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Article Spinning Revisited
It’s been a while since I wrote about my pet peeve, well one of them anyway – article spinning. If you don’t know what article spinning is then let me explain. It’s a worthless SEO gimmick used by numpties who think they have discovered a way crack the Google code and cheat their way to the top. Like I said, numpties. (Incidentally, the previous sentence translates to “Love I spoke, eggs” in Spinish.)
Oh well I suppose the weak minded who flock to the latest get rich quick scheme need something to play with while they are waiting for the next unemployment check to arrive. I have been told repeatedly that Article spinning software in the hands of an expert can produce unique content. Ok, Expert and article spinning is probably an oxymoron so I had better stop there, I mean, how on earth will spammers manage to spin a document that uses wurdz they don’t understand.
Yes I am Calling You Dumb, But Please, Don’t Take That Personally
That’s the big problem with article spinners, the originator of the article is probably a dam site smarter and had a better handle on the subject matter than the person attempting to spin 1000 unique versions from it. I make a dammed fine carrot and coriander soup but if I was to add enough water I could stretch it to 1000 servings. The original flavor would be lost but this is what happens to spun articles, they are thinned down into transport café soup!
That said, if quality is an alien word to you and if you believe there is a market for 1000 articles each slightly reworded, then go for it. Ah, I can see all those that are pro article spinning raise their fist to the screen and shout out, “that’s not why we do it you dumb dolt, we do it to get back links”. Well if you are one of those, not only are you a numpty you have just identified yourself as a spammer. Howdy spammer.
The text book definition of search engine spam is content that panders to search engine algorithms without consideration of the needs or wants of the reader. That sums up article spinners rather nicely i think. What you should be doing is writing naturally in your own voice, this way keywords and synonyms will take care of themselves without the need to torture and twist the English language to meet some mythical keyword density.
Anyway, I feel cleansed, it’s so good to have a little rant now and again and I am only targeting spammers anyway so who cares. But I have left the comments open if any pro article spinning persons would like to come along and spin a yarn or two.
That’s all folks!