So last Friday night I did the PAD file submission thing with a small program I wrote myself. I thought I'd write about my experience on this thread and maybe I'd attract the attention of readers with more expertise than I. It took a little more than 24 hours to see visits to my site from software directories. First problem became immediately apparent: some of these directories did NOT feature a link back to my site. In fact, the more prominent ones did not. Doesn't this greatly reduce the utility of pad submission technique? If you make a mistake in your pad file, do you do another run of submissions (re-submissions I guess) after fixing the pad.xml to force directories to pick up the amended file? I can quickly write a good number of small progs for this niche I'm in. For the broader niche my site is in, I could easily write 20 or more small programs. And in fact, I can easily create yearly editions for each program. It wouldn't be a whorish hack; its a meaningful thing for the niche: "Online Disgronificator 2009". But I think it would dilute the link juice I'm looking for if G**gler's are searching for "Online Disgronificator 2009", but just "Online Disgronificator". You brickbats and suggestions welcome.