywords is just plain stupid if you want to be able to make a lot of money fast. Sure, you could work on 3-4 sites for several months with a lot of unique content, build a lot of backlinks, and maybe, just maybe you will squeeze out a high competition ranking and make some money, but why would you when you can dominate tons of low competition niches that can get you similar traffic and targeted profits. People who search long tail convert faster than any general single word browser.
It is called, “Work Smarter, not Harder!”
Another problem you have here is you actually use AWStats. Anyone who does Marketing knows that AWStats adds in all types of additional Bot visits which skew your results. For real stats you need to use tools like Clicky or Google Anaylytics which tell you the real story. If you are giving your visitors here to this site AWStats numbers to validate your success than you better take a second look. Good SEO might give you 5000 AWStats visitors a month, but most of those visits are going to be Bot visits from Search Engine Spiders and not real Visitors. This is SEO Marketing 101.
The profits I list here and elsewhere are strictly for my Auto Blogs and I am not adding in my Profits from the sales of the Auto Blog Blueprint, which are actually less than what I make with my Auto Blogs themselves.
I appreciate your Technical SEO knowledge here David, but you have a lot to learn about the actual application of that knowledge.
I missed one point in my Comments above. You mentioned that Google will downgrade the sites I listed above after awhile because they are auto blogs. If you use the Wayback Machine, you would see that these Blogs actually have gained ranking. They are both a little more than 2 years old and within the last 6 months and AFTER the Google Farmer and Panda Updates, they actually gained in Ranking and are sitting at Number #1 for their Target Keywords.
Once again: No.
The amount of traffic I am talking about when picking a set of Primary Keywords for your Domain is what I am talking about. Not all the traffic. I might have to just give you access to my Auto Blog Blueprint Course for Free because the big picture eludes you because you have a very defined idea of what you believe is the right way to do this. While some of it may work, it is not the only way.
When building an Auto Blog, the first thing I tell my members is that SEO starts when picking you Niche. You can start off with success by picking a Niche set of “Primary Keywords” which are the Identity words for your Blog. You pick this niche based on the the Traffic these Primary Keywords get (my minimums for members are 900-1000 visits per month for the #1 position in Google for those Keywords). We then look at the level of competition in several ways and determine if when using Advanced SEO Techniques alone it is possible to Rank for these Search Terms (Primary Keywords). Then we also look at whether or not those Keywords (the Niche) has the potential for Profitability based on available Affiliate Programs and other factors. Then we move forward to buying our Domain. This is the edited for television version.
The basis for this is that even if you don’t or can’t rank #1 for the Primary Keywords, more than likely you will be able to get on Page #1 because we do use Backlink Building techniques and other Social Media Marketing techniques as well (mostly all automated). With an Auto Blog, it really does not matter. Why? Because we are looking at all the traffic you can gain from the Long Tail traffic your Blog Posts will get because after we Identify our Primary Keywords, we then develop a list of Related Keywords (LSI) from which our Blog Posts will be based on. We use a bunch of other plugins and techniques to take advantage of these Keywords.
The end result: Tons of traffic from multiple search terms with varying degrees of traffic and in the end, one Auto Blog can end up Ranking #1 for a couple hundred Long Tail Search Terms.
The thing you keep saying over and over through your Posts here is that each Blog needs to get thousands and thousands of searches each month to determine success. That is not even close to true. How can you spell success for a site based on traffic when in reality each Search Term in Google and other search engines receive different levels of traffic?
One of my more profitable Auto Blogs only receives approximately 900 visits per month, but the Niche it is focused on is a heavy Buyer Niche which sells Big Ticket items. My visitor to conversion ratio is about 15% and since I make $200 per sale, I average between $1500 and $3000 per month on that Blog alone. It only has 85 posts on it and I only have my auto settings to post to it once every 5 weeks. There are a lot of reasons for this, but mainly because it is a small niche and you need to throttle your Auto Posting accordingly and not just post away like an idiot.
Like I said before, work smarter, not harder.
By doing effective research, you can do this and make a lot of money. I have Auto Blogs which get over 15,000 visitors a month and over 20 Comments per day because I build my sites to look and feel like a Blog, not an Auto Blog.
And what is this 7000 pages indexed thing? I don’t mass post and I tell my members not to mass post. I have another example site I show my members (a unique content blog) which averages 4 posts per month, but because they are targeted and I build a nice amount of backlinks to the site, I make between $4000 and $5000 per month with that site (and no, this is not part of my Auto Blogging Profits stats). You only should post based on your Niche and the amount of available content for the niche. You find this out via always having a Private, No Index, No Follow Test Blog. By throttling how often you post based on content availability, you keep your quality level high, you Keywords targeted, and your success rate higher.
You seem to have a predefined idea of what auto blogging is and spamming search engines worked a few years ago, it doesn’t anymore.
Once again, I know what downgraded means. I have actually had most of my sites move up in the ranks after Google cleaned things up here with Panda and Farmer. I have had numerous Members post #1 Ranking results for their blogs in my Member Only Forum and this is due to the Advanced SEO and other techniques we use. I have yet to have any Rankings downgraded but for 2 or 3 old junk blogs I had. I don’t think my Blogs would be sitting at #1 for their search terms if they were being downgraded. There is enough competition there that if they were, it would be blatantly obvious, don’t you think?
One last thing. I don’t use Adsense. I have it on a few blogs here and there, but mostly I don’t use it. Why? Targeting. You need ot do the targeting in your Monetization. Why let Google do that for you? They make more money from it then you do and the Adwords Partner gets all the Profits for the sale. As an Affiliate you make a lot more money.
You need to learn a lot about using SEO and Marketing together. What are 80,000 visits a month if you can’t convert the traffic into Profits? I could create a ton of Information style blogs and rake in tons of traffic too if that was my goal, but my goal is to make money.
Plus, you are using AWStats so your traffic numbers are way off anyways. You have been running around here quoting high traffic numbers and most of them are Bot visits. That is probably the number #1 reason why you think you get 70,000 visitors to a single site and it doesn’t convert as high as the traffic would suggest. I always look to get at least 2-3% Conversions on my traffic. if I don’t, then I try to change things up to help boost conversions. It is called Split Testing and yes, you can do it on Auto Blogs, but you actually need to use REAL stats to figure this out.
I keep stats on all my sites and I get a little over 750,000 visitors each month to all my sites. This is a baseline and it goes up and down based on the time of year. It is a 5000+ visitor per month average and each site is different based on the niche. Some do great, others do good, and some do average. It is the nature of Niche SEO Marketing. I don’t need 80,000 visitors a month to make over $40,000 each month because I don’t go after High Competition Niches.
I go after profits.
I don’t mean this how its sounds but there’s no other way to put it.
What you don’t suck at is SEO and monetization, but what you do suck at is the aesthetics of theme design. The site at dvd-video-store.info is just plain fugly; no other word for it. All the other themes you have produced, to the human eye, all fugly too. And if your other sites are based on them, I guess their fugly too.
I don’t doubt your expertise one little bit, when it comes to SEO, but you really suck at the aesthetics of good visual design.
Did I mention you really suck theme design aesthetics?… 8^)
P.S. Yeah, I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that results are more important than looks, but that’s a cop-out. Why can’t you have both? You maybe then might find you’re better at monetization.
The big thing I think you get wrapped up in David is perfect On Site SEO. In my experience, the small details you are talking about make up a very small percentage of your actual ranking factors. Authority and Content will take precedence over coding issues or a few links with nofollow anyday.
I have numerous sites ranking well above their competitors because of a good combination of both Authority, Content, and on page/ on site SEO. It doesn’t have to be perfect. If it did, Google would end up having a lot of sites with crap content ranked number #1 ahead of sites with Great content because of this.
Consider the ranking factors and the power of each before worrying too much about a single plugin which uses nofollow. In the big scheme of things these are small factors which matter less (I am not saying they don’t matter at all) then what content and a strong External linking program will do for a site.
Just my 2 cents after seeing the exchange here.
I don’t disagree with you at all. I was only commenting on the fact that you seem to worry too much about SEO when making a site look good or adding functionality might take away from SEO, but in a lot of cases, functionality and Appearance go a long ways toward sales. Sales are the end result everyone wants.
I agree, if I can have a site with Perfect SEO and have a perfect Off Site SEO package as well, I would be one happy camper.
I might have to talk to you about getting this theme into my new project. The WPRobot integration is really a great feature, especially with the way Google is treating these sites now.
Any date yet for the next Stallion update? Im also wondering if you will be integrating cloaking for any of the other Amazon autoblog plugins.