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Selling a site that earns $X,XXX monthly, but all traffic is paid traffic.

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by DPatel304, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. DPatel304

    DPatel304 Regular Member

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    Let me be clear and say that my intention is not to screw over anyone or lie about how my site makes money. It's a typical 'made for adsense' site, but I've found a source of paid traffic that has yielded me some nice revenue. Is this something I can sell? I wouldn't mind selling my source along with my site.

    The way it works is I pay $XXX amount for the traffic, then the traffic comes to my site for the entire month and it, so far, has always amounted to a fairly big profit. I do have a middle man who handles the traffic and so this middle man takes 50% of the revenue, but, as I said, I'm perfectly fine being open and clear about how the site works.

    Problem is, my site that generates this income is nothing special and can be replicated within minutes. Also, I've been told the traffic is Adsense safe, and I have been using it with no problems since April, but I don't want to guarantee that it is Adsense safe, because I wouldn't feel comfortable giving that guarantee to something I've only been doing for a few months (especially knowing that Adsense can be fickle at times).

    So, BHW, what say you? Is there a way I can sell this site (and the source of traffic) for big bucks?

    Thanks in advance, BHW!
     
  2. d35i9n

    d35i9n Newbie

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    list it on flippa and that traffic source comes with it, show detailed proof
     
  3. black101

    black101 Supreme Member

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    all paid traffic is against adsense tos

    personally i wouldn't buy your site because of the risk my adsense account banned
     
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  4. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Very honest. Instead of selling a site like this, I was wondering why don't you create more sites, drive more traffic, and bank a lot (sometimes as an affiliate as it can be riskier through Adsense). Then probably sell the whole network on Flipping Enterprises or elsewhere?
     
  5. DPatel304

    DPatel304 Regular Member

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    Great, thanks. Would you recommend that I keep the traffic consistently high for a while? Right now, I started in April, but I started low, so my first few months were around $200. This month looks to be around $2,000 and I expect every month from here on out to be that high.
    That's fine. I was skeptical at first (still am a little skeptical), but if it's okay to sell it on Flippa or something, I might give it a shot.
    Also working on that. I guess me, and my contact, don't want to draw too much attention, so we are limiting our Adsense earnings to ~$2,000 a month. I'm working on scaling it up and getting multiple Adsense accounts. Like I said, the sites are nothing special. Once I sell one site, I can have a replacement up and running within minutes, so I get the benefit of still keeping the original income and also a big one-time payment from selling the site.

    I've never heard of Flipping Enterprises, but I shall look into it. Thanks.
     
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  6. Atastic

    Atastic Newbie

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    If i was you i would sell it and duplicate it. However i would tell potential buyers that there is risk involved and that they would agree to that risk when buying the product.
     
  7. GoGetRanked

    GoGetRanked Power Member Premium Member

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    its hard enough to get qualified and get adsense .. use your sites and generate non-paid traffic if you can ..as others have said paid traffic is certainly against adsense TOS
    and btw when they start cutting you 2000$ check ..you think maybe just maybe they can do a little more indepth look and find whats going on ?


    regards
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  8. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    One caveat I can see is many buyers on Flippa are noobs. They believe they can purchase a website that generates Adsense revenue and use it to apply for an account. 90% of the time they're turned down with a "doesn't meet Google Webmaster guidelines" explanation.

    What I'm saying is just because you can drop your Adsense account on there and fly under radar doesn't mean another can do it. Most likely they won't get away with it if they have a new Adsense account or applying for an Adsense account. On new accounts the traffic is scrutinized much closer and the penalty comes much swifter.
     
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  9. shaddelick

    shaddelick Regular Member

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    Is this really accurate? The way it reads seems that they can except paid traffic such as ppc as long as its quality...

    "If you want to purchase traffic to your site

    You're welcome to promote your site in any manner that complies with our program policies. However, AdSense publishers are ultimately responsible for the traffic to their ads. So if you choose to partner with a third-party service to increase traffic to your site, it's critical that you monitor your reports closely to gauge the impact that each source has on your ad traffic.

    There are many services out there that can increase traffic to your site, including pay-per-click solutions to connect advertisers and publishers, as well as search engines and directory sites. However, we've found that some of these services actually send artificial traffic to websites, despite their appearance. To deliver the traffic levels that their customers expect, these services often generate clicks and impressions using click bots, or by providing users incentives to visit sites or click on ads. For this reason, we strongly urge you to use caution when partnering with third-party traffic services." https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348722?hl=en
     
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  10. mannion400

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    why dont you build 10 more sites 10 times the traffic? who is your traffic provider?
     
  11. HeRBaR

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  12. bryanon

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    No, it's not. The reason why some people falsely believe this to be the case is probably because of the whole "Google is Internet and Internet is Google" mindset, combined with the fact that Google indeed don't allow traffic arbitration within their platform (i.e. buying traffic through Adwords and selling it through Adsense).
     
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  13. saber210

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    Buying traffic for adsense is allowed as long as the traffic convert for the advertiser.

    Like Bryanon said, it is not only allowed when you pay $0.5 for click on adwords and then convert it to high paying keywords which doesnt convert.
     
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    what is your traffic provider op?
     
  15. simplyjo

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    List it on Flippa - be honest about it - just like you posted here :) You can easily make 3-5x monthly earrings. I would not say 10x (which is the norm, as there is a risk involved)
     
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    Adsense dont have problem with paid traffic , depends what kind of traffic you drive towards to your website.
    Paid traffic is the same when you buy some links and banners.
    Check your traffic source , is a whitehat ? how the traffic comes ?
    Via ads ? pop up ? or direct ?
     
  17. Young Gun

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    I've come across many people who actually preferred paid traffic vs. organic traffic via Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. More reliable in their eyes which it sort of is with google flip flopping rankings so much now.
     
  18. Zuuuu

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    Can you PM me with more details please? url, where traffic comes from, where do you pay .. etc
     
  19. ZeroHats

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    What kind of traffic do you send?
     
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    List it on flippa!