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Since IBOtoolbox is no longer available to us. I had an idea a few days ago to remember IBOtoolbox to let everyone share why IBO was special to them.

This should be interesting, and this is a tribute to a great site that unfortunately is no longer around. 

I miss IBO, how about you? Share your thoughts and comments about IBO and where do you go now to market your business. Are you still online? 

My testimonial about IBO is all the online friends I met, and the traffic I generated when publishing my press releases on IBO. I logged in each morning to congratulate the featured member and check out their press release(s). 

IBO was very popular when I joined on May 27, 2011, and many people would visit the site every day. The IBO spirit was alive and real because we were encouraged to share the press release(s) and video content. This means the PR/video content would be getting more exposure on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. This was known as IBO spirit and it was hot and well received by all the members. 

IBOtoolbox inspired me with the idea to start the Syndication Express content syndication platform. The difference is that my site targeted bloggers, article writers and authors. IBO was a business marketing site for online marketers and business owners. My main focus is to give the members what they needed most for the content they write; and that is exposure, traffic, backlinks and social signals. 

Syndication Express does all that and more. It has grown tremendously and I'm very proud that I have achieved my goal.

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I look forward to seeing your testimonials/comments about IBO.

IBOtoolbox was a site that everyone loved. 

Terri Pattio

Mentor with a servant's heart




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  • IBOTOOLBOX update, the old actual site has finally gone from the internet, after being online and accessible through my IBO toolbox profile link

    Sadly that URL can no longer is useable

    But after a search found someone has adapted it on  Facebook, but unsure is genuine

    The link in case you want to check it out

    IBOtoolbox. 16,485 likes. IBOtoolbox is a state-of-the-art marketing platform that levels the playing field for the Independent business owner.
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    I believe the people on IBOtoolbox learned a lot from the platform. The most important was be real. The know, like, and Trust factor was very much alive there. Last year I was able to download some of my old content that I couldn't find on my computer. The first time I was featured member on IBOroolbox I hadn't spent a penny on IBO for anything. It took time to earn the credits to make that perk. One thing with which I will agree is being featured member really boosted the number of people looking at the posts there.

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      IBO helped me in so many ways. Featured member was a definite plus for me as well. Traffic generation meant more exposure online. I sure do miss IBO. Maybe they will make a comeback. They had a large membership base. 

    • Top Commentor

      For a while people were finding my articles on Google in up to 11 combinations of keywords. Sadly they were short lived on page ones people were finding. It was a definate plus as well. From what I understand this is why they wanted everyone adding an article every 48 hours. I know of at least two people who offered to buy IBO. This is because I was one of them. We waited for a response even after it went down. The reason I wanted it was to re-create it as an app, and add it to another platform.


  • IBO was about community. Unfortunately the combination of being behind on technology and not growing membership killed our little platform. Thomas over at MarketHive told me several times that he had reached out to Kris at IBO in an attempt to purchase the platform but that she never responded. 

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      As far as I know Kris never owned IBO. I reached out several times to the coder who did the last remdition. Kris's name was never mentioned as even a part owner. It is my belief the coding was so complex that the only one who could do the rendition was the original creator. It is also illegal not to have the correct information for the owner of the URL. It was owned by a corporation in Florida. Kris didn't live in Florida, so might have been only one name in the corporate hierarchy.

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      The original owner sold it and he was never heard from anymore. His name was Paul Williams. After doing some research on Google I found out he was a scammer and he was wanted for stealing people's money. I think he was setting IBO members up for his next scam. Apparently this is how he used his programming skills by setting up fake sites that looked legitimate, then he would make his big move and get folks money when he was ready to collect the money. 

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      It's a shame she didn't respond because IBO is gone for good. I loved the IBO spirit, that was very popular at one time. It started fading out when IBO3 changes came out. I don't think they did a good job with lauching IBO3. It was looking bad right from the start. 

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    You can access IBO but not with most browsers.  I have an old SeaMonkey browser from Mozilla which allows access.  On occasion, I will re-visit, enjoy a few posts and STEAL some of my old content.

    For what it is worth:  There is a double = sign in the error code.  Double equal is a comparison and I think a single equal may solve the log-in problem.  I am miles away from being any kind of Java or HTML expert, but I have learned a little through osmosis and have had the same problem with one of my sites. Being logged out is not a big deal for admin, you can access the necessary files by way of the file manager,

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      I have Mozilla Firefox. I will try that and get my content from there as well. 

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