I don't know why this is even here, but I saw the category, saw that it was empty, and decided to post a few words about spinning.
Yes, spinning. The evil of all. The worst crimes against writers since, well scraping. Over the years, spinning has gained a bad rap. And quite frankly, it should have.
Looking through the vastness of the Internet, especially through the early part of this decade, spinning was used to profusely in the web industry. Google had no defense for it, and it worked. People went nuts, and spun their little hearts out. The result was absolutely crappy copy, that made no sense, and no one could read or even decipher it. It was a bad, bad time to be in the content game, especially if you were one of the good guys that cared about what people were reading.
Now, I shoudl tell you that spinners are still around. People still use them, but their effectiveness has gone way down. But, I fully admit, that I have used spinners. But, unlike all of those other people, a lot of the copy that I did way back when, can still be found on the Internet. Granted, in funky spaces here and there, but still found, and still ranking. How?
First of all, spinning in the old traditional way was never meant to be read. It was meant to be looked at by Google, and then ranked. That's it. But what I did went well beyond.
I did very complex spins, using logical word patterns, and multiple sentencing. In other words, instead of having only a few million variations of a 500 word article, I could have 20 million different versions. That's not an exaggeration. I created an entire site devoted to one product that had the same copy, rewritten and spun to read 20 million times. In the end, I had a 32,000 page site on Google. And when you have that many pages, it's considered an authority site. Those pages ranked over many sites that should have had a better foothold than mine.
First, for every sentence in a written article, I would write five sentences that were different, but basically said the same thing. Then, within each of those articles, I would spin the content inside of those. Sometimes a good spun 600-word article would take at least two days to create and prepare. But the time I spent was well worth it, because I knew that I would have a warchest of content, ready to go.
I won't get into all of the details here about what I used program-wise, because most of them are off the market, but once again since, the section was here, and most of them would not work today, anyway, I figure I'd share.
But the super-spin model is still viable for creating larger sites, and using back links to build up major link juice for certain reasons. That's all I'll say.