Archive for January, 2009
Posted on January 26, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
Autoblogging is one of the two “Holy Grails” of Internet Marketing (the other being automatic article spinning). The idea behind autoblogging is that you spend time setting up the “system,” but from then on it’s pretty much hands-off.
Some opponents to this concept say that it dilutes the value of the web – these sites are often termed “splogs” which is short for spam-blogs. Proponents say that these sites provide one more way for readers to find the information that they need to help them solve problems.
Regardless, unlike standard niche sites where unique content is added over time (coupled with a link-building campaign) in an attempt to build traffic over time, autoblogs rely on a steady trickle of traffic. Even if one of these sites only brings in $10 per month, if they can be set up in an hour or two, over time a stable of these sites could provide a nice supplemental income. Alternatively, once they’ve been running for a period of time, these sites could be flipped for a decent profit.
Over the next several days/weeks, I’m going to explore one or more methods for autoblogging and document my efforts. I intend on providing enough detail that anyone who’s following can easily duplicate my successes while avoiding my mistakes.
I know that this is a hot-button topic and that some are very opposed to the idea while others are hungry for a viable method for implementing this. Let me know your thoughts below and I’ll be sure to include those discussions in the case study.
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Posted on January 8, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
Although I think the negatives associated with nofollow are blown way out of proportion, I found the following search today and thought I would pass it along.
This is a custom Google search specifically looking for blogs and forums who do not use the nofollow attribute.
Remember to be a good net citizen and only post relevant comments or forum posts. No spamming, please!
Posted on January 1, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
If you’re not using review sites, you might be missing the boat.
Nielsen released some new poll results showing that 81% of online shoppers read reviews before making a purchase.
This explains why review sites are so powerful and work so well.
New internet marketers often have a difficult time figuring out how to do a credible product review. They often sound like an extended sales pitch rather than an objective review. Obviously there are several different styles of reviews, and you’ll have to decide which style fits your needs and your market.
I prefer to use a “reporter” style of review. This way, even if I don’t love the product, I can be honest about it which lends credibility to my other reviews.
If you’d like to give review sites a try, but don’t know where to start, take a look at Chris Rempel’s Conduit Method. He details a type of review site that performs very, very well. Not only do they boast great conversions, Conduit sites also naturally drive long-tail organic traffic.
For those who struggle with HTML or CSS/Wordpress Template design, Chris also offers a set of website templates, including a WordPress theme that work perfectly with his Conduit Method.
If you’ve been having less-than-great result with your niche sites, follow Nielsen’s advice and try review sites. 81% of your customers think you should.