If you had to launch a site like Ebay/Amazon; How Would You Do It?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by englandrm, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. englandrm

    englandrm BANNED BANNED

    Nov 11, 2010
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    For a client of mine..

    If you were launching a site very similar to those, how would you go about getting the initial traffic?

    I suggested Social Media, Classified Sites, Press Releases, and some Offline Marketing. I guess some PPC wouldn't hurt either for that initial boost.

    I also suggested starting local, and then expanding out.

    Any other suggestions/warnings?

    Thanks. ~englandrm
  2. onlineworker_007

    onlineworker_007 Regular Member

    Aug 17, 2011
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    i think you should start with PPc and social media like Facebook page and twitter etc that is the best source of tarfic for these kind of sites
  3. fuzzy_corleone

    fuzzy_corleone Regular Member

    May 11, 2011
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    Operating a website that sells a large variety of products is a huge endeavor to undertake. One approach (arguably smarter) is to sell one type of product and then expand to other things. Coincidentally this is how Amazon started out -- they first sold books.

    If it's an auction site like eBay then I would suggest initially advertising the site to college students mainly because many of them are in constant need of cash (to pay off tuition, to pay their rent, to buybooks). You could go to fiverr and have college students put up bulletins in their school advertising your site (i.e.: "Want to make quick cash? Auction off your dildos here!"). I would also have less fees than eBay to make it an attractive alternative.
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