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How much would a site like Seomoz will cost?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by webdy, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. webdy

    webdy Registered Member

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    I have a budget of around 8k and I want a website like seomoz same functionality but with some new updates that I want.

    How much do you think it would cost to develop a site like that?
    Do you know anyone who can do that?

    Merry Christmas Blackhatworld
     
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    I don't think 8k would be enough .. Even if you manage to create a website like that with 8k (which is quite impossible), you would still need a huge team to maintain it

    Start with something smaller, like cpa, affiliate marketing etc

    Don't waste your money :)
     
  3. webdy

    webdy Registered Member

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    seomonitor.ro does almost the same thing as seomoz and that site was made for 2500 euro. I guess 8k can get something better.
    I was wondering if anyone cares to share some suggestions. Positive stuff don`t tell me I can`t do it :D
     
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    I am developing something close to that but the thing is that if you have more money expect faster indexing.
    Well the website itself and the coding isn't really such a complicated thing, what really is expensive is the servers maintenance.
    Ahref said they have 25 terraflops of cpu combined power just to scrape the web... imagine the costs there :)

    The basic rule is simple, more computing power + bandwith = faster backlinks discovery.
     
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    There is alot more to SEOmoz then what you see on the surface. It is a highly customized SaaS platform that probably took 6 months - 12 months and a team of 10-20 designers and developers to develop.

    Their are alot of steps that go into making software, ie. spec gathering, wireframe creation, UI design, functionality integration, QA testing, deployment and server management, the list goes on....


    8k could be enough to possibly do it however you would need to most likely outsource it to India in which case you need to be certain that the team is experienced enough to handle what you are requesting.
     
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    I'm sure you can come up with something similar. If you outsource the programming then you will save a bundle. My advice is to create one section at a time and pay the workers upon completion of these sections.
     
  7. webdy

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    Thanks hip_hop_x.. So servers are very important. Computing power+few unique ideas+good marketing skills... What else?
     
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    Thank you to sdseoguru I found some guys in Romania who can do it and I`ll move forward with them. I`m just making a list with all I need to make this a success.
     
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    be very careful at how it scales. it you works OK when you see it, with an empty database and no traffic, is a different story under heavy load.
     
  10. webdy

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    I`m sure that if the site is good I`ll need to upgrade the servers very fast.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  11. ImComing

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    seomonitor.ro doesn't have even 20% of all the tools and services offered by seomoz (not to tell infrastructure). I am not trying to discourage you, at the end of the day you will do the thing you want with your money anyway.

    I am talking from experience, it's not hard for me to tell you : "Hey go for it, you're on the right track, you'll definitely succeed!!" .. cause if that's what you're looking for you're on the wrong foot my friend.

    Anyway, good luck with your endeavor. Come back and let us know how it all went :)
     
  12. webdy

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    Hi and thanks for your feedback ImComing.
    I know seomonitor is far from them but its a start.

    Anyways I found a company that can help.

    They asked a bit more then 8k but I can manage that.
    I just got back from a meeting with them and their idea is a combination between: Gtmetrix, seomoz, seomonitor.ro, majesticseo.com.

    They showed me what is possible and stuff now all I need to do is give them the go ahead.
    I`m at 70% on my trust scale. :D
    Anyways they said that I`ll need insane hosting for the scraper and stuff.
    Hosting should cost around 4k per month+expanding when the scraper will take more. With a site like this it will take about 6-7 months before starting to make profit. so that means I`ll have to work a lot just to maintain it.
    I`m not looking for a marketing company. Someone to make from my site a brand. Does anyone know someone who can help?(getting payed I mean cause obviously they wont do it for free:)) )
     
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    Congrats on finding a company to do the work for you and not charge 100k+ :D

    Hopefully they know what they're doing and that they're not just smooth talkers ;)




    P.S. I just noticed that this is my 1,000th post :D
     
  14. webdy

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    I`m doing escrow.com for the payment. Wont give them s**t until I see the site working at 100%. They agreed with that so all good there. They are starting work tomorrow. 75 days to develop the site so I`m hoping for the best right now. I`ll probably search for beta testers on bhw when the site will be ready. I`ll keep you all posted.
    Probably gonna buy a banner here also.


    P.S. Good luck with the posts and the more the better.
     
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    Good luck webdy! Update us on the progress, would love to see it all come together!

    - s3v
     
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    Nah, just let him fail with his 8k, he has no idea what is he talking about and also he doesnt want to learn, so just let him spend it.
     
  17. webdy

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    Hi s3v007 and thanks for your good feedback same to you dima054 you keep my ass on the ground.
    If I fail or not we will see in a few months.
    I finished the plan today with them. They are starting the designs so everything is moving forward.
    Will keep you all posted even if I fail.
     
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    Ha now i hear some self-confidence in you, thats a lot better :)
     
  19. webdy

    webdy Registered Member

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    I do hope for the best and I saw that hard work will always get you to be a success.
    This is not the first online business that I`m starting. Its the most complex project until now and I would hate to start loosing now.
     
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    SEOmoz gross revenue in 2011 was around 2 million, so now you can have a better guess.