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Publishing 200 Articles (800k Words) With DraftHorse
Testing DraftHorse bulk publisher on my site, WhatGoesWellWith.com
I’ve been eager to test out new pSEO/bulk publishing x AI tools lately, and DraftHorse recently caught my attention.
I’ve seen a lot of people talking shit about the app, so I decided to try it myself, because through my free trial, I actually got 2 decent articles done, and wanted to try more.
I’ve been looking at BulkPublisher too, but also wanted to try something where you just uploaded all your keywords, and just have it do all the work.
The main difference between DraftHorse and BulkPublisher is that you have more control over your prompts with BulkPublisher.
With DraftHouse, it’s a ‘set it and forget it’ deal, and I’m going to show you how I created 200+ articles in record time.
By the end of this tutorial, I will show you the live website with DraftHorse content, and over the coming weeks, will update you on its search engine response, whether it worked or not, etc.
In this guide, I use SEMRush to find 200 low difficulty keywords, created a list, exported it to DraftHorse, and created 200 articles with over 800,000 words effortlessly, actually, in under an hour (all in all).
If you’ve already heard enough and want to try DraftHorse for free, get 2 articles on the house using my link.
This guide contains 2 affiliate links, I earn a small commission if you end up using SEMRush or DraftHorse.
So, what is DraftHorse?
It’s a bulk publishing tool where you can just add keywords, and have it build you an entire page that targets it.
It does this using AI, and uses a proprietary prompt to fill out content based on your keywords.
The app charges you per ‘Keyword’, and 1 keyword = 1 article, plans start from $2.90/keyword, down to $0.50/keyword.
For this test, I went with a custom plan of 200 keywords, because I feel like I have to put some volume in to get any sort of result.
It simply wasn’t worth getting Starter at $2.90 per article, when I could just pump out 10 articles with my own prompts in just a few minutes anyway.
So now we can write 200 articles for $100, it’s not super cost effective off the bat, and as a direct comparison, BulkPublisher charges around $200 per site, and $0.04 per thousand words with OpenAI API.
What’s the game plan?
I’m going to be using DraftHorse to bulk post on my new site, WhatGoesWellWith.com - a niche site I started building recently.
This key phrase has over 17,000 results, all of which are perfect topics for this type of publishing.
Recipes, recommendations, tips, stuff AI writing tools are good at.
After posting these 200 articles, I’m going to go around and manually add original images to each post using MidJourney.
I’m getting pretty good at these ultra realistic Midjourney images, and I think they will pass for real, this might be the most tedious part of the process.
First things first.
I did some preliminary keyword research on the topic, and that’s how I’ve been able to condense it in this video.
I analyzed the SERP for these terms and found that most of the highly ranked sites have low authority and barely any backlinks, this further confirmed that this is a low competition niche.
I used SEMRush Keyword Magic to create a list of keywords I wanted to target.
In this case, the website is called WhatGoesWellWith, so naturally, I searched for “What goes well with” as my keyword and found 17,000 things to write about.
Added “what” to my Include keywords, this reduced some random fluff I didn’t want to cover.
Then I filtered by Easy & Possible Difficulty and selected 200 keywords, added them to my list.
I chose 200 keywords with a total volume of 45k (this is probably inaccurate), and avg KD of 31%.
I exported the keywords by CSV.
Opened the sheet and cleared out duplicates/shitty keywords.
Copied the keywords into DraftHorse and pressed go 😎
It took about 20 minutes in total for it to produce all 200 articles, off the bat, these articles were awesome.
Each article came out above 4,000 words, full markdown mode, sections, external links, all ready to go.
Next, clicked on Export to WordPress, and before I could even take a screenshot, it was done.
All the posts were imported automatically into my WordPress, and drafted.
Now I wanted to make sure the articles titles, permalinks, and so on, came out nicely, so I used WP Sheet Editor and ChatGPT to fine tune the rest as follows.
These titles were in lowercase, I selected them all and used ConvertCase.com to convert them into Capitalized Case.
And then pasted them back into WordPress Sheet Editor.
Then, because I’m doing a direct kw match domain play, what better than to use my domain to my advantage in permalinks.
While I believe my domain + permalinks aren’t a massive ranking factor, I think will probably still count towards how this site ranks, especially in harder kws.
My idea here is to make the permalink be the “pre” search term, and the permalink be the keyword.
If someone searches for: What goes well with artichokes?
The permalink for that word will be “what goes well with .com / artichokes”
Pretty neat, eh?
So, using the same trick, I select the Title column again, to select all titles, then go to ChatGPT, ask it to create permalinks from the titles, removing pre-text, and give it an example like I did below.
The result was this - permalinks ready to copy paste right into Sheets Editor.
Paste right into Sheets Editor and BAM, perfect titles & permalinks.
Because this was a new site, I wasn’t sure how to structure the categories, so I asked it to do the same for that as well as tags (for now).
That worked pretty smoothly, perfect titles, perfect permalinks, titles, tags, but before we hit publish, there’s a few more things I’d like to do.
Since the site/post title are my kws, I don’t need to optimize my Meta Titles much, but my meta descriptions, even though they don’t matter much these days, can easily get a bump.
First, I think we can generate an excerpt, and use a shortcode to plug that into the meta description, doubling as an excerpt for the site & for Google.
Do do this, I used that same GPT page, I asked to generate a short description for each of the titles and it came out pretty fine.
Update that Sheets Editor aaaaaaaaaaaaaand hit save.
Boom, 200 articles, all in under an hour.
Now’s the actual hard part, going through each post, fine tuning, pruning, adding images, and publishing.
It’s likely that I’ll just publish them all first then hire a VA to add images, but for now, I’d like to see how Google reacts to the site.
Now all that’s left is to submit to the index gods and make a sacrifice to the algo lords.
I will be updating this post as I see results, and will be updating SERP Insiders via email, you can also check this post to see what themes & plugins I used for the site.
Finally, if you’d like to test DraftHorse, you can get 2 free articles by using the link below, disclaimer, it’s an affiliate link, but I actually pay for/use this product.
I also wanted to say, since this is WordPress, I got all my themes & plugins from FestingersVault for just $15, which I’ve covered on ‘how to save money on themes and plugins’.