ArticleMarketer is getting RIDICULOUS (Rant)

by lavidaloca 22 replies
I'm pretty upset with articlemarketer.com the last few weeks.
I don't know how many of you guys use them, but they are an article distribution service.

I love their distribution because I instantly get like 300+ sometime 600+ backlinks from just one article. And the traffic is also pretty darn good.

But lately I'm getting freaking fed up with their review process.
If you make ONE SIMPLE mistake on your article like a hardline break somewhere in the copy, your article is listed as problematic. Now when you submit the article it says the article will be distributed the next day.

Now when they spot a tiny problem, they hold your article until you fix it.
If you fix it within a few hours after the mistake has been spotted, you can still get your article distributed the next day.

But then they flag my article AGAIN. And this time it's because there is one (unbiased) .com url. I explained keyword research and wish to point people to wordtrackers free tool. They FLAG the article and I have to remove the .com. Oh , and it seems I was just too late. Now I have to wait another entire DAY before my article will be distributed. Yes folks, it has been put into a later timeslot.

Incredible enough, the day the article is suppose to be published...they flag it AGAIN!! Guess what, this time it's because I have yet another line break somewhere in the article. Guess what happens? You guessed right! The article is moved to be published the NEXT day!!!

They are suppose to have this "diamond review process" which is a software or something that scans your articles and then shows the mistakes.

Then they have EDITORS who go through your articles. It's the darn editors who flagged my article the whole time. I'm talking about a 1100 word article here.

They KNOW there is more than 1 mistake but only bother to mention one!
Why don't they mention all the mistakes? I'll tell you why, it's their way of slowing down the distribution of articles on their site.

I generally write articles without incurring any problems whatsoever. I never get articles flagged at EZ so I know the rules.

Anybody else have the same irritating problem?
Please share your thoughts.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #articlemarketer #rant #ridiculous
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  • Profile picture of the author BuddyT
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    • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
      Yes I also realised that. They told me the reason is because their distribution list is actually people who will post your article on their websites. So you need a quality looking article. The longer the article the more people publish it.

      The way they are doing their review process is bothering me a lot. I spend more time trying to get the thing published then writing articles.
      However, I'm not complaining about the effects of successful distributions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      Originally Posted by BuddyT View Post

      The first time I submitted an article that was less than 400 words, they rejected it. Told them F off.
      This is my favorite post ever.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        I have had the same problem with another article distribution service. The last time I had an extra period in the last sentence. That was the last day of my subscription.
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        • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
          They definitely forget who is paying them to submit articles.

          Standards are great but you shouldn't have to resubmit 4 times to get an article in.

          I will not be renewing. Think I only used it a few times before I got fed up.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            I don't get it. Offline writers either need an agent, or have to submit 100 manuscripts, to get published. AM's hurdles seem mild by comparison... ?
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            • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
              Ricter, we pay for the service. Not only that...we are all familiar with the current standards for article marketing. If you pay, you get premium service. But I'm getting crap service. I just wish someone from AM can post here and explain what the hell is going on over there.
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              • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                Unfortunately, in your case, it appears that articlemarketer.com does not care much about customer service...which, in my opinion, is the most important part of any business.

                If you are unhappy with the service, dump 'em.

                Respectfully,
                Allen Graves
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              • Profile picture of the author Ricter
                Originally Posted by lavidaloca View Post

                Ricter, we pay for the service. Not only that...we are all familiar with the current standards for article marketing. If you pay, you get premium service. But I'm getting crap service. I just wish someone from AM can post here and explain what the hell is going on over there.
                OIC. So how do you feel about your return on investment there then? I mean, once you get an article over all their hurdles, do the results exceed those of article placements elsewhere?
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                • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                  I have to ask...

                  In the time it has taken to submit that article to AM, how many could you have submitted to websites where the article would actually carry some weight and give you true SE love?

                  Just some food for thought.

                  AL
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                  • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
                    Allen, it takes way too long for me to browse around and finally getting people to post my article on their site. With AM it gets done automatically and the sites that take your content are not spammy at all. It's sites that get decent traffic and all have pageranks.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                      Originally Posted by lavidaloca View Post

                      Allen, it takes way too long for me to browse around and finally getting people to post my article on their site. With AM it gets done automatically and the sites that take your content are not spammy at all. It's sites that get decent traffic and all have pageranks.
                      If you say so.

                      I see this a lot. If you are not willing to put forth some effort and do a little work (really, it doesn't take that much time or effort, I do it all the time) then you go ahead and spend your hard earned money and energy on all this stress and unnecessary third party crap when you could have complete control over everything yourself.

                      I hate it when people say "I can't do it" or "It takes too long" or "Nobody will work with me" because I know that's a bunch of bullcrap. Cutting corners is just a bad idea in my opinion. Those who are willing to put some into it, will also get some out of it.

                      Whatever.

                      AL
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                      • Profile picture of the author xmx
                        I also had some problems with them just because I
                        wrote Myspace.com and youtube.com in one of my
                        articles, had to remove the .com.

                        And they did not approve one of my articles because
                        they said it was too much a recommendation of an
                        online service I liked (not IM related).
                        The same article was approved the previous week
                        on ezinearticles...
                        I just deleted the article from the account and moved on.


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          • Profile picture of the author Carol666
            Sorry but I disagree,

            I think the service at Article Marketer has improved.
            I submitted 5 articles last night (Sunday). All articles were marked - "will be reviewed by Tue, September 23."
            Yesterday (Monday 22nd Sept) two of the articles were flagged with minor errors, which I corrected then re-posted.
            It is now 1am Tuesday 23rd Sept (in the UK) and all five of my articles have been distributed. I believe it is still Monday in America.

            I cannot fault Article Marketer on this performance

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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle L Hannah
    Yes, I deal with similar problems at AM. They want to maintain their rep for the article sites so these sites will continue to allow them to distribute in such a manner.

    Once they start to cut back on their strict policies, then the sites aren't as friendly anymore, etc.

    It's essentially to protect themselves, but I agree it does get irritating.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaihyppo
    Yup. I do face same problem as lavidaloca.

    I can't complain about the result that AM is producing because it does a remarkable job in distributing my articles.

    But the review process is RIDICULOUS. Some of my articles got through with no problem but some simply can't.

    The most frustrating of all that AM mentioned that my articles has some grammatical errors on it. Yeah right... I have submitted these articles to the granddaddy of them all which is EzineArticles.com with no problem whatsoever. In fact, I usually check my articles carefully for grammatical errors and I also used some expensive software to check my errors.

    I believe AM check our article using some software or something and I must say their software is a BS.
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    • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
      If only they had a faster support system then issues like this can be solved quicker. But their ticket system is pretty slow.

      I'm not planning on canceling my membership because I value the effect the distribution has, but I'm not getting my money's worth here because I'm literally battling to get the damn things approved even though as you said jaihyppo, they pass easily at EzineArticles.
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  • Hi Mate,

    I dont see what the problem is?

    All this is part of article marketing...you just damn lucky
    that you dont have to make multiple edits across all 300
    article sites.

    Can you imagine that...submitting your article to 300
    article sites and finding out that 50 werent approved
    because of "Something".

    Chill out man...editing the article a couple of times
    at the source is way better than the alternative.

    I dunno what your complaining about? All you have
    to do is follow their simple rules.

    So it all boils down to this: ->Write Better Articles<-

    Take Care,

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  • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
    Dude, you just said "write better articles". I had 2 line breaks and referred to one unbiased domain. What does that have to do with writing better articles? If the editors pointed out the 3 mistakes at once then I would have been happy, but they drag out the approval process. I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one with this problem.

    And for your information, AM does not distribute to many ARTICLE DIRECTORIES. They send your article to webmasters and aggregators which then post the article on sites automatically.
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    • Profile picture of the author theredcell
      Well, I think you guys have made up my mind in reference to this software. I was thinking over the last several days that I need to get a better handle on my article marketing but I definitely dont have time for their customer service support issues.

      If an article has problems and needs corrections, ok but submitting 4 times over multiple days..unacceptable...

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  • Profile picture of the author doc_web
    I was thinking of joining the ArticleMarketer or isnare but I am getting concerned after reading this post.

    Lavidaloca

    Do you see results for articles which are submitted?
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by doc_web View Post

      I was thinking of joining the ArticleMarketer or isnare but I am getting concerned after reading this post.

      Lavidaloca

      Do you see results for articles which are submitted?

      I would like to hear from anyone who claims to see results from these services. I have asked over and over again and only once, about 3 months ago has anyone responded with actual proof that they are getting something out of it. Cold hard facts and data...anybody?

      AL

      p.s. LOL - Anyone want to guess my stance on submission services?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Who of you is using both, isnare and articlemarketer and can tell me which one you prefer?

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