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Six Amazon Sites - One Auction!

Discussion in 'Sites' started by GTech, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    I'm packaging together a group of six Amazon sites for sale. These are some of my lower performing sites that do earn money collectively. Given that I built them, added some links, then left them alone, it's no wonder. I suspect if someone wanted to promote them, tinker with the adsense layouts, they could probably do better, but I haven't had time, nor will I.

    The sites are hands free. Put them up, work on your links, and let them generate money.

    Here are the sites:

    Manly Power Tools - PR5, PR4 cats
    This site has made a lot of money for me over the past year or so. It was one of my first Amazon sites. It's an aged site and I feel with good promotion and some high pr links, it can do much better.

    Manly Power Tools Traffic

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    Bed & Bath Shop - PR3
    Just recently paid for 100 directory submissions.

    Bed & Bath Shop Traffic

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    Modern Music World - PR4
    Keep it as is, or put up another music site.

    Modern Music World Traffic

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    Modern Car Parts - PR3

    Modern Car Parts Traffic

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    Camping & Hiking Gear - PR3

    Camping & Hiking Gear Traffic

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    Modern Cameras - PR4

    Modern Cameras Traffic

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    SEMrush
    Adsense earnings, for all six sites combined, since January 1, 2006:

    Adsense

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    Amazon Earnings. I have no way of separating out the sites to show Amazon earnings. My last quarter amazon earnings were $430.71. I do have a few other amazon sites that contributed to those earnings as well, but I can't say for sure what is what.

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    Overall, it's a nice little network of sites that do have some earnings and are hands-free in operation. Tweak the adsense, or add YPN or some other affiliate to it to suit.

    The sale includes installation on your server. You should have cpanel, mod-rewrite, php, mysql 4.1 or higher, approximately 2 gig per site for bandwidth and 150 megabytes per site for file storage. You should also have cron capability, so I can install a script that will automatically clear the cached pages. There is no rush on server transfer. If you have server space, great, if not, I will include three months of hosting free on my server and transfer the sites to your server anytime you are ready. I also include one hour of consulting time (after installation) in case you have any questions or need help making any changes.

    Keep one or two sites and sell the rest, or keep them all. This is an all-for-one auction for all six sites.

    Starting bid is $200

    I will set a BIN and auction closing date (this week).

    Sites are sold as-is. There is no guarantee of future page rank, future traffic, future sales. Any questions, please let me know and I will try to answer them.

    One last bonus: I will provide featured listings to the sites on my Dirmoz directory. Once sale is complete, I will let you choose the category, title, text, etc and provide a free featured listing for each.

    Good luck bidding!

    GTech
     
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  2. samsam

    samsam Peon

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    I will do the starting bid of $200
     
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    #3
    nice set of sites, too bad they are a package
     
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  4. MoronZombie

    MoronZombie Guest

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    #4
    How can i know the present status of AdSense Earnings?
     
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  5. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I will bid $400.

    GTech - about how much per month would it be if you were to continue hosting all sites?
     
    Phynder, Jun 5, 2006 IP
  6. GTech

    GTech Rob Jones for President!

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    #6
    Thanks for getting the auction started Sam.

    MZ, I can take screen captures of my Adsense panel, just let me know what you want to see.

    Phynder, thank you for your bid. To continue hosting wouldn't be a lot. I have a VPS, so I could create a reseller package for you based on market value (15, 20 a month? I really don't know the market value on hosting.). I'm not really in the web hosting business, except for my web design clients, but I have plenty of space. I'd have to look at what packages cost these days, but I can't imagine it being a lot. I can also do all the transferring to a host if you have one in mind. I'll make sure everything is setup for the buyer and spend some time on the phone to bring them up to speed.
     
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  7. Anthony11

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    Check ur pms. Thanks
     
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  8. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    That sounds fine - I like having a good spread of domains across many hosts, so unless it is a problem - would love to host where it is now. Thanks!
     
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  9. Anthony11

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    #9
    So what is average revenue per month?

    And do you have to update new tools etc. by yourself or do new products from amazon show up by themselves?
     
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    jklein Active Member

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    Please let me know when you set the BIN
     
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    #11
    Nice sites!
    $450 here.

    can you tell me how are the products updated?
    and how easy it is to add categories.
    Thanks
     
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  12. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    GTech - Do you have a web page that describes your web design offerings?
     
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  13. GTech

    GTech Rob Jones for President!

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    #13
    jklien, will do. I received your PM and will set out to get more detailed info. It will take a while to screen capture all six sites. I wish I knew of a program to screen capture a full browser window, that would make it much easier!

    kool - the products are pulled in from Amazon and cached. I have a script that will clear that cache once per day. I do this, because search engines can hit a site and go on and on and on and the cache folder will fill up. The products are always up to date, since they are pulled in from Amazon and deleted from the cache once per day.

    The categories are pulled in automatically as well. You could add new top level categories, then the script will query amazon for all the subcategories for that category. It's really pretty neat, because it does all the work!

    Phynder, yes, but I don't advertise it here. I mostly do small business web design. I will send you a PM.

    Thanks everyone for your bids.
     
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  14. Cashable

    Cashable Well-Known Member

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    $500 - nice sites, well done.

    You know amazon offers tracking codes, they will asign them to you for free. Makes it easy to track each site.
     
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    #15
    When does auction end?

    check ur pms.
     
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    andy_boyd Active Member

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    I'm in at $550
     
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    Cashable Well-Known Member

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    $600 - I would love to know a BIN and end date as well.
     
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    GTech Rob Jones for President!

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    #18
    I had a PM asking for more detailed traffic info. After searching around, I found this nifty extension for FireFox:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1146/

    It allows you to screen capture an entire browser window, even if it scrolls. I've updated the first post with the new image files. They show everything from the cpanel for May 2006 for each site. Of worthy mention, is the number of bot hits from msn and google on some. Of not so worthy mention, a few sites are hit by pesky casino blog spammers, so you can see them in the referrals :) Pests!

    Hopefully this will give everyone better insight to where hits are coming from, what search engines are hitting the sites, etc.

    Everyone is asking for BIN and auction end date. Since it's been up for several hours to allow me to gage where things are going, I will set them now.

    BIN: $1,300 (for all six sites)

    Auction end date: Tuesday, May 6, 2006 at 6:00 PM central time (Texas). First to post "sold for BIN" will close the auction immediately.
     
    GTech, Jun 5, 2006 IP
  19. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    Sold for BIN
     
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  20. Cashable

    Cashable Well-Known Member

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    I will take it at BIN if this falls through.
     
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