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					Planning Your Strategy
Before you get started into the content of the Auto Blog Blueprint, it is important to begin
with a full understanding of the Planning Considerations going in and what has to be
accomplished in the Overall scheme of things. Planning your overall Strategy will help
you pick the right niches, domains, apply content, and build your sites in an organized
fashion.




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Establish Goals: What Do You Want to Accomplish?
Before you begin you must fully understand what it is you want to achieve. Look at your
short term goals and then look at your long term goals for your Auto Blogging business.
Yes, BUSINESS. You are building a business here and every business needs a Plan.

My recommended Short Term Goal is: Create and establish 10 functional Auto Blogs
that meet all the requirements of the Auto Blog Blueprint in 30 days or less. Ensuring
that your first auto blog is built and running through the basic parameters set by the
Blueprint in the first 7 days. After the first one is built, everything comes much easier. It
is an ambitious Goal, but one I believe is easy to tackle once you learn everything you
need to know.

My recommended Long Term Goal is: Have 100 auto Blogs running in 6 months or
less. This is a challenge, but with automation it is very doable. With 100 auto Blogs as
the Target Goal for this course, at a minimum you should be able to make well over
$3000 per month on auto. If you do things right, you will be at that Goal long before the
6 Month Target is hit. The only thing that will make this happen is you. Defining your
Goal in words is one thing, your actions will determine your success. Take action and
succeed. Once you get going, you will see how very easy this all is.

Defining Your Strategy:
Once you have your overall Goal figured out, it is time to map out the actual strategy for
your Auto Blog empire. To do this you must have a clear idea as to what your Planning
Considerations are. There are several key things to know before you begin even looking
for Niches. That is why my recommendation is that before you build your first blog, you
go through this course completely and then go back through it methodically again as you
develop your strategy for creating your auto blog empire.

Key Financial Considerations:
  Money: Auto Blogs are resource intensive and cost some money to implement into
      action. Know the costs and figure out what you need to spend your money on
      first. Do not go and buy a ton of Auto Blogging software before you go through
      the course as you may THINK you know what is recommended, but then you
      might find out it is different than expected. Budget your money.
  Research Tools: There are niche research software tools that can make the process of
      finding niches and keywords very easy. If you are going to buy one, then only
      buy ONE. Most tools recommended have enough common qualities that you do
      not need to waste your money on more.
  Domains: For 100 Blogs, that is 100 Domains. Understand the cost and adjust your
      plan accordingly. If you can only build 2 Blogs at a time and implement the
      Blueprint, then that is what you have to do. Do not buy 100 Domains up front.
      Be smart and buy in a way that is recommended in Step 2: Domains.
  Hosting: As I said before, Auto Blogs are resource intensive. Some advanced Plugins
      require website hosting that has more resources available. Understand the cost of
      starting out on a shared host versus and Reseller/ VPS host or Dedicated Server.
      Budget your money accordingly.
  Content: Whether you pay for unique content (articles) or Advanced Auto Blogging
      Plugins, there is a cost associated that can be quite high in some cases. If you are
      on a tight budget as a beginner, listen to the recommendations in the Blueprint
      and spend your money wisely. There are a lot of options, that does not mean you
      need to buy them all. There are other auto Blogging products that have advanced
      Plugins and cost $997 to $2000. The Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 has the information
      required so you don’t have to spend that kind of money to get the same or
      similar results.
  Backlinks and Website Traffic: All Backlink building and SEO can be done for Free
      by you. The reality is that most of this process is a lot of tedious work. It is not
      hard, it is just very time consuming. For 100 Blogs, it can be a challenge. Pick
      the tools that make the biggest impact first and go from there. Understand that
      this is not a cost you have to incur, but one you may find out that is a necessary
      evil. Budget accordingly.
Understanding these things going in will help you make the proper decisions when it
comes time to implement your strategy. There are other Key Planning
Considerations as well.

Key Planning Considerations:

  Blog Network Management: As you build your Blogs, it is important to use the
        Blueprint here to manage all of your sites methodically. Even after you build
        your Blogs and set them to auto post on autopilot, you will need to manage them
        and keep track of them statistically to ensure that your monetization strategies are
        working and that the sites do not require maintenance. Check on each blog at least
        once every 2-3 weeks and use the recommended analytics programs to keep track
        of them and their overall progress. A good Blog & Domain Management tool is:
        Domain Dashboard
  Affiliate Networks: Identify the Affiliate Networks that you want to work with and
        ensure you meet the criteria for getting into the Networks you want to Join. This
      is a key component of success.
  Hosting: Hosting is a planning consideration as well. Most shared hosts can only
      handle 10 Good auto Blogs on each account due to resources and the potential
      size of the Blogs. Planning for the growth of these sites is key as they can grow
      quite large over time. See Step 3: Hosting for more details.
Planning Your Blog Design and Monetization Strategy
When researching Domains and Niches, it is important to develop an initial Strategy on
how you will go from selecting a niche to actually creating an auto blog for it. Each
Niche that research gives you may look great at first, but you must identify Key
Components of Action in order to create a profitable auto blog.

Key Components of Action:

  Can the Niche Be Monetized? When you identify a Niche that meets the criteria
       outlined in Step 1: Niche Research, the first thing you need to do is answer this
       important question. Is the Niche a Product? Is the Niche information oriented
       like a Technical Support or Personal Information Niche? Take Dog Training for
       instance. It is an information oriented Niche, but it can be service related and
       Product related as well. If I monetized a “Dog Training” Niche, I could offer Dog
       Training Videos (from an Affiliate Program) and / or I could offer any number of
       Dog related products. Deciding on how you can monetize the Niche is an
       important Step you should take before purchasing a Domain or attempting to
       setup a blog for it.
  Is the Niche Product or Information Oriented or both? When planning how to add
       content and monetization strategies to your auto blog, it is important to map out,
       either on paper or in your mind, how you plan on setting up your Blog’s theme
       and widgets, designing the layout, etc. Understanding where your Blog’s focus is
       will help you set up the best possible scheme for your site. Knowing if your focus
       is Product or Information oriented will help determine which Plugins and types of
       content/ content sources you will need when building the blog.
  Categories & Keyword Research: When conducting Keyword Research after
       identifying your Niche, look deeper at categories for your blog. You need at least
       4-5 categories for each site. Do not create an Auto Blog with one category and
       1000 posts, this will end in bad results with Google. On the same note, manage
       your categories and ensure that you don’t have too many either. How many is too
       many? 30 categories is too many in my opinion for most sites, but each niche is
       different and certain niches may have hundreds of categories. Understand and be
       able to identify when you need to manage this as you don’t want your site to look
       trashy or mismanaged. Categories do not have to be Keyword Related if they
       help the blog and the adding of quality content.
  Value Added Resource: When deciding how you want to implement content into your
       blog and categories, my first and only recommendation is to always look at your
       blog as a Value Added Resource where you want to add Quality Content the best
       that you can. By designing your Blogs as resources, whether they are Review
       Sites where your focus is on Products or if they are an information site where you
       are trying to provide content that is valuable. Build your sites around this model
       as it is a very Key Component of your success. DO NOT BUILD JUNK
       BLOGS!
  Design and Themes: When you are going through this process, develop 2-3 Courses
       of Action for the implementation of your Niche from an idea into a blog. Look at
       what the potential outcomes could be as this will also help you decide on what
       you want your Theme to Look like and aid you in developing the overall Design
       and Appearance of your sites. Once you get into this process and do it several
       times, you will have the blog built in your mind and/ or on paper long before
       it is built.
Put your Plan on Paper or Create a Microsoft Project (or use some other Project
Management tool):

A lot of this might not make sense yet, and that is OK. Keeping your ideas organized is
Key to your success. Understand what you want to achieve with each and every auto
blog you build. Use all of these Planning Considerations, along with all the information
contained in the Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0, and Plan accordingly. Once complete,
implement your Plan of Action for each blog and watch it grow into Profit. Not every
blog will be as profitable as the other. Some niches work and others don’t. Move on and
create another blog, but understand that making changes and updating your auto Blogs is
a part of the process that will keep them profitable.

Execute Your Plan! Let’s Get Started!




Step 1: Niche Research
What is Niche Research?

Niche Research is working to identify a Product, Service, or Information requirement that
can be used as a base for building an Auto Blog. Identifying quality Niches to exploit is
the basis for how and why we can make money from Auto Blogging.




Niche Research is very hard for some people as they struggle to find what niches to
exploit and ultimately they choose to build sites based on things that are very popular
instead of focusing in on small, tight niches that are not promoted by major retailers
heavily like iPods, Computers, Digital Cameras, etc. When doing niche research you
want to find something popular enough to get 150+ visitors to your site each day or more
who are looking for your niche. 150 each day may not sound like a lot, but it adds up
very quickly and that is strictly a base value, not the upper limits. Digging down into
Product or Information requirement categories can end up producing great Niche Auto
Blog ideas that can covert into a monthly paycheck very easily. There are a base set of
criteria though when looking for a niche to exploit and build an auto blog with.

When Searching for a Niche you have to use some very simple criteria:

 Is the Niche Value Added. Is there enough Interest in the Niche (based on Keyword
       Searches per Day/ Month) to Generate Revenue from creating a blog with the
       Niche.
 Can the Niche be Monetized effectively. Are there Affiliate Programs with the Niche
       Product or Niche Related Products that can be used to effectively monetize a blog
       built on this particular niche.
 Is the niche a large niche or small? Is there enough content available on the web to
       adequately populate a blog based on this niche with 4-5 categories or more? (Do a
       Google Search and see related websites to identify what content they are using
       and how the niche has been monetized by other sites.)
Keyword Research:

When you pick a niche, you now have to select your site’s Primary Keyword or keyword
phrase. This Keyword is your base and will be what you use to also find and register a
domain name. You do not have to register the exact domain name as your keyword, but
it should be your first course of action. If not, domains that are close to your Primary
Keyword will work just as well. This will be covered more in Step 2: Domains. When
you are auto Blogging you have to realize that each and every keyword you choose will
only get maximized if you do things right. With auto Blogging, niche and keyword
selection is a little bit different from what you may experience with normal unique
content blog. When creating an Auto Blog, your approach is based a lot on the software
or Plugins you use to pull content into your site. This determines how many keywords
you initially need to get and if you need a big or small list. With some Plugins, you will
find that a single keyword or keyword phrase can be used to create 1000 posts. But this is
strictly based on the Plugin you use. Some Plugins for instance, require a keyword list in
order to decide what articles to pull from specific article directories. So understanding
what tools or Plugins you are using to begin with goes a long way in how you will decide
to do keyword research and niche research from the very beginning.

How big should your keyword list be?

Your initial set of keywords should be focused strictly on setting a Primary Keyword for
your site and then several related keywords to either help populate categories with or help
in promoting content. The minimum of your base related keywords should be at least 4-
5, but this is largely dictated by your niche and the amount of keywords related to your
niche that are worth using. Each related keyword does not have to receive a lot of daily
or monthly searches as your initial focus should be on creating a value added website
first. If you find that you have hundreds of related keywords, then you might want to use
a related keyword as your primary instead. This is based on whether it meets the base
criteria outlined below in Method 1. You overall keyword list should be as big or small
as the niche dictates and how much content you will need to populate quality posts on
your blog. I would keep overall blog keyword lists under 3000 keywords as a base
though. Smaller 400-500 keyword lists are optimal for building quality sites.

As was stated in the Planning Your Strategy section, having a set plan on implementation
will go a long way toward helping you make decisions at certain points in the blog
creation process and knowing what tools you have to create your blog will tell you how
much effort you need to put into the keyword research portion of niche research. The
great thing about keyword research is that you can continue to search and refine your list
as you go along and make changes.

I know this can sound confusing but I’m going to explain it in further detail. For example,
if you are using an auto Blogging Plugin that only pulls in RSS feeds based on single
keywords or keyword phrases that you choose, then you would want to find only a strict
set of primary keywords when conducting your niche research. If you have a Plugins like
WP Robot or WP Mage which both accept keyword lists then you have to dig a little
deeper into your primary keyword then you would have had to with some other auto
Blogging Plugins.




Method 1: Finding a Niche First
The first method we are going to talk about is finding a niche first. When I say finding a
niche first, I mean, out of the two methods we’re going to talk about, you can either find
a niche first or you can find the domain first. Finding a niche that is valuable in this
current search engine environment can be a challenge. But it is far from impossible. By
using a select set of tools we can easily find niches to exploit. It is understanding what
parameters to set for your niche that will make the difference in your success or failure.

There are a lot of tools you can pay for that make this process very easy. But trying to
show you a quick way to use Google’s Adwords keyword tool and a few other resources
like Amazon.com, Ebay, and Google trends to quickly find niches that will not only make
us money but will make for great Blogs. Here are a few places where I like to look for
new or hot niches to exploit.

  Google Trends
  Alexa
  Amazon.com Hot Products
  Ebay Top Sellers with Ebay Pulse (or Terapeak Ebay Research)
  Shopping.com or similar sites
All of these sites show us what the hottest products are in almost every niche imaginable.
Yes there are profitable niches that are well outside of these site’s focus, but there are
certain limits to finding hot niches without niche research software.

When I search for a niche to exploit, I normally go to all these sites, but I don’t go after
the top rated or the most common niches. I dig deeper to find things that aren’t
necessarily the most popular but obviously have potential. I use the Google Adwords
Keyword tool to decide if a niche has potential. I use exact match statistics for my niches
keywords and look for keywords that have at least 1000 monthly searches.

With auto Blogs, I can choose a keyword that has 1000 monthly searches and still get a
lot more traffic than that each month. How? By drilling down into the long tail
keywords that auto Blogs are so good at pulling traffic for. A long tail keyword is a set
of keywords that get searches in Google, but are not common necessarily. They may
only get 10-20 searches per day or less in some cases, but when you have hundreds of
Posts to your blog over time this can add up to a very generous amount of website
traffic. Some long tail keywords end up getting hundreds of searches each day. It is our
job then to take advantage of this with our auto Blogs. For example, if I choose a
keyword like “dog training”, I can expect a certain number of searches for the keyword.
But the reality is when I start pulling articles with auto blog Plugins, I am going to get
articles with titles like: The 10 Keys of Dog Training or Training German Shepherds
for Competition. These Titles and the content of these articles will be the primary food
for the Google Spider. We will then use the SEO and Backlinking tools that we will go
over later in the Blueprint to maximize these long tail keywords.

You can see that by virtue of the Plugins you use, different articles with different titles
will be populated into your blog. This will all be based on the initial keywords you
choose. While you’re Primary keyword or keywords may only have 1000 searches per
month, when you populate 100 posts to your site, the long tail keywords you will get
could possibly add up to over 3000-5000 searches per month. You will find that the
majority of your traffic will come from these long tail keyword searches and you won’t
have to dominate with your primary keywords, although that is very, very possible with
the SEO we are going to be using with these Blogs.

Plus, after you choose your initial set of keywords for your niche you want to look at a
select number of related keywords that will become your Blog’s target categories.
Deciding on how to structure your blog starts right when you are picking your niche. As
soon as you find a niche, you need to be looking at related keywords that can easily
become categories in your blog (or be added as content to related categories) and start to
form a plan in your mind about how your blog will be structured and how you would add
content based on the particular niche you’ve chosen.

Basic Niche Keyword Research Criteria:

Total Searches: > 50 Per Day (Keywords Average 1000-1500 Per Month)
 Title
Versus Competition (SEOTCR) < 50% (One of the Most Critical Factors. Lower
numbers here mean better niches.)
 SEO Competition (SEOC) < 300000 (This is
optimal but does not mean a Niche cannot be good. Check PR and Backlinks of 1 st Page
Listings to establish the true Competition Level.)
 SEO Value (SEOV) > 25 (Not a
Rule, Just a General Guideline)
 For Products, An OCI of 60 or Higher is preferred,
but not critical as this data is unproven, especially for new products.

Method 2: Choosing a Domain First
This technique is very simple. In the domain section, you will see that we focus on
using Aged/ Expiring domain names in order to get the most out of our auto Blogs. I will
explain more in that section why this is the case, but understand that when you are
looking for domains that are aged or used it is impossible to determine what niche will be
available all the time. So when you are looking for domains it is very possible that you
might come across a valuable domain at a good price that you just don’t want to pass up.
So instead of looking for your niche, your niche has found you in other words.

Now, once you have found your domain, you now still have to use the Google Adwords
keyword tool or other software to do proper keyword research in order to fully exploit the
niche. The same keyword research principles will always apply regardless which
technique or method you choose to use.

Automation: High-Speed Niche Research
While I love to use software to quickly do niche research, I still always manually go
through the websites I talked about above to find ideas for which niches to do my initial
research on. One site I didn’t mention before is one that everyone should recognize;
Twitter. Twitter is one of the best sites around for finding new and popular niches. I also
like the use sites like Engadget.com for finding new products that are hitting the market
and have the potential to be extremely popular. Getting on the inside of a niche before it
becomes hot sometimes can be a key to huge profits. Not every site like this has to make
money instantly. It’s not a bad idea to have a few project auto Blogs running to see if
something pans out. They don’t always work, but it’s worth a try once in a while when
you see something with potential (like a new iPhone being released in September, the
iPad, etc).

I like to use either Market Samurai or Micro Niche Finder when conducting niche
research. Both products work extremely fast at pulling data from Google that will show
you if a keyword has the potential for profits. Understanding the multiple factors that go
into the potential profitability of a keyword or keywords is crucial when using the
software. Both tools pull data from the same source. It is how they lay their data out that
makes them unique. Using Software to automate will quickly tell you if a niche can be
exploited or not. It is not always 100% accurate, but it provides a great base to start
with. Remember, not every niche that looks great on paper pans out. Use the Criteria
above in the beginning of this Step to ensure your niche is worth exploiting.




Step 2: Domains
Finding the Best Domain Name for Your Auto Blog
You might think that Finding a Domain Name is the easy part of creating an Auto Blog
and in many ways it is, but understanding the nature of what makes an Auto Blog work
effectively will also help you decide on the right domain from the start as well. When
building your Auto Blog, the Domain Name can be a crucial part of your short term and
long term success. A Domain Name hold a lot of Search Engine Optimization value for
the Keyword or Keyword Phrases it represents. Obtaining a Domain that has your
primary keyword that you selected during Niche Research is an essential part of the
process. An exact match to your Primary Keywords are the goal. But as long as your
primary or a related keyword/s are part of the domain, you will be on track.

*I recommend always trying for the .com, net, .org, or .info before any other
Domain Name extensions. .com’s always being the Priority, but the others will
Rank just as well.




New Domain Names
A Brand New Domain can seem great, especially if it matches your Niche Keyword
Phrase exactly. This is not always the case. Yes, it is easy to get indexed in a high
position with a keyword matched domain name fairly quickly in some cases, but this will
soon change and you will fall from the rankings if you do not have enough unique
content on your blog to get through the Google Assessment Phase/ Sandbox. Unless your
content is considered 100% unique by the search engines, your site will drop in the
rankings fast and it will be a hard climb up if you are not mixing and matching content
(which we will talk about later). Yes, a lot of auto Blogs see success quickly with auto
generated content. The reality is that the only reason it initially ranks well is because (1)
it is new content form a new blog and (2) Google hasn’t evaluated and categorized your
site yet. In the first 1-2 months of a Blog’s life (any new website really) it goes through a
process where Google is evaluating your initial content and categorizing your site. If
your content is just auto generated content pulled from an article directory or RSS Feed,
you stand the chance of having your site quickly devalued and find your site sitting in the
Google Cache with no rank. This is why a lot of other Auto Blogging programs could
show their members success quickly, but then members found out the hard way that
without proper SEO and Backlinks, their sites were quickly dropped from the Search
Engine. A new, unspoiled Domain, that matches your keywords is a great way to start an
Auto Blog, but you have to consider these other factors.

Seasoning Domains:

It is important to “Season” a brand new domain before you start adding auto content to
it. Seasoning means that you need to add 100% unique content posts to your blog in
order to allow your site to go through the Google Assessment phase and gain rank in the
Search Engine due to your site’s quality content. I DO NOT recommend using Spun
Content for Seasoning Domains. If you do, be prepared for the possible consequences. I
will cover Seasoning Domains and adding content to your blog more in Module 3:
Content & Monetization.



Aged Domain Names
Aged Domain Names or Expiring/Used Domain Names work very well with jump
starting an Auto Blog’s life. Why? Because if you can buy a domain name with
thousands of backlinks to it already and if it has a Google Pagerank, this can give your
Auto Blog the credibility you are looking for right from the start. This allows you to start
auto posting content to your blog right away without seasoning your Domain. Now that
being said, there are a few things you need to take into consideration when looking
for Aged Domain Names.

Aged or Expiring/ Used Domains Require:

    Over 200 Yahoo Backlinks
    To Be More than 1 Year Old
    Have Pages Still Indexed in Google (preferred but not mandatory)
    Pass the Google Banned Check
The key thing to remember is that the longer a domain sits without being used, the faster
it loses backlinks. So just because when you bought it, it had a ton of backlinks, doesn’t
mean it will for very long if you don’t use it. If you buy a used domain, be prepared to
use it within a week or 2. Always check to ensure that the domain hasn’t been Banned
by Google and that is why it is being sold. Also, make sure that the backlinks that are
represented are valuable backlinks and not links to low level or Porn/ Adult related
websites. Also, take a look at the Domain you plan on purchasing in the Wayback
Machine to see how the domain was previously used.

*Note: Another key factor in taking advantage of a Aged Domain is understanding where
the backlinks that already exist for the Domain point to. If they point to a specific URL
that is not the Primary Domain location then it can help your blog immensely to either
create a Post/ Page on your site which has an identical URL. Of course if there are
hundreds of links to different pages this might not be the best choice. A 301 redirect is a
possible way to fix it, but I recommend using the Redirection Plugin for Wordpress to
redirect all of the incoming links to either new pages, a custom error page that you create
on your blog, or to your Home page. A full 301 Redirect, which the Redirection Plugin
will do, will tell Google the Page/ Post has Moved Permanently and the new location will
be recognized.

Google Banned Checker – Use this tool to check if your Domain has been banned. Not
always exact, but fairly good.

Aged Domain and Domain Name Research Tools:
Domain Samurai- A great free tool from the creators of Market Samurai that allows you
to quickly find Domains (New, Aged, or Auction) based on your keyword selection.
With Domain Samurai, you can also do very detailed keyword research as the makers of
Market Samurai have put a lot of great freebies in this software. If you are looking for a
good Free Option for Keyword Research, this is a good choice.

FreshDrop.net - Fresh Drop scours multiple Domain Auction and Sales services for the
latest Domain sales and auctions. It features Godaddy Auctions on it’s Home Page and
can be searched by Backlinks for Google and Yahoo, PR, Pages Indexed, and more.
Almost every Domain Auction service is listed here, so it is a great one stop shop for
finding quality domains.

JustDropped.com - Use this keyword oriented tool to quickly find out when domain
names which fit your target keywords become available.

Overall you want to pick a Domain Name that matches your Niche Primary Keywords
that you’ve chosen, but I have purchased many Domains that have picked the Niche for
me and have been successful. A couple hundred thousand links can create a dynamic
start to your auto Blogs life. It doesn’t always mean success, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

For Basic Domain Registrations, I am all about ease of use and convenience. There
are 2 Domain Registrars that I recommend:

  Godaddy.com
  NameCheap
A lot of people say that you shouldn’t use Godaddy because of their strict rules, but I
have most of my Domains registered with them and I have never had any problems and
you shouldn’t either if you don’t use SPAM and you follow the guidelines on building
quality SEO Driven Auto Blogs. Plus, they have some of the most active domain
auctions on the web. The integration makes for easy registration of Auction Listings and
Expired Domains. Namecheap on the other hand has some of the lowest prices on the
web.

*Sub-Domains: Do not use Sub-Domains. Why? You can add just as much content to a
primary domain as a Sub-Domain. Riding a Domain and putting a lot of work into 1
Domain for the sake of saving money inevitably might make you loose everything if
Google decides to give you the SLAP if you make a mistake. Sometimes even when you
do everything right, something misfires and now your main Domain and Sub-Domains
are all lost. I recommend against using them for this reason. This does not include
WPMU sites. You can use sub-domains and it will not hurt. What is hurt is your overall
SEO unless you are working a massive amount of sub-niches for the primary domain.

**Google Stop Words: When Registering a domain it can be hard to find your domain’s
target keywords as not already registered. Google and other search engines do not
always recognize certain words as part of content because these words are considered
common. Google calls them “Stop Words”. If all else fails, register your Domain with
your Primary Keywords and any of the Stop Words listed here. Use common letters in
the beginning of your Keywords as well. For example, my Primary Keywords are: dog
training. I can register either idogtraining.com and/ or edogtraining.com or variations
with dashes as well.

***Privacy Protection: I do not recommend using Privacy Protection. Why? Because
Google looks harder at sites with Privacy Protection because it looks like you are trying
to hide something. Google is now accessing WHOIS data and tracing Domain
ownership, so having separate Accounts with Alias’ works better than Privacy
Protection. Do not use an Alias for your non-auto blog domains because your ownership
and value of those domains could be critical to you personally. I only recommend this
for Domains that you ultimately do not care if you lose.




Step 3: Hosting
Picking an Auto Blog Compatible Web Host
Web Hosting is such a simple thing, yet one of the most difficult things to get right.
Especially for beginners. The best options are seldom used in favor for flashy
advertising. When creating Auto Blogs you have to look at several factors that play into
Wordpress Blog creation and Plugin requirements, not to mention that your Auto Blogs
ultimately may grow to a very large size. When choosing where to Host your Blogs you
have to consider how many Blogs will be on the Account, the overall potential for growth
of your sites, resource requirements of your Plugins and more.




Here are a few things to consider when looking for an Auto Blog Web Host:

  Must be a Linux Host. (Wordpress runs best on Linux Systems and most of the
       Plugins and companion products you will want to use do to.)
  Must have over 10GB of Space for every 10-12 Blogs.
  Must have over 3GB of Bandwidth for 10-12 Blogs.
  Must be a cPanel/ WHM (Web Host Manager) Host for ease of use.
When choosing a host it is important to look at what your Hosting requirements are.
Some Auto Blog Plugins like WP TweetBomb for instance, are very resource intensive
and can take a lot more Computer (CPU) processing power than what a small shared
hosting service can provide. If you are running just a couple sites (3-4) Blogs on a
reputable shared hosting service, these Plugins may work just fine, but if you attempt to
run 10-12 Blogs on some of the most common shared hosts, then you will have
processing errors and your auto Blogs will not run as expected. Make sure when
developing your plan of action that you look at each plugin’s resource requirements first.
Shared vs. VPS/ Dedicated Hosting
Shared Hosting:

Shared Hosting is great for starting out. There are a few Shared Hosting services which
support Auto Blogs very well. When I say support, the reason is that when you place a
lot of Auto Blogs on one IP Address and you do something with your Auto Blog (or any
website for that matter) that Google doesn’t like, all of the websites that reside on that IP
could be Slapped (by Google). Meaning your site’s rank could be devalued. As long as
you follow the Guidelines here in the Auto Blog Blueprint, you shouldn’t have to worry
about this and normally I don’t even think about it, but it is a consideration if you use less
than ethical tactics for running your sites. With a few of these Large Shared Hosting
services, this is not an issue because they have so many domains residing on the same
IP’s that Google would have to punish multiple account holders, not just you, which isn’t
going to happen. Starting out with one of these low cost services will save you money
and make you money at the same time, plus they usually have automatic Wordpress
installers as part of the cPanel installation. You do not want to host more than 10-12
Auto Blogs on a single Shared Hosting account. Even though most Shared Hosts offer
“Unlimited” plans, they are always limited and I have had emails from Support from 2 of
the biggest Shared Hosting services asking me to remove files in excess of their “hidden”
50,000 file limit per account. Most shared hosts offer Free Domain Name Registration
for your first Domain on the account, so it is worth looking at and can save you some
money over the long term.

Shared Hosting Limitations:

With Shared Hosting you will normally have a single cPanel Control Panel to manage
your sites with. When you add multiple Add-on Domains to your account you will find
that they add folders for each Add-on Domain to the main account’s Domain folder. In
order to keep Google from associating your domains, ensure that you place your
robots.txt file in the root folder and Disallow all of the Add-on Domain folders. This will
keep Google from indexing all of your Domain folders together and minimize the overall
footprint of your sites. It is not a block and Google may still spider all the folders, but it
will not index them as associated. Use of the robots.txt file will be covered in Module
2.

VPS, Reseller, & Dedicated Hosting:

As your Auto Blog Empire grows you will need to move up to VPS (Virtual Private
Server), Reseller, and/ or Dedicated Servers. Bandwidth and speed can be major factors
with Auto Blogs that have 3-4-5000 pages with tons of content. Having a Dedicated
Server or a fast VPS (Virtual Private Server)/ Reseller Hosting account will help this
greatly. Looking at a Host’s CPU, Available RAM, and other resources which aid in the
overall speed of your sites becomes more important as your Auto Blog empire grows. If
you do get a Dedicated Server or VPS, you need to make sure you buy one that provides
you with multiple IP addresses. It is important to spread your Domains out across
multiple Class C IP’s if possible and you don’t want to exceed more than 10-15 sites per
IP Address for the same reasons listed above. Be wary of Hosts that offer strictly Class C
IP Hosting as most do not offer the resources required to host multiple Auto Blogs.
Current requirements for hosting companies are that Class C IP’s can only be issued with
new accounts and/ or new SSL Certificates. Many companies violate this and will give
you multiple IP’s anyway. These advanced hosting accounts can be a challenge for
beginners to use and may seem complicated if you are working on your first Web Host
Manager setup. That is why I recommend purchasing Reseller Accounts first. They are
managed by the most Hosts and will have better support. This does not mean you will
have to sell hosting. Reseller Accounts and VPS accounts are virtually the same, it is just
the features of each that may make them different.

When using VPS/Reseller/ Dedicated Hosting, ensure that you create an individual
account for each and every Domain you want to host an Auto Blog on. This will provide
separation and minimize association between your Auto Blogs as you DO NOT want
your Auto Blogs linked together. You will not have to use the robots.txt technique for
hiding the Add-on Domains as described above, but you will be using it for other SEO
reasons as will be described in Module 2.

Cloud Hosting:

Cloud Hosting is one of the newer types of Hosting. Cloud Hosting provides resources to
your sites on an “As Required” basis. What this means is that when you get a surge of
traffic, your Cloud resources (based on your account level) will surge to support the new
demand. Cloud Hosting provides comparable resources to that of some dedicated servers
and can be a great choice for hosting your Blogs. Cloud Hosting is more technically
demanding and may require additional or advanced knowledge before using it.

*This site is currently Hosted with an Excellent Cloud Hosting Service: VPS.net

My Recommended Hosting Services are:

  Hostmonster (Shared Hosting) – the site says it has unlimited domains, bandwidth,
       and bandwidth, but this is not true. No more than 10-12 Auto Blogs on this site or
       it will come back to haunt you. Great service, I love them, but they have their
       limits.
  WPWebHost (Shared and Dedicated Hosting) – the servers here are built to maximize
       Wordpress installations and Wordpress Multi-User sites. It has great resources
       and can be a low cost solution when starting out. New accounts also get Free
       Domain Registration as well.
  aSEOHosting (Class C IP Hosting) If you are worried about making sure that your
       sites are listed on separate Class C IP Accounts, then this is the only Class C IP
       oriented Host that I recommend. Do Not use SEOHosting.com as they lack solid
       resources for your sites.
  MochaHost (Shared, Reseller, and Dedicated Hosting) – One of the best Overall Hosts
       with numerous features and great Customer Support.
  SingleHop (VPS/ Dedicated Hosting) – An outstanding Host with more resources and
       features than most. The Dedicated Servers are the best around and their Tandem
         Reseller accounts are the best in the Business.
The Bottom Line is this: Don’t skimp on hosting only to find you have to move all of
your sites. Pay month to month instead of yearly if you are worried about getting locked
in to a long term deal. The better your sites run, the more money you will make. Getting
bogged down in Hosting issues because your sites are not working is the last thing you
want to have happen. If you are on a Shared Hosting site, your Auto Blogs can blend in
with the mass of sites on the Shared server and shared IP address. Having your sites on a
VPS or Dedicated server is great for speed, but you also want to look at the possibility of
 having multiple IP Addresses/ Class C IP Addresses for your Blogs and that you DO
NOT LINK YOUR AUTO BLOGS TOGETHER! When Google identifies one Auto
Blog and BANS it, if they have links to other Auto Blogs on the same IP, it could get
your entire Network of Auto Blogs SLAPPED. Do not put all of your eggs in one
basket. Have multiple accounts and do not over stack Auto Blogs on one account. I
can’t stress this enough.

There are a lot of cPanel Hosting options on the web and there are some that may be
better than what is listed here. These are the ones I use and they work. I no longer use
HostGator Hosting as many of their IP Addresses have been blocked by Article sites such
as EZineArticles due to SPAM. I have learned the hard way that not all Hosting is
created equal and there are a lot of crappy hosts out there. DO Research and Read
Reviews before you buy. Customer Support should be very important to you when trying
a new hosting account.

*NOTE: Most users don’t understand how much space an Auto Blog can take up
on a hosting account and how many resources they can take to run. Once you have
10-12 Blogs running on a Host like the Shared Hosting accounts above, you will see
that your Blogs will load very slow and this impairs your site, but more importantly
your profits. Also, you will end up getting contacted by the Hosting Site
Administrators due to your excessive use of their resources and they will request
that you trim your account usage or lose your account. I have had this happen with
both Hostmonster and Hostgator. It might not be important right away, but as your
sites grow it will become a very big issue and moving your sites to a new and more
robust Hosting account will be required.

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Auto Blog SEO Overview
Building your Blogs is not a click and go enterprise. Here in Module 2 I will show you
how to build SEO Friendly Wordpress Auto Blogs and how to begin working your
Overall Search Engine Optimization plan of action. Your SEO Journey begins with the
construction of your Blogs and continues through the Content and Monetization phase
right into the Backlinking and Traffic Blueprint. By keeping on track and following the
exact Steps outlined for building your Auto Blogs, your Monetization strategies will be
that much more productive. Failing to follow directions through this process and taking
short cuts on SEO can and will lead to failure.

In Module 2 here I will show you exactly which Plugins to use when creating your Auto
Blogs, but there is more to it than just knowing what Plugins to use. It is very important
to have each Plugin set according to my instructions as the overall SEO Flow of your site
depends on it.




Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 SEO:
There are 3 Areas of Emphasis we are going to focus on when building our Auto Blogs
for maximum SEO.

  On-Site Optimization
  On-Page Optimization
  Off-Site Optimization


On-Site Optimization: (Optimized Here in Module 2)

Your On-Site Optimization is what we will focus on first. When constructing your
Blogs, the focus is going to be to guide the Google Bot (Google’s Spider) through your
site effectively by creating a Silo like structure through your site by manipulating your
Permalinks structure and allowing Tag Links to be indexed (not Tag Pages). A
combination of Plugin settings using a New and Advanced SEO Plugin and your
robots.txt file to show the Google Bot only what you want it to see and allowing it to
quickly Spider your site’s Posts and Pages. We will then focus on building keeping
Spam at bay and allowing commenter’s access to our site, while minimizing the overall
number of Plugins we use to enable a sleeker and faster Wordpress blog. We will then
finish our On-Site Optimization with an enhanced site caching Plugin that will increase
the speed and effectiveness of your blog even more, making it easy for the Google Bot to
quickly flow through your site.

On-Page Optimization: (Optimized from Module 2 Through Module 3)

There are 3 Parts to your On-Page Optimization. On-Page meaning what visitors will see
as Content on your site. Some of this optimization will be done with Plugins as well as
through your actual Content Posts.

Part 1: Add Relevant External Links to your site.

In order for Google to categorize and classify your site, it is best to tell Google instead of
letting Google decide for itself. How? By placing relevant external links on your site.
You can do this in your Blogroll, but it is better to do it in Posts or on Pages. Google will
only index or follow the first 100 Links it comes to on each Page of your site and Menu
Links, Banner Links, and Blogroll Links count as well, not to mention tracking URL’s
that may be in the code of your dynamically generated Wordpress post pages. So you
have to be smart about how you do it. Each theme is different and with some themes this
may not be an issue, but if you have 40 Menu Links on your Page between all of your
Menu’s, Categories, Recent Posts, Recent Comments, etc., you could have all the links
checked before Google gets to the ones you want it to.

What you need to do is a Google Search for your site’s Primary Keywords. Then, check
your competition and find the site’s with the highest Pagerank and then add between 5
and 10 of those site’s links randomly through your site while you Post New Content
when you are in the process of starting to Post after creating your blog. You can find
these sites faster by using the Competition Checker in Market Samurai. We will talk
about how to do this more in Module 3.

Part 2: Add H1 and H2 Tags to your Content to Highlight your Target Keywords
for those Posts.

This is the hardest part to do with Auto Blogs and why I recommend using Template
driven post from some of the most advanced Auto Blogging Plugins. The more you can
mix your content and maximize your site’s content the better. By adding in H1 and H2
Tags (always use just one H1 Tag and then follow that with One or more H2 Tags in your
Posts). Most New Themes will show your Post Title as an H1 Tag by default. Therefore
all you need to do to add H2 Tags is either to input them into a Posting Template or to go
into each Post with the Wordpress Post Editor and highlight the Text Title you want to
use and then in the Editor WYSIWYG Tools, use the Drop Down Text manipulator to
choose “Heading 2 and that will input the H2 Tag. An example of an H2 Tag that you
create yourself is in the HTML section of your Editor: <H2>Target Keywords</H2>
The purpose behind doing this is to show Google what the important keywords are for the
Post/ Page. You can also use BOLD text to bring keywords to Google’s attention. For
pages or posts that you create which are built as your Money Pages, it is important to
have a 2-3% Keyword Density for your Target Keywords and to also use Related
Keywords as well in order to maximize the Post/ Page’s effectiveness. You can do this
easily by going to KeywordDensity.com and use their Free Tool and for easily adding
Related Keywords, I recommend using the Free WordTracker FireFox Plugin: SEO
Blogger. If you don’t use FireFox for browsing the web I advise you to at least use it for
this Tool and another I will show you below.

Part 3: Cross Linking, Tags, and a Focused Inner Linking Strategy

The New and Advanced Algorithm that Google is using wants to be told what content is
important on your site. With an Auto Blog you can create 1000 post sites and not make
any money. This happens because a lot of the time, the sites lack focus. By identifying
which Posts/ Pages on your site are your Money Pages or most productive Posts/ Pages,
you can tell Google that these locations are the most important on your site and that they
need to Rank the highest in Search Results. You can do this by creating links to those
locations (Posts/ Pages) from other Posts on your site, thus creating focused inner links.
Even though you want to have inner links that link every Post/ Page together (and I will
explain that more below), it is important that your Posts/ Pages that have the most Inner
Links are your best or most productive locations on your site. Sometimes you build these
pages right from the start when you create your blog and other times it takes a few
months in order to identify this and work this into your SEO Strategy. This process takes
the longest to develop and do not worry about doing it instantly. It is something you can
work on over the first 1-3 months of your Blog’s life.

In the meantime, we will use other Inner Linking strategies to get Google to Spider your
Blogs right away. By using Tags in our Posts, we create a Network of Links on the Blogs
we create. In the SEO and robots.txt settings section we will talk about not indexing Tag
Archives (Pages). These are the Pages that Wordpress creates when you add Tags to
your Posts. These Pages are dynamically created, just like Category and Archive Pages
are when Tags are added. We do not want our Tag Pages indexed by Google due to
duplicate content issues, but we do want the Tag Links to be followed by the Google
Bot. By allowing Google to follow our Tag links, we then give Google access to every
Post or Page on your site that has a Tag link that it has Spidered, thus allowing for the
fast index of your Content into the Google Search Engine. I will go over how to
maximize this even more in Module 4.

I have added the Cross Linker Plugin as well to allow Posts and Pages to be linked
together randomly and by using Related Posts Plugins we continue to maximize our Inner
Linking strategy, thus allowing Google as many pathways to indexing your site as
completely as possible.

Off-Site Optimization: (Optimized from Module 3 Through Module 4)

Off-Site Optimization focuses on continuing to show Google what is important on your
site and guiding Google to your Money Pages/ most productive locations is essential for
success. This of course means backlinks. Anyone can build backlinks, but in Module 3
we will Optimize for it and then in Module 4 will will execute it with a detailed Backlink
building plan which will focus on several different ways to optimize your backlinks and
traffic. Building relevant backlinks to your site that have Authority is important. Just
blasting away with a Comment Spammer will not yield the long term results that your
Blogs will require for success. In Module 4 I will show you how to maximize your link
structure, how to use Social Networks effectively, and how to continue to improve on
your site’s performance and SEO. Follow the Plan in Module 4 and you will succeed.

Building Your Auto Blogs:
Now as you continue on through the next 3 Modules I will add in a substantial amount of
detail on how to execute the above SEO Overview for your Auto Blogs. This is the
single most essential part of your overall success next to the actual Content and
Monetization techniques you use on your Blogs. Pay close attention through the rest of
this process. This Overview was created so that you can better understand why certain
Steps, Plugins, and Processes are important throughout the rest of the Auto Blog
Blueprint 2.0. I know this all can be very technical at some points, so I highly
recommend watching the Videos in order to fully understand exactly what I am teaching
you here.

One other FireFox Plugin that can help you by giving your Blog and actual SEO Health
Check is the Free SEO Doctor Plugin. I use it as a tool for identifying issues with sites
and as a measuring stick for where I want my Auto Blog’s SEO statistics to be. I try for
an 80% Rating or higher on all sites.




Step 4: Blog Install
Setting Up Wordpress
Now it is time to Start Setting Up Your Auto Blogs.

What I have to tell you up front is that I am going to outline ways to set up and install
Wordpress. If you are a beginner and need to learn how to install Wordpress and do
basic things like install Plugins, go to iThemes Tutorials and Learn from the very detailed
Instructional Videos there. I am not going to teach basic functionality, but I am going to
try to be very detailed and go over everything thoroughly here. There is too much to
Wordpress specifically that I would have to go over and I am sure you are anxious to get
into Auto Blogging anyway. That being said, even if you are a beginner, I think there is
sufficient detail here to take you through the process adequately as I go over everything.
If you find yourself utterly confused by everything, use the resource I listed here to Learn
the Basics.

Installation
Most web hosting accounts that we went over in the previous Step have Fantastico
Deluxe or Simple Scripts installers which will allow you to easily install Wordpress sites
fast right from cPanel and this is the most common way that most beginners use to install
Wordpress quickly. There is always the long, outdated process of going to
Wordpress.org and downloading the latest version and installing it manually, but we
don’t want to do that. The problem is that you have to go through the setup process with
your Wordpress basics over and over again. It is important to automate all of the tedious
parts of Wordpress installation and making them easier, not to mention faster.

One way to do this is to create a Plugins folder which has all of your baseline Auto Blog
Plugins setup already and just quickly FTP them to your site each and every time you do
a new Wordpress Install using the methods outlined above. The problem is, you still
need to go and adjust all of your Blog’s settings. That is where Automation comes in and
there are several options for doing this. Not one of them is perfect, but they are a lot
better than the alternative.

You can always Download the Latest Version of Wordpress for Free here:
Wordpress Latest Version Download (DO NOT USE Wordpress 3.0 YET!)



Automation & Blog Management Tools:
As your Auto Blog Empire grows, it can become extremely tedious to Install Wordpress
and configure all of the settings and Plugins over and over again. Automating this
process is an essential part of quickly being able to execute your Auto Blog Strategy and
when it comes to Time Management, this task can be quite time consuming when you
could be doing more productive things. I initially delayed the release of the Auto Blog
Blueprint 2.0 because I was waiting on 2 different Next Generation Blog Install and
Management software tools. Neither one of these tools has met their deadlines for this
release. That being said, there are still 2 Highly Recommended options for Installing and
Managing your Blogs.

Backup Buddy: Backup Buddy from iThemes is my current favorite tool of choice for
quickly Copying a complete Blog Setup and Installing it on another domain. With this
tool you can essentially backup an existing Blog and copy it to another Hosting account if
you want to setup a new Domain and not have to go through the Task of Adding Plugins
and making changes to the settings, etc. every time you setup a new blog. With the right
License (I recommend the Business License) you can create multiple “types” of auto
Blogs on Demo Accounts or sub-domains that are there just to help you create Blog
Setups, thus allowing you to have diversity in your arsenal, yet employ it quickly when
needed. I currently have a Developer License of Backup Buddy and as you can see
below, you are able to Download and use my latest recommended Plugins and Settings
Installation of *Wordpress. Follow the Directions below and watch the Video to see how
easy it is.

*This does not mean you do not need to go through the rest of the Blueprint.
Understanding the settings and why they work are as important as everything else
in this process.

WP Manager DX: WP Manager DX has gone through some radical changes over the
last few months and it now has the capability to be a great Blog Management tool. From
inside the Dashboard of WP Manager DX, you can install an unlimited number of
Wordpress Blogs and Add Plugins and Themes and adjust Base Settings right from the
Control Panel. This means that you can easily manage all of your Blogs right there, plus
you can also submit Articles (like PLR Articles) right from your computer through WP
Manager . There are some limitations when it comes to installing advanced auto Blogging
Plugins, but as a Base, this is a first rate product.
*Note: I don’t recommend buying this directly through the main site. You can get this
and Article Manager DX with 500 Blog Articles each month for $97 per year at
NicheBloggerDX. Or, you can get the Deluxe Membership at UltimatePLR for $127
per year and get 625 articles, Header Graphics, 13 Pre-Made Sites, Duplicate Content
Detonator, WP Manager DX, and Article Manager DX.

**Note 2: I no longer recommend using either WP Auto Installer or WP Cloner as the
functionality of both have become too erratic and limited for continued use.




Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Base Wordpress Install:
Use this Installation file to quickly get your first Blogs Setup and running.

ABB 2 Optimized Wordpress Installation 1.0

Instructions: Download and Unzip the folder. Inside are 2 Files. 1 File is a large .ZIP
file that begins with “backup”, the second file is called “importbuddy.php”. In order to
Install the ABB 2.0 Optimized Blog, you need to go to the Host where you want it
installed and drop both files (as is) into the folder you want the Blog Installed. Then, via
your cPanel Control Panel, you are going to go in and create a MySQL database and a
Database user (with All Privileges). Then open your Internet Browser to the location
where “importbuddy.php” is residing.

For Example: http://www.your-domain.com/importbuddy.php

Now, the file should open and automatically have the backup file ready. *If not, stop and
make sure that both files are in the same location and that you haven’t made any changes
to the ZIP file name. Click through the directions for installation. When it gets to where
the name of the Blog is listed, change it. Then it will ask for your MySQL Database
information. Input it in the blocks provided. Continue and you should now have a
completely SEO Optimized Wordpress Blog with all of the Base Plugins already
installed. You still have to setup certain Plugins which require your site’s specific
information. Make sure you go through the next step and input any required settings into
your new site.


Step 5: Base Settings
Since you will need to create multiple Auto Blogs in order to reap the benefits of their
ability to make money, it is best to have a system for building your Blogs. I talked in the
previous Step about using tools like Backup Buddy or WP Manager DX to manage and
keep your Blogs up to date, not to mention creating Profiles where the Settings are the
same for each Auto Blog you Setup. It doesn’t matter if you automate this or if you write
it down on a piece of paper, as long as you can expedite the process. You don’t want to
be “figuring it out” each and every time you create a new Blog.

I am going to briefly outline the Settings you should set for your Auto Blogs as a
Base and then I will go over them in finer detail in the Videos below.

*STOP: Before You Get Started, Download ServerBuddy (a Free Plugin by iThemes),
upload it to your Blog and Activate it. Then, go to the ServerBuddy link in your
Menu. After you click it, you should see the Current Status of the Server you are on.
Ensure that all icons are Green and that you are on a Hosting account that is Optimized
for Wordpress and the Plugins you want to run.




Admin Settings: Configure Your Blog’s Base Settings
General Settings:

Fill in Your Blog’s Title and Tag line here. If you are not going to use a Graphic Logo,
ensure that your Blog’s Title is focused on your Primary Niche Keyword/s, but keep it
short and sweet. It will be the first thing your visitors see when they come to your site, so
remember that. Along with your Tag line announcing why your Visitors should be there.
An SEO focused Title is important right from the beginning. That being said, the Main
SEO Settings will be adjusted with the SEO Plugin in the next Step.

I recommend allowing anyone to Register on the site. Comments are great for repeat
visits. Some Auto Blogs you create, you might not want this, so use it judiciously along
with the SPAM filter outlined in Step 6. Always set your blog up with the ”www” in
front of your Domain Name as opposed to just leaving it as “myblog.com”. Always
change it to “www.your-blog-name-here.com” because when optimizing for SEO we
want to ensure the proper Canonical URL is used as this keeps your site from having
duplicate content based simply on whether someone came to your Domain via your-blog-
name-here.com instead of using the “www”. Finally, put in an email address that you
want to be emailed at for issues and comments with your blog. You do want to use a
valid email address here.

Writing Settings:

In your Writing Settings there are only two things I worry about. Setting up Remote
Publishing if I am going to use a remote posting tool like Article Manager DX, Live
Writer, etc. The most important thing here is inputing your Update Services or Ping List
as most people call it. DO NOT Over Ping!! Here is the Ping List that I personally use
for all of my sites below. You will notice that it isn’t very big. The reason is that most of
the Ping Services listed will Ping other Update Services. By using this small list, you
will actually Ping a lot of services, but you won’t be Spamming them which is very
important. Especially when you are talking about the volume of Posts that we will be
using with an Auto Blog. There are other tools that help manage this that I will talk
about in the next Step.

Download Ping List Here (This can be Downloaded in the Download Section also.)

Reading Settings:

In your Reading Settings you have the Option to have your Auto Blog just show the latest
posts or to have a Static Home Page. I recommend having a Static Home Page and then
Creating another Page for your Blog Posts. I will go over this more in the Video below.
I have a Plugin that will help you manage how many Posts are shown on each Blog
Section (i.e. Archives, Search, etc.). Each type of Auto Blog is different, but you need to
decide how many posts are going to be shown per page here. For your Feed Settings, I
show at least the last 8-10 Posts. I use Full Text Summaries and I also use a *Plugin that
ensures I get credit for the post if someone is scraping my content and re-using it on
another site (*RSS Footer: more info on the Next Step). With Auto Blogs, I want people
to use my Content. Most Novice Auto Bloggers out there do not know how to scrape
content without giving me another Backlink and usually I get visitors to my sites through
these types of links.

Discussion Settings:

This is entirely up to you. I like to use Comments to enhance return visits and as I said
before, I like to answer comments too if I can to get people to come back or I refer them
to another one of my sites. I use Askimet or the WP Spam Free Plugin and the Sabre
Plugins which are listed on the next page to fight Bots and SPAM, so most of the settings
here should be adjusted based on how your Blog is being setup and what your overall
Plan of Action is in the context of Comments and Discussion.

Privacy Settings:

Make sure you go here and check to see if your Privacy Settings are on. With the new
installs of Wordpress, some are defaulting to Privacy Settings. Make sure you enable
Search Engines to see your site.

Permalink Settings:

This is one of the most important Settings on your Blog for SEO. Ensure you click on
the Custom Settings check box here and then enter: /%postname%/ You will want to
only use the Postname if you have a small Niche. If you are going to have a very broad
niche with a lot of Posts and Categories (Over 20), then use this Permalink Structure:
/%category%/%postname%/ This is important as it affects how the Google bot will see
your site and Spider it. Make sure this is done before you go on to using any SEO
Plugins or Affiliate Plugins. Your Blog’s .htaccess file will be automatically updates
with the proper “mod-rewrite” rules immediately after you save your settings here.

Take a Look at the Video Below for a hands on Description of this Step:
Installation Cleanup:

The Next thing you need to do is to change the “Uncategorized” Category to a base
name like Admin or Updates (if you know your Category structure already, then you can
change it to your first or Primary Category). Then go to the Edit Posts Tab and Delete
the default “Hello World!” Post that always comes with Wordpress. You can then Post a
very generic Coming Soon Post with something very general about your site. Some
Black Hatters do Google Searches for Wordpress Blogs and the “Hello World!” post so
they can exploit the blog in different ways, thinking because the site is new, there might
not be any security on it yet. You can keep this from happening this way and also have
your Blog on it’s way to being indexed by Google at the same time.


Step 6: Base Plugins
There are 2 lists of Plugins below. The First List consists of Plugins that are considered
essential. These Plugins and the Settings I will go over are all included in the Auto Blog
Blueprint 2.0 Wordpress Install Package described in Step 4, but it is important for you
to understand How and Why each one of these Plugins are included as it will help you
make changes and refine your SEO Plan on your own later.

The second list of Plugins are Enhancement Plugins that may or may not be required or
work with every type of Auto Blog you create. Understand what they do, test them, and
make the decision on whether you want to add the functionality or not.

*Note: This list of Plugins is based off of between 4 and 6 months of testing for some,
but for the overall list, the collection of Plugins and settings are based on 18 Months of
Research. There are other Plugins with similar functionality as the ones listed below, if
you decide to make changes because you prefer a different Plugin, ensure that you delete
the one you are replacing in order to avoid Plugin conflicts on your Auto Blogs. There
are Plugins here that could easily be replaced by others, but based on my research and
user feedback, this is the Best Overall List.




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Upload, Activate, and Adjust Settings for Base Blog
Plugins
Download all Plugins via the Links Below:

Site Administration:

GD Press Tools. GD Press Tools is one of the Best Admin Plugins for Wordpress and its
Free. There is a Paid Version which has a great feature which allows you to have your
Wordpress Database Optimized without having to do it manually. This Plugin will help
you manage your Blogs better as well and has several features that make it a must have
Plugin. This will help maintain your Blog’s speed and ease of use for Visitors even
while it grows. It will also help secure your installation as well.




Redirection Plugin. An essential Plugin when purchasing Aged or Expired Domains,
this Plugin also aids in several other Affiliate and Marketing strategies that require link or
Post/ Page redirection, not to mention it keeps your site on track in the event that you
decide to re-route traffic on your Blog.




cbnet Ping Optimizer. The Ping Optimizer will help keep you from over pinging the
Update Services in your Ping List. If you over Ping, your IP Address will be Banned and
your Blog Updates will not get Published. This is an essential tool to keep Pinging in
Check.




Plugin Central. This Plugin will help you auto update all of the Plugins on your Blog
with one click. It makes individual upgrades and mass upgrades of your Plugins on
individual Blogs easy. *This Requires No Video as it is a very Simple Plugin to use.

Wordpress Mobile Pack. Make your Auto Blog Mobile Ready and get it indexed in
Google’s Mobile Search Engine. This is the most Advanced Mobile Ready package for
ensuring that when visitors come to your Blog via Mobile devices that they are able to
Surf your Content effectively. Being Mobile capable is becoming more and more
essential.




Search Engine Optimization (SEO):

Platinum SEO Pack. Your Blog’s focal point for SEO. The All in One SEO Pack is just
as good, but this spin off has more features and works better and more reliably than any
other SEO Plugin I have tested. I also recommend SEO Ultimate for Advanced Users. It
is slightly buggy but has the overall best features of any new SEO Plugin I have tested.
Do not use both, only use one. I recommend to all users to stick with the Platinum SEO
Pack until SEO Ultimate is 100% bug Free. Once it is, I will change the current
Blueprint Plugin structure. Platinum SEO’s Settings are set to keep Search Engine from
Indexing your Archives, Tag Pages, Category Pages, Admin and Login Pages, and
others. Watch the Video for a detailed description of how this Plugin begins the SEO
maximization process.

**Note: When using Advanced Auto Blogging Plugins like WP Mage, ReviewAZON,
phpBay, etc., you must TURN OFF the “auto generate descriptions” option in your
Platinum SEO Pack Plugin. These Plugins use Template Tags (Wordpress Shortcodes)
to embed their auto generated content into Posts. If you don’t turn this feature off,
Google will index the Template tags (Wordpress Shortcodes) and Search Engine visitors
will see the code instead of the content. For example: [reviewazon=]. This is OK
because Google will still index your site’s Posts and pull a Description that ultimately
will be identical to the Auto Generated version anyway, but the Search Engine will
generate its description after the content is generated (unpacked) by the Template tags,
allowing for better SEO of your site. The only way around having better descriptions is
to hand write them and I am sure most of you won’t want to do this for potentially
hundreds or thousands of Posts. There will be more information on How to Manage
Template Tags and Wordpress Shortcodes in Module 3 and How to unpack their content.




Simple Tags. The best Tag Plugin for Wordpress. Simple Tags has an Auto Tag
function that will insert tags into Posts based on Tags you want submitted. You can
choose to link all Post tags and decide how many tags are linked in each post. 2-3 Tag
Links is the best option for thorough tagging, but when using the Cross Linker Plugin
below at the same time, it is recommended that you only link 1-2 Tags per Page and use 1
Cross Linker Post. We will also use the “Related Posts” function of Simple Tags to
amplify Cross Linking of content. (I do not use the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
anymore for Auto Blogs due to the amount of Resources the Plugin uses, not because it
isn’t a good Plugin.)




Cross Linker. Will Cross Link Posts to Other Posts via Keywords you select or you can
have it operate randomly. In the Video I will show you how best to utilize it for SEO on
your Blog, but as described above with the Simple Tags Plugin, we will only link 1 Cross
Link per Page.
Dagon Design Sitemap Generator. This is not your normal Sitemap. What this Plugin
does is create Pages that will list every Post/ Page on your site and let your Visitors use it
to see all of your site’s Content. This is a very resource intensive Plugin. If you have a
large Auto Blog and Start to have speed issues, deleting this Plugin may relieve some
stress on your system. The reason it is here as a recommended Plugin is because it is
another outlet to get your site’s Content Spidered by the Search Engines faster.




Google XML Sitemap Plugin. Auto creates and maintains your Blog’s Sitemap, making
it easier to get your Blog indexed by multiple Search Engines. An essential Plugin for
any Blog, not just Auto Blogs. Place your Sitemap location, which should be
(http://www.your-domain.com/sitemap.xml) in the robots.txt file below after you
download it.




Robots.txt. Not a Plugin, but an essential part of your Blog’s SEO. The Robots.txt file
that I have included for you here is important for telling the Google Bot and other Search
Engine spiders who visit your site how to index or not index your site. This file will give
important instructions to the Search Engines and keep them from indexing the content
and files that you do not want them to see. Download it and upload it to all of your Auto
Blog sites in the ROOT of the Domain (http://www.your-domain.com/robots.txt). Make
sure you change the domain name for the Sitemap URL to your own at the bottom of the
Robots.txt file (as stated above). This Robots.txt file supplements the Virtual Robots.txt
file that is generated by Wordpress and then added to by the Platinum SEO Pack (All in
One SEO) above. It is OK to add to the robots.txt file but do not remove any content as it
is built to work in concert with the other Plugins and settings outline in this Step.

*Note: You must open the Robots.txt file, then Copy and Paste the information into a
Text file. Then Save the file as: robots.txt. Then upload it to the root of your domain
on your server.




Performance and Site Speed:

W3 Total Cache. The most complete Optimization and Site Page Caching Plugin
available. After doing extensive testing, this Plugin is essential for speeding up your
Auto Blogs and can be used with a Content Delivery Network to Speed it up even more.
Using this Plugin will work better on your sites than the WP Super Cache Plugin. It is a
little complicated, but I am going to show you how to use just a few simple settings to
make it work easily on your sites. Sites like Mashable.com and Yoast.com use this
Plugin on their Mega Sites.

Use Google Libraries. A number of the Javascript libraries distributed with Wordpress
are also hosted on Google’s AJAX Libraries API. This Plugin allows your Wordpress site
to use the content distribution network side of Google’s AJAX Library API, rather than
serving these files from your Wordpress install directly. Taken Right from the
Description. I set and forget Plugin for enhancing site speed.

Chennai Central. This Plugin will stop certain Bots from re-visiting your sites and the
Plugin saves your site Bandwidth which is essential for a busy Auto Blog. Especially on
a Shared Hosting site. This will add speed to your site.




Security and SPAM:

Akismet. Comes installed on your Blog. You need a Wordpress.com API Key for it’s
use. Just go to Wordpress.com and Create an Account, then go to the Profile menu and
copy and Paste the API code into the Askimet Settings page in Wordpress. I generally
just stick with WP Spam Free in it’s place and it works just fine, but since there are issues
with WP Spam Free right now, using Askimet is crucial to stopping SPAM.

WP SPAM Free. Next to Askimet, one of the most powerful Anti-SPAM Plugins
available for Wordpress and works just as good without Askimet. *This Plugin is
currently unavailable to to violating advertising rules set by Wordpress.org. Once it is
available again, it will be available for Download here.

Sabre. Sabre will keep Bots and other Remote Software from conducting remote
registrations on your Blog with a host of different tools like a registration CAPTCHA,
number combination, and other tools. This combined with WP SPAM Free area great
one – two punch in protecting your Blog.

GDPress Tools: As listed above in Admin has great security features that will help as
well. Watch the GD Press Tools Video above for more details.




Social Engagement Plugins:
MailChimp. This Plugin will help you administer Free Mailing lists of individuals who
subscribe to your Blog Content. You have to Signup for the MailChimp service, but it is
Free while you are under 500 Subscribers and you can send numerous messages and
setup AutoResponder messages as well. You can always substitute this Plugin with any
other Opt-in Plugin that may meet the requirements of the Mailing List Service you use
better. Ex. Aweber, GetResponse, etc. Gathering emails for promotional purposes is
important, but you must also remember to keep each list Niche focused to ensure your
Promotions are focused as well.

SexyBookmarks. You can use any Social Bookmarking Plugin you want to use on your
Auto Blogs, but you need to use at least one. It is essential to promote your blog yourself
through Social Media, but giving your visitors an opportunity to do it for you is even
better. Yes, you already have the Socialize Plugin, but this will list as many
Bookmarking sites as you want at the bottom of your Posts too.



Enhancement Plugins. These Plugins enhance SEO and/ or Blog functionality and can
help your Auto Blog immensely, depending on the Niche and Style of site you are
building.

*These are not required Plugins and are not part of the Base Installation. Only
Install the Plugins you need from this list below for your individual Blogs that
require them based on your Plan of Action.



Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. In Version 1.0 of the Auto Blog Blueprint this was a
Primary Plugin and I still use it on over 80% of my Blogs. I have switched to using the
Related Posts function of Simple Tags instead of using this Plugin because I am
attempting to cut down on Resources and Speed up the Auto Blogs we build as this
Plugin tends to be a resource hog.

Insights. The Insights Plugin will allow you to quickly add content to your Auto Blogs
like Videos and Articles based on Keywords that you input. It is also a great Plugin for
creating the Targeted Inner Links that you will require as part of the SEO Plan.

AStickyPostOrderER. A great Plugin for keeping the content you want your Visitors to
see on the top of your Categories/ Pages/ etc. This can be used a little as part of a couple
of my Content and Monetization techniques in Module 3, or you can also use the similar
feature in GDPress Tools.

WP Greet Box. This Plugin will identify where a visitor is coming from and will allow
you to create a custom message for visitors coming from different locations. Examples:
Google, Digg, Twitter, etc. A very nifty Plugin for catching your Visitors attention when
they first arrive at your site. The message only displays to new visitors from targeted
locations you select in the options section.
SEO Super Comments. This simple Plugin will create a new post page for each and
every comment posted to your site and it will post outside your normal posting
environment, so it won’t mess with anything. It links back to the main post where the
comment was made and provides you with more link juice for your blog. A nifty little
Auto Blog only tool.

Best Posts Summary. This Plugin gives you another way to re-Post more of your content
by providing your Auto Blog with a Daily, Weekly, or monthly Summary of your best
performing blog posts. It has a nice set of features that let you decide exactly what Posts
are seen in this “BestPosts” summary.

cbnet Different Posts Per Page. This Plugin allows you to choose how many posts are
displayed on different pages within your Blog. It overwrites the default settings and let’s
you choose how many Posts are listed on Search, Archive, and your main blog category
pages and more. Great Plugin for any Blog really. This is a free Plugin, but it must be
registered.

Smart 404. This Plugin hasn’t been updated in awhile, but it still works. With Smart 404
you continue to Profit even when a visitor doesn’t find the page he was looking for. This
Plugin uses the search terms that were being looked for to help a user find something
similar on your Blog.

RSS Footer. RSS Footer helps you enter a link back to your Post and/ or just your Blog
(your choice)in your RSS Feed for each Post you publish. This helps you continue to get
backlinks and traffic from content that is republished on other sites from your RSS. Just
another way to continue to gather links and traffic.

Broken Link Checker. Newly updated, this is a great Plugin for keeping your links
intact in case Affiliate or any Links stop working on your Blog. This Plugin will let you
know before your stats tell you that you have lost money.

cbnet Favicon. Not essential, but by adding a Favicon to your Blog, it will increase your
site’s respectability by showing everyone who visits an icon of your choice in the
Browser they are using, plus it will save that icon in the Favorites of anyone who
Bookmarks one of your pages. Most Spiders also Search for Favicons when Crawling
your sites, thus when you do not have one it generates a large amount of 404 Not Found
Errors.

Onlywire Plugin. Submitting Bookmarks each and every time you post is a good thing
for your Auto Blog, but the Onlywire service is not operating as well as it used to. Use
this Plugin with caution and ensure that it doesn’t slow down your Blog if you use it.

To Title Case. With some Auto Blog Plugins, you can get content that produces Titles
that are not in Title Case. Having all Lower Case titles will make your site look like an
Auto Blog quickly. If you find that this is a problem, load this Plugin into your blog.

Pretty Links. This Plugin will allow you to shorten your own links so you don’t need a
link shortening service to do it for you. Here is the caveat to that: Twitter will only
accept links that are 30 Characters or less before they are shortened by Twitter
automatically. A lot of domains can reach the 30 Character count without adding in the
Post Content. For example: http://autoblogblueprint.com is 28 Characters by itself. If I
now add a 3 Letter/Number combination it will be over the 30 Character limit thus
shortening it with my own Shortener (Pretty Links) didn’t do anything for me. Great
Plugin, but for use on relatively short domains. There is a Pro Version, but I think the
same limitations apply.

Statpress Reloaded. A great Stats Plugin for your Blog which will let you see when the
Search Engine Spiders and Bots visit your site, not to mention show you how many
visitors you have each day, page views, feed uses, and what pages people are visiting on
your blog. *In Module 3 I will talk more about site analytics and statistics tools for
keeping up with your Auto Blogs.



There are a ton of other Plugins that are just as good as the ones listed here. These
are just my recommendations for your Base set of Wordpress Plugins. I will show
you additional Plugins throughout the remainder of the Auto Blog Blueprint that
are either advanced tools or very specialized.


Step 7: Themes
In Version 1.0 I had this Step after the Essential Pages Step. I found though that it make
more sense to have your Theme installed before you add any kind of content to it so you
can see how the content flows across your site and then make necessary changes right
then to your blog.

Adding themes to your Wordpress Auto Blog is something you can do upon installation,
it might be something you already picked out while you were conducting Niche
Research, or you may still be trying to figure out what theme you are going to use.
Themes can make or break a site and it is the same for your Auto Blogs.

Identifying Your Theme
Auto Blogs by nature always carry the possibility of being lost due to their categorization
as a “thin” affiliate site by Google. The theme you choose can help prevent this for
manual reviews of your site and we will talk about how to prevent it in the Content and
Monetization Module. The main thing to remember is that you can use a Premium theme
on an Auto Blog, but don’t use the same theme on all of your Auto Blogs. By doing this,
you display a Footprint of your own. One which you might do the same thing over and
over for convenience and it ends up being the thing that burns you. I recommend only
using each theme a limited number of times on each hosting account or unique Class C IP
address you use. That way you don’t establish a pattern for all of your sites and then you
get Slapped by Google after all of your hard work. That being said, there are Themes
that are built for Multi-site use with a Flexible Design that allows for changes to the look
and feel of each site you create. I have tested this to a large extent recently with good
results.

Part of picking your theme is going back to what we talked about in the beginning,
developing a strategy. Adding your theme is not the last thing you do to your Blog, but it
is the continuing process of implementing your strategy.

Defining Your Design Plan:

Do you know what type of site you are going to create? A content site with Adsense?
An Affiliate Product site with Auctions? A Review site with Affiliate products and
Auctions? Answer these questions and then ask yourself the most important question:
What kind of theme will work best with my Auto Blog Type? Do you want to add in
Banner Advertising? A Follow me button for Twitter?

How do I want my Content Laid Out on My Site?

Once you have answered at least most of these questions, it is then time to look at
themes. Sometimes just browsing through themes and seeing their capabilities helps
trigger ideas that maybe you didn’t have before. One important thing to note is that while
you may want to go hog wild, keeping things simple is most often best, especially if you
are new to Wordpress and Wordpress Themes.

Google Adsense Blogs vs. Other Blogs
There is one important thing to factor in when picking themes when it comes between a
site you are going to use for Google Adsense and a site you are going to use for
promoting Affiliate Products. The Plugin we are going to use here for Google Adsense
will input Adsense Ads in all the best places on your Blog. It is not perfect, but it is
close. So having the perfect Adsense friendly theme is not always required. In fact, what
I have found is that UGLY makes Adsense profits explode. Why? If a web surfer finds
your Auto Blog because you have good, keyword friendly content on your site, he is
going to expect to find that content. When the visitor arrives and finds a bland, non
attractive site, more than often he is either going to hit the back button or he is going to
click on a Google Adsense Ad that might take him to the content he was looking for. It
works and is still working. I am not talking about a trashy site. I am talking about a
bland, ugly site that has a decent layout, yet isn’t the best looking site you have ever
seen. Remember, this site still has to be able to pass a manual review by Google as well.

Here’s the Problem:

We are not here to create Junk Sites. We Want to Build Value Added Sites with
Automatic Content.

Building a Value added Content or Product site can seem like a challenge at first, but if
you can visualize how you would like to see the content and ads from your niche on a
Theme, then you just have to find the Theme to match your idea or use an Advance
Framework Theme to build your design yourself. On the other hand, if you are
hopelessly confused, look at other competing sites in your niche for ideas. Then look
through available Themes for one that matches your Niche or at least gives you the a fell
that you can see as credible for your Niche. As time goes on and you build more and
more, you will see the Blog’s design in your mind long before you see the Theme.

**Your Auto Blogs shouldn’t look like Auto Blogs. The work you put in here on the
front end of starting this Blog will pay off greatly down the road.




The Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Micro Niche Flex Theme
Through a strategic Partnership of mine, I was able to have a Theme built for the Auto
Blog Blueprint that met all of the criteria that I would want in a Low Cost, yet Flexible
Wordpress Theme. The Micro Niche Flex Theme does not link back to this site and has a
very minimal Footprint. It can be changes and or modified from it’s Theme Control
Panel to change the Header and Blogs Title structures, site colors, layout and more. It is
only $47 for an Unlimited Site License.

For more information on the Micro Niche Flex Theme, click here.




Free Theme Resources
Here is a quick list of the best places I know of to find quality Free Wordpress Themes.
There are many, many more and you might have your favorites already.

100 Free Themes - Here in the Downloads Section there are 100 Free Niche Theme
available for Download. There are also 120 Niche Theme Headers with both JPEG and
PSD Files for easy editing for your Niche sites.

Wordpress.org Themes - Here at Wordpress.org you will find the largest repository of
Free Wordpress Themes on the web. A great resource for Free themes.

NewWPThemes- All the themes on this great site are 100% free. Some look the same
except for a slight change in color, but they have great features and are very easy to use.

Flexibility Theme - One of the most popular free themes on the web. I use this theme
quite often and it is the theme of choice for the ReviewAZON Affiliate Plugin developer.

Recommended Themes for Advanced Usage
The Themes listed below are Advanced or Multi-purpose Themes with Flexible options.
Some are very easy to use and others require some additional training, but none are
beyond learning in a very short time.

Frugal Theme – My current favorite theme. After a serious amount of research I have
found that the Frugal Theme is the most highly optimized and easy to use Advanced
Theme Framework on the market. As a Framework Theme, you can either add Child
Themes to it that are already completely designed and then still modify them to your
desire or you can just design your blog yourself completely without knowing any Code
whatsoever. When I first used the Theme I was overwhelmed by the features, but after I
watched some of the Tutorial videos, I found it extremely easy to use. This site is Built
with the Frugal Theme.

Builder - Running a close second to Frugal is Builder by iThemes. This is so Flexible
that you can create individual designs for different pages within your site and you can
create complete landing pages with ease with this Framework Theme that also has a ton
of Child Themes you can use.

Genesis - In the Framework Theme Wars, Genesis is running right next to Frugal and
Builder in capabilities and function. It’s code isn’t as sleek and optimized as Frugal, but
it is one of the best Themes available as well with multiple child themes too.

WP Unlimited- This was my favorite Theme until I used Frugal and Builder. I use this
on my main blog site and it is a very good Theme. You can change the layout, colors,
fonts, and more. You can literally create a hundred different theme variations with this
one theme and it is easy to use, even for beginners. They have great videos that make it
easy to master in a very short time.

Thesis- Thesis is the most popular theme for Wordpress period. It is customizable
beyond belief. I like the other Themes listed above better due to ease of use, but if you
are a master at Wordpress and WP Themes, this is the theme for you. Voted the web’s
best, I guess it can’t be all bad. I find it to be harder to customize than the other Themes
listed here but its code is very SEO Friendly and it is optimized for Speed.

iThemes - The creator of Builder and Backup Buddy, has tons of great Themes to choose
from with a lot of advanced functionality incorporated over from Builder. A top notch
offering of Themes, Plugins and other products.

Theme Forest- This a a low cost Marketplace for high quality Niche themes. Once you
go there, you can’t stop browsing. Some of these themes can be quite advanced, so read
before you buy.

Specialized Themes I Recommend:
PremiumPress - All of the Premium Press Themes are Perfect for Auto Blogging and I
use every single one of them on different sites I have. The specialty Themes you can get
here are: ShopperPress, DirectoryPress, CouponPress, Classifieds Theme, and
RealtorPress. They have built in functionality that make them perfect for Auto Blogging
and still maintaining a very professional looking site with enhanced graphics.

20% Off Coupon Code for all Themes at PremiumPress: JUNE10

ClassiPress - Perfect for any type of “Listing” oriented or Auction Auto Blog.
Auction2Post (listed in Module 3) has a great integration module for this theme which
makes it almost perfect to use.

FlexSqueeze - One of my favorite Themes for building landing page style Auto Blogs.
There are so many customization you can do to the FlexSqueeze sites that you can easily
integrate an Advanced Auto Blog Plugin Template in it to look and feel like any CPA
Landing page you have ever seen. First rate product.

*Note: You can pick the best theme in the world, but if your content and ads do not
flow neatly across the theme, then you are wasting your time. When you design
your site, look at the Blog and say to yourself, “Would I visit this site and click on
anything?” If the answer is no, then you need to go and find a site you like and copy
what someone else has done with the layout and flow of their site. There is nothing
wrong with borrowing a good idea.


Step 8: Essential Pages
There are 3 Pages on your Auto Blog that you either need to Create and/ or Edit that are
essential to your Auto Blog. We already went over creating a Static Home Page and
creating your Blog Posts page, those pages are optional as you can just choose to have
your latest posts on your home page. The 3 Pages that are Essential are:

  About Us Page. The About Page is a default page that is created upon installation with
       an Wordpress Install. You must edit this and take out the default text there.
       Anyone who sees the default text and is looking for information on whether they
       should trust your site or not, will see this and go somewhere else.
  Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is essential to most top tier Affiliate Programs, but
       more importantly, Google Adsense if you want to use Adsense for monetization.
  Disclaimer (FTC). The Disclaimer requirement from the FTC (Federal Trade
       Commission) in the USA is only for Affiliate oriented sites which promote
       content reviews. If you plan on building Affiliate Review sites as part of your
       Niche Strategy, you will need this Page.


About Us
I recommend a short explanation of what your site is about. Do not provide more than 1-
2 links in this part of your Blog, in fact, I recommend not putting any links in your About
Us Page unless you are pointing to a high level site as a reference. Tell visitors why they
should be at your site and about the high quality of your site. Don’t worry about how
true it is, just give them a reason to trust you and your content. I know it sounds bad, but
are you going to do any different on any other Blog you create? This is an Auto Blog
after all.

Privacy Policy
Google requires a Privacy Policy on any site displaying Google Adsense ads. In a lot of
Affiliate Programs Terms of Service, they same thing applies. By having a Privacy
Policy on your site, you take care of this requirement. There is an easy way. Just add the
Easy Privacy Policy Plugin and it will help you quickly create the page in just a minute
or so. It is that easy.

FTC Disclaimer
First off, do not call your Page FTC Disclaimer or Affiliate Disclaimer. Just call it
“Disclaimer” period. All this Page requires is a brief statement from you saying that you
are being “compensated” for providing opinions on products and/ or you are being
“compensated” for displaying 3rd Party reviews. It does not need to be long and drawn
out. This page is only required if you are doing a Review type site or reposting reviews
on your site and you live in the USA or you are doing business with Companies (Affiliate
Programs) in the USA or are using a Hosting account based within the USA.

Contact Us Page
A Contact Us Page is not a must have page, but it is nice to have. By having a Contact
Form on your site, you invite possible Advertisers and other money making
opportunities. Yes, you may receive some junk as well, but it is a great way to make
more money. I have sold advertising on junk sites many times with just this method. I
recommend using a very simple Contact Us Form using a Plugin like the Clean Contact
Plugin. The Clean Contact Plugin works together with Askimet to Block Bots and other
SPAM engines from Spamming your Contact Us form.

All you have to do is Place the Clean Contact Shortcode in a Page you created and you
have the form ready to go. Plus you can add any text you want that invites Advertising,
etc.


Content & Monetization Overview
You started out by Planning Your Strategy, you have picked your Niche, your Primary
and Related Keywords, built your keyword list, purchased your Domain Name, and then
you also purchased Hosting. You then installed Wordpress, Checked to make sure your
Hosting account (Server) was Wordpress Ready, adjusted all of the Settings, installed and
activated your Base Plugins and any Enhancement Plugins that you felt you should use.
You setup your Theme and then created Essential Pages for your site, making sure that
those Essential Pages looked good with your Theme and checked to make sure there were
no issues.

Right?

So now as your Plan of Action is coming together it is time to add Content to your Auto
Blog and to implement your Monetization Plan, which may be fully integrated with your
Content Plan.

Yes, you need a Content Plan and a Monetization Plan. When we first started out I told
you that when you were selecting your Niche, that you needed to make sure your Auto
Blog could be Monetized. Did you pick your Monetization method right away? Are you
using Ads, internal links, Product listings, Reviews with products, Video Ads, CPA,
Clickbank, Amazon, Ebay, RSS Feeds, YouTube Videos, EZineArticles, etc.

Setting up a normal blog with Content is a challenge and so is setting up an Auto Blog.
Having an idea of what you want to do from the start is half the battle though. The
problem is that strategies and techniques that people were using even 6 months ago to
make money do not work anymore. The days of just popping up a site with 500
YouTube Videos and putting Adsense on the site and making $50 a day from it are long
gone. Google keeps getting smarter, but our ingenuity and software is getting better.




Unique Content
Finding enough unique content article for 100 Auto Blogs to run on can seem like an
impossibility. It is the degree of uniqueness that you need to worry about. There are
different ways to make content unique and there are ways to make Google ignore
duplicate content.

The Duplicate Content Myth:

There are literally thousands upon thousands of duplicate content sites running right now
and making a lot of money at the same time. RSS Feed aggregated sites do well because
most of the content that is being pulled from the RSS Feed into your Auto Blog has not
been abused and used by 10,000 people like maybe a very popular Article on
EZineArticles may be. You may be the only one using it in some Niches. Everyone uses
Article Directories like Ezines and ArticlesBase though to pull content for their Auto
Blogs and it gets to where Google can see that Article that has been used 500,000 times a
mile away.

But there are still sites that use these Articles and succeed. How can they do this?
Being able to Mix Content Sources in your Posts helps. By mixing and matching content
from different sources, you are able to show Google that you are actively making use of
the content in a constructive way.

You might say: That doesn’t make sense.

The reality is that News Organizations across the world aggregate and reuse content via
RSS Feeds every day. This syndication is the lifeblood of millions of sites and News
articles are some of the most duplicated content on the web, but the Value of the sites that
use this duplicate content make the difference in how Google approaches the use of it.

So why do some sites get Slapped by Google and others don’t?

Because when it come time for Google to classify your site, you have to have everything
just right. You need to show Google that you are running a Value Added Resource blog.
What kind of resource doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you are collecting content
and posting it, not to Post Ebay Ads (even though that is what your focus may be), but to
provide a valuable place that has content people are looking for (that just so happens to
have a bunch of Ebay ads on it).

If you go into it with this mindset, you chances of success go through the roof. Is there
more to it then this. Of course. But understanding where you want to start from is as
important as getting to where you want to go.

Part of the equation is also connecting your content with high value backlinks. When
Google sees this connection, it associates your content with Value. The more links that
go to particular content on your site, the better off that content will Rank in the Search
Engines.

*Mixed or partially unique content is the key. Mixing Content via Content Posting
Templates inside Advanced Auto Blog Plugins is the single best method for creating
positive results on your Blogs outside of using Spun Articles and PLR Articles. Auricles
that have been spun at between 50% and 7o% do well on most auto blog sites with a good
SEO structure and a smart Backlink plan. Weak SEO sites will require articles and
mixed content that rate at 75% uniqueness or higher. I sometimes use the WP Unique
Plugin strictly for Synonym Replacement on my sites to increase uniqueness. This is the
only Plugin like this I Recommend, but I only Recommend limited use of it.

*Titles: When your posts are indexed by Google and other Search Engines, your Post
and Page titles are what is looked at first in terms of Search and Search Rank. Changing
titles from the Original to Something new and Keyword Friendly will help your Posts
Rank a lot better and will relieve them from Conflict with other Articles/ Posts of the
same name. For example: I auto build around 60 New Posts for my ReviewAZON sites
every 2 months. When I schedule the new posts to auto post for me, the first thing I do is
go in and change each and every post Title to a new Title that is in line with my Niche
and not just a copy of the Amazon.com product. This keeps me from fighting Amazon
for Search Rank and I get 10 times more visitors to the Posts. Works like a charm. A
little effort goes a long way in this regard. I mass edit Titles quickly with the Admin
Management Xtended Plugin.



Executing our SEO Plan of Action
You are now at the point where you need to start implementing the last parts of the On-
Site Optimization plan and start implementing the On-Page Optimization Plan.
Following through with our SEO plan while we prepare to add Content to our sites is
important.

Ensure that when you post Content to your site, you Optimize your Titles (if you can),
and you use the H1 and H2 Heading Tags we talked about in the SEO Overview. Begin
your Inner Linking strategy with your Related and Primary Keywords as well and
maximize the use of Tags in your Posts.




Step 9: Indexing & Classification
Getting Indexed
The thing that everyone worries about the most is getting that first Post or Page from a
site Indexed in Google. It is actually very easy, especially with Wordpress Blogs. These
Blogs produce new and unique content that Google loves. It is always looking for the
latest content on each and every niche.

Once you post your very first Post to your Blog, wait one day for the Initial Blog and
Ping to work of the initial blast through the Ping List of Update Services. Sometimes this
alone will get your site indexed.

If you have the Statpress Reloaded Plugin running on your Blog you can check and see
exactly what Bots or Spiders have visited your site, not to mention if you have had any
normal visitors as well. If the Google Bot Visits your site, usually within 72 hours you
should see your Post listed in the Search Results.

The best way to ensure that your First Post gets indexed is to Submit it to Social
Bookmarking sites like Digg, Mixx, and Reddit and that will almost guarantee indexing.

*I will talk more about the entire Plan of Action for Promoting your Auto Blog in
Module 4.
Getting Your Blog Through the Google Classification
Process
Some call it the Sandbox. Google will take your site through this process and at some
point between months 1 and 2 (sometimes even later), you will see your ranking go down
and your traffic slide down a bit. This is when your site is going into the Google
Sandbox for classification and assessment.

If your site is prepared, then you should come right out of the Sandbox in a few days or
as much a a week unscathed. If you don’t come back out and your site’s rankings drop to
nothing than you know it’s because you did something wrong. If you do what I tell you
here, your site should come out even stronger than before.

There is not a set time or date for this to happen and if you are right on track with
everything I have taught you to do, you may never even notice a change. This is a good
thing.

Season Your Domain
Do you remember back in Step 2 where I talked about Seasoning Domains? This is
where it becomes crucial. If you have a Brand New Domain that has never been
registered before, you must “Season” your Domain, your New Auto Blog that you just
created with 100% Unique Content. What does that mean? It means 100% unique
content. I don’t care how the content gets to be 100% unique, but it has to be 100%
Unique.

Have I stressed that enough?

You can purchase articles, have articles rewritten, it doesn’t matter as long as it is
unique. This is your opportunity to create ultra focused Money Pages (or Landing Pages)
that are fully Keyword Optimized for your site. Do not fully monetize these Posts until
your Blog has been active for over 1 month. Yes, 1 month. By active, I mean you have
posted at least 8-10 unique content posts on your blog. It is important that they are at
least 400 Words long.

What Does Seasoning a New Domain Require:

   8-10 100% Unique Content Posts
   Spread out over at least 2-3 weeks
   Each Post needs to have at least 400 Words or more
   Can be monetized by no more than 2-3 links on each post
   Must add 1 External Link to Articles (5-8 Links Total to Niche Related, High
        Value Sites)
It is important to not only start building backlinks right when your create your Auto Blog
(which we will go over in Module 4), but it is even more important to start linking to
other sites which will help in the Google Classification process. Once you have

You might be saying that man, this seems like a lot of Work. Yes it is, in the beginning.
After this process is over, it becomes very easy as your sites are set on Autopilot. While
this may seem like a lot of work at first, the dividends and profits you will receive over
the long term will be that much greater.

Short Cuts are the Devil’s Temptation. Remember, every time you want to take a short
cut on this process, that most programs that promise you riches never pan out. Look
through the Warrior Forum and the Digital Point Forums and see how many success
stories are being posted. Not many I am afraid. That is why you must stick to this plan
and stay the course, you will be able to see the success of these efforts very quickly.

Do I need to Season an Aged Domain?

Maybe: If you have purchased and Aged or Expired Domain, you must look at the
amount of high quality backlinks the Domain “still” has when you have created your blog
and are now ready to start posting content. If there are thousands of backlinks and many
of them are high quality ones that can be scooped up by the Redirection Plugin and
maximized, then No, you do not need to season your Domain, but you do need to only
start posting 3-4 times a week for the first 2 weeks to test the waters. After that you can
move on to posting once per day for the following month. As a rule of thumb, I always
like to Post at least 1-2 Posts of unique content when I first start any new site, but I have
skipped this step and have been successful. The backlinks are the key here.

If an Aged or Expired Domain DO NOT have any backlinks or less than around 25 plus
or minus, than you still need to Season your Domain. If the there are over 100 backlinks
but less than 500, I recommend a short Seasoning session of 3-4 Posts of 100% unique
content over a 7-10 day period with 2-3 good external links to Related High Value sites.

After I Season My Domain/ Blog, What’s Next?
Begin Auto Posting:

Even though you are still in the Classification/ Sandbox period, it is now OK to begin
Auto Posting Content to your site and implementing your Full Monetization Strategy. In
the first month, DO NOT post more than 1 Time per Day.

This can be modified based on 2 things:

  If your site is a small niche with minimal content, then I suggest you post even less
       over the 1st Month. Only 2-4 times per week for small niches so that you don’t
       saturate your site and grow to quickly and then run out of viable content.
  If your site is a Product or Product Review site where over 90% of your Post Titles will
       be Product Specific, For Example: Nikon 5200 Digital SLR Camera with
       Accessories. Then you can post 20-30 per day if you are pulling from a large
       database or CSV file. The same thing applies for Digital Libraries that contain
       bulk information on subjects. This is mainly for database driven sites that will
       create actual resources for people. (More on this in the Techniques Section.)
Month 2 and Profits
After you have finished auto posting for a solid month after your Domain has been
Seasoned, it is time to evaluate your current status, the amount of quality content on your
Blog and how much more content you can feasibly add. Adjust your posting schedule on
these factors.

Making Money: Don’t Get Greedy

If you are starting to make money with your site, that does not mean it is time to start
auto posting like crazy and bumping up to posting 10 times per day. Most times this is
not the Answer. Most times, if you are making money it is because of a select number of
Posts or Pages. Identifying which Posts are getting the most Traffic and then seeing how
they are converting is extremely important since it is easy to make things worse by
adding too much content, to fast too your site.

*Note: Auto Blogs do best at around 500 Posts max for Content sites. I have sites in the
1000 Page range, but they are over 12-14 months old and I am still only making money
from around 80-100 Posts from the sites. I also have 3 very large Product sites which are
in excess of 10,000 Posts. Each one of these sites make the most money still from around
100-200 Posts.

What Does this Tell You?***

Focused and Targeted Marketing works with Auto Blogs just like it does with any other
site. Keywords, Post Titles, Post Content, and Backlinks all play a major role. That is
why on 90% of my sites I use a variation of a Single Technique for making the most
money. It is simple, yet highly effective.

I Identify the Posts that make me the most Money and I promote those Posts and Pages
even more to make me even more money. By Building Inner Links to these Posts from
other Posts on your site and by Building High Value Backlinks to these Posts, I tell the
Search Engines which Content on my site is the most important and the most beneficial
to my Visitors.

Example: My 100% Unique Content Blog at BlackHatSoftware.net has the
following Blog Metrics:

Raw Author Contribution: (Meaning Me)

4.8 posts per month
 Avg: 667 words per post

Conversation Rate Per Post: (My site’s Visitors)
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I average 4.8 Posts Per Month and I average between $3500-and $5000 per month from
that one site. It has been active for 32 Months now and it is a Marketing “Make Money”
site with Real Reviews I write based on Actual Product Testing. I average 400 Targeted
Visitors per Day. It is important to note that I generally make money from almost every
Post I write on that Blog and I do it because of 3 simple things: Targeted Keywords,
Focused Content & BACKLINKS! I use the same Techniques on my Auto Blogs as I
do on my Regular Blogs. I just modify how I get the content.

Site Analytics
This is not always easy to do in the beginning. Identifying what is working or not
working can be difficult without the proper site analytics. Statpress Reloaded will only
tell you so much and you DO NOT want to use Google Analytics or Webmaster Tools on
your sites. Giving Google Free reign to see how you are Posting and Monetizing your
Auto Blog is not a good idea in my opinion. Don’t Do it.

Clicky: I do recommend this very easy to use and Blog friendly service, which has many
great features for Free, but can actually give you Goal Tracking right from your Post
Editor page in Wordpress. It has a “Spy” platform that will actually show you what
Visitors are doing on your site in Real Time. It will also do Campaign Tracking for any
Ad Campaigns you are running on your Blogs. It uses Javascript like Google Analytics
does and will not slow your site down like Statpress Reloaded has a tendency to do when
your site starts getting bigger.

The best features though are the ones you can see right in your Stats Dashboard which are
Incoming and Outgoing Links. Being able to see what Affiliate Links are being clicked
on and then also seeing which Content on your site is getting the most traffic will tell you
exactly what you need to know and then it will be easy to maximize the results from your
Blog; good and bad.


Step 10: Tagging
Tagging is an essential part of your SEO Plan of Action. It is important to understand
how Tags work with Wordpress and how your are going to use this to your advantage.
Tags are nothing more than Refined Categories related to your Post which allow you to
be specific about how someone can find a particular piece of information on your site
beyond the normal Category Structure. Google loves Tags as well. Not as much as it
used to because of the Tag onslaught, but Google will readily identify the Tags on your
site; Index and Follow them to their Designation Pages if you let it.
If you remember in the SEO Overview, I talked about Tagging and how we were going to
use it to Allow the Google Bot to flow through our site. That is what we are going to do,
but we want to avoid the minor Duplicate Content Penalties you get for having the same
content listed on your blog, so what we did in Step 5 was used the Platinum SEO Pack to
tell the Google Bot to Not Index (NoIndex) our Tag Pages, but we Allowed the Google
Bot to “Follow” our Tag Links.

In other words we have told the Google Bot to: noindex, follow

When the Google Bot then arrives at a Tag Page in your Wordpress Blog, it sees that it
shouldn’t Index the page, but what it does see is Links to Your Posts that are on the Tag
Pages and Links to follow on Tag Pages with more Post Links. The Google Bot then
follows all of these Links to your Posts/ Pages and then Indexes those because you
directed this in your Settings. Plus, because we have focused Google so much between
our Settings, Sitemaps, and Robots.txt file, when it comes to a Post to Index it, the
Google Bot’s natural path of exit will only be through the Links on that Post Page which
will include your Post’s Cross Links, High Value External Links, Your Related Posts,
and all of the Tags associated with that Post. As the Google Bot finds these links, it
builds value for your site for having a good Inner Linking strategy and it gives your site
value for having good Related external links, but even more importantly it keeps the
Google Bot on your site and your site’s content will get indexed rapidly.

One important note: In the Settings section of Step 5, we talked about allowing between
8-10 Posts on your Category/ Tag/Archive/ and Search Pages in the “Reading” Settings
section. If you remember, I said previously that Google will only look at the first 100
links on your Blog’s page, so if you have 30-50 categories (which are all counted as
links), plus more menu items and Advertisements in your Header and Sidebars, then you
may want to change this Value to 4-5 Posts per Page instead of between 8-10 as you were
previously told. This will ensure that Google gets to those Posts and then still can Follow
through to the Next Page for that particular Tag if there is one.

Tagging Your Posts
Normally when you manually create a blog post, it is easy to add Tags to your Posts.
This is not the case with most Auto Blog Plugins. Sometimes you get Tags, sometimes
you don’t, and sometimes you get Tags you don’t want to have in your Tag Cloud for
your site.

There are options for Tagging Posts automatically and the Simple Tags Plugin has an
Auto Tagging feature that will allow you to use the Yahoo Tag API, the OpenCalais API,
the Alchemy API, and the Zemanta API for gathering Tags based on your Post’s
Content. In other words, your Post Content will be searched for relevant Tags via the
API’s of the services you choose and then added to that Post’s Tags via the Options that
you set for your site. I recommend limiting yourself to 10-15 Tags per Post. Less is
more sometimes and this can be overdone. I personally try to keep it under 10 Tags for a
more focused result.
The GD Press Tools Plugin also has an Auto Tagging feature that will use the Yahoo Tag
API to Auto Tag Posts that do not have any Tags associated with them. You can do this
with Simple Tags as well.

There is a more advanced option. The TagPig Plugin will allow you to use multiple
Tagging features for Posts with Tags, New Posts, and other scenarios. It also uses the
Yahoo API, OpenCalais, and TagtheNet API’s.



Tagging & Wordpress Shortcodes
There are Wordpress Shortcodes or Template Tags as I always call them, that can
make the Tagging process problematic.

The problem with Auto Blog Template Tags is they have a tendency to pop up in Google
as part of the description for your Post Content instead of the Content you want to
appear. This is workable to a degree. A lot of high end Plugins like WP Mage have the
ability to back date Posts by the thousands. This causes a problem when these posts have
not been visited yet. You see it takes that first visit to the Post for some Template Tags to
(For Example: [reviewazon, [mage [phpbay) to unpack and populate their content into
the post page itself. This could include Your Post's Target Articles, Yahoo Answers
Content, Video, Ebay ads, Amazon Ads, etc. When the Google Bot is the First thing that
visits your site and it Spiders your Post quickly due to the SEO Plan we have
implemented, you might have a problem with the Template Tags popping up in the site
description in Google. Just do a quick search on Google for any Template Tags and you
will see what I mean.

This is why I also told you previously to turn off "auto generate meta descriptions" in
your All in One SEO/ Platinum SEO Pack Plugins back in Step 6.

The problem associated with Auto Tagging and using Auto Blog Plugins that use
Wordpress Shortcodes (Template Tags) is that you cannot Auto Tag automatically while
your Auto Blog Plugins are posting on Autopilot. If you do, then the Template Tags will
end up as Tags on your site too. This then becomes a dead giveaway that you are posting
automatic content.



2 Courses of Action for 2 Problems:

*Understand that this is only an Issue for Plugins that use Shortcodes (Template
Tags) for Populating Content into Wordpress Posts.

There are 2 ways to deal with this problem.

First you have to look at the fact that you don't want Google to Index your Posts before
the content is populated on the site, but you want your Posts Indexed right away. So it
becomes a dilemma. Posting to Digg or another Social site could possibly result in
having these Template Tags show up in Digg results for your site too. Not a good thing.

Google will generally use the first 160 Characters of the beginning of a Post for your site
description. This isn't always the case, but it can be used as a general rule of thumb if
you want to manually add content to Posting Templates so that the content you add is
always indexed as your site description instead of the Template Tags. This can be useful
if you are using a Content Spinner with your Posting Engine.

1 Answer, 2 Solutions

Option 1:

If you are going to Back-Date Posts with an Advanced Auto Blogging Plugin (which I
suggest you do in limited fashion as you'll see in the Techniques section) and/ or you
want your new Posts to have their Template Tags unpack their content instantly when
they Post, there is only one Product that I know of right now that does it.

Web Traffic Genius. I am not trying to sell you this product even though I highly
recommend it. Web Traffic Genius (WTG) will unpack your Posts when you Post and if
you are using back-dating of Posts, you will want to setup a Cron Job to unpack these
back-dated posts in blocks of 50 to 100 each day. On Shared Hosting accounts you
should look at between 30 and 50 per day via Cron. Cron Jobs are setup in cPanel in
your Hosting account and you can see a detailed video on how to do this for Web Traffic
Genius in their Member’s Area if you choose to purchase it. Web Traffic Genius’ main
focus isn’t unpacking Template Tags though, it’s main focus is creating New RSS Feeds
for each and every Post you create and when you run the Cron Job I just talked about, it
will create RSS Feeds for each and every back-dated Post and New Posts you create on
your Auto Blog. WTG will then submit these individual RSS Feeds it creates to 22 RSS
Aggregator sites which then will syndicate your content and provide your Auto Blog with
a ton of Backlinks, some of which carry some decent PR3-PR6 value. This will result in
a serious Traffic Boost for your site and I Recommend using this Plugin from the very
first Post on your Auto Blog. Take a look at my Review and Video of Web Traffic
Genius and my Results with it.

Option 2:

The second option is if you just want to unpack Future posts and are not going to Back-
Date anything or let’s say you are just using phpBay, phpZON, ReviewAZON, or similar
Plugin that produce Affiliate Ads via these Template Tags. Then this Free Option might
be better for you. It is called the Future Posts Plugin and it was developed by a WP Mage
Member who was frustrated by this issue. He is also an ABB Member as well. The
Future Posts Plugin will allow you to choose a number of Future Posts (Posts that you
have scheduled in the future), based on your Server speed, that you want to unpack and
be able to Preview prior to them being published. This is a great tool to get for Free and it
comes with a valuable widget as well.
Download the Future Posts Plugin and See Midox’s Full Tutorial Here: Future
Posts



*After using these tools, you should now have no problems with using the Auto
Tagging tools listed above. I would still wait until after Posting and then use one of
the Auto Tagging tools listed above to Tag your Posts that do not have Tags. You
can test it as this is Plugin dependent and with some Plugins you may be able to set
your Auto Tagger to Add Tags to each post when it is Posted.


Step 11: Advanced Plugins
Before you start adding any Advanced Auto Blogging or Monetization Plugins, you need
to ensure that you have a good solid plan on what you want to accomplish with your
Blogs. Not all Auto Blogging Plugins are created equal and each one has their positives
and negatives. Understanding the resources required to run each Plugin is also crucial.
But most importantly, you need to know the type of results to expect when you use an
Advanced Plugin. By results I mean how the Posts are going to look potentially or if you
have the ability to mix and manipulate the way the content will look on your sites.

One important thing to note is that when you are choosing monetization methods for your
Auto Blog, do not use a Plugin that uses straight affiliate links or at least try to minimize
it. This causes 2 problems. First, your SEO factor drops quite a bit and Google takes a
harder look at your site and it’s content if it sees nothing but affiliate links from Amazon,
Ebay, and the like on your site. Google classifies sites that have nothing but Affiliate
Links as “Thin” Affiliate sites. Secondly, your blog’s visitors see these links too and in
this day and age, people don’t like clicking on what appears to be a blatant affiliate link.
This is why when choosing a Plugin, it is best to choose one that allows you to cloak the
links for the content it pulls in effectively. If you mix content effectively or use RSS
Feeds, this can minimize the signature, but used on a large scale, not cloaking links will
have a negative effect on your profits.

Create a Test Blog
It is not essential, it is just a smart thing to do. Testing ideas on your Money Site is not
my idea of a good idea. It is OK to make adjustments and modify Posts, don’t get me
wrong, but when it comes to pure testing of different Plugins and how to manipulate
content, the only smart way to do it is through thorough testing.

Advanced Plugins:
The only Plugins listed here are Plugins that I have tested myself and recommend. If a
Plugin is not here, there is a reason for it. Either I haven’t tested it yet, or I have tested it
and it didn’t meet my personal requirements for building quality Auto Blogs.
Multi-Purpose Auto Blog Plugins
The following Plugins are multi-purpose capable which means they can do multiple
types of Posts from multiple sources. Some are pure content, others Mix Content
and Monetization capabilities.

WP Robot. This is my Top Rated Multi-Purpose Plugin. WP Robot 3.0 has made it
possible to thoroughly Mix Content. Mixing Content is an essential part of the Success
Criteria for an Auto Blog. The ability to use Multiple Post Templates Randomly as you
Post and to manipulate templates with each Content Source makes this Plugin a cut above
the rest. Posting sources include Articles, Yahoo Answers, YouTube, Flickr, Yahoo
News, RSS Feeds, Ebay, Amazon, Clickbank, and a full translation module for
manipulating content output. This Plugin has many more features, but this is a base to let
you know what it can do for you.

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WP Mage. WP Mage is Rated as the second best Plugin for only one reason; the price.
WP Mage is a series of Wordpress Plugins that have the same type of Template
capabilities that WP Robot has, but even more monetization options with OverStock.com,
Commission Junction Affiliate Programs, Clickbank, Ebay, Amazon, and more. It has
the same Article, Yahoo Answers, Flickr and YouTube Video capabilities as WP Robot,
but not the RSS Feed Posting ability. By using Wordpress Shortcodes, you can integrate
anything into the Posting Template of WP Mage. It is not uncommon to see people
adding phpBay and phpZON code instead of using the Mage base Ebay and Amazon.com
tools, because with the Mage Posting Template you can create almost any type of post.
Overall, the best combination of tools available to Auto Bloggers, but at $997, a little too
high priced.

Blogsense. BlogSense has been massively upgraded by its owner and has multi-source
posting capabilities nearly as good as the above Plugins, but also has the ability to Drop
Post articles (PLR, Unique, etc.) right from a folder on your server. BlogSense also has
the most capable RSS Feed module of any Plugin except Webmagnates Auto Blogging
Software listed below. The main difference from the other Plugins here is that BlogSense
is not a Plugin, but a script that integrates with Wordpress outside the normal Plugin
core. A great tool for Auto Blogging.

WPTweetBomb. Just because this Plugin is listed last here does not mean this is not a
great Plugin. WP TweetBomb is a content oriented Plugin that is just now starting to add
some monetization sources to it’s arsenal. It is a great tool for pulling RSS Feeds from
Twitter Trends and Google Trends sites or any site you want. It mixes multiple content
sources into Posts in its block style editor, but its main strength is its ability to not only
Post great content through RSS or via Keyword Lists that you input, but to Post to as
many Twitter Accounts as you want it to as you Auto Post Content. This is the weapon
of choice for quite a few sites and the developer is also constantly upgrading its
capabilities which I have barely touched on here. The Link to WP TweetBomb above
goes to a dedicated Discount Link built specially for Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Members.
Database Driven Auto Blog Plugins
The Plugins listed below can use Database files or CSV files and create huge data
driven Information and Product Blogs set on Autopilot. These Plugins can take
Custom Created Datafeeds or Affiliate Datafeeds from sources like CJ.com, Buy.at,
Sharesale, Linkshare, TradeDoubler, and more.



EZ Empire Builder. One of my favorite Auto Blogging Plugins. With WP Spinner
integrated, you can use the Posting Template and any Template tags to create unique
content Posts, Comparison Product sites, Information resources, etc. If you can think it
up and put it in a database, you can build it with this Plugin. I have added everything
from Mage Template Tags, phpBay, phpZON, ReviewAZON, and Custom Made
Shortcodes with Integrated CPA Ads into the EZEB Posting template and created some
incredible looking 10,000 plus pages Auto Blogs that are still growing. This Plugin
requires a lot of resources when Posting. Make sure you only use it on VPS/ Reseller
Hosts or better with adequate resources.

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CSVPig. CSVPig is very similar to EZEB, it just doesn’t have as good of a Posting
Template and it will not Spin Text for you. The one thing that is better, is that it will
update content in CSV files right into Pre-existing posts if you want to update Product
listings, etc. The guys at BlogPig continue to update this and their other Auto Blogging
Software on a regular basis.

Review Blog Plugins
Review Plugins are not Auto Blogging Plugins, but the 2 Listed here do both have
the ability to add CSV files and automatically cloak the links from the file. What I
have used these Plugins for most of all, is as a compliment to my other Auto
Blogging Plugins. By adding Content to sites with Auto Blogging tools and then
allowing Visitors to Rate and Review the listings can make for a great technique for
you sites.



MyReviewPlugin. This Plugin has everything that WP ReviewEngine has but it has even
more. I believe that these 2 Plugin developers are competing against each other as this
Plugin has almost the exact features of the other, but this one also has a great
YellowPages.com Import feature and it also does Keyword replacement with it’s Link
Cloaker. One other nifty feature is that this Plugin will also do a mass install of what the
author considers to be the best Plugins for your blog. An overall fantastic Plugin that
also integrates with Google Maps for creating reviews of locations (WP ReviewEngine
also has this feature). The Import Man feature here will also automatically cloak your
Affiliate Links when using Affiliate Datafeed uploads via CSV File and the Comment
Man function will fill your Blog with rated comments based on your criteria for all or just
some of your Posts. This Plugin is constantly being updated with new features, so check
on it often and if there is something missing you want to see, the Developer will
definitely try to help.

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WPReviewEngine. This is a fantastic Plugin which has just been upgraded to Version
5.0. It has a huge list of features which includes a full ratings system for both Posts,
Pages, and Comments. Included templates and an Embedding system that allows the
reviews and comparison tables to be included into any Wordpress Blog. It also includes a
great Link Cloaking feature which is quasi-integrated and it also has a CSV Import
function that allows you to import Datafeeds from your favorite Affiliate Networks. This
Developer is in direct competition with MyReviewPlugin and works just as hard to
constantly upgrade his Plugin. Both tools are very comparable.

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CommentPig. Not a Review Plugin, but a very powerful software for adding Comments
to your Auto Blogs based on the Tags and Keywords in your Posts. You can pull
Comments via YouTube, Twitter, Yahoo Answers, FriendFeed, and from Database
sources you create or outsource for very powerful auto Commenting to make your blog
look active to users and the Search Engines. A first rate auto Blogging tool.



Auto Blog Posting Software Tools
The following software tools are both Windows Desktop Software tools. Both will
Post to Wordpress Blogs and Blogger.com. Both tools will Post Articles from your
Hard Drive right to the Blog you choose on a Schedule that you set. That is where
the similarities end.



Blog Hatter. Blog Hatter is a very user friendly software tool that reminds me a lot of
Windows Live Writer. It is much better for manipulating 1000’s of Articles or PLR
Articles at a time on your Desktop. You can spin content, Add Video and Images from
Multiple locations on the web and your computer and you can easily set a schedule where
it posts to Blogger.com Blogs and your Wordpress Auto Blogs completely on Autopilot.
A great software tool.

WebMagnates Auto Blogging Software. This Auto Blogging Software isn’t as user
friendly as Blog Hatter but it can Post PLR articles to your Wordpress Blogs and
Blogger.com as well. The thing that sticks out about this software tool is its ability to
pull Full Text RSS Feeds from almost any site and you can see and change the content
before you Post it if you want all on a schedule that you set. Good software for RSS Feed
manipulation.

Advanced Monetization Plugins
The Plugins listed below are built mainly for Monetization purposes and provide
little to no actual content. These Plugins are normally added to other Auto Blog
Plugins or are incorporated into other post content.



phpBay. One of the best ways to show tons of Ebay Auctions on your Blogs, not to
mention integrate with multiple other Auto Blogging Plugins. With it’s templating
system, you have tons of options for implementing auction content into your Blogs which
is Auto Updating based on what you want it to show. You can also purchase phpZON
here at the same site which has almost identical capabilities, but creates fantastic
Amazon.com product listings based on what you want. Both can display everything with
SEO Friendly URLs and Images fully cloaked.

phpOstock. Another Plugin similar to phpBay and phpZON which allows you to
integrate Overstock.com product listings into your Blogs. This Plugin uses Shortcodes
just like phpBay and phpZON and can be added to the content of many other Auto
Blogging Plugins.

ReviewAZON. Built Strictly for the Amazon.com Associates Program, but also
incorporates a very complete templating system which allows you to pull in YouTube
Videos, Ebay Auctions, and Overstock.com products via the phpBay and phpOStock
Plugins. It is great for building Review Blogs because it pulls Product descriptions and
reviews straight from Amazon.com. You can build an entire site with just this Plugin and
many people have. This product also has a very large support forum. Full cloaking and
SEO friendly URLs and Images, plus the ability to be included into other Posting
Templates due to its use of Wordpress Shortcodes.

WPZONBuilder. This Plugin is a cross between ReviewAZON and phpZON. It does
almost everything ReviewAZON does and it extremely capable of putting up quality
Amazon.com Posts. This Plugin uses Shortcodes as well and can be incorporated into the
Content of other Auto Blogging Tools.

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Auction2Post. Similar to ReviewAZON in that this Plugin has the ability to use a great
template system which allows you to incorporate any number of other Affiliate links or
link templates from other Plugins listed here. It is different because it is focused on the
Ebay Partner Network and Auction profits. It is different from phpBay listed below in
that it creates full descriptions as Posts and you can add in or take away any Ebay auction
information you want, plus add in other affiliate products. It auto expires your posts
when Auctions expire and keeps Store items. The best all around Ebay Plugin because
you can incorporate other Ebay Plugins like phpBay, etc. into it’s templates and create all
kinds of options for your Auto Blogs. Full cloaking and SEO friendly URLs and Images.

CompariPress. This Plugin will serve Ads from Amazon.com, Amazon Marketplace,
CJ.com, Affiliate Window, Overstock.com, and Linkshare. Fill in your affiliate
information for each network and the individual Merchants you have relationships with
and then add this Plugin to your Blog for an Instant Price Comparison Tool for your posts
based on your Post content. Works best with Product driven sites of course. Prices can
be updated Daily if you want.

Clickbank Affiliate Plugin. Not a ton of options, but this little Plugin will allow you to
display Clickbank products, targeted to your post content and keywords, as related posts,
products, or whatever you want it to say and you can have them listed with each and
every post you create. The single best way to add Clickbank products into your content.
Simple, yet effective.

Advanced Cloaking Plugins
The Plugins listed below take Cloaking and Link Cloaking to the next level.



WP Link Engine. An Affiliate link Cloaker for your Blog with more Cloaking options
than should be legal. The single best way to add your single affiliate links into Post
content automatically based on Keywords you select. The best part is, you can split test
affiliate links with a single keyword (say 4 affiliate links for different products rotating
on a single keyword spread across 100 post pages). You won’t find a better tool for
Cloaking Links and Hiding the Referrer of your Links on the web.

Eclipse Link Cloaker. A simple yet effective Link Cloaker that will literally Cloak every
link on your Blog minus the ones you select, including links in RSS Feeds. The Links
are not Pretty, but they do get Cloaked effectively. This is for mass use on sites where
you have used an Auto Blogging tool which did not have a Link Cloaker installed.

Wordpress Cloaker. Wordpress Cloaker by itself is not an Auto Blog Plugin, but it
comes bundled with a ton of great Plugins that are just as good, if not better than most of
the Plugins listed here on this page. This Plugin was created by Bumblesoft, the creator
of EZ Empire builder. Wordpress Cloaker will use Keyword Cloaking to push Visitors to
exactly the Post or Page you want them to go to. Imagine that you have a 5000 Post Auto
Blog, but you only have 10 really good converting Posts. You could divert all of the
traffic you receive from the other 4990 Post to those 10 and the Search Engines will
never know it! Then add in WP Scraper which will scrape articles from dozens of Article
directories, WP Tube for YouTube Articles, and WP Feeder for pulling in RSS Feeds.
All have built in WP Spinner capabilities for enhancing the uniqueness of your Posts.
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*Now that we have identified all the Plugins that meet the criteria for creating the
type of Content we want for our Auto Blogs, it is now time to identify other
Monetization methods we can use for implementing on our Auto Blogs. Even
though we have shown a large number of Options for monetization here, there are
many more options that must be explored.


Step 12: Advanced Monetization
While the other Plugins in Step 11 provide valid ways to make money with Auto
Blogging, there are so many more options for making money with Auto Blogs that the
line between Monetization Methods and Advanced Auto Blogging Techniques get
blurred. We are going to start with Some basic Monetization methods here and then
move on to more Advanced at the bottom of the Page.

Header & Sidebar Advertising
Google Adsense

While we talked about everything else, placing Google Adsense Ads on your site is not
just something you “do”. The value of Adsense is well recognized and I have Niches that
receive around $5 per click. You won’t find this in many other Networks. Placement is
important as well as maintaining the flow of your site and content if you want to Profit
with Adsense. That is why if you don’t use a Google Adsense theme which has focused
and integrated Adsense placements, you need to use an Adsense Plugin which will do it
for you. There are a lot of Adsense Plugins out there, but few with they types of options
that Auto Bloggers require.

That is why I recommend this Wordpress Plugin for Adsense:

Easy Adsense - Easy Adsense has a little brother called Adsense Now which is also a
good Adsense Plugin, but Easy Adsense allows you to pick exactly what ads you want to
use and where you want to use them. You can place them in your posts or in your
sidebars, but most importantly, you don’t have to place any code anywhere or cut and
paste, it is all done from a central setting page. You also have the option of not having
Adsense on certain pages that you choose. In fact, I recommend that you DO NOT have
any Adsense Ads on your Home Page. This improves your chances of continued
approval in the Adsense Network upon Manual Review by Google. This Plugin comes
with the Author’s Adsense Code already embedded in the Settings Page, so it is
important to remove it right away. Not to mention, there is also a “sharing” section in the
settings page where it asks you if you want to share a percentage of your Adsense views
with the Plugin Author and you should choose 0%. Make sure you look through all the
options before using. There are a lot. if it is too much for you, just use Adsense Now
instead. Other Advertising Networks can be used with this Plugin as well. Only install if
you plan on using it as your main Monetization method outside of “other” banner
or textual advertising

Better Than Google Adsense

Prosperent. This Network displays ads based on Keyword Searches that come into your
Post Pages. Therefore every time a new visitor comes to your site looking for something
slightly different, they will get served ads that are focused on exactly what they were
looking for. I personally made money with this Plugin instantly as did many Version 1.0
Members who took hold of its use after seeing it in the Members Only Forum. Ads can
be manipulated to meet the size requirements you need and you can actually use the Easy
Adsense Plugin listed above to serve the Ads on your Blogs as well.

Cost Per Action Ads (CPA) Ads

CPA Networks are traditionally hard to get into if you are just starting out, but after you
establish at lease one productive website, you should be able to get accepted in to any
number of Networks.

The best place to get started with CPA Offers is: OfferVault.com

OfferVault is a collection of over 20,000 Offers from several hundred CPA Offer
Networks. The best thing is, its Free. Find Products that are keyword related to your
niche site and then apply to the Network. There are a lot of start up Networks there too
and that might be the way to get in. Most CPA Offers range in Value from $2 per Lead
all the way up to $100 per lead. I have a large amount of offers that Pay an Average of
$35 for filling out a simple form for a Free Trial of a Product. CPA and Personal Service
or Personal Care related Auto Blogs do extremely well with Personal oriented CPA
Offers.

You can serve CPA Ads through a Plugin like the Easy Adsense Plugin above and have
the Ads in your Header or Sidebar, but they work the best right in the top of your actual
content as an aside in the Content itself, and not just a banner.

Banner Advertising
When using Banner Advertising with Auto Blogs, you have to consider that you will
want to create as many Auto Blogs as you can. Why? Because the more you have, the
higher your Monthly Profits will be. Thus you can estimate that over several months,
you could possibly have 100 Auto Blogs or more. Managing Banner Advertising on 100
Auto Blogs is not something that anyone would consider easy or fun to do.

So what is the solution?

The solution is creating Niche Advertising Farms or Zones. Group the Niches together
that would fall into a similar category of advertising. Create as many Ad Zones as you
need, but by doing this, you can easily manage Ads on any number of sites more easily.

How? One tool: OpenX.org

OpenX is a Free Open Source Hosted Advertising Solution. You can download it and
host it yourself, but I don’t recommend it. They keep the software up to date and your
Ads are served very fast from their servers.

The Plan: Create an account with OpenX. Take the Zones that you created with your
Niches and create multiple Zones in your OpenX Account. You need to create a separate
Zone for each Ad Space on your Blogs. 1 for each 125 x 125 Pixel Ad, 1 for each 468 x
60 Ad, etc. With these Zones, you categorize then and add in your sites and link the
Zones. After this you can create Campaigns for each Affiliate Banner you want to
Advertise on your sites. Once you have a Banner lined up with each Zone on each site,
you then get the Invocation Code and place the code in your Banner Plugin Settings on
your sites. You will now be serving banner ads on every site through this Portal. This is
the quick version, because doing this will take a lot of time if you already have 100
Blogs. If you are just starting out, it should be very easy.

The hidden secret to this is that you can list these Zones in the OpenX Market. The
OpenX Market will let Advertisers see that you are getting traffic and serving ads on a
large scale. They will then want to Advertise with you and Pay you for your Ad Space
on your Auto Blogs. Make sure when you are inputting your Cost for CPM that you
don’t make it higher than $1.00 initially. If you are making a lot of money from your
Ads, change this to reflect that. I have some Ads that are making me $3.50 CPM and I
am serving 100,000 impressions per site, for ONE AD!

OpenX has now started serving Ads to the Advertising slots on your Blogs where you
have open slots for ads. They will serve related Ads to your open slots if an Ad has been
Paid for with General Distribution from an Advertiser. You can get paid just for having a
lot of Impressions on your site and open Advertising space. This is a win-win situation.

I Recommend using the OIOPublisher Plugin for Managing this type of Banner
Advertising on your Auto Blogs.

Here is the Video Description of this Step:



In Content Links
Before when we talked about In Content Links, we were talking about SEO. In this
Context, it brings us to what makes the most Money on Auto Blogs and many other sites
on the web outside of standard product oriented websites. Links inside of active content
in Posts. When Visitors to your site read your Content and they see a Keyword Related
link that may lead them to a broader answer to what they are looking for. By using links
inside of content you stand a greater chance of getting someone to Click on it than on a
Google Adsense Ad.

For an Auto Blog, you are not going to add links to each and every Post. Especially if
you are running 100 Blogs, it would be an impossibility. That is why I use the WP Link
Engine Plugin I talked about in the last Step. It is not just a Link Cloaker, but also an In
Content Keyword Linker. You can add Affiliate Links to WP Link Engine in the Admin
Section of your Blog. Then, when you are adding the Links, you choose specific
Keywords that you want replaced in your Post’s content across your site. If you have a
targeted Niche, keep your Affiliate Promotion Targeted as well and attempt to provide a
quality Product or Service in your Affiliate Links. Only If you use 5-6 Affiliate Links
with 4-5 Keyword variations each, you can cover your Blog quite effectively. Some
Niches might only have 2-3 Products you can promote. Some only 1. This is fine.
Targeted and focused Affiliate Promotions work just as well as all of our other
Targeting. Just be sure to keep the amount of Keyword Link displays per page down to
between 1 and 2 for each Keyword because you don’t want to oversaturate your content
with links. Adjust as required.

For Example: I have a Marketing Auto Blog focused on Blogging. I add 4-5 Make
Money Blogging Links (from Clickbank products) into Keywords into WP Link Engine.
These Links get clicked on and might convert 2-3 times per month at 50% Commissions
which for these products are $40 each. My Auto Blogging average for the month on this
blog with 3 Sales is $120. With multiple Auto Blogs you can see how this would make a
lot of Money. The same concept applies to the CPA Ads in the other section above. Not
a ton of Sales, although I have sites with $100 days almost every day right now. It is
possible with this Monetization Method/ Technique.

Product Monetization of Information
One of the most common methods of Monetizing an Auto Blog is through the
Monetization of information. What I mean is either Product Information or Information
that has a lot of Related Products. If I have a blog about Motorcycles and Motorcycle
riding (which I have a couple), then I can Mix Content in my Posting Template and
publish an Article with a Video and Picture very easily, then in the same Posting
Template of my Auto Blog, I can add in “Related Products” or something like that. I can
add the Products as Ebay Auction Listings via the Ebay Partner Network, or Products
from Amazon.com, Commission Junction, and the list goes on and on. The key is
though, you don’t want to saturate the page with too many product Ads. I like to have no
more than 10-12 on a Page. Other programs recommend an Ebay saturation approach of
50 Ebay Listings per Post. I don’t think that technique will work anymore with the New
Google Algorithm as every site I tested with this technique was devalued by Google. So
pay close attention. Less is more in this instance. You can use Plugins like phpBay,
phpZON, phpOStock, or just use a single install of WP Robot or WP Mage. There are
limitless options with this Monetization method and you can do everything from using
multiple Plugins to serve one ad each to create a Price Comparison site or you can use a
single Plugin to serve just Product listings from one Affiliate Program. Like I said,
simpler solutions work better. When you get greedy and try to saturate the page, you
have to look at your site and ask yourself if you would Visit the site and Click on
anything.

If you are interested in the Ebay Partner Network, make sure you Read this Before you
Apply for an Account: Getting Accepted into the Ebay Partner Network.



Affiliate Datafeeds
We touched on the use of Affiliate Datafeeds in the last Step. Affiliate Datafeeds are
either XML files or CSV files in which Affiliate Programs populate all of their product’s
information, image location, descriptions, Affiliate URL, Categories, Tags, etc. What is
in each Affiliate Datafeed is different for each program. You can take advantage of
Affiliate Datafeeds in multiple ways.

First, you can use Advanced Auto Blogging Plugins like EZ Empire Builder, CSVPig,
MyReviewPlugin or WPReviewEngine. All of these Plugins have the ability to take
Affiliate Datafeeds and turn them into Posts with modifications by you on different levels
depending on the Plugin of course. You can easily turn a 10,000 Product CSV file into a
10,000 Post Auto Blog. You still have to follow the Blueprint’s guidelines of Course.

The second option is to take Affiliate Datafeed optimized content and place it into your
Auto Blog. Where? It depends on your Niche and your Plan of Action for that Blog.
There are options however like placing code snippets of Price Comparison information
into your Blogs based on keywords and/ or using advanced networks to easily add
Affiliate Datafeed Content to the bottom of your Posts. The options are limitless and up
to your imagination. The only limit is that you must be a member of the Network
providing the Datafeeds to get paid and access these files.

Some of these Affiliate Datafeed Resources are:

  Popshops.com - Will serve Products from CJ.com, Linkshare, ShareASAle, and a few
       more big name networks. Has a Wordpress Plugin.
  Datafeedr - A Datafeed to Wordpress focused service. More Affiliate Networks are
       represented here than at any other site.
  Datafeedfile - A Free Service that offers Affiliate Datafeeds. Very advanced usage
       site. May be tough for beginners.
  GoldenCan – A site builder, but will also aggregate Affiliate Datafeed data for sites.
Services that provide Datafeed type Results with excellent Profitability Per Click:
(Both major Price Comparison Engine services have excellent Affiliate Programs that
have easy to implement Ads that can be manipulated to pull content based on Keywords.)

  Shopping.com
  Shopzilla.com
Implementing Advanced Monetization Techniques
A lot of times it is very hard to find a way to input a lot of the Ad Code and Javascript
that you get from programs that serve Ads like Shopping.com and Datafeedfile and you
wonder how could you possibly add the code into all of your posts without another
Plugin for these specific items??

We will Create our own Codes to Implement these Advanced Techniques.

Shortcoder. The Shortcoder Plugin will allow you to put any kind of code, Javascript,
Ads, Text, or a combination of both into your very own Wordpress Shortcode (Template
Tag). What you can then do it easily add anything you want to any of the Advanced
Auto Blogging Plugins that are in Step 11. You can easily do things like automatically
create a Twitter friendly Short URL or anything. Sound complicated. It is slightly, but
the owner of the Plugin has a great Tutorial and FAQ on his site that can explain it much
better than I can. Make sure you look at the in-built Shortcodes that come with the
Plugin. See the Tutorial here.

*Now that we have gone over the Basic and Advanced Auto Blogging Monetization
Methods, it is time to show you some Basic and Advanced Auto Blogging
Techniques in the next step. Make sure that when you implement these different
monetization methods, you Test them on your Test Blog before you fully implement
them. Test, Test, Test!


Step 13: Auto Blogging Techniques
While we covered some actual techniques for Monetizing your Auto Blogs in Step 12,
the reality is sometimes you just need a couple of ideas to get you started. The important
thing to remember as I have said since the Getting Started Page in the beginning: Go
through this Entire Blueprint first, then go through it again and after that, start building
your Auto Blogs. There is a lot of information here that is crucial to your success and
glazing over the entire Blueprint in an hour and then starting a blog isn’t going to cut it.

That being said, let’s take a look at a couple ways to build your Auto Blogs for
success.



Auto Blog Examples
There are several different types of Auto Blogs. Everyone gets bogged down into
thinking articles, Video, add some ads and I am done. Make Money Now!

Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. What you need to do is look at Auto Blogging
from a different perspective and say to yourself that there is nothing I can’t accomplish
with an Auto Blog.

Types of Active Auto Blogs: (from Basic to more Advanced)

Directory Auto Blogs. Using the DirectoryPress Theme from PremiumPress in Step 7 I
have built an entire Directory Network of Niche Directories. These sites are linked
together. Normally I don’t link any Auto Blogs, but for this Technique I have linked 8
Niche Directories and 1 Main General Directory together. I publish cloaked affiliate
links to the Directories, with the actual Site Name in the listing as the .com, .net, .org,
etc. I average 20-25 new Directory Listings per day from REAL Visitors. All I did was
some minor Forum Surfing in 3 Directory Forums to get started with some signature links
in my Forum Signatures. Then I promoted like normal (Module 4). These sites don’t
make a lot of money, mainly through Advertising and Adsense. Some Paid Listings, but
not much, but they still average around $.50-$4 per day.

Product Listing Sites with Datafeeds. I have 20+ sites that are just Product related
sites. I use MyReviewPlugin with different Themes for different Product Niches (very
tight, small Niches). No more than 100 Posts of Products on each site. I also have used
the ShopperPress Theme from PremiumPress (Step 7) quite a few times as well. All the
PremiumPress Themes work well and have integrated CSV file import if you need it with
automatic link cloaking. The products and listings have associated Ebay auction listings.
I make most of my Money through Ebay on these sites.

Product Comparison Sites. Auto Blogging Price Comparison is easy using EZ Empire
Builder and CSV Affiliate Feeds. 2 of my main EZEB sites are Price Comparison sites
where I list Single Products, then serve multiple listings for the same product from
different sites with phpBay, phpZON, phpOStock, WP Mage CJ.com Plugin, and the
CompariPress Plugin. Configure based on your Niche, Content, and Product Offerings.

Coupon Auto Blogs. Using another PremiumPress Theme, this can be made easy, but
you can also use any Auto Blogging tool that works with Feeds. Having a Product
related Coupon Code site where the Coupons auto expire sounds tough, but with this tool,
you can mix it up. The hidden cost: iCodes Membership You have to register all of
your Affiliate Network IDs and select the Merchants you want to work with. These sites
only work as small niche Auto Blogs with Content categories as well as the Coupon
Codes.

Classified Ad Sites with Ebay Auctions. A very popular Auto Blogging Technique for
those of us who use a combination of the Auction2Post theme which will expire and
delete listings like what would happen on a normal Classified ad site. Each Listing has
“Associated” Listings which are phpBay listed Ebay Auctions in the same category. Use
tight niches on this Technique as well and use Smart404 for your deleted Listings. You
will still get traffic for them, so capture them with the Smart404 Plugin and this
Technique: A2P404Cure I use several themes like this, but the ClassiPress and the
Classifieds Themes are both built perfectly for it.

Personal Help with CPA. Create a self help or personal cure site for almost every
ailment imaginable ad use CPA products that are focused on Help in the Ailment/ Health
industry. Narrow your Niche down once again for the Best results.

Spun PLR with Clickbank Inner Links. As was said on the Previous Page, this
technique, whether you use a Plugin like WP Robot or Spun PLR like I do most of the
time (posted with Blog Hatter from my computer) after Spinning with The Best Spinner.
Easy technique to implement. Keep the ads in your Sidebar to a minimum and keep
focused on good Value added Content.

*These are just a few ideas, but I will be Posting New Advanced Auto Blogging
Techniques Below Once per Month. So stay tuned for More Content.

Video Technique #1:



Now we are done Module 3 and it is time to move on to the Backlinking and Traffic
Blueprint in Module 4. Time to get things going and push some traffic to these Auto
Blogs we have Created!


Step 14: Beginning Backlinking
For Module 4, No Overview is needed. The Backlinking and Traffic Blueprint of
Module 4 begins right away. This is where our Off-Page Optimization begins. Our blog
has been constructed and we have optimized our site and are all ready to Post Content to
the Blogosphere!

As we talked about in the Getting Indexed section of Step 9, at first, getting your site
indexed and into the Google Search Engine is not that much of a challenge. If you find
that you are not getting indexed and you purchased an Aged or Expired Domain, there
might be a problem with it. Remember to use the Google Banned Checker.

By posting your first Blog post to a few of the really meaningful, high PR Social
Bookmarking sites, your site should be indexed fairly quickly. It is important to note that
while our quest for Backlinks begins immediately, we need to be patient. By attempting
to create 10,000 backlinks the first week your site it alive, you could end up finding out
that you killed it by week 2. Be careful. We will take a deliberate approach to Backlink
building that can be 100% automated, yet still take time to setup and execute.

Once your first Post has been Posted and you have submitted your site to those few
Bookmarking sites, it is time to Start building.

Establishing a Foundation
The 2 easiest ways to start building backlinks for your Auto Blog is to create 2 Basic
Pathways back to your site. When we talked about out Off-Site Optimization, we talked
about targeting our Money Pages and Building high value links to them in order to tell
Google which Pages on our site are valuable. When we are beginning, there are not a lot
of Pages to determine value with and even if we know what the Pages are going to be,
those Posts will not all happen at once. So we have to start deliberately with some basic
link building and we will add in a little diversity as well to aid in the process.

You will notice that I recommend a lot of Automation tools for these processes. This is
essential for Time management. The other option is to pay an outsourcer to do
everything for you.

Step 1: Press Releases and Directory Submissions. With these 2 Backlink submission
engines we can quickly get your Domain noticed across a good cross section of the web.
Most Directories and Press Release outlets will only accept your Top Level Domain and
no Inner Pages.

For Directory Submissions, change it up and rotate your Primary and Related Keywords
so that when or if these Links get indexed, Google can then get a good handle on your
site Classification and Categorization right away. Submit to around 300 Directories over
the first 3 weeks of your Blog’s Life. Make sure that all Directories are at least PR4 and
above sites.

Free Directory Submission List

I recommend using Directory Maximizer for High PR Directory Submissions at $.14
each.

For Your Press Release write a general announcement about the New Launch of your
site. Talk it up and make it seem like more than it is. After all you just launched. Press
Releases often get syndicated by a lot of sites, thus you could garner quite a few
backlinks from a single submission. I recommend submitting to around 25 Press Release
outlets with the exact same Press Release. Do not spin it. Use your Primary and Related
Keywords in your Article as well.

55 Free Press Release Submission Sites

I recommend automating this with PressBot. ($29.95 Unlimited Use)

Step 2: Social Media and RSS Submissions. By quickly automating your site’s
Backlinking from your Blog, you will quickly see a return on your investment. Part of
this technique can be done for Free, the other part is purely software based, but I
recommend it. Social Media is a must for promoting your Blog, whether it is through
Backlinks or the Social Buzz channels that bring your site traffic by virtue of your
submissions.

For Submitting to Social Media Sites you will first create a Ping.fm account and then
create an account all 40+ Social Media sites hosted with Ping.fm to include sites like
Twitter, FriendFeed, and Facebook. This Technique will provide backlinks for each and
every Post you create all on Autopilot and it will build your Niche Blog a solid Twitter
profile, FriendFeed Profile, and Facebook Page. By using your Blog’s RSS Feed, you
don’t need any software to do this Technique and the Backlinking is set on Auto as soon
as it is setup.

The Technique:

1. What you have to do first is go to Ping.fm and create and account (it’s free). Make
sure you have an email account created that is just for email from this Technique. Then
you need to make sure that you create an account with each and every site listed with
Ping.fm (there are a few that won’t apply to your blog and you will know them when you
see them). This can be automated by going to the Warrior Forum (Warrior Special Offers
section) or Wickedfire forum and paying the $10-$20 I mentioned above to create all the
accounts for you.

2. Once your accounts are created, go to bit.ly and create a URL shortening account there
(it’s free). While there, go to your account and get your bit.ly username and API Key.
You can not only use this account to shorten URLs, but you can use it to see what kind of
traffic this method is generating for you on a per post basis with it’s nice statistics
interface. You can use the URL shortening service through Clicky if you have chosen to
use them for your Analytics.

3. Next, go to *Twitterfeed and create a free account there. Twitterfeed is a free service
that will take your Auto Blog’s RSS Feed and then Post your RSS Feed updates to
Multiple different Social Media Services like Twitter and Ping.fm on a schedule that you
set. You don’t want to post more than every 2-3 hours on it for each account, otherwise
you might get banned for SPAM from some of the sites, like Twitter, you are submitting
to. When adding your RSS Feed, ensure you select that you will be submitting your Feed
to Ping.fm, not Twitter. In the Advanced Settings, enter your bit.ly username and API
key for your URL Shortening preferences.

*If you have problems with TwitterFeed as they have had issue recently, use TwitterLive
instead. On first look, they appear to only submit to Twitter, but after registering and
going to your account (Free), you will see that they also accept the Ping.fm API for
submissions. TwitterLive actually has a much better interface for use, but its new and I
have not fully tested its reliability.

4. Now your Social Media Submissions are on Auto. Here are a few things to remember
though. You need to create a background and fill in your Profile on Twitter. It helps on
the other sites as well. One thing that might turn off potential “clickers” on Twitter is
that when your Tweets are posted on Twitter, it will say below the Tweet that it came
from Ping.fm. A lot of people do not like seeing Tweets from Ping.fm because they
know it is an auto submitter. What I do in my Ping.fm account is turn off Posting to
Twitter. I then use one of the other services that will Auto Post to Twitter as well.
Identi.ca (StatusNet) is a great choice because they will relay your Post to Twitter
instantly. You have to set this up in your Identi.ca settings though and it is very easy to
link the two accounts in just a few minutes.
For RSS Submissions I still highly recommend using Web Traffic Genius to
automatically submit each and every Post you create to 22 RSS Feed Aggregators for
incredible baseline backlinks and a few relatively High PR sites as well like
FeedAgg.com. Using Web Traffic Genius will not affect your normal RSS Feed as it
creates a new RSS Feed for every single Post you create.

Baseline Complete
Now that our initial Baseline is complete it is time to move on to our Deliberate
Backlinking Plan of Action.


Step 15: The Backlink Blueprint
Now the baseline is set. Your Blog is Auto posting and you may be happy with the
Backlinks that you are building through those very basic Techniques for Getting Started.
I however, always look at a long term Plan for my Auto Blogs that includes using a very
methodical approach to building backlinks to my Blogs and it is the Key, The
Cornerstone, the Reason for my Auto Blogging success. It is all due to this methodical
approach to Backlinks that I am here writing this and you are reading it.

Its as simple as that.

*Now that you are full into Posting Mode on your Auto Blog, it is time to turn up
the heat and work our Full Backlink Plan into action. If you are not at a point in
your Blog’s life yet to have significant Posts that you want to Deep Link as your
Money Pages, then I will want you to skip over the main Blueprint and do basic link
building on the High PR Article Sites listed below.



The Blueprint
I can’t take credit for it though. In May 2009, I was surfing the Web looking for the best
way to create this new thing called a Link Wheel. I was asking a few people in a Black
Hat Forum about it and a guy sent me a PM about this Weird Link Tree Backlinking Plan
that had a weird Algorithm to it.

I bit. When I found it, it sounded good, but like anything else, what sounds good on
Paper doesn’t always translate to success. In this case, I have found that this Template
for Building Backlinks, that I call a Link Tree (doesn’t look like a tree at all) works better
than any Link Wheel.
The original Post with this Technique outlined with this Backlink Plan is here: Blog
Farm Link Strategy Diagram

First: Either Print this diagram out, or pull it up into PowerPoint or some other kind of
Editor that will allow you to write over the Green, Blue, and Gray boxes. There are a
total of 24 Boxes available and you will need to fill in each Box with a High PR Property
that you can add an Article to and then be able to link back to each site that is required.
Not all sites (like Hubpages) will let you do that.

While the Green, Blue, and Gray Boxes are Sites that you are going to submit to, the
Arrows are the Linking structure that you will be required to complete. So it is best to
Map it all out before you get started. It is important that everyone’s Link Tree is different
to keep the Randomization factor High. In doing this Backlink Plan, you are actually
completing to Random Link Networks for your Blog.

*What the Link Tree Outline Represents:

Green Buttons are the backbone. They receive links from everywhere and are
interlinked in a way that is virtually undetectable by algorithms. It’s called a
Hamiltonian Path which is an NP-Complete problem. An NP-Complete problem is a
problem that there’s no known exact algorithm to compute it, only approximates can be
used. Keep in mind that because of some links going from the Green buttons into Blue
ones, it kinda breaks the perfect Hamiltonian path, but if we weren’t to do that we would
be left without further diversification and the benefits that the Blue (and Gray) buttons
give us.

Blue buttons are secondary sites which further strengthen the Green network, as well as
link to inner pages of our main website.

Gray buttons are fillers that are not linked from anywhere in the network (although they
can be). They provide some more strength for the entire network and act as some kind of
distraction, since they’re neutral (not linked from anywhere).

Yellow arrows represent the links between the Green network.

Blue arrows represent the Hamiltonian Path which carefully directs the juice into the
upper Green button, which should be the strongest site in your network. This website
then links to your Main website.

Red arrows are links to your main website or pages from your main website. (In your
case, these are links to your designated Money Pages. The Posts you want to Rank the
Highest.)

Pink arrows randomly interlink your entire network.

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The Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Version of this Strategy

1. Fill in the Outline with 24 High PR “DoFollow” sites that will allow you to link
this aggressively. Choose from this list here: High PR Submission Sites

2. Identify the 5 Main “Money Pages” you are using for Run #1 of this Technique
and add them to your Outline. *Note the Star is your Site’s Sitemap, you won’t be
doing anything with the Star.

3. Either write 4 Articles or have 4 Articles written that all focus on your site’s
Primary Keyword, yet also include 2-3 of your Niche’s Related Keywords. Use a
Spinner like, The Best Spinner or Magic Article Rewriter to Spin your Articles to at
least 70% Uniqueness. The articles need to be at least 400 Words long.

*Note: Make sure you submit your Four 100% Unique Articles to sites in the Green
Boxes as the Green Network is the Backbone of the Strategy.

4. Take your 24 Articles and Identify where each Article is going to be submitted,
Start your submissions with the Gray Boxes and work your way down each level
until you complete all the links to each site. You will complete each link
requirement to each site using the Primary and Related Keywords that you made
sure were included in your 24 Articles.

5. While you are submitting each Article, ensure you get the URL of the site and
copy it down. If the site has an RSS Feed with your account on it, copy it and create
a running list of your Articles RSS Feeds. *Due to the Algorithm used here, you can
do this in one day without Penalty.

6. Once your linking is complete, you will take the RSS Feeds and input them into
the Mixer at RSSMix.com and create a single RSS Feed of all of your Articles.

7. Now you will go to Pingler.com and Ping the RSS Feed. Do this once every two
days during the first week after your initial submission and then once per week after
that. This has now become the backbone of your Auto Blog’s Linking Power.

8. Go through this process as much as you can with each site as it will continue to
strengthen your Targeted Money Pages with Link Power.

*By this time you should be seeing the results of your first link building effort.



Link Building Randomization
The Plan above may be too ambitious for some of you, but realistically you can outsource
the Plan above very easily by copying and pasting it into an outsourcing requirement at
Freelancer.com or oDesk.com. I have had this done for me for as little as $20-$30 on
oDesk.com. The linking hasn’t always been perfect, so you have to make sure you
follow up on your outsource workers.

It is still quite easy to continue to build backlinks without a sophisticated Plan. The main
thing to focus on is identifying your Money Pages and continue to work the Backlinks to
them. If they hold a Number #1 spot in Google, they will only hold it as long as you have
Backlink superiority and SEO superiority over your competition.

Adding Linking Randomization Past the Link Tree Phase:

You can start working your Way through the list of High PR Submission sites that I
provided for the Backlink Blueprint and continue to use your Primary and Related
Keywords in your Articles that you submit. Spread the Keywords you use around and try
to focus the right Keywords to the right Posts on your Auto Blog.

Continually focus on saving the links for your sites and mixing the RSS Feeds and then
Pinging them on a routine Schedule. This will ensure that the Articles you submit will
get indexed, thus giving value to the Backlinks you are creating. Try not to link directly
to your home page very often outside of Directory Submissions once every couple of
Months to keep building backlinks.

*I can do this entire process with SENuke. Not just submissions, but SENuke will
save all of the RSS Feeds and URLs from my submissions. Then I can easily
combine my RSS Feeds through SENuke, them I can Ping both the RSS Feeds
individually, the mixed RSS Feed I created, and the Individual Submission URL’s
as well with SENuke’s built in Pinger.



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Backlink Automation:

My Personal plan of action for using advanced software tools to build quality links
to my sites and random links to build bulk backlinks after the Link Tree Phase has
Been Completed.

1. I normally do the same thing for each promotion job, and I do exactly as was said
before, I take 4 Articles I would have written for me with a Keyword Density of 2 -3% per
article. I would ensure that all of my Primary and Related keywords were focused on the
exact Posts/ Pages that I need those particular Keywords to Rank my listing in Google.
My Articles will be at least 500 words long.

2. I take these 4 Articles and spin them in The Best Spinner. I auto spin to at least 50%
or more. I do not submit the Spun Articles to GoArticles and EZineArticles. I submit the
original Articles to GoArticles and EZineArticles before I submit anywhere else. Then
after 1 day, I begin submitting to 6-10 High PR sites using SENuke each day. This way
all of my links are not built the same day. I do mass submissions, but I will work on 5-6
different Auto Blog promotions in one sitting. I create a new profile in SENuke for every
Niche I submit to. I also save the RSS Feed and Submission URLs that SENuke
Automatically saves for me. I combine the RSS Feeds into a single RSS Feed using the
tool in SENuke, then I Ping the RSS Feed I created to aid in the Indexing process of the
Articles I submitted.

3. Simultaneously, I have 2 Articles written for me in the format required for the Unique
Article Wizard. The UAW will take your UAW formated articles (because you write a
couple versions to get 1 Article submission. A lot of times I use the UAW friendly
MyArticleExpress and have my articles written for $20 each. You don’t have to write a
lot of articles for the UAW because one article will get sent out to over 900 Sites with
your chose keywords linking back to whatever URL you select. So 1 Article per Auto
Blog is not a bad practice each month if you can afford it as a supplement to your normal
Backlink plan.

4. Once I have my bulk Backlinking done for my Auto Blogs, I use both Directory
Maximizer to post to High PR Directories and I use SocialBot because it is simple, once
in awhile I use Bookmarking Demon, but most of the time now I just use SocialBot to
Spider my sites Posts and then Post to the 50+ Social Bookmarking sites listed there to
keep my Auto Blogs posts up in the Search Results.

This and occasional testing and random submissions keep my Auto Blogs actively
engaged. As you keep identifying Money Pages on your site as time goes on, you need to
continue to promote. It is not a daily thing, but with 100 Auto Blogs and no software
tools, it would be. You have to spend money to make money, that is for sure.



Other Tools to Make These Processes Easy
Content Traffic Monster. One of the most underground programs I have dealt with in
awhile. A friend referred me to these guys and told me it was the best unique article
service ever created. I laughed it off, but of course I tried it. I have to say that this single
service can handle a lot of my article requirements each month by providing articles with
over 90% uniqueness or better with 250 Articles per month. It is a service you normally
wouldn’t believe until you actually use it. The Videos and the Test Blog tell all. You can
literally use these articles to run an Auto Blog if you want to. It is that good.

SERPAssist. This is a program that will be dominating SENuke in a short time, it
literally has everything. It has a built in ability to create Link Wheels of even Link Tree
and then show you the Link Diagram when you are done your submissions. It claims to
have a 100% Submission Rate and so far in my Testing I would have to say I agree.
Submissions are submitted and processed on the SERPAssist Server. I was recently
introduced to this Product by an Auto Blog Blueprint member and after talking to the
creator of the software, he agreed to give Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Members a $20
discount for purchasing through the Link here.

LinkBuilderPro. Not too different from SERPAssist, LinkBuilder Pro is another tool I
had the luck to test recently. The submission process is very easy and you can create
Random link wheels with the Random and Normal Link Templates that it uses to help
you build them.

Backlink Index Express. This great Plugin automates some of the tasks I outlined
before. It Backlinks your Backlinks and ensures that your Article Submissions get
Indexed and much much more from a really unique Plugin.

IndexingTool. Indexing tool is another Wordpress Plugin focused on getting your
backlinks indexed. It does this by RSS Feeds of your Un-Indexed content and cycles it
through your blog posts until each link is indexed in Google. As soon as its Indexed the
link automatically stops getting rotated on your site.

Backlink Blueprint. I have been a member here with the Guys from Commission
Blueprint and IMEYE since the original Commission Blueprint was released. I was a top
affiliate for them and they gave me this Membership for free and man has it grown. You
can literally sit and build backlinks all day long every day with this service if you want to
and you get 3 different places to build links. Outstanding for Just $67 per month.



*That’s it for the Backlink Blueprint. Next we will be talking about maximizing social
networks for our Auto Blogs.


Step 16: Social Media Maximized
Even though we have setup a solid SEO Plan of Action and a coordinated Backlink plan,
there are still 2 very important places were we have to work on maximizing our presence
on the web and the good thing is, we already got started.

When we setup our Ping.fm account in Step 14, we created a way to begin auto posting to
40+ Social Media sites on Autopilot. While this will help us, ultimately there are really
only 2 sites that mean a lot in the big scheme of things:

Twitter & Facebook



Facebook
Facebook is an easy fix. Make sure that the Facebook Page is setup as a Fan site with
open access to the Public. Make sure you put your Blog’s Name as the Title on the Page
and then add a good graphic that represents your Niche as your site’s picture. Ensure that
your Blog Posts are coming through and Posting to your WALL and you are all set.

The only other thing you need to do is to link to it on your Blog via the Sidebar with your
Twitter badge as well. These can be text links or you can use a fancy Plugin that goes
with your theme. The important thing is that you accept friends and when you start, seek
out friends via other Fan Pages. These sites are always looking for a Boost and by
putting your site out there in association with a lot of other sites on Facebook you will see
your Friend List grow almost on Auto. You then do Facebook Searches using your Niche
Keywords and do friend request to all the people who come up. Most will ignore you but
a lot will accept you as well, thus growing your network and visibility, not to mention
that with every friend who accepts you, they will see your Blog Posts going across their
WALL as well.

It is a simple, yet effective advertising technique that can easily be put on autopilot with a
little up front work.

Twitter
Twitter is a traffic machine. It isn’t always a targeted traffic machine, but using the right
tools, you can quickly build a great deal of traffic from Twitter and put it on Auto as well.

You already created a Twitter account for your Ping.fm submissions. Make sure that this
Twitter account has a Profile setup and a Profile picture representing your Niche. You
can also a a Free Background, but its not necessary as this is just a Traffic tool for your
Auto Blogs.

Ensure that your Status updates from your Auto Blog are being posted. If they are, good.
What we need to do next is to get more followers to your Twitter account and to have you
start following.

Create an account at: SocialOomph

SocialOomph allows you to manage multiple Twitter accounts and more importantly,
schedule multiple Tweets if you want to Start a Promotion through all of your Auto Blog
Accounts, your can have every Twitter account associated with your Auto
Blogs managed right there for Free. You can get enhance account functions with a
Membership, but you might never need to unless they put a cap on the number of Twitter
accounts you have there. You can manage and send Direct Messages, clean out your
SPAM and Vet New Followers.

If you want to take your Twitter promotions to the next level, there is really only one way
to do it. You have to have a lot of Followers and you need a lot of Twitter
Accounts. There are great tools out there for automating the process of getting Followers
and Auto Following other accounts. I have been a dedicated user of TweetAdder ever
since it was released.

Once again however, just recently in fact, several of the Auto Blog Blueprint Version 1.0
Members told me about a software tool they were using with incredible results. It is
called: TweetAttacks.

Now what sets this software apart from a product like TweetAdder is it is built as a Mass
Tweeting machine. You can literally use Keywords to identify Tweets currently being
Posted on Twitter and Reply to the Tweet with an Affiliate Promotion. You can also just
Mass Post from your Auto Blog Twitter accounts, but I don’t recommend taking a chance
of getting your Auto Blog Twitter accounts banned. The creator of this software says
there is not much chance of that though since TweetAttacks posts outside the Twitter API
and not through it.

You can still register as many accounts a you want though because TweetAttacks has a
companion product simply called the: Twitter Account Creator

With the Twitter Account Creator you can create as many Twitter accounts as you want
and you can use these accounts for your mass posts, replies, or to use in Auto Blog
Plugins like WP TweetBomb.

One of the other great things about TweetAttacks is that it integrates into your
SocialOomph account and allows you to schedule Tweets and not have to worry about
having the software running on your computer all the time. It is one incredible Twitter
marketing machine.

The Link Posted here with with TweetAttacks has a built in Discount of $20 off the
normal price, just for Auto Blog Blueprint 2.0 Members. You guys asked for it and
I delivered!

Good Luck!


Execute!
Here you are. You finished what you started and you completed the Auto Blog Blueprint
2.0. If this is your first time through, Stop, take a breath and get back in there and really
learn the material now. Take each Step seriously and understand that the overall Strategy
and your SEO Plan Of Action never ends. It is a continuous cycle from Blog to Blog,
and you can see that the only thing that makes this process easier is Automation. If you
had to buy this Blueprint for $1000 and then turn around and buy all the software you
need to buy, it would be an incredible burden to do so and would take a long while to
recoup the investment.

Now, you have an opportunity to take your Life and Profits to the Next Level.

The System
As you build your Auto Blogs, make sure that you create a simple system of going
through each Step while simultaneously working through another Step with another Auto
Blog. In time, you will be able to build an Auto Blog in a day with ease. While you are
building one, you need to be Seasoning another, while you are promoting yet another.

Each of us leads a different life and only You know what your time schedule is like, but
if you don’t Plan Your Strategy and Execute it, this will all just be a waste of time.

Good Luck to All of You!

Thanks.

Mike Johnson

				
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