If you use (or are considering to use) auto-submitting programs to submit to article sites, blog comments, bookmarking sites and the like, here are few things to keep in mind before you do.
We are not a big fan of auto-submitting programs for links simply because they end up being more work in the long run.
Another reason to avoid auto-submitting programs for backlinks is you will end up on so many directories that have nothing to do with your niche.
For example, if you have a carpentry business, your link has nothing to do with Search Engine Optimization tips, so why in the world would you attach your backlink to that site on a comment?
Another industry that is guilty of using auto-submitting programs are those "we submit your site to over 10,000 directories" companies .. these may appear to help your backlinking juice at first, but once the Search Engines realize where you are indexed, it may eventually hurt your results in the future. You will be on Google one day and then gone the next. For long term results, do backlinking right!
While surfing blogs to leave our comments on for valuable backlinks, we came across a site called SEO Chat. In 2010 the domain was http://www.seochat.com, but now it redirects to https://www.webmasterworld.com/seochat_new_users/.
On that site, we found a comment that just had to be made an example of to show you what you need to be aware of if you are using any sort of auto-posting system.
Case in Point: Notice the image below.
So, What Went Wrong?
There are so many things wrong with this, not even sure where to begin, but for starters the html doesn't appear correctly.
This poor fellow (or gal) submitted typical html into a site that only accepts [shortcode]. ie.
[url=https://www.YourSite.com/][i]Your Sites Homepage[/url][/i]
This will happen because they either submitted via auto-submit or just didn't read the instructions. But why should they have read the instructions anyway?
Chances are they didn't read the instructions because they didn't even read the article! A backlink is not just a backlink and be careful where and how you look. This can make you look real silly.
Also note that they are posting in a "Plant Food" category and they are carpentry and home improvement. I can see the similarities much less clearly as I can see it's spam. If I can see that... trust me, I believe Google has an algorithm for that, if not now... soon. Be aware, thatby using these auto-submitting programs you can get yourself in places you don't want to be. Even worse, making you look like a spammer for doing it.
And once you realize all these errors... who is going to go back, log into all these sites individually and delete or edit them?
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