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Article Marketing JOKE of the Day - Bukisa

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:09 pm
by Adrian Jock
Amazing story!

A few months ago I joined Bukisa and since that moment I posted some articles. Not for the money they pay (peanuts), not for traffic (close to zero if I compare them with EzineArticles) or SEO but ... very sad ... for saving my time. (I wasted too much time dealing with copyright infringements sent to article directories that are not very professional and accept articles submitted by content thieves)

Everything was fine till today when I discovered that yesterday they published the last article I submitted but ... guess what ... they removed my resource box! Of course, they didn't bother to notify me :evil:

I contacted them by Twitter ... no reply.

I used their contact form and very quickly I got an answer, an amazing answer:

"We apologize for not letting you know after it was done. We do not allow Resource Boxes. Your information must only be on your profile."

I said to myself, "Whaaat?" :shock: and I replied to that nice guy asking him to remove my article from that site because they do NOT have my permission to publish it without a resource box. No answer, no action. The guy replied to my first message and then disappeared.

I tried to delete the article while logged into my account. Not possible even if in theory there is a button there for such action ...

Then ...

I checked once again my previous approved articles. All of them had the resource boxes in place :? Then I read once again the Terms of Use. Nothing about that weird and new rule :? Then I checked other articles approved TODAY (one day after my article) but belonging to other authors. Guess what? I just found out an article that has a promotional link inside the body of the article and it has also a resource box :?

Well ... since that moment I sent more emails to the Customers Support. No one ever responded, no one added back my resource box, no one deleted my article. Nothing.

A few months ago I even promoted Bukisa ... Shame on me! :oops:

What do you think about this joke of customers support & site?

Re: Article Marketing JOKE of the Day - Bukisa

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:25 am
by Adrian Jock
Adrian Jock wrote:Then I checked other articles approved TODAY (one day after my article) but belonging to other authors. Guess what? I just found out an article that has a promotional link inside the body of the article and it has also a resource box :?


Here are some updates:

1) I pointed to Bukisa staff other articles APPROVED by them recently including the article mentioned above and published on June 25.

2) I asked them once again to REMOVE my article from their site because they don't have my permission to publish it without a resource box.

3) While my article is not yet removed, the sole answer I received was via Twitter - just another dumb reply:

"Bukisa isn't an article directory, thus we don't allow "resource boxes" however the removal without your knowledge was a mistake" ( https://twitter.com/bukisa/status/2333169719 )

They are very professional, aren't they? :evil: