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Welcome to the Tucows Author Resource Center


The Author Resource Center is the place where you can post your software to our renowned worldwide software distribution network. It allows software authors like you to distribute their products across the planet to millions of users via local nodes - for FREE - without incurring the high cost of bandwidth charges. features:

  • Categories for Windows, Mac, Linux, and handheld devices.
  • 3 million unique visitors per month
  • Audience Demographics: Male 80%; Female 20%; multi-computer households, most of which have children; high interest in software trials and free downloads.


As you browse the site, you'll see video icons which you can click for a tutorial on various features of ARC. For an introduction to ARC and how it can help you promote your software, click the following video icon.


Submit Your Software

To submit your software title, click the Add Software tab above. If you already have an account, click the Update Software tab.


Already Have an Account?

If you'd like to edit your software listing, update your products, or submit more titles, click the Update Software tab and sign in.


Get Your Software Seen!

Once your software is posted to the site, you can use our promotional tools to get the product seen by millions of visitors. Here are our premium offerings:


Get Listed Quickly: Due to the high volume of submissions we get daily, it can take up to 90 days to approve your software listing. If you'd like to be approved within 24 hours (or next business day), choose our Expedited Listing Service.


Premium Category Listings: Get your software listed in top categories on so downloaders see your product first. Learn more about High Traffic Listings.


Powerful Keywords: A large percentage of our 3 million monthly unique visitors find the software they download by searching the site. To target these software seekers, you can purchase keywords associated with your software titles. For example, if you publish an application that allows an audiophile to edit sound files then you could buy the search keywords "audio editor". To learn more choose Tucows Keywords.


Buy Cost per Click: Select high visibility spots on pages and pay only when they are clicked by visitors. Buy banner ads, text links, category-based premium listings and search keywords. Learn about Cost Per Click.


Track your Stats: For a nominal fee, track your download stats and learn more about the demand for your files on Track Downloads.


More Questions?
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