Instant Article Submitter Review
Name: Instant Article Submitter
Author: Xyberwidget, LLC (Jeff Alderson Rod Beckwith)
Description: Instant Article Submitter will automatically submit your site to over 200 article directories. It will manage all your article campaigns.
Ease of Use:
This product does exactly what it says it will do, and once it has all been set up, it will submit your article to all the directories in its database. This saves so much time as I think it does in 30 minutes what it would probably take you 3 hours, maybe more to do.
If you have ever done article submission before, then you know how tedious it is to keep copy and pasting the same information over and over again. The beauty of IAS is that you simply need to copy your iformation once and let the script do it’s work.
I have tried three methods of contacting the authors of Instant Article Submitter to offer suggestions and ask some questions – all emails were returned as undeliverable. On this front, the support has a lot of room for improvement. They could definitely do with some sort of online help desk.
I must have spent about 4 hours going through and signing up to each article directory which seems like a hell of a long time when you are doing the same thing over and over. I think there should be some sort of global setting which tells the script use default login unless otherwise specified.
The website promises regular updates of the article database. I have had this software for 3 months now and there have been no updates that I am aware of – at least my software hasn’t found any new updates when it checks online. This is rather annoying because some article directories have disappeared, and I know that there are dozens more that haven’t been added. To compound matters, there doesn’t seem to be the option to manually add new directories yourself.
Finally, if you were hoping for a submission process that you can leave running in the background while you go and watch your TV show to come back and have all 200 directories submitted to, think again. There seems to have been no "timeout" function built in that will tell the script to move to the next directory if it doesn’t succeed with the current directory after a set amount of time.
I know I have put a lot of negative things about the product, but these are things that can be improved. Whether Xyberwidget LLC (of Traffic Equalizer fame) will is yet to be seen.
I have found this software incredibly handy for submitting articles. I can take out 30 minutes a day to submit a new article to over 200 article directories – spending 30 minutes a day to get maybe 300+ one way links to the website of my choosing sounds like a damn good deal to me!
Even with the flaws I have outlined above, I will continue using this software daily until something better comes along. And if it doesn’t…I’ll build it myself!
Instant Article Submitter – $97