In January, I got down to work with Ultimate Demon properly. At that time I asked myself a few questions about using it efficiently and cost effectively. There are these sundries that you tend to add to your Internet marketing campaign when posting content on the web. The two main ones being a captcha solving service (or application) and some proxies.
This test was in response to comments made about many link creation tools including Ultimate Demon about failure rates. People are often quoting extremely high failure rates for submissions. I firmly believe there are seven major reasons for this.
- Bad proxies
- Having “badly” scraped target sites in Ultimate Demon that are not even accepting submission
- Poorly or wrongly formatted personal data for account creation
- Poorly formatted content or insufficient content
- Incorrect use of links when submitting work
- Setting Ultimate Demon to post or create too quickly or with too few attempts
- Ineffective or non-existent captcha solving
I’m currently running some tests with captchasniper to see how that performs with Ultimate Demon, I’m looking at the new CSSE method of using it with the 1.5 Beta release. I’ll write up my results as an article on that in the next day or two. But now I’m going to concentrate on the use of proxies to get your work posted.
My aim in the short term is to put together some experimental evidence for all seven issues above over the next week or so, with examples from various sites you may submit to where appropriate. I will also put together some best practice videos and tutorials on demondemon.com.
I will say before this process even starts that without spending one penny on extra SEO or internet marketing tools simply getting the above seven factors right can be the difference between content submission success of under 5% and greater than 60%. Getting it right really matters that much.
So, back six or seven weeks ago I did a few tests to see how efficient various types of proxies were at getting content posted using Ultimate Demon. As you probably know you can enable proxy servers at both a local level for the task at a global level. For most cases you going to want to enable it at global level and then choose within the task and project to use these global proxies. And that’s how I tested here.
The conditions were to post five separate articles with a word count of 700 words exactly and a spun with a variable length title of between 7 and 11 words for each article. I submitted this to 64 Web 2.0 properties. I left a day between each submission, and each one was made with a separate e-mail account. The proxies we use for nothing else other than the submissions.
- Submission one was using my own IP address and nothing else.
- Submission two was using scraped proxies using a off-the-shelf proxy scraping tool
- Submission three was using proxies from the same tool but this time testing them using scrapebox and ensuring that they were secure, Google friendly and 100% effective at hiding your real ID.
- Submissions four and five were done using private proxies bought from two well-known companies.
Each article contained just one link in the resource box and the percentage of spinning was roughly the same for each piece of content. Spinchimp reported the lowest spinning percentage as 86% and the highest article achieved a spun percentage of 89%.
The aim is to count the number of INDEXED links at various points in time after submitting the article. This proved to be a hard task in itself and required the use of Traffic Travis (paid version) to do, though other ways are certainly available.
I realise this is not entirely scientific, but I wanted to test for Ultimate Demon users what the best method may be to post your content to WEB2 and article sites. This is as close to a “controlled experiment” as I could get.
At the end of the day, as the results in the graph show, I probably need not have been quite so fussy. There are extreme and dramatic differences between using full speed IP’s of any type, be they your own IP or private proxies sourced through internet IP providers; compared against using scraped and public proxies.
I leave you to draw your own conclusions here
Scraped, unchecked proxies, overall failure rate 100% (zero links exist after 45 days)
Your own IP or fully private proxies offer good initial take up of around 70% and retain over 50% of your links long term. That’s a huge difference. Remember these are not just links we are talking about, they are indexed links
For the most part. However, if you can’t afford proxies for posting and you only have a few dozen good quality sites you want to post to, I strongly recommend disabling this feature and certainly not filling Ultimate Demon with low quality scraped IP addresses that will fail.