Seekyt.com

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$15,000 USD

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PR 4 Revenue Sharing Site with 45,901 uniques/mo making $1,200/mo

Seekyt.com has nearly 45,000 registered members, and over 15,000 original articles and reviews. We have over 100,000 indexed pages in Google and have been growing consistently for the past few years.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
PHP
Site Age
6 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
95,441
Unique Visits
45,901

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$1,200
Net Profit
$1,154
AdSense Revenue
$1,127

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Jan 15 47,045 100,877
Dec 14 44,714 93,481
Nov 14 45,945 91,965
Oct 14 40,990 84,520
Sep 14 39,703 85,539
Aug 14 40,537 85,659
Jul 14 41,369 85,373
Jun 14 38,429 74,648
May 14 36,914 78,459
Apr 14 30,922 64,673
Mar 14 32,367 78,519
Feb 14 27,250 64,515

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.83
Avg. Session Duration
00:01:40
Bounce Rate
74.98%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 37,199 36%
Direct 27,647 27%
Paid Search 18,869 18%
Social 11,890 12%
Referral 6,539 6.4%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 74,115
India 10,703
United Kingdom 2,879
Canada 2,546
Australia 983

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense
  • This website also earns revenue with Affiliate Income and Advertising 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
Feb 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Mar 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Apr 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
May 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Jun 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Jul 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Aug 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Sep 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Oct 14 $1,200 $46 $1,154
Nov 14 $1,219 $65 $1,154
Dec 14 $1,388 $234 $1,154
Jan 15 $1,200 $46 $1,154

Seller's Notes

What Is Seekyt.com? 

Seekyt.com is one of the top revenue sharing sites in the world, and has become a recognized brand amongst online writers. According to Alexa.com, Seekyt is one of the top 50,000 sites in the world - ranked 46,610 at the time of writing. Amongst revenue-sharing sites, Seekyt is the only site streamlined enough that it only requires one person to operate it; nevertheless, you will have the ability to easily promote members of the site as "moderators" who could potentially do all the work for you. 

Authors sign up and submit articles on Seekyt in exchange for a share of the advertising revenue on their articles. Seekyt has the most unique revenue sharing program of any writing site, in that there are milestones and bonuses built into my sharing algorithm that give Seekyt's writers incentive to publish content and interact with one another. Some of the most active members have submitted several hundred articles each over the last few years. 

How Does Seekyt Earn Money?

Seekyt.com is automatically monetized with Google AdSense, which makes up the majority of the earnings. We also offer Chitika ads for authors who cannot get an AdSense account. Seekyt also attracts independent advertisers on a regular basis, with whom I work on an individual basis to establish an advertising price. Our writers can also monetize their own articles using VigLink - a commission-based earnings program which automatically monetizes links from Amazon, Ebay, and many thousands of other sites. Whenever a reader clicks on a monetized VigLink and purchases an item from the retailer, the author of the article (or Seekyt, depending on the revenue sharing algorithm) will earn a commission. Finally, Seekyt also earns some money through Content.ad, which displays "related" content on our articles.

On average, Seekyt's earnings are

  • $800-1,000 per month from AdSense, with higher earnings during the holiday shopping season
  • $100-200 per month from VigLink
  • $75-100 per month from Content.ad
  • We also earn several hundred dollars throughout the year from independent ad sales.

Across the year, the average monthly earnings are slightly more than $1,200, with some months being slightly more lucrative than others (e.g., during the Christmas season our earnings are higher than the rest of the year due to the nature of online shopping and ad prices during this season). Based on current projections, Seekyt.com earns roughly $3,000 per month, but around $1,800 of those earnings are split amongst the authors, per our revenue sharing program. The only monthly expenses are currently the hosting expense (plus the annual domain renewal fee). It currently costs me $46 per month to host this site with more than enough resources. All of the revenue sharing takes place automatically, and payments are processed by the advertisers. 


Social Media Accounts

Seekyt has a Facebook and Twitter account which I only use to automatically promote "Featured" content from an RSS feed. The Twitter account has 1,700+ followers, and the Facebook account has 2,200+ followers, but we only have a limited reach from these accounts because I do not use them to their fullest potential. On the other hand, we have a Pinterest account which I do use to manually promote images from articles on our site. I am a member of over 200+ group boards on Pinterest and we receive hundreds of pageviews per month from this account. I only use Pinterest a few times per month, and could establish a much larger reach from this resource if I spent more time with it. 

A Contingency Bonus

Seekyt also has a sister site called TopicSpotter.com, which is a backup domain held in case Seekyt were ever banned by AdSense. Although we do not have any problems with our AdSense account at Seekyt, I will also hand over control of this domain to the winner of the auction. TopicSpotter receives over 2,000 visits per month and earns up to $75-100 per month. I spend less than five minutes per month managing this site, which is mostly dead and only held as a contingency. The technology used for this site is identical to Seekyt, although the look and feel of the two sites, and the revenue sharing schemes, are unique.

What About Customizing Seekyt?

Seekyt.com is built with a simple-to-use CMS called Hotaru CMS. The site mainly uses plain HTML/CSS and an easy-to-understand PHP/MySQL markup. The site is built with Twitter BootStrap and is very mobile/multi-device friendly. It is very easy to customize the look and feel of this site, or to create custom functions in the form of "plugins." Seekyt currently has over ten original plugins which cannot be found on any other website. 

What About Promotion?

Seekyt has a referral program built in to the revenue sharing agreement to help grow the site via word of mouth. Currently, referring new members will increase a member's own revenue sharing percentage; however, this can also be configured to give users a "share" of their referrals' article's revenue - in other words, you can customize the revenue sharing to split the revenue two or three ways, depending on your own preference. 

I do not currently use any form of promotion other than the aforementioned Pinterest account. Any SEO that is used to promote the site is done by authors for their respective articles. I currently spend around 15-30 minutes per day working on Seekyt, and almost 100% of this is spent approving or denying new articles - any remaining time is spent replying to emails or using Pinterest to promote an image from a Seekyt article. To protect our site from spam, we currently hold new accounts in "Moderation" status until the author has three approved articles credited to their account. This can be modified quite easily. 

How Will The Transaction Work? 

My plan for the transaction is as follows: the winner of the auction will work with me to customize the necessary parts of the site(for example, changing the revenue sharing scheme or the referral program, and removing my AdSense/VigLink/Content.ad account and replacing it with your own), and I will also work with the highest bidder to hand over the Pinterest and Twitter/Facebook accounts, as well as our sister domain TopicSpotter. Finally, I will turn over control of the sites to the winner by changing the login credentials for the sites and social networks. You will receive full control of the sites, the files, and the domains. I can also work to transfer my current web hosting to you (used for both Seekyt and sister-site TopicSpotter) if you would like to avoid any headaches or technical problems transferring the site(s). 

Why Am I Selling Seekyt.com? 

Seekyt.com is more popular and lucrative for me than it has ever been. The only reason I am selling this site, which is practically a hands-off breadwinner for me, is because both of my parents are recently disabled and facing serious health challenges, and since they can no longer work I need the money to help them with their expenses. My mother is facing a lung transplant which will also have long-term implications and costs which my family cannot afford.

Seekyt.com is my baby and it is not without a heavy heart that I am deciding to sell this project. I know that, for the right person, this site will be an excellent investment. There is so much content to promote, so much room for further development and new features to be built, that it will be easy to transform this website into an even more profitable venture for anyone willing to spend the time and effort. Even without doing any additional work, you will still have a guaranteed earner at your fingertips. 

Any Questions? 
I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about Seekyt. Thanks for your interest and for taking the time to bid on my site!

Site Info

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

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 14 June 2010
Registrar ? PDR LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.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 ? 155,000
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 202,077
SEOmoz mozRank ? 4.71
Alexa Rank ? 47,472
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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peterfnine ( | $20.1K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:27:04 AEDT

can you pm me the reserve?

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:43:11 AEDT

@peterfnine Sure thing. PM sent.

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CitrusNetworks ( suspended )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:45:15 AEDT

Wow, I think I wrote for this site once upon a time :P

I'd like to know the reserve too

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:52:53 AEDT

@CitrusNetworks PM sent!

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livinglife247 ( new )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:30:24 AEDT

Can you also pm the reserve. I am interested

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hamishwagner ( | $526 )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:36:47 AEDT

Can you pm reserve to me as well? thanks

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:38:21 AEDT

@livinglife247 PM sent. Thanks!

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:38:45 AEDT

@hamishwagner PM sent!

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z2a021k ( new )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:01:23 AEDT

can you pm me the reserve please?

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:05:37 AEDT

@z2a021k Sure! PM Sent.

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livinglife247 ( new )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:16:49 AEDT

can you show proof of earning? documents or video

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Spin0803 ( | $165 )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:23:13 AEDT

I would like the reserves as well please! Thank You

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Leadhunter ( | $6.35K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:51:05 AEDT

pm reserve please

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whatadeals ( | $2.56K )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:20:11 AEDT

Can you also pm the reserve

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sbproduction ( new )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:15:47 AEDT

PM me the reserve please

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rodcul ( new )
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:10:29 AEDT

Sorry to hear you have to sell the site, could you please PM me the reserve? Also would you be interested in staying on to help manage the site for 1-3 months (for a fee) while we figured out how everything works?

Thanks! :-)

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etike01 ( new )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:14:28 AEDT

Can you pm reserve to me as well? thank you

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:14:50 AEDT

@livinglife247 Yes, please send me a PM and I can provide screenshots from the past 6 months in AdSense. I can also show you screenshots of the earnings/paypal statements from this period in VigLink and Content.ad. I'd prefer not to publish those directly on this auction to protect the privacy of my AdSense and other data. Thanks!

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:20:28 AEDT

PMs sent to @etike01, @rodcul, @sbproduction, @whatadeals, @leadhunter, @spin0803 - hope that's everybody!

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WebCruise ( suspended )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:27:57 AEDT

Hi there.. very interested - can you PM the reserve..

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:39:51 AEDT

@WebCruise PM Sent!

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baustin75 ( | $26.4K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:42:38 AEDT

Please pm me the reserve. Thanks

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:54:46 AEDT

@baustin75 PM Sent. Thanks!

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MichaelPhan ( new )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:32:05 AEDT

Can you also pm the reserve. I am interested

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:11:22 AEDT

@MichaelPhan PM sent. Thanks!

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JacobG ( | $1.45K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:47:09 AEDT

Please PM reserve

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:48:52 AEDT

@JacobG PM sent.

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giannakkas ( new )
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:07:52 AEDT

Hello friend,
Can you pm me the reserve please?
Thank you.

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:21:08 AEDT

@giannakkas The reserve has been met. It is $10,000. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Kobile ( | $171 )
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:22:32 AEDT

would you be interested in staying on to help manage the site for 1-3 months (for a fee) while we figured out how everything works?

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:10:42 AEDT

@Kobile Yes, of course, however long it takes. However, I doubt it would take that long to learn the site. Most of it is streamlined, and I can also provide a pdf reference for running the site if that would be helpful.

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reimersandberg ( | $2K )
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:52:46 AEDT

Hi, great sale!
would you mind adding february adsense earnings aswell?

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seekyt ( | $15K )
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:26:51 AEDT

@reimersandberg Flippa won't let me update the auction details, but so far the adsense earnings for the last 28 days are 8.1% higher than the previous month. I'm estimating February earnings somewhere around $760-780. The average earnings per day are about $28 this month. January and February are, historically, the weakest months of the year. Our earnings during those months this year are already more than $250 higher (nearly 50%) than the same months last year.

Send me a private message if you require more details, such as a screenshot. Thanks for your interest!

The Seller
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