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Planning to start a Dating Site Need Suggestions

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Pelican1789, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    Hello BHW Members,

    I bought a Premium Domain to start a Dating site.The Domain Name is keyword rich.It has 64,700,000 search results in G.I have only one site in competition for the main keyword.

    Need suggestions regarding.

    1)What kind of script to install.
    2)How can I promote it?
    3)Technical and legal issues
    4)I can handle the Search Engine Optimization but How can I get signups?
    5)Shall I keep the site for free or shud I charge for membership?
    6)Any other Tips from you wud be helpful...
     
  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    In your present situation it would be advisable for you to sign up with
    many of the dating affiliate programs with generic sites that you could
    point your domain to.
    I'm not saying that you can't go it alone but by the very nature of your
    questions you clearly don't have enough experience in running a membership site.
    You could earn very could commissions while learning and gaining experience without
    having to build up your own database and deal with all the administration.
     
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  3. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    If you need to ask those questions then you are not ready to start your own dating site. Realistically you're going to need a considerable bank roll ($xxx,xxx min to do it right) to get into that niche as an advertiser.

    -aReJay
     
  4. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    I agree with you...
     
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  5. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    all i know is its amazing how BAD plentyoffish is, and how much money they make.

    I mean that website is like the most horrendously designed site in the history of the internet...
     
  6. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Its because its free,which means many people will go there. And because many people go there each month, they make a lot of money from ads. A few years ago according to some reports the owner was banking $300,000 a month.
     
  7. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    i know

    he's very rich

    so i have been thinking for a while that someone should make a free and "real" online dating website with an improved interface...

    I have no idea why his caught on though. Even with a free and pretty service, would be hard to beat them now
     
  8. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I personally wouldn't try to beat them until I have spent alot of time and resources researching them and the dating niche more. POF advertises in music videos now days(look at telephone by lady gaga)