I have experimented with various techniques of content automation, also known as auto blogging. Basically it’s just grabbing a snippet of an article, then giving a back link to the original article. Here’s what I found:

  1. It doesn’t work well with technical articles
  2. It doesn’t work well with professional opinions
  3. It doesn’t work well with ideas
  4. It works well with entertainment
  5. It works well with social media

So if you decide to auto blog, consider your sources and consider your target audience and method of outreach.