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Directory Site with PR9 back link

Discussion in 'Sites' started by Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. #1
    Request: As explained below, I would not like to openly list the URL of the site I am selling. If you know the site I am talking about, kindly refrain from listing it in this thread. Thanks.

    Hi,
    A couple of months ago, I was keen on setting up a "directory" of my own. I was not too excited to set up "yet another directory," and at the same time, I was not too kicked about setting up a niche directory. So, I "innovated" and set up a keyphrase directory of sorts. Here, each page would target a particular keyphrase. I set up a site with 320+ pages each targetting a specific high-cpc variable-popularity keyphrase. On each page, I listed the best 5 results I could find for that keyphrase (this was done by choosing manually from the first 20 results on Google for that keyphrase). That was the only way to get into my directory, not submissions, suggestions etc. I worked extensively on link building and got a PR4 on the first PR update and that remains unchanged after several PR updates. Currently the reported BLs are:
    Links reported by Google: 143
    Links reported by Yahoo: 3470


    One of the notable backlinks is from a PR4 Content Page on a PR7 Subdomain of a popular PR9 Domain. This was obtained organically by writing to the webmaster about my site. The webmaster liked my site and reviewed it. That link showed up in end May 2005 and is still standing. I have no control over that site and cannot make any guarantees. But, it does seem to be a lifetime link, as should be apparent if you visit it.

    Google has all my pages in the index and Yahoo has almost all pages. Currently:
    324 pages indexed in Yahoo
    342 pages (i.e. all pages) indexed in Google


    Sources of Links
    1) Organic: as in the case described above. Hopefully most of these links will stay forever.
    2) Links from my own blogs and sites. As part of this sale, I guarantee that those links will be lifetime links (lifetime defined as the period for which I continue running those sites, guaranteed to be at least 1 year). Based on the prices at which I have actually sold links on DP in the past, these lifetime links are worth approx the BIN for this sale.
    3) Directory Submission: by a popular directory submitter on DP.
    4) Link Exchanges. All these exchanges took place several months ago, and I guess that those links that continue to stand will stay for a long time. I will continue to maintain the exchanged links for lifetime, so that your BLs do not drop from me removing the exchanged links.
    5) Article Submission: I wrote an original article and submitted it to a few top article sites. It has been replicated many times over thereafter.

    Domain on GoDaddy free push, expires May 2006.

    Search Success Other than some initial link building, I did very little SEO, and gained insignificant search rankings, but I still rank in the top 200 odd in Yahoo for a few high value keyphrases (overture bid > $2)

    Reason for Selling I have not been able to work on this site at all. I have too much on my hand currently. So, it is best to cash out.

    Reason for Not Disclosing URL In this post, I have made prominent mentions to the PR9 site link. I would hate for the webmaster there to take cognizance of this and remove that link as a result.

    Shortcomings of the Site:
    • Visually Limited. The entire site is text only and any visual appeal has been created only by using font formatting for headers etc, no graphics.
    • The Language on some pages requires copy editing
    • No Significant Traffic or Income. I do not think you will be able to value this site based on its traffic, but if you are curious, here are the stats from WebAlizer:
      Month Year: Visits / Pages
      Jan (Upto 7th Jan) 2006: 793 / 2077
      Dec 2005: 2808 / 8716
      Nov 2005: 2527 / 7938
      Oct 2005: 2556 / 8102
      Sep 2005: 2363 / 5620

    Price:
    BIN
    $999
    Auction: No
    Will not sell below $350.

    Method of Sale
    If there are any queries, please ask them here, and I will answer them for everyone's benefit. If you wish to bid, please PM. I will show the site and important BLs to one of the people who PMs. Upon seeing the site, that person can make me an offer. A BIN offer would end the process upon receipt of the money. Otherwise I would like an offer between $350 and $999. Your offer will be binding for 7 days after you make it. I will move to the second person and so on. In a period of 1 week, I will sell it to the first BIN bidder or the highest offer I receive above $350.

    If my chosen method of selling this is inconvenient, I apologize, but I am keen to transfer the full value of the site to the buyer, and I find it necessary to keep the site under wraps.
    SEMrush
     
    Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. westhaven

    westhaven Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Hello ajeet nice to see you back in form. Can i have the url pls? :)
     
    westhaven, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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  3. Ajeet

    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I am flooded with PMs. So, if you have not got a response, I will reach you in a moment. So far, 2 people have seen the site. Westhaven, you will get the URL Pm'ed shortly.
     
    Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  4. a389951l

    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    #4
    Can you please PM the url also?
     
    a389951l, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  5. Ajeet

    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Hi a389951l (did you have another Forum name earlier?)
    I hope you are fine with the sale format I had listed. You are in queue, and can expect PM from me shortly.
    Thanks
    Ajeet
     
    Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  6. Nanofied

    Nanofied Guest

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    #6
    Hit me up with a pm too... Sounds real interesting. IF I like it, my comany will buy it for sure...
     
    Nanofied, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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  7. Ajeet

    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Hi Cky47,
    Expect a PM shortly. For the benefit of all, I must reiterate that "the" BL I prominently mentioned is:
    on a PR4 Content Page on a PR7 Subdomain of a popular PR9 Domain. It is not on a PR9 page.
    Thanks
    Ajeet
     
    Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  8. comcrazy

    comcrazy Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Thats a "novel" way of describing a PR4 backlink
     
    comcrazy, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  9. livingearth

    livingearth Well-Known Member

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    #9
    I would "imagine" that a link with that much backing would be more stable but still transfer the same weight. Anyone have any knowledge of this?
     
    livingearth, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  10. aquasparkle

    aquasparkle Peon

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    #10
    Ajeet shared the url with me this morning and I can attest that the backlink in question is of very high quality and really quite impressive. Calling it a PR4 link would simply not be clear and do it the justice it deserves.
     
    aquasparkle, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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    Big Richard Peon

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    #11
    I think this thread is going in totally the wrong direction because of this emphasis on a PR9 website that is linking to you.

    To be honest I think it just shows how gullable some people are.

    Next time I sell one of my sites I may do the same thing:

    - It has back links from a couple of PR8's a PR9 to name but a few........................................












    http://directory.google.com/
    http://www.yahoo.com
    http://www.dmoz.org

    etc etc etc
     
    Big Richard, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  12. czar

    czar Guest

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    #12
    PM me the URL please
     
    czar, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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    vrsane Active Member

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    #13
    please PM me the url... thanks,
     
    vrsane, Jan 8, 2006 IP
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    Bean Active Member

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    #14
    PM me the URL, please :)
     
    Bean, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  15. Ajeet

    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Hi,

    Thanks for the flood of PMs :) I think I have responded to all who posted / PMd. If that is not the case, please let me know. I have modified the sale format a bit. In many cases, I am showing the site to more than one person at a time, to speed up the queue. Other than that, the sale will be in the format listed in the original post.

    Thanks
     
    Ajeet, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  16. Seiya

    Seiya Peon

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    #16
    PM me too please. Ty
     
    Seiya, Jan 8, 2006 IP
  17. Jim_Westergren

    Jim_Westergren Notable Member

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    #17
    Is the site based on a template that would be easy to change?
     
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  18. Ajeet

    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Hi Jim,
    All pages are flat HTML only pages. So, it is not really based on a template.
    Thanks
    Ajeet
     
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    SEO-MAN Peon

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    #19
    Have sent you a pm waiting for a reply.
     
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    #20
    url pm to me pls.
    thanks.
     
    keikor, Jan 8, 2006 IP