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Selling 4+ year old - Forum site

Discussion in 'Sites' started by builtSEO, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. #1
    Why are you selling this site?
    I started this site 4+ years back during my college days. Now I have moved to a new job (in a startup) and have less time to spend on the site.

    Will be happy if the new buyers are willing to expand.

    The site runs on vBulletin 4.2 (original), vbSEO (original),
    vb Facebook App, custom themes, plugins and many things in the last 4 years. Around 4k registered member (email verified users).

    Last 1 month traffic -
    15,000+ Unique
    22,000+ Page Views

    Last 1 year traffic (Feb 9, 2015 - Feb 8, 2016) -
    190,000+ Unique
    275,000+ Page Views

    How is it monetized?
    Adsense, Affiliate (Flipkart, Amazon.in), BigRock, OMGPM(OptimiseMedia) , Banner ads.

    Around 50 - 100$ per month.
    Used to get 250-300$/month in Adsense while I was developing the site in my college days.

    Does this site come with any social media accounts?
    Yes.
    https://www.facebook.com/Collegers/ - 1914 legitimate Likes.
    https://twitter.com/Collegers/

    How much time does this site take to run?
    10-20 hours per month.
    SEMrush
    What challenges are there with running this site?
    New content,
     
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    builtSEO, Feb 9, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    #2
    Please import your Adsense revenue and what are your top organic keyword sources from Google Search Console?
     
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  3. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Hi,

    Linked Adsense.

    Google Analytics source :
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    Adsense Revenue over year. (The site had good revenue when I was working 2-3 hours/days during my college days. After graduating, I'm been busy with my job)

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    With little effort, the site can attract more eyeballs with new content and has potential to get many advertisement during college admission every year. ​
     
    builtSEO, Feb 10, 2016 IP
  4. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    #4
    What are your top organic keyword sources from Google Search Console?
     
    Matthew Sayle, Feb 10, 2016 IP
  5. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Console

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  6. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    #6
    Thanks for the quick information.

    It seems like this site has some potential, however with the majority of traffic being from India - it does pose a monetization challenge.

    Also, the site has a serious responsiveness issue - do you plan on fixing that?

    It completely unusable on mobile currently.
     
    Matthew Sayle, Feb 10, 2016 IP
  7. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #7
    The site has native mobile design. I have attached the image.

    http://i.imgur.com/2Dy4z8o.png
    http://i.imgur.com/fhZiFUv.png

    I totally agree - US traffic value is higher. But the volume of Google Ad market(and traffic) in India is growing very high(YoY is doubling. That's one of the reason Google is actively setting up more ways to capture new Indian users from Android, Free Internet in Railways, etc).

    I really want to improve the site, add content regularly and capitalise on ads revenue, e-commerce affiliate, etc. I really do. The problem is, working in a startup as a developer is taking most of the time and I have put this on-hold for very long time. That's the main reason I'm selling this forum.
     
    builtSEO, Feb 10, 2016 IP
  8. ahmedjadoon

    ahmedjadoon Active Member

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    #8
    What about vBulletin license? Can you help move it to Xenforo for the buyer?
     
    ahmedjadoon, Feb 14, 2016 IP
  9. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #9
    I haven't moved to Xenforo before. But there are few resource and can help in migrating.
     
    builtSEO, Feb 15, 2016 IP
  10. ahmedjadoon

    ahmedjadoon Active Member

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    #10
    The buyer gets the license of Vbulletin as well?
    I can't see a single reply to a few hundred threads I looked. Have you added all of them or your users to some activity?
     
    ahmedjadoon, Feb 15, 2016 IP
  11. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Yes. The vbulletin license is included

    Many threads were created by content writers as well. The forum has high views but low activity/replies.
     
    builtSEO, Feb 15, 2016 IP
  12. Akinbobola Akinwemoye

    Akinbobola Akinwemoye Member

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    #12
    Why did you extend the ending date? That's unfair! That is why I like Fiverr, you can't extend listing ending date. I'm losing interest in the listing because of the extension.
     
    Akinbobola Akinwemoye, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  13. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #13
    I din edit the listing. It's auto extended by DP forum because the reserve price is not met.
     
    builtSEO, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  14. Akinbobola Akinwemoye

    Akinbobola Akinwemoye Member

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    #14
    That is not possible. The listing has NO RESERVE. I have been following the auction since it started. Sorry to say this: You extended it yourself.
     
    Akinbobola Akinwemoye, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  15. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Reserve price is hidden from all users(except the seller).
     
    builtSEO, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  16. Akinbobola Akinwemoye

    Akinbobola Akinwemoye Member

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    #16
    It is obvious that the listing has NO RESERVE (Check the picture). It is your asset. I don't have to argue with you. I will look for another forum elsewhere. I had an interest in yours but with the way I see things now, I am not comfortable with bidding more. screensht.JPG
     
    Akinbobola Akinwemoye, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  17. builtSEO

    builtSEO Well-Known Member

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    #17
    Sorry. I checked the reserve price and it's empty. I remember setting it though. My mistake. I apologise. However I did not extend the sale.
     
    builtSEO, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  18. Akinbobola Akinwemoye

    Akinbobola Akinwemoye Member

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    #18
    ok
     
    Akinbobola Akinwemoye, Feb 28, 2016 IP
  19. iamalive

    iamalive Well-Known Member

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    #19
    How many months revenue are you looking for?
    Pm me
     
    iamalive, Sep 11, 2016 IP