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$5,999 USD

Ended 1372 days ago

PR 4 Established Travel Directory and Blog with Steady Passive Income

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Site Age
6 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
Unique Visits
No Google Analytics data

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
Net Profit

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Advertising Sales and Product or Service Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Jul 12 $640 $9 $631
Aug 12 $660 $9 $651
Sep 12 $700 $9 $691
Oct 12 $680 $9 $671
Nov 12 $730 $9 $721
Dec 12 $630 $9 $621
Jan 13 $910 $9 $901
Feb 13 $750 $9 $741
Mar 13 $770 $9 $761
Apr 13 $630 $9 $621
May 13 $800 $9 $791
Jun 13 $640 $9 $631

Seller's Notes

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 ) Backlinks ( 107,817 Backlinks ( 187,652

Domain Authority (

Page Authority ( 60

Domain Authority (

Page Authority ( 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".

Website content:

The website content is entirely user submitted - website listing, guest blog posts, paid posts.

Time investment:

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 and 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:

- shared hosting: $3,96/mo

- 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 Info

Site Established ? December 2010
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 29 December 2010
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 804
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 240,761
SEOmoz mozRank ? 6.03
Alexa Rank ? 278,718
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush


shades ( | $246 )
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:15:29 AEST

Hi, Could you add Google Analytics please. My mentors advise this on any website that I would purchase. Thanks Shades

brians77 ( | $2.07K )
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 23:21:58 AEST

Can you explain the "All-Inclusive Listing Package" on your site? How long is the person's listing guaranteed for since it says 'no time limit'

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rumi ( | $50.6K )
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:23:43 AEST

Hi @brians77, the "All-Inclusive Listing Package" is a one-off payment. And 'no time limit' means the listing will stay live as long as the website exists.

All other listings are annual recuring subscription payments.

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