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Old 03-24-2009, 01:47 PM   #126
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Can someone give me tips or suggestions for monetizing www.fpppro.com? ty
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:01 PM   #127
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Can someone give me tips or suggestions for monetizing www.fpppro.com? ty
Off the top of my head I am having trouble thinking of anything super useful. You could try to start a FPP/W$/T$ marketplace.

I don't think attempting to get new user signups will be all that useful since most people who find your site will already know what FPPs are and probably have accounts.

You could run ads for other sites' RB plans I guess.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:30 PM   #128
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thanks for the reply, I hadn't though of a W$/T$ marketplace... I like that idea.. other site's RB offers are just about the only thing I came up with, too.. right now I'm trying to work on getting affiliate links with training sites but so far almost none of the sites have an affiliate program =/
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #129
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Hi, I just found this thread... interesting ideas here.

I was wondering if there's any specific numbers you use as indicators of value when purchasing a website? For example, do you compare the ratio of current monthly income/ asking price? Or page views/asking price, or users/asking price? Or do you perhaps look for sites where you think that you can easily improve the site (by changing the ads or whatever)?
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:37 PM   #130
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Hi, I just found this thread... interesting ideas here.

I was wondering if there's any specific numbers you use as indicators of value when purchasing a website? For example, do you compare the ratio of current monthly income/ asking price? Or page views/asking price, or users/asking price? Or do you perhaps look for sites where you think that you can easily improve the site (by changing the ads or whatever)?
All these and more figure into a valuation. Get as much info as possible.
The two biggest factors for me I guess are sustainability of traffic and how much of my time will be spent maintaining.

Suppose you found a site related to Xbox 360. All its traffic is coming from search terms related to Xbox 360. Is it still going to get the same level of traffic 2 years from now when Xbox 720 comes out? Adjust your valuation accordingly.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:24 AM   #131
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maxtower I have experience owning and operating a couple of websites and early in the internet companies owned a dotcom bust -- (totally different ball game though).

http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/61682

www.fxfisherman.com seems like an interesting to buy.... obviously i wouldn't jump into this on my own... but what do u think of this site to purchase...and if it's good i wonder if a couple people would want to go in on it together...i think it's a site that can actually generate revenue for a while!
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:28 AM   #132
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Probably a retared question but im very neew at this, I bought the Unlimited Plan hosting from godaddy. I know it is possible to have 2 domains on the same hosting account but I have only managed to have 2 domains with the same content in them, my question is is it possible to have 2 different domains with different content, so it is 2 totaly different sites, on the same hosting account. Or do I need to get a dedicated server for that?
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #133
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Yes you should be able to get more than one domain with different content on your host. How you set this up will depend on your host so you will have to google a bit to find out how to do it on your host. Basically traffic visiting www.abc.com will get directed to 1 subdirectory of your hosting account and traffic visiting www.xyz.com will go to another subdirectory.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:34 PM   #134
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Good thread, I've had a blog for a few weeks, and just recently added Google Adsense to my sports blog yesterday to make some extra cash hopefully.

It seems like 100~ a month might be achievable, anyone else have any tips for adsense for blogs?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:08 PM   #135
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maxtower I have experience owning and operating a couple of websites and early in the internet companies owned a dotcom bust -- (totally different ball game though).

http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/61682

www.fxfisherman.com seems like an interesting to buy.... obviously i wouldn't jump into this on my own... but what do u think of this site to purchase...and if it's good i wonder if a couple people would want to go in on it together...i think it's a site that can actually generate revenue for a while!
This is a good site, but I think its a bit expensive for me. The owner seems too caught up in his recent good revenue month and isn't going to get off it cheaply. Another thing I don't like about it is that he is already making quite a bit of cash off the amount of traffic he has, so there isn't much room for improvement. The site is going to be a lot more valuable to someone who really knows the niche.

The site has a lot going for it though, good lucrative niche, lots of search traffic, deals with a subject that will be around for years.

Looks like he has an offer for 130k, which is about 3-4 years of revenues. Thats pretty high.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:09 PM   #136
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This is a good site, but I think its a bit expensive for me. The owner seems too caught up in his recent good revenue month and isn't going to get off it cheaply. Another thing I don't like about it is that he is already making quite a bit of cash off the amount of traffic he has, so there isn't much room for improvement. The site is going to be a lot more valuable to someone who really knows the niche.

The site has a lot going for it though, good lucrative niche, lots of search traffic, deals with a subject that will be around for years.

Looks like he has an offer for 130k, which is about 3-4 years of revenues. Thats pretty high.
ahhh i thought he had 60k offered to him. which i thought would actually make sense -- what i liked about the site is it seems as though it's one that could stick around and generate revenues for years.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:46 PM   #137
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Which hosting service do you recomend? Preferably one with a powerful and easy to use sitebuilder.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #138
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Which hosting service do you recomend? Preferably one with a powerful and easy to use sitebuilder.
I've had good experience with hostrocket. $5/month.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:30 AM   #139
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Which hosting service do you recomend? Preferably one with a powerful and easy to use sitebuilder.
If you want to have adds and links to online poker sites you need a host that is not based in the US. If *you* are in the US you may not want your name and address on your domain registration if you will be promoting online gaming.

I have been happy with eUKhost so far. Their basic Linux/apache package is 30 pounds per year (about $45 USD) and you can upgrade as needed all the way to a dedicated server for under $200 per month. They support and will auto-install WordPress which is all most people need in terms of a "site builder". Feel free to check out my new site at www.pokervsforex.com and click the eUKhost link in the footer. That is, of course, an affiliate link and I get a little something if you sign on with them.

Whatever you use to build the site you should plan on spending a couple of weeks learning the basics of HTML and PHP. You'll need that knowledge to fine tune the site and to get affiliate adds to show up where you want them.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:18 AM   #140
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:57 PM   #141
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A quick question: I applyed to google adsense with one of my websites and got approved, now I have one more website I want to use adsense on, do I have to apply for a new adsense account or can I use the existing one?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:20 PM   #142
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you can use the same publisher number for your new website. Keep in mind however that google sometimes checks these sites for compliance, so you don't want to put adsense on a porn site or something. They might find out and ban all your sites. There are some other rules with using adsense that I am not completely up to date on, but be aware of these when adding to new sites.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:36 PM   #143
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you can use the same publisher number for your new website. Keep in mind however that google sometimes checks these sites for compliance, so you don't want to put adsense on a porn site or something. They might find out and ban all your sites. There are some other rules with using adsense that I am not completely up to date on, but be aware of these when adding to new sites.
tyvm, just the answer I needed
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:56 PM   #144
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Hi Max,

In your OP you mentioned you were selling because you were worried adsense was paying less and other factors. Do you still think there are good buying opportunities like the ones you had in your OP? Have you recently, or do you currently own any websites, and if so how are they doing for you as an investment?

Thanks for a great thread btw
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:30 AM   #145
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I think I would be worried less to purchase now. Advertising rates have dropped a bunch lately. Would you rather buy a company with shrinking revenues or one where revenues had already bottomed and could possibly swing up. If you are paying a fair valuation now and the market doesn't continue to drop you'll be fine. Of course I have no way to tell when the bottom will occur.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:10 PM   #146
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Just a heads up. I think this site is interesting.

http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/63423

It was previously listed and didn't sell because they were looking for $75,000. For the right price (75k seems high) I believe they have a sustainable business selling trucking leads. It appears they make about $2000-3000/month with a peak of $5000. Obviously I would want to see more data and learn a little more about the business before actually purchasing.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:47 PM   #147
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does anyone have experience with xtopxspotx promotions? (x's aren't there obv)
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:59 PM   #148
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Just a heads up. I think this site is interesting.

http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/63423

It was previously listed and didn't sell because they were looking for $75,000. For the right price (75k seems high) I believe they have a sustainable business selling trucking leads. It appears they make about $2000-3000/month with a peak of $5000. Obviously I would want to see more data and learn a little more about the business before actually purchasing.
Hey thanks Max. I'm still fishing around looking at a cheap site to get my feet wet with, but with no experience to speak of it is very difficult for me to estimate proper value.

Would love to see you post more of your finds if you happen to be browsing the site.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #149
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any easy way to see all the keywords your ranking for? like a site or a program where you put in your website adress and gets all the keywords youre ranking for?

EDIT: also, can someone recomend any good and easy linkcloaker (so a link looks like a normal link and not a affliate link)?
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:05 PM   #150
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webmaster tools through google, although the update speed kind of sucks.
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