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Question About Flippa - Keep Adsense Ads Up During Auction Period?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by dandee0014, May 17, 2012.

  1. dandee0014

    dandee0014 Junior Member

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    I'm listing my first Flippa site for sale and I'm wondering whether you typically keep your Adsense ads active while the site is being auctioned off. On the one hand, I don't want to give up potential earnings and want the ad units to be visible to potential buyers. On the other hand, I'm worried about the possibility of being clickbombed. Does this typically happen, and is it standard practice for sellers to remove the Adsense blocks while they're selling the site?

    Thanks in advance for the advice.
     
  2. dd351

    dd351 Junior Member

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    I just read a thread (forgot which one), but someone was actually clickbombed from a flippa sale and subsequently had their adsense account banned. Their advice was to add a charity code instead.
     
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  3. dandee0014

    dandee0014 Junior Member

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    Thanks - really good to know, but I still wonder whether being clickbombed on charity ads would also result in a banning. I'd remove it if I knew it wouldn't impact my ability to sell the site for the best price.

    Anyone know about charity ads and clickbombs, or what the standard practice is for situations like these?
     
  4. webso

    webso BANNED BANNED

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    Better to down the ads till the listing is on. You can though put affiliate banners till then , help you to get dome luck out of it.
     
  5. poweronics

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    Its always wise to not risk your adsense account while putting your site at flippa. It would be for some days only so better go without ads.
     
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    blkvixen Newbie

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    I would definitely take them down. I've heard a few "horror stories" of people getting clickbombed because they left their adsense ads up during the auction. I would do what webso advised and replace them with affiliate banners. I would also take screenshots of the website with the adsense ads and upload that to Flippa as well. State somewhere in the auction description or in the comments section that you removed the adsense ads for "security reasons" so your potential buyers will have a heads up.
     
  7. DomainMagnate

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    I always keep mine. Yes it can be risky, but removing them will also have a negative effect on your sale, as buyers would be less trusting. All the top adsense sites auctions on flippa I've seen also had the ads on.
     
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    I'd remove them and just keep affiliates ads on
     
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    There is risk if you keep your adsense running on the sites you list for auctions. And there is also a possibility the site end unsold. So it's better not to keep the ads running. You should clearly write in the listing, the ads are being removed for the auction phase. As long as you can back up your revenue claimed, you should be alright :)