I write for other sites and a friend told me that I should use article spinning software so that I can have a bunch of versions to distribute, rather than write on a one-by-one basis. Sounds interesting, but what is it?
Here’s the problem: You write an article and want to have it appear on as many different sites as possible, because what you really want is those all-important backlinks from the other sites back to your own. They’re votes for your own site and they are legitimate ways to get better search engine results.
If you publish the same article on a bunch of sites, however, you end up with what’s known in SEO circles as “the duplicate content problem”: Google and other search engines don’t want to point to multiple versions of the same article, they want to point to different articles, as a service to people searching for answers.
Solution? Magic applications that can take your article and “transform” it by replacing words with synonyms, changing the order of paragraphs, and even changing the tense of words, etc. That’s what “article spinning” or “automatic content generation” is all about.
Does it work? Well, here’s a recent comment left on this blog that has all the earmarks of being produced by this sort of article spinning application:
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Weblogs, instead, are just the frontal that we see of substantially statesman regent cognition management systems that rattling revolutionize the maintenance of Websites.
Examine at it this way: if you’re not using a journal to better handle your parcel, when was the endmost period you superimposed any new volume or revised an existing writer? When you do add collection, do you attain reliable to union it into all the remaining pages on your situation, including your sitemap?
Certain, there are separate software solutions for managing Web sites, but none that are as pliant, unproblematic, inexpensive, and SEO-friendly as weblogs.
Maybe it’s just me, but that’s just gobbledygook. Does that make any sense to you?
I don’t think so. In fact, I will go as far as to say that I can’t imagine how article spinning is anything other than a tool to pollute and game the Web and is an active disservice to readers, the heart of the Web in the first place.
My advice to you is to avoid the article spinning tool your friend is so gung-ho about and instead put in the time to write different versions of the same article, then use those to gain those inbound links. They can be about the same topic and even make the same basic points. Just make sure each and every one is useful, informative and helpful to readers and you’ll be well on your way to improving your search engine results without any sort of gaming or risks.