The story behind linkru.ru is actually a story I love to tell, its funny how we got started and I love to look at peoples faces when I tell them.
In 2008 linkru.ru was born from a conversation with a co-worker I was having. He was telling me that he hated playing his mother-in-law in scrabble because she knew everything about the game, knew every word and if that was a real word. Being a web developer right then an idea popped in my head. I told him "How about I build you a website that no matter what you type in the field it will always return a definition. He thought that was a great idea. That night I bought the domain name linkru.ru and had the site up and running within a couple hours and added 4 obscure definitions relating to words that no one would know for sure...Yes I said 4 definitions LOL.
A year and a half later I totally forgot I had the website. I looked at it one day and it was still running. I then decide to track visitors and see what traffic I was getting...OMG that next day I was bringing in 5k in visitors a day and almost 250,000 in page views. I couldnt believe it, and that whole time the dictionary only had 4 definitions and no matter what people were typing it was returning definitions. Now I want to apologize to anyone who used me a couple years ago. I promise I didnt do it on purpose :)
Today Free Scrabble Dictionary is the leading scrabble dictionary right behind Hasbro. If you play scrabble and need to look up a definition online most likely you have used us. Since then we have completely changed our site and now have ten of thousands of words and a half a million definitions. We service scrabble tournaments, players of all kinds and help people play games like words with friends, scramble with friends, and hanging with friends.
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