Tuesday, 25 March 2008

How to rewrite your articles quickly, effortlessly and for free

Filter on: if all you do in your online business is writing unique, high quality content, this tip will be useless to you. However, if you rely on third-parties' content to quickly build large websites, then please read on. I have something for you :-). Filter off.

I will show you how to create unique content in a matter of seconds, without paying a dime. If you are anxious to discover the method, scroll down a bit, to the details section.

The greatest problem with reusing other people's content is the threat of being penalized with duplicate content filters which prohibit your website from ranking well. The simplest solution - at the concept level - is rewriting the content. But rewriting content manually is almost equally time consuming as writing from scratch.

This is why a whole breed of article spinning applications was developed. They allow you to take one article and generate any number of more or less unique copies of it. Some of this applications are cheap, some are very expensive. What they have in common is that they all suffer from several shortcomings (different for different applications). They either:

  • produce dismal results (for fully automated solutions)
  • are still not very time-efficient (when they require that you approve each substitution or heavily edit the thesaurus).

The semi-automated solutions work quite good for submissions to article directories because you're still in control of the final outcome and quality. But if you need to build a massive website (one reason would be to collect more points in link exchange systems or to build up some resources to link to your other, legitimate websites), you need something different.

And I have a solution that:

  • costs you nothing
  • requires no installation
  • is extremely simple to use
  • provides high (well, decent) quality, especially in comparison to other automated solutions
  • can be used to spin a single article into virtually infinite number of versions

With some effort, the whole procedure could be fully automated for batch processing.

Ok, enough introduction. Let's go to the details

Article spinning solution - details

The ironic part is that we will use one of Google services for article spinning - Google Translate, to be exact.

The whole procedure is incredibly simple - what you need to do is to automatically translate your article from English into any supported language and back into English. You will get roughly the same content (with emphasis on roughly) but using different wording that will easily pass any duplicate content filters.

Just past the original text into the field provided, wait for the resulting translation, copy it and paste again, but now selecting the reverse language combination.

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You can watch a quick video presentation of how the article rewriting works.

Of course, the quality will not be very high, but my experience shows that it will be much higher than the results of any other solutions for automated content spinning.

In order to get different variations of your source articles, just use different language combinations. For example English -> German -> English, than English -> French -> English, etc. You get the idea.

Maybe surprisingly, my results were usually best with the following combination: English -> Russian -> English. Apparently, the Russian module is significantly better than most of the other ones.

With very little work, it is possible to develop a custom mash-up relying on the Google service to process your articles in batches. I may even develop it myself. You could also integrate this solution with Wordpress or any other CMS, to process your articles on-the-fly, as you add them.

If you try this method, please let me know in the comments how it works for you.

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5 easy ways for getting even more powerful keywords

Fantastic sources of keywords are available virtually to everyone - you only need to know where to find them.

When I am looking for new ideas for articles or when I'm trying to optimize some of my content for specific keywords, I very often rely on my own keyword bookmarklet that many of my readers seem to like as well.

The trick is really to find a good starting point for this bookmarklet. Today, I am going to share with you 5 of my best and proven methods (sources) for working with this tool.

1) My own articles

If I notice that some articles are generating a lot of traffic from search engines, I almost always try to find more keywords related to the content of that articles. This way, I can either update the article a bit to include some more keywords and generate even more traffic, or I can write completely new articles, closely themed to the original one.

2) Top blogs from my niche

When I have a good list of top blogs from my niche (something like this list of 25 top SEO blogs), I will simply open all of these blogs in separate tabs in Firefox, and then launch my bookmarklet on each of them, one by one. I will collect all keywords into one big file for further processing. Actually, this method works incredibly well and allows me to collect huge numbers of very interesting keywords - it's especially useful when I'm rather new to a given niche.

3) Top articles from top blogs

You can think about this source as a refinement of source no. 2. Many blogs list their top posts to win new readers' loyalty. I will open these posts in new tabs and generate keywords from them. It may become rather time consuming when done for larger number of blogs, but may be extremely beneficial.

4) Del.icio.us

When I'm looking for high quality content (blog or not) to be used as a source for my bookmarklet, I often head straight to del.icio.us. I search for my keyword and then use the resulting pages as a source.

5) E-commerce sites

When I am looking for product-oriented keywords, there's no better place then e-commerce sites. But keep in mind - Amazon and the likes are not your best bet. Even though they have enormous product listings, the boomarklet may bring to many irrelevant results. I definitely prefer more niche e-commerce sites, focused on a single product category. This allows me to find many laser-targeted keywords, including brand names and specific models.

If you have any further ideas for sources, please leave them in your comments! I will add them to the mindmap you can see below, so you'll get instant overview of the new ideas