Do You Mass Submit Articles?

by Allen Graves 4 replies
I hear a lot of folks saying that they have seen "good results," sometimes "great" or "awesome" results using mass-submission services such as articlemarketer, isnare, UAW, and others.

But only time ever...have I seen anyone provide any real data on these "awesome" results.

What are your results based on?

SERPs - increase in search engine rankings?
Direct Traffic - traffic coming from article directories?
RSS - website links fed from article directories?
Backlinks - how many one-way links you can get?
Sales - your sales have skyrocketed?

I am trying to get a grasp on your thoughts. (I'm keeping an open mind) Since I never see any real data, I sometimes wonder if people defend these services based simply on the fact that they paid for it.

If you respond, please let me know which service(s) you tried and whether or not the results you are getting today are the same as you got 6, 12, 24 months ago.

I am not looking to start a thread to debate over whether mass submitting works or not! I am simply trying to see if anyone has any good results and what they base these results on.

Thanks so much for your time!
Allen Graves
#main internet marketing discussion forum #articles #mass #submit
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    Allen, I do what I like to call "controlled mass submissions".

    I have had decent results in doing it, but I have learned which niches and what competition levels mass submissions are successful.

    SERPS - I notice a jump in my ranking when done properly.

    SALES - Of course you see more sales with more traffic.

    Direct traffic - Not really, but that is not what i use them for.

    Backlinks - I see them grow everyday
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    • Profile picture of the author vidcontent
      I have to say I have had far more success with just submitting to 5 or 6 of the top directories and I have tried it from a couple of different perspectives.

      For example,

      I did a run where I was just interested in the SEO value of the backlinks but this did not generate anything like the results I was hoping for.

      I also tried it from a direct traffic point of view and this simply did not work at all.

      IMHO the real value of the big article directories (Ezinearticles in particular) is their trust with Google and by that their ability to get your articles to rank for medium and low competition terms. On that basis, I have not been able to find a way to make the mass submission route work for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
        Allen, I wanted to get a little bit more specific, because personally I have had some very good success with mass submissions.

        In my earlier post, I described what I do as "controlled mass submissions" I call them that, because I only mass submit on average one article every 10 days per niche.

        It is important to set your expectations correctly when you think about doing this. Here is what you should not expect:

        1. A sudden surge in traffic
        2. For your articles to rank high in the search engines
        3. For your SERP Rankings to jump overnight
        Now, when done correctly, at least in my experience, mass submissions can be very powerful for the right niches. I've found that the right niches are the ones that are moderately competitive keywords that are dominated on the front page of Google by Web 2.0 entities like Digg or even article directories or sites like Squidoo, Blogger, or hubpages.

        When I find these types of situations, usually, I can get a front page ranking in a matter of a couple of weeks and do not have to do much else to it due to the fact that new backlinks are being indexed everyday.
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        • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
          Thanks Jeremy,

          I have asked for years for a good example of "good results" and you are the very first to elaborate on the HOW.

          Very interesting indeed!

          Every day I check the obituaries. If I don't see my name there, then I know it's going to be a good day!
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