Launching Your Autoblog

Published by Gerald Kuehn on

In order to make money with powerful, content rich autoblogs, you need to spend time developing targeted traffic campaigns that pull in visitors and boost your search engine ranking for maximum exposure.

One of the most important factors of a successful autoblog marketing campaign is to build quality backlinks that direct targeted traffic to your website.

Not only will backlinks maximize your autoblogs’ exposure, but it will boost your overall search engine ranking as search engines like Google.com assign relevancy based on the number and quality of incoming links.

You can develop backlinks just by participating on relevant forums, or by posting comments on authority blogs, including a link back to your site within the web address area of the submission form. Just make sure that you leave relevant, helpful comments, so that your links remain on the site.

You can also purchase backlinks from marketplaces like http://www.buildmyrank.com

Just make sure that you develop a natural backlink pattern as to not alert the search engines or risk being penalized.

When developing backlinks, make sure that you vary the keywords used in anchor text so that your autoblog is able to rank for various keyword phrases, rather than just one.

In addition, don’t use your domain name or website title, but instead, implement relevant, targeted keywords that describe what your website is all about.

You’ll already rank in the search engines for your domain name, so instead, focus on alternative relevant keywords.

In order to generate quality backlinks, you want to focus only on established blogs that have existing page rank and authority in the major search engines.

You can download this free plugin from:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collection/seo-tools

Another useful plugin for locating quality blogs to help you build your back-link campaign is through the Comment Hut software program.

 

Comment Hut will allow you to enter keywords related to your niche market and then will go to work for you, scouting out blogs that feature “do follow”, meaning that links left within comments will count as a valid backlink.

You can download the Comment Hut software at:
http://www.CommentHut.com

And finally, it’s important to maximize exposure by submitting your autoblogs into popular blog communities.

It only takes a few minutes to submit your URL and by doing so, you’ll be able to increase exposure, while networking with other bloggers in your market.

Here are the top blog communities worth joining:

http://www.BlogCatalog.com
http://www.MyBlogLog.com (make sure to join communities)
http://www.Technorati.com

Final Tip: Make sure to create an account with http://www.FeedBurner.com so that visitors’ to your blog can subscribe to your RSS feed.

Even if your blog is pulling automated content from third party sources, people will still want to receive updates, giving you an opportunity to grow a very targeted subscriber base!

Adding Video

Video is a great addition to a blog. Videos keep a visitors interest and will help you get more traffic. People absolutely love video, and having videos on your blog will no doubt attract more interest.

The best part about it is that you don’t even have to create your own videos! WordPress allows you simply copy the embedding code of any video from YouTube and just put it anywhere on your blog.

Let’s take the example I used earlier, raw food diets, and I’ll show you how to embed a video from YouTube into a blog:

1) Go to YouTube.com and search for videos using your keywords.

youtube-video-traffic

2) Choose the video you want and click the ‘<Embed>’ button located below the video.

3) Choose from the options what you’d like, then click on the embed code to select it and then right click on it and copy it.

youtube-embed

4) Now paste the code into a blog post. Make sure you have the post in HTML view, not ‘Visual’ view otherwise this won’t work properly.

 

Outsource Your Content

Level 1 Writers:
Before you can start to get the bigger name people writing for your site you will first need content and traffic. That is why I like to break up the topic of getting writers into 2 separate levels.

When you first start a site you need people writing for your site who are passionate about the topic/niche and just want to get the word out and be heard. They will most likely have their own blog/site and are looking for exposure.

There are 2 great sites out there that are set up for that exact purpose:
http://www.blogsynergy.com

There is a site that is dedicated to hooking people up who want to write about certain topics to blog owners who need content.

This should be 1 of your first stops to find people who are passionate about the niche you are going after. They are raising their hands and jumping up and down begging people to let them write for their site.

To get started with this site all you have to do is sign up and add your blog to your account. Once that is finished you can start contacting people to write for your site.

http://myblogguest.com

This is an amazing source for getting unique content for your site as well as getting actual authors to write for your site. This site has a slightly different way of offering you content. Hard to argue with a 9K Alexa ranking.

The first thing you will notice is that there is an Article section when you log in with articles that you can add to your site as long as the original author allows it.

 

The way I suggest that you go about getting unique content written for your site is to actually content members of this site and introduce yourself. Tell them a little about yourself and what type of content/writers you are looking for.

The last way of going about finding authors is to find people who are actively blogging about your specific niche who aren’t getting any traffic at all.

These are people who are actively writing about your niche but the problem that they are having is that they can’t get anyone to read what they are writing!

They will latch onto a lifeline if you will only throw it to them! They want traffic and they want people to read what they write! If you can give them that then they will pump out content like crazy for you.

Here is the key for finding great people to contact to write for your blog. You don’t want to go after the bloggers who have a ton of traffic and already have made a name for themselves. Why would they waste their time writing for your site when they can pump out content to their own audience and put money in their own pocket!

You want to find those people out there who are pumping out content that no one is reading. These people are dying for an audience to hear what they are writing because they are passionate about the niche.

A few different ways to find these blogs is to search a few different sites:

http://technorati.com
http://blogsearch.google.com

Once you find a blog that is in your niche that is being updated with content AND has a low alexa ranking is to contact that author and invite them to write for your site.

Quick Tips:
People want to write on blogs that already have traffic. The main indicator of traffic is your Alexa ranking. The lower your Alexa ranking the easier it will be to get people to say yes to your offer of writing for you site.
http://adf.ly

This site will allow you to get 1,000 daily views for $1. Though this traffic is really low quality so don’t except too much.

All you have to do is spend $1 a day and watch your Alexa rankings drop like a rock! The lower your Alexa ranking the better your response rate will be getting started.
To make sure that your Alexa ranking is accurate, install the Alexa Statusbar to your site:

http://www.alexa.com/toolbar

 

Ezine Article Writers:

http://ezinearticles.com
This is the last resource that I want to talk about when it comes to getting your level 1 writers. A lot of people who are passionate about their niche turn to ezinearticles to get traffic to their sites. It is a great source of traffic that very few people know how to leverage correctly.

If you do a search for the biggest topics on this site you will find a ton of people who have lots of articles posted to their accounts about a certain niche.



This entry is part 10 of 12 from Complete Blogging Guide

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