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 From: Dan Baker
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 Dan Baker
 To: Boudewijn Lutgerink
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 Boudewijn Lutgerink
Subject: RE: article spinning
Thread ID: 331216 Message ID: 331275 # Views: 55 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Projects and Design
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:51:12 PM         

Hi Boudewijn, 

I have been interested in this topic for a few years, though I was not familiar with the "article spinner" term.   My interest is tackling this problem from the expert writer standpoint, admittedly a much harder problem to solve.

Not sure what advise/perspective you are looking for.   The technical side seems straightforward and there are examples on the web of what others are doing.

As for using spinners to get attention on the web, I suspect they have value, but there are other, more powerful techniques on building a presence on-line.

1. Make your website a reference site for your subject.   If your subject is the "herding of cats" (I have 5 at my house), you reference and abstract the books and websites in that area.   And include links to other sites. An extreme example of this is RefDesk.

2. Use words in the headline (and probably the first paragraph) that contain the keywords you want people to find you from.

3. Use a free press release service such as PRLOG.COM.

4. Hire a writing pro.   Somehow or another Google has a way of telling good writing from the mediocre variety.   And I suspect they are getting better at detecting spin articles.

5. Start an email newsletter to build a community.

If you are interested in the expert writing area, I might want to collaborate in some way.

Dan Baker


article spinning Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 12/27/2011 11:11:26 PM
RE: article spinning Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2011 12:51:12 PM