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MinecraftSkins.com - Over 1 Million Visits last 30 days - Community Generated

minecraftskins.com

Sold at Public Auction

$76,000

Bidding History: 31 bids
Started:
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 04:53:51 EST
Completed:
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:20:07 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 0
Alexa Rank 119,903

Backlinks

Links in Google 18
MajesticSEO Inbound Links 0

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google 51
Domain Registration Date -
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Description

Minecraftskins.com is the number 1 website for Minecraft Skins.

It is known in the Minecraft community as being the number 1 website to upload/download Minecraft Skins.

It's first on Google, Yahoo and Bing for Minecraft Skins.

It's a community generated website meaning ALL skins are uploaded by users, as well as downloaded by users, We haven't created even 1 skin.

There currently are 35483 Skins on the website, uploaded by 12 245 different people, as well as 121185 Votes. With hundreds more being added daily.

People upload videos on youtube daily as well and link back to Minecraftskins.com.

For those who don't know about Minecraft, it's the largest indie game to hit the internet in a long time..

From Wikipedia: "As of January 12, 2011, Minecraft had over 3,770,000 registered users, and over 1,160,000 purchases."

Please note, the game was in Alpha and just hit Beta stage on December 20th 2010 explaining the hike in revenue on the site as well as worldwide interest into the game.

The Minecraft owner started a video game company with the millions he's made from Minecraft and Minecraft will be growing growing growing..

I'm interested in selling the site simply because I do not have the time to take care of it.

As you can see, the site is only 1 page AJAX, and has only 1 ad.

I had plans to change the site style, making a detailed page for each skin, hence increasing the page views by 5 times (because people simply download the skin right from the homepage currently), thus increasing ad impressions by 5 times, as well as ad revenue. I also started a blog, but as you can see I don't have the time to update it, and even with just a few posts it already ranks very well.

Anyone who has the time to take care of this website can build it into a real portal, bringing in 10-15k a month. I currently have only 1 ad up on the site, and it's a 1 page site and it's on pace to make over $3000 the month of February. Anyone who makes detailed pages for the skins will automatically at least triple the revenue.

I'm also using only AdSense. Anyone else with free time can try advertising some affiliate products, you can also easily make a Minecraft Guide via clickbank and sell it for $7-$10 and sell hundreds a day.

Another request I'm getting from hundreds of visitors is they want an online skin editor, and they say they are willing to pay for it. You can easily add that onto the site and sell monthly access to it for like $3 a month, selling hundreds if not thousands of it.

Over the past 30 days the traffic is:

  • Search Engines 569,530.00 (55.49%)
  • Referring Sites 252,038.00 (24.56%)
  • Direct Traffic 204,789.00 (19.95%)

MinecraftSkins.com is also listed on the Minecraft Wikipedia page, which is a very powerful link.

I can TEAMVIEWER to confirm everything I say.









Additional Revenue Details

Only 1 Adsense Ad

Generating $1900 December 2010

                 $2100 January 2011

On pace to generate $3000+ for February 2011

I can teamviewer for all this.

Additional Traffic Details

Over the past 30 days the traffic is:

  • Search Engines 569,530.00 (55.49%)
  • Referring Sites 252,038.00 (24.56%)
  • Direct Traffic 204,789.00 (19.95%)

I can teamviewer for all this.

Comments

  1. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Spliff ( | $63.6K )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Feb 2011 05:55:53 EST

    Hi, Can you please PM me your reserve? Thanks

  2. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Feb 2011 05:57:31 EST

    The minimum offer is the reserve. Thank you.

  3. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Airkat ( | $52.7K )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Feb 2011 03:52:51 EST

    Please PM actual reserve. 5 bids have been made, and it still states the reserve has not been met.

  4. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Feb 2011 04:08:11 EST

    I will not be disclosing the reserve.
    Thanks

  5. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Airkat ( | $52.7K )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:38:42 EST

    Okie dok, I'll check back in 27 days

  6. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:52:39 EST

    Cool! goodluck!

  7. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    darkraven ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:10:51 EST

    How much time is spent on the site daily and what does it consist of? approving skins etc?

    are you paying for any traffic.

  8. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 19 Feb 2011 02:46:54 EST

    I don't spend ANY time daily on the site, which is why I want to sell it, I know with some time spent like even 1 hour a day the site could do much better, but I currently don't have that free hour a day. Skins are automatically approved, you could delete some that are deemed inappropriate, which I don't do.
    I've never purchased traffic for MinecraftSkins.com, you can see in the Google analytics it's all organic....Search engines, direct and people who link to the site.

  9. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    darkraven ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:01:14 EST

    Can you post earnings screenshots?

  10. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    otensilnoel ( suspended )
    Date:
    Fri, 25 Feb 2011 20:13:21 EST

    Very interested. Is the site custom made of using a script?

  11. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 26 Feb 2011 06:06:23 EST

    Hello,
    The site is custom made, helped me reduce the server load and be able to host over a million monthly unique visits for $45 a month.
    Thanks

  12. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    WeBrokr.com ( | $47.5K )
    Date:
    Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:47:07 EST

    Can you post updated stats please

  13. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:00:16 EST

    I've added updated stats, just waiting for Flippa to verify them.
    Thank you

  14. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    Cezron ( new )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:05:49 EST

    is it just me or is the website down?

  15. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    llank ( | $5.28K )
    Date:
    Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:23:30 EST

    What happened to all the data and site scripts? It's all broken now.

  16. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    buybiz ( | $98.1K )
    Date:
    Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:31:38 EST

    The site has been down for 2 days now.

  17. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    spmedia ( new )
    Date:
    Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:02:13 EST

    site is still down and its been deleted from SERPs for "Minecraft Skins" ...

  18. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:20:56 EST

    Obviously I KNOW the site is down, there's been a problem at the server farm and it messed up my stuff.
    Working on getting it back up today, SERP's will come back np, Iv seen it happen before on other big sites.

  19. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Spliff ( | $63.6K )
    Date:
    Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:27:26 EST

    Can you let us know what happened with the outage? It seems like you've lost almost all the previously uploaded skins. Also, the URL still isn't indexed in Google....

  20. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:43:46 EST

    The site was either corrupted or attacked and it took time to get the server back up and running.
    Everything is back to normal, unfortunately the DB was corrupted, we are trying to repair it. But I am not worried as thousands of uploads are made a day and it will be back where it is in no time.
    As for the URL not appearing in Google its normal because it gave a 404 not found for a couple days.
    It'll be back first on Google in no time, iv seen this happen before on other sites.

    With incoming links from the Minecraft Wiki and Wikipedia, im not worried at all about Google.

  21. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    spmedia ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:28:01 EST

    Can you please link us to where you are linked on Wikipedia and Mincraft Wiki websites? There is nothing on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minecraft and a few other places I looked.
    Also screenshot of earnings would be nice as well.
    I'd say losing a 35,000+ database of content is pretty detrimental to a site. You may bounce back but not 1st I dont believe...
    Thanks

  22. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:46:00 EST

    I'm tired of sending screenshots and answering questions.
    Whoever is serious can PM me.
    As for the link on Wikipedia, I guess it was removed, I can't find it either, but I can contact the editor of the page and have them put it back.
    The link is still on the Minecraft Wiki homepage.
    And I will bounce back to being first, I can guarantee that.

  23. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    Cezron ( new )
    Date:
    Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:18:12 EST

    Cool, nice to see the site is running again, i'm sure it won't have any problems bouncing back. Good luck on repairing the database.

  24. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    ian_dru ( | $32K )
    Date:
    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 05:16:31 EST

    It would be less tiring to send screen shots if you just upload them to the aution so we can all see. Would save you and us interested buyers loads of time. As you expect a serious buyer, we expect a serious seller. Many thanks.

  25. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 06:14:30 EST

    You can see AdSense earnings in the Analytics screenshots.

  26. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Spliff ( | $63.6K )
    Date:
    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:08:12 EST

    Before the attack, what was the size of your database and the bandwidth usage?

  27. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from Liberty3 ( new )
    Date:
    Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:47:45 EST
  28. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from Liberty3 ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:16:39 EST
  29. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:54:57 EST

    User Liberty3 is posting inappropriate comments nor does he have the interest or budget to purchase the site therefor I am deleting his useless comments.
    More comments from Liberty3 will result in me reporting them.

  30. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:55:26 EST

    Spliff, the database had 32000 skins, we are working on recovering them.

  31. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:58:17 EST

    To all concerned potential buyers, the site isn't even running 100% properly yet but it's already back 1rst on Google.

  32. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    Spliff ( | $63.6K )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:09:02 EST

    My question regarding the DB and bandwidth is to help determine server requirements. Do you have these numbers?

  33. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:12:41 EST

    I don't currently, I thought you asked how many skins there were before it got corrupted.
    Anyhow, I host the site on a server for $45 a month, we put on lighttpd on it, the site runs perfectly even at peak times.
    btw, the site should all be fixed within a few hours...

  34. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:18:52 EST

    All site functionality restored, you can now download skins, and use the preview tool, currently working on restoring the DB.

  35. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:24:34 EST

    The site is back up 100%. Database has been restored, there are now 47 000 skins on The Skindex!

  36. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    jooksed ( new )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:56:36 EST

    Over the course of the listing, Alexa was at 119k when I listed it, it is now at 85k.
    Also, when I listed the site, it had 1 million visits over the last 30 days, it now has 1.3 million visits over the last 30 days. The site is constantly growing.
    Compete.com rank was 26k at time of listing, it is now 13k.
    At time of listing the site had 35k skins, it now has 48k skins. It also had 121k votes, it now has 163k votes.
    This is all despite the site being down for the past week due to an attack...
    MinecraftSkins.com is unstoppable!

  37. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from fortecfiles ( | $153K )
    Date:
    Wed, 16 Mar 2011 08:24:13 EST

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