Content Gorilla Video Review
Hi, I know your time is valuable so I’m just going to show you a very quick review of everything you get in Content Gorilla. This is based on a review video that Andrew Fox did, so you’ll see his face there in the bottom corner.
So Content Gorilla is basically a tool that will pull content from several different sources. You can see how many down this column here. Some of them might be additional extras to the basic version of the plugin, you’ll have to see the page when it launches to check that for yourself.
It’s a simple plugin that will just appear in your WordPress site like this. For the initial one-time setup you can see all the different things it will post about, so if you click on Facebook for example, you just have to put in your IDs initially for the services that you want to use.
So when you’ve got that initial setup done, you can just select what you want the campaign for: WordPress, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogger, and that’s what it will post to. In the basic version I think you just get WordPress but that’s plenty. That means you can create your own site.
To create a new campaign as they call it, you put in your keywords here and your categories over on this side. It will create the categories in WordPress for you. Then you tell it how often to post, however many hours or days, so it drip-feeds the content because you don’t want a huge site appearing on the internet all at once, that would be a red flag for Google. Much better to have it drip feeding like this.
Then here you have templates for the title and body of the different types of content that it draws in. Obviously they need different code depending on what you are using. You get that code of course, and the point about having a template here is that you can edit it to make it different from the original source if you want. You can copy and paste the different tags over here that make the title and content come up differently and contain different things. You can go with the default to make it easy if you want, or you can alter it to make your site different from other people’s.
Now let’s look at Campaigns and you can see more about how it works. This site has some campaigns set up already, so we go to Edit and you can see the keywords and categories that it has. The template defines how the content will be pulled or what content will be pulled from the various sources, whether it’s Amazon, YouTube or whatever.
If you go up to Modify Templates, that’s where you can see all of the default templates for the different services and edit them for your site. I think these are the sites that you can post to, other than your own WordPress site. Don’t forget I haven’t seen this for myself yet so I don’t know which services you get in the basic version or whether some of them might be upsells.
Then if you go to Module Templates, that’s what controls posting to your own site. I’m pretty sure you get at least YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo Answers in the basic version. And YouTube is huge right now, since Google bought it you can get some amazing results by having a YouTube video in all of your posts. It’s worth doing that manually even if you don’t get this – just a little tip for you there. But it’s a lot easier with a plugin like this if you want to build a big new site targeting a lot of keywords. And you’ll get training on how to do all of this of course.
So here you can see how it’s posting to a Facebook page automatically. You can see the title, image … over here there’s some Amazon stuff appearing on the Facebook page.
On the next tab this is a WordPress site built by the plugin, this isn’t about exotic pets any more it’s about trumpets. So this has pulled in some content from Amazon. You have the title, the image, the description and an order link which will obviously be your affiliate link. Don’t forget if you promote Amazon products to read their terms and especially you need to check for the current wording of their disclosure which you have to show on every page so you just need to paste that into a widget in your sidebar or footer.
And here we’re back to the exotic pets site which is bringing content from You Tube. So it pulls in the video with its description and a rating. But you could set that up differently to pull in different things, that’s what the templates are for that we showed you before.
So as Andrew says it’s an insanely good plugin that is customizable so your site can look different both to visitors and to the search engines.
See another Content Gorilla video review here.