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Discussion in 'Directory Programming' started by midlandi, Nov 9, 2007.

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  1. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Temi

    I see your Link Bid Script is going from strength to strength.
    Would you like to share a brief history about it?

    Cheers.
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    John,
    Thanks for the opportunity to share a bit of info about PHP Link Bid Script with triPHP members. It started with iWT's dollar linking script, I though it was free for iWT members, I quickly join iWT and expected to be able to download it, I made an enquiry about it in this post: http://talk.iwebtool.com/thread6313.html#post31065 , Kenni suggested I pay someone to create the script for me and that is exactly what I did.
    I have already written a description document to develop a large directory script for Haabaa, I quickly put that aside and wrote a new description document for Link Bid Script and forget about it for many months.

    After a while, i remembered, I then go one of my programmers to start developing it... I toyed with the idea of selling if for a while but because I personally love freebies hence I though, why not make LBS freebie as well and that is exactly what I did. I am not 100% sure of this figure but I strongly believe over 1,000 sites or more are using LBS. I know you John have personally sold at least 10 LBS sites, that leaves me to find out who installed the remaining 990 installs :)

    Temi
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    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Thanks for the info Temi.
    Interesting story behind Link Bid.
    Are you planning to keep it as a free script?
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    temi New Member

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    For the foreseeable future it will remain free.
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    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    1,000 sites already running, thats not a bad start.
    How long exactly has this been available?
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    I think it was first released in July 2007, roughly four months or so.
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    ST-Mike TriPHP Contributor

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    Wow, in just 4 months already 1000 sites using your script? That's really good, I haven't ever released any source or scripts before but I'm thinking of doing so soon - some free and some paid for (paid for the active development, guarantees and the fact they will be the larger ones heh).

    How do you go about marketing these? Or do you do none, considering it's a free script? Are open source scripts something you do often?

    Quickly looking over the demo, it does look very nice in terms of the (default?) website design etc. Keep it up!
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    Temi's script is a really great hit. I often wonder when i see a bidding directory which use different script.
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    You will be surprised that there are a few Judas out there who do not use my script LOL
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    I use the script and it's great. Firstly it's free and if you promote it well you can generate some good revenue from it gain a return of investment on your hosting and domain charges.
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    Please you found LBS useful :)
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