The Greatest Hoax in History

“But this wasn't the real, original invading army…it was a colossal spin-off army.”

The Allies planned to convince Hitler that the intended invasion was just a diversion, and that the actual invasion was happening over 100 miles away, near Cherbourg. Thus began Operation Quicksilver.

General George Patton

Stage set designers from London's renowned Shepperton Studios were brought in to create the false impression of a massive army where there was none. They created hordes of rubber tanks, and regiments of wooden soldiers. Canvas airplanes were lined up on phony runways, harbors loaded with dummy landing craft. Radio operators transmitted massive amounts of false traffic, commands to and from units that didn't exist.

A professor of architecture from Britain's Royal Academy used defective sewage pipelines and rusty old oil tanks to build an imitation refinery. Motion-picture studio wind machines blasted billows of dust over the scene, making it seem like constructions were going on at a manic rate.

The deceptiveness duped Hitler completely. Even after the Allies charged ashore in Normandy on June 6, the Germans kept their prized Panzer divisions aside, anticipating a phantom invasion from a ghost army that was simply the product of Allied creativity. That allowed the Allies the chance to secure the beachhead and enable the triumph of D-Day.”

How does this spin-off army relate to ranking your content?

Ghost Army Tank

The Nazis were constantly looking for signs of Allied locations, movement, and anything else they could use to precisely locate military forces. In some cases, Allied informants fed Nazis spies information about the phantom spin-off army and even explained the Normandy invasion was a planned distraction.

But how does this relate to you achieving highly ranked content? In this scenario, search engines represent the Nazis forces, constantly searching for signs of your content locations and keywords. On the other hand, you embody the Allied forces and your content is your physical military force, constantly under surveillance monitoring.

When creating content, I do not pile up my “forces” in one spot or use the same types of “troops.” That gives the advantage to the Nazis search engines to find your “troops” and focus in under a watchful algorithmic eye. Instead I utilize a program called Spin Rewriter.

Spin Rewriter takes my textual content and reworks it to look completely different and new, but essentially it’s the same quality information. In other words it creates my phantom content army using hundreds of variations, and it’s up to me to place it where it’ll have the most strategic advantage for ranking optimization.



This is Damon Nelson, co-creator of VidPenguin. Every Friday afternoon I will be sharing lessons “beyond the story” related to my program and other helpful platforms.


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Beyer, R. (2005). The greatest war stories never told: 100 tales from military history to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy. New York, New York: Collins.

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