This Is A Short User Review To Help Others Find The Best Article Spinner
If you are looking to spin an article or blog post and are wondering what the best and most efficient way of doing so is,t hen this article should be of great help to you. I faced the same question a few weeks ago and spent some time to research different article spinners before I committed to making a purchase. Hopefully this article will help you in your decision by giving you a new user's review.
What is article spinning?
Basically, article spinning is taking an original article and running it through software to achieve a new and unique version of the original article that would not be detected as a plagiarised version of the original article.
Now you might wonder why anybody would want to do with such software, and rightfully so. What article spinning allows you to do is to create a similar but unique version of an article or blog post, and use that new version to post on a different website, article directory or blog, and incorporate a link to the original article. This is called creating backlinks to your article or blog post that can help with boosting it up in the search engine results. I don't want to go into too much detail about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), but an article spinner is quite an important tool for SEO.
One thing to keep in mind is that an article spinner should not be looked at as simply a tool to input your text and then have it spit out a load of articles. While some article spinners have a very automated function it is not advisable to use these as the output can be quite poor. Secondly, in order to get good articles spun, you will have to put in anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour (for a 500 word article) to prepare the text for spinning, plus you should proof read the spun content as well. The reason for this I will get to now.
Controversial Views About Article Spinning
I agree with many opponents of using article spinners, especially in regards to spinning resulting in a load of half baked, out of context garbage. Personally for my Infobarrel articles I have started editing down an article of say 1000 words to 400 to 500 words before spinning the article. This article is then spun, but I also read each spun article before I post it somewhere to make sure that my message isn't lost, i.e. I don't like spinning purely for the sake of a backlink, but rather to still provide something of use to the reader
There certainly should be some onus on you to not spam the Internet, and you never know how clever Google's algorithm may get in the future in weeding out very poor content.
My personal recommendation after quite a lot of research is the aptly called "The Best Spinner". In the following paragraphs I will give an overview of what I do and don't like about the software and what led me to give it a try.
What I Like About It
1) One of the really great things about this software is that it is extremely easy to use. Once I had downloaded and installed it, I decided to just go for it and see how quickly I could get a short article spun. Having simply watched a 10 minute video tutorial provided by the makers of The Best Spinner, I was able to prepare my text immediately without having to read lengthy How-Tos or manuals. The software automatically scans the text and all you need to do is click on the word or phrase you want to spin and a small window pops up that suggests some synonyms. If none of them suit your intended meaning then you can simply add in a new word. Recommendation by the maker of the software is that you choose three or four different words for each word or phrase in your original article. I should note again that this process can take 30 to 60 minutes and be a little tedious, but it is well worth it.
2) Once you put in some time at the start you get a lot of articles, and their uniqueness is simply dependent on how much work you did in the preparation step. And just to be on the safe side, you can compare a spun version side by side with the original and see highlighted sections that are similar, allowing you to manually make further changes.
3) The list of synonyms provided with the software is very good, and it seems that every time you launch the application it downloads an updated database of synonyms. This means that you constantly get updates which I think is a great thing to have.
4) With your subscription you get access to a support forum where the makers of the software and other users are available to help with any issues and questions you may have. I have found this resource excellent and many of my questions that I came across were answered here.
What I Don't Like About It
1) The biggest issue I have with The Best Spinner is that it is not available as a Mac OS X native application. This was a big one for me as I only have Macs at home. It took me a while to convince myself to get Parallels Desktop and a copy of windows. While you can get a cheap copy of windows XP, which is plenty if all you are going to use it for is spinning, Parallels does add to the costs of getting The Best Spinner running on a Mac though, so you may consider the alternative of Apple Boot Camp. You don't need a huge amount of memory or computing power, therefore another alternative would be for you to try and find a cheap second hand netbook or notebook which should do the job just as well.
2) The other negative is that The Best Spinner is a subscription based service rather than a once off payment. This means that you pay $77 annually, rather than making a single payment that allows you to use it indefinitely. Personally I think that I will get my $77 worth out of it, as the amount of time I will save is going to be huge.
There are many other features which I haven't explored yet, e.g. a content generation tool which can be very handy to help with ideas for articles, and maybe once I get to use them I will write a follow up about those features.
In the meantime, if you have been thinking about spinning articles for backlinks then I suggest that you give The Best Spinner a try. There is a 7 day trial period for $7 and if you do not like it at that stage you can always cancel the first year's subscription. But I personally think that it is a good piece of software and a good investment.