Well, I thought I would relate my experience with Bukisa.
I am new to the online article-writing scene. I start exploring it as a way to make some money online about 2 weeks ago. I did a bunch of reading, trying to figure out which sites I stood the best chance of making money at. I signed up at one site, but didn’t write anything there. I was still unsure.
I joined Infobarrel about 10 days ago, and love it. I have written six articles to date. But there are a lot of sites, and I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, so I kept looking around.
Bukisa was actually mentioned as a backlink site at first, I think. But I read they had made some changes and were now more of a full article site. I also read that they had a lot of traffic because they were non US.
So I thought I would give it a try. I wrote an article, submitted it, and looked around the site a little. I wrote a complete article, but I did link it to one of my article here at Infobarrel that had more information on the subject.
They rejected the article. They told me I was not allowed any “self promotion / advertising / referral links”. I knew that, but I guess I took it to mean that I might be making something off the link directly, not just traffic. Besides, as I perused the site, all the articles had links in them.
I took the link out and resubmitted. I then sent a note to support asking about the link, and asking about the fact that lots of articles on the site had links. I stated I heard they had changed the aim of the site. I asked if they were in the process of cleaning up the site. I did not include this in my email, but I looked at a message from my referrer, and he had an article on the site bashing the Bukisa changes, and a referral link to the site he was now writing at.
I heard back from support telling me that no personal promotional links of any kind, and nothing about the rest of the email.
To myself, I said okay, I will just write articles. I got a second one online. Then for my third I wanted a picture. I could not get the image uploader to work. I spent over 2 hours working with it and searching the site for help. Finally I found an image on Flickr that worked, and used the code from there to insert the picture. And it has a link back to Flickr, They denied the article for “self promotion / advertising / referral links”. I sent an email to support, but it has been over 12 hours with no reply. As I looked around more, I found recently approved articles with promotional links. I also found articles with such atrocious English, that I can also surmise that they were translations. I guess the non-US feature worked against me there.
I figured that this would not work. I usually figure that if I have a problem, someone else does. I searched the internet for something, but while looking around the Infobarrel Forum, I heard tell of Seekyt. I joined there as my second site to write at. Things are looking good so far.
I am still waiting to hear from support at Bukisa, but am probably just going to take my articles down. My kids are doing some writing for school, so I may post their articles on Bukisa just for kicks.
I look forward to working and making money here at Infobarrel and at Seekyt.