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Interview with Joe Ward, former vbseo partner

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brandon Sheley, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I know some of us came from vBulletin and may have used vBSEO so I thought I would share this interview. The main Interview is about Launch.forum but Joe does answer some juicy questions about what happen to vBSEO the last 2 years.

    Gives you something to think about when starting a business, you need to have a solid plan and see the big picture.

    Interview with Joe Ward, co-founder of Launch.forum

    Here is a snippet, you really want to read the whole thing though! So much good stuff here.. (y)

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  2. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

  3. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

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  4. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I know. Just the topic "vBSEO" is the same...
  5. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    I used to love vBSEO. It's a great software.
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  6. WhatChaMissin

    WhatChaMissin Active Member

    Great interview, sometimes these types of interview are some what vanilla, but he was very open. ;)
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  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone, we're very happy with it.
    I agree, Joe told me before hand that we could ask him anything including controversial questions. :D
  8. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I just checked and the last version of vbseo was released march of last year. A full 17 months ago, I've removed it from client sites because it seems like anymore it was just security fixes that were released, and this was after some of my clients were being exploited.
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    That's the trouble with some developers. They'll just pack up and leave and not say a word that development has stopped and keep the community hanging.

    That being said good interview Brandon thanks for posting made for very interesting reading.
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  11. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    His new website is crazy slow... :(
  12. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I thought there were more replies here, maybe people started fighting?

    Either way, Joe Ward has posted 2 very lengthily replies and they are worth checking out.
  13. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    interesting interview, worth reading ...
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  14. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    vBSEO has been good to us. Always kept our site high in the SERPs and once set I've never really looked at it in years. I rarely even had to ask for support. Support has been pretty good, no complaints. It's also on their forums I learned about nginx and this has been one of the best decisions for server performance. Not sure about the future of the company or the need for it in the years to come, but as long as I'm running vB I probably run vBSEO. Thanks for posting the interview.
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  15. User

    User Well-Known Member

    Yes it was a good interview, it's always good to get some background info on what's happening even when its not all good news.
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  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Joe Ward had a very good talent and I would have to agree with him, that things turned a little ugly once a few key people left the company. The product has never really been the same and uses more resources than it is worth now.

    Really am interested on where he goes with Launch Forum and wish him the very best of luck (y)
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