Best Custom Article Submission tool

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Hi guys, I am looking for a program that can distribute my articles. The only thing is, I want to be able to add my own custom directories not just the directories the softwares usually provide. Any ideas were to look?

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Owen
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
    I guess nobody knows of any?
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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    I think you can't add your own directory.. You have to submit it to one which they provide.

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    • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
      Originally Posted by fazlerocks View Post

      I think you can't add your own directory.. You have to submit it to one which they provide.


      That is the annoying thing, I have over 30,000 directories. This is a gap in the market, anyone up for JV on making this program :p

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      • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
        Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post

        That is the annoying thing, I have over 30,000 directories. This is a gap in the market, anyone up for JV on making this program :p

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        Owen
        A good try!

        lolz..
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post

        That is the annoying thing, I have over 30,000 directories.
        More than 25,000 of them may not still exist, Owen. The average lifespan of an "article directory" is about 4 months. At the very best, 99% of them will be temporary, context-irrelevent, PR-0 backlinks. There's very, very little benefit in using them. That isn't really article marketing at all: it's just backlink spamming - and collectively just about the worst quality, most questionable, least enduring "backlinks" imaginable, too.
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        • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          More than 25,000 of them may not still exist, Owen. The average lifespan of an "article directory" is about 4 months. At the very best, 99% of them will be temporary, context-irrelevent, PR-0 backlinks. There's very, very little benefit in using them. That isn't really article marketing at all: it's just backlink spamming - and collectively just about the worst quality, most questionable, least enduring "backlinks" imaginable, too.
          Alexa

          I am not going to add all of those article directories, I would fall sleep after two seconds

          But I do have a long list with high PR to sift through and it would be nice if I could automated it a little althought I do agree with your advice.

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          Owen
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by John McEachern View Post

          That sure is an interesting statistic - helpful too!

          Would you mind if I asked where you came up with this figure? I'd really appreciate an answer.
          You caught me out bandying about a "loose figure" I read somewhere without authenticating it. Someone said on their blog that they'd estimated that out of 3,000 article directories he knew of, only about 300 remained a year later and he thought their average lifespan was 3 or 4 months each. Not exactly an "authoritative source", this, just a half-remembered something without a link; sorry ... ... but I think the point's a valid one: most people who imagine it would be good to open an article directory do so like people deciding to start a restaurant or café; i.e. they have very little idea what's actually involved in it and change their minds pretty quickly?

          For a more authoritative and sensible source, I believe that Bill ("tpw") has something on his website closely related to this subject. I remember reading something he wrote about trying to submit to article directories, as an experiment or something, and the proportion to which he actually managed it within some large number of weeks was frighteningly low. He can perhaps (unlike me) provide some "proper information"!
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          • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
            She strikes again haha

            You do write a lot!

            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            You caught me out bandying about a "loose figure" I read somewhere without authenticating it. Someone said on their blog that they'd estimated that out of 3,000 article directories he knew of, only about 300 remained a year later and he thought their average lifespan was 3 or 4 months each. Not exactly an "authoritative source", this, just a half-remembered something without a link; sorry ... ... but I think the point's a valid one: most people who imagine it would be good to open an article directory do so like people deciding to start a restaurant or café; i.e. they have very little idea what's actually involved in it and change their minds pretty quickly?

            For a more authoritative and sensible source, I believe that Bill ("tpw") has something on his website closely related to this subject. I remember reading something he wrote about trying to submit to article directories, as an experiment or something, and the proportion to which he actually managed it within some large number of weeks was frighteningly low. He can perhaps (unlike me) provide some "proper information"!
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          • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            You caught me out bandying about a "loose figure" I read somewhere without authenticating it. Someone said on their blog that they'd estimated that out of 3,000 article directories he knew of, only about 300 remained a year later and he thought their average lifespan was 3 or 4 months each. Not exactly an "authoritative source", this, just a half-remembered something without a link; sorry ... ... but I think the point's a valid one: most people who imagine it would be good to open an article directory do so like people deciding to start a restaurant or café; i.e. they have very little idea what's actually involved in it and change their minds pretty quickly?

            For a more authoritative and sensible source, I believe that Bill ("tpw") has something on his website closely related to this subject. I remember reading something he wrote about trying to submit to article directories, as an experiment or something, and the proportion to which he actually managed it within some large number of weeks was frighteningly low. He can perhaps (unlike me) provide some "proper information"!
            Are you referring to his "Article Marketing - Beyond the Basics" ebook, Alexa? There was a section in there related to this.

            I've just read it from cover-to-cover today, myself. Brilliantly informative. That ebook, Zeus66's article course and your posts have really changed my whole perspective on article marketing (for the better).
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post

              You do write a lot!
              I sometimes get confused between "article length" and "post length". Sometimes length really does matter.

              Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

              Are you referring to his "Article Marketing - Beyond the Basics" ebook, Alexa? There was a section in there related to this.
              Could easily be, yes - I can't quite remember now!

              Brilliantly informative post above from Giles, the Crew Chief.
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              • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
                Alexa, it's not all about the length, its mainly about the enjoyment. Too long can ruin the enjoyment and too short is rubbish (I am talking about articles btw).

                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                I sometimes get confused between "article length" and "post length". Sometimes length really does matter.



                Could easily be, yes - I can't quite remember now!

                Brilliantly informative post above from Giles, the Crew Chief.
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        • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
          Originally Posted by Owen Smith View Post

          Hi guys, I am looking for a program that can distribute my articles. The only thing is, I want to be able to add my own custom directories not just the directories the softwares usually provide. Any ideas were to look?

          Regards
          Owen
          UBOTStudio
          The first tool of choice would be UbotStudio, see: UBot Studio - Features and Benefits

          But duly note, UBot is only recommended if you are planning on putting your IM business on a path in which you will have complete control and be responsible for the processes such as article submission, social bookmarking, account creation, content scraping, etc., and not rely on other vendors or software providers... who incidentally, may not answer you after you purchase their product.

          Currently, the only other two I would recommend with caveats are:

          Automatic Article Submitter
          To be crystal clear AAS works but you will have to manually clean, purge and then regularly prune the database using the ADWizard that comes with the software. Milan says, there is no need to do such, but I beg to differ. What's the purpose of constantly scrolling through 200, 500 or 1123 ADs that are defunct?

          Article Marketing Robot
          This product works although the GUI seems primitive IMHO. The primary issues are, you have to email the owner to add a AD and secondly, you cannot escape the truth about Article Directories noted by Alexa.

          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          More than 25,000 of them may not still exist, Owen. The average lifespan of an "article directory" is about 4 months. At the very best, 99% of them will be temporary, context-irrelevent, PR-0 backlinks. There's very, very little benefit in using them. That isn't really article marketing at all: it's just backlink spamming - and collectively just about the worst quality, most questionable, least enduring "backlinks" imaginable, too.
          Here's what you're going to find when it comes to article marketing as it relates to article directories.

          There are essentially four tiers of Article Directories.
          1. 1st Tier = PR 3 and up (*This is the Top Tier, of course)
          2. 2nd Tier = PR 2
          3. 3rd Tier = PR 0 to PR 1
          4. 4th Tier = unranked and/or not indexed
          1st Tier of Article Directories
          These are your top tier ADs such as EZA, GoArticles, TheFreeLibrary, ArticleDashboard, ArticlesBase, Buzzle, 990m, SooperArticles, Exba, etc., etc. Bare in mind, they are classified as Top Tier because they have genuine PR and the owners know how to cultivate a vibrant AD, confirmed by their PR, constant spidering and backend work most people don't know they are performing such as basic social bookmarking.

          2nd Tier of Article Directories
          The second tier of ADs are usually owned by IMers who have gotten somewhat of a handle on owning an AD and are at the point of facing a critical moment of truth. They are usually pondering if it's worth it for them to maintain their AD or let it go. Case in point... Articledirectoryland.info

          I realize that is only "1" directory as an example but I don't have the time to go through AD databases today. If you are using Quirk SearchStatus or any other bonafide PR Tool, you will notice that Articledirectoryland.info still has a PR 2 as of 10-12-10, although the site has recently fallen off the IM grid.

          What you will find in this tier is a lot of IMers who launch ADs, quickly build PR and then peter out when they don't make the quick money they dreamed they would make.

          All of the people who posted articles on Articledirectoryland.info and all of the other such ADs - experienced what is called link decay. Here's my point in bringing that up; in IM, there is always going to be a percentage of link decay when dealing with web properties you don't own.

          ADs go off grid in large numbers, Web 2.0 sites regularly go off grid. Social Bookmarking sites go off grid; remember Backflip | Site Maintenance And the list goes on and on.

          What you don't want to do is build your site up on web properties that are known to experience high levels/percentages of link decay unless you have a back up plan in place that is constantly replacing those decaying links with more live links.

          3rd Tier of Article Directories
          These are usually your noob AD owners and IMers who have no clue on what to do with a AD. They got the idea in their heads that owning a AD would be easy money and they went for it hoping for the best. Key emphasis is on hoping. They usually grab a free AD script or buy one of the cheap ones and then cross their fingers and hope to get rich.

          4th Tier of Article Directories
          These are usually ADs that are just launched and unfortunately their survivability rate is EXTREMELY LOW. Most of the ADs in this tier disappear when the domain name is up for renewal or when the hosting is up for renewal.

          The owners simply don't know enough about IM to get traffic. Or, they don't know how to monetize the sites or how to build up authority. Or, they don't have the patience or the funds. Or they don't know how to maintain the site. Or, they thought they were going to become the next EZA right immediately after launching and when it didn't happen, they decided to walk away.

          Owen, when you spoke about the list of 30k ADs, most of them are going to fall in either the 4th tier or the 3rd tier categories. You simply are not going to find 1000s of *Top Tier ADs. You won't even find hundreds of Top Tier ADs. As a matter of fact, I challenge anyone to produce a pure list of "100" Top Tier ADs.

          And Please note, PR is not the only qualifying factor to become a Top Tier AD. A site also needs to have traffic, been around for a minimum of two years and actually leave the author's backlinks intact.

          Most IMers get so caught up in the lofty numbers promised by the AD automated submitter software applications that they never consider these factors that impact their submission success rate:

          (a). The AD strips the author's link altogether
          (b). The AD converts the Anchored Text Links into Naked Links
          (c). The AD converts the author's links into Dead Links, meaning they are unclickable
          (d). The AD makes all of the author's links no follow
          (e). The owner is unable to handle the high volume of submissions but still refuses to put the AD on auto approval
          (f). The AD has joined the growing number of ADs that charge per submission
          (g). The AD has joined the growing number of ADs that do not want auto submissions of any kind. It's asinine IMHO but that's what they want.

          Having shared of all that, in all honestly, why spend the effort submitting to 30k ADs when the majority of them are definitely going to fall off the IM grid w-a-y sooner than later?

          Your primary focus should be solely on the Top Tier ADs and then take this attitude with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th AD tiers, "I can live with them and I can live without them!"

          Giles, the Crew Chief
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  • Profile picture of the author Vusal
    Owen,

    You can't just "add you own directory", the software you use for article submission should support the script the website you want to add is using.

    Most article directories use Article MS, Article Beach, ArticleDashboard or Article friendly, some of them has their own scripts: EZA, ArticlesBase, GoArticles.

    I would recommend you Article marketing robot, it supports all those scripts and has over 1000 directories in its list, but I don't think you can add your own directories.
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    • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
      Thanks for the advice, although I am sure there is a macro software that can remember your movements and mimic them. Like you can do with Word etc.

      Regards
      Owen

      Originally Posted by Vusal View Post

      Owen,

      You can't just "add you own directory", the software you use for article submission should support the script the website you want to add is using.

      Most article directories use Article MS, Article Beach, ArticleDashboard or Article friendly, some of them has their own scripts: EZA, ArticlesBase, GoArticles.

      I would recommend you Article marketing robot, it supports all those scripts and has over 1000 directories in its list, but I don't think you can add your own directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author chaiavi
    Try the Magic Submitter.


    If you are a more advanced user you can look into UBOT
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    I had an article directory once. Funny thing. It lasted four months. Go figure. I had to shut it down. Way too much crap to verify and keep up with. My hat is off to EA for the great job that they do keeping up with everything such as owner verification and originality and all that stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
    Brilliant information, I will take all on board, I usually find all my own backlinks and use them and it has done fine. But I thought I should also look at article marketing to see how it does.

    Regards
    Owen
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