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.
Having spent time delving into Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and finding out how things have changed in the last ten years I thought I should actually get on and create a quick test application based on something I may use the technology for. This one retrieves product information from an Amazon page, not really necessary since they have a data feed but it was based on something easily recognisable by anyone wishing to try it out for themselves.
Regular methods of automation in the Internet marketing world, such as collecting of search ranking information and competitive research isn’t where it should stop. What follows is my personal opinion, that is strong but is certainly open for discussion or valuation; it however all comes down to how a single publisher can deliver a useful website for the end user and the beginning of an idea called the ‘microniche manifesto’.
Data from the web is necessary for to help make the decisions for the creation of fresh content for a web site. To do this manually is a wastes valuable time and to use current scraping and automation tools both dubious and over-intensive. So a method that harvests this information is necessary that doesn’t cause issues on the sites that may source it.
The updating of the WordPress database for ensuring up to date data is an important point and rapidly pushes WordPress from the blogging platform to considerations needed for more general content management systems.There are some challenges to consider for updating the databases and for sourcing the data to fill them.
Imagine if all Open Source work was done to a standard that allowed integration to become easier. It is achievable in principle but needs an architecture model definition and adherence to it. Continue reading “Architecture Model Definition to Allow Open Source Interoperability”