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PR 3 Pet / Bird / Cockatiel Website For Sale

cockatielcare.co.uk

Sold at Public Auction

$480

Bidding History: 13 bids
Started:
Wed, 25 May 2011 02:32:26 EST
Completed:
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 02:36:22 EST

Website Statistics and Collected Data

External Ranks

Google PageRank 3
Alexa Rank 5,835,513

Backlinks

Links in Google 9
MajesticSEO Inbound Links 4,076

Other Stats

SEMRush Keywords in Google 15
Domain Registration Date 21 May, 2007
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Description

I bought this site back in December - when I got it I made some improvements and got it from £20 earnings per month in AdSense to £30 earnings per month.  Then in February I got hit by a Google update and I lost my US rankings (it's a UK specific website).

It's still earning around £9-10 per month.

This sale includes the domain name, the content and the hosting (it's separate to mine and I won't need it - plus it saves us having to do any transfers).

The site is also a PR 3, so I imagine that has some worth to it.

I'm not accepting escrow because I'm in the UK, I did that with my last listing and I ended up getting £200 out of $500 after all the stupid fees!

Additional Revenue Details

All revenue has been made through AdSense, the breakdown is as follows:

 

December 2010 (20th onwards): £4.55 (7.36 USD)

January 2011: £30.45 (49.27 USD)

February 2011: £10.87 (17.55 USD)

March 2011: £10.32 (16.66 USD)

April 2011: £9.29 (15.00 USD)

May 2011 (up to 24th): £7.37 (11.90 USD)

Additional Traffic Details

Visits are as follows:

Dec 2010 (20th onward): 1,518

Jan 2011: 5,321

Feb 2011: 2,014

Mar 2011: 1,319

Apr 2011: 1,418

May 2011 (up to 24th): 1,264

 

Comments

  1. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Tue, 31 May 2011 00:58:25 EST
  2. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:06:51 EST

    May 2011 earnings were £10.43
    Traffic was 1,641 visits for May 2011

  3. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Thu, 02 Jun 2011 05:06:40 EST
  4. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:34:39 EST

    The reason I am selling is I want to raise cash for a new project. The site is earning £10 quite steadily and in the right hands could probably earn more.

  5. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Fri, 03 Jun 2011 19:54:16 EST
  6. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:23:16 EST

    Just an update, back in December / January, this site was doing £30 / $50 per month. It lost it's US rankings and I think I *may* have figured out why. I added it to Google Webmasters Tools and verified it, the previous owner never verified it. It could be that this automatically targeted it to the UK, losing my US rankings. The traffic used to be triple what it was. If you do buy this site I would recommend delete the Google Webmasters Tools verification and you may see traffic/earnings triple. Reserve is $480 - if I don't sell I won't be negotiating, as I'll be doing this. Cheers.

  7. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Sat, 11 Jun 2011 02:16:07 EST

    Just uploaded another report, this one is non-paid search traffic for the whole of the period I had the website. The drop in traffic I think is maybe caused by me adding the website to webmasters tools, it automatically geo targets to the UK. I deleted the Webmasters Tools listing the other day and US organic traffic is starting to increase - the traffic has practically doubled (attaching that too).

  8. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:54:07 EST

    I'll be paying for the Nominet domain name transfer fee - in case there was any uncertainty over that.

  9. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:29:34 EST

    If anyone wants to read more about this history of this website and what it's future earning potential is likely to be, please see this blog post: http://www.davidnaylor.co.uk/adding-your-site-to-webmaster-tools-may-reduce-your-rankings.html

  10. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:10:09 EST
  11. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:35:56 EST
  12. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Fri, 17 Jun 2011 18:35:12 EST

    Just uploaded another traffic report - traffic has increased around 46% since May.

  13. Posted by:
    The seller deleted a comment from davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:47:44 EST
  14. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:12:28 EST

    Last seven days is now averaging at £1.07 per day or $1.73 per day - in an average month this would work out around $52 per month. At that rate the site could pay for itself within 12 months if you bought it for $600 by year 2 you would have doubled your money and year three tripled. See attached.

  15. Noavatar
    Posted by:
    kimcooney ( new )
    Date:
    Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:57:23 EST

    There is duplicate content on http://www.michaelcatshop.com/article/cockatiel/breeding/index.html

  16. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Tue, 21 Jun 2011 06:52:13 EST

    Hi Kim,
    As I said, I bought this website in December and I've had good traffic and have been earning money from it - plus if you search for the text on that site Cockatielcare.co.uk comes up top, because its the original.
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHMR_enGB338GB338&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=%22Cockatiels+are+some+of+the+easiest+birds+to+get+to+breed+if+you+do+it+right%22
    So although the content may be duplicated it is because people have copied cockatielcare.co.uk - and Google knows its the original source, otherwise it wouldn't have any rankings or traffic.
    Thanks though, I wasn't aware the site had had some text copied, mainly because I haven't really had any problems with it.
    As you can see from all my attachments and comments - I'm not trying to rip anyone off here, I just need the money for something else with my more successful website. Cockatielcare.co.uk has earned money for the past 5 years (I think) for one of my colleagues and I believe it will continue to earn money for the next 5 years as well.
    Cheers,
    David

  17. Px48x48
    Posted by:
    davidwhitehouse ( | $1.1K )
    Date:
    Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:36:29 EST

    Uploaded another earnings statement for cockatielcare, as requested by the current winning bidder :)

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