By Chuck Crawford
First of all, there may be some of you that have never even
heard of Autoblogger Pro. So letís examine this new script.
Autoblogger Pro is really a very simple concept. It integrates
itself into a Wordpress blog and then uses RSS feeds from news
sources and blogs to populate the blog with relevant content.
For example, if you want to build a blog that focuses on
ĎMortgagesí then you would simply locate several blog or news
feeds that focus on mortgages and then load them into the
area of the script. Every time the script is executed it will
then pull in the RSS feed from all of the sites youíve
and post them to the blog. In essence, you end up with a blog
that contains highly targeted content, blended and unique
because it comes from a variety of sources. All maintained by
you with the click of a button! (A sample ABP blog can be seen
here: www.dogs.pn )
Let me say this now. I am an advocate of Autoblogger Pro and I
think that itís a fantastic and logical development of the
expected use of RSS feeds. Itís evolution people, and I think
But this morning I was surfing the web and I happened to do a
search for Autoblogger Pro to see what other people were
saying. To my shock and dismay I found many sites screaming
that Autoblogger Pro users are Ďcontent thievesí , Ďcontent
RAPISTSí, ĎScam artistsí etc. I found this very disturbing, so
I researched a few of their websites to see if their content
was in some way being actually stolen. To be honest, I really
had to laugh when I looked at most of their sites. Prominently
displayed on all of them were buttons for their various RSS
feeds, asking for syndication!
What exactly did you expect when you put that feed on your
site? RSS is defined as Really Simple Syndication. So arenít
you asking that your content be syndicated when you put the
feed link on your website??? Of course you are. Either they
too uneducated to understand what RSS is and put it on their
sites without knowing what it is, or they are just ignorant or
naÔve and believe that only a few people with news readers
use the feed.
Thereís a very simple solution for this if youíre one of those
people crying foul. TAKE THE FEED DOWN. If you donít want your
content syndicated, donít put up a feed!
Now there are some responsibilities that must be held by users
of Autoblogger Pro, itís a very powerful script, and there are
options to use it unethically. When syndicating someoneís
content you need to give CREDIT to the source. Remember
term papers in college or high school? You always have to give
credit to your sources. Autoblogger Pro gives you the option
itís configuration to give credit and a link back to every
you get from syndication. USE THIS FEATURE. Itís only right to
give credit where credit is due. If this is done properly, all
of those blogs youíre getting your content from will stay
happy, because they are in turn getting quality links back to
their site, from another relevant site, and that in turn helps
them in their search engine standings. It may even send them
some traffic if your Autoblogger Pro site has some.
Like it or not, syndication of content is what RSS was
for. If you donít like how your content is being syndicated,
donít put up a feed. But if you see the positives for content
syndication youíll understand that Autoblogger Pro sites will
enhance your site, not detract from it. In the long run youíll
be glad to see your content in tons of places on the web!
Till next time,
About The Author: Chuck Crawford is an established expert in
web design, traffic development and website financial
He has been helping people design and develop their internet
business since 1996. This article may be reprinted freely as
long as all links remain active.