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Submitting articles

Postby TheTeddyBearLady » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:58 pm

I have found that by manually submitting my articles I get great exposure and visibility to my market. Wondering if I can get some feedback on the automated services vs manual postings of articles?

I write articles on running a business, gift buying, how to select the perfect gift, teddy bear care tips, and anything that relates to gift collecting.

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Re: Submitting articles

Postby Lynn Terry » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:42 pm

TheTeddyBearLady wrote:Wondering if I can get some feedback on the automated services vs manual postings of articles?


You might enjoy my review of Article Announcer that is posted on the main site. This is one of the automated programs, though there are several. You might not be interested in this particular program, which is fine, but scroll down to the section where it says "Yes you can do all of this without the software" - that's where I posted some of my thoughts & personal experiences ;)
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Will check it out

Postby TheTeddyBearLady » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:18 pm

Thanks for the informaiton Lynn. I appreciate it.
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Postby Tim_Myth » Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:05 am

Check the app in my sig. It is free, and it may help you get your articles out to a few more places. Submitting articles is a great way to generate traffic as well as backlinks.
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Postby suranga1970 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:17 pm

I had great success in submitting articles manually, but now there are huge number of available article directories. It is time consuming and almost impossible to submit new articles on a regular basis to most of them manually. That is why it is important to use a good automated article submitting software program.
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Postby john925 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:45 pm

I have looked, but couldn't find your submission software.

Tim_Myth wrote:Check the app in my sig. It is free, and it may help you get your articles out to a few more places. Submitting articles is a great way to generate traffic as well as backlinks.
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Postby Tim_Myth » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:14 pm

Hmm. I wonder if that got edited out of my sig or if I just screwed up. (If I violated a policy by linking to to the software's download page, I'm sorry!) The download page is http://www.after5webdesign.com/software.html.

It is also available at download.com, or you can also google "Article Distributor" to find it for that matter. There are a few hundred download sites mirroring it.
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Postby john925 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:28 pm

Thanks for the link.

I have bookmarked it so that I can take a further look at it in the future.

When you download the software how will you credit from it. Do you have ads on the software or something.
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Postby Tim_Myth » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:20 pm

My "payment" is that I place a link to the software's download page at the end of your resource box. The exact phrase is "Submitted with Article Distributor", and Article Distributor is linked to http://www.after5webdesign.com/software.html. All told, it eats up 89 characters of your resource box. This means that if your resource box is rather full (say 200 characters), my link gets cut off. Also, you are welcome to delete this link, but taking the time to do that kind of defeats the purpose of using a program to submit articles.

This does not help as much as you might think because Google discounts sitewide links. Once they see more than a few dozen links on one domain, they quit counting. It also doesn't really target any of my keywords.

I am working on Version 3.0 now (I've kind of dropped development of 2.0 because VB6 sucks at working with XML), and one feature of Version 3 will be a pay version that does not put a link in your resource box. Another feature will be that it will submit to more article directories than just the ones using the article dashboard script.

I know it sounds corny, but my other "payment" is a belief that I am doing something good and helpful. I personally find it insane to pay $367 or even $127 for software that just submits articles. When Windows (a mildly important thing like your operating system) only costs $199.95 and it only takes 60-80 hours of development time (being incredibly generous here) to make your software, why should I charge hundreds of dollars? Let's assume I spend 80 hours coding and want to make at least $500 an hour for my time. I also assume I will sell a mere 400 copies of my software, so I should charge $100 per copy. If I only spend 40 hours coding, I can get by charging $50 to still make $500 an hour. If I sell 800 copies, I can charge a paltry $25. I guess my philosophies might be different than most, but I blame it on good parents. :P
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Postby Tim_Myth » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:26 pm

Oh, and I forgot, when version 2 (and version 3 as well) opens, it opens to a page with ads. You can click or not. Your choice. I will also be selling ad space on the page, but I haven't hammered out the details yet. I'm open to suggestions. :D
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:45 am

Tim_Myth wrote:Hmm. I wonder if that got edited out of my sig or if I just screwed up. (If I violated a policy by linking to to the software's download page, I'm sorry!) The download page is http://www.after5webdesign.com/software.html.


Just for the record, I didnt mess with your sig ;) I'm pretty open about the Signatures - and will generally PM (private message) a member if I have a concern about what's there.

Long story short - you are welcome to put the download link there if you like :D
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Postby Tim_Myth » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:38 am

Lol, OK. Thanks Lynn. :)
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Postby ElevatingYourBusiness » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:11 am

Here is an article that might assist you...

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Want To Use A Submission Service To Submit Your Articles
http://topten.org/public/AA/AA545.html
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Using Article Submitters

Postby wthomas46 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:01 pm

I have been submitting my articles manually thinking that even though it is time intensive, by doing it this way, I am able to submit my articles to the proper category. For those who have used Article Submission Software, are articles able to be categorized by mass submitting or do a lot of articles wind up in wrong or general categories?
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Postby skyjoe76 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:07 pm

You can try Article Submitter. It's semi-auto. This allow you to select the category ensuring that your article is submitted to the proper category.
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