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This blog will be used as a vehicle to keep interested parties abreast of changes to the Linear system. Using the RSS feed utility, we hope existing and potential clients will become more knowledgeable about our system. Launched September 21, 2005.


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Free Classified Model

May 10, 2006 | 09:53 AM

Pretty much finished the long-awaited Free Classified system.

Our Free Classified system allows users to create, categorize, and publish their classified ads online for free. The users ads go to your central database where they are displayed on your site for the public to see. All the ads are organized into categories and easily browseable.

You may upload your Print ads to the Free classified system. The uploaded print ads will always be listed first before listing free classifieds in descending chronological order.

Upsell opportunities for adding visuals (up to 3), maps and ad highlights.

Optionally, submissions can be included in the print publication. If selected, the submitee will be walked through steps to format the ad for print. System charges print ads by the character. Easy export includes style tags for your print system (i.e. Quark, Indesign, etc.).

The entire system is "PayPal" enabled for easy, friendly funds transfer. Reports give total Web, Print, Character and Upgrade charges.

Web visitors can reply to the ads via email. Specific categories can have "mapping" enabled. Also, individual categories can have extra fields for searching (i.e. "number of bedrooms").

System can be configured to allow Users to create accounts which stores their preferences. Account holders can ad new ads without identity verification - also, they can edit their existing classified ads. Account holders can have independent permissions allowing them to upload ads more frequently.

The Free Classified system does not work with Linear's standard Classified system - its one or the other. the Free system will do much of the work of the standard system - could actually increase your revenue.


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times newspapersWhen we realized we needed to upgrade our Web site, we knew we could not do it alone. Linear Publishing more than answered the call. All the new features we were looking for were already in place at Linear. In addition, if we came up with a feature not yet available, they created it.

We now publish two Web sites a week in less time than it took us to publish one. The free time has opened me up to explore new ideas and features to use on our site. It's a great feeling when you can get an idea and in no time have it up and running online. Thanks to it's ease of use, our Web site is getting better and better every day.

We are always getting compliments from our readers and advertisers. With help from Linear Publishing, we are becoming the e-voice of the community that we were striving for.

Randy Drilingas, Creative Manager
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