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Best time to pay for feature listing on the Flippa

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by xsuni, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. xsuni

    xsuni Junior Member

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    Can any expert recommend the best time to pay for feature listing on the Flippa? I am referring to particular time of a day, for example - 2PM PST, 7 PM PST etc.

    I have listed a site on Flippa and thinking to pay twice for the list till the end of the auction. So, I will appreciate if anyone can provide any input.

    Thanks,
    xsuni
     
  2. futurestunner

    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    i really don't know mate.
    i'm looking for the same answer
     
  3. twitter.followers

    twitter.followers Elite Member

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    Feature one listing and add others - In a combination of #3 and #4, you should add new listings at the same time you're featuring another. This gives added value to your featured listing and more bang for your buck through cross-promotion. While auctions get most of their views in the last 24 hours, the second best time for views is in the first 24 hours while on the "New Listings" page.

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  4. xsuni

    xsuni Junior Member

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    Thank you for your reply. I already read that post and searched a lot. But yet, I could not find any specific answer. May be it's too hard to know the actual time. But definitely, it won't be good idea to pay for it at midnight.

    Adding a new listing may not be for everyone. I have only one site to sale and so only one list.

    OK, look like we are on same boat. If you come to know, please let me know.
     
  5. Ophelie

    Ophelie Newbie

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    The busiest hours at Flippa are between noon and 2pm weekdays, EST.

    That's the best time in order to get maximum visibility, but it's also the most popular time for a Featured Listing upgrade, which means your listing will move down the page much more quickly.
     
  6. kvmcable

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    You're wasting your money if you think you'll boost a listing with a Featured Listing upgrade during a particular time of day. While noon to 2p EST might be the busiest time on Flippa it's probably the not the best selling time as many of those visitors are not shoppers.

    On Flippa the best bang for the buck is still the Most Active page exposure. This is why most seasoned sellers and brokers of good property will start listings at $1 and hope like hell the first bidders are shills (not the seller's shills but other shills of other sellers that diverse shill bidding on higher value properties that start low to keep Flippa guessing actual the shill's owner). Shills owned by other sellers can get real property bid counts into the upper teens quickly which gives those listings the best exposure during the duration of the listing on the Most Active page.

    Of course there are some risks to this technique as Flippa does ban shills and nicely tells all your other real bidders that a bidder has been removed for violations. You might even get a post or two in comments when real bidders receive the email from Flippa saying bidders have been removed. While Flippa thinks this might be a way to discourage shill bidding by nefarious sellers; it also tarnishes good sellers and potentially slows / stops bids by interested parties that might question who they are actually bidding against. I think Flippa tosses the baby with the bathwater by notifying all bidders when a bidder is removed for policy violations. I can't remember the exact message bidders receive but it definitely is a chub killer to interested parties.

    If you're going to feature a listiing I'd advise to do it from the onset and not as an expense when the bids are low. The additional exposure you get for the expense probably won't benefit you. Flippa real property (property that has proven value) is under 5% of total listings so if you're not getting bidder's attention then you need better copy, better proof of claims and a listing duration of 10-14 days if you're trying for shorter. Real buyers of serious property values don't visit all the time and when they do visit they're looking for professional copy and easily verified claims. If you make it too much work for them to discover the value they'll pass.
     
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  7. webbyall

    webbyall Newbie

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    Just a few days before the end.