school-grants.org

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$80,000 USD

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2y old education PR4 with $4000 monthly profit

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Platform
Site Age
9 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
24,000
Unique Visits
8,000
No Google Analytics data

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$3,483
Net Profit
$3,383
No Additional Financial Data

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

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

Seller's Notes

This is my first attempt at selling a site on Flippa so bear with me and if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them.

School-Grants.org is just over two years old and the content is 100% original.  The site has an opt-in list of about 1500 users and about 10-20 join each day.

Google top keyword rankings:

  1. school grants - #1 to #2 depending on the day
  2. medical grants - #1
  3. school grants for women - #1
  4. grants for school - #1 to #3 depending on the day
  5. school grants for adults - #1 and #2

Really the list goes on and on for ranking terms. 

This site more or less runs itself.  I update it maybe once a month and build a few links every month as well.

The Adsense placement was done by Google.  I was contacted back in Auguest and they recommended new placement of ads.  Once I made their changes the CTR just about doubled and profit climbed to $4k+ monthly.

The site has a blog hanging off of it at /blog but I have never really done anything with it.

I am selling this site because I want to use the money to fund a local business office.

The domain is registered at Name Cheap and the site is hosted at Hostgator.

Winning bidder will get complete site, blog zip, domain and opt-in list.

Additional Revenue Details

All revenue has comes from Adsense.  I did try some CB and CJ affiliate programs and had a little success with them but in the end didn't want to spend the time messing with it.

Adsense Revenue

  • August - $4205.32
  • September - $4404.95
  • October - $4062.96
  • November - $4268.57

Additional Traffic Details

Traffic has steadily picked up since the beginning of 2009 and has increased just about every month.  The busiest traffic days are Mon-Thur and most all traffic comes from the US. 

I have done a good bit of article marketing for this site and some traffic comes from that.  Most all traffic is from Google searches and return visitors.

Monthly unique visitors are between 7000-9000k.

 

Site Info

Site Established ? October 2007
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? No
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ?
Registrar ?
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 0
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 0
SEOmoz mozRank ? 0.0
Alexa Rank ? 1,032,330
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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Quinbra ( | $50.3K )
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:43:06 AEDT

Can you post your Google Analytics and Revenue Proof?

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stimpsy ( | $49.1K )
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:52:04 AEDT

Hello,
Can you please posts adsense and analytics stats for the past few months?
Also if you can PM me where you are located to see if a face to face transaction could be possible
Thanks,

Thomas

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deardoc ( | $60.8K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:52:48 AEDT

please provide proof of revenue. with 8k uniques/month, 4k revenue/month is extremely high.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 01:54:29 AEDT

Thanks for all the PM's and questions. More verified analytics and revenue proof as soon as I have more time.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:12:12 AEDT

Revenue and traffic has been posted. Please let me know of any other questions.

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crossbrands ( | $24.8K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:52:45 AEDT

Why are the clicks in the screenshots covered?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 06:56:46 AEDT

If I'm not mistaken it is against Adsense TOS to show stats other than revenue.

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:28:17 AEDT

The site is 2 years old but you only have a few months of revenue data?

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:30:08 AEDT

Also, what are you averaging per click with Adsense?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:02:03 AEDT

Analytics revenue will be here shortly. There are no analytics revenue stats before March 09 as the account was not linked.
I do have all analytics for stats going back to 07.

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Coach Cheese ( | $7.04K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:21:59 AEDT

The Google Analytics verified page -- I've been absent Flippa for months -- could you explain how it is verified? I'm trying to determine if that income for that little amount of traffic is for real.
Did you do any special SEO that we should keep up?
I'm very interested in this site. It fits perfectly with a project I'm working on.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:45:33 AEDT

Google Analytics are emailed directly from your analytics account to Flippa that is how they verify it.
No special SEO was done just the normal stuff. On page optimization and a bunch of link building. We have links from .gov addresses and .edu addresses which are very important for its rankings.

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:49:02 AEDT

Are those .gov and .edu addresses permanent link placements or any others that are paid links need to be updated?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:55:28 AEDT

The .gov and .edu are not paid links and will remain as long as the website own keeps them there.
We do not buy links so all links to this site are permanent unless the website owner takes them down for some reason.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:56:14 AEDT

Also, there is a discrepancy between the Verified Google Analytics revenue and the Adsense revenue I posted. This is because analytics does not count link ads and those are running at the top of the site. The official total revenue is from the Adsense pics above.

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m0nkeymafia ( | $605 )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:36:35 AEDT

Would you agree to placing adsense code on your site for a day or two if I paid you up front for the expected earnings. That way I can verify the earnings myself and you don't lose out on the cash?
Thanks

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:50:12 AEDT

Not sure if I am comfortable with doing that. If you are willing to sign an NDA I can get you access to my analytics account for 24 hours.
I can assure you these earnings are real. Like I stated above Google optimized the ads on this site for me.
Back in August they contacted me directly to ask if I was interested in "optimizing long-term revenue" for this site. Obviously I agreed and they told me where to place the ads for a very high CTR. It's been money in the bank every since.

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ht125 ( banned )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:20:04 AEDT

I think that what m0nkeymafia is asking is to validate impressions/clicks/ratio/earnings, not traffic stats.

Analytics will not show how adsense works on the site, just traffic (unless google adsense account connected with it)

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:19:50 AEDT

Its connected, since March 09

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nethead ( new )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:14:51 AEDT

Hello, what cms does the site use ? I see the blog is wp but how about the site... just wondering how long it would take to add a new page or post to the main site.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:42:32 AEDT

The main site is entirely .html and super easy to update.
Adding a new page takes about 10 mins as I have a template all you have to do is copy and paste your content into.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 02:50:50 AEDT

Several people have asked to see December earnings so they are now posted.
Please let me know of any other questions or concerns.

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Coach Cheese ( | $7.04K )
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:39:54 AEDT

Do you pay for the articles to be written, and will you pass on that source to the buyer?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:52:15 AEDT

Yes and yes

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Sun, 20 Dec 2009 02:33:59 AEDT

Is the email list you have transferable and is it with aweber?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Sun, 20 Dec 2009 02:40:29 AEDT

Yes it is transferable and yes it is with Aweber. It is currently at 1546 opt-ins. I will post a pic soon.
Anyone who is good with opt-ins would make a killing. I don't nearly take advantage of the revenue that could come in from selling student loans and such.

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rb6382 ( | $5.49K )
Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:38:57 AEDT

Can you pm me your reserve price?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 06:03:31 AEDT

This post is to address the questions we are getting about how long the winning bidder has to pay. We cannot wait 5, 10 or even 30 days for payment. If you cannot make the deposit into Escrow.com within 48-72 hours please do not bid.
The auction closes on Dec 22 and with the holiday we can wait until 5pm MST on Monday the 28th for payment. This would be 3 full business days to get the payment submitted to Escrow.com. If payment is not made by this time than the site will go back up for auction.
With that being said I have also lowered the BIN and reserve a bit.
Good luck...

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joeit79 ( | $1.16K )
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:00:41 AEDT

nice site, i just donàt understand why in https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal this word school grants has only been searched 46 times for last month - how can you make 6,765 in one month? can you send me the login or add me to the google analityc account

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:30:31 AEDT

Yeah I'm not sure on why you only see that cause when I do the search is shows 165k searches monthly???
If you want to sign an NDA I can see about getting you access.

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 04:40:22 AEDT

Sent you a PM for access to analytics as well.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 04:56:46 AEDT

Ok for everyone sending me PM's and posting comments about getting access to our Analytics and Adsense earngins please read this.
We are not just giving out information to anyone who walks by. If you are not serious about buying the site don't ask. I consider a serious buyer someone who wants to talk on the phone with me "and" sign an NDA.
The auction closes in a little over a day and if you want access please send me a PM for my phone number and we can go from there.

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elitweb ( | $95.2K )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 04:56:59 AEDT

I see that you are getting a decent amount of traffic from singlemomfinancialhelp.com/ which appears to be your site. Can you guarantee that the links to school-grants will remain?

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:07:23 AEDT

Yes for one year.

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:17:08 AEDT

Just to clarify…the traffic coming from our single mom site only accounts for about 4.5% of the total traffic. About 80%+ of the traffic comes from organic searches in Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Also, as far as Adsense revenue from the single mom site is concerned it is only about $200+ over the last 70 days. Really the single mom site isn’t a big factor here. The real money on this site is from organic search traffic.

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maryjoy ( new )
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:04:43 AEDT

can you pm me your reserve? thanks!

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:08:42 AEDT

BIN has been lowered to $85k
Should I lower it again......hmmmm???

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snapinmedia ( | $136K )
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:34:19 AEDT

FYI
NO MORE BIDS OF $100 INCREMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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