It’s been quite a while now since I updated anyone regarding my custom site builder script and my experiment so I thought I’d just tell you how it’s been going.
Right, since making my last blog post regarding this experiment I’ve literally done nothing with it. The reasons for this is that I got caught up in other projects (Link Abyss & Easy Article Rewriter Pro) and I also wanted to let the ‘auto’ sites bed into Google and get a little age behind them, even if it was just a few months.
For those not familiar with my project please read the first post in this category. Basically I developed a site building script that allows me to copy and paste in a number of keyword phrases relating to ANY niche I want. The script will then basically find me a relevant article, videos, and useful links etc for each and every keyword phrase. Upon retrieval it will then instantly build the web page making this process fully automated. I wanted to see how Google viewed a website that contained ONLY duplicate content but content that was pulled from various sources. Of course, with the end goal of making money via Adsense or any other form of monetization.
Anyway, it’s been a couple of months or so now and from day one Google crawled the pages within the site and has cached them (see screenshot). This means the pages are within Googles index. For the wedding site, at first my keyword ‘free wedding information’ ranked at no.5. After a few days this keyword dropped into oblivion but is now back on page 1 sitting firmly at no.4. This is with ZERO link building. The only link building I done was a couple of bookmarks to get the site indexed.
I haven’t checked stats and positions for the Cabbage Soup Diet site but I’m pretty sure at the minute it isn’t performing or bringing in much traffic. On the other hand, the wedding site is receiving organic traffic from Google (see screenshot). So the pages are indexed in Google and people are finding the site / pages via Google. This could be interesting. The traffic isn’t a great deal at all yet, BUT with some link building I wonder how much more traffic could be generated?!?
When I first ran the script I added a handful of pages per day for a few days, and no pages have been added since. Maybe if I setup a cron job (scheduled processing of scripts on the server) to add a few pages per day this might also increase traffic and rankings?!
As for the Adsense earnings, so far it has been very little. I think it’s only generated a few clicks. Also, the average time on the site is pretty low. ie – 15 seconds average although some have been on there for 2 – 5 minutes. Both of those are not great results, BUT if the design was improved, and a few tweaks were made here and there then maybe those figures could be increased.
So, what I’d like feedback from you guys (and gals) is… do you think using a script like this could essentially earn money in the long term. Do you think it would be possible to target specific (maybe easy) niches and auto build complete sites with just a few clicks here and there, and eventually earn regular income from them?
A lot of work would need to be done in order to perfect such a system, but does it have scope?? Please feel free to leave a comment below. It would be good to hear your views.
I have included a few screenshots below for you to look at. A future update will be posted when I decide how to process with this experiment, and when I have time to do so.
Ranked No.4 on Google
Cached Pages in Google
Organic Traffic from Google