Today's Posts Follow Us On Twitter! TFL Members on Twitter  
Forum search: Advanced Search  
Navigation
Marketplace
  Members Login:
Lost password?
  Forum Statistics:
Forum Members: 24,256
Total Threads: 106,569
Total Posts: 592,689
There are 99 users currently browsing (tf).
 
  Our Partners:
 
  TalkFreelance     TalkFreelance Information     News and Announcements :

TalkFreelance relisted on Flippa

Thread title: TalkFreelance relisted on Flippa
Closed Thread  
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >
    Thread tools Search this thread Display Modes  
01-17-2010, 03:59 PM
#11
willb is offline willb
Status: Junior Member
Join date: Jan 2006
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 74
iTrader: 1 / 100%
 

willb is on a distinguished road

  Old

Dante - I think there is confusion, the marketing rights are to promote a new SEO product that we have been working on not a competeing website, so the McDonalds analogy would be closer to them promoting Disney films when you visit their restaurants.

01-17-2010, 04:35 PM
#12
Jeff Andersen is offline Jeff Andersen
Status: Superstar
Join date: Apr 2005
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 4,449
iTrader: 10 / 100%
 

Jeff Andersen is on a distinguished road

  Old

Originally Posted by willb View Post
Dante - I think there is confusion, the marketing rights are to promote a new SEO product that we have been working on not a competeing website, so the McDonalds analogy would be closer to them promoting Disney films when you visit their restaurants.
Last I checked the TFL title included SEO.

01-17-2010, 05:01 PM
#13
willb is offline willb
Status: Junior Member
Join date: Jan 2006
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 74
iTrader: 1 / 100%
 

willb is on a distinguished road

  Old

Yes TFL is the place to discuss SEO, but what we want to promote is a tool that will make certain aspects of SEO easier for site owners and not a forum for discussing SEO.

I can see that some people might think that we would use the links to promote SSS, I can confirm that this is not the case and this can be demonstrated by the fact that we could easily carry out that marketing now whilst we have full control of the site.

One option would be not to sell TFL until we have comleted the marketing and this might still be the case if the auction does not generate a high enough bid, but I think that as we are still unsure of the exact launch date for the product TFL would benefit from having a new owner sooner rather than later.

I hope this helps to explain why we want some marketing rights retained.

01-17-2010, 05:21 PM
#14
Gareth is offline Gareth
Status: Back in business...
Join date: May 2005
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 1,317
iTrader: 13 / 100%
 

Gareth is on a distinguished road

Send a message via MSN to Gareth

  Old

Whether the future product is relevant or not should not matter in the slightest, you either sell the whole site or not at all. This will be reflected in the bids anyway.

From what you've said, willb, you're either going to not attract many bids due to the ridiculous clause, or you will wait too long to sell it and risk the site not being worth much at all after the site has fell further.

The logical thing to do is to sell the site in its entirety now, make some money and promote your new product the same way as everyone else (using the sale proceeds to give you a decent start).

Refusing to sell because nobody agrees to your terms is only going to hamper your own and TF's potential progress.

01-17-2010, 06:55 PM
#15
ChrisGwynne is offline ChrisGwynne
Status: Member
Join date: Nov 2007
Location: Wales
Expertise: Development
Software: TextMate, Transmit, Photoshop.
 
Posts: 242
iTrader: 0 / 50%
 

ChrisGwynne is on a distinguished road

  Old

Is the $5,000 price reflective of you paying for 3 months worth of advertising on Talkfreelance once it's sold?

01-17-2010, 06:59 PM
#16
willb is offline willb
Status: Junior Member
Join date: Jan 2006
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 74
iTrader: 1 / 100%
 

willb is on a distinguished road

  Old

No, the current bid of $5,000 is for as it is described with the retained marketing rights.

01-17-2010, 08:31 PM
#17
Jeff Andersen is offline Jeff Andersen
Status: Superstar
Join date: Apr 2005
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 4,449
iTrader: 10 / 100%
 

Jeff Andersen is on a distinguished road

  Old

Any idea who the current bidder of $5000 is? Very curious.

01-17-2010, 08:33 PM
#18
Dante is offline Dante
Status: Junior Member
Join date: Dec 2005
Location: NYC
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 52
iTrader: 5 / 100%
 

Dante is on a distinguished road

  Old

Originally Posted by willb View Post
Dante - I think there is confusion, the marketing rights are to promote a new SEO product that we have been working on not a competeing website, so the McDonalds analogy would be closer to them promoting Disney films when you visit their restaurants.
A quick view of the forum topics area on the SEO web site clearly indicates overlap of subject matter between it and TFL. That site also targets an audience that is absolutely related to the target audience here at TFL.

I'm not trying to be confrontational or argumentative....I'm simply giving you my perspective on this, as if I were a potential buyer. This would be a complete deal breaker for me guys....And I'm speaking as someone who once owned a community forum that generated 30 GB/month in traffic, and as someone well aware of how difficult it is to not only grow a forum, but maintain one as well.

With similar subject matter, and a common audience, I would be completely turned off by the idea that after I pay you $5,000 for the web site, that I'd be expected to take actions that would potentially risk steering my inherited audience away from the site I just bought.

I really believe you guys should re-think this position of yours, but that is only my opinion. Do with it what you wish.

01-17-2010, 10:48 PM
#19
Patrick is offline Patrick
Status: I love this place
Join date: Apr 2007
Location: Chi-Town
Expertise: Java/C#/C++ Programmer
Software:
 
Posts: 543
iTrader: 5 / 100%
 

Patrick is an unknown quantity at this point

  Old

Originally Posted by Jeff Andersen View Post
Any idea who the current bidder of $5000 is? Very curious.

Someone affiliated with the sale most likely bid to get more for the auction, since nobody has a large interest.

01-18-2010, 12:04 AM
#20
Jeff Andersen is offline Jeff Andersen
Status: Superstar
Join date: Apr 2005
Location:
Expertise:
Software:
 
Posts: 4,449
iTrader: 10 / 100%
 

Jeff Andersen is on a distinguished road

  Old

Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
Someone affiliated with the sale most likely bid to get more for the auction, since nobody has a large interest.
Can't say that wasn't what I was thinking when I posted that

Closed Thread  
Page 2 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >


Thread Tools
Display Modes

  Posting Rules  
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump:
 
  Contains New Posts Forum Contains New Posts   Contains No New Posts Forum Contains No New Posts   A Closed Forum Forum is Closed