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    Online Marketing Company Calls a Halt to Spam Tactics

    Incorrect grammar, grotesque spelling mistakes, nonsense sentences – all features of a typical e-mail reading session or an evening of browsing Facebook or your favorite social media site. But have you ever stopped to think why this is happening, or are you like the majority of net surfers and content to let it all wash over you in tacit acceptance of the apparently inexorable march of globalized internet content spam?

    Finally at least one online marketing company has decided to expose much web content for just what it is - often fairly blatant spam.

    This spam is most often created by a "content spinner" or "article spinner", an application designed to take one original article and from it produce often thousands of slightly different variants. The result is more often than not a myriad of badly written texts with incorrect grammar, bad spelling, and often totally nonsensical texts. We have all been subjected to it. And now you know how it is created.

    Google decided to do something about it, and now at least one marketing agency is taking a stand. If more businesses and people do, then the online world might be a better place for all. Utopia or not?


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