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September 28, 2008

Fast Directory Submitter Review

Filed under: On-Page SEO Tools — admin @ 7:53 pm

I have to admit something before I go much further about Fast Directory Submitter?(Download Here Free), I was unaware of this application before setting out to write this round up of directory submitters. I was under the impression that digixmas was a one of a kind program, the sort that just works as it should and doesnt give you any shit along the way. I have to say when I got the trial of this software I was more than pleasantly surprised, I was simply amazed.

I love digixmas and it would take a mightily good program to pull me away (I have a good working relationship with Tuan who is a dev over at digi) but this software very nearly hooked me. Initial impressions of the interface were very good indeed, it looks good and at the same time is still very functional. It works very similarly to digi in that it has a little section for creating and editing campaigns (your websites to submit) and it also goes through the submission process very similarly.

As a free user you get 150 free submissions to directories ranging from PR0 to PR5 which is very commendable for a free trial (digi only gives 100 PR0-PR1). So this is all great, how does it perform? Well to be honest the setting up of a campaign couldnt be any simpler, it is very intuitive and quick with it, the user interface is the quickest out of all of the stand alone directory submitters. The submission user interface does function very well but leaves a little to be desired, when submitting you will constantly be switching from keyboard to mouse which is annoying, what makes it more annoying is that you cannot rely solely on the keyboard (once you get used to digixmas you will rip through the process). That is not to say that the program will not be usable by most just that to get the absolute best speed of submissions this is sadly not the one.

Ok how many directories are there in the paid version? Fecking loads and loads and loads about 2800 (digi has 1700 free) give or take, this is great apart from there is a mix of reciprocal and free directories in this, I tried to find the number of each but I imagine there will be roughly the same amount of free directories as digi has and the rest will be recip direcories. Recip directories are good in that they generally have a mass of links pointing to them but dont expect to gain a lot from these directories as search engines don’t like reciprocal links.

What about price, how does it stack up against the competition? Well the price per campaign (website to submit) is currently set at ?10 GBP or roughly $19 after conversion, this is obviously more expensive than digi and all the other choices in this round up.

If you are looking for a submitter that is very quick to run (like speedy gonzales on speed) this is your only option, it is really very impressive how they get the speed out of it. I do sometimes wonder if all that speed is good for RSI though, you will be the weak link in the chain while using this software, do expect some wear and tear on your joints and musccles.

As good as it is and as quick as it is I personally would not bother with reciprocal directories and find the price a little too prohibitive when DigiXmas is right there with its super easy to use submission process and lower price, it just suits my needs more than Fast Directory Submitter. However if you are looking to wow customers with a huge list of directories that you submit to and need that slight edge in submission speed you wont find a better product than this one.

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