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Reason for last week’s issues: HACKER ATTACK! :(

Those of you who are using your Spin Rewriter subscription and our other services to the fullest, have undoubtedly noticed that we were experiencing some issues last week.

Our servers usually became much less responsive at 30 minutes within every hour (8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, etc.) and these periods of low responsiveness lasted for 3 to 9 minutes most of the time. There were also some sporadic time periods of connection issues, these usually happened towards the end of the hour (5:46 PM, 9:48 PM, etc.). We launched a thorough investigation as soon as our monitoring systems started reporting these issues, and we’ve been working practically non-stop for 50+ hours in order to resolve these issues.

I’m sad to say that the primary reason for these issues was an outside attack. We’re still tracking the attacker and will have more information shortly. This attack only caused additional load on our servers, so there’s nothing to worry about – we’re just sorry that you had to deal with these issues at all.

Here’s to doing honest business, and never having to deal with things like this again! ๐Ÿ™‚


Spin Distribute now more robust

We just implemented a new – very useful – feature into our article distribution software, called Spin Distribute.

From now on, you can use different spintax format with your Article Body, your About the Author text, your Summary, etc.

For instance, if you used Spin Rewriter to rewrite your article, your spun article comes with the {first option|second option} spinning syntax. However, you might already have a useful About the Author text that you wish to use, but it comes with the [first option|second option] format. On top of this, your title – for whatever reason – comes in the {first option~second option} format which is completely different yet again.

Well, from now on – no worries. Spin Distribute will properly handle everything you throw at it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Spin Distribute now integrated with Spin Rewriter

We have integrated Spin Distribute with Spin Rewriter much more closely than ever.

You’re now able to simply click one button when you’re done spinning your article on Spin Rewriter’s website, and you’re taken directly to your Spin Distribute account where your spun article is already waiting to be distributed.

In other words – once your article is properly spun, you’re only 2 clicks away from building 800+ high quality backlinks to your website through Spin Distribute. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Affiliate Program – Simplified!

We’ve taken a large step to a simpler and more intuitive Affiliate Program.

First you should know that you can be an Affiliate Partner for a number of our services:

We’re now displaying a bunch of extra statistics now, and this really comes in handy if you want to figure out which of your marketing efforts are paying off and which aren’t.

Thanks for promoting our services! ๐Ÿ˜€



Our services now have a DEDICATED server grid!

We have been running our loved-by-all article rewriting software Spin Rewriter and other popular services (article distribution tool Spin Distribute, a collection of webmaster tools called SmileySEO, our in-house writing service Pro Article Writing, etc.) on a very powerful server grid for more than a year now.

However, there were occassional hick-ups, and since Spin Rewriter has been launched back in September 2011 we’ve had two database crashes and a couple of other (minor) technical difficulties. All in all, our services were unavailable for 17-18 hours in the last 6 months. That’s not particularly cringeworthy, but we’re confident that we can do better than that.

So far, our services had to share the available resources on our servers with a couple of other websites that we run. Some of these websites are very popular, recording over a million of unique visitors each month, others are less popular and maybe more resource-hungry. Bottom line, sometimes all of this was a bit too much for our insfrastructure and that’s when our databases crashed and the websites went “down”.

We’ve now taken the BIG (and necessary) step, and moved all websites over to a separate server grid! This means that Spin Rewriter, Spin Distribute, Smiley SEO and Pro Article Writing are now the only software products on a dedicated set of servers, and this should improve the speed, the responsiveness, and the stability of these services even further! ๐Ÿ˜€

We’re really excited about this – and we think that you should be, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€


Improved Spin Distribute validation

We just improved the article validation process over at Spin Distribute – our in-house article distribution system.

We know how annoying it is to apply a bunch of the {first option|second option} spinning syntax to your articles, and get the “faulty syntax” error that’s caused by a missing “{” or “}” character. In this case it’s usually incredibly difficult to locate the error and fix your spinning syntax.

With this in mind we decided to help you out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Say you’re working with this text: “However, before {going | rushing} to the nearest hardware store and buying a sprayer …”

You just so happen to forget the closing “}” character, so you’re left with “However, before {going | rushing to the nearest hardware store and buying a sprayer …”

From now on, Spin Distribute’s validation system will provide additional information that should help you resolve your problem really quickly:

“There seems to be something wrong with the number of brackets.

There’s probably a ] character missing shortly after:
ยป…However, before [going | rushing to the nearest hardware st…ยซ

Please, check your spinning syntax once again.”

This should make your day-to-day spinning even easier! ๐Ÿ˜€



And We’re Back!

Huh, the Holiday time has come and gone, and once again it’s time to get back into the fully productive mode.

It’s going to be a bit difficult at first, I have to admit – but once we get all our mental engines up and running, we’ll be good to go.

What’s new? We already introduced some updates to Spin Distribute, e.g. you can now use “https” links to link back to your websites when distributing articles.

What’s coming? Well, at the moment we’re looking at a To-Do list with 12 items (updates) for our amazing new spinning software called Spin Rewriter, and another To-Do list with 5 items that have to do with other projects.

2012 is certainly going to be a “busy one”. ๐Ÿ˜‰



Spin Distribute user interface updated

We just rolled out a number of updates that relate to the user interface of our article distribution system, named Spin Distribute.

The most important update is probably an improved and much more reliable feature that will constantly keep on calculating the longest possible variation of your spun “About the Author” texts. It will also instantly report when a single one of the unique variations of your text exceeds the maximum allowed number of letters. This way you’re absolutely safe from creating author texts that are too long and might get rejected by article directories in our distribution network.

Other updates were designed to make your work with Spin Distribute even easier and faster – we hope you like it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Spin Distribute network updated

We’ve rolled up our sleeves and we’re already introducing some cool updates, to start off this lovely week … ๐Ÿ˜‰

This time we focused on our in-house article distribution system, called Spin Distribute, and we made sure that it’s now better than ever! We always have at least 1,400 working article directories in our distribution network, and we always make sure that each article that is submitted by our clients gets distributed to at least 700-900 highly relevant directories. However, this time we went a step further and we added almost 400 new top quality (high PageRank, high number of incoming links, high number of indexed pages by various search engines) content-rich websites to our network.

This means that Spin Distribute got even better … and it’s already been pretty darn good. ๐Ÿ˜€


We’re back!

Back from almost a month of travelling around the States … jet-lagged, tired, super tired even, and incredibly excited about what the future holds! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once we get some rest (and that should certainly happen before Monday rolls in!) we’ll return into our usual super-productive mode, and we’ve already got updates cooking for both Spin Rewriter and Spin Distribute which are – at this moment – certainly our flagship online services. At least some of these updates will be released as soon as this Monday!

Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜€

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