The WP Mage is essentially a series of tools, designed to automate affiliate marketing, making websites and automating affiliate laden posts at the speed of light. It is an automated blogging system that promises to take all the heavy lifting out of creating and automatically managing the upkeep, so that, in principal, you just have to sit back and reap continuous affiliate commissions. Sounds wonderful, though something seems not quite right to me if it requires absolutely no work after the initial set up. If it sounds a bit like like magic then you might not want to even open the front flap of “the spell book” (instructions). But is it a Monster?
How does WP Mage work?
The WP Mage system is a complete package that features several separate WordPress plugins that automate several tasks. There are three main components to the system – Affiliate Mage, Content Mage and Posting Mage. Its a costly acquisition, at $1200.- $1500. as an up front cost, but once purchased it all works as promised. Select a niche, instantly build a WP site, then click a few things and you are selling affiliate stuff from affiliate networks such as eBay. The automated blogging system spits out pages of content complete with affiliate feeds for products related to the content, and it is done as often as you want – every day if you wish.
This system is made even faster by another part of the tool called CPMage, which even automates the auto-blogging system from directly within the CPanel, allowing someone to streamline the automation. Also included are other plugins and tools that handle the specifics of seo. Plugins include Sitemap Mage and Index Mage as well as a tool called Domain Mage that works with GoDaddy to supply intel to find the domain names for the niches that seem most plausible and profitable.
Who is WP Mage for?
If you are an aspiring affiliate marketer who thinks turning out and then spreading out dozens of websites all at once, the perhaps this is your thing. By the founder, Greg Jacobs’ own admission, it’s really designed for more experienced marketers who understand affiliate marketing. Those new to the table will be overwhelmed, and probably not successful. Those marketers who are dreaming of scaling upwards with dozens of sites hopefully already understand the demand of managing many sites – some of which might work. Creating this type of business is in direct opposition to the normal affiliate marketer who sees a direct benefit to engaging directly with their audience, not robotically.
Does WP Mage Work?
Greg Jacobs rolled out his WP Mage system in 2011 and is still seems to be refining and re-launching versions of essentially the same system, the latest being WPMage Monster. At heart, this system really just steals content from other sites, then converts it through several translations and spews the resulting verbiage into auto generated posts, based on a list of auto generated keyword rich post titles. With the plugins and system tools you can create content at any frequency, along with other borrowed related video content, that tries to fool the duplicate search bots.
Way back when, I bought the system and instantly created a handful of initial sites. They were ugly, but they were up and “working” in no time. What it generated was really nothing to get excited about, though I did receive a quite a lot of warnings from the original owners of the content and asked to take it down. Maybe I didn’t really have a good handle of affiliate marketing at the time, but the whole thing felt like a scam the whole way through. Sure it produced sites that sold things, but it created a whole lot of other unpleasant things, like having sites that needed constant updating and angry emails.
Would I recommend WP Mage?
Definitely not. If it was a system that worked at one time in a pre-penguinian world, that time has long since past. And the internet is a better place now for it. Creating crap, spammy content to sell a few items here and there now seems to me completely disingenuous and very Black Hat. Surely, it would be far better to create content that is helpful and helps people actually make a more informed choice.
That is one of the main reasons that I belong to Wealthy Affiliate. They teach a more honest way to helping customers in the marketplace that is the online world. Content that engages and can be engaged with is, I feel, a much better strategy.
If this has helped in anyway or have any comments please let me know.