Note: This is a static archive of the site as of May 2016. The dynamic version of the site is no longer available.

Why are some of the sites "MANUAL" promotions?

There are five main reasons why a site has been left as a manual link.

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Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use support the site!
First, it may be an important site like Yahoo, where a personal touch to the submission can help you improve your chances of getting in.

Second, it may be a site whose registration system is sufficiently weird that automatic promotion is a pain in the tushie.

Third, it may be a site that has asked for no automatic submissions

Fourth, it may be a special-interest site that won't be submitted to very much, so doing an automatic submission isn't worth my time (or would result in too many inappropriate submissions).

Finally, it may be because I was just too damn lazy to do it.

The bottom line is, I won't automate a registration unless I can do it as good or better than you could registering "in person". This is particularly the case with indexes like Yahoo, where getting in is crucial. Instead, I feel that it is better to load you up with good advice on how to do such submissions, and send you off to do them yourselves.

You may also want to read my my advice on getting into Yahoo; it also applies to other major indexes as well.

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