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Satellite Forum - 42,000 Members - Good Traffic / Income

Discussion in 'Sites' started by contemptx, May 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    FortecFiles.com is a premium satellite support community, with over 42,000 Members and growing all the time,

    The site is just over 2 years old created in January 2005, with a fantastic background of stability, growth and revenue.

    FortecFiles.com is well known in the satellite community for outstanding uptime during busy periods,

    As you will notice on the site there have been times when we have had over 4,000 users online at a given time,

    The satellite scene is very up and down, when its up you will know about it, last year we had months of earnings reaching $5,000+ I think our record month was December 05 I’m sure it was around $9,000+ and when its down its still ok as quiet months still bring in around $1,500+ but it never stays quiet for long.

    I would give the site an average income of $3,000+ a month given the highs and lows.


    Revenue:

    Screenshot proof for paypal & worldpay will only be provided upon receiving a valid offer. (As it takes time to take the screenshots)

    There are many other ways to make money from this site but to be honest we have just left it ticking over, I have not touched a thing on the site for quite some time

    There is a full teams of admins & mods that I’m sure will stay on as this is there hobby and in return I let them advertise sales of there receivers.

    Other ways to make money from this site would be to build links with drop shippers for FTA Receivers the current advertisers do very well.

    Sell private advertising I just never had the time but I have had requests from companies that wanted to advertise.
    SEMrush
    You can also place satellite affiliates on the site for example Dish Network pay around $140 per lead for there service and 80% of the users on the site get the FTA Receivers to watch Dish Network.


    PayPal

    April: $925
    March: $480
    February: $2460
    January: $2270
    December: $1810

    WorldPay

    April: $310
    March: $235
    February: $390
    January: $125
    December: $205

    Google Adsense

    Proof: http://www.thoughtfulmedia.com/fortec/index.html

    With the recent upgrade to vbulletin we have also just optimised the Google placement so this is set to rise to around double what it was previously making ($600 - $800 approx)

    April: $260
    March: $265
    February: $430
    January: $320
    December: $325


    Total:

    April: $1495
    March: $977
    February: $3280
    January: $2715
    December: $2340


    Traffic:

    All Traffic is direct type in or from Google the website ranks well in related keywords.

    This site has NEVER been advertised it was setup and filled with files and information and it grew by word of mouth.

    The site grows by around 1,500+ users per month (20,000 approx users per year)

    Proof:

    I have attached the main traffic screenshots from as far back as I have on this server which is about 1 year; I have also included April’s unique visitors and reefers shot.

    Attachment: http://www.fortecfiles.com/sale/fortec.zip


    Other Information:

    I’m currently working on the site I have recently upgraded the site from 3.0.x to 3.6.x
    Some of the users don’t like the current theme that’s being used but the older theme is currently being updated to work with vbulletin 3.6.x

    We have recently had some SEO work done on the site that has started to increase traffic

    Also vBSEO will also be installed before sale is completed.


    Bidding Information:

    The website is currently a partnership we have both agreed on sale.
    Up for auction is either 50% or 100% although we would prefer to sell 100% so those looking for 50% will be contacted last.


    50%
    Starting Bid: $15,000
    BIN: $20,000

    100%
    Starting Bid: $30,000
    BIN: $40,000


    Payment Information:

    Escrow
    Bank Transfer


    Contact Information:

    PM
    Reply
    Email / MSN:
     
    contemptx, May 9, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. contemptx

    contemptx Peon

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    #2
    registrations screenshot which shows the entire regs per month for 2 years added to attachment
     
    contemptx, May 9, 2007 IP
  3. I. Brian

    I. Brian Business consultant

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    #3
    There appears to be a huge number of posts not showing in public - I presume there are some huge private boards?
     
    I. Brian, May 9, 2007 IP
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    contemptx Peon

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    #4
    99% of the site is ViP Members area only.
     
    contemptx, May 9, 2007 IP
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    techboss Active Member

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    #5
    Is hosting included? and is it offshore hosted?
     
    techboss, May 9, 2007 IP
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    ThatForumPlace Peon

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    #6
    Why are you selling this?
     
    ThatForumPlace, May 9, 2007 IP
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    James12513 Well-Known Member

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    #7
    The site doesn't seem to be loading for me?
     
    James12513, May 9, 2007 IP
  8. contemptx

    contemptx Peon

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    #8
    techboss - the site can stay hosted on my server or moved to another host.

    ThatForumPlace - Im not in a rush to sell I would rather keep it and sit and make money for nothing but interested into what interest there is in the site.

    James12513 - Works fine here.
     
    contemptx, May 9, 2007 IP
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    jiosis Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Isn't there any legal issues about FTA files ?
     
    jiosis, May 9, 2007 IP
  10. contemptx

    contemptx Peon

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    #10
    I have never had any neither have i heard of any site having legal issues,

    as I believe the legal issue arise's on the end user using active keys,

    we distrbute upgraded firmware.
     
    contemptx, May 10, 2007 IP
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    kenigmatic Banned

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    #11
    How many uniques a day is it receiving?
     
    kenigmatic, May 12, 2007 IP
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    SupaSharp Well-Known Member

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    #12
    FTA is not illegal !
     
    SupaSharp, May 23, 2007 IP
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    PHIL BADER Guest

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    #13
    How come you use Google Adsense and Google considers Sat TV Boards that host ways, files and instructions that lead to Free Hacking channels (Active keys, firmwares) are illegal and ban you for that.
     
    PHIL BADER, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    I. Brian Business consultant

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    #14
    FTA isn't illegal, but you can run into real problems with illegal firmware and channel hacks & keys.

    Site seems to have changed and shrunk dramatically since listed for sale, though. Does this mean it's been sold, or is it being readied for resale at a new price?
     
    I. Brian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    PHIL BADER Guest

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    #15
    FTA means Free to Air, which I think it means channels that are accessed by free. The keys in those forums are used to open encrypted channels by free. aint that illegal ?
     
    PHIL BADER, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Rexx Active Member

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    #16
    its a very gray area. Having keys an modified firmware versions on your board will get you into some deep sheet. You will make good money untill dave decides he doesnt want you to any more and hopfully hes in a good mood that day.
     
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  17. Caveman

    Caveman Peon

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    #17
    Wow, I haven't heard that name since the the old F and H card days! Good memories.

    Bid Withdrawn
     
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  18. Rexx

    Rexx Active Member

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    #18
    ment to say charlie but im a litte slow today for some reason.. lol
     
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    PHIL BADER Guest

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    #19
    If it is purely illegal, why the sh**t google let them put ads ad ban some unfair right !
     
    PHIL BADER, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    #20
    I didn't realize this thread was from back in May :(

    I guess I'll withdraw my bid.
     
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