The biggest thread and probably most informational when evaluating senuke and looking for input from warriors, is this thread... http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...73-senuke.html Congrats to warrior Barry Walls for kicking this one off =p
This thread is still going. This thread is also the reason I decided to make this post. Since that thread, every month I get a few pm's regarding my posts within that thread. The majority are in reference to senuke alternatives.
To start off, this post is going to provide my personal opinion on senuke. There will be plenty of warriors who will disagree and those who agree. My only intent is to help beginners especially, but also those who may have more experience but are struggling with the high monthly fee, determine if it's right for them and to provide alternatives.
The following are my personal thoughts regarding senuke and it's use, and following that will be my list of one time payment program alternatives.
First, in my opinion the questions surrounding senuke are not an issue of whether it works. It boils down to the issue of cost and value of return investment. If you are currently earning an online income from your IM efforts, then by all means SENuke is an excellent option to reinvest your profits. IF however you are struggling or not making very much, SENuke may not be a wise investment until you can truly afford it so don't stress over not having it or fool yourself into thinking that you do NEED it.
The tool does indeed work in the fashion that it automates "seo" methods that each of us do, outsource, or will do manually. We all know we need to incorporate bookmarking, rss feed submission, pinging, article submission, and using web 2.0 platforms in our ranking efforts. Senuke accomplishes all of this quite nicely and smoothly in fact, all automated which saves us a great deal of time.
That being said, senuke is NOT a magic tool and does NOT achieve ranking results. YOU are the one who will achieve or fail to achieve high rankings. This tool is worthless if you are not properly conducting niche and keyword research. So beginners, DO NOT make the mistake in thinking that this tool will in some way turn your efforts and campaigns around and start making you tons of money all of a sudden. In fact, I don't recommend this tool for any beginners. As a beginner you should go through each of these processes manually to understand what it is you're doing and what it is you're trying to accomplish.
For beginners especially, hearing and seeing all the countless warriors rave about how senuke has achieved all their great success is misleading. I can tell you that myself and any other warrior around here can and do achieve the same results if not better without senuke. Again, it's a tool and simply speeds up the process of standard "seo" tasks.
Due to what senuke is able to accomplish, many new users simply go and blast links all over the place. This in my opinion is a mistake and although you may see very quick positive results, I guarantee you that I and other experienced warriors could come right behind you and steal your rankings without using senuke and using less back links. Point being, it's not senuke the tool and creating tons of back links that is special, you need to understand and apply the correct linking structure and have a focused seo plan.
I could really go in depth on the use of senuke and more on my views, but I've already blown a ton of hot air, but I wanted the main focus of this post to be on alternatives. So I'll get to the alternatives right after this. If you're wondering if senuke works, yes, it most definitely works. It works very nicely in the automatic creation of accounts. It will also help you to achieve great rankings, which leads us to alternatives, because you don't need to pay 127 bones a month to do what senuke does. SENuke is best for marketers who are making an online income and can comfortably cover the cost.
That being said, here are my suggestions for alternatives...
Bookmarking: Bookmarking is NOT dead but it is overrated. I do love senukes bookmarking process, automatic, fast, and allows you to create tons of accounts. You just need to know how to do it properly to avoid ban issues. I created groups of accounts for every week of every month, very easy to do in senuke.
Bookmarking Alternatives: I personally have Bookmarking Demon, SocialBot, and recently bought BookmarkWiz. I have stopped using BMD simply because I don't need as much as BMD can deliver, and it also has a lot of spam type almost "bad for you" type sites in the program.
SocialBot - I recommend SocialBot from BigMike. All of BigMikes programs are very nice, this is one of his best in my opinion. Has all of the top bookmarking sites that you will need and allows for unlimited profiles to be created. The only drawback is you must manually create your accounts. This can easily be outsourced for cheap so no big issue. Plus, the whole process and layout of the program is just really sweet. It is also the cheapest out of these options.
BookmarkWiz - I recently bought BookmarkWiz and am thinking I really like it. This program will most likely replace regular use of SocialBot though I will still continue to use SocialBot. The reason I like BookmarkWiz is because it allows you to automatically create accounts. The first few runs I have done with it have turned out very good and I've actually seen good results, no more than what I would expect from bookmarking. This program has the top sites as well, very nice setup and the process is also very smooth and straightforward. I noticed a WSO on this today for a reduced price, luckily for me I got it even cheaper at the Christmas special =p
RSS SUBMISSION ALTERNATIVES: Again I recommend one of BigMike's products...
RSSBot: This is the only program I am currently using for RSS submission. Has every rss site that you really need for submission. And again, the whole interface, process, and design of RSSBot like all of BigMike's products is just awesome. Very user friendly, straightforward, and looks good. The submission process is always good.
RSS Submit: I mention this program because I have heard good things about it from marketers who I trust and value their opinion. I cannot personally comment as I have not tried it yet. It is much more expensive than RSSBot and since I feel RSSBot lacks nothing, I have seen no need to try RSS Submit.
ARTICLE SUBMISSION ALTERNATIVE: For article submission I highly recommend Automatic Article Submitter. This is a great program, best one of it's kind on the market currently in my opinion.
Automatic Article Submitter: AAS is by brother warrior Milan Kosanovic. This program will atuomatically create, verify, and submit your articles over tons of available article directories. You can set your own options and choose what directories to include or exclude. I have used other programs and services but have since retired them in favor of AAS.
PINGING: Pinging is wide open, I don't have a specific preference here. It does work very well and you should definitely be doing it. Your options are wide open honestly with pinging. Ping-O-Matic works just fine. You have pingler.com, and really if you do a search you can find a bunch of others. I have a program that submits mass url's for pinging that I use, unfortunately I can't remember what the name of it is right now as I'm not on the pc that has it.
VIDEO SUBMISSION ALTERNATIVE: TubeMogul - These days I only use TubeMogul. Like bookmarking, the glory days of video submission have passed in my opinion. No I'm not crying video is dead, it's just not like it was. TubeMogul does a great job of hitting the significant sites. In my opinion you don't need anymore than what it delivers and using a huge video list of no name sites isn't going to help you anymore. TubeMogul is free and very easy to use. Creating tons of accounts through senuke isn't going to give you anymore firepower. Using a service like TrafficGeyser is for power users and is another costly monthly expense. Go with TubeMogul
PROFILE ACCOUNTS ALTERNATIVES: Using the web 2.0 profile maker in senuke is hardly worth it now. Those sites are all spammed and they all have now gone to no follow. That being said I think the guys at senuke will be updating that with better sites.
SEO LINK DOMINATOR: Link Dominator from Steve Hawkins is the way to go here. He has an excellent semi-automated program that is very well laid out and works beautifully to create tons of accounts using all of the standard profile packs you can get from our fellow warriors here.
WEB 2.0 ACCOUNT CREATION: This is where senuke truly shines. I have seen no other program that can automatically create web 2.0 accounts like senuke as smoothly and in number. I wish someone would come out with a one off payment program that creates web 2.0 accounts like this. I have no idea why someone hasn't.
That being said, senuke Light is a decent option for those who can't afford 127 bones a month. With the one time payment programs I have suggested, you get everything that senuke does as well if not better, subscribing to senuke light at 67 bones I believe would then allow you to have web 2.0 auto account creation.
The alternative to even the $67 a month for senuke light would be going with a subscription to M.A.N., UAW, or Free Traffic System(free membership also). Yes, you are also paying around the same, but I think with an article/blog network you're getting better results, more links, and less work. Remember, even though you're creating a bunch of nice web 2.0 properties, you still need to do work to index them. These also often fall to the way side, get deleted, etc... I do belong to FTS, UAW, and use to have a M.A.N. subscription and only dropped it this month because I picked up something new.
So, I think that's it. You can truly avoid the monthly $127 a month by going with one time payment programs that do exactly the SAME thing if not better. The draw to senuke is that it has everything all rolled into one nice little package. SENuke does have the monopoly on the web 2.0 account creation, but I've addressed that to a degree and going into depth on options, alternatives, etc.. would take up even way more space than I already have lol!
Forgive me for writing such a looooong post, but I felt it might be helpful, especially to our fellow marketers who are new. For the record I have been a paying senuke subscriber up to this month which I just canceled. I found an underground system/program that I decided to go with instead, no it's not web2mayhem or bruteforce. You can practically insert both of these programs in place of senuke in this post when it boils down to it.
I also do really like senuke and think it does what it does beautifully. The senuke team are always updating and upgrading so it is an excellent program. Do not interpret this post as a negative review for senuke or that I don't feel it works, because it does.
Also note that I am not an affiliate for any of the programs I have recommended and suggested. I don't know any of the programmers/owners personally, and they haven't paid me to mention their programs in anyway. I use each of the programs I listed unless otherwise noted.
SENuke is truly a luxury tool, if you can afford it there is no issue. If the price tag is too high or uncomfortable for you, you DON'T NEED it. Pay once for the tools above and you have everything you need! The difference in time saved is the difference in how fast you can open each program and in some instances copy/paste your url's =p, as opposed to everything wrapped into one in senuke.
Anyway, I hope this does indeed help people in their decision making process. I apologize for the length of the post, and if you made it this far, get a life! Just Kidding! Maybe I should for writing all this!