What is Auto blogging?
An Autoblog is a content that is automatically collected and compiled from RSS feeds. Autoblogging software mostly works. Blog owners may do nothing more than select specific feeds, set schedules, and select certain options.
Autoblogging software provides the option to include a link back to the original content. Copying excerpts, along with links to original content and copying, is generally considered fair use. However, copying entire articles is illegal as long as the content is in the public domain.
To get around copyright issues and avoid search engine penalties for duplicate content, auto blogging software includes the option to edit content. The software also usually includes a translation tool that can be used to translate foreign content. The feature is used more often, however, to change the material, a practice sometimes referred to as material spinning.
The common method is to translate and then return the content separately from the original language. The result will be different from the original material, but will usually have peculiar grammar and grammar and may not make much sense. Separate content spinning software is also available which has the same effect.
Autoblogging and other methods of making money with minimal effort are sometimes referred to as passive income generation.
History of Autoblogging
Recently, one of our users asked how they could create auto blogs in WordPress. An Autoblog is an automated WordPress site that draws content from other sources and publishes them. In this article, we will show you how to create an Autoblog in WordPress.
Autoblogging refers to information that is automatically scraped (usually via a plugin) and eventually published to your blog. There is no limit to the content you retrieve, which you can include posts, pictures, and other content.
This technique, also known as content aggregation, was a fairly powerful way to create and maintain your blog during the mid-2000s. Admins will simply configure the device of their choice and then sit back, doing minimal work.
Eventually, search engine giants like Google began to evolve, as end-users were seeing more repetitive (or otherwise low-quality) content within search results.
Websites that relied exclusively on auto blogging were immediately removed from search results or pushed into oblivion.
And this, my friends, effectively put autoblogging to rest…
Autoblogging is now more powerful than Ever
To be clear: if you were wondering how to start a blog without ever lifting a finger, I’m afraid you’re not out of luck. You see, the days of slapping a few together and receiving an endless amount of traffic are long gone.
That being said, auto-blogging is indeed very powerful to this day, but only if you put some extra effort on your part.
In fact, today a website adopting aggregation features can be better than ever:
- Google’s efforts have reduced competition in the auto blogging landscape
- Content aggregation plugins are much better
- You can optimize your site by following the rules
These points alone can give you a huge advantage over blogs that don’t rely on auto bogging to do anything – as long as you implement some creativity along the way.
How to do auto blogging
Let’s talk more about the “ongoing efforts” above, and the best ways to make content aggregation work for you.
Option One: Create a hybrid blog that includes original and syndicated content.
Since autoblogs primarily consist of previously published content, you should not expect to receive any organic traffic from Google. Why? Because it normally ranks the original content over its copied counterpart.
Thus, publishing original content will get you organic traffic for your chosen keywords. This can also increase the overall usability of your blog as it neatly strengthens the syndicated portion of your blog.
Option two: Create a purely syndicated website with no original content.
While I personally prefer the first option, there are ways to succeed with blogs that have no original content of any kind. This can include video, images, audio, text or a combination of everything.
Now let’s look at some real-life examples as a means of supporting the above two options.
Creating an Autoblog in WordPress
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the WP RSS Aggregator plugin. For more details, see our step guide on how to install the WordPress plugin.
The basic plugin is free, but for this tutorial, you will need to be paid addons in the Advanced Feed Bundle.
Pricing starts at $ 139 for a single site license with one year of support and updates.
Once you have installed and activated all addons, simply add a new feed source to the RSS aggregator »Add new.
First, you have to provide a title to this feed source, and then the RSS feed URL.
Next, you have to scroll a little in the ‘Feed to post’ section. Here you need to select a post type for the imported feed item.
By default, the plugin will import posts as drafts. If you want, you can publish it.
Be sure to check the box next to the ‘Content force complete content’ option. Using this option, WP RSS will allow the aggregator to fetch the full text of the posts.
It can automatically import images from feed sources and store them in your WordPress media library. It can also bring the first image to the content and use it as a depicted image. You need to set up these options to match your needs.
The new feed source page has several other options. You can review and adjust them to meet your needs.
You can use keyword filtering to import or exclude content that matches certain keywords or tags. You can also add custom content before or after source text.
Click the publish feed button when you’re done.
Now you can go to your posts section, and you will see the imported feed items in your WordPress site.
Repeat the process to add more feed sources if necessary. You can check the status of your feed by going to RSS Aggregator »Feed Source.
Quickly add multiple feed sources to your Autoblog
Connecting each feed source, and configuring them one by one can be a tedious task. Here’s how many times you can add multiple feeds at once using the same settings.
Go to RSS Aggregator »Settings and click on Feed to Post tab. Here you can configure the default settings for the feed to post addon.
These settings will be applied to all feed sources that you add in the next step.
Next, you have to go to RSS Aggregator »Import and Export. Under the Import box, you need to add the name and URL of your feed sources.
Separate name and feed URL with a comma and space. Add one feed source per line.
Then click the Bulk Import button to quickly add all feed sources to your WordPress Autoblog.
All this, we hope that this article helped you create an Autoblog in WordPress.
As you can see, auto-blogging is very much alive – and I speak from personal experience. It only requires a little bit of creativity, especially when it is mixed with the original material.