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Purchased a website on flippa... The amazon earning reports were fake

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by Blakereed, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Blakereed

    Blakereed Regular Member

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    Mods please close, the seller and I came to an agreement.
     
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  2. blogzandstuff

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    You haven't mentioned what traffic the site was getting? Have you promoted it at all or just left it hoping. Maybe the seller did shoutouts etc and got some sales. What was his declaration in the listing
     
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    maybe the orders got "refunded"?

    obviously he buy it himself to make the sales appear?
     
  4. Blakereed

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    The traffic actually increased by 15%
     
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    It doesn't matter, answer the question. Probably you were tricked though.
     
  6. Blakereed

    Blakereed Regular Member

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    I sent a high quality PBN link to the website, only thing that I did to it.

    Unique visits:
    1200 in December
    1600 in January
    1850 in February
     
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    He either faked the reports (highest possible) or he lost his traffic for that website.. And then wanted to sell it asap
     
  8. Blakereed

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    How should I handle this?
     
  9. blogzandstuff

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    Without revealing what the site is, do you think it's a goer? With some effort could you make something of it?
     
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    That's quite a lot of visits to only get one sale. Are you sure your using correct affiliate links and your own affiliate links not his.

    Possible the guy has done something that auto changes your aff links to his? Dunno, it just seems odd to have that much traffic and only one sale.

    The traffic is organic traffic yeah?

     
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    1850 visits and only $7 in revenue? If you don't mind sharing, how much did you spend? I mean if you only spent like $300 then it will be easy to get back.
     
  12. Blakereed

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    Yeah every was changed correctly and triple checked... The reports are definitely fake.
     
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    Where is that traffic coming from? Is it targeted? If so then I think it has value still and you just need to optimise the site to increase sales.

    Also how much did you pay for it?
     
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    I'm glad you have resolved the issue
     
  15. TRAILBL@ZER

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    Dont trust flippa...There are tons of scammer there. Buy in person or empireflippers only.
     
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