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Should I stop selling my software?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by kytro360, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. kytro360

    kytro360 Power Member

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    Hi, I made software similar to TweetAttacks and I am not sure if I should stop selling it.

    I dont want to get sued by Twitter so should I just stop and close my site? What would you do?
     
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    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    Lay low for a while till everything settles down
     
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    marusia Senior Member

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    It would be putting a mark on your back, so to speak. I wouldn't sell it, especially not publicly. The risk outweighs the reward in this case. Make a few grand and get sued for millions? No thanks. I'm not saying that is what would happen, but I'm definitely not saying it would be unlikely either.
     
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    How would I lay low? Stop promoting my site? I was trying to rank for some Twitter related terms, should I stop?

    Im afraid they'll still find me somehow because my site has a higher Alexa rank than TweetBuddy (one of the sites Twitter targeted)
     
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    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    put up a blank index.html file and only sell privately
     
  6. kytro360

    kytro360 Power Member

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    Damn, this sucks, I wasted over 200+ bucks on developing this software and wasted hundreds of hours tweaking it to make it perfect :/.

    Guess its better to be safe than sorry...
     
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    Im just going to use my homepage to capture some leads and say the software is no longer being sold. Might as well put some of the traffic my site is receiving for good use.

    Do you think this will put up red signs in Twitter?
     
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    I would at least re-host to non-US servers. You can always "sell" the business to a foreign investor.
     
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    Edited my homepage, sucks all the hard work down the drain....
     
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    Stop selling now before you get attacked by the tweets!
     
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    I personally would stop selling it. I'd like to have peace of mind knowing that I'm not going to wake up one day with a lawsuit.
     
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    sell it on a forum but not through a website. You see if you still want to sell it, just start a thread on BST. The advantages are that they won't get your real name or cannot suspend your hosting/domain account etc. Here you make sales and can lay low too. Also for your website, keep multiple payment terms. Hide your whois or fake it. There is no way you will get sued if you can hide your details. It's not a rocket science.
     
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    kytro360 Power Member

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    Id rather not risk it honestly.
     
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    It's good that you're at least capturing the email leads. Now you can wait till the dust settles and see the outcome of the current lawsuit. If it proves to be in favour of the software developers, then you can simply email your list to notify them that you're selling again.
     
  15. paranora

    paranora Newbie

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    yeah i would wait for things to settle down.

    cl did this they went after everyone making software for their site and now they calmed down.

    with other out of the game you could clean up.
     
  16. Leith

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    Don't sell it. Be safe than sorry.
     
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    set your price high enough, so that less people are willing to buy it. thats all...
     
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    Are you freaking kidding me?

    If I was you, I would be selling it privately.
     
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    well i think first of all your signature doesn't help and you should remove it if not then whats the point
     
  20. ugjunk

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    I would say, don't work on SEO and rank for any term for your site and sell the softwares on only couple of forums or maybe sell them privately. Once time goes by (2-3 months), then you can start re promoting it.