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content spinner

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

A content spinner is software that rewrites content to make it reusable as new content. In theory, at least, content spinning makes it possible for users to republish other people's content without concern about copyright issues or SEO (search engine optimization) devaluation for duplicate content.

Here's an example of content spinning. The following text was input to an application called Best Free Spinner:

"A content farm, also called a content mill, is a Web site whose content is written for search engine bots instead of human readers. Topics on a content farm are chosen specifically for their ability to rank highly in search engine results."

The spun text:

"A new content farmville farm, also called a content work, is usually a website whoever content is usually created intended for search results robots instead of individual audience. Topics using a content farmville farm are picked designed for their own capacity to get ranking highly throughout search results."

Such prose is becoming all too common as content producers seek the easiest way to get huge numbers of articles online, often for content farms or autoblogs. The fact that the spun text makes little sense may not be of much concern to the users, since the goal is simply to provide keyword-laden articles, rank highly on search engine results pages and reap rewards through advertising. 

This was last updated in December 2012

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Hi. I found this page of your web site from searching in google. I Wanna ask content spinnig is really works?
because I wanna make a content spinner for myself in my native language (not english). And I'm sure that no one did it before in my countery. first i wanna search about it that is it really useful to get more traffic from google? bcz i asked from some people and even google that is really useful or not, but the awnser was not, but i think that they were Jealous and dont want that it achive to this useful tool and so they sey it's bad dont use it!!
for example here that i found it from google'ing:

and i must say that i'm not a very professional in programming, so I cant make a very difficult content spinner, in firs step i just wanna replace the content words with it's Synonymous words, for example 50 thousand Synonymous, and add some Words before adjectives, for example "very good" instead of "good"
can you tell more ways to spun a content?
at last I'm sry for my bad english
plz awnser me, tnx.


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