Question: What are your thoughts on content spinners?
Answer: Content or article spinning is NOT RECOMMENDED. Article spinners simply take ONE article and then do substitutions usually at a synonym levels. So for example, they would take the word ‘journal,’ and then substitute ‘magazine,’ ‘newspaper,’ ‘blog, etc.,’ and/or take words like ‘write’ and substitute words like ‘produce,’ or ‘describe.’
The problem here is that after you ‘spin’ an article just a few times, the content gets more and more nonsensical. Google clearly runs content through grammar and syntax checkers, and is able to distinguish ‘low quality’ content that violates grammer and logical / noraml syntax rules. So then the content looks ‘off’ to Google, and you get dinged.
In fact, the PANDA and PENGUIN updates explicitly targeted this sort of behavior; they target content that is low quality, violates grammar and syntax rules, etc. So, in a post-Panda and post-Penguin world, I do NOT recommend article spinning!
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