1. When you publish an RSS feed, doesn't it automatically fetch the feed from then on? If so, I don't understand why I can't simply get a list of places and send them in. For that matter, I don't understand why people don't ask for refunds after running their sites through these programs just once.
2. Why wouldn't my feeds end up ranking higher than my own blog? Or should I only send out a partial feed to these places?
3. Does something like RSS Bot do anything else for me other than just automate submitting my feed? And wouldn't I anyway ideally want it submitted manually so it looks right?
4. If there is a value in using these automated programs, is there anything available which is free?
Thanks in advance for helping me to understand these things