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Spinning post-Penguin: Readability vs Uniqueness

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Readability vs Uniqueness in articles & web.20's: Where do you stand on this?

    On one hand you will hear SEO experts drone on and on and on about the importance of insane levels of uniqueness... I know people who claim to use only 800% unique material or better.

    On the other hand you have the people who say that they REFUSE to use any material that is not more or less 99% readable. Their opinion being that the MORE readable the material the BETTER Google will rank you.

    So which is king? Is it worth sacrificing one for the other... surely a choice MUST be made at some level. So if you have to choose to emphasize wither uniqueness with poor readability, or high readability with moderate uniqueness WHICH will get the best long term results?
     
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    I think readability is more important. Google counts spun garbage as webspam, and devalues that, as it should. But readable content does not fall under web-spam, even if it is duplicate content.
     
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    while i do mental spins with both huge readibility and uniqueness that take me days to do, this isnt for everyone.

    if your serious about investing in a good spintax you need to think about what i asked myself when i started my pro spins.

    "Would i rather get a dupe content penalty, or a spun content penalty?"

    Obviously you dont want either, but decide what you think is going to be the least damaging and sacrifice that if you have to.
     
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    When thinking about anything linking directly to our money sites (Tier 1), we definitely have to consider both. When thinking of Tier 2+ links, both become a factor, but the spun content penalty may become more imperative. If we get a dup content penalty, it would only devalue the link juice from that particular link. There is duplicate content all over the web and G has placed mechanisms to value links as such. However, a spun content penalty may lead to further probing, although unlikely.

    As long as we make the conscious effort to avoid having poor content linking back to our moneysites, all should be well.
     
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    Here is my question though... how the heck does Google KNOW it's spun content?

    Clearly a computer cannot read. So how are they tripping it up? And what defines "readable" then?
     
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  8. finerpleasures

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    First off- if your spinning there is always going to be a penalty. The question is " how much " penalty. Google knows unique content is so very rare, as the only place you will actually find "truly" unique content is in the news, research papers or some shopping pages.
     
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    All my spun web 2.0 seem to be getting indexed just fine. When I do a web 2.0 blast I use about 15 spun articles as well as a whole series of images all wrapped with {-spin- } tags so just about every post is 110% unique..
     
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    look into ngrams for an introduction
     
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    You mean you spin at "article level" then... cool. I've done that before. Requires a lot of writing though lol.

    Tell me more about the image spinning though... I've never actually tried that.
     
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    I spin on word, sentence, paragraph and article level and it doesn't require much writing at all :)

    Whenever I'm going to post an image I just include like 20 or so in the spin tags. That way each post has a different image. Makes for less of a footprint imo...
     
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    In my opinion it doesn't matter too much at the moment - BUT - I like to work with not only what works now, but what will still work in the future. So for me readability is important.