Most serious niche bloggers, at least those who make real money, have dozens, if not hundreds, of blogs. If you’re a blogger then you know it takes a lot of work supplying just one blog with constant, fresh content so it seems like it would be impossible to keep up with more than say 5 or 10 blogs, at the most. How do they do it, then? How do they keep up? Those mega-bloggers make all that money online with automated content blogs.
What is automated content?
Automated content is a pretty broad term. Everything having to do with your blog is content, in one form or another, and most of it can be automated to make it easier for you to set up and maintain multiple sites.
There are programs out there that will help you automate everything from keyword selection to setting up the blog to submitting links and bookmarks to submitting articles. It’s all a matter of finding the program that works best for your situation and at a price you can afford to pay.
This bigger issue though is automating your actual blog posts and if you do a search for Automated Content Blogs you’ll find that not many people talk about this – out loud, anyway. Especially not since the Google Panda fiasco.
Almost every website and blog on the Internet has an RSS feed. They may not advertise it, but it’s there. A lot of people, when visiting a blog that they really like, will grab that RSS feed and have the contents of that blog sent directly to their own RSS feed reader or directly to their email. Whenever the blogger posts something new, then, that person is automatically notified of the update.
You can use this same process to pull content into your blog automatically. And you can pull that content from just about anywhere you want – other blogs, article directories, your Facebook feed, your Twitter feed, even Yahoo Answers.
Using plug-ins or software, and choosing specific keywords, you can set up any blog or website so it’s automatically updated on a regular basis. But here’s the problem: that content you’re automatically posting to your blog has already been posted somewhere else on the Web, otherwise it wouldn’t come in on that feed. Which means you’re not posting unique content, which means it’s not going to help your ranking.
So here are three things you can do to make money online with multiple automated content blogs:
- You can use a software or a service like Blog Overdrive that pulls content from thousands of RSS feeds and uses token word replacement technology to make your automated content unique. This means they’ll pull relevant content and then use synonyms to change up the wording. Be careful though. It’s not always as easy as you think to replace words and keep the same meaning – or even make it sound like the same language.
- You can automate everything else – Go ahead and add in your Facebook feed and your Twitter feed and any other unique content you create. You can even add your HubPages, Squidoo Lenses, and other similar content. You’re still using content that’s already found elsewhere on the Web, but it’s your content, it’s completely relevant, and you’re providing a service to your readers by keeping everything near at hand on your blog.
- You can outsource your content – I know, that doesn’t sound quite as easy as just setting up an RSS feed. But look at the benefits:
In order to get quality automated content using RSS feeds from around the Web, content that won’t end up getting you banned, you’re going to have to look for programs that provide quality synonym replacement. You’re going to have to pay for it and it won’t be perfect. If you use your own, off-site content, then you’re really not providing any new information that isn’t available elsewhere and you’re really not helping your rankings.
Eventually, if you’re serious about blogging for money, you’re going to have to consider outsourcing at least part of your content. Everyone does. So keep that in the back of your mind.
With the Search Engines concentrating more and more on quality, informative and unique content, your best bet to make money with multiple automated content blogs is to automate everything you can on your blog – set up, Tweeting, Sharing, bookmarking, link building, keyword selection, etc – and then automate your blog posts as little as possible. If you automate everything else, you’ll have more time to spend concentrating on the textual content and it will be much better quality.