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For sale: Fastpaths Web Directory

Discussion in 'Sites' started by davedx, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. #1
    Due to less free time than I had when I began this project and the continuing high volume of submissions, I have decided to auction Fastpaths Web Directory to the highest bidder. This auction begins today (6th July 05) and will end midnight GMT friday. Starting bid US$40, payment by Paypal please. Deal is for the website code, database, and domain name, but not hosting.

    The directory has a clean Yahoo-esque layout that's both surfer and SEO friendly. The backend hasn't been developed very far, but is more than adequate for basic submission review - a screenshot can be found here: it allows editing of each part of the submission, a link to each submission in a new browser window and options to accept, reject or ban the site.

    It is a new website and was made just before the last update, so caught a lucky PR of 0. It's well linked for submissions, receiving around 20 per day. There are currently 1016 websites listed in the directory, and (as I write) the submission queue has just been processed and is empty :)

    Backlinks are minimal as I haven't really promoted it much other than getting listings on seocompany.ca, vilesilencer etc. to get webmaster traffic. This is a relatively new site with decent submission rates and a unique look and feel, there are currently no ads running on it.

    Also in the deal are the keyword supply & demand and tagnorati tools found on the front page under tools.
    SEMrush
    Happy bidding!
     
    davedx, Jul 6, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Tuning

    Tuning Well-Known Member

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    #2
    $40 starting bid!

    Cheers,
    Tuning
     
    Tuning, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  3. davedx

    davedx Peon

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    #3
    Some more info in RE: to a PM--

    The domain is with godaddy. It would be easy to setup advertising on each page, as there's only one php file that's included by all the different directory sections that actually generates the content - so it'd be one change to put it on every page.

    The front page has 2 externally powered feeds, the Alexa search one and the AP one. Both are automatically scheduled as cron jobs.
     
    davedx, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  4. ServerUnion

    ServerUnion Peon

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    #4
    what script are you using for the system?
     
    ServerUnion, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  5. honey

    honey Prominent Member

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    #5
    I will bid $50
     
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  6. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #6
    Home made.
     
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  7. westhaven

    westhaven Well-Known Member

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    #7
    $55 from my side
     
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  8. honey

    honey Prominent Member

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    #8
    $60 comes in from me.
     
    honey, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  9. westhaven

    westhaven Well-Known Member

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    #9
    when is the bidding going to be over ...is there any bin for it so that i can get it
     
    westhaven, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  10. davedx

    davedx Peon

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    #10
    No BIN, just an open auction. :)

    Highest bid is currently $100 by PM.

    Auction ends midnight GMT this friday.

    The script is home made using PHP with a MySQL backend. I forgot to mention there's an admin script to add new categories too that's as simple as it gets to use.

    Thanks

    Edit: Traffic is currently at about 50 uniques/day.
     
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  11. samsam

    samsam Peon

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    #11
    $110 offer from me.
     
    samsam, Jul 6, 2005 IP
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    ServerUnion Peon

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    #12
    where is the traffic coming from? Thank...
     
    ServerUnion, Jul 6, 2005 IP
  13. davedx

    davedx Peon

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    #13
    Most of the traffic comes via referral from the info.vilesilencer.com and seocompany.ca directory lists, and from a few other decent directory sites. According to awstats a lot of the traffic is from direct entry into the browser/favourites, so probably a lot of repeat visits from busy webmasters.
     
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    honey Prominent Member

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    #14
    did I say $115 ? If not, here I say:)
     
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    subseo Guest

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    #15
    Plus repeat visits from submission services and people using Vilesilencer's xls spreadsheet. I have submitted many sites to your directory myself, always via direct entry, as I work from the spreadsheet.

    Good luck with the sale!
     
    subseo, Jul 7, 2005 IP
  16. davedx

    davedx Peon

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    #16
    Highest bid by honey, auction ends in 9 hours! :)
     
    davedx, Jul 8, 2005 IP
  17. onlinedude

    onlinedude Peon

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    #17
    $200 offer from me.
     
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    westhaven Well-Known Member

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    #18
    what is the highest bid now and is there any bin for it?
     
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    samsam Peon

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    #19
    $200 seems the highest bid to me. My bid is $225
     
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    onlinedude Peon

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    #20
    Bid of $300.
     
    onlinedude, Jul 8, 2005 IP