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Old 01-16-2001, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hi all!

For some time now I've been developing a Windows program that searches for expired domains with high link popularity. I believe that the program has reached a stage where it is good enough to be sold, so I have released version 1.00. You can download a limited demo from this page: http://popdomains.cjb.net/

The price of the full version is $149 (similar programs cost up to $1000, so it's cheap in comparison). The program can be bought online (and downloaded immediately afterwards) from http://popdomains.cjb.net/

The program has three search modes: Two database search modes, and one mode where you can add your own domains for link popularity checking (useful if you subscribe to a list of expired domains).

On a 64 kbit/s ISDN line I usually find several domains per hour with a combined link popularity of more than 100.

If you register some of the popular domains you find, it's easy to earn back $149 from advertising or affiliate programs like SearchTraffic, SearchBucks, AllClicks etc...

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at id4ever@hotmail.com

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Old 01-16-2001, 04:20 PM   #2
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Just wanted to let you know that I purchased a copy of this sw - I'll share my experience in a couple of days or so!

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Old 01-16-2001, 04:53 PM   #3
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Looks pretty good to me. Having a 2 minute demo really helps too, and I think if Fatale would have had a demo, he would have sold more coppies.

As soon as I hear some comments on the program, I might buy it http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Old 01-16-2001, 05:14 PM   #4
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My scripts are written in Perl and don't have any user interface -- so there is really no way I can do a demo of any kind. But it is fully automated and works under Linux/Unix on dedicated servers, which is a must for any serious domain name hunter because you will need to be able to run it for months to get the best names. Id4ever's program looks good and probably very convenient in use, but how many of you will be able to dedicate your home PC to running this program for weeks? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it is completely useless, not at all, I'm simply saying that I'm not afraid of competition just yet. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 01-16-2001, 06:04 PM   #5
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As a rough metric, I've been able to run 6 simultaneous copies of the program before the 7th fails due to lack of memory (clean error; the system stays running)

Have already found several domains with 150+ links in total, but am rapidly upgrading my expectations - if I can find these after an hour or so, a longer research period should pay off well.

I'm in the enviable position of having a cable modem, so I can dedicate 10-12 hours a day to this stuff http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif Plus with "only" 4 copies running I can still surf and work. I'm going to be saving my work more often though, just in case!

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Old 01-16-2001, 08:23 PM   #6
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woah another one.. hmmmmmm..



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Old 01-16-2001, 08:24 PM   #7
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just noticed this one checks 3 search engines while fatale's checks against 5 search engines ?



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Old 01-16-2001, 08:47 PM   #8
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Yes, but this is version 1.00. I assume that buyers will get free upgrades for a while http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

I've now found some names with over 300 incoming links... I'm going to keep running the stuff for the rest of the day, then make a little shopping list and see what happens.

One thing to be careful of - some sites have used various kinds of self-duplicating reciprocal links pages that are filled with thousands and thousands of essentially "junk" links, so you have to check carefully to see that you don't get "false positive" readings by mistake.

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Old 01-17-2001, 02:18 AM   #9
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This is great! I've been searching for a script/app to perform this function for months, and now two of them popup on the one forum.

fatale's certainly looks like the more professional solution, but ID4ever has appealed to those of us who run Windows-based machines at home. How to decide?

In the end, I guess nothing helps the consumer more than a little healthy competition...

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Old 01-17-2001, 02:18 AM   #10
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Finally downloaded it, gave it a run, returned slave.com, slavery.com and slaves.com as deleted domains when I ran it in just the default mode, all of these domains are fully registerd and have been for a while now, any ideas on this ???
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Old 01-17-2001, 02:38 AM   #11
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All those hyphens before the names seem to have been registered as part of the domain. That probably accounts for why they were deleted.

If you search for a name that "starts with" slave, you won't see the same results.


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Thanks for the info, didn't realise the dashes meant something http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Tracking by _combined_ number of links is a dirty, bad, dishonest trick.

The domain should be tracked by the unique links.
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Old 01-17-2001, 07:39 AM   #14
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Hi again!

The last 24 hours have indeed been profitable for me, I've sold 6 copies of my software and made about $850. Thanks to those of you that have bought the full version! http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

I'll answer some of your questions/comments here:

The reason that my program checks link popularity in only three search engines is because this is much faster. I don't know about fatale's script, but my program uses one of the many link popularity scripts on the net. When checking for example six engines, it can take as long as 30 seconds to get all the results back. When I only check InfoSeek, AltaVista and HotBot (these seem to be the fastest) it takes between 2-5 seconds (on an ISDN line)!
By only checking three engines, you might miss out on a few domains that is only popular in the other search engines, but I think the increase in speed is worth it. I have not run my program in search mode for more than 24 hours in total, and yet I've already found a couple of domains with a combined link popularity of more than 1000 (again, on a single 64kbit/s ISDN line).

Of course, if a lot of my customers want me to make the program check six search engines, I'll do it, perhaps letting the user choose which engines that should be checked. For now I recommend that if you find domains with a link popularity of more than 20 in one of the engines, use a link popularity script to check the rest of the search engines (There's one on this site and another one at JimTools: http://www.jimtools.com/link.html )

If you buy my program you will get all updates for free!

If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to reply to this post or email me at id4ever@hotmail.com.

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Old 01-17-2001, 08:51 AM   #15
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Since my script has been mentioned in this thread I guess I will have to participate as well. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif No, my script actually checks link popularity directly with each search engine because it is the fastest and most reliable way. And it does take only about 3-5 seconds to check link popularity on _all_ 5 engines on my 384 Kb DSL line. The reason why you see 30 second delays is probably because you use third party script running online with hundred other users accessing it at the same time. In my script you also have the option of disabling each individual search engine if you desire so. Although I wouldn't recommend doing so just for speed reasons, because if you make too many requests to whois.net too fast, your IP address will be banned (this already happend to me when I was trying to grab the whole whois.net database).

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