Developing the system that runs Automatic Backlinks has been a huge challenge but a very interesting one.
From concept to final system, a lot has been learned and a lot of mistakes have been made. One thing I never considered before I started coding was that eventually Automatic Backlinks would take on a life of its own.
After we all go home at night, Automatic Backlinks keeps on working away, being awesome at exchanging links. Here are just some of the tasks that it performs continually – even as you sleep.
- Attempts to find links for people with excessive Link Credit
- Runs error correction facilities to make sure it all adds up
- Downloads up to date exchange rates for invoicing
- Verifies that all links that are placed are still displayed
- Saves statistics on number of members, links, pages, sites, etc. for historical analysis
- Alerts people who have not set up their campaigns correctly
- Removes old accounts that are no longer in use
- Updates PageRank and Alexa rank for all pages in the system
- Sends out the daily logs to members
Whenever we come into the office in the morning we always study logs and our historical data to see what Automatic Backlinks has been up to. It is naturally quite exiting to see how many links we have placed and how many new pages are added to the system.
Most days we spend on user support, continued development, bug hunting and improvement of features. We don’t actually do all the stuff listed above. That is done by the 5th member of our team, the never tiring “Automatic Backlinks”.