How to Find New Sources for Auto Blogging Content

Traditionally, auto blogging content was initially sourced from PLR articles, and all it really meant was that you’d upload a number of articles into a scheduler that would then publish them according to your specifications. Since then, auto blogging plugins have come a long way, and nowadays using PLR as a source of content is no longer in fashion – to say the least.

Instead, the recent trend has been to use RSS feeds as a source of content. With so many blogs and websites out there all sporting their very own RSS feeds, you’re going to find that it is quite easy to locate high quality RSS feeds that are chock full with content for practically every niche that you can think of. The advantage of these feeds as opposed to PLR articles is that they’re constantly being updated with new content and so there’s very little risk of you ‘running out’ of content when you’re using RSS feeds as your source.

Even today, RSS feeds are still the most popular source for auto blogging content. However, in recent times there have been a number of new auto blogging techniques that tend to source their content from various other sources. Whether or not these sources are ‘better’ than RSS feeds is still very much being debated, but it is still worth knowing what the future of auto blogging content sources could hold.

Chief among the new sources for auto blogging content is the usage of YouTube as a source. With the rise of video, the internet is positively teeming with tons of fantastic and informative videos and using them on your blog is bound to appeal to your visitors. As such, it should be no surprise that YouTube is being used as a source of content.

Next in line when it comes to new sources of content is definitely Yahoo! Answers. While this may come as a bit of a surprise, the truth is that within Yahoo! Answers there are numerous niche-related questions and taking those questions and the best answer is a great way of providing high quality content that deals with specific niche-related topics!

These are the two main additions to the auto blogging scene. There are others, that use things such as article directories, social media, and even social bookmarks as sources of content – but they aren’t really that popular as of yet.

Who knows what the future holds for auto blogging. Whatever the case, it is bound to be fairly exciting!


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Choose Rare Content as Sources for Auto Blogging

There are two major downsides of auto blogging that you need to be aware of. The first is the fact that your articles are essentially going to be duplicates taken from other sources and thus they aren’t going to rank that well on search engines. On the other hand the second downside is also that since your articles are essentially just duplicates, people who visit your website and recognize this fact may eventually figure that they’re better of just going to the source of the articles – and thus your chances of building up a following is diminished.

One of the best ways around both these problems is to choose rare content as your sources for autoblogging. Nine times out of ten, what most marketers do when they’re setting up their auto blogging sources is look for the best sources within their niche for such articles. These ‘best’ sources are the ones that consistently produce high quality content on a daily basis and very often they end up being fairly famous within the niche as well.

On the other hand, if you were to dig deeper into the blogosphere you will be able to find less famous blogs and sources that do produce high quality content pretty regularly. The advantage of using such sources as opposed to their more famous counterparts is partially due to the fact that such sources are less likely to be duplicated many times over and thus you might actually end up getting some credit for the articles.

In the same fashion, if you use rare content as sources for auto blogging you’ll find that the chances of your visitors already having encountered them elsewhere is going to be lessened. So the readers who frequent your site might actually figure that those pieces of content are original – and will have a reason to continue to visit your site!

Unfortunately, this plan isn’t flawless.

While it can work (and does work) in the majority of cases, the fact of the matter is that for some niches (particularly those that aren’t that popular in the first place), there are only a limited amount of sources out there. In such situations, you’re really going to have little choice but to make do with whatever you have.

On top of that, carrying out the research to find such rare pieces of content can be tedious, which is why many bloggers just figure that they might as well not bother and simply rely on the more famous sources out there.

Whatever your choice may be, at least you’re now aware of the options that are arrayed before you.


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Choosing Between Quality or Quantity with Auto Blogging

One of the very first decisions that you’re going to need to make when you get into auto blogging is whether you want to pursue quality, or quantity. This decision is going to form the foundation of a lot of your decisions to come – so be sure to think about it carefully and understand exactly what you’re choosing between when you do so!

Generally speaking, many people nowadays opt to go via the ‘quantity’ route. This means that they spend minimal time setting up each blog but therefore are able to set up more of them. In turn, this would provide you with more streams of income – and that definitely isn’t a bad thing to say the least.

Furthermore, since quality isn’t so big an issue when you’re pursuing this route, each of those blogs could be populated with a lot of content. Admittedly, it might not exactly be of ‘stunning’ quality, but it should suffice to provide the websites with a necessary boost in terms of traffic. Despite that, you’ll find that blogs that go via the quantity route alone are not able to rank amazingly well on search engines, nor do they tend to generate tons of traffic.

On the other hand, if you opt for quality, you’re going to either need to source your articles from PLRs (and monitor the quality of those), or you’re going to have to monitor the quality of your incoming RSS feeds should you decide to source articles from that option. Needless to say, this is going to be quite a bit of extra work and so you’ll find that setting up blogs could take longer.

As a result, you’re going to end up with less blogs in total, but then again each of those blogs should generate more traffic and rank better on search engines.

It is worth noting that blogs that focus on quality are a lot easier to sell later on than those that simply opt for the quantity route. In fact, your income potential with blogs that focus on quality is going to be a lot higher.

At the end of the day, you’re going to find that your choice here is very much a matter of preference. After all, does it really matter if you have 10 high quality blogs making $200 a month each (for a total of $2,000) or 100 low quality blogs making $20 a month each (for a total of $2,000 as well!). In terms of the profit that you’re able to generate, you’ll find that the bottom line is always fairly similar.

If you like, you could even opt to balance quality and quantity somewhat.

Regardless, you need to make a decision as soon as possible, because as you can see this one decision is going to define your entire approach to auto blogging. Based on your choice, you can then start selecting sources, choosing the software that you’ll eventually use, and actually kick off your auto blogging efforts!


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