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软件下载站点提交的一点经验.

发表于2001/7/13 18:06:00  1839人阅读

分类: 共享软件

在软件刚刚发布的阶段,把软件提交到各个下载站点是迅速提高知名度的一剂良方.
最有名的下载站点有两个:Download和奶牛站


一.Download:www.download.com

虽然有人说"从Download来的注册率不高",并且我个人也有这样的观点,但是她确实可以给你带来很大的下载量,你可以根据Download上的下载量判断你的软件的受欢迎程度.
如果有某个杂志的编辑下载了你的软件,放到了他们的软件推荐栏目,或者刻在杂志CD上,那你就乐死了.
总之,Download一定要提交!

步骤:
到download.cnet.com,找Submit a file,点击进入,可以看到四个选项:
1.Submit a brand-new program
2.Submit an updated program
3.Modify minor details
4.Request removal
选第一项,就会看见一张表格,填入软件的相关资料(红色的部分一定要填,黑色的尽量填),再按"Submit Title"就行了.
*如果找不到提交页,就直接写网址:http://upload.cnet.com/uploads/submissions/0-5904195.html?tag=txt

提交后,快的一周,慢的一个月搞定.如果一个月后还没被收录,就再提交一次,坚持不懈.


二.奶牛站:www.tucows.com

奶牛站没有下载统计(如果想要,得给他们写信,很麻烦),但是奶牛站的服务器遍布世界各地,你可以用它来做软件的下载Link,既稳定,又节约带宽.另外,奶牛站评的等级是最具水平的,也是用户最信赖的.

步骤(较复杂):
首先,到submit.tucows.com,选好类别,目录,填写一张表单,按提交按钮.奶牛站会自动给你来信,叫你耐心等待一段时间.
如果不符合他们的要求,会受到这样的信:
Dear Software Author:

Thank you for submitting your software for evaluation. We appreciate the time you have taken to let us know about your program. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we have decided that it does not meet our current needs.

At this time we do not provide detailed review information about the submissions. For further information regarding our review process, please refer to http://www.tucows.com/ratings.html

Please do not let this discourage you from submitting other applications. We encourage you to continue considering Tucows for your future software distribution interests.

Thanks for your interest in Tucows,

The Tucows Review Staff

***** Internal Use Only ***** Do Not Delete *****
nh
*************************************************
不要灰心,再提交一次!(烦死他们:-))

如果他们的Review Staff认为你的软件可以达到他们的要求,你会收到这样一封信:
********** Internal Use Only ********** Do Not Delete **********
LW
********** Deleting this box could delay your listing **********

 

***********************************************************************

NOTICE: This form "MUST" be completely filled out and RETURNED to TUCOWS
before your software will be published. After 4 weeks All material about
your software will be "REMOVED" from our database if this form is not
returned and any new inquires of your software will be treated as
"New Submissions".  Thank You - TUCOWS

***********************************************************************

 

Please fill in the information in [brackets] and the
questions at the bottom and return as soon as possible.
................................................................

 

[DATE]

[AUTHOR-E MAIL]

[XXXXXXXX]


TUCOWS.COM
4100 Pier North Drive
Suite A
Flint, MI  48504

RE:  Inclusion of your Shareware on TUCOWS Internet Site and
CD-ROM

Dear Shareware Author:

TUCOWS has the reputation of being one of the best sites on the
Net for Internet-related software.  Our site has received over 40
awards and citations, including from PC Magazine, PC Computing,
MSN, Yahoo, Excite, I-way, UK-Online, Netguide Australia and other
major computer and web
publications.

Founded in 1994 by Scott Swedorski, as a free service to 'Newbies"
currently TUCOWS has  over 400 affiliate sites,
on every continent, in over 50 countries world wide, receiving
approximately three hundred million page serves per month.  Millions of
people visit Tucows every month to find the latest and best Internet
software,
performance rated, and free of viruses. TUCOWS has earned a global
reputation
for its reliability, high quality offerings and fair reviews.

After considering hundreds of titles, our research team has
judged the Shareware version of your product, XXXXXXXXXXXXXX,
to be appropriate for inclusion on the TUCOWS site.

In addition, we have recently begun publishing a cross-section of
the Shareware offered on our site on CD-ROM.  Many users
appreciate the convenience and speed of accessing the TUCOWS
selections on CD-ROM, rather than over a slower online
connection.  Furthermore, Internet users in may parts of the
world pay expensive time-based user fees for their Internet
connections.  The CD-ROM provides these users with an alternative
so that they can browse TUCOWS and try your Shareware at their
leisure.  Our CD-ROM is distributed through many channels,
including direct subscriptions and retail outlets.

We are currently using the version of your Shareware mentioned
above, that we located via the Internet.  We are writing to
request your confirmation that you authorize TUCOWS to include
your Shareware on our site and on our CD-ROM.  We offer you
worldwide exposure for your Shareware to the millions of
computer users, potentially increasing your sales, at
no charge to you.

In order to provide that confirmation, and to allow us to
continue to distribute your Shareware, we ask that you review and
agree to the License Agreement that follows this letter.  You may
indicate your acceptance by typing your name and other
information into the following form and returning the form to us
by email or post.

Please also provide us with the additional information requested
at the end of the agreement on whether we have the latest version
of your Shareware, and where we can download updated versions.

On the other hand, if you do not want us to distribute your
Shareware, please so notify us so we can make other arrangement
for distribution on the TUCOWS Internet site and on the TUCOWS
CD-ROM.

Sincerely,
TUCOWS

Enclosure:

LICENSE AGREEMENT

1.  I hereby grant TUCOWS - The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock
Software - a non-exclusive worldwide license to distribute my
Shareware, known as  XXXXXXXXXXXX  (the
"Shareware"), including posting it on the TUCOWS Web and FTP
sites and publishing it on the TUCOWS CD-ROM.

2.  I further agree that TUCOWS, or its affiliates, may itself
publish the TUCOWS CD-ROM (including my Shareware), or may
instead license the publication of the CD-ROM to a third party,
or otherwise sell, assign, or transfer its rights to the
publication of the CD-ROM, all without further consent from me.

3.  I represent and warrant to TUCOWS that:

  a.  I have all right, title, and interest in and to the
Shareware and that I have the right to grant the license provided
for in this agreement.

  b.  The Shareware does not infringe any copyright, patent,
trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any other
person.

4.  I further agree that TUCOWS shall have full discretion and
sole control in the production, packaging, marketing, and
promotion of its Internet site and its CD-ROM.  I agree that
TUCOWS may refer to the Shareware on its packaging and in its
promotional materials.

5.  I understand that TUCOWS has no obligation to continue to
include the Shareware on its Internet sites or its CD-ROM, and
may discontinue publishing and distributing the Shareware at any
time without notice to me.


SO AGREED.

Date executed:

Name:
Title:


Company:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Postal Address:

QUESTIONS ON THE LATEST VERSION

To assist us in maintaining your Shareware distribution, please
answer the following questions:

- Operating System/Systems:
- Application name:
- Application FTP location:
- Home page:
- Author Email address:
- Release Date:
- License type (Shareware/Freeware/Demo)?:
- Product Retail Cost:
- Registration Code:


Does TUCOWS have the most up-to-date version of your Demo, Freeware, or Shareware?

Does your software expire on a specific date?
If it expires can you make an 30 day expire program for us?

Would you be willing to provide TUCOWS with a registered version of your
software/service to evaluate/review?

Where can the most recent version be downloaded?

 

Sincerely,

The TUCOWS Review Staff
suggest@tucows.com
http://www.tucows.com

需要填写的部分我是这么填的:
[DATE]
July 7th,2001

[AUTHOR-E MAIL]
goldstonesoft@21cn.com

[XXXXXXXX]
Super Color Picker 1.0  Free Version
Date executed:July 7th,2001

Name://写名字
Title:CEO


Company:GoldStone Software, Inc.
Phone://写电话
Fax:n/a
Email:goldstonesoft@21cn.com
Postal Address://写地址

QUESTIONS ON THE LATEST VERSION

To assist us in maintaining your Shareware distribution, please
answer the following questions:

- Operating System/Systems:Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME
- Application name:Super Color Picker 1.0  Free Version
- Application FTP location:http://goldstone.51.net/down/scp.zip
- Home page:http://goldstone.51.net
- Author Email address:goldstonesoft@21cn.com
- Release Date:July 5th,2001
- License type (Shareware/Freeware/Demo)?:Freeware
- Product Retail Cost:$19.95
- Registration Code:n/a


Does TUCOWS have the most up-to-date version of your Demo, Freeware, or Shareware?
Yes.

Does your software expire on a specific date?
If it expires can you make an 30 day expire program for us?
No, it is a Freeware.

Would you be willing to provide TUCOWS with a registered version of your
software/service to evaluate/review?
No.

Where can the most recent version be downloaded?
http://goldstone.51.net/down/scp.zip

*注意:要把信中的XXXXXXXXXX全部替换为软件的名字(如:Super Color Picker 1.0  Free Version).

再过三四天,你如果收到这样的信,就说明你的软件已经被收录在奶牛站上了:
Dear Software Author:

Your program is listed under HTML Color Pickers. It will be featured on
our What's New Page
(http://www.tucows.com/win95.html) for Tuesday, July 10. Please watch this
page over the
next few days for a link to your program's preview page.
To link directly to your review, use the following URL:
http://www.tucows.com/preview/201020.html

Please remember to inform us when you update the software and the referencing Web page. You can do this through http://submit.tucows.com. Also, keep in mind that that program updates should be submitted as UPDATES and not NEW ADDS. Updates submitted as new adds cause confusion and may be delayed or deleted entirely.

Thanks for your interest in Tucows,

The Tucows Review Staff

***** Internal Use Only ***** Do Not Delete *****
LW
*************************************************

三.Simtel:www.simtel.com

这是Download的子站,好处是能为你提供下载主机(和奶牛站一样,主机分布很广),还能把你的软件放上CD.

到www.simtel.com,找How to upload,然后填一张表,这是为了申请一个Upload Account,并不是正式审核.

如果申请被批准,会收到这样的信:
Your Username is:  [xxxxxxxxxx]
Your Password is:  [yyyyyyyyyy]

Thank you for contributing to the Simtel.Net Archive.

The Simtel.Net collections are periodically published on CD-ROM. 
If you do not wish to have your package distributed on CD-ROM
please do not upload it.

You can review our Upload Policy at
   http://www.simtel.net/uppolicy.html

Please review this policy and keep all your uploads within the scope of
the Simtel.Net collection.  There are changes from the old Simtel.Net
policies.  ("same name" replacements are now permissible.  You may
include VB runtimes.  And more.)

Now that you have this upload account with Simtel.Net, you do not need
to send any more upload requests for future uploads.  Just upload
directly to us.


UPLOADING:

You can upload your files to
   ftp://uploads.simtel.net.
  
Some browsers expect you to add your username as part of the access:
  ftp://user.name@uploads.simtel.net
and then prompt you for your password once there.

Some (like Netscape) require you to add the path to our incoming
area:
  ftp://user.name@uploads.simtel.net/submissions/incoming

Most FTP programs, including WSFTP will require you to enter the host
as uploads.simtel.net

If you have difficulties, go to the Uploaders Forum for answers and help.
(See the end of this message.)

Once you have logged in (using the above username and password), you
will be automatically moved to the /submissions/incoming directory. 
Upload BOTH your file and its accompanying PAD .xml (see below) file
there.  Do not create any other folders, do not upload anything else.
You can see everyone else's uploads, but you cannot "affect" them in
any way, only your own.  And please, lowercase short filenames only.
Anything else WILL delay processing.

This is NOT your web page, NOT your directory.  This is a shared area:
please treat it with respect.

We do NOT accept emailed files under ANY conditions.


PADGEN AND THE PAD .xml FILE:

We require ALL SUBMISSIONS to use PADGEN.  You can get this program for
free from http://www.asp-shareware.org/pad/  You will also find details
on its use.  You do not have to join the ASP to get or use the PADGEN
program.

You will also need to get the Simtel PAD extension, which can be
found at this link:

  http://www.simtel.net/simtelxml.zip

Unzip the simtel.htm file and put it in the Padgen directory.  This
file will create a "simtel" tab in the Padgen program that will allow you
to enter specific information for Simtel file categories.  Read the
instructions.  Then select the lowest platform (MS-DOS, Win3, WinXX) in
which your program will function, and the most appropriate file category
for that platform.  Complete ONE platform and category only.

Details on using extensions (and other extensions that are available
for other shareware sites) can be found at

  http://www.asp-shareware.org/pad/padextensions.asp

When preparing your PAD .xml file, be sure to fill the Author name
and Author email fields.  Insure your "official" email address, the
one you used to submit your submission application to us, the email
address we're sending this very message to, is in at least ONE of the
available PAD .xml email fields.  Insure you fill in the short
description and at least one long description.  Insure you put the
SAME filename you're uploading into one of the Filename_* fields.
Yes, case matters.  Yes, the file extension matters.

Not every field in the entire PAD .xml file need be completed.  See our
Uploaders Forum for detailed requirements.

Be sure to use the Filename_Previous field if you're replacing one of your
files already at Simtel.Net.  That will insure file links are reused, old
files are removed, and download counts are carried forward.

If you are an Agent and plan to upload for other publishers who do not
have upload accounts at Simtel.Net, contact us for special instructions
on procedures, correct use of the PAD .xml file, etc.


FILENAMES:

Simtel.Net accepts short 8.3 "filename.typ" filenames only.  We accept
only ".zip" or ".exe" file extensions (and of course the companion ".xml"
file type).  Anything else will be automatically rejected.  No .jar, .htm,
..arj, .gz, .sqz, .uue.

Insure at least ONE of the PAD .xml Filename_* fields contains the exact
filename that you will be uploading to us.  Use lowercase only for all
filenames:  any uppercase in filenames will delay your upload's
processing.  Filenames in the PAD .xml file must include the file
extension.  "wombat" is NOT the filename of the "wombat.zip" file you
uploaded.  "wombat.exe" is NOT the same as "wombat.zip".  (This happens
ALL the time.)

You will need to upload BOTH your .exe/.zip and the companion PAD .xml
file to our incoming directory.  Both files must have the same name
(i.e. filename.zip [.exe] and filename.xml).  We do prefer .zip files,
and suggest you include the PAD .xml inside the .zip file so the end
user and other distribution sites can get your PAD .xml file.  (No, we
will NOT go into your .zip to take out the .xml file for our use.
Upload it separately.)  (No, we will NOT "go out and get" the file to
which your uploaded orphan .xml file points.  Upload it.)

Understand that the accompanying .xml file is MANDATORY.  Our system
can not process your file, add it to the file system, and catalog
it without the information in that .xml file.  You MUST download and
include the Simtel.Net PAD extension provided by the simtel.htm file.

You MUST include your upload account's email address in one of the .xml
form's email fields or we cannot accept your upload.  That email address
will become part of the file description, will go out in our New Upload
Digests, etc.  We regret this may make you vulnerable to spammers, but
we simply MUST have that email address.  We will remove the files and
user account of any uploader who fails to maintain that email address.
Contact us if your email address changes, and we will direct you on how
to create a new upload account.


UPLOAD PROCESSING:

If you see your files disappear from our incoming area, that means
they're being processed (that's good).  If you see them renamed
(with something like ".BAD" or ".NO" or ".SIM" or ".CAT" or ".PUB"),
that's not good.  Please go to our Uploaders Forum for details (see
the end of this message).  If you see this problem, you may upload
a corrected .xml (and/or program file) with the problem(s) fixed. 
Otherwise you'll eventually get an email message describing the
problem .. and directing you to re-upload everything since we've
removed all the problem files.

It will take up to 3 days for your file to be processed, and up to
another 36 hours for the file to become "visible" on our web site
(and available for downloads from the mirror sites).  If there is
a delay, do NOT email us.  It will not make anything work faster. 
Simtel.Net now has an eXpress subscription service, to provide
priority posting and distribution (at a cost).  If interested, email
webmaster@simtel.net for details.  Or watch our web page for details.


FILE LINKS:

When your upload is processed, our system will send you email with two
links to your program.  The first link will be the "Product Description"
page which includes the description of your submitted program.  The
second link will be the "Download" page for your submitted file which
lists all of the download locations ("mirror sites") for your file.

NOTE:  Simtel.Net does NOT allow the linking directly to files in the
archive system, to include all of the mirror sites.  You and any other
web site are ONLY authorized to link to one of the URLs provided after
your file has been processed.  Violation of this policy can result in
all of your files being removed from the system and your upload account
being permanently disabled.

We may rename your files for more effective system operation or to avoid
filename conflicts.  Do NOT depend on filenames remaining the same as
when you uploaded them.

If you link to the HTML page, you can be assured that the download link
will always work and allow your user to choose the download location
from around the world that is best for them.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments.  Please send it to 
webmaster@simtel.net  with the subject of Upload Procedure.  And by all
means use our web page's Users or Uploaders Forum for any comments or
discussion.


THE SIMTEL.NET FORUM AREA:

We strongly urge you to monitor the Forum area at our home page at

  http://www.simtel.net/wwwthreads/wwwthreads.pl 

There is even a special Uploaders Discussion and Info area (the
"Uploaders Forum") just for uploaders.  There you'll find much
background information on how the entire system works, common problem
and error conditions (and their solutions), and more.

As an additional note:

Looking for Web Hosting or eCommerce solutions, or software promotion
opportunities?  Be sure to check out our Partners page at

  http://www.simtel.net/partners.html

to find out who we use and recommend.


Thanks.

Simtel.Net Management
--


This email was sent to: goldstonesoft@21cn.com

然后就按要求上传文件(只接受.zip和.exe)和相应的PAD(.xml)文件.注意两个文件要同文件名,不同扩展名.
*PAD生成器到这里下载:http://www.asp-shareware.org/pad/downloads/padsetup.exe


四.Yippee:www.yippee.net

这个站点的唯一好处是能为你提供评级服务,其他的一无是处(我的软件在上面几天的下载才2).

步骤:
先到http://www.yippee.net/main/dev/signup.asp注册一个帐号.
收到密码后,到http://www.yippee.net/main/dev/default.asp登陆,选Submit Software.
填张表格,等上一周左右,会收到这样的信:
Hello from the team at Yippee.net.

Congratulations! Your software HTMLEncryptor has been awarded a 4 star
rating at A1 Yippee Shareware.

Follow this link to see what we thought of HTMLEncryptor
http://www.yippee.net/html/win/utilities/title15531.htm

A1 Yippee provides fast download speeds and a review team of real computer
users dedicated to giving honest reviews of the shareware and freeware
software on this site. We host the files on our own server, thus saving you
expensive bandwidth. If you update this program please let us know so we can
distribute the latest version. You can submit software details to us at :
http://www.yippee.net/html/login.htm

We would like you to link to your software page at Yippee.net; please use
the following url & attached gif.
http://www.yippee.net/html/win/utilities/title15531.htm

Yippee.net can ensure your software will reach your customers at no
bandwidth costs to you.
Host your software on Yippee.net, link from your site and save your valuable
bandwidth. Hosting your own downloads uses bandwidth, which costs money that
you don't need to spend.

Yippee.net hosts most of the software listed on our shareware/freeware site
on our own servers. We do this so that our users get fast downloads and we
can be sure that all of the links are live.

You can benefit from this by using us as your default or alternative
download site. All we ask is that you link to the review page specific to
your software (ie not directly to the download). If we don't have all of
your titles listed, then just submit them using the Developers section of
the site and we will review and list them straight away.

As a registered Yippee.net developer, you can get full access through your
Developer Account to the number of downloads for each of your listed
software titles. To view your Developer Account details or sign up for a new
Account please go to http://www.yippee.net/main/dev/default.asp

We automatically send to you the link to your software review and an award
gif each time your software is reviewed. You can also get the links for your
software titles via your Developer Account details or by using the search
tool on www.yippee.net or else email me jeremy@yippee.net and I will send it
to you. Link graphics can be downloaded from:
www.yippee.net/main/isp/ispselect.htm.

We aim to be the best download site on the net, providing a great service to
our software developer friends is part of this. If you have any further
questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jeremy Reynolds
Web Manager
IDD: +64 (9) 306 3841
FAX: +64 (9) 300 3939
MOBILE: +64 (25) 604 2416
email: jeremy@yippee.net
http://www.yippee.net


 <<Rated4.gif>>
然后就把他们给你的gif贴在网页上炫耀吧:-)

五.Softlandindia:www.softlandindia.com

这是一个印度的软件站,特点是很容易被评为5颗星+Editor's Pick.

提交方法:
给info.softlandindia@hotpop.com发一封标题为"New Software"的信,按如下格式填好软件资料:
Software Name and Version: HTMLEncryptor 1.1

Software Type : Web Publishing Tool

Software License : Shareware

Software Size : 171KB

Operating System Requirements: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT

Software Short Description: Make Web page code unreadable!

Software Long Description :
HTMLEncryptor enables you to encrypt your Web pages, making their underlying code unreadable to visitors. As a result, your pages are viewable, but the source code for those pages is encrypted and cannot be viewed. You can also choose to encrypt specific sections of HTML pages--useful for pages you intend to submit to search engines.

Software Download Page Link: http://goldstone.51.net/down/he11.zip

Software Home Page Link : http://goldstone.51.net

Contact Person Name and Email Address : Hao Wu, goldstonesoft@21cn.com

要等多久我忘了,反正一个月之内.它不会发确认信,得自己上去输入关键字查找.
不行就一直发信直到成功.

 


这篇经验写得匆忙,有不对之处,敬请指正或补充,谢谢!

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