As someone who does a lot of SEO, coming up with good, relevant content is a very important part of my business. It’s the building block of any site you create, and crucial for generating quality backlinks as well to help you rank better in the search engines. While the best content is probably stuff you write yourself (or outsource to a good writer), but there are times when you are willing to sacrifice some quality for speed. The new Instant Article Wizard 3.0 aims to target this market by making it easy to repurpose content on the net and help you make it unique fast.
Instant Article Wizard 3.0 (IAW) was developed by Jon Leger, the brains behind The Best Spinner (TBS), hands-down the best article spinner out there. In fact, some of IAW’s rewriting functions are powered by TBS. It’s currently in Beta till the middle of January, so I’ve been playing around with my free copy over the last week or so.
How It Works
The first component of Instant Article Wizard is the research portion. The software allows you to input a keyword and the software will go out and search various Google properties for relevant content. On the left hand side, you will see your chosen keyword and any relevant topics. By clicking on a keyword, it will retrieve and display various article snippets it finds on the right hand side of the screen.
On this right hand pane, you can scan the different article snippets, and add the parts you want from it into your own article. You do this by selecting any text in the pane, and a menu will popup asking if you want to add it to your article’s current paragraph or start a new paragraph with it.
Once you have enough content to turn into an article, you will need to rewrite it. You can do this by clicking on the ‘Article’ tab. By clicking on the ‘Identify Synonyms’ button, IAW will scan your article and underline any words or phrases that it is able to locate synonyms for.
You can then go through each of the underlined words and phrases (by pressing TAB), and Instant Article Wizard will display a list of synonyms to select from. As you select each synonym, your article will change to reflect your choices. Synonyms are all from the huge (and well-tested) The Best Spinner database, so the quality is pretty good from what I’ve found.
Once you’ve gone through all the possible synonyms, you should have a decently rewritten article. Instant Article Wizard gives you a rewritten % score so you can see how good a job you’re doing at making the content more unique. If you are a Copyscape member, you can also press the ‘Copyscape Check Article’ button to see if your article passes Copyscape.
Will I Use It?
For me, the most interesting part of Instant Article Wizard 3.0 is the research aspect of it. I already own a copy of The Best Spinner, and if I am going to take the time to rewrite my article, I’d probably rather just create a spin article out of it that I can get more use of. The way I see myself working with IAW is using it to create my initial articles and then copying them over to The Best Spinner for spinning.
The way Instant Article Wizard 3.0 creates articles from snippets is an innovative idea, but still a little too manual for my tastes. However, Jon just introduced the new ‘Auto Create Content’ feature to the IAW 3.0 beta that makes generating an article amazingly fast. Just choose from a few simple options, and it will generate a whole article for you based on your research. This is way cool.
Now, ‘Auto Create Content’ is still a mixed bag at this point. You really need to have a lot of research for it to work, so it works better for some keywords then others. And you also need to proofread the generated article carefully. But the quality is pretty good from the few times I’ve gotten it to work and it has the potential to be THE killer feature of Instant Article Wizard 3.0. Plus, I know Jon will be continuing to improve it and other features of the software as he gets more feedback from the beta.
Instant Article Wizard 3.0 is available in Beta till January 16, 2011. If you click on the link below, you can sign up to be a beta tester and try out the software for absolutely free. Try creating some articles with it, and leave some feedback to Jon so he can continue to improve the software. Jon is also very good about taking care of his beta testers, so if you sign up, you will also qualify for any initial discounts that will be offered.