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PetsAds.Us

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Pet Classified Site with Ads signing up daily. Runs on autopilot.

PetsAds.us pet classifieds service for north american users. Site has 95% of US based visitors. Site is listed in Yahoo Directory for lifetime period. Have had some custom programming and addons.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
PHP
Site Age
7 years
Net Profit
$51 p/mo

Traffic ?

Page Views
35,028
Unique Visits
7,402

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$61
Net Profit
$51
AdSense Revenue
$61

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Jul 17 16,014 75,720
Jun 17 2,717 16,084
May 17 3,476 13,281
Apr 17 6,418 22,557
Mar 17 2,953 14,637
Feb 17 1,281 4,383
Jan 17 180,123 1,701,890
Dec 16 5,749 33,198
Nov 16 7,575 31,390
Oct 16 5,429 28,328
Sep 16 7,260 35,844
Aug 16 7,549 47,548

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
3.99
Avg. Session Duration
00:03:07
Bounce Rate
42.26%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Referral 38,750 51%
Direct 29,913 40%
Organic Search 6,605 8.7%
Social 433 0.57%
(Other) 19 0.025%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 64,142
Cameroon 3,014
Czechia 2,233
United Kingdom 2,136
Turkmenistan 585

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Aug 16 $78 $10 $68
Sep 16 $54 $10 $44
Oct 16 $46 $10 $36
Nov 16 $30 $10 $20
Dec 16 $11 $10 $1
Jan 17 $1,546 $10 $1,536
Feb 17 $3 $10 -$7
Mar 17 $15 $10 $5
Apr 17 $39 $10 $29
May 17 $23 $10 $13
Jun 17 $25 $10 $15
Jul 17 $135 $10 $125

Seller's Notes

What is included in the sale?

 Domain name transfer (Namecheap)

  • All required files and MySQL database
  • GeoCore license http://geodesicsolutions.com/
  • Initial consultation 
  • Twitter account
  • Facebook Account
  • All logo's and images

What is required to keep the business operational?

Very little or as much as you want to put into it.

Why are you selling the business?

No time, working on another project

How does the business generate revenue?

While site is running Google Adsense, it's not a primary channel of income. 

Also website using premium placement (just like Flippa) and processing with paypal payment system or any of the other major ones.  If you will use PayPal for taking payment this amount will rise 2-3 times immediately, because many people prefers PayPal to any other payment system.

Are there any expenses for the business? If so, what are they?

Just hosting shared works fine

What marketing initiatives have been used for this business?

Adsense, Banner advertising

Self-Growing Website

At the beginning there was some heavy SEO made, and now all need to be done is just moderate the ads, it usually takes 10-20 mins per day, users will post new content for you.

How can the future owner improve the business?

 Put PayPal as payment processor for ads premium placement. It will boost your income 2-3 times immediately.

  • The domain has PA 35 and DA 28  - it means Google TRUST. You need to make some whitehat link-building, and google will fill you with targeted visitors.
  • Have a sales team dedicated to sales and support.
  • Use social marketing strategies to reach customers.
  • Work the angle of being a US based business. The level of trust is automatically enhanced.
  • Implement affiliate programs Hire or outsource freelancers to help you with sales, customer support, and marketing tactics.

Affiliate Accounts Setup

1800petmeds
Traindog
Embrace Pet Insurance
Rakuten LinkShare
Pet Food direct
Sharesale1800petmeds
Traindog
Embrace Pet Insurance
Rakuten LinkShare
Pet Food direct
Sharesale

SELLER INTERVIEW: 

How is your business monetized?

Advertising

Please describe your business model 

PetsAds.us is a pet classifieds service for North American users. Site has 95% of US based visitors. Site is listed in Yahoo Directory for lifetime period. Have had some custom programming and add-ons.

Are you the original owner of the business?

No

When did you buy the business, and how has it changed since you took over?

Bought it on Flippa. Made updates to the software version. Had several custom addon created for the site including custom SEO, callback for new registrations(Not currently turned on) Added more Google Adsenses ads to the site.

Which platform does the website use?

GeoCore by geodesicsolutions.com

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

Hosted on my VPS server. Yes, site will need to move.

Why are you selling the business?

No time. I have other projects that are taking up all my time.

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?

Yes, this proof can be provided to serious buyers and/or Flippa Marketplace Integrity.

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? 

Hosting

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

Petsads.ushttps://www.facebook.com/petsads.us/

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?

Yes

Which accounts will you be including?

Facebook

Please provide some basic details about each account selected above

https://www.facebook.com/petsads.us/ 

Likes:302 
Follows: 292

Are there any email lists included in the sale?

No

Are you selling the assets of the business (asset sale) or the company (stock sale)?

Not sure.

Have you granted Google Analytics access?

Yes, I have.

What are the primary traffic sources of the site? 

Organic

Referral

Why do you think the site's top traffic sources are the the ones you chose above?

Google. Oodle.com

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

No, I have not.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done minimal SEO.

Please provide a brief overview of the SEO you have performed on this site

Added keywords for category.

Do you or have you ever purchased traffic?

No, I have never purchased traffic.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

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

Do you use, or have you experimented with direct / display advertising?

No, I have not.

Have you experimented with any other sales / marketing initiatives?

No

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?

No

How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

Users sign up for a free account an post there ads. Fresh content is generated daily

Task 1

Check email

Who

Owner

Hours per week

1

How may people perform this task?

1

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

Some knowledge of php if they want to make changes. They could easily outsource for minor changes

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?

No

Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors 

https://www.petsads.com/ 
http://www.pet-classifieds.com/

What makes your website better than its competition?

Ease of use. We offer many paid addons to highlight the ad like bolding better placement, featured listing, Youtube videos. A basic ad is always free

Which ad networks does the website utilize?

AdSense

Are all ad networks transferable to the new owner?

Yes

Does your website utilize direct advertising?

No

Please provide a brief overview of each related site that you own below

None

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, in order to ensure that the buyer is able to fully take over the business and its operations?

1 Month

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

Better SEO, better social engagement

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

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

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

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 4 April 2010
Registrar ? NAMECHEAP
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 249
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 1,001,792
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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Soldier00 ( new )
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:35:41 AEST

Isnt selling pets illegal on websites? Thats why u dont see craigslist posting them or offerup or any other!??

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ewhite ( | $17.2K )
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:40:56 AEST

I am not selling pets.

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coxmg ( new )
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 08:44:38 AEST

Hey how come such a big spike in january?

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JBatta ( | $15.5K )
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:41:42 AEST

lol to selling pets but yea why the spike and downfall? Definitely interested and would be curious to see the live finances.

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ewhite ( | $17.2K )
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 01:29:51 AEST

Best guess would be we had a lot of ads created that month. Which translates into more traffic. I am only using Adsense right now. I don't think there is a way to add a person to that with read only.

The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar ewhite Earl White
22 transactions totalling $17,151
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  • PayPal
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