Article Marketer Distribution

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Hi Guys,

I'm a lifetime member of Article Marketer and have recently noticed their article distribution has slowed right down. I have been in touch with their support centre twice regarding this issue and I have been told that it is because they are changing servers which may cause some delay in distribution. However, both responses have failed to provide me with an estimated date for when normal Article Marketer distribution service will be resumed.

Since I can't get an accurate answer from them I'm just wondering if anyone on the Warrior Forum knows what's happening with Article Marketer and approximately when I can expect to see my articles distributed?

Thanks in advance,

Tom
#article #distribution #marketer
  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    I wish I had an answer for you, but I'm in the same boat.

    I've had about 10 articles approved for distribution for over a week and have not seen any movement on them as of yet.

    Originally Posted by theebookcavern View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I'm a lifetime member of Article Marketer and have recently noticed their article distribution has slowed right down. I have been in touch with their support centre twice regarding this issue and I have been told that it is because they are changing servers which may cause some delay in distribution. However, both responses have failed to provide me with an estimated date for when normal Article Marketer distribution service will be resumed.

    Since I can't get an accurate answer from them I'm just wondering if anyone on the Warrior Forum knows what's happening with Article Marketer and approximately when I can expect to see my articles distributed?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    Thanks for the quick reply Jeremy. Here's the latest response I received from them on 11/11/2008:

    "Hi Tom,

    Last week Article Marketer made the move to new servers so that we could better accommodate our constantly growing distribution needs. It was a huge step for our growing company and while it means lots of good things for you, you may be experiencing a delay in distribution. Please read the following from our founder and CEO that explains a bit more about why we made this move and where things now stand: To The ArticleMarketer Family.

    Thanks for your patience as we grow!"

    What is frustrating me the most is that when you go on the Article Marketer homepage there is a box in the bottom right which says 'Latest Article Marketer Activity'. In this box it mentions an article in category X was just distributed to editors and publishers. I'm pretty sure this box is pre-written text and not actually a live commentary but it is still frustrating that we are getting two contrasting messages.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Navachi
    I am having problems with Article Marketer as well. They have not answered my support tickets and still have not activated my paid membership a week after creating a subscription.

    I hope they get their act together soon because they have (had?) a great service. I have used them in the past and it worked well, but those may well have been the 'glory days.'

    Anybody with any news on this or who receives a message from them please post. In the meantime anyone have any alternatives?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      My only problem with them at this point will be getting a refund

      I paid for 3 months and I seriously doubt that in that time, they will get my articles distributed, especially with this latest delay.
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    • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
      Well if it's any consolation they have answered all my support tickets although they did take their time. Hopefully, it is just a server problem and they are not hiding something.

      Originally Posted by Nathan Navachi View Post

      I am having problems with Article Marketer as well. They have not answered my support tickets and still have not activated my paid membership a week after creating a subscription.

      I hope they get their act together soon because they have (had?) a great service. I have used them in the past and it worked well, but those may well have been the 'glory days.'

      Anybody with any news on this or who receives a message from them please post. In the meantime anyone have any alternatives?
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      • Profile picture of the author wingsofsuccess
        I have been using ArticleMarketer since the last 2 years. But i hate to say that i do not find them as good as they were earlier.

        My gripe against them:

        * The articles take ages to get approved (a week minimum),

        * Support tickets not getting answered (i have 1 ticket since the last 5 days, and no reply yet)

        * Their constant increase in price. I remember 2 years ago their life time membership was around $299 (i think!) but now it is $600. I think that is too much, especially when their service has deteriorated over time.

        * And yeah, they do not clean their list of directories, and dead websites. They claim to distribute the articles to 4,000+ sites. But in my case my articles get distributed to just 23-24 sites. Just Google one of your distributed articles, and see what i mean.

        * Very frequent "updating of servers", leading to delay in article distribution.

        * Lack of consistency across their web-pages. There is a different design and layout on each of the web-pages. I know this is nothing to complain about, but as a user, i would expect them to at least give a good navigational experience to their users.


        I do hope they realize these problems and buck up fast.
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        • Profile picture of the author donjames
          I hope they can get this fixed soon. As an annual member I have submitted four tickets over the last two months with only one response - that being the same one about upgrading their servers.

          Their service is absolutely horrible. If you attempt to call them they forward you to a calling service that just submits the same tickets as if you're online. I see that they also have a negative rating on the BBB - which isn't a good sign either.

          I have a pile of articles that haven't been submitted since the end of July. What a waste of money. If this doesn't get fixed soon I'll have to cancel.

          If anyone lives near Hayward, CA I would love them to walk to their office (if it does exist) and challenge these guys to get it fixed. They're located at:
          895 B St. · Suite #269 · Hayward · California · 94541

          I tried this number: 510-402-4448 but the message says it is a press line only.

          You would think that their CEO, Chris Ellington, was on Warrior Forum at some time. Article Marketer, if you're out there I hope you're listening.

          Can someone point me to a thread that has a list of great article submission services?
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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
          Originally Posted by wingsofsuccess View Post


          * And yeah, they do not clean their list of directories, and dead websites. They claim to distribute the articles to 4,000+ sites. But in my case my articles get distributed to just 23-24 sites. Just Google one of your distributed articles, and see what i mean.
          One major reason why is their submission uses "generic" categories and not the actual sites categories.. ArticleProductions which I own does use the sites actual categories and you can submit unlimited articles to unlimited sites..

          James
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Nathan Navachi View Post

      I am having problems with Article Marketer as well. They have not answered my support tickets and still have not activated my paid membership a week after creating a subscription.

      I hope they get their act together soon because they have (had?) a great service. I have used them in the past and it worked well, but those may well have been the 'glory days.'

      Anybody with any news on this or who receives a message from them please post. In the meantime anyone have any alternatives?
      There is an alternative in my signature.. What I offer goes well beyond Article Marketer ...

      James
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan Navachi
      Originally Posted by tommygadget View Post

      Oh crud. I just completed a whole series on website/blog flipping. Just great.

      TomG.
      I take it you mentioned Article Marketer in this series?
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