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Flippa Seller Traffic Sources

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by cocococo, May 25, 2012.

  1. cocococo

    cocococo Senior Member

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    I have been looking into buying some sites on flippa, however i contacted two sellers, I was giving this below answers about their traffic source, just want to know if any of ya'll knows the site they might be talking about

    "the way the sites work is that they display ads to traffic coming through their network as pop-overs with a text description and link. Clicks = traffic, which is how I generate all traffic to the site and this is free."

    "Basically the way the ads work are that you would place the ad on each site, and then they would be added to all the ads within the category selected when setting up the ad. All of the ads for the category get displayed to customers sequentially"

    Both answers sound similar, both sellers said they free traffic sources, do any one of you knows the site for the traffic
     
  2. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    If you dig seriously into Flippa you'll realize the pareto principle is in effect. 80% of the listings on that site are controlled by 20% of the sellers. For entry level websites, top sellers have 4-8 selling accounts running concurrently.

    You received this BS answer twice because you were probably messaging the same person.
     
  3. poweronics

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    Very true. Flippa is quite full of these types of guys so one must be extra cautious while going for a deal.
     
  4. RodMar

    RodMar BANNED BANNED

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    It's very difficult to get the read deal from Flippa. I have talked to few sellers who are good friends of mine, use shitty techniques for bringing traffic. See the listing correctly, most of the sites are registered last month or this month. And they are getting all the traffic by this time? No, they use fake traffic generator tools, which show traffic in Google Analytics. However, people use to belief Verified Google Analytics. However, in most cases they are fake traffic. After knowing these things, I stopped buying from Flippa. But also, there are great deals as well, but the number is very limited.
     
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    I think in general if you are looking to buy a business you know nothing about it's good to get a mentor. You need someone who can point out the difference between gold and fool's gold. I would think it would be super easy (and probably happens all the time) where someone slaps up a simple e-commerce site full of products, does some basic SEO to get a high page rank for some obscure terms that no one really searches for with a bunch of auto post content and to someone who knows nothing about websites they think, "wow, this is a complete store with all the hard work done $10k sounds like a steal!" It's not hard to get a templated e-commerce/affiliate store thrown up, they are all over ebay for like $10.
    In addition, I would think that in buying any business, you would want them to quantify any and all numbers and have the business have a track record, if you have $10k to ride a learning curve with you don't want to blow it all on the first bump in the road (my 02). Find someone who knows what to look for and has bought or sold websites before. Honestly, this topic would make for a great ebook for someone here to write.