How to Set UpTime Monitoring for Your Website in 2 min

Posted in Hosting on June 24th, 2014 by Michael – 1 Comment

Website-MonitoringManaging over 100 sites can be quite complicated, so I tend to only check up on the bigger ones. As most of my sites don’t require much maintenance some go for months or even years without updates. This used to create problems in the past when I’d have some errors on sites or if they went offline and stayed like that for days and even months until noticed and fixed, which naturally caused significant financial losses.

So I finally got around to it, did some research read more »

How to Spot a Potential Scam on Flippa

Posted in Flippa, Scams on June 18th, 2014 by Michael – 7 Comments
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Unfortunately they are not as rare on flippa as you might think. I stumbled upon this auction recently and right away some things seemed very strange about it right away.

Upon further investigation you can easily discover that:

The domain was registered only a month ago, yet the site already makes thousands of dollars per month in amazon
All social accounts have fake followers: read more »

$989 Adsense Monthly Revenue Website

Posted in Adsense, Flippa, For sale on June 17th, 2014 by Michael – 4 Comments

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I’m currently running a flippa auction for these two websites in one listing  galaxynote4me.com and galaxy4note.com. They make about $1k per month combined recently, however require quite a bit of maintenance and promotion to sustain and increase the traffic as it’s a very competitive and time sensitive niche. The auction ends in less than 2 days at the time of posting this.

This is basically an excellent opportunity if you know a little about seo, want to learn more, and have some spare time to devote to it, or extra funds to hire someone to manage them (not very expensive actually). These are not the kind of sites to buy if you’re looking for totally passive income, however they can grow quite a bit if used and promoted well.

Currently the bidding is only at $819. So go over to the auction to check it out and place a bid!

WarriorForum.com Sold to Freelancer.com for $3.2M

Posted in Forums on June 15th, 2014 by Michael – 1 Comment
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So WarriorForum.com Sold to  Freelancer.com for $3.2M. read more »

Trolls taking over Flippa

Posted in Flippa on June 12th, 2014 by Michael – 5 Comments

One of the worst parts of selling websites on flippa is constantly having to deal with trolls. There is a large and growing number of flippa members who never buy any websites, but like to spread false rumors and attack sellers for outragous accusations and claims. I encounter this in almost every auction I run, unfortunately.

Here are some recent examples from my latest auction, before Flippa support removes them – unfortunately it’s very slow, can take a day or two for flippa support to reply to a ticket.

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A site I was Bidding on last night

Posted in Buying Sites, Flippa on June 12th, 2014 by Michael – 2 Comments

flippaThis is a summary of my usual site buying process on a concrete example of a site I was bidding on last night.

During one of my regular checkups on flippa, a couple weeks ago I picked up on a site that seemed quite interesting at first glance. That site was read more »

Latest Google Updates or on Pandas and Penguins

Posted in SEO on June 4th, 2014 by Michael – Be the first to comment

pandaThe very latest series of major Google algo update Panda 4.0 rolled out a few weeks ago and they are following the same strict line as before on devaluing and penalizing low quality links and popular methods of link building and serp manipulations.

Specifically as guest posts became the most popular and an inexpensive method in increasing link popularity and improving search positions for a site, Google is now catching up and dealing with it. Earlier this year a major guest posting network MyGuestPost got penalized and even though guest post sellers are trying to spin it in a different light – the reality is that read more »

How to Get a FREE Upgrade for your Flippa Auction

Posted in Flippa on June 3rd, 2014 by Michael – Be the first to comment

flippaFlippa upgrades are fairly expensive, but are usually quite useful to help your site stand out. To put it plainly – more exposure means better price and a higher chance of getting a sale.

Recently flippa have been sending out many free upgrades to encourage people to start more auctions. The way to get them is usually by read more »

Selling Some Sites on Flippa

Posted in Adsense, Flippa, For sale on May 26th, 2014 by Michael – 2 Comments

flippa1As some of my readers probably noticed I’ve been selling some of my sites on flippa recently with the aim of reducing my sites portfolio and raising some capital for new projects.

Earlier this year I sold w8themes.com for $7k, this was a site that was actually acquired for $1250 last year on flippa. After adding more content and improving ad placements the site took off from just about $50 up to $600 in 6 months. It’s a good example of a site “flip”.

Next I sold tabledecorationideas.org for $10k – it was a site I acquired about a year ago in a package deal with several other similar sites. It was a serious risk, but it paid off as this site made over $14k in adsense revenue alone.
I also sold some small sites, which didn’t go very well. GlamyHair.com with over $100/month in revenue only ended up for $480 and TrollMania.org fetched just $135 – but that’s the risk of doing no reserve auctions! read more »

“I 100% guarantee it!”

Posted in Buying Sites, Flippa, Tips on May 20th, 2014 by Michael – 2 Comments

guaranteeI’ve heard this phrase a lot when buying sites or ordering services and find it quite funny.
Recently came across this several times when reviewing sites for purchase. One site had some suspicious traffic sources, and when asked for explanations the seller claimed that this was “from his friend” and he “100% guarantees” it will maintain and even grow..
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