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Selling Car Specifications Site, Wp, 15k Cars, Lots Of Custom Plugins

Discussion in 'Sites' started by iMarcus, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi there,

    Car-Data.info is a wordpress site containing the Technical Specifications of over 15,000 cars. The Site is PR2 and has over 25k pages indexed in google.

    The site is powered by a huge car specs database, and a number of custom coded plugins use the data to provide additional features to the user.
    SEMrush
    The Car makes page shows the logo's of all manufacturers and allows the user to browse the site to the vehicle of their choice.This is also key for the search engines to index the site.

    The Car Specs Page displays a clear table of all the information about the make / model with a block of icons showing an "at a glance" view of the key facts. The CO2 Band is calculated automatically from the data, this is an important consideration for UK car buyers as this determines the yearly road tax price of the vehicle. Images of the car are provided by the customized flickr plugin, which uses the make & model to search for a suitable picture.

    The Site is built on a nice clean theme, which could be changed if you wish, the plugins provide all the table data so changing the design is not a problem!

    Custom Plugins:
    One of these displays the table of specs on the car page, another fetches suitable images from flickr, based on the make and model of the car being viewed. All the car pages are wp posts, and the data is available as custom field values making adding car specific information easy. Also included is another custom coded plugin which shows running costs of different fuels i.e. petrol / diesel in the form of a graph. The settings are changed in this plugins admin page seen below:
    Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 21.27.53.png

    Other notable plugins used:
    • Google XML Sitemaps : an essential wp plugin!
    • Easy Privacy policy : key to adsense tos.
    • Statpress: modified to show site's current pagerank.
    • Auto SEO Tags: adds search terms as post tags.
    • All in One Seo: another essential wp plugin.
    Traffic:
    The site has been getting around 20-30 visits a day & ~50 PV/day in the last week.

    Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 21.21.08.png
    The site has 53 backlinks according to majestic seo see here
    25k Pages indexed in google: Here

    Ways to make money from this site:
    • Sell links,
    • Adsense,
    • Preloved classified widget (included),
    • Printable PDF of specs for a fee.
    • Probably many more!
    Included in the sale:
    • Site Files + WP Database.
    • 3 x Custom coded wp plugins (totally unique!)
    • Domain name car-data.info (PR2) Free push to name.com a/c
    If you have any questions just ask!
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
    iMarcus, Jan 29, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. slim

    slim Active Member

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    Nice site. I know I could put that to some use. How do we update the database?
     
    slim, Jan 29, 2013 IP
  3. iMarcus

    iMarcus Active Member

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    The site can be updated by manually creating new posts with the car specs as custom fields, or by bulk creating posts using the code I used to initially fill the site, though this code may need modification to suit the fields in any new db being used.
     
    iMarcus, Jan 29, 2013 IP
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    freeadstime Well-Known Member

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    How old is this site?
     
    freeadstime, Jan 29, 2013 IP
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    iMarcus Active Member

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    Hi, Domain was purchased new on 22 Apr 2012
    Started building site not long after.
     
    iMarcus, Jan 30, 2013 IP
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    Ok I got the ball rolling at $35. How soon after the sale do you need to get it off your server? In the process of sorting ours.
     
    slim, Jan 31, 2013 IP
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    iMarcus Active Member

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    Thanks for your bid :)
    There's no rush to get it off the server, but I will send the db / files shortly after the winning bidder pays.
    domain will be pushed to name.com a/c

    Mark.
     
    iMarcus, Jan 31, 2013 IP
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    iMarcus Active Member

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    iMarcus, Feb 5, 2013 IP