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Flipping high pagerank domains

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by kimkils, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    Im thinking of writing some simple software which scrapes godaddys marketplace for new expiring domains with high pagerank, then buy them up, throw a basic page on it and sell it on.

    Would this be profitable? Is high PR really that sought after?

    After reading the first page of this section it seems that showing the earnings is the key to selling the site, but if i just grab high pagerank domains and sell them on will i make enough to go live on a desert island happily ever after? :beach2:
     
  2. nouseforaname

    nouseforaname Junior Member

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    If you can get High PR domain, one of the type you can gain profits (no traffic) is to sell the text link ads/ads inside your new high PR site.

    You can sell it at DP as for example (e.g:$5/month, depending on PR), sell for 5-10 text link ads. 5x10 = $50/month profits.

    At least you have some profits to be shown to your sellers.
     
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  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Perhaps in an east-african desert with no islands within the range of 10k miles :p

    On a serious note, revenue and traffic IS the key when it comes to selling on Flippa. People on DP and places like that wet their pants over pagerank and are willing to pay a lot for high-pagerank domains/sites (though their idea of a 'high price' is $150, lol) but on Flippa you'll find that most of the buyers don't know almost anything about internet, websites, or pagerank for that matter - and therefore they don't value it.

    But nouseforaname's suggestion is what I second - it's pretty easy to sell links on high-PR sites so you should get a few link deals, hold the site up for a month or so (otherwise you're not allowed to claim revenue) and then flip it as a profitable site. Difference in the end price: up to 20 times. (plus you'll make some cash off the link deals)
     
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  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Make that 3 of us - spot on from the 2 above. For a start, people will spot it's a dropped domain and you'll get nailed in a sales thread by do-gooders :D

    Put a site up, some nice content and sell as many links as possible - then sell it for a multiple of revenue.

    For example: I recently sold a blog with PR (minimal traffic) and all my revenue came from selling text links, sponsored blog posts and banners. I had the site a week and sold it for low-mid $XXXX
     
  5. nouseforaname

    nouseforaname Junior Member

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    Yeah, manage the site properly... hold it for couple of months.. build more backlinks and try to increase PR if you can. There are different type of ads you can sell;

    example:
    banner ads
    textlink ads
    texlink ads (blogroll/sitewide) - This you can charge for high price :D

    P.s: Don't let the PR drops, you need to know when will be next PR update. *Expecting in March 2010.
     
  6. famtaro

    famtaro Registered Member

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    if u really want flip site/blog with high PR
    at least your site get several page indexed at google
    and set date of post back for several month before
    so dont make it like new site !

    i just sell PR3 blog with 100 page indexed at google and alexa 4000k
    only 60 $ , i think that too low
    but that my first site flipping ever
    :)

    now i know how to make the price can be higher
    expericence make better .
     
  7. Sheen91

    Sheen91 Regular Member

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    I thought the pagerank of the domain drops quite quickly after the domain is dropped and another person picks it up.

    Now that I think of it, maybe the PR stays till the next update, which happens roughly every quarter, as a result you should have time to wait out a month and get a few people in on the backlinks.