I often get asked the following question about the Income Blogging Course:
“Does the course cover auto-blogging?”
And the very simple answer is NO.
Auto-blogging does not fit with our principles or approach to making money via your blog.
Within the course we show you how to find your niche, how to optimize your blog, how to create great unique content, how to build your list, how to get traffic, how to build relationships, how to create products, how to write sales letters, how to outsource…everything that is needed to make money via your blogging on-line business without spending 12 hours a day doing it!
What is auto-blogging?
Auto-blogging is a way that ‘steals’ other peoples content and automatically publishes it on a blog.
I’ve come across many sites that have copied my content without giving any credit back to me via a backlink. They basically pretend the content is there’s and I’ve had a few shut down as a result of some copying all my content.
You can read my story here: I Hate Content Thieves
There is no-way I would recommend such activity and our Income Blogging Course certainly doesn’t cover such an approach.
The Google Clampdown
Why am I telling you this?
Well, Google have recently changed their search algorithm (they always are and this one jumped out and I couldn’t ignore it!).
This is what they said:
“We’re evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy others’ content and sites with low levels of original content.”
Want to read that again?
That to me sounds like Google are targeting these auto-blogs.
It may take a few weeks to take effect but at least Google are doing something about it.
I must admit, when I wrote to Google about the sites copying my content, they took it seriously and removed the sites from their search engines.
Hopefully, more such changes to the Google search algorithm will be forthcoming.
Here’s the link to Matt Cutt’s blog post about the Google search algorithm change:
Do you use auto-blogging?
What are your views on this subject?
Please share your views in the comments below.