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Articlebot
anyone used it?
Crush




msg:929465
 7:40 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

So, anyone used articlebot and what do you think?

 

mogenshoj




msg:929466
 10:24 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I tried it for a few days. Just to see what it was all about. Didn't really think much of it.

The only thing its really good at is rewrite the same article over and over again, where they all look and sound different.

So if you have 10 sites on the same topic you might want to use it.

Its still a lot of work though, you have to select different words for every written word you want to change.

IMHO its a lazy webmasters tool, that should be avoided. Dedication and knowledge about your websites topic beats copying every time, as least in the long run.
Quality vs. quantity.

wealthambition




msg:929467
 3:44 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think you missed the power of Articlebot. It's not just a article scrambler, but a powerful webpage generator that doesn't leave a footprint all over the web.

The pages it generates, if you set it up right, don't look like the TE/Directory Generator type of pages at all.

It does require creativity and vision to usem however, but it is well worth it.

I just posted a review of it on my website:
<snip>

Very difficult to use, but very powerful once you do learn it.

Cheers
Andrew

[edited by: digitalghost at 6:52 pm (utc) on July 12, 2005]
[edit reason] no URLs please [/edit]

chicagohh




msg:929468
 6:43 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

IMO - It's the best of the breed - generally worthless in the wrong hands and fabulous when stroked correctly.

The re-write feature is worth the price by itself.

Sierra_Dad




msg:929469
 6:53 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

So the benefit is that you can spam Google and not get caught?

Or am I missing something?

wealthambition




msg:929470
 7:30 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

No.

It actually creates pages that are unique.

But the downside is that you must invest quite a bit of time learning how to do it well.

Like any other tool, it can be used for good or for evil. But articlebot is not lke the TE/Directory Generator type of pages.

Andrew Murray
<snip>

[edited by: digitalghost at 7:51 pm (utc) on July 12, 2005]

LivingFree




msg:929471
 4:47 pm on Jul 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I tried it and didn't like it.. the learning curve is too steep, and it's easier to write your own content..

Crush




msg:929472
 8:06 am on Jul 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems 50-50. I have a few people that can write content for me so is it worth it in this case? I guess i caould give them all a copy each, heh.

How many pages for different sites can you knock out in one go?

roldar




msg:929473
 2:19 am on Jul 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just today I found out that my site has been edged out of the serps by another site. They've plagiarized my entire website, paragraph for paragraph, but it's obvious that they used a device such as this to make them "different."

I spent hundreds of hours working so that somebody could come by and "legally" steal my entire site.

They've only had the domain name since June 5, and they managed to get their site up to PR 5 while mine languishes at PR 2. They've got a huge farm of loan and mesothelioma web sites linking to them. Awesome.

This kind of software should be banned. Nothing insightful or new is being created -- at best it is creating more redundency and errors. Just capitalizing on the shortcomings of the SE's without trying to improve things at all.

bloke in a box




msg:929474
 8:37 am on Jul 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems rather expensive though, doesn't it?

Crush




msg:929475
 9:47 am on Jul 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

yeah not cheap that is my reservation, especially if it just sits on a desktop and does nothing.

aumit




msg:929476
 7:29 pm on Jul 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

hi there,

for the ones who used article bot already, was wondering how exactly does it work? i mean i understand from the discussion that u set up variables for different words, but is it web based, is is desktop? if i buy the service, can i have multiple users using it?

i hope i didnt ask all stupid questions.. just was wondering..

thanks in advance for your help..

Eltiti




msg:929477
 8:13 pm on Jul 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Desktop (Windows XP and 2000, I believe).

Basically, you "mark" words and provide synonym sets for them, then the software will generate every possible combination. E.g., the original sentence is:

"John is a programmer."

For "John", you define as synonyms: "Paul", "Mary" and for "a programmer" you define "a geek", "a computer expert", etc.

The program will spit out:

"John is a geek."
"John is a computer expert."
"Paul is a programmer."
"Paul is a geek."

etc., etc.

IMO, only useful if you want a *huge* number of different pages that all say the same thing; but useless if you truly want to "generate content automatically" (surprised?).

And, as others have said, quite a bit of work to use.

JPWriter




msg:929478
 3:31 am on Jul 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I can't imagine anyone using this ... Its just another tool to spam the web. What a joke..

mrowton




msg:929479
 3:57 am on Jul 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

So the benefit is that you can spam Google and not get caught?
Or am I missing something?

No.
It actually creates pages that are unique.

Am I the only one that found this funny?

justgowithit




msg:929480
 1:16 pm on Jul 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Am I the only one that found this funny?

I don't find it funny at all. I find it frightening.

Like any other tool, it can be used for good or for evil. But articlebot is not like the TE/Directory Generator type of pages.

What are the "good" uses for a piece of software that generates essentially the same thing over and over again? The best websites I’ve ever seen have original, interesting content. Gee, I can’t wait to find a site who’s creator has “mastered” articlebot……

Software like this reminds me of a bad politician. They say the same thing over and over again and the general public that doesn’t know any better votes for them anyway.

I spent hundreds of hours working so that somebody could come by and "legally" steal my entire site.

Don’t worry,
It actually creates pages that are unique.

howiejs




msg:929481
 2:30 am on Jul 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

The software is very good. But it takes a decent number of hours to work through.

roldar




msg:929482
 3:57 am on Jul 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't worry,
It actually creates pages that are unique.

I rescind my criticism.

In other news, I've essentially abandoned that site. I quit writing content and decided against developing it into something very useful.

Not worth the risk of somebody stealing it all and edging me out after all my blood and sweat. Oh, and I'm bitter.

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