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How To Use 'Free' Content For Blogs

chris72
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How To Use 'Free' Content For Blogs

Hey Guys,

Can anyone explain to me the best way to use 'free' blog content?

As I understand it, you sign up to a service like Free Traffic System or SEO Linkvine Content and they automatically submit content for possible inclusion in your blog right?

I assume this content will have someone else's link attached to it and being an ethical marketer we won't be altering the article or link in any way.....sooooo,

What is the best way to make use of and monetize these free articles?

Chris
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I guess I always assumed people used the free content for adsense blogs.
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chris72
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Ahhh, that'd do it!

Thanks :o)
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faradina
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Another suggestion: monetize the post in the same way that we do Affilobluerint site pages, i.e.
- insert an interesting clickable image with your affiliate link on the upper right
- insert your big fat affiliate text link above the fold
- insert another clickable image, an opt in box, or another big fat affiliate text link at the bottom

The big fat affiliate text links will catch more attention than the built-in links in the free blog content because they are big and fat. And the images will also do so because they are pictures and people love pictures.
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covenantguy
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Can someone tell me if the articles/posts that appear in your blog from Free Traffic System are not duplicate content-or do you have to check each and every one?

If they are duplicate content is there a way to delete the said posts?

Also, can I register my AB site for Free traffic System-as it is only showing pages as per the AB training.
Would that be a good thing to do to build links, and how do you go about it?

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it is not recommended to submit to those sites for content. unlike some of the people here, most of the people submitting to the blog networks don't take the time to spin properly, leaving you with junk content that is not worth the space it wastes on your site.
i have tried running a few of these type of blogs myself, and it was a waste of time., I spent more time fixing the content so that it was readable than it would have taken me to write it all myself.

if you still want to you can go to AMA or SEO linkvine and sign up for the free content account. they have a step by step walk through to add your blog to their network.
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covenantguy
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Thanks James

Didn't know AMA had a free content account. If I had, I wouldn't have wasted my time with this Freetraffic thing.

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yse, ama and seo link vine both. you can add a blog to their network for free. like i said though, most of the content is worthless. I had to rewrite or delete about 8/10 post i got.
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covenantguy
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Most of the AMA content is worthless did you say-or the one I'm talking about?

I know someone who writes well who tried out freetrafficsystm and they got her to number 1 page on Google. She has since stopped because she sees the need for quality articles!
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There are some that see the need for posting quality articles to these sites. Unfortunately most people who use them are too lazy. They use junk spinners that you can't read, if you are human.

if people learned that everything they post online affects their reputation, the web would be much easier to work on. unfortunately most people dont care about their customers. all they care about is milking people for every dime they can and doing as little work in the process.
This attitude leads to crap content being sumbitted to these networks.
I ran a blog on ama just as a test to see how it went. I had 2 criteria to keep a post. It had to read well, and no direct affiliate links.

out of every 20 posts I got, I kept maybe 3. in my mind that is not a good success rate. most of them were due to the content. but a few were because people just slapped an affilate link in there, hoping i would make them sales.

I finally gave up. now i use the blog to post my own spun articles as I syndicate them, building links to my own sites. I occasionally will do posts of other people's articles as well. I don't get massive traffic to the blog, but I do get quite a bit. One thing i did when I started was going in and targeting the posts to really low search and low competition keywords. This way, i dont spend a lot of time building links to the posts, but I still get some decent traffic flowing through it.
i do this with my articles on directories too. instead of posting an article on a directory targeting the same keywords as my site, I target more targeted keywords with less competition, giving them a better chance at ranking highly.
often, I can get some good rankings on them just by running about 300 bookmarks, which I can do in just a few minutes.
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a lot to digest there
ta
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covenantguy
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faradina wrote:Another suggestion: monetize the post in the same way that we do Affilobluerint site pages, i.e.
- insert an interesting clickable image with your affiliate link on the upper right
- insert your big fat affiliate text link above the fold
- insert another clickable image, an opt in box, or another big fat affiliate text link at the bottom


Hi Fara
I've started using the Free Traffic System. I've noted what has been said in the forum about the low-quality content I can expect, but my first article that was posted on to my site by FTS was pretty good. But the author had stuck 3 affiliate links in it. I altered the last one and put my affiliate link in instead. Is this permissible?

Also if I decide to terminate the Free Traffic system so people cannot post on to it, do I lose ALL the backlinks I would have built up previously?
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you need to read the terms of service. most of those sites it is against the rules to alter the links. When I got any with affiliate links i immediately deleted them.

i never used FTS, but I know most of the networks, you don't lose any links that are already posted. they are on sites that are outside the direct control of the network so they cant go in and delete them. again, read their TOS, and see what their rules say.
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covenantguy
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Thanks james

jUst checked their TOS It says"I confirm that I will not delete or modify (manually or with the help of any plugins and scripts) the backlinks, which are created by the FTS users in the articles published on my blog(s) in FTS or the content of the posts. If I delete or amend the backlinks or the content, FTS has the right to switch off my blog(s) from the system or delete my FTS account."

So I guess the worst they can do is "switch off my account". In future I will delete the posts that have more than one affiliate link. I lack links to my site so will tolerate c-r-a-p for a while and hopefully be able to promote Affilorama as an affiliate when they start doing that, and writing my own posts again.
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just as a question, if you are not building links or promoting it in any way, why are you doing it? also, affilorama has an affiliate program already. I have already made several sales to both affilorama premium and affiloblueprint. any affilorama member can promote affilorama. you can even get a link to the free area, and if they upgrade or buy ab within 60 days without using another affiliates link, you get the credit.
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