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The "do's" and "do nots" of spinning?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by rangerrick, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. rangerrick

    rangerrick Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Regarding content spinning, is there a specific process to go about this? I would like to utilize content from other websites on my own, but don't want to get in trouble for stealing/plagerizing/etc. For example, if I would like to put an article I found online on my own website, would it be fine to credit the source of the article and place it on my site? Or would I need to spin it?
     
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    "Do Not" DO IT!

    Best advice I can give. No it's not OK to copy content and just reference the original source as it will still be seen as dupe content and how would you like it if you spent 12 months developing a decent site for someone else to copy all your hard work.

    There are lots of people on here who will disagree with me about spun content, many think its fine but when I check out a site with spun content I reach immediately for the "x" in the corner.

    Re-writing content however would be better and is just as fast as spinning IMO. Copy the article to a notepad and open a blank notepad/word doc etc. Place them side by side on your screen and start typing as you read but in your own words. If you are not good at typing there are plenty of tutorials on here about using various speech to text software.

    You will end up with a unique article with none of the risks of copying or spinning and your site will look far more natural to your visitors.

    HTH.
     
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  3. rangerrick

    rangerrick Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply sturose. I have another question. How about news websites like huffington post, LA times, MSN, etc. Don't they reference articles all the time? Just really curious as to how sites like these started and became successful.
     
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    The sites you mention are huge sites banking hard. They can afford to pay teams of dedicated writers as they earn millions in revenue.

    Yes many news articles on the internet are re-written content for the same story but if they have professional teams dedicated to doing this on a daily basis they won't have any issues with copied content. Have you ever read an article on the mentioned sites that is obviously spun and virtually unreadable?

    If you start a site called rangerricknews.com you obviously are not going to have the resources that someone like huffington post will have so you have to think a little smaller. Unfortunately search engines are getting smarter and whilst in 1999 you could get away with posting any copied or unreadable crap on a website you can't in 2014.

    I'm a relative newbie to IM but a site I have is currently ranking from position 30-95 for a variety of keywords and I'm pushing for more. I don't fully understand SEO but what I do understand is quality. Provide that and you are halfway to winning the battle.
     
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  5. rangerrick

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    Appreciate the insight. What's IM?
     
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