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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Comparison of Manual and Automated Process For Article Submission

Article submissions have become one of the most effective methods of online marketing. Through writing articles with relevant information, companies can market their niches as well as their respective websites. Each article does not only provide answers and information to readers but most importantly, it allows online businesses to promote their websites and products via backlinks and information placed in the author biography.

When submitting articles, ensure that you are submitting a 100% original article and that it is a quality one. A quality article means one that follows the international standard of grammar, punctuation, and has informative content. Article submission to directories can be achieved manually or with the use of article submission software. However, some article directories are very strict with the submission process and do not allow an automated submission. Most of these directories are high ranking and are already acknowledged as having high standard and internet ranking.

Both the manual and automated processes of submitting articles to directories are recognized as being effective. However, experience shows that each of the two has their own advantage and disadvantage.

The automated process can be very convenient, hassle free and save a lot of time. These article submission software applications often feature automated spinning of article content and have a built-in list of high ranking article submission directories. The automated process of spinning articles reproduces multiple variations of the original article. This feature allows you to submit an apparently unique article (although it contains themes similar to the original) to separate directories, thus avoiding duplication issues. Sometimes, search engines consider duplicate entry of the same article to different websites as article spamming.

The automated submission of articles can save a lot of time as the software does the complete process for you. All that is required from you is to enter the necessary information from your article in to the software. Normally, there are input fields for the title, body of the article, the keywords, and the resource or author biography. After completing such fields and then clicking the submit button, you can immediately move away from it and do some other task. All you later need to do is to check for the submission to be complete and then to generate the submission progress report.

Automated submission however, has also its disadvantages. Some article directories do not allow auto submission. Where this applies, articles are either marked as spam or automatically rejected. As with many automated processes, should a change to input be requested for whatever reason, there may be no way to respond, thus resulting in rejection of the submitted article.

The manual process of article submission on the other hand requires an ample amount of time to be available. This is because the entry requirements for input data can vary widely and become quite time consuming. Let's say you wish to submit an article to 20 directories in a day, imagine how much time it would take to complete each submission. On the brighter side however, manual submission unlike the automated process can be very detailed and precise. Where it is a manual process, you can ensure proper completion of the information required for each field. You can select the proper category, respond to verifications, and most importantly, you can immediately respond to any required changes from the submission process, thus ensuring the best chance of article approval.

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