The following document is
generated from the feedback received at Exploit, and is updated on a
If you are having technical problems
running the Wizard software, please refer to our technical
If you think you may have found a
new problem, and cannot find an answer in the problems page please
let us know using our feedback
form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
At the moment there
is no dedicated Submission Wizard for Mac, however if you
have a Windows emulator on your Mac, download the 16 bit
Wizard and give it a go. We have managed to run this Wizard
using this method on a Mac, however unfortunately we cannot
offer technical support.
Whilst we can delete the data file
on our data server, we cannot force users to update or delete
their own data files. Many users choose to backup their data files
prior to performing an update, subsequently copying some deleted
sites back to their data directory. This is not recommended
because submission sites are only removed from the database for
good reasons; adding them back will only result in failed or
The Submission Wizard is
simply a submission tool and Exploit have no control on how it is
The Wizard is a powerful submission
tool and can quickly overload sites that are not set up to handle
any more than a basic level of traffic.
Whilst some sites have taken
action by using the Wizard's input to form a comprehensive
database, others have asked Exploit to remove their site from the
We appreciate the problems
encountered by specialist sites wanting to maintain a specialist
directory, and our policy is to leave these sites in the 'manual'
submission section to force Wizard users to look before they
submit, however some sites still request removal from the database
On a regular basis we visit each of
the sites submitted for addition to the Wizard to see which are
capable of being processed by our automatic submission engine.
As soon as we have written and
tested scripts for these engines, the scripts are uploaded to our
data server, and the next time you run the Wizard it will ask you
to perform an update which should take approximately 5 minutes to
install the new engines, expanding the automatic submissions base.
The auto-submission routine in
the Wizard is capable of submitting around 99.5% of all web sites,
however some sites simply cannot be automated as they require
specialist input, or charge for entries.
Rather than ask you to fill out
500 boxes prior to submission, Exploit have created a 'manual'
engine to assist submission to this type of site and make it as
painless and fast as possible through the use of autofill buttons
for repetitive fields like the URL or site description.
Exploit also refuse to add the
FFA spam farms to the software. Whilst this would increase
the number of engines in the Wizard, it does not increase
your exposure. The only result of adding these engines is
even more junk email being sent to your email address!
read that some engines are blocking automated submissions - does
this affect the Wizard?
No, the Wizard
is not affected. The Submission Wizard is able to use
browser stealth technology where required and submissions made
with the Wizard are identical to those made directly at the
submission site using Netscape or MSIE.
Normally only on-line services are affected by these types of
measures as they are detectable through their static IP and
referring pages, however we understand some other software
packages are also affected as they do not emulate all aspects of a
browser in full. In addition, the Wizard does not
automatically alter your pages for you in any way as automatic
software alteration can be easily detected and targeted against by
any respectable spider, therefore we believe it to be
a flawed policy, infringing the Netiquette policies of many
How do Exploit
go about choosing which engines to add to the Wizard?
Exploit have a listing of over
16,000 sites which currently accept submissions on a wide variety
of topics, from general interest sites accepting general entries
to specialist sites only interested in links to sites that are
related to their own.
Given the vast number of possible
candidates, Exploit therefore adds sites on an recommendation
basis. If there is a site you would like to see added to the
Wizard, let us know using our feedback
form. All sites are usually added to the manual submission
data engine within 48 hours of receipt.
We do not add 'spam' FFA farms to
the Submission Wizard, only genuine FFA sites are accepted.