Today, I am going to do review on SEO Content Machine (SCM), a software that can create articles for your web properties that you can use mainly for SEO purpose. I actually made this review because a representative from SCM contacted me and asked if I can test their product so I said why not.
What is SEO Content Machine?
SCM is a content scraping and content creation tool that is primarily used in conjunction with SEO automation tools such as FCS Networker, GSA SER, Autofill Magic, etc. I actually have these SEO tools but as of today, they are just collecting dust as I would rather outsource my SEO campaigns than to do it on my own.
Anyway, back to SCM, what this software do is create some snippets of content based from your keyword of choice, then use these snippets of content to create a “unique” article that you can use in your link building purpose. Pretty neat isn’t it? It actually has several other features aside from article creation such as:
- Translate Articles – SEO Content Machine supports all western language and you can translate your articles to French, German, Spanish, and other languages.
- Find Long Tail Keywords – With this feature, you can find lots of long tail keywords
- Image Downloader – The software can find and scrape relevant images from Google.
- Create About Me – This is a neat feature that can create the “About Me” description. This is helpful if you are creating profile links as you don’t have to come up with the profile descriptions of the account that you are creating
- Direct Post To WordPress Sites – SEO Content Machine has the ability to post your article directly into wordpress sites that you own. This is actually very helpful especially if you have a large network of blog that needs content on a regular basis
- Schedule Post – This is a nice feature of this software because it will allow you to schedule posting of contents to your WordPress blogs. This will be a time saver especially if you have a large network of private blogs (PBN). This is actually one of the advantage of SCM to manage contents for your PBNs
Inside SEO Content Machine and Software Walkthrough
SEO Content Machine has a lot of features and it will take a lot of time to go thru each of those, so in order to make this walkthrough as concise as possible, I will only focus on the most important aspects of the software which is the content creation feature (T1 Content Creator and Generate Articles)
But first, I would like to show you here at WPisLife the main options that you need to setup to properly use the software.
Once the software is opened, you can go to options and there you can see the following
Third Party Logins
These is where you put credentials when you are using third party applications such as spinners so you can use them in creating content with SCM
Article Creator Template
Here you can see all the pre-created templates that SEO Content Machine use so that the content can be integrated properly depending on the SEO tool that you are using. If you have a custom made SEO tool, you can actually create an article template that will suit the required parameters of your tool.
If you want your real IP address to be hidden when using SCM or you are a heavy user of this tool, you put your proxies so that your real IP will not get banned/burned
Also before, you will need proxies if you are using heavily the Google search function; However, the software says that it can now break Google captcha, so they don’t actually require proxies now.
Here you can input your custom thesaurus for additional synonym files that the software can use. This is not required anyway so don’t bother if you don’t have any.
Here you can set up your email address credentials so you get notified via email when a task you did with SCM is already done.
This is where you tweak additional settings like for scheduling tasks, but I really have not used this one so I cannot elaborate this.
Now that we have setup the options, let’s now take a look on how to actually use the content creation feature of SEO Content Machine.
Go to ‘New’ and here you can see all the different type of task that you can do with SCM. We will focus mainly on the “Generate Articles” and the “T1 Content Creator”
This is one of the main features of SCM to create articles. Here you can scrape articles from different sources, and what’s nice about this is you can also add your own sources aside from the default ones.
The Article Creator has several tabs that you need to fill out which I will be going to show to you one by one
Here you just insert your keyword then choose a template for the SEO tool that you are going to use. In this example, let’s just use the basic “Article”. Then select the folder where the software will save the article.
You can also select the quality of the article, in which you have 2 options – Unique or Readable. In my example, let’s use Unique.
For the content sources, let’s just use “Scraped Content”, but there are actually several options to choose from, like if you have accounts with Article Builder and Big Content Search, you can use it here as well, but for the simplicity of this review, let’s just use “Scraped Content”
Under the Scraped Content, you can also see several article directories and sites where the content will be scraped from. Just select which one you want and your good to go.
For the custom content, you can choose the article title whether it’s scraped or custom. Just make sure that the titles you use for your articles are not junk or does not make any sense, or else, it might not get indexed by google at all.
For the links you have the option to insert contextual links on your articles by putting your links here.
You can also choose to insert generic anchor text and the number of times it will be used for your articles.
You can also select how your links will appear on your article. there are several choices here but in this example, let’s use “Replace keywords or insert randomly”.
For the images, you can choose whether to put images on your articles by editing this option.
You also have the option to add videos on your article by editing this option. Videos will be scraped from Youtube and you can choose the videos using three options – by keywords, by Youtube username, or by Youtube channel
You can also choose to replace search patterns but in this example, I actually don’t know how to use this, and don’t think it’s needed so I’ll just leave this blank and move on to the next tab
If you want to schedule your article creation, then you can modify the settings here as you like
Once you have set it up completely, the next thing you need to do is to run the project. You actually have 2 options here – first is to run it immediately and the other one is to schedule this task (which you need to setup at the “Schedule” Tab). In this example, I chose to run it immediately so I checked the box beside “Run Immediately” then clicked the “Add Task” button afterwards
After pressing “Add Task” button, a new window will appear which you can see the status of your project. Just wait for it to finish. The time it takes for your project to complete is dependent on the number of keywords you entered in the setup.
According to my actual log, the process started around 9:43:41 and finished 9:51:10 for a total of 7.48 minutes.
Here is one of the sample spun articles created using the “Generate Articles” feature SEO Content Machine. I run it on Copyscape and it got a 95% uniqueness. What do you think about it? For me, the readability is ok but if you analyze all the paragraphs, it does not makes sense, though I think it would pass as a Tier 2/3 content in my standards
Now that we’re done with this feature, let us now proceed to test the T1 Content Creator,
T1 Content Creator
The T1 Content Creator is a feature that allows the user to scrape pieces of contents or snippets based on your chosen keywords. With this, the user can then mix the snippets together to create “original content”
As the name implies, this feature is supposed to create content for your T1 properties (Tier 1) or your web properties that directly link to your money site. But is it really the case? Well, let’s find out.
What you will do here is type a keyword that you want to get content. For this example, I will just use the same keywords that I used on the “Generate Articles” feature
Then select the sources where to scrape your articles. You can choose from several custom sources or just leave it to use Google. In this example, I will just use Google.
Once you’re done selecting the sources, just press the “Search” button and after a while, SCM will spit out snippets of content that you can use to build your article
In the image below, you can see the snippets scraped by SEO Content Machine. Just select the snippets that you want to use, then when you’re already contented with your selection, just press “Generate Article”
You can see below the generated article
After that, what you want to do is to re-write the article to prevent duplicate content. Just click “Spin It” to create a spintax formatted article. You can see the finished product below
The next thing you do is to preview the spun articles. To do that, just go to the “View” tab then click “Spun Preview”
You can see below a preview of the spun article created using the T1 Content Creator. It produced a 96% uniqueness when run thru Copyscape
In my opinion, the produced article is somewhat readable but needs additional efforts in terms of editing and proof reading to make it “T1 worthy”.
What I Like About SCM
Aside from the fact that it can create content for you, below are some of the things that I also like in this software.
Scrape from Custom Domains
One of the things that I like about SCM is it gives you the option to add custom domains where you can get your contents from. This is actually very useful especially if you are into a specific niche, so you would definitely want to scrape articles from a site that is relevant to your niche, and with this feature, that is very much possible
Integrates With Several Content Spinners and Comes with a Free Article Spinner Too!
SEO Content Machine actually comes with a free spinner called “Soft Spin” however, you should take note that the quality of your spun content depends greatly on the spinning software that you use, and if you want a quality spun article, you would need to subscribe to spinners such as WordAi and Spin Rewriter. Spin Rewriter is actually the spinner that I currently use, and the good thing about this is it’s supported by this software.
Another nice thing about SEO Content Machine actually offers a free trial so if you want to test out this software, you can do so for 5 days which I think is enough to determine whether the software suits your needs. Just click the button below to avail the free trial
What I Don’t Like About SCM
The software has good features, but it also has some things that needs improvement such as the following:
Lacks Complete Integration to SEO tools
SEO Content Machine can actually create content for several SEO tools, but it does not fully integrates with them. It would definitely make this software so much better if the SCM developers will be able to add some sort of API/Cloud access that you can use with the SEO tool of your choice so the integration will be seamless
The T1 Content Creator Still Needs Improvement
This is just my opinion by the way, because for me, T1 content should definitely be of high quality, and I really don’t think that the articles produced can substitute original hand written content, though if you are willing to put additional effort, I believe you can still be able to create some decent articles.
SEO Content Machine has 3 pricing schemes at the moment which are the following:
- Monthy, priced at $27.00
- Yearly, priced at $118.00 (which also comes with additional 3 months of free access)
- Lifetime, priced at $147.00 (which comes with 1 year of free updates. Succeeding updates cost $80 per year)
Overall, I believe SEO Content Machine can do what it claims to do. The software can provide you some decent articles (with additional editing) at a lower cost compared to original handwritten articles. Although don’t expect that this software will be able to provide you 100% high quality content that you can use on your main website because it won’t, and I don’t think there’s even a software that can do that.
The software is definitely for people who do SEO, as this software can provide you the content you need for your web properties and so much more at a very affordable price. Though I have not been doing SEO myself now as I would rather outsource it (I’m lazy you know!), if ever I decide to do it on my own again, this is definitely a must-have tool that should be included in my stash of SEO tools.
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