Product Name: P1 Traffic Machine
Product Owner: Peter Garety
Advertised Price: $45, $55, $65
What Is It?
Automatically create silo structured WordPress blogs and autogenerate content.
It's my personal belief that silo blogs can be beneficial for SEO, but relying on a software to mass generate websites is not a good business plan. Stealing content from other sources around the web like P1 Traffic Machine suggests is an even worse idea.
Before You Buy
Blog silos, or “siloing” is becoming a hot topic in the world of SEO. And as with any hot topic, here comes the marketers, looking to profit from the buzz.
In a nutshell, blog silos is just a way to structure your website. You have a main topic, and several sub topics. Each sub topic is linked to related articles on your blog, and then (I believe) linked to other sub topics.
The idea behind it is that it gives Google an more obvious signal as to what your website is about, what keywords you should rank for, and the internal linking structure means that Google spiders are able to crawl all of your content.
It may sound obvious, but this SEO technique is aimed at optimizing (duh) your website for search engines.
But what Peter Garety's P1 Traffic Machine software does not only will absolutely DESTROY your SEO, but the sites you create will be essentially worthless because of how they are actually created.
What I Liked
The only thing I actually liked about this product was the menu structure. The main menu of the website was divided into 4 subcategories. When he clicked on a subcategory, you were taken to a new menu structure, and saw subcategories of the subcategory.
I thought the dynamic menu was pretty cool, and having the site organized in this way could actually be beneficial in some ways to the user.
Visitor experience should be carefully considered though, because trying to get back to the original menu, or move from one subcategory to another will be a pain. New visitors will have a hard time figuring out where stuff is or where they just were (without hitting the back button) which could increase your bounce rate.
These are called dynamic menus, and there are a variety of plugins that do this. Testing should be done to find an ideal menu structure for your audience.
What I Didn't Like
The idea of an autogenerated website is just plain dumb. Who the hell wants to read something that was created by a machine?
Marketers like this constantly look for shortcuts to make their job easier, but the end user will always be the final judge of what is worth their time and money. Think about yourself – would you ever buy anything from a website you suspected was software generated? Wouldn't you prefer a website that was created by a real person that you could trust?
But P1 Traffic Machine is just that; it's a machine. Our goal as online business owners is not to have as many sites and as much traffic as possible, it's to make money. I'd rather have a website with 200 visits per day and 10 sales, that 200,000 visits per day and zero sales.
Your keywords are chosen by the software. Though for the video example they weren't bad, can you be sure that they are actually best keywords for your site?
The example shown in the video. The website shown is called bestlifeorganization.com. It's a poor choice of a domain name to begin with, but we can assume it's about organizing your life, or on a broader scale, might be a self-help type website.
So why is one of the main categories of the website “pro-life organizations”? For any non native English speakers reading this “pro-life” is a religious/personal belief that abortions are immoral and should not be legal.
Sure, I could go change it manually, but if I have to change things manually, what's the point of paying for your software to automate it?
This part will simply kill your website. Mr. Garety glosses over the fact that the P1 Traffic Machine “finds content for the silo pages” (his words), meaning that it steals it from other websites. Again, drawing from the example on the main sales page, I went to bestlifeorganization.com
I found that yes, the content on this website was taken from other parts of the web. Here is one example, taken directly (word for word) from Yahoo! Answers.
Google will absolutely NOT rank duplicate content, so you will not get traffic to your website by autogenerated content.
So, if your website is not deindexed or manually penalized for copyright infringement, you will be left with PPC. to drive traffic to it. Remember, with PPC, you will be PAYING for people to click to your website. And each time you pay, this is what they will see:
Yes, on a self help website the first thing your visitors will see will be bananas. Hm. That makes sense (not).
What's The Point?
So after all this auto generating let's say you go back to clean things up. You change the menus to appropriate topics. You spin the content (or better, create new content). You add relevant images, and fix any weird internal linking that may (likely) have happened.
Then what's the point of doing all this automation if I have to go back and change things manually?
I would have been better off taking a couple of hours to plan out the structure of my website and do some research into my niche because that's what real businesses do. Imagine if you automated the inventory and staff hiring in a brick and mortar store? Madness would ensure, you'd lose money, and your business would go belly up.
That won't happen with P1 Traffic Machine. But you WILL be ignored by search engines, and your site will not generate traffic or money.
There is not reason to invest any money into junk like this. A software generated website will always be worse than a human generated one. It will not rank, and will not convert to sales.
It may be appealing to have someone else do all the work for you, but the simple truth is that it's not going to happen. Every time you look at something “easy”, “automated”, and “never been done before”, it will always end in tears.
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