WP-Syndicator - Anyone using it?

Profile picture of the author Adam Roy by Adam Roy Posted: 08/29/2010
I'd like to hear some reviews on WP syndicator.

I already searched the forum and got nothing.
#wpsyndicator

  • Profile picture of the author cosmoslad
    cosmoslad
    I picked it up when Andy had his WSO. Great system, easy to set up and nicely automated for your WP site. Highly recommended!
  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Adam Roy
    Does it syndicate well with minimum errors?
  • Profile picture of the author D Baker
    D Baker
    I don't know why you should pay this much for something you can do for free.

    Using WP plugin called Shorten2Ping you can automatically syndicate your posts to Ping.fm 30+ services.

    When it was sold for $9.97 is was a good buy, but I am not sure it is worth the price today.
  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Adam Roy
    I have various submissions software including rss bots, social bookmarking bots, directory bots etc
  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    excoder01
    Syndication works if the site your syndicating two have a high PR or at least indexed in Google.

    I see people using WPsyndicator by creating tons of accounts on (vox, livejournal, blogger,etc) -- but if those sites of yours are not indexed yet, there's not much point.
  • Profile picture of the author BizWebMan
    BizWebMan
    I purchased the plugin and it is easy to set up, just needs a little time initially to set up the web 2.0 accounts.

    Any news on updates to WP Syndicator with updates for additional sites etc would be really useful to help keep it current. Things do seem to have gone very quiet since all the buzz around the launch.

    Have pm'd both Andy and John.

    Grahame
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    It does not work for blogger for me which is HUGE. I get this error:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Zend_Loader in /home/site/public_html/wp-content/plugins/tpc-memory-usage/library/Zend/Loader.php on line 31
    If I can't get this resolved I'll probably request a refund and look elsewhere. I emailed the creator but no replies yet. Granted it's only been 12hrs, I'll give him a bit more time before requesting a full refund.
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    I just purchased this plugin yesterday for full price ($67) for multiple domain uses. Here's the low down...

    It supports 15 web 2.0 sites (including Twitter). You have to sign up to each site manually if you aren't already a member or don't have another program that does this for you. You could always outsource or take an hour out of your day to sign up. No biggie.

    The plugin installs like any typical plugin and is ready to use after 5 minutes of configuration. Very intuitive and easy to do.

    You'll need to sign up for a bit.ly account if you don't already have one and input your username and API. Again, very simple. you can also configure the excerpt length, auto syndicate, max daily posts and default anchor text. - Which you can also do in each post as you post in the future, the default is just in case you forget to include anchor text.

    The 15 WEB 2.0 sites currently supports:

    Wordpress.com
    Blogger
    Tumblr
    Plurk
    Multiply
    Type Pad
    Live Journal
    Vox
    Friend Feed
    Xanga
    Indenti.ca
    Blewllow
    Bright Kite
    Youare
    Twitter

    However, not all work or are 'dofollow'. Blogger does not work for me and I contacted support. After 24 hours, still no reply and I can't really seem to find an actual support link on the website. Not really sure how this works but it isn't easy getting support so far.

    Vox is no longer. They are closing the doors September 30th. So that scratches that one off the list of 15 web 2.0 sites.

    These are nofollow, so no SEO benefit will be given:
    Plurk - nofollow
    Friendfeed - nofollow
    Youare - nofollow
    Xanga - nofollow

    The plugin also seems to be a bit of memory hog. Not a good thing.

    I use TwitterFeed so I don't need the Twitter function part of this plugin. I like TwitterFeed because it's offsite.

    Oh, I signed up for all the accounts 30-40 hrs before I used the plugin and filled out my profiles on each account so it doesn't look spammy to the webmaster. Well, turns out I was suspended from Blellow after two submissions.

    So all in all, there's really only like seven WEB 2.0 sites that are useful. But it's still nice getting the link out there and I'm sure it'll give a little bit more of a boost after the WEB 2.0 sites get indexed and start gaining some authority. I'll need to link build the useful seven WEB 2.0 sites to help get them more strength. Is the plugin worth $67? I don't know... I think it's overpriced for what you actually get.

    Here's the summary break down:

    • Support - 1 out of 10 (poor) so far
    • Ease of Use - 8 out of 10
    • Functionality - 5 out of 10 (half the web 2.0 sites either don't work, won't work in the future or are nofollow)
    • Value - 6 out of 10 (bit overpriced IMO)
    • Cons - Support, half the WEB 2.0 sites are useless, overpriced, memory hog
    • Pros - Easy to use, after it's all setup it does all the work behind the scenes, despite of only seven useful WEB 2.0 sites it'll still help build backlinks
    • End thought - Shop around for something cheaper... I'm sure there's plugins out there that can be had free or cheap. maybe Incansoft has something?

    Hope you find this review helpful.
  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    pearsonbrown
    Doesn't this just do what Posterous does for free?

    Pearson
  • Profile picture of the author seo_submission
    seo_submission
    Actually what they do is to build link to their website so their website will get more traffic. But do you know that all of those ways to increase traffic can be done by this plugin

    But error generated is more by using WP-syndicator
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    Originally Posted by pearsonbrown View Post

    Doesn't this just do what Posterous does for free?

    Pearson
    I'm not sure. It appears Posterous crossposts while this plugin syndicates directly.

    I now have this plugin working on 3 domains using 2 different sets of WEB 2.0 accounts. I am worried that if I syndicate too much on one WEB 2.0 account I will get suspended for spamming.

    One of my autoblogs get over 30 posts per day which is syndicating other blogs content (Yes I have permission from the blog owners) and so far I have not been suspended. Except by Blellow when I submitted my first 2 posts.

    I wonder if Incansoft has something relatively similar...?
  • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
    4morereferrals
    Originally Posted by excoder01 View Post

    Syndication works if the site your syndicating two have a high PR or at least indexed in Google.

    I see people using WPsyndicator by creating tons of accounts on (vox, livejournal, blogger,etc) -- but if those sites of yours are not indexed yet, there's not much point.

    This issue is easily remedied with some backlinks and regular post activity. Ive tested web 2.o posting and indexation rates pretty extensively

    This will get you backlinks and indexation. it doesnt happen all by day5. Its pretty minor task getting the web 2 blogs sites indexing and working great.
  • Profile picture of the author emigre
    emigre
    Definitely not worth the money.

    Like someone already pointed out, microblogs are nofollow links except for brightkie, blogger is not working, Vox is closed although you can transfer an existing blog to typepad free.

    So you only get dofollow links for wordpress, tumblr, multiply, livejournal, typepad and brightkite.
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    Originally Posted by emigre View Post

    Definitely not worth the money.

    Like someone already pointed out, microblogs are nofollow links except for brightkie, blogger is not working, Vox is closed although you can transfer an existing blog to typepad free.

    So you only get dofollow links for wordpress, tumblr, multiply, livejournal, typepad and brightkite.

    Update:

    After a few days of using this plugin, Wordpress, Live Journal, Type Pad and Xanga all stopped working after 8 successful submissions. If you are an owner of this software, you may want to check to see if yours are working too.

    So only what.... that's like 3 microblogs working for me now? Ugh! I want a refund.

    I sent three more emails to support the past 24 hours and still no help. I wonder if this plugin was abandoned?
  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Focused Action
    I am setting up on numerous blogs as we speak - I am taking my time - will manually post slowly - will complete the profile info at each site - all of my links are to websites with tons of content, so not spammy links - i will also backlink each of the sites - submit each rss feed to rss aggregators - i think (hope) by slowly building this up i can eventually put on auto-pilot and really reap the benefits ! Or I will have wasted another day in internet marketing hell
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    Originally Posted by curtroese View Post

    I am setting up on numerous blogs as we speak - I am taking my time - will manually post slowly - will complete the profile info at each site - all of my links are to websites with tons of content, so not spammy links - i will also backlink each of the sites - submit each rss feed to rss aggregators - i think (hope) by slowly building this up i can eventually put on auto-pilot and really reap the benefits ! Or I will have wasted another day in internet marketing hell

    I just sent a request for a refund. It appears this plugin is no longer supported and it won't syndicate to over half the sites it suppose to (**though it did work for some for 8 successful post, it just stopped working). I just flushed $67 bucks down the toilet. This was my birthday present to myself and I got burned.

    I strongly urge people to stay clear from this plugin!




    - **
    After it stopped working for Wordpress, Live Journal, Type Pad and Xanga, I disabled the plugin and deleted it and all the files. I used "Clean Options" plugin to make sure it was 100% deleted. I reinstalled and it still didn't work and re-inputted all the login details and still doesn't work. I tried everything! I spent the last 2 or 3 days trying to fix the issues!!!

    And still no support from the people who gladly took my $67 dollars. What a miserable miserable plugin!

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Focused Action
    From what I know, the developer of this plugin is very reputable and not sure your conclusion to "stay away" is accurate. You gave your review and hopefully the developer can step in with their response.
  • Profile picture of the author excoder01
    excoder01
    It's reputable - but is it getting results?
  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    Focused Action
    Originally Posted by excoder01 View Post

    It's reputable - but is it getting results?
    Great question!! I cant figure out what really works - I just keep trying to build backlinks the best I can. I assume if I can get the web 2.0 sites indexed and the spiders to crawl the links back to my site - I will get improvement in search engine results. If I can automate this, then that is another benefit.
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    gearmonkey
    Originally Posted by curtroese View Post

    From what I know, the developer of this plugin is very reputable and not sure your conclusion to "stay away" is accurate. You gave your review and hopefully the developer can step in with their response.
    I wish the developer would come in here.. but heck, I can't even get an email back from them.... after sending about 5 emails through the course of about 3 days.

    When someone drops $67 cold hard cash on a plugin that works, maybe, 50% as advertised, while not getting any support or help... that's pretty shady imo. So yes, I would say my conclusion of "stay away" is completely accurate. This has been one of the worse software experiences I have ever dealt with.

    Every time I send a message I get an auto response saying he will reply to the support ticket ASAP and that he "lives at his computer". Well, he hasn't "lived at his computer" in 3 days. Yet here I am stuck with a $67 piece of software that doesn't work as advertised.

    I paid via PayPal, can I file a PayPal claim to freeze my money for a full refund? I sent a refund request to the developer about 8-10 hours ago and still no response. I'm getting worried that I was scammed.

    Perhaps I should file a claim through PayPal before its too late...

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