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METHOD] How I increase bids on my domain listings but $100+ in online auctions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jaksana03, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. jaksana03

    jaksana03 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Its not my method but it works :D

    For those of you who have used Ebay, you'll be aware of an email notification that Ebay sends to bidders of an auction listing.

    They send one saying something along the lines of "Thanks for bidding! Congratulations, You have the highest bid!" for the bidder who currently has the highest bid amount. On the flip side they send another one to the bidder who has been outbid like "Unfortunately, you have been outbid! Submit a higher bid to win this auction!" Ebay does this because they know it reinforces to the highest bidder that they hold this position but alerts the losing bidder that if they want to win they need to submit a higher bid. As a result it increases the winning bid and benefits Ebay and the seller. Some where down the line Flippa missed the memo because what they are doing isn't effective.

    So what I have done is implemented a much more effective way of doing this (unfortunately manually) where I am able to spark a back n forth bidding frenzy between 2 or more bidders in a matter of hours. I simply (this is really really stupidly simple) ... private message all bidders the previously mentioned notifications. So if a bidder has the highest bid I send them that message. If they are the losing bidder I send them that message. Most flippa bidders think it's flippa sending them the message and respond much like they would when Ebay sent them such messages and SUBMITTED HIGHER BIDS! Often it results in rapid fire duels between the bidders and increases my bids by 5-10 new bids and at least $100 in hours.

    That being said if you have a crappy domain name this may not yield the same results but most of my domains are either single word, under 8 letters and/or aged so they garner much attention from bidders. Hope this helps everyone!
     
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  2. elschlongo

    elschlongo Junior Member

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    That's pretty clever, how many domains has this worked for?