WARNING: We do NOT support or recommend this product at all. This review is of ArticleBlast.Net – a clickbank product – not the ArticleBlast.com service (which we have not tested).
Wow, this was soooo bad we almost didn’t review it, we typically like to review products for our viewers that we know work, some better than others – but then we realized that for that exact reason we had to review it. ArticleBlast.net is as close to a scam as anything we’ve ever seen. We will let you read the facts and make up your own mind.
First let’s start with the claims. “Post your article to 1000 blogs and get 3000 backlinks.” Well, that would really be a neat trick for 1000 blogs that aren’t even indexed. After signing up, a day later, we received an email with the list of the 1000 domains on this network. Our first “scary” moment was when we looked at the email and EVERY SINGLE DOMAIN LISTED was a “.info” domain.
In case you’re not aware, many spam sites use .info domains because they are almost “free”. You can get them for less than $1 – that should tell you something. While there is a debate over whether or not Google “devalues” .info domains, my personal observations are that it does. I know that there are good quality sites out there that are .INFO domains. But we’ve seen, time and time again, sites that are .info sites that cannot get rankings. In fact, when we do SEO for clients, we don’t take on .info domains because we don’t have nearly the same success with them. One of our clients has well over 1000 of them and NONE of them rank well. It is our strong recommendation that you not buy .info domains despite their dirt cheap price. Okay, off that rant and back to the other…
First of all, let’s talk facts.
- All 1000 of the domains appear to be on the same server. This can be confirmed using whois.domaintools.com – we spot checked, but did not check all 1000
- They are so slow that many time out loading
- They have numerous HTML errors all over the page
- They use sequential IP addresses. So, x.y.z.50, x.y.z.51, etc…
- They have 2 registrants for 1000 sites (Good job hiding your network, lol)
- There appear to be are 20 site per IP (typical)
- We spot checked many of the sites and only found ONE that even had a single page listed in the Google Index. The vast majority are not even in the Google Index.
- We could not find one that was anything but “PR N/A”
Another disturbing fact is that the owner of the site, clearly is trying to fool people into believing that his .net domain is in fact the .com service. For example, his affiliates page is listed when you search for “article blast scam”, and if you look he lists his site as articleblast.net.com – he is .net, NOT .com, so if you read the text of the page he is purposely trying to confuse you into thinking that he is the .com site and that it’s a good product.
NOTE: I grew more and more angered the more I looked into this, so I stopped. There may very well be a few PR0 or PR1 sites in this network – who knows, there’s a 1000 of them. But I was not going to waste my time checking after what I saw. Likewise, I only found one that was in the Google Index and I’m sure there are others, but 1 in 50 is not great odds and I truly didn’t bother to look further.
This product has NO support for spinning whatsoever. All you can do is submit the exact same article to 1000 useless PR n/a .info sites which are not even in the Google Index.
The site is merely a WordPress blog that you login to and post your submissions to. There is not one single instructional video (that I could find) or even a “Getting Started Guide” or any instructions whatsoever (again, unless I missed something). I searched for restrictions like how many links I could put in the articles, etc… I couldn’t find any such information anywhere on the site.
None. Zip, zero, nada, zilch – nothin’.
The results appear to be that we are $59 poorer (hey, it’s not all bad – better us than YOU). We sent one test article through the system and setup a Google alert for it. To date, not one single alert has come through, meaning it’s not been picked up by Google anywhere. I’m very glad I sent the links to a lame web 2.0 page we created somewhere for testing ‘cuz I’m afraid that this might even be considered to be a Google “bad neighborhood” as it fits all of the spam definitions.
Let’s cover some of their claims:
“We have a huge number of pages, almost more than 100,000 and they are growing in number by the minute. All these pages are indexed by the topmost search engines.”
“Our blogs are superior and are placed with all the major search engines. All that your website needs to get ready with is to be able to meet the onslaught of traffic.”
We found 1 site that was indexed. We have seen no increase in traffic. In fact we cant even find the article in Google. Not sure what their idea of the topmost search engines is, but apparently Google isn’t on their list because their sites are NOT indexed. You would think after submitting the same article to 1000 blogs we could find just one copy – somewhere?
What We Didn’t Like About ArticleBlast.NET
Do we really need to repeat all of it? Read the rest of the review about – it’s pretty self-explanatory. My biggest complaint is that I saw a bunch of people using this product and I feel very sorry for them. The author is clearly taking advantage of newbie Internet Marketers just trying to find a way to make a buck and believing the sales page. It is for this reason that we decided to publish this review – as a warning.
The pricing is $59 via Clickbank. However if you ask me its about $75 too much! We found a couple other slimy sites out there touting that this product works with their affiliate link attached, that’s because this product pays out 75% affiliate commission. Don’t be fooled – people are simply looking to line their pockets at your expense. We know that you value our feedback here and that we have many loyal followers. Integrity is paramount and as my father always said, it can take a lifetime to build trust and one single act can destroy that lifetime’s work.
ArticleBlast.net Bonus Offer
There is no bonus for this because we do not endorse or recommend it. It is our strong recommendation that you NOT purchase this product. There are several other quality article submission software programs and services that we would highly recommend and they’re in the same price range as ArticleBlast.net such as:
- Take your article and create 1 single hubpage – that will provide you more link juice than ArticleBlast.NET’s entire network! LOL – Sorry, couldn’t resist…
- Content Crooner – for under $40 a month you can submit as many articles you want to real indexed websites and article directories (though not spun)
- Article Ranks – with a pay as you go system you can submit up to 30 spun articles to their network for the same price as ArticleBlast
- Automatic Article Submitter – for a one time $97 fee you can submit articles forever to real directories
- MyArticleNetwork – for $47 a month you get a huge network of sites
- Unique Article Wizard – for $67 a month you get a huge network of sites and a quality program with years of history