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General Question About SEO Driven Adsense/Amazon Sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Mr Berius, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Mr Berius

    Mr Berius Newbie

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    Greetings,

    So I am fairly new here as it's been years since I've tried to do anything like this. I am thinking of paying people to make sites (a few people on here seem to have good reviews). In my line of business, if we see an offer that is too good to be true, it usually is. For instance, if an owner of a company is trying to sell us their company and telling us how much money it will make over the next five years -- why wouldn't they want to own it? They would get paid a lot more via the earnings than what we would buy it for. Usually the exception is if they are retiring, etc.

    So here is my question / sniff test:

    If these sites can generate the money they are claiming, why would they bust them out for people? Why not just mass produce them, build a portfolio and generate their earnings for themselves?

    The one thing I've reasoned through is if that kind of portfolio would simply be too much to manage and optimize. Then again, it might not matter if they just jam them out. What am I missing?

    Thanks!

    Mr. Berius
     
  2. wtgabc

    wtgabc Junior Member

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    2 things involved here,

    1. Building sites (The tech part) ,
    2. Driving traffic from Search engines or other ways (The Actual marketing part AKA SEO).

    The tech part is easy, Anyone with a bit of wordpress experience and know how of IM can do it. Driving traffic to the website is not. The sellers here or on flippa just sells you a tech product (the website). They don't and won't guarantee you any ranking for the websites or traffic. You are supposed to market or do SEO for them to earn anything at all from them. If it was indeed just build it and forget it , no one would be selling it as you said.

    Now the question is - Should you buy it ? If you are looking for a ready to launch blog/website with all the tech and content part covered where you just jump in with your own SEO or marketing - these would be just the right kind of sites to get.

    If you are looking for a cash cow which you can just buy and expect it to milk money everyday , that won't happen.

    I never buy websites/blogs based on their claimed potential. its either because of their past stable monthly earnings or its something which i think i can take forward myself.

    Hope that helps .
     
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  3. FrogGuru

    FrogGuru Junior Member

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    A legitimate stable website/business that generates a nice sum of money does not sell cheap. So the owner will make a nice sum when they sell it for what ever reason.
     
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  4. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    I did speak to somebody offering one of these services. For the type of big earnings given as what you can expect, he had 25 of them, and was adding 2 to 3 articles to each (not sure how often). So that's 75 articles in total every X days/weeks. That's a lot of articles... My main site probably only just has that after 6 months but of course I'm doing each one by hand and it's a research-intensive topic.
     
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  5. Mr Berius

    Mr Berius Newbie

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    Thank you, wtgabc and everyone else. I think I was overstating how much work would go into these sites prior to my receipt. Looks like the true cost would be cost of site dev + my time or site dev + paying someone to do SEO work.