What's wrong with this Blog?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by moronic_kaos, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. moronic_kaos

    moronic_kaos Regular Member

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    Be cruel, I don't care ;)

    Tried to sell this Blog:

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    toothsurgery.info
    Which didn't convert (asked $30 BIN on DP). Even has all unique content on it!

    Think its the theme? Would a more custom theme work better or do people just not care? Or is it the fact that it isn't an AutoBlog, and people are lazy?

    BTW: this is the first time I ever tried to sell a website, so I'm not too sure what people look for in newer sites.
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Site is quite nice actually. It will be because you are using a .info domain - that's why I ALWAYS buy .com's, may cost $10 more at the start but resale value is a LOT higher compered to what I would have saved on a .info.

    Your sales copy might not have been great either - send me the link if you like and I'll give you some tips
     
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  3. c0ntenth|ef

    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    yes as said above people really don't like the '.info' domains and there are many other factors like the traffic that the site gets,links,page rank,alexa rating.
     
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  4. moronic_kaos

    moronic_kaos Regular Member

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    Well it was an experimental type of thing so I figured hey, just buy the .info. Wasn't even too familiar with WordPress when I started it.

    I also didn't put much time into the "sales thread". I've found on DP I can sell articles better when I write kind of a down to earth type thread. Maybe it isn't the same with sites?

    Code:
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1706024
    Maybe it's the first sentence that turned people away :suspiciou. I was trying to go for "original content" as DP is usually in love with it, but it didn't work.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Sales thread is too negative - almost sounds as if you don't want to sell it. You want people to think they are getting a great deal and not picking up one of your failed projects.

    I would try make the thread a bit clearer with bullet point, titles and clear pricing:

    Start bid $1
    Increment $3
    BIN $30

    NO RESERVE

    or something like that
     
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  6. agente808

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    You're not going to get good money for it from DP...

    Try flippa if you can afford it, if not PM me and I'll buy it.