Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samatar_h, Mar 15, 2014.
which one should i chose and why?
Great,i wanted to do a thread about it too.
Looking forward to see people reviews.I'm currently testing rankwyz
I'll hit Rankwyz and provide an honest opinion of it. I chose it over FCS Networker because they had a sale on where I got this tool (and a limited number of posts) for $20/year. FCS is way more than that at $30 a month I think for the cheapest. So getting Rankwyz at 5% of the cost of FCS Networker definitely made up my mind.
I'm using it to build out 100 Tier 1 Web 2.0 properties, and post content to them. The thing I really like about it is that for the most part once you set it up you can walk away. I've got articles on 3 month drips there. They generally work well. The only thing I really login for is to see if my Web 2.0 properties get banned which *occasionally* happens. I'm not sure if this is Rankwyz or the fact that the IP's change on login, or what.
The downsides... Rankwyz has a lot of capabilities. It's a decent learning curve trying to figure out how to use *everything*. I'm pretty sure I haven't even touched the surface of the capabilities of Rankwyz. I've only used my own articles, yet is has 6 different potential content sources I do believe. Syndication, social syndication and much more I don't remember. I haven't even touched PDF's or Social Bookmarks yet. Maybe I should. Takeaway from this: it does well managing a small network of web 2.0 sites and saves me countless hours. I've never tried it for anything over 100 web 2.0's. If you want to see a sample web 2.0 it manages PM me and I will send it to you.
As far as support goes this is not the best but they are working on it. What I mean by not the best is that I've waited a few days for replies. Call me demanding but I hate waiting for anything over 4 hours. Not sure if that is their fault or mine.
Other downsides... not the easiest to learn, sometimes confusing layout. I think they have a trial so if you can get by with that you should be golden.
Pros: If you're looking to get your feet wet with Web 2.0 networks without a huge cash outlay I unconditionally recommend Rankwyz. Their basic plan is $8. It comes with 9k posts a month. Quite honestly I doubt anyone starting will ever use anywhere near that. Do you have any idea how much content it takes to fill 9000 posts?
Sure there's downsides, but for the price it is the best tool out there IMHO.
You forgot to mention about their near to non existent customer support. Just take a look at their forum and you'll see. Rankwyz support will screw you hard.
I have to update this. I said their support sucked. I'm going to cautiously take this back. I just logged in to check my blogs and had a problem and they now have online chat support there now and they fixed my problem within 2 minutes. So their support might be OK now
Both do mostly the same stuff, but rankwyz is more established with more seasoned users on there.
FCS has more sites and very easy to set up and use. Success rate with submissions are also quite good.
I've tested them both - none of them are close to perfect but i'll have to choose FCS and here's why...
RankWyz - no support at all, if someone replies to your support ticket, consider yourself lucky; posting success rate very low (around 50-60%); account creator success rate very low; complicated interface and lots of features that are not well detailed; about the price it might seem cheaper than FCS but it's not > you actually pay more per post on RW than on FCS.
FCSNetworker - fantastic support, they reply usually withing a few hrs, every time, no matter what your problem is; decent post rate, better than RW, somewhere at 60-75%; account creator success rate very high (close to 100% - all the fails are due to captchas or your proxies); UI is a bit more simple and easy to use but still could have been better, all the feature are explained well on every page and if there's something you don't understand you can send a ticked and they will explain everything in detail; price - cheaper than RW per submission, however there are not many packages you can choose from - you if have just a few blogs this might look a bit costly.
thanks for the replies any more opinions ?
Yes, rankwyz is more expensive than fcs networker. I haven't used FCS networker so I can't say anything about it but I certainly wont use rankwyz any time soon, because
1) Their schedule settings aren't working right (at least for me). For example if I set my daily cap to 3 posts it makes 8 posts a day.
2) I was using rankwyz to post to blogger blogs. It doesn't gather article links. That's a pain to go through hundreds of blogs to get post links. (luckily, I have scrapebox, it was easier)
3) Full of bugs. Some of my blogs got frozen over ( couldn't click a link, select text) unless I went to manually edit the post and re-publish it. Even if I posted just to blogger, I couldn't image the bugs if I would post to other platforms.
3) The support is terrible. I got replies to tickets, but the replies were general text. ("the server is temporarily unable to service your request", although it did the opposite. )
And other minor things like when your upgrade ends you get locked out of your account. It doesn't matter if you still had got half of your credits.
I've contacted FCSnetworker support and got a nice reply plus a promo code to use.
So basically I would use FCSnetworker not RankWyz.
Subscribing to this thread, have the same question.Im using rankwyz atm, but im not quite happy with it.
Then try FCS networker.
I have been using both for the past month and in the end I decided to go with FCS Networker as they have the account store, where you can buy multiple web 2.0 properties very fast. And it provides transalation to article languages that is not available in FCSNetworker
Any other experience?
I've used Rankwyz for many months. Rankwyz does have great features. However, it keeps coming up with random bugs on important features such as the article scheduling and the article usage trackgin. The customer service is really lousy.
I set up a private wordpress blog network running quite a number of sites. Articles are stored in their server so that it can automatically publish these articles on the WP sites. A great time saver, as I won't have to manually log in to each site to schedule the articles. The PROBLEM is that Rankwyz scheduling feature is buggy. The articles either won't get posted on some sites at random, or would post multiple times of the same article in a site. I've tried reporting to Pavel at Rankwyz, he said he would look at it but I haven't seen any improvement. Then the ticket was abruptly closed without any closure.
Just yesterday, all my articles scheduled out for the next 2-3 months were deleted from my account. I wrote to them and all they said was "Sorry. Please upload again". Stumped.
I hope they can get their act together and (a) resolve these bugs and (b) improve their customer support. Until then, I'm going elsewhere.
P.S. I've not used FCSNetworker before, so I can't provide any honest review on it.
Now the ultimate question is, who has actually got #1 in googl3 for using FCS
I want to know this as well
I haven't had the most glowing experience with RankWyz. Some campaigns of mine have run smoothly, whereas others it was just one hitch after another. Needless to say I think there's a lot of room for improvement. I can't comment on FCS.
I had similar experiences with Rankwyz as other posters here. They had quite low success rates both in account creation and submission, and support was hard to get a hold of. I haven't still tried FCS but it's next on my list.
And regarding whether or not you can get to #1 with either of them, the answer would be no. The best use of either tool is to use them as a contextual layer supporting your T1 links.
They would both do similar jobs as its all about posting on third party properties and neither of these two networks would have control over what happens after submissions. They can be removed without any reasons.
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