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How to Manually Spin Articles for Better Quality SEO

You may have heard a lot recently about spinning articles as an SEO tactic.  Well, spinning articles is a relatively new concept, and with a rush to make money selling you spinning tools and spinning services, it’s worth giving you the skinny on this whole spinning thing.

Let’s look at…

  • What is spinning?
  • Why bother spinning?
  • Automated spinning.
  • Manual spinning.
  • My thoughts and recommendations.

What is article spinning?

Spinning is a very simple concept. It means taking a single article and creating hundreds of unique articles from it.

The idea is simple. You have done some research – collected data, gotten quotes, put together some resources – and you have put your thoughts together.  You have spent an hour or two preparing a great article to submit to article directories. But you want to put out hundreds of unique articles, unique content, not carbon copy duplicate content.

That’s what spinning is. Harnessing the energy you’ve put into creating a single article, and creating hundreds of articles from it.  Let me give you a simple example of spinning.  We’ll use the example of an article promoting a blog on Vitamin D supplements.  Let us suppose the original blog post began like this:

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

To spin this post into two articles, you just have to give two versions of one of the words, like this:

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be [spin]beneficial|helpful[/spin] to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

The specific syntax I am using if based on the Free Traffic System, because it’s a tool I use continuously.  Syntax varies from tool to tool, but the idea is the same.  This spinning creates two “unique” articles, each with a slightly different first sentence.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be helpful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

But that’s not very unique.  So, make two versions of another word:

New evidence shows [spin]how|that[/spin] vitamin D might be [spin]beneficial|helpful[/spin] to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

The sentence above is, technically, four different sentences. When this sentence is fed through an article submitter that recognizes spin code, it comes out as four different “unique” sentences at four different article directories or blogs:

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be helpful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows how vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows how vitamin D might be helpful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

The math is simple: two words, each with two options, creates 4 “unique” sentences. OK, that gives four versions of the article, but still not very unique. Try this one:

New evidence shows [spin]how|that[/spin] vitamin D might be [spin]beneficial|helpful|useful[/spin] to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

Two options multiplied by three options gives 6 “unique” sentences.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be helpful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be useful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows how vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows how vitamin D might be helpful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows how vitamin D might be useful to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

One more…

New [spin]evidence|data[/spin] shows [spin]how|that|why[/spin] vitamin D might be [spin]beneficial|helpful|useful[/spin] to [spin]ward off|prevent|fight against[/spin] bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

The concept of article spinning, just to belabour the point one more time, holds that just with this one paragraph spun as above, there will be 54 “unique” articles (2x3x3x3) on 54 websites, each one pointing links back to your website.  And that is juts by spinning the first paragraph.  If you spin throughout the article, you will create so many random versions of the article that you will end up using only a fraction  – which helps make them more unique.

That is spinning in a nutshell

That is also spinning the way the automated spinner tools and scripts spin things.  The problem is, if you really believe you need unique content every place your blog post-turned-article shows up, is that any algorithm armed with a thesaurus (Does Google have access to a thesaurus, can see from a mile away that all these single words are in fact the same.  To the human eye, you have created hundreds, maybe even thousands of unique articles that might appear to be identical to Google.  Indeed, they might appear to be a tricky attempt to make duplicate content look unique.  No big deal if you’re the only one doing it.  But what if enough people – including spammers – are doing it and actually affecting Google’s search results?  How would a thesaurus-armed Google look upon such attempts to fool it?

For that reason, I recommend creating articles that actually are unique – articles that even a Thesaurus won’t recognize.  This means a little extra work (always a trade off between efficiency and quality – yes, I know).

Here are the step we take when manually spinning articles for better quality SEO:

1. Titles are most important. Write unique titles from scratch.  At least 50 of them.  Many are similar, but many are quite different.  Our keyword in prominent in most of them, but not in all

2. The first sentence is pretty important, so I tend to write 3 or 4 versions of it in completely different style – passive, active, first person, third person, etc. (In other words, spin the whole sentence, not just individual words.)

3. Do the same for entire paragraphs. Take a paragraph, then rewrite it so that it is longer. Then rewrite it so that it is two or even paragraphs. Skip this if you are pressed for time, but remember that the more you change the more unique each article will be.

4. At least once in your article, rewrite a long paragraph as a short paragraph followed by a bullet list. It helps to create a few versions of the list, changing the order of the bullets and even removing some of them in some versions. Bullet lists are often the easiest to play around with, because you can change the order of the bullets so easily, or add or remove individual bullets at will..

5. When rewriting a word, don’t always choose a single word as a replacement option. For example…

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be [spin]beneficial|a helpful form of protection|useful – especially for people in warmer climates -[/spin] to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

This gives you:

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be beneficial to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be a helpful form of protection to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

New evidence shows that vitamin D might be useful – especially for people in warmer climates – to ward off bat bites, according to preliminary results of a study in Ethiopia.

Replacing a single word with a variety of different length phrases, changes the word count in the sentence, the paragraph and the article; to some degree, it also changes the article structure, making it more unique than just replacing words with synonyms.

6. When creating options, more is better. In 5. above, the example has three options, much better than two, but not as good as four or five. There is a time versus uniqueness trade-off here, but if you can create more than just two or three options, especially in the first few paragraphs, it helps make your articles more unique.

7. Let’s end with one of the most important places to have variation – your linked text. Vary the pages the links point to, vary the link text, vary the surrounding text. Most article directories give you two links in your resource box, so vary which one comes first.

Nothing I have had to say here should be taken as “The Truth”. This is all a big trade-off, and it assumes that duplicate content pages give less link value than unique content pages.  But nobody know just how unique a page needs to be to make a difference.

Now, a confession.  I planned to spin much of my original blog post on spinning for this post, but in fact, this post is only partly spun – most of this guest post was written from scratch.  Spinning for article directories in a common SEO tactic – but it’s just not appropriate for guest posting, even when spinning a post on “spinning”.

David Leonhardt is an Ottawa based SEO consultant. When not guest blogging he occasionally finds the time to update his own SEO marketing blog. Or you can follow him (Amabaie) on Twitter and most social bookmarking websites.

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  • Soji September 11, 2012, 2:33 am

    Please what about some packages like adsense business in a box that give you over 200 articles on different topics to be used in your blog.Can this work?

  • Saba July 24, 2012, 1:09 am

    Sorry if this question sounds too basic. But when someones says unique article, how does search engines”certify” if a content is unique? I may quote ideas, definitions or sayings from other sources (with or without citations), and these quotes may be universally known or used. Will I be penalized then?

  • Dave April 14, 2012, 9:45 pm

    Thanks for the great article! I’ve been looking into spinning, but o much of the available information on spinning leads to poor quality, spammy versions. These are great suggestions that I’ll implement in my article marketing.

  • Mark July 6, 2011, 5:28 pm

    amabaie,

    I am glad to see that I am not the only person who spins articles.

    One thing is for sure though, manually spinning is the only type that can produce readable content.

    Automated spinners produce nothing but garbage. I have found that if you know what you are doing, it simply work.

    If you don’t know what you are doing, it doesn’t.

    Thanks for the great spin on spinning…;)

    Mark
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  • Jim Spartan February 2, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Your doing it wrong. You don’t spin your own quality articles. You spin your competitors. Change the links to your sites and then submit across the planet.

  • Bukie December 20, 2010, 9:34 am

    This is the best article I have read on the topic!
    I enjoyed all the opinions (even the contrasting ones), and my conclusion is that there is a place for article spinning in SEO land… as long as each article is readable (by humans).
    Thanks for the techniques here David, I’m borrowing some leaves :-)
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  • Biodun December 10, 2010, 10:01 am

    Article spinning is good for search engine optimization as it allows you to change a single article to as many versions as you would want so this gives you much higher chances to get some traffic and link juice.
    However, if you want to build credibility online its not really a good idea, and the quality greatly dependent on the original article
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  • Mike December 7, 2010, 12:56 am

    Great article, I find it difficult to spin “manually” so to speak, just because I get tired of breaking down/rebuilding the same information. Automated is nicer but doesn’t come out right always.

  • Pritam December 5, 2010, 12:43 am

    You need to work very hard in order to spin the articles manually even after automated spinning through software. The quality of the article through software is lower so you have to personally check for many things like grammatical error, flow of article etc.

  • Pavan December 4, 2010, 10:36 pm

    I still don’t understand concept behind Spun articles. The original article marketing was with aim of writing and publishing really great quality “linkable” article so that itself become a very good quality linkback. With spun articles, even if it is done manually, who is going to read them? They’re supposed to burry with other articles and end up in search index. I’d rather do right quality articles submitted to real directories which has reader base. Links will do its job yeah!

  • Icechen1 December 4, 2010, 11:36 am

    Using a human mind to spin is always better than using machines, even if it’s a super computer, it can’t do a job on par with humans in grammar.
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  • Lucifer December 4, 2010, 6:14 am

    A Complete and Detailed Guide on Manually Spinning Articles…i have never tried spinning articles but i guess now i can do it :)
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  • satrap December 4, 2010, 1:18 am

    I am sorry, I juts can’t buy into spinning quality articles. Of course spinning softwares are out of this conversation totally. They just give you a unique article alright, but one that you yourself cant understand it.
    With regards to spinning manually, I just think it takes less time to simply rewrite the article instead of doing all that work using different words here and there. Plus when you rewrite, your article naturally comes out unique and something totally different.
    I mean, I knwo rewriting is spinning in itself, but I would say its a better and more productive spinning.
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  • Ardorm December 3, 2010, 12:54 am

    Hey, amabaie!

    I agree with you that there is nothing wrong in spinning articles. However, I don’t think that the scheme that you have presented is the best.

    It may be fast, but it is not qualitative. I think it is better to write ten articles for a single website, then re-write them in a random order and submit to another website and so on. Of course, it is way more slower then your option.

    But such articles are pretty close to be claimed “original” and they require less imagination and work than writing twenty different articles.
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    • amabaie December 3, 2010, 1:07 pm

      I agree. They are better. I agree. They take more time. That is the big equation. Much like the supply-demand curve we all suffered through in economics class, there is always (almost) a quality-quantity curve when it comes to link-building – and I suppose to most things in life. This blog post is my attempt to provide the ideal point on that quality-quantity curve. It it the ideal point? That is a matter of judgment.

      • Lucian December 12, 2010, 9:20 am

        It is possible that google knows to figure out the differences, based on synonims and still consider it duplicate.

  • Jayant from TheAdMatrix December 2, 2010, 11:19 pm

    I use magic article write licensed version to spin my article to submit unique and different articles but sometime its very hard to spin some of the articles. Moreover the articles has many grammatical error so I have to check manually for each article if there is something like this.
    Spinning articles makes the work lot easier but you have to focus more on the final articles to make it flow with the theme.
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  • Tej Kohli December 2, 2010, 10:14 pm

    Such a great idea about Spinning Articles , Its new term in my blogging career

    • Lucian December 12, 2010, 9:43 am

      I think the idea is to provide quality content, spinned content is still duplicate which add less value to the web. I’m not sure if article marketing is what it used to be with so many people doing it, the article pages that don’t get referenced are useless i think
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  • Lennart Heleander December 2, 2010, 7:17 am

    Hi Amabaie
    I have worked manually using this method for many years with success. So this spinning must I really look over and see what it is. Thanks for this good article.

  • David Spinks December 1, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Sounds like a really sleezy way of creating more posts. I hope google’s algorithm is smart enough to recognize it and block it.
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    • chandan December 2, 2010, 1:00 am

      Ya brother thats completely true, I have recently read somewhere that google no further giving the value to the links that come from the spin article. They said that the article which mean the same of the original article, although it is not duplicate, is no any value.

      Again I used lots of spinning tool before, but now I leave all of them. Better I prefer to make another one article just by rewriting the original article.

      • John Barlowe December 7, 2010, 1:46 pm

        Great addition to the conversation and maybe the most important point… IF Google really does guard against it and offers no value to the copies, then there’s no reason to do. But, does Google REALLY have the ability to do this if the title is different and the copy is switched around? Not sure about that one.

        • chandan December 8, 2010, 1:43 am

          I do not know how much effective of rewrite article in SEO, but if google think as a human beings then obviously it will not give value to the rewrite article.

          • Lucian December 12, 2010, 9:46 am

            I think that the problem is not the content itself, but the page where you will put the article even it is duplicate, spinned or original. If it has no quality and receive no reference then is almost like a dead page. Anyway if you put it to a directory where other 1000 articles are published every day, google bot may not even notice that your link exists.
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      • Zach February 23, 2011, 7:24 am

        For your information my friend, there is no ‘duplicate content penalty’ at all slappped by Google, So even if you post the same copy to multiple article directories, you won’t get penalized. It’s just syndication or republishing of your original article with a link back to your original one or without. And with spinning your article is indexed better. And spinning is not just replacing words with their synonyms to throw out unreadable gibberish, its much more than that. If you want a good spun article you need to spend serious amount of hours on it by spinning the entire phrases, sentences and even paragraphs, and the spinner’s algorithm picks up different versions on each spin and creates multiple copies(even more than 1000).
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  • Rick LaPoint December 1, 2010, 7:01 pm

    Hi David,

    I have some software that helps do this but I haven’t yet tried it out.

    For a niche site I could see spinning, and for that I may give it a go.

    But I would never do this for a flag-ship site, where Reputation is everything.

    Like any tool or strategy, there is a time and place to use or not use, and it’s important to know the difference.

    Rick
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    • David Spinks December 1, 2010, 7:57 pm

      Can you give an example where this practice wouldn’t be sleezy?
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      • Rick LaPoint December 1, 2010, 8:10 pm

        I never said it wasn’t sleazy, I only suggested I might be tempted to use it in some back ally.

        “Psssst. Hey buddy. I can spin that post for you, cheap.”
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      • amabaie December 1, 2010, 8:47 pm

        How is it more sleazy than posting the same identical article to 500 article directories. If anything, you are doing the article directories a favour by giving them content that is a little more unique. The more you spin, the more unique – the more you spin manually, the more unique. There are hundreds of blog posts recommending that you pay off your credit card at the end of the month, written in different words by different people. Is that sleazy? How many blog posts will be reminding people not to drink and drive this holiday season; I suppose the first one would be original, but would all the others saying the same thing in somewhat different words all be sleazy? There are hundreds of articles in hundreds of newspapers across the country that are all worded identically or partially so, based on an AP or Reuters story; should those newspapers simply put a note to “See story on AP website” or “Please visit Reuters website to view story”? If somebody else posts a comment here saying, “I don’t know…this looks a little dodgy.” …would they be sleazy for saying pretty much the same thing as you, with just a couple words “spun”.

        Sorry, but I don’t see anything sleazy about this. This is the reality of getting your message out using the most effective words possible for both humans and search engines.

        • Rick LaPoint December 1, 2010, 9:29 pm

          Repeating the Message isn’t the issue we are referring to. Tricking Google is the issue.

          I wouldn’t use this on my flag-ship site for fear of Google. And, I would much prefer quality backlinks from reputable high PR sites that link to me, rather than dumping the same article on lower quality sites.

          I’m just old fashioned that way.

          What you are talking about works, for sure –I know that from some sites I’ve seen, and tho I envy their PR, when I saw them it was easy to see they were playing games. The site itself usually showed it as well. That’s how I made up my mind not to do it.

          We can go in circles about this for a looooong time :-)

          Rick
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          • amabaie December 1, 2010, 10:18 pm

            I suspect you are not distinguishing between the automated spinning and quality manual spinning (especially if you can see junkie stuff on the site itself). It makes a big, big difference. Just as big a difference between leaving a blog comment that says “Nice post”, or leaving a comment that is several sentences long, addressing a specific aspect of what the post had to say.

            • Rick LaPoint December 1, 2010, 10:30 pm

              Hey Daniel,

              Did I forget to mention this was a great post?

              You present some fine rebuttals.

              I know for sure what you are teaching does work. Your insistence prompts me to take another serious look at the idea for my own site :-)

              Rick
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        • Lucian December 12, 2010, 9:47 am

          The problems is that you don’t add any quality. Think more about adding quality and people will naturally link your and will like your articles.
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  • Dennis Edell December 1, 2010, 5:30 pm

    if all you’re going for is better SEO, and you can get away with it, good job.

    If however you like calling yourself a real writer or blogger, looking for deserved credibility then no. ;-)
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  • TJ McDowell December 1, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Had I been exposed to spinning early on when starting SEO, I probably would have jumped on board quickly. After a few years of SEO, and a few more years of business experience under my belt though, this actually seems like a pretty bad idea to me. In my mind, the most important factor is not whether Google ranks me a little higher after finding hundreds of spun articles. The most important factor in writing ANY content visible online is whether that content sets me up as an expert in my field. That’s where spinning fails the test for me. If someone ran across more than one article stating the same thing just with different words, I would think it would reduce credibility. It would make it look like I don’t have enough to say, so I had to recycle content.

    It could just be me, and everyone has to make the call themselves, but spinning is a no-go for me.
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    • amabaie December 1, 2010, 8:54 pm

      Interesting take, but I must disagree. Have you read all the books from any given motivational guru? They all say pretty much the same thing. And it’s funny how many people who buy the second book do so because they like the first book and expect more of the same. In fact, it strengthens one’s credibility to repeat the same message. Motivational speakers deliver the same speech over and over and over. Some of the introductory words and perhaps a few others here and there might change to suit the specific audience (there are differences between speaking to a plumbers convention and a congress of municipal administrators). There is nothing that enhances one’s credibility as much as repeating the same message with conviction. How do you figure that coming across the same message delivered by the same expert in different words would reduce credibility?

      • TJ McDowell December 1, 2010, 10:21 pm

        I agree that the core message needs to stay the same, but I think that covering the same material in basically the same way again is a bore at least to me.

        Let me give you an example to illustrate what I’m talking about. I’m a fan of Seth Godin books. I think that the last 2 books by Godin I read were Permission Marketing and Tribes. They both had information on how to develop community, but one book focused on leading a tribe with a similar goal while the other focused on getting permission and establishing relationship to build long term buyers. If both books had the same point, I would have been ticked. I probably wouldn’t be reading any of his books after those.

        The bottom line at least for me is that as a reader, I’m after new information. If I wanted the same information, I’d probably just read the same book again.

        Thanks for taking the time to participate in the discussion! Have a great day man!
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  • Bilal Ahmad December 1, 2010, 1:33 pm

    But don’t you think it will take a lot time to apply the code to different words to make different variation. For me it is very time consuming, i don’t know if you can do this in short time instead of writing unique articles.
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  • Steve December 1, 2010, 11:28 am

    As an experiment I gave an article a huge spin treatment. I had whole nested sentences with some variable paragraphs and randomized words. I would have to do about 2 minutes of human edit just to fix anything that sounded “awkward”

    But I was able to post all 10 on the same ezine articles account. I did it as a “see if I could” sort of thing. So you can write a well spun article that is different enough to pass diligent human editors. The problem was it took me about 1o hours worth of work to make this “really” spun template.

    In that time I could easily have written 25 articles from scratch, so It all can be done by hand, but it does take time and consideration to make sure it is really unique enough for a human. The “programs” though…while not as particular, can be a heck of a lot quicker and thought they CERTAINLY need a human edit before even posting to the junkiest site, do a passable job of mixing it up.
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    • amabaie December 1, 2010, 11:39 am

      That is a fascinating experiment. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Andreas December 1, 2010, 10:17 am

    I am really slow writing articles, but even slower rewriting and spinning and existing article, so I decided that I better stick with writing new articles than taking time and rewrite articles.

    • amabaie December 1, 2010, 2:16 pm

      Spinning does take time. The actual writing takes as long as it took to write the original article (like you are writing it twice), and then there is the code, which we can say takes as long as writing again. If you are fast and/or sloppy, 500 spun articles takes twice as long as a single article to write. If you are slow and/or meticulous, 500 spun articles takes 4 or 5 times as long as a single article to write. Think about it.

  • Mani Viswanathan December 1, 2010, 10:01 am

    Interesting concept of Spinning. Will think on giving it a try.
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  • Alex December 1, 2010, 8:29 am

    I actually use a software, but I am doing more then just press a button that says find all synonyms. I rewrite whole sentences, make nested rewrites and even rewrite whole paragraphs that contain rewrites themselves (this only if I have time).

    After all this, and the most time consuming part is to make sure it all goes well together and the article still has the same meaning.

    Funny how google invented article rewriting , because if there weren’t for their duplicate content thingy I don’t think people would have tried that hard to produce unique content from the same article.
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  • Tinh December 1, 2010, 5:20 am

    Actually, many bloggers using software to do this and I hate that method :-) Thanks for a very detailed article on this too
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  • Isabel Rodrigues - Pro Blogger Journey December 1, 2010, 4:45 am

    Great article on article spinning. I haven’t done it before and your article was too the point.
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  • Shiva December 1, 2010, 4:08 am

    Wow, this post totally explained me the basics of article spinning. I have never done any article spinning till now but wanted to know how to do it. This articles helped a lot thanks David
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  • zeb December 1, 2010, 1:03 am

    Wow, I have never seen spinning before. But what if you do do it manually and google still happens to have those words as synonyms?

    • amabaie December 1, 2010, 2:13 pm

      Do you think the search engines would have “beneficial” listed as a synonym of “useful – especially for people in warmer climates -“? If they do, every page of content on the internet is duplicate content of every other page.

  • Karan December 1, 2010, 12:13 am

    This is the complete guide, that I would ever need to do article spinnig. I haven’t ever tried it, but I think I should consider it for article submission.

  • Sujith November 30, 2010, 11:29 pm

    A well explained article on article spinning. For PLR articles simple spinning methods will not work. Submitting the spinned article in article directories is one of the best methods to increase your back links and traffic. One can use the spinning software for this purpose but manual verification is always important before use. For PLR articles simple spinning will not work.

  • Jeevan Jacob John November 30, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Hi David,

    You have got an excellent article on spinning. But spinning is really bad. So bad that you can destroy your reputation in one minute. Spinning may be good in the eyes of Search engine – but remember one thing – Search engines are not the ones that actually read, comment and share your article – your readers are the ones who do this. As a reader and as a blogger, I would be able to spot duplicated content (millions of them each day). I would strongly advise that no one use this method to write content. You may write about the same idea – but not the same post. i.e You can write hundreds of articles on a certain topic but I would recommend a blogger to write it – not spin it.

    Anyway, Thanks for the article (Your article just reminded me to stay on track and keep my honesty)
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    • amabaie November 30, 2010, 11:25 pm

      The concept of writing a fresh article completely from scratch for each of the 500+ article directories is unfathomable. Once upon a time, everyone just submitted the same article to each – who cares about duplicate content? (Some people still do submit identical articles, but from an SEO perspective that is now frowned upon. So most people now spin them. Sure, if you take the time to look carefully (and you would have to look carefully), you would realize that these are all versions of the same original article. But, again, who cares? 99.99999% of people who come across one of your articles will never see another copy of the article elsewhere else, whether it is spun or identical. And if they do? You are no worse off than if you had done as people used to do, submitting identical articles to each directory. And there is nothing wrong with that.

  • Patricia November 30, 2010, 8:47 pm

    Hi David

    Thanks for this straight forward and easy to understand post on a subject that can be controversial. I have never thought about spinning articles but will now have to re-think this strategy for my own articles.

    Patricia Perth Australia
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  • Tom November 30, 2010, 8:32 pm

    I’ve just started spinning articles myself and have found the free traffic system pretty handy. However I have been using a free article spinner called http://www.spinz.me which has a built in thesaurus which just speeds up the process a little bit more.
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  • Gera November 30, 2010, 7:41 pm

    Hi David,

    Excellent tips! I haven’t entered really in article spinning but I’ve always had this doubts.
    It depends also of the quantity of articles to submit and where, because some sites if the articles sound automatic generated, are rejected.
    Bookmarked at delicious for reference.

    What do you think about semi-automatic tools? e.g. content professor.

    Cheers,

    Gera
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  • Melyssa November 30, 2010, 6:29 pm

    Oh snap! That’s an awesome idea. I think that will help me when I have roadblocks. Nice!

  • Nasrul Hanis November 30, 2010, 6:17 pm

    Interesting. I’m also new to this article spinning and yep, it’s better if we can make it natural and unique as much as possible!

    I prefer do manual spinning and then generate them into unique articles using variation software. Much better and satisfying :)

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