Jan 222012

I run around 50 blogs.  Around half are fully automated, using RSS feeds, WP-O-Matic and twitter feeds.  The remainder are my “high-quality” sites, which I keep clean and full of original content that I would be proud to call my own.

Building traffic to autoblogs is always a chore.  There are many methods, including link building and posting articles, but I choose to do nothing and just let the sites build traffic organically.

Building traffic organically is SLOW!  Hence this experiment.

There are three tools that I have tried at various points in the past, and I think, that they have worked.  But I never really knew, because I was also trying other things at the same time, so I didn’t have any control baseline.

I’m now starting a new experiment to test these three tools, so I thought I’d share it, and the results, with people here.  I have no vested interest in any of these tools.  I just want to see what works.

The tools are:

  • WP-Syndicator, which automatically posts blog posts to a range of high-traffic sites. 
  • Got-links.com, which is essentially a fully automated link exchange network.  Free
  • Hardlinks.com, a 4-way link exchange network, fully automated, that includes a wordpress plugin.  Free.

I’ve heard good things about all of these, but am also a natural sceptic, so I want to try these and test them before giving you my opinion.

Today is 9th January 2011, and I have taken 2 of my blogs for each of the three tools above, so 6 blogs in total.  All the blogs currently have roughly the same volume of traffic and have Google Analytics set up so I can monitor results.

I will come back in one month and post the results.  If you want to be kept updated please subscribe to the updates using the notifications email box in the top right of the page.

I’d be really interested to hear from anyone that has already used any of the three tools above.

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  2. Hey,

    I checked out got-links.com and it sounds cool but i couldn’t figure out how to use it on a wordpress page. So i couldn’t get it to work 🙁
    Theres no possibility to add pure HTML code and I’m not a programmer to know how to make it work with PHP…

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