Anyone want to go for a spin?

The ethics of article spinning has been in question since it was invented. My first entry into spinning content on the web was when ArticleBot appeared, but I never really took to using it. It had some features that were useful, in making any content you created turn into plenty of original looking ones but only by changing sentences, phrases or words. As ArticleBot fell out of favour because of the stupidity of articles being plagiarised and spun and the quality of many of the results it disappeared. I did take my old ArticleBot projects and got my QKSite utility to carry on spinning them but never continued in this world to use the method.

But now I’m back…

I see loads of Internet marketers spinning articles and loads of them being sold. Google obviously didn’t care much for duplicate content in the SERPs but didn’t seem to make any attempt to stop it.

So, I am going to come back and start it all up again and work towards what I really wanted in the first place. QKSite was an ideal utility (don’t bother with it right now the technology needs updating) for doing loads of these jobs and will be pulled out again to do some work – I need it. It was essentially a quick site creator, back in the old days when you started with a list of keywords and pressed a button to create a site. This doesn’t work any more, but it used to do it fast and easy. Well, for me it was – I remember it being a bit of a technical nightmare for those who wanted it to do special jobs and couldn’t work out how to add them. The problem with this of course was only I had the skills to keep adding bits to it. So instead of working on my own sites I was spending too much time adding this functionality that I would never use. In the end when I gave up on IM I also let QKSite gather dust.

However, now this thing is essential. We seem to need to tackle loads of different SEO related tasks on other web properties just to get seen. Of course, if you don’t get seen, you’re gone.

Now as I am working through all this I want a utility that will spin an article. I cannot afford any of them out there and I know I will want to add things to it as I go forward. My original wish-list was quite long and went back to wanting what I had pre-Internet Prolog projects that analysed and produced the English language sentence structure on usable predicates. Always dreamed of taking this forward to tackle different languages but the theory was beyond me at the time.

Along with this the need for database and template definitions that allowed you to create meaningful prose from the data stored in your data warehouse. Another task which years ago I wrote a script engine to accomplish. Imagine having a product database and producing some useful analysis of the products from just the data.

Finally it was essential that I could script into the spinning article useful things like audience targeting. Having a simple product description or a technical specification comes from the same template stretches it a little but the principle would be the same.

So first task, scrap the old QKSite and refresh it to start off give it a simple spinner. I need it now and will be immediately useful, so a day spent creating it shouldn’t be a problem. Then I must look at the scripting technology and put some functionality back in. I need it to do some real work.

I will continue any discussion on this on QKSite.com if anyone is interested. However, I will not be giving any technical support on it, so it is not a product in that respect. Support of anything like is never going to be easy, but I always imagined some day putting some 2D/3D visual language into it and make good use of work I did on this area some 20 years ago – maybe.

The utility itself I always wanted to be free anyway. But if anyone wants to play, join in or just try out of curiosity I’ll happily share the build of this as it goes. I know others peoples views keep mine in perspective and I welcome any involvement in the project.

For now as well it’ll have a job to do. I am at ground zero as far as IM is concerned and need to get on my feet as quickly as possible or I will never have time or inclination to do anything on this project. The better I get I get it and myself on with the hard work and produce the income from IM the better I will make the utility.

I realise too that the scripts produced can be really valuable, so I don’t mind either keeping everything open or close off the valuable stuff with those who really help and participate in this.

Excuse me for talking about something that doesn’t even exist yet. Well, not in the form I intend anyway. I am a bit of a dreamer and certainly not an expert in this or IM, but these things tend to come together when you need them don’t they.

In the end I want one open product that will handle all the manual tasks  of IM for me in the most flexible way – that is the destiny for QKSite.com.

Anyone want to play – geeks welcome… but IM’s that add value would be a welcome addition as well as a nice surprise
– sorry, I didn’t really mean that, they are well meaning I’m sure.

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  • I bought and using the spinning articles technology. When I started spinning some of my articles, my English was very very bad and they were look just a unique in Google eyes, but was a full trash in Users eyes I stopped to do it for a while. I found that those article was indexing by Google, actually I see one main purpose for these kind of articles is just help your rankings and put them into another articles directory to backlink to you EzineArticle original article.

    I’m using the Magic Article Rewriter software, it work really good and have some advanced features, that were weird for me, but after playing with them I figured out how they are worked.

    I found a good strategy for this kind of software is to hire on of outsources, teach him how is this software works and he will do his best. When I did my research around the outsources, I found that a lot of them familiar with this exact software, so you have save time and energy at least on training them.

    And one little advice, if you want to save good amount of your money do not make a deals with an outsources company, if you’re a beginner like I am. I recommend you to make a research and negotiate with individuals.

    Best Regards,
    Vitaly Makarkin

    • Shawn Du’Mmett

      I have added Magic Article Rewriter to my list of software to review – Thanks.

      Please don’t use any to create trash though – you are right to hold off on doing that. They are of no use to anyone and just waste time – other than of course getting the backlink.

      QKSite first of all was a scripter, a web site creator, so really the idea of having a template and a database of information behind it was the way it was best used. However, recently because I couldn’t get a spinner myself, yes, backlinks, so I thought I would bring back some of the functionality and keep on evolving it. Partly because I want it but I guess mostly out of curiosity over what can be done. Having studied languages before and the various syntax they have I think it is possible to have something produce multilingual output in the future for the easier languages.

      Outsourcing I did a lot of years ago, so I know most of the pitfalls there. I did come out of all that experience thinkg that ‘Outsource Managers’, or essentially ‘Freelance Project Managers’ were the most useful people you could have. These people would understand the requirements and made sure they were delivered. The problem is now, with outsourcing on all these microlevels is that actually the poeple who do the outsourcing, needin the work done, have no real understanding of what they want in the first place and many misunderstandings and miscommunications will occur.

      In the end we all must outsource and automate – our two weapons of scale,…

      Plus if you ever read any of my ‘Beyond One World’ stuff you might guess I really do not like companies at all! The individuals are really who you should deal with – I totally agree.

  • I bought and using the spinning articles technology. When I started spinning some of my articles, my English was very very bad and they were look just a unique in Google eyes, but was a full trash in Users eyes I stopped to do it for a while. I found that those article was indexing by Google, actually I see one main purpose for these kind of articles is just help your rankings and put them into another articles directory to backlink to you EzineArticle original article.

    I’m using the Magic Article Rewriter software, it work really good and have some advanced features, that were weird for me, but after playing with them I figured out how they are worked.

    I found a good strategy for this kind of software is to hire on of outsources, teach him how is this software works and he will do his best. When I did my research around the outsources, I found that a lot of them familiar with this exact software, so you have save time and energy at least on training them.

    And one little advice, if you want to save good amount of your money do not make a deals with an outsources company, if you’re a beginner like I am. I recommend you to make a research and negotiate with individuals.

    Best Regards,
    Vitaly Makarkin

    • Shawn Du’Mmett

      I have added Magic Article Rewriter to my list of software to review – Thanks.

      Please don’t use any to create trash though – you are right to hold off on doing that. They are of no use to anyone and just waste time – other than of course getting the backlink.

      QKSite first of all was a scripter, a web site creator, so really the idea of having a template and a database of information behind it was the way it was best used. However, recently because I couldn’t get a spinner myself, yes, backlinks, so I thought I would bring back some of the functionality and keep on evolving it. Partly because I want it but I guess mostly out of curiosity over what can be done. Having studied languages before and the various syntax they have I think it is possible to have something produce multilingual output in the future for the easier languages.

      Outsourcing I did a lot of years ago, so I know most of the pitfalls there. I did come out of all that experience thinkg that ‘Outsource Managers’, or essentially ‘Freelance Project Managers’ were the most useful people you could have. These people would understand the requirements and made sure they were delivered. The problem is now, with outsourcing on all these microlevels is that actually the poeple who do the outsourcing, needin the work done, have no real understanding of what they want in the first place and many misunderstandings and miscommunications will occur.

      In the end we all must outsource and automate – our two weapons of scale,…

      Plus if you ever read any of my ‘Beyond One World’ stuff you might guess I really do not like companies at all! The individuals are really who you should deal with – I totally agree.