Building a "Proper" Website

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Hey guys, so I've been wondering what building a "proper" website means. In the forums I constantly hear people talking about don't spam links (Article Marketing Robot??) or don't do this or that but instead to build the website properly. How is using article marketing software different than doing it the longer way? Can anyone give me some guidelines on what SHOULD be done and what SHOULDN'T?

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  • Profile picture of the author playtone
    Great question i was just about to buy Article Marketing Robot and post something pretty much the same as you have covered, i will be watching this thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Have you ever been to a site that has a whole bunch of content and then has ridiculous synonyms inserted in it? Yeah, that's an article spinning software. I am yet to find one piece of software that actually writes like a human being. I'm more in favor of finding quality PLR that can be rewritten by the human hand. It's totally off putting to click on a result and then be taken to one of those sites. I wouldn't want to buy what they're offering, would you?

    I like the idea of building a site over time that offers quality content of value, and that takes the time to engage the reader. Isn't sales all about building the relationship anyway? So definitely take the time to build quality over quantity, you'll find your site will be an authority and you'll get more sales from it. There is no magic button for proper content, that's for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author nlquyen
      Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

      Have you ever been to a site that has a whole bunch of content and then has ridiculous synonyms inserted in it? Yeah, that's an article spinning software. I am yet to find one piece of software that actually writes like a human being. I'm more in favor of finding quality PLR that can be rewritten by the human hand. It's totally off putting to click on a result and then be taken to one of those sites. I wouldn't want to buy what they're offering, would you?

      I like the idea of building a site over time that offers quality content of value, and that takes the time to engage the reader. Isn't sales all about building the relationship anyway? So definitely take the time to build quality over quantity, you'll find your site will be an authority and you'll get more sales from it. There is no magic button for proper content, that's for sure.
      Yeb, I totally agree with Charlotte.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I agree with Charlotte. It's better to find high quality PLR and rewrite it manually than send it through a spinner. No spinning software is completely accurate, so you are likely to get content with improper word usage and grammar when spinning. Rewriting PLR manually doesn't take much longer than spinning if you are a fast writer. Additionally, you could outsource the rewrites if you would like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    Using spinner software that churns out incoherent articles doesn't only put off readers, it will also not encourage repeat visits. This means the main purpose of starting the site in the first place may not be achieved in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author warfore
      What people don't understand about spinning is that it is not "spin and forget". When you spin you still have to tweak the synonyms to make sure they stay in context. You then run through several spun articles to see if they read well. If you don't do this then you get a bunch of barely readable stuff. Good spinning just gives you multiple versions of the same article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda_C
    Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

    Hey guys, so I've been wondering what building a "proper" website means.
    Building a "proper" website is simple. Keep in mind "simple" and "easy" are not necessarily the same.

    A "proper" website is appealing to real live, breathing human beings that are interested in the topic. People who have human reactions and work for their money. So when your target audience finds the site, they say "OMG, this is exactly what I was looking for!!"

    A design that looks clean and professional so viewers don't have to wonder if you're legit... and content that they are looking for so they can stop searching already, thanks to you.

    So, if you're "spinning" content - does the resulting content sound like you have a good command of the English language? Does it read as though it was written by someone who is credible? If you can do that with a spinner, go ahead. If you can't, then edit by hand.

    It's not about the tools you use.
    It's about how you use the tools you have.

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  • Profile picture of the author dhanediesil
    Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

    Hey guys, so I've been wondering what building a "proper" website means. In the forums I constantly hear people talking about don't spam links (Article Marketing Robot??) or don't do this or that but instead to build the website properly. How is using article marketing software different than doing it the longer way? Can anyone give me some guidelines on what SHOULD be done and what SHOULDN'T?

    Thanks!
    That Guy,

    I've said it once, and I'll say it again:

    BUILD ON OTHER PEOPLE'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS. COPY WHAT WORKS.

    Whatever niche you're in, find someone in it who's making money hand over fist and model what ever it is they are doing..

    Don't COPY word for word what they are doing, but use that as your 'guideline'.

    That'll help you get steps ahead of the next person who's still twirling their thumbs trying to recreate the IM wheel (pssst.. I use to be one of those kinds of people).

    Spend less time trying to be brilliant and more time studying what they brilliant have already done.

    They've already done the "heavy lifting" for you.

    Boom!

    Hustle Time,
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayme43
    What's a spinner?

    I prefer simple websites. That's worked best for me. NO FLASH... just clean and simple and to the point.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kecia
      Originally Posted by Jayme43 View Post

      What's a spinner?

      I prefer simple websites. That's worked best for me. NO FLASH... just clean and simple and to the point.
      A spinner is a software program that uses synonyms to replace words in an article in an attempt to make it more unique. What it usually ends up doing is creating gibberish that isn't all that readable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brennan Mack
    I've heard differing reports, but have yet to get a conclusive answer. Is article marketing robot worth it? I'm not even planning to use it to spin articles, but the sheer manpower alone to submit articles to that many directories is staggering if done once, let alone every article. And even if only a few of those directories have a decent PR, it still seems like a huge time saver. Plus, the fixed cost approach is appealing to someone like me, who DESPISES monthly costs.

    Also, another question on this note. Is is worth it to spin articles at all, manually or automatically? I've heard people say things all the way from duplicate content is a myth (not true), to Google will ban all duplicate content it finds (also not true). But I've also heard, and experienced myself a little bit, that Google is "smartening up", and can read synonyms pretty easily. Does spinning articles really get you more links/better links? And if you spin the anchor text of a link, will that negate some of its value?
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    • Profile picture of the author jgant
      When you publish content on your site pretend you have 10,000 subscribers who will receive your post via email or RRS feed. You will publish much better work.

      When I started getting subscribers, I spend much more time writing quality because I know I have a readership and I don't want to lose them.

      1 quality article a week is better than 7 lousy articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    A "proper website" is one that sits on your own domain and has real content on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonk12
    Well, some simple guidelines to follow if you want your site to do well is to publish unqiue content that wasn't spun or auto-blogged. Cloak affiliate links so they don't look like spam. There's no such thing as too many backlinks.

    This list is endless really... but those are a couple easy ones to follow.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author ginak59
    There seems to be two interesting directions here. One perspective, and big thanks to Charlotte for helping me consider this: create quality content ( for me this is content I would actually learn something from ) and build value and trust. The other is to work on understanding strategies for SEO and do what it takes to get to the top of the first page. My big question; can these two things be compatible?
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    The problem with this questions, it's like asking What is quality content, everybody has their own opinion and there is no right answer.

    What is my interpretation of a proper website, a website that serves a purpose, has unique value and delivers content that fits my needs. example: Web development tutorials, from beginner to advanced | Nettuts+

    What is my interpretation of a crap website, a website that is made up of pre-existing content (spun or not) and has no unique value. example: R Site Help | A Community backed by Top Web Design and Development Experts

    You'll notice, one provides original content, the other scrapes content from other websites and is cluttering up my search results with more junk.
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