How To Model After Others?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by chockfactor, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. chockfactor

    chockfactor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    I see a lot of sites on flippa I think is really nice and I would love to own them, but of course I won't buy them not right now anyways:p


    So I was wondering which sites,resources, softwares and so on. Can I use to spy on their strategy and then model after them?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I browse Flippa all the time for inspiration.

    I tend to look through revenue stats and traffic as you can see the best (and worst) ways to monetize sites and good traffic sources. You can learn a lot from their Google Analytics.

    Or you can email them expressing interest and social engineer them into telling you more and more details about the site (hence why I say never tell anyone your traffic sources etc).

    Alexa/compete will also give you a good idea where they get traffic from etc.

    Backlinkwatch.com will show you a selection of backlinks that they have.

    Keywordspy.com shows you keywords they are bidding on.

    Also look at how they have marketed the site, which content is successful etc - you can learn a lot from watching auctions.
     
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  3. chockfactor

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    Great I will be trying some of this
     
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