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One of the biggest websites on the web. Unbuyable Link Profile. Since 2000.

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17 years
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Seller's Notes

One of the largest websites in the world with a link profile that is unreplicable. You simply couldn't buy this link profile.  I suspect that when sold this will be the biggest sale in Flippa history.

[When applying for access/signing NDA please tell me about yourself to verify ability to purchase seriously. Reserve is 999,999.  Thanks for your understanding. Revenue: I'm not claiming any as obviously this listing isn't about the worth of that. However; it is substantial & there are ads that have run for years and years and years.  There is NO text link selling.]

It is an insanely well trusted site in google's eyes having been around since before even Google was popular.

I'm selling for health reasons. Nothing terminal gladly.

In its lifetime, SEO, aside from prodigious links back, has been pathetic at best.

Some stats:One owner since 2000.  Claimed Site Age doesn't include when it used to be under another domain name.

Alexa Worldwide rank: about 8.5k ATM. US around 14k.

23% of traffic is from the US. 10% Europe, 10% UK, 10% Canada.  All Organic.

Google Analytics are attached.  Approx 1.5M unique visitors a month.  Pageviews are about 11M/month currently.

Site was once a part of O'Reilly Network.

Google's sitemaps tool indicates indexing of 40 Million pages.

Search keywords are insanely long tail & so not dependent on any one search term.

Site consists of programming knowledge archived from programming mailing lists & has run as in its current form for more than 5 years.  Other sites have tried to replicate our success without gain.

Servers: 5.. costing approx 2k/mo incl bandwidth.

Personnel: just me & a programmer who spends most of his time on other projects.

Time: 1hr day, unless working to upgrade something.

Tech: linux (ubuntu), some perl, php/mysql

Confidentiality: all will remain completely private as per your wishes. Otherwise should you wish.  Happy to help.

Terms: Payment will be all upfront, after your due diligence of course.  

Help: happy to assist after sale within reason, of course.  Love to see you succeed with it!

Link profile, google webmaster reporting, reads like a who's who of bedrock internet sites & brands. Absolutely unrepeatable & un-buyable:


Site :: Links Back :: PR



wikipedia.org 245  PR9

google.com 301 PR10

ubuntu.com 150  PR9

mozilla.org 88 PR9

apache.org 50  PR9

opera.com 56  PR9

redhat.com  130  PR8

gnu.org 110  PR8 

debian.org 100 PR8 

huffingtonpost.com 16 PR8

java.net 89 PR7

stackoverflow.com 330 PR7

Unbuyable Brands:

hp.com 9 PR9

apple.com 50 PR9

ibm.com 13 PR8

oreilly.com 9 PR8

microsoft.com 54 PR8


Unbuyable & .edu:

caltech.edu 12 PR9

mit.edu 15 PR9

harvard.edu 17 PR 8

stanford.edu 16 PR8

indiana.edu 10 PR8

sfsu.edu 87 PR7

Highlights List (general w dupes)

lxer.com 81k PR6 

amazonaws.com 29k PR7

kde.org 19.5k PR7

xmarks.com 950  PR6

mail-archive.com 920

gmane.org 920

swik.net 780

osnews.com 560

markmail.org 520

stackoverflow.com 330 PR7

google.com 301

wikipedia.org 245 PR9

yahoo.com 205

chicagotribune.com 170

ubuntuforums.org 164

ubuntu.com 150  PR9

redhat.com  130 PR8

linuxtoday.com 130

mozillazine.org 126

centos.org 115

github.com 110 PR7

gnu.org 110 PR8

debian.org  100 PR8 

java.net 89 PR7 

mozilla.org 88 PR9

sfsu.edu 87 PR7

oreillynet.com 85 PR7

fedoraproject.org 57

opera.com 56 PR9

microsoft.com 54 PR8

apache.org 50  PR9

apple.com 50  PR9

python.org 45

osgeo.org 36

freebsd.org 32

answers.com 30

gnome.org 29

macports.org 26

wikio.com 23

eclipse.org 20

harvard.edu 17

huffingtonpost.com 16


16harvard.edu 15 PR8

mit.edu 15 PR9

zdnet.com 15


sap.com 13

ibm.com 13 PR8

quote.com 13

caltech.edu 12 PR9

compiz.org 11

metafilter.com 10 

albion.edu 10

indiana.edu 10 PR8

jquery.com 10 PR8

msdn.com 9

asp.net 9

hp.com 9 PR9

oreilly.com 9 

These sites are the bedrock of the internet.


Happy bidding!

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Site Info

Site Established ? January 2000
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Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
Alexa Rank ? 8,975

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 22 March 2002
Registrar ? REGISTER.COM
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Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
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