Free Article Spinner

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 http://freespinner.forlanda.net/index.php.  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.


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