In SEO Content Is King? Is This True or False?

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So now I've built my website and i have all the relevant tools and software in place and am ready to build my online empire and become a major contributor in order to position myself as an SEO Specialist.
Information is game and providing free information and free advice to user search query around the world is the goal

I have a collection of over 1000 articles related to my niche based website which am still currently working on and manually building back links and social signals for better SERPs

Now these 1000 or so articles don't belong to me and am not the author.
but am very confident in my article spinning ability and also my link building.

IF I WAS TO UPLOAD SPIN AND PARAPHRASE EACH ARTICLE AND UPLOAD IT TO MY BLOG FOR INCREASE THE DEPTH AND PAGES OF MY WEBSITE.

WILL IT INCREASE TRAFFIC?
INCREASE MY SERP?

what are the good and bad benefits of this plan?
#content #false #king #seo #true
  • Profile picture of the author abbystabby
    The plan isn't bad but is it worth getting smashed by google if you get caught spinning you're content? How will the readability of these articles be? If it makes 0 to no sense it doesn't matter if they come out 100% unique. I say this because even if you rank number 1 for you're keyword but you're content offers 0 value then you are pretty much wasting you're time.

    If I were you I'd just write my own content. I don't agree with spinning either, But if you're going to I'd manually spin every single one. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    You're wanting to position yourself as an SEO expert but already have a huge misconception of social signals being a ranking factor. Not to mention the basic questions you're asking us that you should already know the answer to or at least be testing it for yourself.

    I personally don't believe this is a good long term strategy... but only one way to find out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      I fyou are going to sell your services as an SEO specialist, you will be doing your clients a great disservice if you do not understand these ideas. Try them n your own site and record the results before you go about experimenting on the sites of others.

      The internet desperately needs SEO specialists who can help, and you have taken up a great profession, just make sure you know how to help others.
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      • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
        The content does offer a lot of value to the reader.
        It's niched based articles that people would normally pay for.
        And it is very helpful.
        Am sure that you would also find it helpful in one or more ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    I copy that from an article, it answers your question perfectly and I recommend you read it:
    “Content is king!!” How many times have you heard the SEO guru circle jerk spit this nonsense. Just publish a crap load of “high quality” content and Google will reward your website! This is wrong. Links will help you rank higher, not content alone.

    The content movement makes sense if you REALLY understand HOW content can help you GET LINKS. If you write blog posts until you are red in the face you aren’t going to rank! You could post 10 great posts a day but if you don’t add links to the mix you will still sit there and not move in the SERPS.

    The idea behind good content is this:

    1. Publishing quality content gives your traffic something to read every time they come back. If you don’t already have this traffic publishing content alone won’t make them appear out of the sky.

    2. Good content will receive social shares. When people share your content on social media it will attract new people to your website.. you might even get so many people to read your content that other websites start to link to it. This is the kind of link benefit that content can help with.. but only if your website already has huge traffic numbers - Your site still has to be found.

    You see, the whole “content is king” BS works for sites like Huffington Post that already receives millions of visitors a day. These people share the content and they get links built 24/7 from other sites linking to them.

    The same approach for Jim’s car repair will result in NOTHING. They could write 10 blog posts a day and type until their fingers bleed and they won’t see the top of Google. Content is a MEANS to get links.. It isn’t the solution to rank.. Links are.. Links will always be top dog (Hai zso!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
      Am also definitely building tiered Linkjuice for each post.
      I have GSA in my toolbox.
      Just want to get some feedback before running this test.

      And I wouldn't do this for a client. This is just an experiment.
      If it works then it's happy days.
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    • Profile picture of the author kk075
      Originally Posted by Joe Lumbergh View Post

      I copy that from an article, it answers your question perfectly and I recommend you read it:
      I respectfully call BS on that comment since it is 100% untrue.

      On-site analytics are well over 50% of your total SEO score, and you can't have engaged visitors without great content. It works for sites taking a million hits per day and sites that take 10 hits...the traffic alone does not matter as much as what those visitors do after they arrive.
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    Maybe on some long tail phrases only, but don`t expect flood of traffic by buiulding high quality content only, you need backlinks from trusted high quality sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author hunkandrew
    I believe that the SEO content is king only if you value your visitors. Don't use content for the sake of backlinks but for the visitors so that whoever visits your blog may be interested in reading your post and might interact with your content. Google value this thing! So say no to spinning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by Themrernest View Post

    Now these 1000 or so articles don't belong to me and am not the author.
    but am very confident in my article spinning ability and also my link building.


    If you are going to do that you better start reading up on international derivative copyright laws, just in case someone slaps you with lawsuit.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Tim3 View Post



      If you are going to do that you better start reading up on international derivative copyright laws, just in case someone slaps you with lawsuit.
      There's no such thing in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, China,
      Vietnam, Syria, Yemen,......India is a free-for-all--nobody cares there, etc. etc.

      International law is an oxymoron.

      Quality of content hardly matters. Look at the spun, copied, sullied, crapola
      we get on wikipedia....

      Quantity matters, in some respect. First step in becoming at least a quasi-authority site.

      I would skip doing 1000 articles. Perhaps 50 is a better number. You want to make
      an adjunct blog, and do tons there, that's a different story.

      Content was and will never be king. People buy and read all sorts of junk.

      You want to answer a person's question or fill a need. You do that, and enough
      people love it, you have no where to go but up. That's what's king.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        There's no such thing in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, China,
        Vietnam, Syria, Yemen,......India is a free-for-all--nobody cares there, etc. etc.
        International law is an oxymoron.
        Paul

        Yes I agree with you Paul, but at least on the WF we should at least try and discourage ripping off other people's work, which was the point of my post.
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        • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
          I wouldn't call it ripping off.
          I think the word your looking for is copy writing
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Originally Posted by Tim3 View Post

          Yes I agree with you Paul, but at least on the WF we should at least try and discourage ripping off other people's work, which was the point of my post.
          It's called "doing business" in the rest of the world.

          Tons of people here are in Pakistan, India, ....

          There must be a million articles now on that blue dress....who cares who had
          the original? Nobody.

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          • Profile picture of the author nicktyler
            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            It's called "doing business" in the rest of the world.

            Tons of people here are in Pakistan, India, ....

            There must be a million articles now on that blue dress....who cares who had
            the original? Nobody.

            Paul
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            • Profile picture of the author DABK
              Nah! It's black. I know because I have the original on it.

              Paul, I have the original about that blue dress!


              Originally Posted by nicktyler View Post

              It's a Gold dress!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paisajeeto101
    Please don't follow your plan .. Just understand a simple logic. If you start spinning other articles, why on earth would any one follow your site, when they can get that information from somewhere else? When you have quality/unique articles, meaning, you have some valuable information for readers and you promote it on social media, then they will automatically follow you and you will get good traffic. Your plan will not sustain and you will surely get penalized by Google. Kindly avoid it ...
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    What do you mean by spinning?? You mean manually spinning like replacing words with synonyms, something like that? Or just getting the idea of that article and re-write it in another article??
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    • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
      Originally Posted by st0nec0ld View Post

      What do you mean by spinning?? You mean manually spinning like replacing words with synonyms, something like that? Or just getting the idea of that article and re-write it in another article??
      Yes and including synonyms and paraphrase. But mostly using a software to help my spinning. This is after I manually spin the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    I don't think Content is King for SEO, some people has said 1000 words article is good for SEO, but these all should be relevant to searchers those who are searching the right content.

    Spinning articles is a waste of time also you will get penalized. Did you ever searched the spun article in Google if it already exists or not?
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    • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
      Originally Posted by TeKn1qu3z View Post

      I don't think Content is King for SEO, some people has said 1000 words article is good for SEO, but these all should be relevant to searchers those who are searching the right content.

      Spinning articles is a waste of time also you will get penalized. Did you ever searched the spun article in Google if it already exists or not?
      There is a way around this and I researched it earlier on. Am researching every safe route to adjust this experiment. Such as checking for after spin duplicate content on the web.
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  • Profile picture of the author manaskr
    spinning , content will not be accepted by major website and if you want to be a author of other website they will check first before publishing the draft on there website , idea is not bad it's already many folk using but if Google update then chances are less you will be rank because it's not completely white- level seo .
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    Placing links and what content you use in your links is one thing , but most important is How you place your links and where you get your links from ? I would say work on those to get better ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJaswal
    Yes, You can say that, content is the king in SEO. Webmasters and SEO experts have a saying: “Content is King.” It's very true. A website's content, even more so than its products, is what attracts visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Article spinning is not OK. It's immoral too, but that's not the problem. Problem is you can easily get caught by google and you'd be penalized. If you want to succeed with this, you should definitely take the main idea from each article and just write it yourself. Or hire writers to do this for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author solvemyhow
    Well to be very frank, This is not the long term strategy. If you do spinning, you will be caught by google some day. So at that time google will put you in spam and you might can't recover from it any day !
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  • Profile picture of the author mattcarter99
    If I were you I'd just write my own content. I don't agree with spinning either, But if you're going to I'd manually spin every single one. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
      Originally Posted by mattcarter99 View Post

      If I were you I'd just write my own content. I don't agree with spinning either, But if you're going to I'd manually spin every single one. Good luck.
      I plan to spin every single word manually, to make sure it is readable
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  • Profile picture of the author mikfoxx
    Whoa! Good luck on your plan. Hope that google won't find it out, 'coz if they do, worst is; your site will get penalized. In terms pf article spinning, I don't think it's bad though. What's bad is, your contents are still not unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author AravGupta
    I totally disagree with this statement. Links and not content will help you rank higher in google SERPS. Content is a MEANS to get links. The content ranking makes sense if you REALLY understand HOW content can help you GET LINKS. You could post 10 awesome posts a day but if you don’t add links to the mix you will still sit there and not move in the SERPS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben West
    Of course content is king. But of course it is useless on it's own. If you had a shop which had the best products and the lowest prices, but that shop was in the middle of the sahara desert, you would make no money. Same thing applies to content and marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Still SEO content is King. But it has to be more calculous, spam free content, proper grammar and which exactly hits the target audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pdomain
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    The problem with spun content is it places some words that don't fit with the context, and are not used in writing if written by a human.

    For example:

    real estate = actual estate

    and think, if the estate is also replaced with a synonym


    I do see, that spun content is indexed as well, I'm not clear of the indexing rate, but it it doesn't fit with the searchers' query - so it can't be searched or if searched very low ratio would be....
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  • Profile picture of the author voldamort
    just make sure to write the content for the customers and make it in a human readable format and google will also be happy with it .
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  • Profile picture of the author Themrernest
    After reading most of the replies of this post, am little bit half hearted about that idea. lol
    i've built so much tier 1 back links, i dont really want to put all my hard work to waist.
    am building 20-30 links a day and then am going to use GSA to spice it up the tier one links,
    as for the content.
    content is still king, but i think that presentation is also important, so decided to pick a niche based sector from my contents relevant to my site and am going to start presenting these article with some infographic. and am going to try and make it as informative and readable as possible.
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