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SURRF.COM - FAST 5-DAY AUCTION - LOW RESERVE PRICE
As I see it, the value in surrf.com is not its actual content today — but what it can become. A pronounceable five-letter dot com with a true meaning is very rare these days. I will outline a few business ideas below. First off, some formalities:
I grabbed this domain name in February 2010 the very second it expired. Dang!
For the record, the page today houses a surfing blog. Mind you though, the blog itself is only 5 weeks old. Anyone with sufficient skills in Wordpress and a feel for good graphic design could come up with something similar in a working day or so. I obviously didn't make any of these videos myself, but the design and the blog posts are 100 % original.
The page is a Wordpress installation with a premium theme called WP-Clearvideo by Solostream. The plugins in use are:
Strong Social signals
At the time of writing, the front page has
108 Facebook likes
15 Google Plusses
519 Stumble Ups
All of these are genuine, and I have never paid a single penny for a backlink or anything remotely connected to black-hat marketing. This domain name is super-safe in terms of Panda and Penguin. On top, there are many organic backlinks to the inner posts and pages. Myself, apart from installing a few plugins, I have done very little on- and off-site SEO.
Traffic comes and goes. I have never paid for traffic. A typical day the page gets 5-20 organic visitors from Google and a couple from StumbleUpon. Pretty decent, I would say, considering that I haven't posted anything new for several weeks. Around 80 % of the traffic is from the US. The traffic stats are verified by Flippa via Google Analytics. See also the attached screenshot.
Revenue - Clickbank - Adsense - And More!
Two or three of the blog posts link to surfing related Clickbank offers. I have actually made one sale -- proof attached. I also had Adsense running for a month, but the traffic volume was too low to generate more than a couple of dollars. Adsense is disabled now, as is good practice when selling here. You can verify that surrf.com is NOT blacklisted by Adsense by using the Google Adsense Sandbox Tool: http://ctrlq.org/sandbox/
With good incoming traffic though, I am confident that surrf.com can become an Adsense monster!
Optional/Complimentatory Business Model
An optional income could be selling shortened URLs. I thought about it, but haven't implemented it yet. Huge market! For instance, everybody who deals with Clickbank knows the importance of link cloaking. Example, which link would you rather click of these two?
#1 (made up): http://8792423468f35u35odmbyefaau.hop.clickbank.net/
#2 (real): http://surrf.com/buy-now/
Easy choice — yes? The latter leads to this sales page. It is very easy to cloak any URL by editing the .htaccess file on the root folder of the homepage.
You could either use surrf.com to cloak your own URLs, or you could set up a business and sell surrf.com/anything/-links -- think about the possibilities! Isn't surrf.com the optimal short URL for generic links?
What you will get
Why I am Selling
I run a small company (non-internet related), which deserves my full attention these days. I am therefore exiting my online endeavors and wishing the winning bidder best of luck!
Final Words to the Buyer
This domain name and site has a huge potential. I hope the buyer takes it to the next level and truly turns it into the money making machine that it is destined to be.
I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS!
Additional Revenue Details
A Clickbank sale, screenshot attached
|Site Established ?||February 2010|
|Built With ?||WordPress|
|Google Analytics Detected ?||Yes|
|Domain Registered ?||5 February 2010|
|Registrar ?||ACTIVE 24 AS|
|Content Unique ?||Yes|
|Design Unique ?||Yes|
|Pages In Google ?||58|
|MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?||132|
|SEOmoz mozRank ?|
|Alexa Rank ?||3,759,640|