Articles from as few as 50 all the way up to 750 words can be automatically created from a single or multiple seed keywords. Images and videos can optionally be inserted as well. Embedded videos are chosen from YouTube, images will be hard linked to content at imgr.com. Auto-generated article titles and section headings are supported too.
You can choose from 3-levels of article quality. 'Money Site Filler', Tier 1 or Tier 2. Export options include plain text, HTML formatted and lastly, PDF format for uploads to document sites. The latter; posting PDF and Doc files is an underused backlinking strategy and opportunity that you should ponder.
Basic spinning support is provided, but only on the title, sentence or paragraph level - not word-by-word. However, Article Forge can also link to a paid Word AI spinner account for high-quality word-level substitutions. You can visit the Word AI Article Spinner site for a free but brief 3-day trial of their Mac-friendly, highly-intelligent online content rewriter and spintax generator.
Alternately, you might opt to use Spin Rewriter separately to provide further word-level spinning for additional article uniqueness.
ArticleForge can also be linked to a paid CopyScape account to assure 100% unique text. When turned on, one of the last steps of article creation is passing the robot generated content to CopyScape for a check before the article is finalized and ready to view.
WordPress publishing is integrated into Article Forge, making it a tiered link-building powerhouse. It can automatically post to free Web 2.0 or self-hosted WP blogs or PBNs on a schedule if desired. You can opt to post manually after generating, reviewing and manually editing an article, or opt to automatically post every nn number of days based on a list of seed keywords. Lists of URL's can also be set up so that specific keywords become anchored to those URLs randomly as the articles are published across your blog network.
In this Article Forge review, I should also make a point to mention their nearest competitor, Articoolo. The web-based Articoolo article writer cloud app also uses AI and NLG Natural Language Generation algos to quickly write unique content. It does so by scraping a single article. Check out their site for a simpler but slightly more affordable automatic article writer tool.
Article Forge seems to blend snippets from multiple related articles into a mash-up of unique, thematically relevant content. However, the articles lack a cohesive intro, body and summary progression that Articoolo source articles typically tend to have. As such, without heavy editing and reorganization I really don't consider Article Forge auto generated content to be money-site worthy as-is. Until it improves, it's best for Tier-2 and possibly Tier-1 link building content. On the other hand, with minor tweaks as you proofread, Articoolo generates more money-site worthy content fairly reliably.
The above video demo and feature review of Article Forge fails to mention costs. Currently there are annual subscriptions at just under $300 USD as well as $47 USD as a month to month option. There's a five day free trial of ArticleForge, but you do need to provide credit card information upfront. You will be billed after the trial expires if you don't explicitly cancel.
I'm keenly interested AI, NLP, and NLG natural language content creation. Automation of writing tasks is definitely the future of many aspects of digital online publishing. I'll be working on additional videos of how computer generated content (CGC) can be part of your internet publishing and link-building strategy. Stay tuned by subscribing to MacSEOTips YouTube channel!
I'll cut to the chase and simply say for Apple users - you want an online spinner for Mac that works in any web browser. So that eliminates any PC-only Windows based spinning apps. The clear 'Head-And-Shoulders-Above-The-Rest' intelligent, standout rewriting tool is Smiley Tech Software's Spin Rewriter. At well under $100/year for an annual subscription, it's quite affordable. A 5-day free trial is offered.
Another Mac-friendly, highly-capable online rewriter worth mentioning is WordAI From Cortx. It's significantly pricier per year. However, note Word AI also handles rewording Spanish, French and Italian for more international content requirements. A 3-day free trial is offered.
The Difference Between Good And Crappy Sentence RewritersThis blog post's header graphic shows how the context of a sentence matters in how a quality sentence rewriting algo handles the subtleties of syntactical word usage and substitution properly. Countless other examples could be given; i.e 'Apple' as a computer company - or 'apple' as a fruit. Good rewriters examine the sentence and phrases within and around key terms to ascertain PROPER replacements. Things like Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions and other things you've forgotten since grade-school English class matter. That's no easy feat - and it's what separates good sentence and paragraph rewriter tools from the crappy free ones.
Next Level: Paragraph, List and Article RewritingIt all starts with rewording sentences. But intelligent content rewriters and spinners can also reword entire paragraphs (usually using 'Nested Spintax' to write entire, alternate sentences.) List reordering is something SpinRewriter does well: If it's a numbered list where things must be performed in an exact sequence, it's left untouched. But UN-ordered lists like key selling-points about a product can be randomly shuffled with no ill effect. Paragraph reorganizing is also possible, but in many cases it wrecks the logical organized flow of an article if there isn't some sort of logical progression. The normal sequence should be an introduction, main body sections, and then a summary at the end.
Free Online Sentence, Paragraph & Article RewritersThere's no shortage of free online article reworder and rewriter tools to spin content into a unique variation. But you'll be disappointed. 'Reworders' is probably the kindest term, because most are sloppy, brain-dead word substitution tools that algorithmically are incapable of understanding the CONTEXT of English and therefore are incapable of intelligent word substitutions when appropriate. They're really just dumb alternate 'Word-Swappers' that generate spun gibberish at their worst, and crappy, poorly written sentences at best. For Tier-1 link building and Money Site content, it's simply unacceptable. Most but not all output spintax bracketed code for spun backlink building needs. If you're cheap and absolutely cannot afford a real content rewording and rewriting tool, check out Spinner Bros online spinner and spintax generator here. The output is mediocre, but the site does have a modern, slick interface.
You MUST start at this link --> Articoolo Price List Page.
It will ask: 'Do you have a coupon code?' Click the blue word 'coupon code'
An entry box will appear. Enter fhe34gt as your free trial code.
You should now see the number '1' appear in RED next to the ($) icon in the upper right of your screen after the coupon code was accepted. If you already have an active account with existing credits, you should see your available credit increase another point.
Articoolo articles are a great starting point for your next school essay, a blog post, or for your Mac article distribution and marketing efforts. Remember, it costs nothing to generate an article and preview it. If you choose to buy, your free article code point will be deducted from your credit balance.
If I stumble across any other coupon codes for Articoolo subscription discounts or to get additional free article credits, I'll post them here:
August 2016: Save 10% (or more) on bulk credit purchases or monthly subscription plans with this -> Articoolo discount code link.
The key to a powerful Parasite platform SEO strategy is trying each of the following popular barnacle backlink types -- and assessing which properties are currently most capable of squeaking into the cracks of Top-20 rankings and driving direct referral site traffic; both near and long-term.
TIP: While Parasite SEO tactics are easiest with low-competition LOCAL searches ('Armadillo Pest Removal in Lubbock Texas') -- The key to success for broader reach is in 4-5-6 word LONG-TAIL keyword targeting to find the 'cracks' and 'backdoor' foothold you can get in underserved general search niches. Deep keyword research and quality content spinning is almost essential, especially to target minor long-tail variants in your Titles. Spun body content, when possible, helps to avoid duplicate content FILTERS which limit the number of viable barnacle sites you might otherwise rank well on.
Parasite Video Marketing
As the #2 'search engine' in the world, leveraging a YouTube barnacle strategy should be a high priority for getting your videos onto page 1 of Google SERPS. The keys to success are short, engaging videos with a colorful appealing thumbnail that's carefully targeting long-tail, lower competition Titles and optimized descriptions and tags. However, your video distribution strategy shouldn't stop at only YouTube. Daily Motion, Vimeo, Break and others also work as parasite platforms. This video submission package can get your video file distributed and embedded far and wide for $10. It lets you spin Title and the Video Descriptions to target keyword variants as its published.
Parasite Article Marketing
The key to a successful barnacle article marketing tactic is to identify and focus primarily on the Top 5 to 10 highest ranking article directories which still rank relatively well. Maintaining a centerpiece EzineArticles account is still very valuable. The next phase is completely rewriting and/or thoroughly spinning those articles to very high quality for use on other top tier article sites - with slightly different Title variants and leveraging other URLs and anchors to really mix your Author Bio box power. How-To's, Buyer Guides and Informational Topic Summaries are the types of articles most likely to rank.
Parasite Press Release Marketing
Leveraging press releases for barnacle SEO is a quick way to get rapid, overnight search engine visibility given the 'Newsy' time-stamped nature of press releases. They're 'fresh' and Google ranks them highly in the near-term. Few of us can afford a $300+ Premium Syndication newswire service for one release - so I advocate a more modest, low-cost 3-stage PR marketing strategy starting with Live PR submitter for initial syndication. Next, a Fiverr gig for sending a spun PR variant to top ranking parasite SEO news release sites like PRBuzz, ReleaseWire, MyPRGenie, etc. Follow up with a final submission using this spun free press release submission package which accepts full spintax of URL's, Titles and Body content.
Parasite Web 2.0 Blog Marketing
Using high DA - Domain Authority free host Web 2.0 blogging platforms continues to be an effective barnacle seo tactic, hence the popularity of Web 2.0 link pyramid and link wheel properties. The key here is to build out real, quality parasite Web 2.0 blogs with ideally FIVE or more articles to get meaningful traction. Too many spammers are building disposable 1-post spam blogs using automation by the thousands each day.
Keep the theme / niche tight. Since many internet marketers often run multiple affiliate sites that are often in the same Health / Tech / Etc niche, you can use a specifically themed parasite blogs to promote several of your money sites with a similar topic.
Parasite Document Sharing Marketing
As with general article marketing - select public Document Sharing sites also make great barnacle SEO properties: You can take existing PDF's, slide-shows or articles and move your links from the Bio box into the body content for contextual links - then post to sites like Docstoc, SlideShare, Prizmshare and others. These can be outsourced cheaply with a Fiverr gig to the Top-10 or 20 parasite doc sites with the most ranking power.
Parasite Social Marketing SEO
Of course, the major social platforms from Pinterest to FaceBook to Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond all have high authority and are barnacle SEO properties in their own right -- though generally individual items or posts do NOT rank on their own - or are gone in a day. However, IF you have decent Brand or Name Recognition - and corresponding searches, your Social Profile can still show-up everywhere across the net and in Google, Bing and Yahoo SERPS from the account profiles you've established. Fiverr gigs that register you on dozens and dozens of social properties (ideally with image, extended bio, etc. with gig extras) with a FULL profile build-out will create many parasite rankings across the top five pages of SERPS very cheaply. Services like NameChk and KnowEm can help you assess the extent of your Brand / Name footprint.
Parasite Image And Infographic SEO
Lacking deep textual content, individual graphics or infographics aren't likely to perform well as a barnacle listing. An exception might be a wildly popular Pinterest pin or Tumblr image that has been repinned and shared extensively AND contains a meaty, multiple-sentence keyword-loaded description the search engines pick up on. Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo image search may lead to occasional site visits, hence the importance of using ALT tags as part of your site's on-page SEO optimization.
Parasite Local Citation SEO
Local business listing barnacle site rankings are the simplest parasite pages to get of all. Smaller, less competitive towns and suburbs are especially easy to target and dominate. However with Paid Ads, Google/Bing Maps and Yelp utterly dominating Page 1, even powerful parasite rankings from local directories like YellowPages, SuperPages, HotFrog, CitySquares, MerchantCircle and others are often getting shoved off to Page 2 and beyond. It's still critical to obtain these citation listings for any brick and mortar storefront business, regardless. You can visit Yext to get a free assessment of your current local biz listings to see what sites you do - or ought to have listings on.
A Basic Barnacle SEO Methodology
If you're hellbent on affiliate survival, you've got to find love where it exists when less and less is coming directly from Google. Pursuing barnacle and parasite page SEO tactics isn't easy. But at the very least, committing to a four-pronged tactic of Video, Press Release, Document Site and Article Marketing submissions can make a real difference in getting direct traffic.
It can be a big project to create and assemble a few videos, press releases, images, articles and docs to use in your barnacle / parasite strategy. The submissions themselves are only $5 or $10 to outsource, so you can efficiently execute a broad barnacle strategy for only a $25 to $50 investment. To balance the ROI of time and money, focus a barnacle SEO strategy on your most profitable niche sites and primarily link to your highest converting landing pages.
The ART is in the execution, with daily monitoring of web stats to identify and note referring traffic sources that are showing up in your server logs. It's also important to note the differences between Google and Yahoo/Bing when you get high-ranking results in the SERPs. You'll start to see for example, which Web 2.0 properties or Press Release sites Bing deems most authoritative vs which one's Google favors. There are similarities and differences - especially important if you have a site that Google has strangled for visibility - but still does well at Bing / Yahoo.
Tip: If you get any parasite SEO platform content ranking somewhere on the first two pages of search results, promptly boost those links with social signals or run them through a backlink indexing tool to help them hold their position longer or climb higher in the rankings. You needn't be heavy-handed with link building to barnacle pages, just make sure any parasite URL's that rank well get some additional backlink signals to reinforce their position.
Then, just DO MORE OF WHAT WORKS. For example, I have a free TypePad blog that ranks higher and drives more traffic than my free WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogspot blog does for that niche. So regularly publishing to that TypePad parasite is where my energy's best spent. You'll find your own examples of where you get the most traction - then target those web properties again with a fresh piece of content.
Time-Saving Content Creation
Thousands of articles have been written on how to avoid, get over, get past writer's block. Thousands more about how to quickly and efficiently compose a blog post, write an article, generate a press release in minutes and not hours. In the time it takes to read such posts ABOUT rapidly creating quality content, you could have dictated one on your Macintosh, made a few quick edits, and gotten fresh content published and live on the internet. All you need for an optimal Apple speech recognition session is a quality Apple compatible headset or desktop microphone for Mac and you're good to go.
Dictate Anywhere - Anytime
Stop Typing - Start Talking
Stylistically, there can be a HUGE advantage into using Apple's free dictation software to help with your content generation. There's just something about saying what's on your mind that affects and alters the way you write - usually in advantageous ways. Typing is inefficient. Most people can speak 3 to 5 times faster than they can type; a huge boost in productivity. Sometimes the translation of what's on your mind physically getting out through your fingertips ends up altered. You'll pause more often typing, lose your train of thought, backspace to correct, and frequently be tempted to edit along the way in halting, stilted ways you wouldn't just by speaking.
Clarity Of Thought - And Diction
That doesn't mean you should just babble endless streams of consciousness and think that that makes for good readability and high user engagement. Using OSX dictation software for your blogging, press release and article marketing efforts definitely requires some forethought. You'll want a written topic outline to keep your dictation effort on track, and a clear head that's organized and speaks logically and succinctly. It's also critical to enunciate clearly. For all the strides PC and Mac computer speech recognition has made over the years, it's your responsibility to cleanly enunciate your words so that the speech recognition software doesn't struggle to interpret your intent. It'll help minimize any after-the-session editing you'll need to make as you proofread the results.
Write Longer Content That Google Loves
It's no 'SEO Secret' that longer content pieces - especially those over 1000 words - ranks better in Google than shorter one's do. Indeed statistical analysis shows that the average length of an article on Page 1 of Google SERPs is well over 1200 words - and ideally around 1800. Using Apple's Speech To Text features make it faster and simpler to share your thoughts or expertise at-length, generate in-depth content, and keep your readers on-site and engaged. Additionally, when using Apple dictation, you're likely to write in a less keyword-contrived style and lean towards a more LSI - Latent Semantic Indexing style of prose that just naturally incorporates a wide variety of topic related word usage and variations.