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BestTravelWebsites is not just a website, it's an established travel business!
The auction includes:
Premium Domain Names:
Professionally designed and fully functional established website
All the content:
- 1422 Total directory listings
- 805 Unique, quality travel articles
- 6500 Registered users
Social network accounts:
Strong and Quality Website Backlinks Profile (NOT Penalized by Google )
BestTravelWebsites.com Backlinks (majesticseo.com): 107,817
BestTravelWebsite.com Backlinks (majesticseo.com): 187,652
Domain Authority BestTravelWebsites.com (opensiteexplorer.org):52
Page Authority BestTravelWebsites.com (opensiteexplorer.org): 60
Domain Authority BestTravelWebsite.com (opensiteexplorer.org):48
Page Authority BestTravelWebsite.com (opensiteexplorer.org): 56
BestTravelWebsites already has a steady flow of organic traffic. Since the site has already been running for the past 3 year, it's already well established, with good rankings and steady income flow. This means - the new owner won't have to go through the troubles of starting a business from scratch, what is anyway extremly difficulty in such a competetive niche like "TRAVEL".
The website content is entirely user submitted - website listing, guest blog posts, paid posts.
You will need about 20-30 min. a day to review and activate listings, blog posts and reply to email inquiries
The income from the website is a mix of monetization channels, including:
- Banner ads:
1 x header banner - $50/mo (sold)
5 x 125x125 pix homepage banners - $40/mo per ad - 4 sold = $160/mo
- Text link ads (homepage sidebar): $30/mo per ad - 4 sold = $120/mo
- Directory listings: packages of "free" for backlink, $10, $50 and $100 per listing, 103 sold and paid for $4560 all together. For the payments it's using PayPal with IPN (Instant Payment Notification). The process is 100% automated and integrated in the website! The $10 and $50 payments are yearly subscriptions so the $4560 are only the initial payments for those submissions, the recurring payments are missing in the "reported revenue". And this adds up with the time..... So actually the revenue is more than stated on the auction
- Sponsored blog posts, aprox. 10-15 monthly, $30 per post (written and submitted by the advertiser) = aprox. $300 - $450/mo
- Adsense - few $ a day (nothing significant)
The buyer will get from me the contacts of all advertisers, so he/she can extend all the ads once expired.
... just an idea how the income can be doubled
Both domains BestTravelWebsites.com and BestTravelWebsite.com are old established and each of them has its own strong backlinks profile and high PageRank. Right now both are pointing to one website. The new owner could split this and build two separate websites, offering complementary service and could double the income potential building two separated but complementary web properties.
I'm not running any promotions or ad campaigns for the website. The advertisers are finding me... I suppose with some well targeted paid advertising promotion you could significantly increase the submissions amount and income.
I never tried to reach out to travel or tour companies. I'm not good in selling. This was only the "natural" grow of the website, without much efforts on my side. Suppose, anyone would do this better than me.... And if you are a SEO expert (what I'm not) - only the sky is the limit!
The website costs me less than $10 a month:
- hostgator.com shared hosting: $3,96/mo
- shrinktheweb.com basic accoun: $4.95/mo, used for the thumbnails image creation (anyway, this could be replace also with a free thumbshot service, changing few lines of code)
- I'm not paying for traffic, promotion or backlinks. But suppose with a smart AdWords campaign or/and targeted advertising the income can be significantly increased, anyway I never had the time for this, so only organic search and refferal traffic sofar.
WordPress based - Almost no maintenace needed (PHP and MySQL)
- I will provide all content, PHP files and MySQL tables
- Admin panel to easy approve/discard new content and to email users, send newsletters and updates
- Detailed statistics of all activities
|Site Established ?||December 2010|
|Built With ?||WordPress|
|Google Analytics Detected ?||Yes|
|Domain Registered ?||29 December 2010|
|Content Unique ?||Yes|
|Design Unique ?||Yes|
|Pages In Google ?||804|
|MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?||240,761|
|SEOmoz mozRank ?||6.03|
|Alexa Rank ?||278,718|