I've ranked websites in the past with spun content, and now they are still on #1 position of google. First year (2014) google found me because my spun was really bad, many paragraphs were just copied and my position drop from #2 to around #20 after a panda update. Later I cleaned all my text with better spun (I didn't buy any article!), my ranking went up again, and with more backlinks I reached #1 and it is still there

4. Tier 2 content (content that is keyword rich and relevant to your niche. Doesn’t have to be all that readable, it just has to be indexable by a search engine.)– Here put same options as with the Tier 1 content situation with the only difference that you set the 1st input to “Regular.” It is important that lower tiers have a lower quality of content compared to upper tiers.