Originally Posted by DantheMan
I read a post from a well respected and very reliable source for SEO guidance.
I had no clue what "spun" or "spinning" was, so I researched a little on the subject. I became confused on the difference between spinning and repurposing an article.
My observation is that article spinning is viewed as unethical.
If I had an article that was intended for an audience of a particular profession, the vocabulary and style used in the article would be technical. If I wanted to repurpose the article for a layman or less technical audience, wouldn't rewriting or spinning be the way to do that? Wouldn't this spun version be a creative way to attract different readers who are searching for different terminology? Wouldn't the content be unique? Is it not a good idea to repurpose material because the search engines will view it as duplicate content and take some sort of action or penalty against the new article or the site?
So, if an article is being repurposed, can a "spun" article be unique and creative?
Contents, stories and poems are all a kind of feeling, a thought of a person. You cannot think or feel like others, and even more so for their mind set and so on.
For instance I can understand you love your "Girl Friend" based on what you say, I hear, I see and so on. But I can never feel your love for her, that's something between you and your Girl. Same comes here a content written is a dream, feeling or mind set of the respective writer, you can never recreate it.
Forget about the article spinning apps, no human can rewrite an article with pin-point perfection of the original writer's views.
Non of the above applies for a spammer, you guys can go ahead.