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#1 for kiss concert memorabilia

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theorbital, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. theorbital

    theorbital Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a question. I have a site that is #1 for kiss concert memorabilia and has a double listing so #1 and #2

    It is set to expire here soon and hasn't made me much money at all $56.93 to be exact in one year. I have phpbaypro on it with ebay listings.

    should I try and sell this even though I can't transfer the site with the premium plugins like wpmage etc...?

    does anyone here want it?
     
  2. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    How much man?
     
  3. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    If you made $56 in 1 year then at least renew it. Free money?
     
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    I agree w/ KickFlip why would you give away free money?!?!
     
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    Ok, he made a net profit of $46ish this past year. I would figure that he could sell it for at least 3-4 times that if someone figured they could monetize it well and would pay for the keyword position... of course, that is if someone was interested. But it's not like it's making $1000 a month or somethin'.
     
  6. Kickflip

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    Just takes another few hundred sites like this to be set for life! And the longer he keeps it, the better it should perform. It should start to rank better naturally for other related keywords due to its age/authority it gains naturally. If the site doesn't take any maintenance, I wouldn't give it away. $200 to $300 just doesn't seem worth it unless he needs the money badly. $50+ could become $80+ next year, and $100+ the year after. Gotta think long term. Some of my worst decisions have come from not thinking long term and giving up on sites after a year of working on them. Now that I have held onto some sites for 2 years now, I can see how much authority they have gained naturally without any extra work ever. Automated income.
     
  7. theorbital

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    I would say the net profit is below that if you figure in the price of wpmage and hosting.

    I guess what I was most interested in was selling a site that you have to remove the premium plugins that made you money. So its not like I'm able to sell the site to someone and they are going to make money like I do, or lack thereof.
     
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    Less than 10 searches/month exact?
     
  9. Kickflip

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    Is this site accepted as part of Ebay Partner Network? That can make your site worth a lot more if thats the case. Just checked it over, and 90% of your money is lost because of bad site navigation I think. You need to try a different theme or fix your site navigation. I cant easily go from page to page like a normal blog.
     
  10. theorbital

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    yes the site is in the ebay partner network.

    my "idea" for this site was to make broad category pages and list all the posts that are in that category on that page.

    you are right, I just took a second look and you can't go from page to page. Never saw that before.
     
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  11. theorbital

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    I just thought of something.

    Please do NOT click on the product links as that is going to drive down my epc on ebay.
     
  12. theorbital

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    not sure on that, but the ranking happened in a fluke. I was not targeting that keyword or any keyword to be exact.
     
  13. naughtyphonesex

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    Why not tweak it a little and at the very least double your income. Surely you can write up some articles pointing to products, do some video marketing, target some more keywords. Expand on what you already know is making money. Don't give away free money for a few bucks. At least get it making you a nice little income by scaling up. Like the other poster said .. get enough of these and you will be set.
     
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