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Old 8th April 2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Sneaky Article Directories!

I just found out that 365article.com is so sneaky!
I have submitted about 5 articles already and they got published alright, but when i checked them a while ago, they added new links to my articles, but the worst part is they changed the URL of my original links so when you click on them it causes error! so the only links active in my articles are their links!
What is your opinion on this? Doesn't that mean they are cheating on us? Isn't that totally unfair? Have anyone encounterd this too?

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Old 8th April 2006, 02:17 PM   #2
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Angry Agreed

I think that stinks, since you actually put the time in to write the article. That's why I blog on multiple blog sites, publish my own e-newsletters, or compile sililar topics into my own e-books.

Sometimes, I have found that my links are changed so that the blog or article publisher can put tracking codes into the links for me to count click-thru's, but there are ways around that... just create redirect splash pages that link to your referral pages so that you get credit for the affiliate referral.

Oh well, I feel your pain. What can ya do?

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Old 8th April 2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hi Massomeh

Email them and let them know that your not happy with their unethical practises and that you are letting everyone within your varied web communities know (such as you are now). I submit articles to various sources, and after hearing this will definetely never submit to them, so ultimately it will become their loss as word spreads of these practises, as serious article submitters will just not utilise them. I will ensure that I let others know to steer clear of them also.

Try submitting to www.ezinearticles.com - I have found them professional. They definetely do not utilise any of these practises, and if you can submit quality articles, you will gain what they call expert status (after submitting 10 original articles) allowing you to submit unlimited articles. If you don't cut the mustard, you don't get the ability to do this, making the site a great place that guarantees readers quality articles from industry experts, and not just any old spammy articles being approved. Simple as that, but they definetely do respect your promotional blurb about yourself and your links at the bottom of the article.

Maybe the mods can start up a sticky/permanent thread about good and bad article sites and let the community here rate different article sites based on personal experience? This way the community at large can benefit and we can avoid the rogue ones like the one you were unlucky enough to encounter.



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Old 10th April 2006, 01:55 PM   #4

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That's not right, i guess you can request them to remove your articles if you don't want to list there anymore.

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Old 11th April 2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thanks all for your support. I also thought of asking them to remove my article but I came to the decision that it's just not worth of my effort. Anyway, sooner or later people are going to know and it would be their loss not mine.

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