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Q: Why can't my software screenshot be displayed on GearDownload.com?
A: Please be sure:
1) Your screenshot URL is valid. It does not return 404 not found, 301/302 redirect or other errors when access it.
2) Do not use a weeny tiny screenshot. We accept screenshot file size from 10k to 2M.
3) The screenshot format is JPG, GIF or PNG and has the correct extended name. For example: Do not name a gif file to screenshot.jpg.
4) The screenshot file is downloadable. Do not use technology to prevent it from downloading by PHP program.
Q: How does GearDownload.com deal with duplicate submissions?
A: Different software titles have the same download link, screenshot link or RegNow ID will be automatically marked as possible spam and will not be reviewed normally. Domain name will be added into blacklist if spam confirmed.
We do not allow multiple, separate listings for the same product or company. We reserve the right to remove or suspend listings we feel are identical or substantially similar.
Q: Can I update my old PAD URL to new PAD URL?
A: You can update your PAD URL if your two PAD URLs are on the same domain name. For example: http://www.yourdomain.com/oldpad.xml and http://www.yourdomain.com/newpad.xml.
If your two PAD URLs are on different domain name, you need to delete or temporarily delete your old PAD file on your old domain to prove you owns the old domain, then submit the new PAD URL. GearDownload.com will automatically overwrite the PAD URL if accessing the old PAD URL returns 404 not found.
Q: Will GearDownload.com update my listing automatically?
A: GearDownload.com will scan your PAD files in 30 business days and update your listing automatically if it detects update. You can resubmit your PAD file to update your listing on GearDownload.com anytime.
Q: Which fields in PAD file must I fill in?
A: These fields below can't be blank:
COMPANY_NAME, PROGRAM_NAME, PROGRAM_VERSION, COMPANY_WEBSITE_URL, CONTACT_EMAIL, PROGRAM_TYPE, PROGRAM_OS_SUPPORT, FILE_SIZE_K, CHAR_DESC_80, CHAR_DESC_2000, APPLICATION_SCREENSHOT_URL, APPLICATION_XML_FILE_URL, PRIMARY_DOWNLOAD_URL.
We suggest you fill in as many fields as you can because other download sites may not require the same fields.
Q: What's the additional requirements on fields like CHAR_DESC_2000 or PRIMARY_DOWNLOAD_URL?
A: COMPANY_NAME: Do not use promo text such as "Convert DVD to AVI" on company name. If you do not have a company name, you may substitute your first and last names.
PROGRAM_NAME: To avoid confusion, product names should appear exactly as they do in the installed software's interface and on the publisher's Web site. However, some product names may need to be edited by our editors for clarity and consistency within our listings.
PROGRAM_VERSION: The version number listed on GearDownload.com must match the version number in the binary file, as well as the number that appears on the publisher's Web site.
CHAR_DESC_2000: We require at least three complete sentences that clearly describe your product's core features and functionality, written in English.
PRIMARY_DOWNLOAD_URL: Please provide a link that will immediately initiate the file download. Our file server will attempt to upload your file from its originating server to our HTTP servers as soon as you complete your submission.