Free Article Spinner

Free Article Spinner

It seems to be a well know fact, at least to those who do niche sites or serious blogging, that one of  the keys to top standing in Google’s organic search results is getting back links to your site or article.  All you have to do are:

  • Write lots of articles with back links to your site or article
  • Find sites to post the articles, then post them
The latter is easy to do.  As a matter of fact, the back linking page at lists a few of them.  The challenge is writing many articles.  There are at least a couple of ways to approach this.  One of them is to buy an article spinner.  Some of them might cost you a one time cost of around $100.  Other ones will cost you in subscription fees–around $77 per year.
If you aren’t ready to dole out that kind of dough, try a free article spinner at  This article spinner is free.  As a matter of fact, it is just work in progress; so it is very primitive; however, it does the job.  It is free after all.
If you don’t know the syntax for article spinning, then this short explanation on article spinning syntax should help.

Article Spinning

Free Article Spinner

If you are an online writer, you may be familiar with a tool called an article spinner. If you are, you may have seen some of them being sold online at a subscription cost of around $70 per year or a one time cost of around $100.  If you are like me, you don’t want to spend any more money online than you have to.  So I thought of writing one.

After doing my research into this, I found some PHP code to do the spinning work for me.   All I needed to know is the syntax for writing “spinnable” articles.

First of all, the free and very rudimentary article spinner I developed is at  It is very basic.  I haven’t had the chance to do serious error checking on it, but it does the job.

Anyway, let’s talk about the basics of spinning.  It’s probably best if we use an example.  For simplicity, let’s just spin the following sentence:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

If you want to spin this, you can find synonyms for as many words as you can in the sentence.  The goal is to create multiple versions of it.  Anyway, here’s what I have:

The {quick|fast|speedy} {brown|brownish|dark-brown} fox {jumps| leaps|bounds|springs} over the {lazy|slow|idle} {dog|canine}.

Sample Input to Free Article Spinner

Sample Input to Free Article Spinner

Running this through my free article spinner results in the following (I set versions to 5):

  1. The quick brown fox bounds over the lazy canine.
  2. The fast brown fox jumps over the lazy canine.
  3. The speedy dark-brown fox bounds over the idle dog.
  4. The speedy brown fox leaps over the slow dog.
  5. The quick brownish fox bounds over the slow dog.

As you can see each of the new sentences look different from the original.  You now have five (5) different versions of the sentence.  Do this for an entire article and you can potentially have many versions available for posting on various online publishing platforms–even if they check for duplicates on the Internet.

I have succeeded in doing this with an article even from one of the sites that is well-known to reject articles due to it being a duplicate.

OK, back to the syntax.  Any word or phrase you want to spin needs to have its synonyms bracketed by curly braces–opening curly brace “{” and closing curly brace “}”.  You need to separate the words or phrases with the vertical bar “|”.  This character is normally the character you get with you press SHIFT on the “\” key.

And guess what!  You can even nest them.  Here’s an example of a nested spin:

The {{quick|speedy} brown|{fast|swift|express} brownish} fox {{jumps|leaps} over|flies above} the {lazy dog|slow canine}.

I’ve colored the nested sections blue so you can spot it right away.

If my free article spinner is too primitive for you, you can always buy a commercial grade spinner/article submitter.  There are many out there.

I’ll be researching some soon.  I’ve seen ones that are good but require a subscription.  I prefer ones that require a low one time fee, as most people probably do.

Anyway, if you find this little utility useful let me know.  I’m working on it just to learn more about PHP, JAVASCRIPT, and JQUERY programming.  At the same time, I’m actually using it for my writing projects.

Please make sure to comment below regarding what you think.

On all marathon training plans I’ve seen and have actually tried, there is always a peak long run which is typically two weeks from the marathon run. Today was the day—the longest of my long runs—around 20 miles!

With my hydration pack on my back, I set my pace to be a very easy one.  I felt sluggish.

At mile 10, I had to take a pit stop as my bladder was starting to affect my run; I could not avoid it like I have in the past.  Luckily there was a McDonalds on my route which allowed for it; and did it feel good.  I don’t feel as sluggish as before, but I didn’t feel as fast as before.

The next 10 miles was a struggle.  I started to feel my left ankle get sore.  This just reminded me to keep my running form and to minimize the pounding.  At 11 miles, I started to eat some gummy bears.  I ran out of the GNU gels a few weeks ago and didn’t get a chance to get more.  The gummy bears seemed to have provided me with the necessary energy past mile 15.

At mile 17 I ate my second pack of gummy bears.  I didn’t feel the onset of weakness at all—a good sign.

My running plan has me do 4 striders starting at about 3/4 of a mile from the finish.  With my feet already tired, I pushed to accelerate over a rough distance of 100 meters, then took a little 30-second jog.

My total running time was 3:45.  Hydration and energy were definitely not a factor in this run.  However, the soreness and the call of nature seemed to have contributed to it.

Anyway, I’m about 2 weeks from the main event.  I’m suppose to taper off on training from this point on to give my body a chance to heal and recover.

Forms Competition

2011 All CA TKD Championships

Last Saturday, 05 Nov 2011, we had five (5) of our kids compete at the annual All California Taekwondo Championships. The kids had fun and won trophies to boot.

Here are the results:

  • Jeremiah – 1st forms, 1st sparring
  • Rachel – 1st forms, 3rd sparring
  • Marso – 3rd breaking
  • Jessica – 1st breaking, 2nd forms, 3rd sparring
  • Diego – 1st breaking, 2nd forms
Please make sure to congratulate them or shake their hand when you see them in class.