Today we have launched a major new feature to IMAutomator – support for CAPTCHA sites in the form of Submission Credits. This means a bunch of new sites in the system, and more free backlinks for ALL paying members! Read on for more details…
What are Submission Credits?
During the testing phase we called these Captcha credits because their primary purpose is to allow us to include sites in IMAutomator that make use of captcha during the submission process. Captchas are those hard-to-read graphics that show you some random words or a mix of letters & numbers that you have to type in to proceed.
Our submission engine cannot read these captcha image without a human to recognise the image but this can now be done with the use of specialist captcha recognition services which we have incorporated into IMAutomator. The catch? As real people are required to solve the images, there is a fee associated with the service and due to the sheer volume of submissions made by IMAutomator we are unable to use this on our regular sites.
Therefore we now mark these sites as ‘Credit Sites’ and allocate each site a credit cost. All paying members are given free submission credits every month as part of their IMAutomator subscription and can spend these on their submissions as they wish.
Read more about what the submission credits are and why we have them.
Submission Credit Costs
A PR1 site costs 1 credit for submission. A PR2 site costs 2 credits, a PR3 site 3 credits and so on. The credits given to members is as follows:
Pro Members: 1000 credits per month
Light Members: 50 credits per month
The credits are allocated within a few hours of the payment being made so in the case of Light members who are on the 3 month and 6 month options, they will get 150 and 300 credits respectively.
In order to launch the system correctly we have allocated all paying members a pro-rata value of credits which has been calculated based on the date of the last payment. You can see your credit balance on the members screen when you login. You can also generate a report showing a transaction report of all credits spent & refunded.
Read more about submission credit costs.
Credits are spent when you submit jobs. On the submission form you’ll see a new section that shows a grid containing all of the available credit sites with the credit cost for each one. As you select sites, you’ll also see a running total of the credit cost for this job as well as your current credit balance. Once you submit the job you’ll be able to view the submission schedule from the ‘Details’ link and this now shows the credit cost of each individual submission.
You are only ever charged for successful submissions so as the submissions are processed, if any fail you are refunded for the full value of the credits spent.
Read more about how to use submission credits.
Lots More Sites to Come!
Today we have launched the credit system with 10 sites but we have about another 10 on trial and about a gazillion in our lists ready to be added to the system! And that’s just for bookmarks! The bookmarker is still the most popular tool so we will be focusing on that first and then we will add credit sites to all the other tools.
Over time we expect the list of regular sites that are not part of the credit system to slowly decline. These days the new sites that are built all use captcha and old sites gradually die off over time. We will be closely monitoring the site lists and if the regular sites die off then we will allocate more and more credits as part of the IMAutomator subscription.
At some point we may also provide the facility to purchase additional credits but for now they are free additions to your subscription 🙂
Please Give Us Your Feedback!
We’re always interested to hear from members about the service so if you have any questions, suggestions, or you find a bug then please get in touch. Also, if your credits are not showing up then also contact us and we’ll sort that out right away.