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Turning a product that customers install into a mass control panel

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johny23szczecin, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. johny23szczecin

    johny23szczecin Registered Member

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    Hi there everyone!

    I am an owner of a little product called CaffeinatedWorld.
    The product is a simple modification of CaffeinatedContent + a statistics / cron panel that lets you manage many blogs at once.
    I've put a lot of work to make it piracy-protected and because of that many of my customers some problems while installing it and I spent a lot of time on support.

    I'm starting work on a new version and I'm thinking about turning a product that is installed on client-side into a big service where everyone have their accounts and use it on my server.

    I have a few questions to you because as far as I can see many of you have your own products running:
    - What would you prefer as a customer? To have a package you download and then install or to use a service you login and start using immediatly?
    - How much of server-effiency what I need basing on the fact that most of the work is done on the blogs that this service controls. It's mostly a remote-cron runner
    - Did anyone have a customer side installation product that he turned into a massive on-line service? Did you have many issues on the way?

    Any advice would be great!