What is spintax and what is it used for?

One of the most used content creation tactics is spintax. Spintax, is actually more of an article generation technique than a creation of new articles. The term spintax is made by combining two words; spinning syntax’. Article spinning is an option used by those who need more articles on the same subject. Users of article spinning create different copies from an original article. The created copies are unique and get accepted by places you submit and are also picked up by the search engines. Syntax is basically a format or structure. In a nutshell, Spintax is a format used by different article spinning software and directories to produce unique article copies.

What are the uses of spintax?

Spintax is generally used as a means to one end, getting backlinks. The created articles offer a platform where you can fit anchor links getting back to your site. The spun articles can be sent to different article directories, blogs and review sites as well as being used on one’s blog or social media as new content.

How does spintax work?

At its core, spintax depends on the use of synonyms. The original sentence is provided variants which maintain the same meaning. Thus, a single sentence can result in a number of combinations each unique but still conveying one message. This is best illustrated in an example;

Take the sentence: Editing your content is important

In syntax this becomes: {editing|reviewing} your {content|articles} is {important|essential}

This can easily become: Editing your content is important Reviewing your content is important Editing your articles is essential Reviewing your articles is essential Editing your content is essential

The ellipses {} are used to mark the words or phrases that are to be spun. The pipe symbol| separates the words to be used. The spinning is not limited to words alone. You can spin phrases, full sentences, and even paragraphs.

What types of spintax are there?

The spintax kind and format decide how unique your copies become. As a result, there are different kinds of software out there which try to use a varied of formats. For instance, you can have the words used set in different levels. Other software allow certain phrases to be optional therefore easily left out in some of the copies. However, it is advised the levels not to have more than 4 levels to avoid crashing the system.

How does one determine the spintax is unique?

Most spintax software use a spinning thesaurus to supply the synonyms. However, even after generating the copy articles, there is need to review them. You can use online tools to check f part of the articles exist online before using them. Plagiarism checkers serve this purpose. The standard of uniqueness required is at least a return of 70% unique content from the plagiarism checker. The aim is 100% unique content.

The complexity of the spintax determines how many times you can resubmit the same article before part of it becomes duplicated.

Can you spin hyperlinks?

The very idea of spintex is to help you get backlinks, you do not want to leave behind the backlinks. Spinning the backlinks is done just like spinning words and phrases. You only need to watch the format of the hyperlink or else you will have backlinks that do not work. Avoid using more lots of keywords and long URLs.

How to spin content in SEO Content Machine

You can spin, preview and convert spintax using SEO Content Machine. The program supports most paid english and non english spinners and even comes loaded with a free spinner “Soft spin”.

Spin content

You can spin content in the program in a variety of ways. If you have a bunch of text and want to do a quick spin operation however, you can start by using the “Quality Content Creator” tool.


Once its open, under the Home ribbon menu there are options to select a spinner and to spin content.

spin it

Once your content is spun, it is very easy to preview the spin by going to View -> Spun Preview


Then you will get presented a copy of the spintax as a unique variation. If you want to see another variation of the spin you can keep clicking them “Spin Again” button.

spin again

While you are on this window, there are other options that allow you to convert your spintax, save the spintax and even check to see how unique it is according to Copyscape.

Using your own custom thesaurus

This is a more advanced topic, however you can replace the default “Soft spin” with your own thesaurus.

This is useful if you :

  1. Want to spin content in another language
  2. Have your own custom thesaurus

To do this you need to prepare the thesaurus file so that it is in this format.

original word|replacement 1|replacement 2

Then you need to load your new thesaurus file in the main menu options screen.

custom thesaurus

The setting itself is very simple, you just tell SEO Content Machine the location of the custom thesaurus file on your hard drive.

syn file locaiton

If you want to use the new custom thesaurus, just select the option “Soft spin” as it will now use your custom thesaurus file instead.