The advancement in technology and AI-based software tools has proved beneficial in smoothing the work process which otherwise, was time-consuming and mundane when done manually. Automated blogging tools are based on AI technology that assists bloggers in creating content for blogs. The process is simple and has become popular among bloggers in blog writing. Automated blogging involves setting up a blog account and entering important keywords related to the topic. Once this is set, the content gets automatically updated on a daily basis or it can be updated as many times as required by the blogger. In this way, the bloggers are able to save time using this tool. Furthermore, it enables the blogger to include as many topics as necessary, which in turn generates more traffic and, therefore, more revenue. Despite the monetary gain and the convenience associated with the usage of automated blogging tools, there are several drawbacks attached to it. Here are 6 reasons why you should not rely on the automated blogging tool:
The Uniqueness of the Content is Compromised:
You will excel in the field of blogging or writing only if the content you write is original. It obviously requires a lot of creativity and hard work. But at the same time, nothing comes easy. You might be tempted to use the automated blogging tools to generate content for your website, however, you should also remember that these tools do not provide the original content. The automated tool extracts the content from several websites and duplicates other people’s work.The bloggers get the option to edit the content, however, it might entail a lot of alterations and eventually become a tedious task. The blog content that isn’t original does not get enough readership and subscribers. As a result, your blog will fail to attract backlinks and will not rank well on SERP.
The Content is Not Informative:
The basic agenda of any blog is to provide relevant information to the readers. However, content created through an automated blogging tool mostly contains irrelevant information. Since the information included depends on the keywords entered, there is a high probability attached to the automated blogging tool to incorporate random details related to such keywords. Such randomized inclusion of information might provide invalid and doubtful information to the readers, thereby adversely affecting their knowledge about a particular topic.
Risking the Brand Image:
The automated blogging tools extract content from other websites or blogs. Accessing the content of other blog posts without permission from their RSS feed is unethical and in most of cases will be followed by legal proceedings. You might get trapped into legalities which will not only despise your brand image but will also lead to personal humiliation among your readers. It is always better to be cautious while you write because a bad reputation will ruin your career as a writer.There are various ways in which duplicate content generated by automated blogging tools can defame your brand image. Firstly, using someone else’s content without their permission is an infringement of copyright law and for this, you will be accused of stealing someone else’s work. Legal proceedings will be followed and you might have to pay heavy penalties for your actions.In a few cases, the bloggers who come to know that their content has been duplicated might not sue you in court, however, they might ‘name and shame’ you publically. This will adversely affect your brand image and will also add to personal humiliation.
Losing Your Host and Ad Partners:
Many bloggers who find out that their content is stolen often issue the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Once a DMCA is filed against your blog, the host website and the Ad partner like Google AdSense will remove your content and might even ban you from posting content in the future. This can undoubtedly ruin your relationship between the host and Ad partners and ultimately you will lose on the revenue. Furthermore, Google can also recognize if the content posted on your blog is duplicate content. It makes sure that your website is removed or is not displayed on the top of its search results. As a result, the number of visitors or the traffic to your website will reduce thereby impacting the ROI.
The Content is Less Interactive:
The automated blogging tool piles up the content in a random fashion as per the keywords and topics. The content created is not a personalized content as it does not include activities or suggestions based on your experiences. Readers will be disinterested in reading the content if they do not find it relatable and hence, the blog needs to involve the community and should be interactive.
It’s Not All About Money:
Lately, automated blogging tools are used for generating website content to boost the brand’s SEO. By generating similar content with specific keywords, the brand is able to boots it’s ranking on SERP which implies higher traffic. This ultimately generates more revenue. Making money through blogging is not a bad idea but the monetary greed should not overpower the sole purpose of blogging, which is to provide readers with relevant information and a space for interaction. Automated blogging tool might be a blessing in today’s era for the bloggers who are occupied with several other things. However, as a blogger, you should be aware of the consequences of using automated blogging tools. You should not be ignorant of blogging ethics, originality, and community involvement and avoid choosing an easy way of creating content through automated blogging tools.