I’ve been advertising Instant Article Wizard for about a week or so and I’ve been using it a little longer than that, having built around 20 articles using it. A few people have asked me about this product and I thought I’d provide a review of this product to let you know a little more about it and how you can use it to write niche blog articles.
The Basics of Instant Article Wizard
Instant Article Wizard is a Windows program that runs on your PC that accesses a remote database that contains sentences related to thousands of keywords. After searching for and retrieving sentences related to your keyword, you then assemble these sentences into a base article by dragging and dropping them into an article template. You would then copy this article to your blog editor to polish it up for publication. You can view the video on their site to see exactly how easy this works.
The nice thing here is that you can use it to research things that you don’t know a lot about. This allows you to use it to come up with a decent article about your keyword(s). For example, I didn’t know a lot of about salmon fishing in Alaska when I started this article. It would have probably taken me several hours to go to various fishing and reference web sites and put together a passable article. However, using Instant Article Wizard it took me less than 15 minutes to go from finding the keywords to clicking the publish button.
Best Article Building Practices
One important thing to note is that a raw article you build with Instant Article Wizard probably won’t pass the Copyscape test since the article will be cobbled together from sentences from several articles from various sources. I don’t recommend you use the raw article. Instead, take this article and treat it like you would a PLR article, doing a minor rewrite as I described in The Art of the Rewrite. I’d also recommend that you add in a few connecting sentences of your own and any ideas you might have as well. This will insure a good, if somewhat superficial, article, just right for niche blog articles.
Remember, you should be using the tool as a way to save you time doing research on a topic, not to weave an article together from other peoples’ words. If you use it as a research tool, this will get you the best results and will help you avoid duplicate content problems. If you just publish the raw articles, you may as well expect to be filtered for duplicate content and maybe even get complaints from time to time.
Well, you know everything can’t be perfect. Here are a few problems I found:
1. The service can run slow at times when accessing the server. This could indicate that better optimization could be done on the server or some kind of local caching of data might help. I’ve had to do both these things with my web service applications that handled large encrypted medical records.
2. The guy behind Instant Article Wizard, Jonathan Leger, is an experienced Internet marketer. This means he knows all about building a list and using it and that means that you’ll be getting plenty spam and bacn autoresponder emails from him and his partners if you choose to opt-in. Of course, his emails sometimes contain some useful hints and tips so some of it might be worthwhile if you don’t mind even more stuff arriving in your crowded inbox.
3. I think the program could be improved a bit by allowing more sorting and filtering options and by allowing cut and paste to work normally inside of some of the text areas.
4. If you’re a Mac or Linux user you’re out of luck. I’d recommend Jonathan put someone on writing a web based PHP or Ruby on Rails version of program to open up that market and to allow web based access to the service for Windows users.
Is It Worth $67?
Yes, I think it is. My job is developing software and I’ve developed web service applications similar to Instant Article Wizard for the medical and insurance industries. A custom program like this would typically cost a minimum of $30,000 to develop if you used skilled programmers and not the cheapest, lowest skilled, ones you could find. And that doesn’t include ongoing maintenance costs, only the initial development.
There’s a lot of value packed into that $67 since not only do they provide you with the program but it includes ongoing access to their article database service. Some companies doing similar things charge a monthly fee for access to the database. I hope that they never go in this direction or I’ll have to start coding something myself.
When I look at the time saving it affords me both in terms of researching article content and in programming something similar my self, I thought it was well worth the price.
If you’re getting into niche blogging I recommend that you give this program a look. You don’t have to buy Instant Article Wizard using my affiliate link but I’d appreciate it if you did. But I think you’ll be missing out on a big timesaver if you don’t buy it and want to craft unique articles for your niche blogs quickly.