Eight Good Reasons Why Spinning Articles is Bad for your Website

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Article marketing is one of today’s most popular ways of marketing products, services, ideas or even an entire business. Unfortunately, the article marketing spectrum has been tainted primarily due to the greed of many Internet marketers.

Tons of article spinning software have flooded the Internet. Needless to say, article marketing has become an efficient way of building hundreds if not thousands of backlinks. However, automatic articles spinning with the use of a spinning software is deemed as a black hat SEO technique that can seriously hurt a website’s search rankings and page rank.

Reason 1: Search engines love fresh and timely content

It’s no secret that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing love fresh and timely content. Websites and blogs that post fresh and timely content on a regular basis are often ranked high in Internet searches.

Reason 2: Most article spinning software spin unreadable versions

The problem with article spinning software is that it often produces low quality content, even unreadable versions of an article. Instead of using article spinning software, you can simply re-write articles manually. You might be surprised that it takes the same amount of time to write a freshly created article than editing a spun one. Manual re-writing may take time not to mention skill and effort, but it’s all worth it.

Reason 3: The words/phrases are different, the ideas and concept are the same

Using an article spinning software will only create different versions of a unique article. It’s like saying the same things in different ways. Most spinners only replace the original words with synonyms. If you want to provide your readers with quality content then publishing unique articles is the best strategy.

Reason 4: Article spinning is often seen as unethical

Most people perceive article spinning as unethical and most likely, it’s true. Being known as an article spinner can be a huge blow to your online reputation and credibility. As much as possible, avoid associating yourself with article spinning software and article spinners. Building your reputation could take months or years. You could easily loose it in a matter of seconds when readers find out that you’ve been plagiarizing content.

Reason 5: Spun articles do not provide any additional value to readers

As mentioned above, article spinning is basically saying the same things in different ways. Hence, a spun version does not add any additional value to your readers and your brand will most likely end up being ignored by readers and/or potential customers.

Reason 6: Major search engines like Google and Yahoo! are on the lookout for spun articles

Major search engines such as Google and Yahoo! are well prepared and are ready to counter article spinning. In fact, Google’s recent Panda Update is focused on low quality sites such as content farms that house spun articles.

Reason 7: Article spinning sets limits to your creativity

Article spinning also limits a writer’s creativity – actually, spinning an article doesn’t make you a writer. Spinning articles is also a lazy way of obtaining backlinks and will surely backfire once search engines find out your “unethical” practices.

Reason 8: Spun articles can saturate the market

An original article when spun can produce several different versions but does not offer several different perspectives. Naturally, different versions of the same points of view can saturate the market. It affects the originality of content located in your website making it highly possible for search engines to label yours as a duplicate copy

This is a guest post by Suzzane Edwards who is a financial advisor and currently works as a consultant for small businesses. When she’s not writing for Cash for Gold, she could be found blogging about simple tips on how people could take advantage of the internet’s numerous business opportunities.

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  • Of course, the article is absolutely right…

    I came across lot of articles with the same concept in different ways. Now only i know this is a black hat method and named it as “Article Spinning”. Thanks for the tip!

  • True true true on all 8 points. Extra emphasis on Reason#4–it’s tantamount to cheating that’s why it’s unethical. If the SEO person is submitting articles for a client, it is doubly unfair.

  • Articles that were “spun” are fairly easy to spot. The synonyms that are used don’t quite fit and they provide a poor reading experience. It’s better to invest your time and resources into doing article marketing the right way and creating original quality content on a regular basis.

  • Thanks for this update on article spinning. Search engines must be adapting very fast in order to weed out these multiple versions of similar content. Article spinning software are sprouting like mushrooms, definitely, if you can avoid it, don’t play this low quality game.

  • Thanks for this update. Search engines are adapting fresh contents but how to separate our blog with the similar once. Suppose in my website

  • Bob

    OK, I’ll be the one to play devil’s advocate, and you knew this was coming, right? There is a big difference between automatic spins and manual spins. We make a huge effort to make sure our spins are high quality. I disagree with Nick that article spins are inherently fairly easy to spot. Not manual ones where the author/spinner gives half a shinola. I see just as much grammar and spelling errors and synonyms that don’t quite fit on original articles as I do in any of our spins. And I have seen article marketing work. We can target a keyword, and within 1 to 2 weeks of dumping the spin into a distribution service, we see our positions increase for that keyword and keywords closely related to the target keyword. But I agree with the title of this article. Post quality original content for your own site. Save the article marketing for off site backlink building, and make the effort to put a little quality into it. It’s not unethical or black hat if you spin quality articles.

  • Good reasons given on article spinnig, it is a completely a black hat tactics. Please lets come and promise not to create spun articles. It is not good for our website’s health, it will create bad impact one day.