As an editor, I've seen plenty of examples of article spinning in my lifetime. And you would not believe how many times it happens. But before I get into the specifics, I'd like to illustrate exactly what article spinning is and show exactly how it works.

Article Spinning.

When an author spins an article, he/she is taking another person's article, placing it in software, and allowing the software to change the words enough to avoid a plagiarism detector. To illustrate, I'm going to use one of my own articles: Top 4 overrated fantasy football tight ends.

Here's what happens when I place the section about Travis Kelce through the software.

Yes, I am mindful that Kelce completed the season with the most purposes of every single tight end a year ago. Also, yes, I am mindful that Kelce is a youthful player who unquestionably has the ability and the capacity to do it again this year.

Be that as it may, Kelce is basically excessively costly at his present cost. In dream football drafts, Travis is the second tight end off the board, after Rob Gronkowski. He is going off the board at 38, and is encompassed by gifted players including Adrian Peterson, Spencer Ware, Allen Robinson, and Alshon Jeffery. I'd rather have a collector or a running back in that spot, in light of the fact that there is just a single tight end opening in most standard dream football groups.

Avoid Travis Kelce this year.

As you can see, the article spinning software has succeeded in evading the plagiarism detector. What it has not succeeded in is creating a piece of content that is very good. It has replaced fantasy with "dream," which makes little sense in this context. There are other issues as well.


The main problem with article spinning is that it does not always work properly.

In this case, it would have been nearly impossible to spin my own article, because I am writing about a specific niche. The synonym replacements for my article did not work because of this. There are also flow issues because of the spinning. However, for more general topics, this could easily work.

Profitability of Article Spinning.

It took me two seconds to place text into that software and generate a "new, completely original version." It doesn't take much time and that means that any company which pays per article can end up giving more money than they should to these writers. A profitable article spinner could easily write hundreds of articles per day using this technique, and that's scary. There needs to be a mechanism in place to prevent these article spinners from operating and that's where editors can be extremely valuable.


That's why editors are so important. Unlike robots, they can easily detect when a writer has obviously taken someone else's content and simply copied it.

These articles are then denied from a website, and are never published. It prevents plagiarism and doesn't allow these writers to turn article spinning into a profitable career. But we must always be vigilant, as there will always be people out there looking to make a quick buck by stealing someone else's work.