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What Do You Do With Non-Ranking,Panda| Penguin Hit Sites- Sell Them?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lmaestro, May 23, 2012.

  1. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

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    I have a few websites that made only a few dollars before all these penalization mess, now ofcourse they are not ranking for shit. They are pretty thin sites and taking the time and effort to rank them seems to be worthless. What do you guys do with such websites? Can I get a decent amount if I sell them on Flippa? Will people buy sites that have no solid proof of consistent income?
     
  2. AuraObscene

    AuraObscene Junior Member

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    You add good content and get the, ranking again.
     
  3. azguru

    azguru Elite Member

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    Why would anyone want to buy a penguin hit site that isn't making money?

    Think man....
     
  4. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    I agree with this...your site is worthless if its not making any money...don't sell someone a site that is worthless, would you want to buy a site from someone in this situation?
     
  5. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Senior Member

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    I don't agree with the people who say that no one will be interested in buying a panda hit site. Just check flippa, you can find absolute crap without traffic is being sold for good rates, because there are so many noobs out there who aspire to buy an attractive site, to just show it to their girl friend and family. There is still a market for panda hit sites.

    However the OP should understand that google is not the only source of traffic. There are couple of other search engines which amount to 34% of search traffic and there is an amazing array of social sites which send great traffic. There are always alternatives, just find the right one for you..
     
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    assphuck Senior Member

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    I agree that Flippa has many Panda/Penguin hit sites being sold by quitters. Many people have the skill to correct the problems to return the sites to profitability.

    I hate to break the news to ya, but Penguin was not the last tweak to filter the SERPS by Google. Many more will follow. Learn to adjust to Google's tweaks or you will end up selling your sites each and every time Google changes their algorithm.
     
  7. dp40oz

    dp40oz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would recommend letting them sit for a while. If you used blog networks like ALN or something then more and more of your backlinks will continually get deindexed, you never know if then you wake up one day and Google feels your backlink profile is back on the good side of the fence again.
     
  8. caitlin

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    I don't believe we are at the end of this Penguin crap so I would not get rid of them. Call it denial but I have seen way too many good sites get hit that should not have because of a marginal link profile and I think we will see a return of a lot of them. Just today I did a search for some trademark law information and the #3 result was a blank page.

    Google has to be in denial or they have to know there is a big problem. Either that or they really are a bunch of dumbasses that dont care about organic at all. I find that hard to believe. I think Penguin is more a sandbox type penalty and not a permanant change. googleminusgoogle.com is still showing the pre-penguin results so something strange is going on.

    Sit tight with those sites for now and let the dust settle. If in 3 months nothing changes, fine, ditch them on flippa.
     
  9. beakon

    beakon Regular Member

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    Should this question even be asked? It's common sense...

    If you can sell it for a reasonable price based on it's content then do so.

    If it's monthly earnings pre-pengiun are substantially more than what you might get for it, then there is absolutely no harm in sitting on it for awhile to see what happens.

    If you can't determine a reasonable price, then I feel sorry for you.