GSA Content Generator Tutorial (With Images and Videos)

January 23, 2019 7 min read

GSA Content Generator Tutorial (With Images and Videos)

GSA Content Generator Tutorial - The Best Article Scraper and Spinner

In this tutorial, I am going to be giving you a step-by-guidance on how to use the GSA Content Generator with GSA SER and other software. By way of some background, to date, I have been using GSA Search Engine Ranker without GSA Content Generator. Instead, I manually searched for relevant articles online and then spun them using the Spin Rewriter. However, this approach is not only very cumbersome and dull but extremely time consuming. Instead, I decided to save myself some time and start using the GSA Content Generator.

What is GSA Content Generator?

To put it very simply, GSA Content Generator allows you to scrape articles from the search engines, websites and social media sites for your set of keywords. The software also allows you to spin the articles using a number of content spinners, add links with customised anchors, images and videos. GSA Content Generator is ideal if you are running GSA SER or any other backlink software that submits articles to real domain sites, web 2.0 properties, forums or elsewhere. You will no doubt be aware that contextual backlinks are the best and preferred links. For newbies, a contextual link is a link that appears inside text and is most commonly found in articles. Now contrast this with a forum signature where there is no surrounding text. Most search engines give more value to contextual backlinks. As you can appreciate, if we are going to be posting content to hundreds or thousands of websites, we need to ensure that each article is contextually relevant, unique and well-structured and formatted. This is where GSA Content Generator fills the void. This piece of awesome software can scrape niche-relevant articles on the basis of your keywords, spin them using a variety of different text spinners. For all of you newbies out there, spinning content is the process of creating many unique variations of the text so that each time and article is spun, it is as unique to the search engines as possible. Unique content is important to ensure that all of the posted articles are indexed by the search engines. Remember, search engines such as Google do not like duplicate content and sometimes they even choose not to index such content.

2 GSA Content Generator - Settings

2 GSA Content Generator - Settings

Before you start scraping for articles (i.e. running a project), it is important that you first choose the "amount of threads to use". I am using 150 because I am running my copy of the software on an uber powerful dedicated server. Leave the "wait between search queries" option at its default value. The "max. time to search for articles" is the duration for which you would like the software to search for articles. I like to "use proxies with search engines" to prevent IP bans. Internal public proxies work very well for this purpose. You could also "use proxies when publishing articles" but I choose not to use this option as I am posting all of my articles to my GSA Search Engine Ranker projects. I leave the rest of the options at their default.

3 GSA Content Generator - Proxy List

3 GSA Content Generator - Proxy List

This is the main window where you can configure all of your proxy settings. Inside the "List" window, you should see all of your proxies. You could add your private proxies or just use public proxies. This software has tonnes of public proxy sources so those tend to suffice for my purposes. You can click on the "Add/Edit ProxySites" [sic] button to choose your public proxy sources but I find that the default proxies are enough. Do not select too many proxy sources as it will take forever to scrape them which can slow down your campaigns. The green box on the above image shows all the checked proxies and quite naturally, the red box contains all the unchecked proxies.

4 GSA Content Generator - Proxy Options

4 GSA Content Generator - Proxy Options

If you click on the "Options" button, you should this this window. These are my custom configurations. I like to "Automatically search for new proxies ever [60] minutes" only when there are "less than [100] active proxies". I also like to "test proxies", all good and bad. You can select the "test to perform" to check the validity of each proxy. I just go with the Bing option. If you are running your software on a more powerful computer, VPS or a dedicated server, you may want to increase the proxy checking threads a little to speed up the proxy collection and checking.

5 GSA Content Generator - Proxies

5 GSA Content Generator - Proxies

Coming back to our "List", this is what you should see once the software has started to collect and verify proxies.

6 GSA Content Generator - Add and Edit Proxy Sites

6 GSA Content Generator - Add and Edit Proxy SitesThis section is useful for adding public proxy sources. By default, your software will already have some proxy sources selected and those tend to be enough.

7 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project

7 GSA Content Generator - Create a New ProjectLet us now get to the meat and bones of this tutorial. To create a new project, click on the "New" open book icon and select how you would like to create your project. I usually choose to "Create a New Project (Advanced" but you could also create a new project using the Wizard.

8 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard

8 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the WizardIf you go for the wizard option, you will first need to define the language for your articles.

9 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Enter Your Keywords for Scraping Articles

9 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Enter Your Keywords for Scraping ArticlesNow you will need to enter your keywords for scraping articles. You can hit the "find related keywords" if you do not have a proper keyword list. I get my keywords from competitor site category menus, products names, ahrefs and many other sites.

10 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Customise Article Style

10 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Customise Article StyleIn this section, you are telling the software how to style your article. You can tell the software to add images, videos, authority links and spin the articles with spin syntax. Make sure you click on "configure" to configure your content spinners.

11 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Configure your Content Spinners

11 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Configure your Content SpinnersInside the configuration window, you can add content spinner services to use for spinning your scraped articles. It is important to spin your articles to make sure that they are as unique as possible, especially if you are going to be using them with GSA SER.

12 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings

12 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings

You will now have the option to "Open Advanced Settings".

13 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Add Backlinks

13 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Add Backlinks

Inside the advanced settings, you will be able to add your "Backlink URL(s)" and "Anchors". One thing I really like is that you can match the URLs to the anchor text to ensure very high relevancy.

14 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Article Sources

14 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Article Sources

Under the "Sources" tab, you can select your article sources as well as add custom sites from which to scrape content. I usually like to add niche-relevant magazines and newspapers as they are a real content galore of niche-related articles!

15 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output

15 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output

The "Output" tab is very important and contains some important configuration options. I usually like to generate a max number of articles with around 4-5 paragraphs per articles. I also like to include "Title with keywords" and "Add Lists" for greater topical relevance. I like to insert images and videos and also "use keywords for alt/title values in images/videos" - good for article SEO. I always check the "Insert URLs/Anchors" and "Insert authority links". The latter is a process of adding links of authority sites from your niche whilst the former option is the process of adding your URLs and anchors that you specified earlier on in the project (for backlinks). To keep my backlinks natural, I like to insert generic, url and domain anchors. I also insert "spin syntax" (by clicking on configure, you will be able to add your content spinning service providers). I use character spinning, HTML variations, random paragraph spoilers/decorations. The "Automatically export articles when done" option will enable you to export your scraped and spun articles to a wide range of SEO software and other output formats. I usually just export all the articles to my GSA SER projects. Remember that for every project that you create using the software, you will only be able to export all respective articles from this one project to only one GSA SER project. To help you with the management side of things, ensure that your GSA SER and GSA Content Generator projects have the same names. This helps it easier to match projects.

16 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output - Export Settings

16 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output - Export Settings

As discussed above, I like to export my articles to the GSA search Engine Ranker. Click Ok.

18 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output - Select Project in GSA SER

18 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Output - Select Project in GSA SER

Now select your project name in GSA SER to which all the articles should be exported. Do you remember what I said about having the same project names inside GSA SER and GSA Content Generator? It helps to see which projects still need articles and just makes management a whole lot easier.

19 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Filters

19 GSA Content Generator - Create a New Project Using the Wizard - Advanced Settings - Filters

The filter/modify tab contains a list of words that you would not like to appear in your articles. So the software basically replaces all the blacklisted keywords with an alternative words. This is a good filter to avoid spammy keywords in your articles. Remember that Google uses the context of each article to decide on its quality and how it should be positioned within the internal algorithms.

20 GSA Content Generator - Article Scraping Progress

20 GSA Content Generator - Article Scraping Progress

This is how everything looks like once the software starts scraping articles.

I hope that you have found this guide useful. I have tried to make it as complete as possible. I have not gone into the very minute details because some things are what they say on the label.

I have created some very handy videos whilst creating some campaigns for one of my clients. As the saying goes, practice makes it perfect! I made a couple of example videos to help you to get into the swing of things!

GSA CONTENT GENERATOR TUTORIAL 1 (PRACTICAL EXAMPLE)

GSA CONTENT GENERATOR TUTORIAL 2 (PRACTICAL EXAMPLE)

GSA CONTENT GENERATOR TUTORIAL 3 (PRACTICAL EXAMPLE)

 


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