Submit Your Article.com feedback

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Does anyone here have any experience with Submit Your Article. com?

I'm in need of serious help with article submission (article writing is not an issue), and have so far resisted putting out money for a service. It's time now to bite the bullet.

I just want to choose the best service, and Submit Your Article looks good, but would like feedback.

Thanks.

Catherine
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    to be frank i'm tired of submitting articles...its getting less and less helpful on the submitters side....i was so upset when about 3 days ago i say my article on a random blog...the only link it had was back to articlerich.com and not to my site...


    Sorry to say i have had no experience with that particular site..

    good luck..
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  • Profile picture of the author jtooder
    No experience with that site here either but Article Marketing in general is having less of an impact for SEO. It is still a suggested method as part of link diversity. Be sure that your article marketing is only part of your total strategy.

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    • Profile picture of the author marknel
      Reputed sites like Ezine takes days to approve articles and submitting to less PR sites do not yield expected result.I have resorted to link wheels using web2.0 sites and blogging.
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      • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
        I know there's been some change since Panda, but I didn't expect the first three replies to my query to be so negative regarding article marketing.

        I'll just bump this one time to see if there's anyone at all who has used Submit Your Article.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by CatherineMay View Post

          I didn't expect the first three replies to my query to be so negative regarding article marketing.
          Well, they're strongly negative only about article directory marketing, Catherine, not about article marketing. Very different things.

          Article marketing is positively flourishing. (Especially since the Panda update has to all intents and purposes taken away the previous problem of article directory copies ranking noticeably in the SERP's.)

          But mass submission to article directories decidedly isn't flourishing at all.
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          • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Well, they're strongly negative only about article directory marketing, Catherine, not about article marketing. Very different things.

            Article marketing is positively flourishing. (Especially since the Panda update has to all intents and purposes taken away the previous problem of article directory copies ranking noticeably in the SERP's.)

            But mass submission to article directories decidedly isn't flourishing at all.
            I understand the difference between article marketing, as in syndication, and article directory marketing. I'm working to keep the distinction in my head and be clear about what I'm doing.

            I thought the marketing of articles (that have been carefully edited and altered - I hate the word "spun" - by me, and by not a machine,) would
            still be good for decent backlinks that would aid in the SERPS.

            Is that really no longer the case?

            Catherine
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by CatherineMay View Post

              I thought the marketing of articles (that have been carefully edited and altered - I hate the word "spun" - by me, and by not a machine,) would still be good for decent backlinks that would aid in the SERPS.

              Is that really no longer the case?
              Yes. That's really no longer the case.

              For two main reasons.

              First, as mentioned above, the link-juice of mass-submissions just isn't worth talking about any more. Not only because of the "Panda update". Article directory marketing's been on the way out ever since I've been online (granted, that's not nearly as long as some members here). The Panda update was only the last nail in its coffin-lid. They're just not "decent backlinks".

              Secondly, the link-juice of a backlink has never somehow, magically, been varied by the content to which it's attached being "edited"/"amended"/"spun"/"altered"/"not-previously-published" or whatever you want to call it. Even the people selling spinning software have never maintained that. Editing and altering, whether you do it yourself or mechanically/automated, doesn't make the backlinks worth any more. (Why would it?).
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              • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
                Okay, Alexa, thanks. I guess you've just helped me save some money.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by marknel View Post

        Reputed sites like Ezine takes days to approve articles
        Not when you submit there regularly. Then it takes only hours, not days. It's all a little different from what people expect, these days.

        The backlinks, however, like all article directory backlinks, are non-context-relevant PR-0 ones. And as the saying goes, "100,000 of those backlinks and $3.50 will get you a cappuccino at Starbuck's".

        Originally Posted by marknel View Post

        submitting to less PR sites do not yield expected result.
        Sites don't "have PR", Mark - only pages have PR. I think you're possibly referring to the page ranks of their home pages, but sadly that isn't where your submitted articles are published.

        Originally Posted by marknel View Post

        I have resorted to link wheels using web2.0 sites and blogging.
        If you're making link-wheels, you may find this thread from yesterday pretty relevant.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          The backlinks, however, like all article directory backlinks, are non-context-relevant PR-0 ones. And as the saying goes, "100,000 of those backlinks and $3.50 will get you a cappuccino at Starbuck's".
          Wow! Talk about inflation. First it was 10,000. Then you said 50,000. Now it's 100,000. Can you provide a source for these numbers?

          BTW, Your SEO for Dummies book says on page 428:

          But there is one type of link that is considered the best of them all: the testimonial link.



          A
          testimonial link is a link that appears in a paragraph in the context of a lot of relevant information and then points to you as another resource of information.

          I call "testimonial links" contextual links....Same thing, just different definitions.



          And on page 426, Dummies says:



          It doesn't matter if the link from the hamster site has great anchor text (the text that is the outgoing link). The search engine is going to read the surrounding text around the link on the hamster site, the overall content of the page, and the content of the site itself, and it’s going to figure out that this is a site about hamsters, and hamsters don’t really have anything to do with classic cars (unless, of course, instead of horsepower, your car runs on “hamster” power).




          As you can see according to Alexa's favorite SEO textbook, not only does the anchor text supply relevancy/context, so does the "surrounding text", the "overall content of the page", in addition to the content of the site.



          It seems Dummies and I disagree with Alexa concerning relevancy and context. Sure, the entire site a link comes from is a consideration for context, but even more so IMO is the anchor text, the text immediately before and after the anchor text (called "proximity" by SEO experts), as well as all the content on the page itself, including (especially) the page title.



          So, according to Dummies (and me) context and relevancy isn't just site specific, but also takes into consideration on-page factors for the page the link is on.



          Because of this, look for article directories and other resources that allow for contextual/testimonial links in the articles themselves for optimal link relevancy when submitting articles for SEO purposes.



          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Yes. That's really no longer the case.

          Secondly, the link-juice of a backlink has never somehow, magically, been varied by the content to which it's attached being "edited"/"amended"/"spun"/"altered"/"not-previously-published" or whatever you want to call it. Even the people selling spinning software have never maintained that. Editing and altering, whether you do it yourself or mechanically/automated, doesn't make the backlinks worth any more. (Why would it?).

          This depends on how one defines "link juice". If relevancy and context are part of the definition of "link juice", please read pages 426-428 of your favorite SEO textbook for more info.
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  • Profile picture of the author jtooder
    If you are referring to things like getting unique articles posted on quality sites, yes article marketing works. The theme should be quality over quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author murtuza
    I have used 'Article Marketing Robot' software. It is a good one. My initial testing bought my site on page 2 for 5 moderate competing keywords with just 3 spinned article submission for these 5 keywords each, so I got excited with it.

    However you have to do other things right like keyword research, onpage optimization, page linking structure, etc to get good seo results, I had those things in place and combined with AMR it went out great. These are my results. Sorry I have no experience with submit your article...
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Back to the OP's question, SubmitYourArticle.com is a decent service.

    They have been around since circa 2005, and while they do submit to article directories, their service offers much more than that.

    SYA submits to article directories, blogs and mailing lists of opt-in publishers looking for content.

    The only reservation I have ever had about SYA is their introduction of article spinning as an additional service in 2009. It was a direction that I felt hurt their service more than helped it. But then people know how I feel about article spinning in general.

    Steve Shaw owns SYA, and to my estimation, he is a good guy.

    People have always tried to lump a dozen or so companies into a group that they referred to as, "my competition" in the article distribution industry.

    I have always disagreed with those over-generalized statements.

    What I am willing to agree to is the SYA is the article distribution service that most closely resembled my own, until they added the article spinning option. Now, their service is very different than my own, in the regard that they encourage article spinning and I don't.

    Several of my customers don't see article distribution services as a decision about "who is the best?"

    Instead, they see the various article submission services as an opportunity to reach more and different publishers.

    For example, Willie Crawford uses my service and SYA in conjunction with one another. He uses a variety of services to reach even larger audiences of publishers, in hopes of reaching ever larger audiences of readers.

    I agree with that philosophy.

    Under my own name, I never use a competing service, because I am afraid people will say, "Well, why is he using someone else's service if his is so good?"

    However, when I write under pseudonyms, I use their services and mine, because like Willie Crawford, I want access to more publishers and more readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dele
    I have used "Submit Your Article" and had to opt out after a while. It's services are alright but what i find unrealistic is the fees charged. I think about $64/month. and that to me is not worth the service provided. Were it to be about $20, i would readily recommend them.

    I also don't believe the submissions are done as extensively as advertised i.e. "to 1000's of article directories". You can't verify anyway, as you only get to know only a few of the article directories they claim they make submissions to, with the others undisclosed with the excuse of "trade secret"
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Dele View Post

      I also don't believe the submissions are done as extensively as advertised i.e. "to 1000's of article directories". You can't verify anyway, as you only get to know only a few of the article directories they claim they make submissions to, with the others undisclosed with the excuse of "trade secret"

      The ugly truth in these situations is that they may very well submit to 1,000's of article directories.

      The problem is, "How many of those directories are currently approving articles, and how many have managers on the job?"

      Who cares if you submit to somewhere, if the place where you submit will never approve the article, because the site has fallen into disuse?

      That is why I stopped playing the "we submit to X number of sites" game years ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by Dele View Post

      I have used "Submit Your Article" and had to opt out after a while. It's services are alright but what i find unrealistic is the fees charged. I think about $64/month. and that to me is not worth the service provided. Were it to be about $20, i would readily recommend them.

      I also don't believe the submissions are done as extensively as advertised i.e. "to 1000's of article directories". You can't verify anyway, as you only get to know only a few of the article directories they claim they make submissions to, with the others undisclosed with the excuse of "trade secret"
      Bear in mind that SYA has 2 membership plans to choose from now: Silver level at $47 per month (a $1 7 day trial) and Gold Level for $67 a month with the same $1 7 day trial.

      I like SYA because it saves me time. Try hiring someone to do all this for you and you'd be paying far more than $67 a month. And yes, it makes me money across several niches.

      What a lot of people fail to understand is that using a service like SYA is not going to give you an overnight ROI. These things take time. Steve Shaw recommends submitting 8 articles per month per product / per website to get good results. But my experience has shown that people give up on article marketing too soon and don't even submit that much.

      You have to give it time. Here's what I like to ask people: if you knew ahead of time that if 300 submitted articles would allow you to quit your job how quickly would you write them or have them outsourced?

      Now 300 is a not-so-random number. It could be 150, it could be 427 for all I know. Article marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. Which is why article marketers who know their USP, know how to provide value, and have a long term view, always come out again.

      And the traffic you get will continue for decades. You couldn't stop it if you wanted to. I have articles from 1999 that still bring me traffic.

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      • Profile picture of the author 123andyt
        I have actually been considering signing up with SYA for a while as they seem to offer a range of submissions from the traditional article directories, to their own blogs, to user submitted blogs looking for content.... this would seem to me to be a very well rounded and varied distribution service.....

        Like all such services it depends on how much you use it ... if you use it only once per month then chances are it is not going to provide value... but if you submit an article a day then that's 30 articles "out there" and distributed, who knows where it could lead?

        To the OP why don't you sign up for the 7 day trial and test them out for $1... that's what I am about to do and I'll report back here as to whether I will continue with the service or not ....
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    While I have used their service I can guarentee that they do not go to all those directories they promise.

    But it comes back to content. Google loves it and other people need it. if you create a good article and it only gets flung to several highly ranking directories, you can get a massive amount of traffic. Now if you article goes viral...look out. LOL.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author octars
    I'm using it since late 2011 and still using it until now, I like to diversity my backlinks, so I submit to a lot of article submission services, software ,etc
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    • Profile picture of the author serendipitous1
      I've never used it myself and will echo a few other comments in this thread, that I have had the worst of luck posting articles. I seem to never get good rankings and yes, people won't think twice about ripping off your unique content.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestseoexpert
    It didn't helped me. You should publish articles to fresh new articles sites that are SEO friendly, for example you can use Free Article Directory – Submit Articles – HighQContent.com
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  • Profile picture of the author fatih bulut
    i was thinking they stopped their service. and personally i dont recommend
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  • Profile picture of the author prfalco
    I just cancelled my subscription and asked for a refund because of lack of results, system problems that were driving me crazy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abitha
      No I haven't tried submitting in that directory. It has no page rank at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Wickaman
        I dropped $2 back in May just to experiment and submitted an article. Traffic went from 5-8 a day to 75-100 a day and peaked at 140 before completely dropping off. Had a couple months like that and made a lot of sales. Now I'm back to 5-8 a day. Did SYA attribute to this? No clue...but I'm going to submit another article just to see what happens. Maybe it just helps temporarily? I'm a complete newbie when it comes to all this backlink stuff, now that I have content on my sites I'm begining to learn more and focus on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author fazeel
    Submitting article to such blog which are of your niche is better then article submitting sites..That my personal experience...
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