[Tutorial] How to Char-Spin Stopwords, Add Images and Upload in Bulk

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by howdareyou, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. howdareyou

    howdareyou Newbie

    Apr 27, 2011
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    I'm going to assume you're familiar with the char-spinning technique used on stopwords. In this thread I'm going to show you how to do it for thousands of articles with the push of a button using 2 pieces of software.
    Then I'm going to show you how to batch add images and include a few pointers for interlinking and on-page SEO.

    Char Spinning

    0. Get a copy of TextCrawler (freeware) and Get Article Pro ($47).

    1. Fire up GAP. Load your keywords, scrape away. The easiest way to get keywords is to brainstorm a few related to a niche, then load them into the Adwords Keyword tool to compile a list of several hundred to several thousand. Then work your way through them in Excel to pick out nonsensical ones. Method courtesy of BassTrackerBoats.

    2. Scrape as many articles as you want. I do a half a dozen per keyword and go for 1000-2000. Sky's the limit.

    3. Manually review them. Imperative if you want to rank well. Delete anything low-quality, fix formatting issues, remove URLs that GAP didn't filter out, etc. This step can take about a day for 1000 articles.

    4. Make a backup of your articles. Load TextCrawler. Choose the input folder. Then navigate to the Batch Editor, select Batch Commands and load "charspin.txc", which is attached at the bottom of this post.


    5. Press Replace. Make yourself a cup of tea, this can take a few minutes. The text files, when you open them, will look like this:


    6. Load Get Article Pro. Choose Batch Post to Blog. Fill in your blog account details, then import the folder with the spintaxed articles. When you choose Preview Article you'll see this:



    7. Randomize the posting schedule. I tend to dripfeed 1k articles over a period of 6 months.

    8. Click Post Articles. Make yourself another cup of tea.

    9. (optional) Test a few of the links with CopyScape for reassurance.

    (Careful when opening it to edit under Wordpress if your default is the visual display as it will remove the formatting.)

    And you're done. Over a thousand unique, high quality articles scheduled for half a year in advance. What's not to like?


    This is useful if you can't get Auto Picture Insert to work. I've yet to succeed in that endeavor. This is the most difficult bit of all I'm going to show you, but not the most time consuming. This has to be done after char-spinning and before uploading.

    1. Scrape as many images as you need. 400-600 per 1000 articles will keep the same ones from reappearing with any regularity. Multi Image Downloader is a good freeware option. Scrapebox ImageGrabber also works. Make sure you get a large enough image size, don't worry about them being to big. Manually review them and delete ones you don't want (ugly, irrelevant, etc.). This takes maybe 30 minutes.

    2. Upload them via the wordpress interface. Take note of the upload folder.

    Now, note that whenever you insert an image in Wordpress it generates something like this:

    <a href="http://site.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/picture110.jpg"><img 
    src="http://site.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/picture110-300x203.jpg" alt="" 
    title="sink110" width="300" height="203" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1233" /></a>
    After doing some research and testing, I found out that most of that is basically useless. Here's the only bit you need:

    <img src="http://site.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/picture110-300x203.jpg" 
     class="alignright size-medium">
    We'll be creating title and alt tags using a plugin (more on this later). You can also change the alignment to left if preferred or make it "align{right|left}" or whatever. The size tends to vary from image to image. Basically what we're aiming for is something like this:

    <img src="http://site.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10
     class="alignright size-medium" >
    Only with several hundred images. With that concept made clear, let's move on to:

    3. Navigate to the URL that contains your uploaded images. Copy it and paste it in Excel. Use a Standard Filter to remove anything that doesn't contain "300". Copy and paste the filtered list into a notepad file. Now you have all the medium sized images. Save the file.

    4. Open up TextCrawler. Load the file from (3.). Under Regular Expression do

    RegEx: \r\n 
    Replace: |
    5. Open the thus modified file and add

    <img src="http://site.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/{

    at the beginning and

    }" class="alignright size-medium" >

    at the end. Presto. Spintaxed html for medium sized images with right alignment.

    6. Back to TextCrawler. Set the input folder with the spun articles. Do:

    Replace: (paste the spintaxed html image code from (5.)) 
    7. Hit replace. Now you can upload it via GAP. Only this time you'll have images automatically added to the top right corner of all your posts. Use a magazine-style template such as Magazine Basic and you've got yourself a professional looking authority site.

    Approximating Good On-Page SEO in 5 Minutes Or Less

    Don't expect miracles from this, but it doesn't do bad either.

    Scraped articles tend to be keyword-optimized, and most of them have the keyword in the title. With this in mind:

    SEO Friendly Images - set the alt and title tags as the post title
    Yoast - set the meta title and description as the post title and excerpt, respectively.

    Then some interlinking with the same basic concept:

    SEO Searchterms Tagging 2
    Yet Another Related Post Plugin
    SEO Smart Links Premium
    AZIndex - Create an index of all the articles on your site. Link to it via a widget.

    So we've got image title, alt tags, meta title, meta description, interlinking (with a relevant anchor), incoming search terms and articles that tend to have the keyword. Not bad.

    How to Use This

    Good question. Here's one idea:

    Create 3-5 sites like this. Use one as a money site and the remainder as a Tier 1 layer. Blast them with AMR, SB, Xrumer. Monetize the money site with anything except adsense.

    Or, to be safe, just use this as a Tier 1 and have something truly unique for your money site.

    This method also works with Wordpress.com and blog.com. I haven't tested this on any others. Note that this is only for html spinning and won't work on most Web 2.0 platforms.

    You can also link it to Twitter and a facebook fan page to create an organic social media buzz. Use TweetAttacks to give it a push...

    So there you have it. How to create a 1000, 2000, or even 5000+ page authority site with quality unique content, images, interlinking and on-page seo for maybe 1-3 days of work.

    Have fun.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  2. Doktar

    Doktar Newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
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    i programmed a charspinner for a client once but i never used it myself because while the document 'looks' the same, it actually has a bunch of unicode homographs in it (even if charspin is only used on stopwords)

    if I was google, I would be concerned ad suspicious of pages that had words spanning 3-4 lanuages (or charsets rather) in it --- especially if a good portion of the words were nonsensical.

    For example, in your screenshot, "can" turns into c(unicode1072)n, which is a character in cyrillic that looks similar to the english small letter a. i read a lot of posts here on BHW that 'good' content is important. if it's so important, then how can i get away with charspinning?
  3. howdareyou

    howdareyou Newbie

    Apr 27, 2011
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    I'm going by results - namely indexing rates and crawling rates, all of which are higher than with straight duplicate content.

    I'd argue that Google's main priority right now is providing relevant search results and not improving their duplicate filter algorithms. We could go back and forth on this forever. But the bottom line is it works.

    It will eventually be patched up, for the reasons you provide, among others. Anywhere from a few months up to a year. For the time being, you can get away with it provided you check the content is well-written and informative.

    The key to this method is speed. Focus on scaling it up quickly and aim for short-term results.
  4. profngy

    profngy Newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
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    Please re-upload the script, link is dead