Understanding Spinning

Video Transcript

In this video we’ll examine the concept of spinning and take a closer look at the spinning tools that come with Article Samurai.

Always Save Original

Whether you write your article from scratch in the article editor or copy and paste your content from a wordprocessor, it is important to always save a copy of your original article before you spin it.

The main reason you should always save the original is because spinning with Content Boss changes your article by introducing numerous spin blocks into the text.

Before Spinning

A good way to understand the way spinning works is to take a look at an article before spinning which looks like this...

After Spinning

...and then look at the same article after it has been spun.

As you can see, spinning the article with Content Boss has lead to a number of words and phrases being highlighted in light brown.

Spin Blocks

Each highlighted word represents a spin block.

Each spin block contains a number of synonyms for the original word. So in this example, the original word ‘Not sure’ has been replaced by a spin block containing the variations: Unsure, Undecided and Not sure.

Spin Block Example 2

And over here the original word ‘lessons’ has been replaced by a spin block containing the variations tuition, classes and lessons.

Spin Shortcut Keys

Now in the navigation panel on the left you have access to these spin shortcut keys.

The best way to think of these keys is that they give you a way to quickly check the different variations within all the spin blocks.

1st Spin Shortcut Key

So when I click on the first spin shortcut key, my article is displayed showing the first variation in each of the spin blocks.

2nd Spin Shortcut Key

If I click the second spin shortcut key, my article is displayed showing the second variation in each spin block.

3rd Spin Shortcut Key

And if I click the third spin shortcut key, my article is displayed showing the third variation in each spin block.

Red Spin Blocks

If a spin block does not contain a third variation, then it is highlighted in red to indicate that the spin block is not full.

Still a Single Article

It’s important to understand that this is still a single article and that these keys just give me access to three different views of that article.

Changing Unspun Text

So if I change text that is not contained in a spin block, that text will be changed in my article regardless of which view I am looking at.

Remember these keys just allow me to see the different variations within the spin blocks, all the other text is common to all three views.

Changing Unspun Text and Uniqueness

This also means that making changes to the unspun text of my article will not change the uniqueness of my article.

Increasing Uniqueness

The only way to increase the uniqueness of an article is to add new spin blocks, or add additional variations into spin blocks that are not currently full.

Manually Adding Spin Blocks

To manually add spin blocks all you have to do is highlight an unspun word or phrase and then click the Manual spin button. This then allows you to add your own variations.

Each time you add an additional spin block to an article you do increase its uniqueness.

Manually Spinning Headlines

Now a common place to use the manual spin option is when you are dealing with the headlines of your article. You may recall that one of the submission criteria is that your article has three different headlines.

So what I can do is highlight the headline of this article and then click the Manual Spin button and add two headline variations.

So there we go, my article now has three unique headlines.

From One to Many

Now the final important spinning concept that I’d like to clarify is how this single spun article can generate thousands of unique article for distribution.

When we submit this spun article to the syndication networks, they mix and match the variations in each spin block to create thousands of unique variations of your article.


For example let’s take a closer look at a single sentence to see how this works.

If a sentence contains two spin blocks each containing 3 spins, it is possible to generate 9 unique versions of that sentence.

Extend Example to Complete Article

When you extend this out to an entire article containing a large number of spin blocks, you can see how the syndication services generate thousands of unique articles for distribution across the network.


So let’s just recap the main points that we’ve covered in this video.

First we saw that you should always save a copy of your original article before you spin it.

Next we clarified that these spin shortcut keys give you a quick way to view the different variations contained in all of your spin blocks.

We then looked at manually spinning text and saw how this can be used to create multiple headings...

...and finally we discussed how the syndication networks generate thousands of unique versions of your article from a single submission.

11 Responses to "Understanding Spinning"

  1. James Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Noble Samurai has a very impressive spinnig tool, as alway !Great Job guys

  2. Jean-Luc Says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Is 30% uniqueness enough?
    If I use copyscape he can find duplicate content articles, so if copyscape can do it, i guess google can do it.
    Isn't there a risk?

    And it doesn't seem possible to spin an entire phrase, like:
    i like this shirt / shirts are great

  3. Craig Says:
    December 11th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Great video on some spin basics. Thanks.

  4. Jason Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I would really like to see article samurai integrate {|} spintax. That way, I can import articles from Thebestspinner or other content spinning programs.

    I suggest having a tab that would show the article in that {spin1|spin2|spin3} format and a tab that would have the current form of spinning.

  5. Tom Nunamaker Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Is it possible to paste in pre-spun text? For example, I already have different spin software. Can I generate the spun text with the other program and paste the text with the spin blocks into AS?

  6. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    @Jean-Luc re: uniqueness

    We discussed the answer to this question in our webinar. The transcript for our answer is available here:


  7. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 3:35 pm


    You can already import articles in that format.

    To do so click 'import' at the bottom of the 'create article' page and paste or upload the spun article. You can define any spin format to use for the import.

  8. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 3:35 pm


    Yes, you can do this using the import functionality (see comment directly above).

  9. shannon Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 6:35 am

    How many levels of spin can we use in this, can we spin paragraph, sentence and words in the one article?

  10. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 17th, 2011 at 11:12 pm


    You can use varying sizes of spin block within one article. You can have an article which contains spin blocks of any size - a word, a phrase, even a paragraph, though multiple smaller spins are far more helpful than large blocks.
    What you cannot do is have one spin block which contains another - no "nested spins".

  11. Richard Says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    First let me say what a great opportunity you gave me when allowing me to use your new software. I have been using it for only one week and testing its capability. I have used the best spinner since it was developed and what a great combination. You can rewrite an article in the best spinner through the paragraph section and add one sentence with your key word in the sentence and produce three articles at a 96 to 99% uniqueness. You can also rewrite the titles three time in the best spinner and see its combination. Don't use the word section of the best spinner, use the paragraph section and rewrite the article and copy it to the article samurai. Do this before you paste the spun title.

    Hope this helps you all.


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