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Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by SkyrocketSEO, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. SkyrocketSEO

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    I bought an expired domain 10 days ago, it had a good backlink profile (nothing fancy, no black hat). Basically the site was ranking for 2 mortgage KWs so that's why I bought a domain, wasn't expecting any visitors.
    Finally GoDaddy transferred it (domain) to me today so I've set the WP and installed Jetpack. The site just have a logo and a welcome page, nothing else. Five minutes later I clicked to see if there are any visitors and noticed 12 Uvs in just 5 minutes on an empty domain.
    People are coming from Google, Linkedin, some other sites...I guess this site is not going to PBN :) Might visit Flippa in a couple of months if I get some more steady traffic there
     
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    sounds good, goodluck :)
     
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  3. Tosmekop

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    Hurry and build that site up!
     
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    Google died a long time ago, along with SEO. Those are just fake visitors...
     
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  5. SkyrocketSEO

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    I guess so, probably some Chinese bot sending that traffic:)
     
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    Would you be interested in selling it?
     
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    Get the site up, connect analytics and find out! Good luck.
     
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    12 visitors yes maybe more but after instaling GA on your site you'll see if they are real ones or just bots, anyway just build a site and see maybe it will make you money on flippa
     
  9. giovanivalentin

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    That is awesome you have luck.Just build and get some revenue from it.
     
  10. SkyrocketSEO

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    Of course no bots. This was a domain for a huge US mortgage company, but they changed their name and dropped a domain. I am filling the site with high quality content atm, and hopefully Google will keep me No.1 for the keywords I already rank for. No BH SEo done whatsoever

    P.S. had around 150 UVs yesterday
     
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    do not add new content , first get all old content back (but play it safe )

    pm me some info, have a mortgage client and she may be interested in this site.

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    love it.. are they organic or just reference visitors from bookmarks or social media?
     
  13. SkyrocketSEO

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    I can't upload old content (I mean I can, but I don't want) because the old content is the company overview and their services, I can't post that

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    Site ranks for 2-3 mortgage keywords on the page one (spots 1 and 2). Not a high volume KWs but enough to get between 100 and 200 UVs a day. Someone even posted a comment (I deleted it) asking how they can get a mortgage loan with us :)
     
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    old man you will surely make good money with this domain , dont sell it.
     
  15. SkyrocketSEO

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    Well, I would sell it right away if I get a good offer, because I have too many sites too handle and will probably purchase more soon
     
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    Kinda sick! Not sure if those are bots tho :)
     
  17. SkyrocketSEO

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    No bots, real people we are ranking for a keyword that have around 2K exact searches/month on the spot No.1 and a couple of similar KWs as well. People also come from other sites where there are links pointing to my site.
    It was a domain of the company, the name of the company contains words "home" and "mortgage" and that's why I bought this domain cause I knew it will be easier to rank for similar keywords since the site is already ranked for something in this niche.
     
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    It will be really interesting to see how you build up this website. If at all you are!