Article Spinning - What are you thoughts?

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Do you use article spinning? Have you ever? I have never used it before but I just don't see how it it can be a good thing. Your content would be practically the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author vlduffy
    I did not like the spinner that I tried. Not only was the content the same, it came out un-readable. I spent so much time editing it, I could have just written a new article. I do like Quick article pro though. It is like a internet researcher. The info still needs to be put into a logical order, but you have alot of info to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author McManigal
    They are good for several reasons. If you are submitting to hundreds of article directories then you should at least have your anchor text spun don't you think? So Google doesn't think you spammed the directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author showbizvet
    Here's another thread on the topic

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-spinner.html
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  • Profile picture of the author techseol
    Of all the experiments I hv conducted in SEO domain over the last 3 years, the one I found a disaster is article spinning!

    I used this technique on a number of High PR blogs (10+ I hope), I continued for 2 or 3 months and alas..all of them got banned in google!

    Article spinning sucks! Stay away from it!

    Always write for Humans and not 4 machines. I know it takes time but in the long run, you will be more than happy..

    cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author David Wolfman
      Originally Posted by techseol View Post

      I used this technique on a number of High PR blogs (10+ I hope), I continued for 2 or 3 months and alas..all of them got banned in google!
      I find similar voices from other sources.

      Google gets smarter every day and as link farms got banned same happens to artificial blogs created only for the purpose of backlinks. Even if you do get tons of backlinks they have no value and can hurt you in the long run.

      If you do everything with end user in mind you will be fine. Deliver quality for both humans and SE's.

      In the future position in listings will not be determined by links but by the relevance of content, so if you want your site to stay for a while you must do things the right way from the start.
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    • Profile picture of the author Glenn Leader
      My experience is the complete opposite of many. I've
      had Blogger blogs for years, still earning income, using
      nothing but properly spun articles.

      I think the problem for most people is that they want
      to post a lot of spun articles in a short span of time.
      My approach is to post just two or three spun articles
      a week using my automated posting system.

      I fly completely under the radar, and I can get instant
      back links from my Blog empire any time I need them.
      These are valuable resources for me, and they'll never
      get abused.

      You need to understand the motives of some Nay
      Sayers. Many of them have never tried using good
      spinning tools, they just base their opinion on the ones
      others post. Others have only used the crap tools out
      there, you'll never get good results from them, let alone
      great results. The final group of people are writers,
      and they obviously consider article spinning to be a
      threat to their business.

      Does article spinning work? Yes, but you have to use
      the right tools, and common sense too.

      Want proof? http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...tml#post710711

      HTH

      Glenn
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    • Profile picture of the author milan
      Originally Posted by techseol View Post

      Of all the experiments I hv conducted in SEO domain over the last 3 years, the one I found a disaster is article spinning!

      I used this technique on a number of High PR blogs (10+ I hope), I continued for 2 or 3 months and alas..all of them got banned in google!

      Article spinning sucks! Stay away from it!

      Always write for Humans and not 4 machines. I know it takes time but in the long run, you will be more than happy..

      Lol, if your blogs got banned this way it's because of garbage content, not because of the way you got that content. When used properly, article spinning produces articles for human.

      There is no reason for anybody to ban quality spinned content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    I was waiting for someone to talk about this. I never bothered with article spinning. Matter of fact, I thought it was damned crazy idea. Thank goodness you guys have told it like it is on here.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    Article spinning works for some and not for others. Those that claim to have had their sites banned by google due to spinning means you were doing it wrong. Period! Or EVEN placing the spun articles on the same site?! Which is not what it's about.

    The article creation tool I use doesn't spin variations of the same content so the articles vary contextually. If you know what you are doing when creating articles in this manner you can do very well with it. Unfortunatly not many people actually know how to use these tools effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    (Hahaha what a topic. I am just waiting for ones who dislike spinning to offer more two cents...)

    MrLuckyBall, if you have done your research on this forum, you would find that some may feel as if spinning may reduce the quality of the content, wherein it becomes simply "derivative content". As well, a bunch of other arguments that I don't feel like listing, but you get the point there.

    If you think it's worth your time, then make it worth your time and ensure that you are getting the full potential out of doing it, other wise, why even do it? I am sure you understand that anyways, but some people may be making it worth their time.
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  • Profile picture of the author eriktin
    Will article spinning work for you or not? It depends on your self. Any way, try flowing free article spinning services if you're interesting about it.
    http://www.articlespinnertool.com
    http://www.spinprofit.com
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    But don't forget to rearrange keywords and keywords phases after spinning process.
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  • Profile picture of the author UBotBuddy
    Glenn is absolutely correct. That ceiling level is important. WHen I first started building my network I made about 100 blogger blogs. Ten of which had been built slowly the other 90 the fast track. Fast forward...I still have the ten sites. The other 90 wer zapped almost as fast as I had created them. I was adding 2-5 a day. Had I slowed down to 2-3 a week then I would probably still have the vast majority of them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
      Originally Posted by SiteBlaster View Post

      Glenn is absolutely correct. That ceiling level is important. WHen I first started building my network I made about 100 blogger blogs. Ten of which had been built slowly the other 90 the fast track. Fast forward...I still have the ten sites. The other 90 wer zapped almost as fast as I had created them. I was adding 2-5 a day. Had I slowed down to 2-3 a week then I would probably still have the vast majority of them.
      Did you make all your blogs on the same blogger account?
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjid112
    Originally Posted by mrlucky8ball View Post

    Do you use article spinning? Have you ever? I have never used it before but I just don't see how it it can be a good thing. Your content would be practically the same.
    Yes, sometimes I used it. Why? to save my time, when I need to produce a lot of it in one single day. Is it worth enough? Yes, to save my time, at least. But, no, if you are looking for some quality articles. And, absolutely no, when you are 100% depend on it. Even you use article spinning, you still must read it again before you posts it. However, software cannot beat human brain. :rolleyes:

    -Malik
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    If you put them on blogs on the same host account, there are other steps you must take. (Or even different accounts with the same host sometimes.)
    A) robot text that denies access from the main root of the account.
    B)some hosts make a different IP for each domain automatically. Some do not! If yours does not, you need to buy 'dedicated IP for each domain on that account. Otherwise, Google will see your blogs as all just being one large site with a lot of similar content.

    If the spinner you use just changes the common words (uses 'whilst' in place of 'while' for example) spinning is a waste of time. If you use a spinner that takes what is essentially two articles written so that any sentence (or phrase) can be interchanged with any other sentence or phrase in the other article and it still flows well, then you can spin 1,000 articles safely that humans will find easy, interesting and informative reads.

    & like SiteBlaster said, timing is everything. Lol, Common sense and patience go a long way in any business and even further in this one.

    If spinning is something you want to do, I suggest watching threads like this one. You will see a pattern of successful article marketers who use spinner services. (Not all are programs and most of the really good ones are web based. Some of the REALLY good ones have humans that re-write parts of the articles and/or edit results; but can be more expensive.) Eventually you will see who is a good person to PM about where to be spinning your articles safely AND effectively without worry of Google breathing down your neck.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    If spun 'properly' it can work absolute wonders. The best tool? Without a doubt MS Word, use it to develop your content as opposed to using all the other programs that are available on the market. That way, you have a source file that can generate many articles and which can be of quality.

    Articles that I have spun are always checked many times over to ensure that they maintain their quality and add value and not just for backlink value although one shoudl not just rely on spun content all the time, its a fine balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author scfc16
    NO NO NO !!! spun blog articles , won't work ! I prefer original content, that provides organic traffic, and has no risk of being picked up as duplicate in google.

    Cheap - and NASTY !!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      Tried it once when I very first started trying to sell online. Ended up with articles that had to be re-writtten anyway. If you're going to use the same source articles, you're probably better off just re-writing them manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Boy I can see some uneducated people.. No offense to anyone but those of you that just downgrade article spinning obviously have no idea what you are doing and you should not be giving bad advice to others.

    It did not work for you because you used the wrong tool and used it the wrong way.

    Fact is and this has been proven many times on this forum by myself, glenn, and others... Article Spinning does work and it has many uses besides just submitting to article directories.

    This is a few reasons why you spin articles

    1. More publishers will pickup your articles and post them on their blog because they do like fresh content and not the same article that is posted on a million other blogs.

    2. Spinning the article will give you a better chance at targeting other keywords that you may left out of the original.

    3. Having different versions of the article posted on article directories, blogs, and etc looks more professional if you are trying to come accross as an expert in your niche. Posting the same article over and over and over just looks like blatant spam.

    4. Spun articles give you a great chance to create mini blog post, pdf docs, short reports for list building, and etc.. The uses are almost unlimited.

    5. We have no idea what the future holds and if you are posting to 50 article directories and have 50 different versions of your article then you are already prepared for what changes site owners or search engines may make a few years down the road. In otherwords it's best to be safe than sorry, if 25 of those article directories decide they no longer what dup content then guess what all your hard work goes out the window.. Unless ofcourse you was working smart and submitted spun articles.

    Spun articles as I said can be used for far more than just submitting to article directories. but let's look at this anyway...

    Those that say they have no idea what 100 articles on the same subject is used for, you really need to read this and keep in mind the below is only a small example of what spun articles can be used for.

    I can take 1 article and spin it 20 times and then do the following:

    Use 1 to submit to article directories
    Use 1 to create a short report to build opt-in list
    Use 1 to create a video articles to post on How-To video sites
    Use 2 to create a squidoo lens
    Use 2 to create a hubpage
    Use 3 (the summaries) and post to 20 related blogs
    Use 2 to post to my blog
    Use 5 to post to the top 5 social networks that have a blog function
    Use 3 to post to news release sites

    Image what I could do with 100 or 150 .. You see I am provided 100% unique content for videos, squidoo, hubpages and ect .. Not all content is the same as it is spun "PROPERLY" ...

    For those that say they can spot a spun article a mile away I promise you can not when that article is used with the proper tool and is written properly. Those that say articles that are spun have no "feeling" -- Wrong again ..

    I can prove both of the above wrong and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. I can produce articles that have all the feelings you want and you will never be able to tell the original from the spun one.

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author BigRedNotebook
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      For those that say they can spot a spun article a mile away I promise you can not when that article is used with the proper tool and is written properly. Those that say articles that are spun have no "feeling" -- Wrong again ..

      I can prove both of the above wrong and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. I can produce articles that have all the feelings you want and you will never be able to tell the original from the spun one.

      James
      James- I'd love to take that challenge. I'm not saying that I'll be able to tell the two apart, but I'd like to do some compare/contrast with what someone in your position considers a "properly spun" article.

      Care to share a few examples?

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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by BigRedNotebook View Post

        James- I'd love to take that challenge. I'm not saying that I'll be able to tell the two apart, but I'd like to do some compare/contrast with what someone in your position considers a "properly spun" article.

        Care to share a few examples?

        Carson
        Carson,
        I have posted many many times on this subject along with examples and so has Glenn... You see the problem many people have is they used a junk spinner to begin with so the "assume" all spinners are the same.

        Some article spinners are actually human controlled and not some so-called push button magic. When you have a spinner that is 100% human controlled then the articles that are spun are using that writers exact words and not some pre-set database of words..

        World of a difference between a human spinner and a spinner that uses all those {|} with a pre-set database of words. This is why all my articles, you could never ever tell the original from the spun, Because every single word was written by myself as the author and not some machine.

        Personally I really do not feel like looking up those threads if they even still exist. But I posted a small example in one of these threads the other day... It gets to the point where someone really gets tired of repeating themselves over and over...

        James
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  • Profile picture of the author McManigal
    I think people that have bad things to say about article spinning just tried the wrong one and then drew their conclusion from that. You can't just insert your article and then push a spin button to have the whole thing spun in a second by a computer.

    The ones that assist you to do it by hand so that they sound good are the ones you should base your opinions off of.
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  • Profile picture of the author bingitbaby
    When spinning and article make sure it's not just changing a few words. (I think someone said that above lol) But it's true. The article has to make sense when read but should be some what different than the first.

    Remember this, there will be real people reading that article, for that reason alone, make sure the article makes sense and flows well.

    You should not write a sales pitch either. It should give some basic info of what you are talking about (don't give away the farm) and make sense. Then kindly direct them to your website for more important information.

    Write from the heart also.

    Well I got off the subject, but anyway, I hope that helps as well.

    Sincerely,

    Randy Thomas
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by bingitbaby View Post

      When spinning and article make sure it's not just changing a few words. (I think someone said that above lol) But it's true. The article has to make sense when read but should be some what different than the first.
      That is the mistake many make, replacing words with some pre-set database... Thus why many end up with junk articles that sound just like the other ones (assuming they are even written proper to begin with)..

      This is why you write by paragraph, changing the entire paragraph..

      The buzz is that article writing is the thing to do if you are marketing anything on the Internet. It is the number one choice for marketers to bring people to their web sites as one can add a link in the bio at the end of the article. However, not everyone writes articles for that reason.
      The current thinking going around is that writing articles is one of the best things you can do when you are marketing your products on the web. By far this is one of the top choices for marketers to drive extra traffic to their websites, because as an author you can include links in your resource box towards the end of the article. You should take notice though that not all marketers will do article writing for this reason.
      No there is no push button solution and never will be...

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
        It's amazing how many people say that article spinning doesn't work whenever this subject comes up. They might as well say that "marketing" doesn't work, lol. It would make about as much sense.

        If you're doing it incorrectly of course it doesn't work. But if you do it right it works amazingly well. There is a HUGE difference between doing it the wrong way and doing it the right way, regardless of whether you use a software program for the task or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Razor
    If I write my articles myself I dont spin them, I know they are quality and want to keep them unique. However, if I use an outside service for the article I almost always spin them. Quality is going to be lower, so might as well get as many backlinks as I can from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author techseol
    I strongly discourage the use of Article Spinner bcz it can sometimes hurt your Rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author Arizona
    I personally have used article spinning. My opinion is that while yes, it does take time to edit the article, you will definitely end up with many more articles.

    The key thing to remember is that you will need the time to commit to spinning an article. But if you have the passion to write as I do, it really is not that big of a deal and you will not consider it work.

    In the long run, you will end up with many, many more articles and get more traffic if you just take the time to spin articles. I personally like spinning articles and will continue to do it because it has brought me a lot of traffic that I would not have had otherwise.

    Do a search on Josephine Monty and you will see what I am talking about.

    Keep writing and spinning! It really will help you long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    I personally don't like article spinners. Your article basically stays the same other than a few words. I just prefer to write my articles myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by H.Miller View Post

      I personally don't like article spinners. Your article basically stays the same other than a few words. I just prefer to write my articles myself.
      It is obvious you did not read much of this thread.. Ever think that maybe you did not use the tool properly is why it does not work for you ??

      Sorry but a proper spun article does NOT stay the same with a few word changes..

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author warmlikecoffee
    I've developed an article spinner which is in beta right now.

    Video of the software in action can be watched here:
    http://thecontentpirate.com/video.html

    PM me if you would like access to the open beta!
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    I reckon spinning articles in the correct fashion is a fantastic leverage tool.

    There, I vote for it and I don't even have a link in my sig file promoting one.
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  • Profile picture of the author milan
    Nothing works, ever. You should not try to do anything it's all a conspiracy. All the things can only hurt you. Just stay home and do nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    You know, I see how article spinning can work if the user is educated on how to spin the content and then use it properly.

    I have had Glen's install program on my desktop for months and have been approached by others to look at their content spinners.

    The one and only thing that is keeping me from doing it is the amoun of time it seem like it will take to properly spin the content.

    I know you're gonna say I could take one piece of content, spend a couple of hours and then have 50 wonderful articles...but I am having a problem seeing how the 50 different articles would not be duplicate content...i.e. the boy dropped a bucket/the young man fumbled a pail.

    Then there's the obvious issue of using the content. I would have to make the time to publish/syndicate the content either on my own sites or other places online. I don't know if I would be able to do that on my schedule...I'd have to make a drastic change somewhere else to create the time it would take to properly use a spinner.

    I don't know - if there were 25 hours in a day, maybe I could manage it.

    Allen
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Allen, you know what's coming don't you?

      "Just outsource it to the {Phillipines | Third World | India}"

      BTW, I love the half-staff avatar...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Razor
    I dont think article spinners ever hurt your ratings, I think that it is possible that they do not help your ratings, but there is no evidence to support a decrease in rating.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    The question should be whether or not you are putting the "spun" content on your site or on other sites to get backlinks.

    Also, what do you consider being "spun"? I have articles re-written by humans 3 times each, then each paragraph is randomly "spun" together by the program I use. No matter how you read it, the articles make sense and appear "unique" - but they are nonetheless "spun".

    I am talking about using Article Marketing Automation, Unique Article Wizard, Free Traffic System and the like. All of them allow you to "spin" and encourage you to do what I just told you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by jacksonlin View Post

      The question should be whether or not you are putting the "spun" content on your site or on other sites to get backlinks.
      Just wondering what the answer to that question is.

      Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author drwhogoesthere
    Personally I don't spin my articles. I try to write good content and get it out to as many sites as I can. Quality over quantity every time.
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