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Is the Data shared on Flippa is really true ?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Rules, May 10, 2015.

  1. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    I want to buy a website from flippa and I sorted and filtered and found the best website.
    Filter criteria : Traffic and Earning ;)
    But, how to verify that the data they're providing is legit or not ?
    without getting into GA ?
    because these websites doesn't have some good alexa nor DA PA or any other factors complies to SEO or IM for Ranking.

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. nikchaing

    nikchaing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    It's a scam most likely
     
  3. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    But people are bidding on it 6k $ so far on on scam
     
  4. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's the scams goal buddy.
     
  5. vnssaa

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    I would also like to know same thing..
    I have been watching some nice blogging tech sites on flippa...i usually ask the seller to add me to google analystic to verify traffic..
    So, right now im added to 3 site analystic, they get about 2,000 and more visitor per day..i can see for which keywords they are been found on google, and when i type this keywords on google i see these websites on front page....however, there is something that is not clear to me..how can they be on front page and get so much traffic when they are only about 3 to 5 month old..also when i try using free tools to find how many backlinks they have...one of these got only 17 backlinks and the other one maybe 25 backlinks unique 5 backinks..
    I wonder if there is a trick to get so much organic traffic with only a few bavklinks and been a almost new site..
     
  6. Rules

    Rules Junior Member

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    I think these are micro niches which has very less or nearly no competition.
     
  7. wisdomkid

    wisdomkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Most sites i see on Flippa are not scam. Am a seller on flippa and well, i have not sold any scammy websites. Not to talk that i have seen some persons buying some niche websites and even after months, it's still ranking.

    My advice to all buyers on flippa is to verify the website ranking on google and the keywords, then the backlinks and verify it on Google Analytics
     
  8. systematic

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    ALWAYS GET GA ACCESS BEFORE PLACING A BID ON A WEBSITE. Full stop. If a seller is not willing to provide you with GA access that is a huge red flag and you should probably walk away from the sale. GA is how you can begin to verify the authenticity and quality of the traffic. It is a different story if the seller does not have GA installed, which does happen from time to time. If that is the case, you need to see if they have another analytics system installed, and if they do you need to ask for read-only access to that. However, keep in mind that GA is really the gold standard as far as analytics goes on Flippa, sites without GA are generally not trusted as much as sites with it.

    Alexa, DA, PA, can all be manipulated and should not be the core basis of your due diligence. That is to say, you can use them as part of your due diligence, but you should NEVER rely on them exclusively. Your due diligence should focus on two things: (1) verifying the quality of the traffic via analytics, and (2) verifying revenue claims. If they are claiming AdSense revenue get them to verify it through Flippa. If they are using an ecommerce store, get them to make you an analyst account or give you a live video walkthrough as they login and perform a sales report. No matter how they claim to earn their money, you need to do your best to verify those claims. If you ever feel as though the seller is being dodgy, or trying to hide something, or if they just never seem to have the answers to your questions - red flag.
     
  9. cevman1

    cevman1 Regular Member

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    Wasn't someone providing a service here that verified website data before people purchased, stuck in my head because it was a cool idea, but vaguely remember
     
  10. starsky

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    Are you referring to one of the BHW's mod? If yes, then I think its Meathead. He did have knowledge about web flipping and have brokering service.
     
  11. laowai

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    Most sites sold are scams or full garbage. If its not clear scam with inflated stats then its a new site with zero traffic in highly competitive niche without any realistic chance to rank for newbies. Just pick randomly 10 sites and you will notice that more than half is absolute waste of money and will never make any profit.