snowboardinghelp.com

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$2,050 USD

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12-year-old established snowboard site, 1st page on google,needs amazon reviews

Site dedicated to snowboarding since 2005, naturally ranks in the 1st page of google for "snowboard cost" and other buying-intention keywords, never monetized properly.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
Wordpress 4.7
Site Age
12 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
3,554
Unique Visits
2,411

Financials ?

No financial data has been provided for this website

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Feb 17 1,693 2,375
Jan 17 3,211 4,708
Dec 16 2,331 3,581
Nov 16 751 1,061
Oct 16 401 552
Sep 16 390 504
Aug 16 444 629
Jul 16 376 529
Jun 16 312 441
May 16 415 537
Apr 16 612 812
Mar 16 1,292 1,828

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.28
Avg. Session Duration
00:00:48
Bounce Rate
88.83%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 2,167 91%
Direct 169 7.1%
Referral 39 1.6%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 1,361
Canada 284
United Kingdom 152
Japan 89
France 87

Seller's Notes

Overview

snowboardinghelp.com is a 12-years-old, well established site, that has stood the test of time.

Traffic is seasonal (winter months), mainly organic (from Google), steady and slightly rising the past 5 years.

The articles are unique and of high quality, but they have not been updated for over a decade!

Opportunity

Here are only a few of the "hot" keywords the site currently ranks on the 1st page of google in various positions:

  • "snowboard cost"
  • "cost of snowboarding"
  • "price of a snowboard" 

This site is bound to become an Amazon product review site.


Why sell?

I purchased this site about two weeks ago here on Flippa, with the intention of making it a huge Amazon affiliate site.

I don't flip sites, I'm a buyer, but a new opportunity presented itself, and I bought another much larger site, just a couple of days after I bought this one. 

So, I decided to flip this one if I get the right price, as I probably shouldn't lose my focus on both. 


Site history until I bought it

It was built with static html pages, no CMS was used.

There were absolutely no images anywhere in the site (except a 100-pixel logo, 2004 design).

It was not mobile responsive!

There were no social media of any kind attached to it.

It had never been monetized properly. The previous owner only had some small Adsense units in non-prominent positions making pennies. He never tried Amazon or other affiliate programs.


Current status

In a week of owning it, I turned it into a mobile responsive WordPress site (all the urls were preserved exactly as they originally were, so no traffic or link juice will be lost).

I added SSL (from "let's encrypt") and made it secure (https://) and properly completed the site move from http to https.

I had a logo created for it.

I added some images from free stock photography sites (pixabay.com).

I removed adsense, which is totally pointless for this site, and added Amazon native ad units.

Challenges

The new buyer will have to write some seriously epic "best X products" guides to enhance the site's contents (especially this page that gets the "best" traffic: https://www.snowboardinghelp.com/getting-started/the-costs-of-snowboarding.php )

Here are some much needed guides:

  • Best snowboard,
  • Best goggles,
  • Best ski gloves,
  • Best snowboard boots,
  • Best snowboard jacket,
  • Best snowboard pants,
    etc.

The visitors with the buying intention are already here, the contents are missing!

Also, please note that Amazon is not the only affiliate program in this niche. Also check out these two huge affiliates in this market:

http://www.evo.com/evo-affiliate-program.aspx

http://www.skis.com/affiliates/affiliates,default,pg.html


Who I am

I'm a silver-star status buyer in flippa, member for 8 years, please take a moment to check my feedback: https://flippa.com/users/348966/feedback

Site Info

Site Established ? January 2005
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 14 January 2005
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 100
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 6,354,682
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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Radexas ( new )
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:53:27 AEDT

Hey Bud. Have you got buy now in mind?

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:59:27 AEDT

@Radexas Hi. I'm planning to let the auction run its course, and I will probably set a buy-now price at the last day of the auction, but feel free to message me privately with your offer, and if it's something that I can't refuse, then we'll arrange a buy-it-now deal.

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:52:47 AEDT

As we are entering the last 48 hours of the auction I added a buy-it-now price, anyone can end the auction right now.

Feel free to ask me anything about the site, or request access to the analytics to check the site's history in the past decade.

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:21:18 AEST

Buy-it-now price has been lowered. Happy bidding.

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:56:26 AEST

Last 3 hours of the auction, the BIN has been lowered once again :)

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:30:57 AEST

Buy-it-now price changed to $3k. 30 minutes left.

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:42:16 AEST

Last 10 minutes, buy-it-now changed to $2.5k. Click it now to secure it. Good luck.

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pipa ( | $21.5K )
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:48:21 AEST

Last call, BIN $2,200

The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar pipa G. T.
12 transactions totalling $21,525
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