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FREEBS - Free Book Store Release

Discussion in 'Products & Tools' started by noppid, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #421
    Hmm, interesting, one's back to 52,000 and the other is over 23,000, all with full titles and descriptions.
    SEMrush
    Another, however, is in the dumps...
     
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    #422
    I think the old freebie bookstore has been hacked or myabe owlcroft pulled a fast one

    its hanging up pages on the servers its on and sticking hidden links into into the book pages
     
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  3. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #423
    I'm still getting better then a 10% return on my FREEBS Amazon Books stores.

    How's everyone else doing?
     
    noppid, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    sagetips Peon

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    #424
    My stores get hot then go cold...but they're definitely worth keeping around. Minimal effort effort once set up and they more than pay for themselves. I have a 9.3% conversion rate per Amazon. My hosting service has expanded the number of databases so I'll probably add a few more stores. I was running into size limits with 3 stores sharing a single DB.

    Thanks for the script noppid!
     
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    Cyclops sensei

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    #425
    Thanks Noppid.....as sagetips said, the stores run hot and cold depending on how many pages the search engines index. At the moment one store has 75k pages, another 68k, then 14k down to one with 228. The number of pages yo-yos around quite a bit.
    They bring in anywhere from 100 to 300 a quarter, closer to 300 though.

    The big thing for me is the COOP weight they bring, currently about 90k in total which has put the very popular terms I am pointing it to on the first page of Yahoo.
     
    Cyclops, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #426
    That's great news! I stopped letting my book stores be dynamic in version 1.15. There is no doubt that the number of indexed pages went down as a result. But, alot of people complianed about the off topic thing. So, It's a trade off.

    I lost some of the benefits to the coop, but I keep that steady 10-11% conversion rate, so I'll take the money either way I can get it.

    P.S. Just a reminder, prior to version 1.15, I had a badly written query in FREEBS Amazon Book Store. It was table walking. This was bad. A few DBs of 100K books could bring a sever to it's knees if there were bots surfing the book stores.
     
    noppid, Dec 21, 2005 IP
  7. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    #427
    It's working well for me...

    I'm getting a 16.6% conversion rate.
     
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    Cyclops sensei

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    #428
    I don't understand that.......a sale is a sale no matter where it comes from....and a page is a page, lol.

    Yes I have had a problem with two sites going over the bandwidth limit but it worked out as they now have a lot of pages indexed.
    Ask Jeeves sems to be the culprit.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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  10. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #430
    Yeah, I'm maintaining this code. There's not been much activity cause, to the best of my knowledge, it's stable at 1.15.

    But in a nutshell, this will sell books via amazon for you and will add indexed pages to your site.

    The link to the forum with the code for download is in my sig. I keep the forum registration necessary for the download cause I have to notify users of amazon TOS changes that effect the use of AWS if necessary.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #431
    Thanks, I will make sure I will add a big "Book Store provided by *something*) :)
     
    Blogmaster, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #432
    Thanks for the consideration. We do ask that one link to us be left in the book store. But the code is free to download.

    Thanks again, we appreciate it!
     
    noppid, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #433
    You can't even let noppid get a moment of deserved limelight for his freeware product/service without blasting the thread with more blatant self-promotion for another one of your pathetic sites, can you Toots?
     
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    That's a cool idea. I'll see what I can do after the new year.

    Thanks
     
    noppid, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #435
    Is there a way to control the amount of comments that are shown? I'd like to make an adjustment to this, but after looking over the code, it doesn't appear that there's any sort of static value in book.php, or at least I'm missing it.
     
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #436
    Comments are from the Amazon call. The only way to know if there are any and how many is to check the array.

    book.php line 365.
    
    				// get the comments
    				// check for reviews
    				if( is_array( $item[Reviews][CustomerReviews] ) )
    				{
    					// if we have reviews, stuff um in an array at top level
    					foreach ( $item[Reviews][CustomerReviews] as $rev )
    					{
    
    PHP:
    I'm sure you could do something in the foreach loop to limit the comments.
     
    noppid, Dec 22, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #437
    Thanks for your "comment", Toots, but it doesn't change the facts, does it? :rolleyes:
     
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    Jim bob 9 pants Peon

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    #438
    Noppid,

    Good to see you around my bookstore is doing very well glad I pestered you so much all those months ago!!
     
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    #439
    You should seek some professional help yourself Minstrel. This is turning into an obsession of yours like DMOZ. It's getting pretty annoying for the rest of the community.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #440
    Being annoyed about you hijacking every thread you can to promote your pathetic sites isn't an obsession, Toots. It's a matter of common decency, something you apparently don't understand.

    Just knock it off.
     
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