DamnGeeky.com

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4-year-old Tech Blog Making $600/m on Top of a Stable 139,000 Pageviews/m

DamnGeeky is a 4 y/o tech blog making $600/m on top of stable 139,000 pageviews/m. The site ranks top 20 in Google for 16,000 keyword positions & maintains 46,000 backlinks (2k+ referring domains)!

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
Word​​Press
Site Age
4 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
139,201
Unique Visits
46,607

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$639
Net Profit
$419
AdSense Revenue
$296

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Dec 16 49,613 148,045
Nov 16 47,776 141,779
Oct 16 42,434 127,779
Sep 16 41,839 126,960
Aug 16 41,276 126,307
Jul 16 41,350 126,423
Jun 16 41,857 131,109
May 16 51,030 160,896
Apr 16 51,297 165,024
Mar 16 35,876 114,379
Feb 16 0 0
Jan 16 0 0

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
2.63
Avg. Session Duration
00:00:47
Bounce Rate
0.49%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 79,131 54%
Direct 36,791 25%
Social 20,445 14%
Referral 10,688 7.2%
(Other) 373 0.25%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 51,571
United Kingdom 10,843
France 7,172
Germany 6,947
Russia 5,619

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense
  • This website also earns revenue with 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
Jan 16 $500 $220 $280
Feb 16 $394 $220 $174
Mar 16 $481 $280 $201
Apr 16 $504 $220 $284
May 16 $404 $220 $184
Jun 16 $430 $220 $210
Jul 16 $428 $220 $208
Aug 16 $337 $220 $117
Sep 16 $342 $220 $122
Oct 16 $451 $220 $231
Nov 16 $695 $220 $475
Dec 16 $772 $220 $552

Seller's Notes

About the Site

Launched in 2012, DamnGeeky is a 4-year-old tech blog making $600 monthly and monetized via sponsored posts and advertising, with the most notable income stream being Google AdSense. The site maintains 46,000 backlinks (2,100 referring domains) helping power it's nearly 16,000 top 20 keyword position rankings in Google. 

Theme of Content

We provide our readers with up-to-date eye-popping product releases, futuristic technologies, concepts in work, news on the environment, automotive revolution and creative works of art as our portal becomes your one stop for keeping in pace with everything uber’-cool, ultra-futuristic, bling - and of course geeky. 

Please describe your business model

The website employs a simple content & advertising based business model, making use of Google Adsense. Originally launched in March 2012, the website is a 4-year-old news website with over 5.4 million pageviews with over 3.4 million uniques and $3,320 during the trailing twelve months. 

The site brings the latest and interesting news from the technology and gadget world to the forefront. The site carries more than 32,400 backlinks from small and big media houses like Vox (The Verge), AOL (Engadget), Gawker (Gizmodo), Huffington Post and several others. The incredible backlinking helps the site get traffic on old posts in the long term and have a better position in Google. 

The website has grown substantially in terms of traffic and revenue since its inception, which has resulted in a profit margin of about 67 percent.

Are you the original owner of the business?

Yes.

Which platform does the website use?

WordPress

Where is the site hosted and will this need to change after purchase?

The website is hosted on Digital Ocean, which needs to be changed after sell-off.

Why are you selling the business?

We are venturing into the travel business.

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website?

Yes, revenue can be accurately tracked back to the business.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

Yes, completely separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

No, I do not have tax returns available at this time.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business? 

Keyword research and content generation on a daily basis.  

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?

Yes, the following accounts will be included: 

Are there any email lists included in the sale?

No.

Are you including other assets in the sale that you think we should know about?

Contact details for clients who have purchased sponsored posts from us in the past. 

What are the primary traffic sources of the site? (Choose top 2)

1. Organic Search
2. Referral

Content on the website is unique and detailed with the appropriate imagery and keywords. We have great search engine rankings and authority sites link to us regularly. 

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done minimal SEO. The website contains meta description and meta tags for the homepage and all categoty pages.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?

Yes, we have two employees who do research and writing.

Are the employment contracts transferable to the new owner?

No

How is the content of your website produced? 

The publishing process is as follows:

  1. One of the employees does keyword research. He explores the internet/bookmarks for appropriate news.
  2. The news/lead is passed down to me for approval or further research.  
  3. I do research on the news/lead and pass it to the writer with appropriate images.
  4. He writes the article and saves it in draft.
  5. I publish it after copyediting.

Operations

Task 1: Keyword research
Description: Perform keyword research
Hours Per Week: 14
Who: Employee

Task 2: Research for content ideas & topics
Description: Research for content after approval of news/lead
Hours Per Week: 20
Who: Owner

Task 3: Writing
Description: Write and compose new articles. 
Hours Per Week: 40
Who: Employee

Does the owner need specific skills to operate the site?

Not really, just an eye for unique news and idea of what kind of content will be popular with our audience. 

Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors 

  1. http://gizmodo.com/ 
  2. http://newatlas.com/
  3. https://www.slashgear.com/
  4. http://geekologie.com/
  5. http://www.ubergizmo.com/

What makes your website better than its competition?

Linkable posts focused on unique content that is not already widely circulated on the internet.

Which ad networks does the website utilize, and are they transferable?

AdSense, and no, the buyer needs to have or open his/her own Adsense account to continue using AdSense.

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

Yes, I am.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training, to ensure a smooth transition? 

Yes.

What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?

We haven't tapped into affiliate marketing programs because of limited domain knowledge. So this is a huge prospect of revenue generation. Apart from this, banner ads are other monetization option.  

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? March 2012
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 22 March 2012
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 ? 36,500
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 239,454
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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carr1234 ( new )
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:34:24 AEDT

How much expenses are due to "Keyword research and content generation on a daily basis"?

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hectorpn ( new )
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 17:01:16 AEDT

How replicable is the process, sounds like it needs certain skills that not any freelancer would have?

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mobile4persian ( new )
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:16:47 AEDT

hi, i have two questions:
1) server specification and cost?
2) how much do you pay to employees?
3)proof revenue of entire year.

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mohittater ( | $25.1K )
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:13:03 AEDT

Just confirming that collectively, you and your employees spend 74 hours per week on this website? Have you included the cost of the labor when calculating profit?

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enigma2 ( new )
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:15:05 AEDT

80 hours ownerwork= $600
=$7.5 pr hour

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101birthdaygift ( | $1.5K )
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 01:22:23 AEDT

Will this site have any problem with google and facebook upcoming actions towards fake news site?

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ferium ( new )
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:10:08 AEDT

How

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ferium ( new )
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 09:11:10 AEDT

How did the traffic increase to 35000 in one month.Can you explain it?

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faythlen ( | $2.47K )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:03:27 AEDT

Hi, can you remove the duplicated Google Analytics Code at the footer to reflect the actual pageviews, bounce rate and more? Pageviews were inflated (should be half of what have been presented) and bounce rate was minimised due to this.. Please upload the correct figure starting from today in a week's time.. Thanks

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yashsharma ( new )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:50:36 AEDT

@carr1234 I do lead hunting based on keywords and forward the same to the writer, which costs me about $12-$15 per day.

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yashsharma ( new )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:27:18 AEDT

@hectorpn you need to have an eye for lead hunting and keyword play. Eventually, you will learn how to do that.

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yashsharma ( new )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:31:27 AEDT

@mobile4persian
1) server specification and cost?
A: http://imgur.com/wGp66z4
2) how much do you pay to employees?
A: Expenditure per day: $12-$15
3) Proof revenue of entire year.
A: The stats shown above are from my Adsense account.

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yashsharma ( new )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:37:40 AEDT

@ferium I was using other Google Analytics code prior to March, 2016.

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alinux ( | $2.2K )
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:39:49 AEDT

@yashsharma why is that ?

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yashsharma ( new )
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:07:21 AEDT

@alinux Initially, I was using my personal email ID. Later I moved to my company email.

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aslamonline ( new )
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:17:12 AEDT

What is the copyright of images? Can there be any issues?

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yashsharma ( new )
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:59:20 AEDT

@aslamonline I use "free for commercial use" images. It's been four years since I started this website and I didn't receive even a single email/message regarding copyright issue.

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jayervilha ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:45:56 AEDT

The reported bounce rate isn't right. Not judging the whole business but that does put me off. The reason why you have such a low bounce rate is because you've implemented 2 Google Analytics tracking codes on the website. While this is possible using the Universal Analytics tracking code, because Standard was the method used on this website, it just makes the bounce rate drop to nearly zero. This just makes me question all the data presented.

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brokentwig ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:12:25 AEDT

Also, Flippa stats says Google has 36k pages indexed. Thats 36 a day (M-F) for 4 whole years. Can you provide a post count from WordPress?

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brokentwig ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:13:57 AEDT

You can confirm what the guys are saying about double Analytics code by looking at the AdSense page views, they are about 2k/day, or 60k/month. Also, your notes say AdSense is your primary income, but AdSense shows $300/month, not $600. Can you clarify?

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yashsharma ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:33:34 AEDT

@[email protected] You are not missing anything. You got it right. This is the reason I did not reply to the comment of @Jayervilha.

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kgconsultants ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:38:42 AEDT

Are you using PBN's here?

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yashsharma ( new )
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:01:56 AEDT

@kgconsultants No.

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bhupendrasahu13 ( | $1.28K )
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:27:44 AEDT

duplicate content, irrelevant backlinks, I would say stay away.

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yashsharma ( new )
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:21:45 AEDT

@bhupendrasahu13 Can you please show my a single post on my website with duplicate content and irrelevant backlink?

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pokepoke ( new )
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:14:42 AEDT

@ferium Great question.

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brokentwig ( new )
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:48:06 AEDT

The owner already explained he changed Analytics accounts.

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