Automated Blog Profits

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This document looks at an emerging trend in the internet marketing industry of using automated blog and Wordpress autoblog plugin tools to automatically populate content.

This document looks at an emerging trend in the internet marketing industry of using automated blog and Wordpress autoblog plugin tools to automatically populate content.

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  • 1. 6 Days To Automated Blog Profits Produced By Home Biz Daily There is a new wave of technology emerging that will allow internet marketers to set their blogs on autopilot. These new automated blog tools are provided in Wordpress autoblog plugin tools that provide automatically generated content for your blog, set on the schedule that you choose to define. This white paper reviews some of the important things you need to consider when looking at automated blog solutions and how to decide which automated blog tool is best for you.
  • 2. Table of Contents Contents Automated Blog Profits............................................................................................................ 3 Day 1: Automated Blog Tool Options........................................................................................ 6 Day 2: Content Is King.............................................................................................................. 8 Day 3: Monetizing Your Automated Blog ................................................................................ 11 Day 4: The 20-15-50 Rule For Targeted Keywords ................................................................... 14 Day 5: Wordpress Autoblog Plugin Selection .......................................................................... 18 Day 6: Tying It All Togther ...................................................................................................... 21
  • 3. Automated Blog Profits Welcome to the FREE “6 Days To Automated Blog Profits” course. We hope you find this information to be useful and follow the process we provide so you can put your automated blog business on auto pilot. In this daily education series, we are going to cover a range of subjects that will help you learn how to:  discuss specific functionality that you should be considering when looking at the various automated blog tools that are available  examine the options around the various types of content that you can integrate into your automated blog and why it’s important to use as much automated blog content as possible  understand the various ways that you can monetize your blog with a Wordpress autoblog plugin  the 20-20 rule and how to find the highest traffic keyword phrases with the least competition  the considerations you should make when deciding which automated blog plugin best fits your requirements for the niche market you want to target  tying it all together and presenting costs of what setting up an automated blog business will cost Automated blog content and Wordpress autoblog plugin tools are a whole new world, one that probably has more questions than answers right now. But the fact is, very few internet marketers are currently using these automated blog tools. As with any new te chnology, those that get out early will have a head start on everyone else. The following is an example of why I am so excited about setting up automated niche blogs. Sometimes when I am doing keyword research – especially if I am drilling down as low as
  • 4. possible – I often stumble across a stray keyword somehow related to the original keyword search. This has happened more than a few times, and I always that it would be a keyword to build a niche blog around. But many times it’s in a niche that I do not have any personal knowledge which makes it quite useless to me, because there is no way I can generate enough content around the keyword (and its derivatives) to keep new and fresh content on a blog. But with an Wordpress automated blog plugin that automatically generates content, I now am able to start a blog on any subject that I want. I am no longer limited to just those subjects I have intitmate knowledge of, but it can be anything. There will be many internet marketers that use these automated blog tools to exploit micro niches within niches. All it takes is an automated tool and some good keywords, and you can start a blog in any niche that you think will be profitable. Now over the past years, there have been ways to automatically populate content in blogs, but there was one major problem. Typically this content was provided via an an RSS feed from another source. To the reader of the blog, the content becauewas keyword relevant and in most cases presented the reader with an interesting and informed read. They may have enjoyed the site enough to even bookmark it and come back again. From a technical perspective, the content pages with the RSS feed typically would use one of two methods to present the content to the page:  javascript – This is probably the most common method because it is easy to find lots of sources for fresh RSS content with java script feeds. Coding is very easy and all you need is a small piece of code inserted into your your website or blog. The content was presented from the feed each time the page was loaded. The problem though was that if the content is provided by javascript, it is not readable to the search engines. So even though the content might be perfectly suited for the targeted search term, the search engines cannot determine how to optimize your page for that keyword phrase. The bottom line is that if you are depending on the search
  • 5. engines for your traffic, every page of content on your site must be “readable” by the search engines. Otherwise you will have a very difficult time getting ranked.  php – php is another method of inserting RSS feeds on your website or blog, but this is a little more difficult. First, very few content sources make their content available in php format. So if you want to use php, you have to purchase another software tool such as RSS Ground, to convert rss feeds into php. The tools such as RSS Ground worked fine and many marketers use a similar tool to bring content into their static web sites. The search engines read php code as regular html, meaning that the search engines can index your page based on the content in the article. But the problem is, Wordpress and other blogs do not allow php content in blog posts. So without php, the search engines cannot read the content. That removed the possibility of using RSS as a method to populate content in an automated blog. That’s where the new generation of automated blog tools provide their unique value. Over the next 6 days we will share more information with you and describe how Wordpress autoblog plugin tools will change the way you look at blogging in the niche markets. From here you can decied to a) wait for the email series which will start tomorrow, or b) go ahead and dig in to the information right now. All the lessons are listed below and the information is identical to what you would receive in the emails. But be sure that you also read the emails because there is other new and updated information that may be included.  Day 1: Automated Blog Tool Options  Day 2: Content Is King  Day 3: Monetizing Your Automated Blog  Day 4: The 20-15-50 Rule For Targeted Keywords  Day 5: Wordpress Autoblog Plugin Selection  Day 6: Tying It All Together
  • 6. Day 1: Automated Blog Tool Options The Wordpress autoblog plugin market is getting ready burst wide open. There are already several automated blog tool options to choose from and the concept is gaining steam. In this lesson, we will do a high level review of the various options that are available. Just as with any other niche tool that you consider, there is a wide range of options when you start considering different automated blog tools. But there are some common denominators of the types of things that you need to consider as you are considering which automated blog tool is best for you. The following are a list of features that I feel are the most important:  keyword relevant content sources – The results you get from your Wordpress autoblog plugin tool will only be as good as the sources that you can pull keyword relevant content from. So make sure the tool you decide to purchase not only provides content from multiple sources, but that those sources provide enough reliable content to trust. In other words, the better automated blog tool solutions provide content from reputable article submission directories and Web 2.0 sites like Yahoo Answers, Flickr, YouTube, etc. The whole concept of the automated blog tool is to pull targeted keyword content from multiple sources to satisfy both the search engines and your visitor.  monetization capabilitities – I know this should go without saying, but one of the goals of an autoamted blog is to monetize your blog on autopilot. But believe it or not, some of the automated blog tools do not provide monetization capability and provide article or RSS content only. In some niches that strategy might work well. But a better solution is to use an automated blog tool that also builds monetization content targeted at your keyword from multiple sources such as eBay, Amazon, Clickbank, Google Adsense and others. The value of having targeted keyword products to offer on your website means that your visitors will find specific products for the exact keyword term they used in their search to find your blog. That is pretty powerful.
  • 7.  control over content – Some automated blog tools simply just dump the data into your blog and you have very little control of how the page ends up looking when the automated post is made. You will want control over what content to provide on your automated pages, the order that the content is laid out, and other options that make your blog look professional. Remember, the more content sources that use in your automated blog the better, because the more content mixed with other content, and the better chances you will have that the search engines will view your content as unique.  no restrictions on blog templates – You do not want to choose a product that provides a pre-defined set of blog templates or formats that you have to use. First, you will be restricted on how to use your content and second, you will have a blog that looks just like everyone else’s that uses this same tool.  keyword support – The automated blog solution you choose needs to have strong support for how it handles input of targeted keywords. You will want to make sure that it not only handles loading single keywords one at a time, but also that it will handle bulk loading of keywords. The best Wordpress auto plugin tools allow for loading up to 1000 keywords in bulk which means that you could post new content every day for years into the future.  new post scheduling – Make sure you have flexibility to schedule how often you wish to post new content for each keyword. The better solutions provide multiple options around this like every ‘X’ days, every ‘X’ hours, between the hours of ‘X’ and ‘Y’, etc. Having the ability to manage the content posting for your keywords will make the blogs look normal to the search engines instead of posting exactly at the same time every day.  search engine friendly – And last, but certainly not least, make sure the automated blog solution you select handles the content as pure html. In other words, make sure they don’t insert the content inside of scripts or other methods that make the content invisible to the search engines. The goal or the end result of the automated blog is for the “html” code of the blog to look just like it would if was written by hand. In other words, if the search engines can read your page content, they can then index your page
  • 8. for your targeted keywords. Likewise, if the search engines cannot read your page content, you will have much more difficulty in getting a high rank position. Tomorrow we will take a closer look at the costs of some of these tools and make our recommendation on what we consider to be the best automated blog tool to put your business on autopilot! Day 2: Content Is King The old adage in website traffic was that “content is king”. That sounds rather simple, but it really is one of the things that separates the high traffic websites from the lower traffic sites. Content is why people visit a certain website, content is what the search engines rank a website for, and the more content you have the more often that the search engines and visitors will come back for more. That old adage is still true today, and blogs that consistently post new content to address popular niche markets do well. That’s where automated blog tools are great for niche markets and can help you better position your blog for the niche market you want to target. Depending on the automated blog solution you select, most of these tools pull content from multiple sources. This is important for several reasons that we will discuss in detail below. You want to make sure that the solution you select has several options including article directories, RSS feeds, Web 2.0 sites, etc., so that you can have an abundance of content to select from that you want into include in your blog. For example, do you want an automated blog that just pulls in articles for your content, or do you also want to include other information such as videos, pictures, content from Web 2.0 sites and more. Remember, the more content you include in your automated blogs the more value you are providing to your visitors who found your blog because they searched on a specific term. So offering them information from multiple sources that support the keyword they
  • 9. entered makes it appear that your blog article was written just for them. And you didn’t even have to write it! If I am a golfer looking for used golf clubs, I might do a search for Callaway X14 irons. When the search engines return their results, I expect to find a website that provides information on Callaway X14 irons. I don’t want to see a page about Ping putters, or Titleist wedges, I want to see a page that provides me with information on exactly what I am searching for – Callaway X14 irons. That’s the beauty of an automated blog, you can taylor a blog post to very specific keywords, and the Wordpress autoblog plugin pulls content from various content sources that support that targeted keyword. So in the above example, an automated blog might build a post for Callaway X14 irons with the following content:  an article that talks about why someone likes their X14 irons  a YouTube video that provides some useful information about Callaway X14 irons  an eBay listing of Callaway X14 irons that are currently listed for sale  a Yahoo Answers resource box that provides the question and answers for something that was asked related to Callaway X14 irons  listings from Amazon for products that are for sales related to the keyword  Clickbank products that are for sale related to the keyword That’s a significant amount of content considering all you did was enter some targeted keywords. From there, the automated blog tool will churn out content on the schedule you set until you tell it to stop. The good news about these Wordpress autoblog plugin tools is that they can churn out lots of content on autopilot. Even better news is that most of them generate the keyword relevant content and render it in html, which means that the page code looks just as it would if were developed by hand allowing the search engines to index the content of the page.
  • 10. This point cannot be overemphasized. If you are considering any automated blog tool, the starting point of your decision process is how does the page code get presented. I don’t care if a product has the slickest interface, generates the most content from the most sources and is heads above all the competitors in everything it does. But if it does not produce html code that a) is readable by the search engines, and b) is generated in a way that it looks natural to the search engines, nothing else matters. The key to success in building automated blogs is automatically generating content that can be indexed by the search engines. If you follow our keyword evaluation and selection process (20- 15-50 rule) you will be basing your automated blog on a list of keyword phrases that get a certain level of traffic with a certain level of competition. The goal is to find a group of under utilized keywords that you can target. Because they are under utilized you should have a relatively easy job of getting high ranking for these keywords, and you should be able to drive traffic from the search engines. Another point to consider in regard to the search engines is duplicate content. Although you will be pulling content from other sources that has already been indexed on other pages, because you will be building pages of other content mashed together, none of yourpages will have the exact same content that the original pages have. For example, the article directory that the article is pulled from will not have the Amazon ads, the eBay ads, the Clickbank ads, the Yahoo Answers information, etc. It is almost mathematically impossible that another page anywhere else on the internet could have the same combination of content that is automatically generated by an autoblogging tool. That’s why including as much content as possible on a page is desired, as it just makes it that more difficult to get caught in a duplicate content issue. The whole point of using a Wordpress autoblog plugin for automated blogs is to build a blog on autopilot for the niches that you want to target. These niche blogs should be “set and go”, requiring very little effort to market and promote. If you are careful in the selection of your targeted keywords and make sure that they meet the 20-15-50 rule, your automated blog will
  • 11. be highly optimized for those targeted keywords. It would almost be impossible for the search engines to not recognize your blog for the keywords that you are targeting because of the volume of content that you will be able to generate. I know this all sounds too good to be true, but it’s really simple. Before you begin setting up the automated blog you will do your keyword research for the niche market you are targeting. During this process you generate 15+ keywords that each get 20-150 searches per day, but are under utilized and do not have much competition. These are the keywords that you will use to generate your automated blog. Depending on the niche you choose, you may end up with more or less targeted keywords, but either way you will be automatically generating content on a consistent basis that is specifically targeted at those specific keywords. Over time the search engines will drive your blog up in the rankings because it continually sees fresh new content around the keyword phrases you have chosen. Day 3: Monetizing Your Automated Blog One of the beautiful things about automated blog tools is not just the the ability to automatically insert content. That’s obviously very important because that is probably the primary reason you are interested in these tools. You either do not have the time, or you do not have the depth of knowledge to post new blog content on a consistent basis in the niche you want to target. Most experts say that you need to post new content at least 3-4 times per week to have the search engines crawling your site. To put it another way, if the search engines crawl your site and do not see any new content they may start waiting longer in between crawls. What this means is that it will take longer for your pages to be indexed, but there’s also another underlying problem. If the search engines do not view your site important enough to not crawl
  • 12. more than every week or so, how are they ever going to view your site important enough to give you good page ranking? But the other wonderful thing about automated blogs is the ability to post “monetization” content that is also keyword relevant. In other words, if your niche is in “dog training”, you want to sell items that are targeted at people looking for dog training products. If one of your targeted keywords that you want to create posts on is “dog training collars”, you want to have dog training collars to sell on your page. Now let’s be reasonable and set expectations right from the start. There may be some niches or some products when you get down to a granular level that these automated tools just will not find the exact product. For example if your keyword was “red dog training collars”, there may or may not be products that have that keyword in their description. But in many cases, these tools will return products that very closely match the targeted keyword. So what types of monetization content should you be looking for in an automated blog tool? The following is a summary of what most of the current products offer, but none of the tools I researched provided all of these. But this list sort of represents the average of what monetization methods should be present:  eBay  Amazon  Clickbank  Google Adsense In reality, the list of how you could possibly monetize an automated blog is endless. In the future it is easy to imagine that any affiliate program would offer a web service where all you need is an API ID similar to Flickr or Yahoo Answers. In this example, it might be possible one day to pull monetization content in from a large number of affiliate sources.
  • 13. The following are examples of some of the other affiliate programs I would like to see supported by Wordpress autoblog plugin tools which would take the concept of monetizing automated blogs even further:  Commission Junction, Linkshare and other large affiliate sites  Paydotcom, RegNow and other similar affiliate programs for electronic distribution of software, ebooks, etc.  Google Affiliate and other similarly large affiliate programs  CPA companies and other cost per click affiliate sites  … the list is endless, and with today’s technology it should be as easy plugging in an affiliate ID The impact of providing products for sale that are keyword relevant for a search that leads to your website will bring great value to your visitor. Not only will the visitor be pleased that they found a website that provides the content they want, but they will also be presented with products that are similarly related to their search term. This is very powerful and in many cases the impulse of doing a search and finding a page that was targeted precisely for that search will lead to a sale right on the spot. One thing some people tend to overlook when considering how to monetize an automated blog, is that you can still monetize your blog the same way as you always did before. Because most of the automated blog tools allow you to choose the Wordpress theme you want to use, you will still have complete control on the type of content that you can place in the sidebar widgets or other places in your blog that you can monetize. For example, on my automated blogs I continue to use ads from other affiliate programs to complement the automatic content that is being generated. So in my previous golf example, if my keyword is Callaway X14 irons, I could still place other ads in my sidebar widgets for golfsmith.com, or golfballs.com or any other relevant affiliate products that complement the targeted keyword.
  • 14. A big part of why you want a monetization module in your blog is to obviously find a way to earn money from your blog. But you also need to consider that mixing in the monetization content from eBay, Amazon, Clickbank and other affiliate sites, along with the content from articles, Yahoo Answers, etc., provides a unique page that the search engines will index as unique content. So besides making money, the monetization content helps generate the fresh, new and unique content that keeps my blog ranked high for the keywords I want to target. And all I have to do is find those keywords and insert them into my automated blog tool. Day 4: The 20-15-50 Rule For Keywords So here we are, arguably the most most important and strategic element of building your automated blog empire – identifying your targeted keywords. Why is this so important? Well there are any number of reasons, some of which we will address in this article. But the key thing to remember is that these are the keywords that your automated tool will build content around. Whether it’s five words, or fifty words, they represent the content that the automated blog tools will generate. There are several elements to consider when selecting your targeted keywords:  how relevant are they to the niche you want to target  how competitive are they and how hard it will be to get page one ranking  how much content is available from article and RSS sources that you can pull from  what are the monetization options for your blog To me, finding keyword phrases to target for my niche websites is probably the most fun part of the business. I guess the reason I like it so much is I love figuring out how other people use the search engines when they do searches. I am on a continual quest to learn how to “beat” the search engines by finding the keyword phrases that yield good traffic but are not very
  • 15. competitive. Understanding how the search engines work and how people interact with them will certainly improve your chances to succeed in search engine marketing. It’s time for a disclaimer. I am writing this automated blog primer with the assumption that everyone who moves forward will be using Market Samurai as your keyword generation tool. If you do not have this product, I highly recommend that you at least try out the 12-day Market Samurai free trial so you can see firsthand why it is loved by so many people. It is well worth the $97 that you will pay for the full product. But back to the automated blog and how you should approach your keyword research. Market Samurai keyword research allows you to start with a single keyword phrase and start your search. Each search brings back around 200 items from the Google search database and you can filter out keywords that you don’t want to track, add other keywords that you want to include, and define positive / negative keywords. So as you are considering a niche market to pursue, you might enter a general keyword phrase like “dog training”. Market Samurai will then present you a list of roughly 200 keyword phrases that closely match the “dog training” keyword and you can start the process of finding the best keyword phrases for your blog. After you have finished using Market Samurai to generate the keywords through the search function, you can now run the analyze function to get detailed data about your targeted keywords. The analyze keyword function brings back detailed data about each keyword, including the following:  organic info – includes number of total searches, projected number of clicks, trends and other info  adwords data – includes adwords traffic, click through rate, and cost per click  competition – provides data on how many websites have that keyword, how many have the keyword in the title tag, and cost per click competition info
  • 16.  commerciality – I have never seen this type of information before, but it measures the commerciality of the keyword – the value of the adword and the value of having #1 position in Google I normally go through the keyword list at this point and start filtering out keywords that don’t meet a minimum traffic level, or maybe to remove those that have too high a competition from other web pages. The goal at this point is to narrow the list and identify the best key word phrases to pursue. And especially if I am trying to dive down into a niche I start to explore this initial keyword phrase as far as I go. And this is where it gets really exciting. Market Samurai provides the ability to drill down on any keyword and start the process over again. So after it goes out to Google and returns the initial 200 keyword, you can click on one of the keywords to drill down further. So many times I will start with a single keyword and within an hour I might have identified a list of really good, competitive (meaning I can get good page ranking) keywords that I then start to target. So what is the definition of a good keyword phrase? I apply something called the 20-15-50 rule which is a formula that I apply to make my final keyword selection. This 20-15-50 rule typically provides me with more keywords than I can use. Here is what each of those numbers mean:  20 – I am looking for keywords that have a minimum of 20 keyword searches a day. Now obviously, I want keywords that get a lot more than 20, but that is the low threshold that I set – nothing less than 20 searches per day makes my short list of keywords to target/.  15 – This is a phrase-to-broad ratio (PBR) which is a metric provided by Market Samurai that identifies how often that keyword is searched. For example, it measures how many times someone might search for “red dog training collars” vs. “dog training collars red”. The impact is that if the PBR gets much lower than 15 the keyword may be a great keyword, but given that it is not searched in that word order, it could impact the overall effectiveness of that keyword.
  • 17.  50 – This number represents how much competition there is for the keyword and the 50 represents that filter out any keyword that has more than 50,000 competing pages. Now if you know anything about search engines, this is a very, very low number for search competition. The intent is to target a keyword that does not have a lot of competition. Now you might wonder how many keywords you can find using this method. In a recent search project, I started off with women’s shoes as my primary keyword, and about four hours later, I had almost 100 keywords that I would classify as good, if not great keywords. So imagine if you find 50 keywords that get on average 40 searches per day that you can get high ranking for. In fact, some of these will even be easy to get #1 position, because many times you will find very good keywords that do not have any page optimized for that keyword phrase. These keywords are the golden nuggets that you can target to optimize to start driving traffic to your blog. As your site gets more pages indexed and ranked, you can start going after more competitive keywords. So maybe you move the numbers up to 50-15-100 to represent minimum of 50 searches per day, 15% PBR and 100,000 competitive sites. This will open up a whole new list of words that you can then target. The two key points to remember from this lesson are:  keywords are the key, single, most important aspect of internet marketing, and especially if you are using automated blog tools  you need a good keyword tool like Market Samurai to help you select your keywords, or you have very little chance of success In this whole series of lessons, there are only two products that you will hear me say that need to purchase for starting automated blogs. The first is the automated blog tool that we have talked about so far, which I will provide more information on various options and offer my
  • 18. opinion on which tool I think is best. The second is a good keyword tool and Market Samurai is simply the best. I’ve often said, internet marketing is not hard, but you have to work hard to be successful. You also have to work smart, and in this lesson I wanted to point out the importance of a good keyword strategy and inform you that Market Samurai is very important to your success. Next lesson we will start discussing what it’s like under the cover of an automated blog solution and how you go about getting it set up. Day 5: Wordpress Autoblog Plugin Selection Today is the day that you actually take your first steps in implementing a network of automated blogs. If you have made it through the lessons this far, it is safe to assume that you must be interested in setting up multiple niche market blogs with the automated content populated by a Wordpress autoblog plugin. In previous lessons we discussed the value of these automated blog tools and how they will allow you to extend your reach by setting up blogs that automatically get updated with content on a consistent basis. As with any other technology you buy, there are a wide range of options to select from when you are looking at for an automated blog tool. There is also a wide discrepancy in functionality that these products provide. I looked high and low for automated blog tools which provided a set of functionality that I predefined, and believe that I have been able to find every possible automated blog tool that exists today. The criteria that I wanted was:  multiple content sources including article content and RSS feeds  monetization content from multiple sources  content that is search engine friendly and readable as standard html  ability to mix and match content within a single blog post
  • 19.  ability to mix and match monetization sources in one blog  ability to set different schedules for content to be generated for each one of the keywords  ability to randomize the timing of the posts on the scheduled day so that it leaves a small footprint for the search engines to see a pattern of automated content being generated  easy to use and require very little effort to get started  an unlimited license to use on multiple blogs  not restricted to any pre-defined Wordpress templates so I can use niche market templates  not restricted on other Wordpress plugins that I could use in the blog  a forum of users to lean on for support, and a support team that responds to issues So it was with this list of criteria that I started my search. Now the reason I did such an extensive search is because I was looking for an automated blog platform for my own business. I had played around with niche markets for several years using some eBay tools which have been profitable from the very beginning. I had been thinking about other niches that I wanted to target but I wanted something other than eBay content. So I started looking to see what type of new tools were available and did an extensive search on every angle possible to find these tools. After several days of extensive searching, I was actually quite pleased with the number of tools that I found. The following is a list of several automated blog options that I feel are worth consideration, but there are probably other tools also available, so my apologies if I missed any that should have been included. I have also listed what I perceive to be the strengths and weaknesses of each, although I have more knowledge about some of them than I do the others:  WP Mage – This is clearly the cadillac of the group, but you better have deep pockets and be willing to make a financial investment of well over $1000. I have not ever used this product but what I have been able to discover through my research is that it
  • 20. appears to be a very full featured product. However, in the WP Mage training videos that I discovered during my research, it also appears that WP Mage is quite complicated to use because of the many, many options that you have to consider. For me, I just could not afford to the take the chance with $1000+ to see if it might work. And the other important thing to consider, is that WP Mage is currently closed to new members. So even if I wanted to spend my money with them, it appears that I could not join.  Autoblogged – This solution was a very close second for me because I like some of their content options. But unfortunately it does not offer any automated monetization features. Since monetization is such a critical aspect of an automated blog, there is no way I could give up that capability. It’s too bad, and I would hope they add monetization features in the future because the rest of their solution is very nice.  PowerAutoblog Cash Generator – This product looks very good from the sales page, but there are just too many things I could not verify. One of my biggest concerns is how this solution handles the content – in other words, is it readable by the search engines. Also, the other concern was I could not determine where they pull their article content from – and as a reminder, an automated blog tool is only as good as the content it provides. In the end, there were just too many questions even though the price is lower than other options.  Wordpress Autoblogger – This product also looks good, but I could say the same thing as I did about PowerAutoBlog above. There were just too many unknowns, and there doesn’t seem to be a community of users that I could find. Also, this one point scared me off – they provide a set of pre-defined templates with pre-installed plugins. While this approach may be good for the very beginner, I did not want an autoblog solution that I could not have control over the look and feel, the plugins, etc.  WP Robot – I saved this one until the last for a reason – this is the Wordpress autoblog plugin tool I decided to purchase as my automated blog tool. This product is very early in its development cycle yet and admittedly is still a little rough around the edges. But WP Robot has a couple of things going for it that I think will prove out to be the winner in this space:
  • 21. 1. A very attractive price point that is based on which modules you want to purchase. They even have a free module that offers basic functionality. I decide d to buy the “full elite” version because I want to have as much automated content as possible. If you purchase all modules, the total price is just $165 one time and this price provides an unlimited license to use on as many blogs as you wish. 2. WP Robot presents the content in pure html, meaning that the pages look just like they would if you had hand coded and wrote the content yourself. This provides the capability for the search engines to crawl your site and treat it as unique content. I cannot over emphasize how important this is to your long term success as an automated blogger. In the first few days of owning WP Robot, I set up a couple of new blogs, and added the plugin to a couple of existing blogs that I was struggling to write content. On a separate news blog that I have, I set up WP Robot to post hourly updates from several news sources through RSS feeds. I am already seeing better traffic results because my blog has more new, fresh and original content that my visitors can find through the search engines. I realize that internet marketers get deluged daily with “can’t miss” offers, or products that will make you a gazillion dollars on autopilot. I’m not making those claims because I don’t know what niche you plan on pursuing. But I can tell you without a doubt that if you are looking for an automated blog tool that populates keyword relevant article and monetization content, WP Robot is a product you should look at more closely. I believe the people that jump on this product early will be able to dominate whatever niche they want to target. Day 6: Tying It All Togther OK, you have made it to the last day of the lesson. I hope you have found this information to be useful and that you have found some things that you can use in the future.
  • 22. In today’s lesson I want to tie everything together and leave you with a list of what you need to get started, and provide some information on other resource tools that are available. The following list describes exactly what you need to get started. If you are already in the internet marketing business you more than likely already have #1 and #2, and maybe even #3. 1. domain name – If you don’t already have a domain name, you can purchase one at GoDaddy.com, the best place on the internet to purchase your domain names. You can purchase a domain name for $10.95 per year. 2. hosting account – You will also need a hosting account, one of the favorite hosting providers for internet marketers is Host Gator. You can get a shared hosting account for as low as $4.95 per month. 3. keyword generator tool – Some of you have probably already invested in a keyword tool, and maybe some of you are using free tools. But without a doubt, the most important tool you need to be successful in internet marketing – and especially to be successful with automated blogs – is a good keyword generator tool. Our favorite – HANDS DOWN and there’s not even a close second – is Market Samurai. Please refer to Day 4: The 20-15-50 Rule For Targeted Keywords for more infomation on why we believe it is the best keyword tool available. You can purchase Market Samurai for $97 one time charge. They do offer a 12-day free trial where you could download the software and use it for free for the 12-day period. 4. automated blog tool – And of course as we laid out in the last lesson, we believe WP Robot is the best Wordpress autoblog plugin for internet marketers. There are some other resources that you can find for how to set up and run an automated blog, including the following:  The 100k+ Blogging Formula  Autopilot Blog Profits
  • 23. So with that, I bid you adieu and wish you the very best in setting up your automated blog empire. Please visit our website at http://homebizdaily.com in the future for the latest information other internet marketing products.