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May 01, 2012, 02:28:48 PM
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Hello!

I would like to announce my new service CoinURL.com where you can earn Bitcoins by shortening and publishing links.

Advertising scheme has changed to the standard one, like Google Ads and Facebook use.

Brief description how the service works.

1. The advertiser buys some number of impressions for chosen CPM price.
2. The publisher posts his shortened links to some place in the Internet.
3. When a user clicks the link, all ads participate in selection procedure. Ads with higher CPM have better chances to be shown. So this advertiser will get faster completion of his campaign.
4. Clicks are being analyzed to detect cheating. Legitimate are paid, impressions from fake clicks are completely refunded to the advertiser.

Service already has enough functionality you need to start working with it and I am planning to add some extra features in the not distant future:
- geo and language targeting [made]
- filtering of ads that being shown for each link (adult content, politics, religion etc) [made]
- detailed reports for the advertisers [made]
- detailed stats for the link publishers [made]
- charts [made]
- Bulk API [made]
- Browser extensions [made]
- Privacy settings, possibility to permanently delete logs [made]
- Password protection of links [made]
- SSL encryption [made]
- Named links on subdomains: bit, go, in, jump, link, me, my, n, name, now, to [made]
- any other features that you will request...

You can see an example: cur.lv/1, link's stats are available using plus sign, e.g. cur.lv/1+

Currently you will receive 100% from funds paid by advertisers, no commission apply!
Join our affiliate program and receive 25% from the price of ads which were placed by user, registered with your referral link.

Short alias domain added: http://cur.lv

P.S. I have tested the scripts before launching the website, but I need your help to test it deeper. If you have found a bug, please don't be angry and report it to me. Also I will be glad if you correct mistakes in the texts, because English is not my native language.

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May 01, 2012, 05:18:03 PM
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I can load the site using a proxy, but not without. What's the problem?

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May 01, 2012, 05:26:06 PM
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What steps have been taken to combat exploits and bots?

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May 01, 2012, 05:30:29 PM
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I don't think your website will be successful this way, 'cause it sucks when you have to register & remember a username for a small service like this.
I think it would be better, if you just make another field for the bitcoin address & it should be possible to use the same address for multiple links and adjust if you want to get paid weekly / monthly or just manually withdraw it... (→ http://anonymousads.com/ uses the bitcoin address to identify users)
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May 01, 2012, 05:38:17 PM
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What steps have been taken to combat exploits and bots?
Currently IP and cookies. Blacklist with known proxies and TOR nodes will be added today.
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'cause it sucks when you have to register & remember a username for a small service like this.
I think it would be better, if you just make another field for the bitcoin address & it should be possible to use the same address for multiple links
You can use your Bitcoin receiving address as username. When you login and create links, all of them are being attached to your account.

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May 01, 2012, 05:39:21 PM
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I don't think your website will be successful this way, 'cause it sucks when you have to register & remember a username for a small service like this.
I think it would be better, if you just make another field for the bitcoin address & it should be possible to use the same address for multiple links and adjust if you want to get paid weekly / monthly or just manually withdraw it... (→ http://anonymousads.com/ uses the bitcoin address to identify users)

I don't think so.
People want to see statistics of their links, payments, withdrawals, etc...

Try using LastPass if you don't like to memorise things  Smiley
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May 01, 2012, 06:08:56 PM
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Blacklist with known proxy IPs added and will be periodically updated.

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May 01, 2012, 06:36:01 PM
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I don't think so.
People want to see statistics of their links, payments, withdrawals, etc...

You can still show them that information without using a login, like Eligius does:

http://eligius.st/~artefact2/7/1AkqxLJn8H6Cg5VAaYijzj7hQUSeM2LJ3r

Also, its a nice website but maybe you should use a different domain name, something shorter, also the coin part makes it obvious the person sharing the link is earning money from it and makes it seem a bit spammy (that's just my opinion though).

That's a public profile. Personaly, I don't like other people can see my stats.
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May 01, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
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Also, its a nice website but maybe you should use a different domain name, something shorter, also the coin part makes it obvious the person sharing the link is earning money from it and makes it seem a bit spammy (that's just my opinion though).
Adf.ly does not uses any words about money making in it's username, but almost all users knows what it is! By the way, I don't force users to wait before following the links, therefore I think there will be no negative reaction as it is with adfly.

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I agree with you. Also unified accounts create less load on the server.

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May 01, 2012, 06:44:22 PM
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You did it! Grin
This is a great service!

Anyway, as Blazr said, you should find a shorter domain Smiley

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May 01, 2012, 06:49:57 PM
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Anyway, as Blazr said, you should find a shorter domain Smiley
I am considering registering a domain in zone like .cc or .ly in the future.
BTW, is 10 chars domain really so long?

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May 01, 2012, 06:55:08 PM
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BTW, is 10 chars domain really so long?

10 chars is pretty big for a URL shortening service (the idea is to shorten the url as much as possible). You could also get a 3 or 4 letter .in domain (instead of .cc or .ly) for under $10, less restrictions to register them too.

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May 01, 2012, 06:55:28 PM
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Anyway, as Blazr said, you should find a shorter domain Smiley
I am considering registering a domain in zone like .cc or .ly in the future.
BTW, is 10 chars domain really so long?

I guess one of the major use cases for these link shorteners is to share links on Twitter. So when you are restricted to 140 characters ever one counts.
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May 01, 2012, 07:24:42 PM
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Another feature request is API.
So twitter/forum plug-ins/mods will be able to make shorter address automatically Smiley

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May 01, 2012, 08:12:11 PM
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You could also get a 3 or 4 letter .in domain (instead of .cc or .ly) for under $10, less restrictions to register them too.
Suggest me good registrar who offer so low prices. And preferable with Bitcoin payments.

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You could also get a 3 or 4 letter .in domain (instead of .cc or .ly) for under $10, less restrictions to register them too.
Suggest me good registrar who offer so low prices. And preferable with Bitcoin payments.

You can try this: http://www.namecheap.com/contest/3-million-offer.aspx
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May 01, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
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I tried to shorten a couple of URLs and when I used the short URL to open the site, I was sent to dailybitcoins.... Is there a problem or do I have to register/login to test the short links?

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May 01, 2012, 09:25:41 PM
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I tried to shorten a couple of URLs and when I used the short URL to open the site, I was sent to dailybitcoins.... Is there a problem or do I have to register/login to test the short links?

you need to press Skip Ad in the top right corner.

You should make the Skip Ad button bigger as well

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May 01, 2012, 09:36:10 PM
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Oh >.<
Not very user-friendly... I was expecting something like a bar at the top with the ad, not a full page ad. How on earth would a noob user (like me for example Cheesy ) know what to do, instead of just closing the page altogether.

P.S. Thanks Blazr for the tip.

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May 01, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
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There are other service like this one, example: adf.ly
They are common used around the web Wink

Anyway, as Blazr suggested it just need some little changes.

@giantdragon
Will you also add a little timer like adf.ly has ? ( ex: 5 seconds )




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