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Acquire Deal Flow: 1 Website, 3 Aged & 6 Brandable Domains (Plus a New Service)
1 content site pick from Flippa, 3 aged domains on Odys, and 6 brandable domains on Godaddy. Plus I soft launch my Sponsorship as as Service.
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New Flippa Listings
Since last week, there were 11 new content site listings on Flippa (-7 on last week) earning > $100/m with verified traffic (GA integration) over 2 years in age:
Small content sites ($100/m to $500/m in profit) - currently 68 listings, 8 new listings (6 auction, 2 classified)
Medium content sites ($500/m-$5K/m in profit) - currently 99 listings, 3 new listings (1 auction, 2 classified)
Large content sites (over $5K/m in profit) - currently 20 listings, 0 new listings (0 auction, 0 classified)
This Week’s Flippa Picks
Please view this as initial screening - I do not check any revenue / profit claimed and am not recommending you should acquire these assets. Do you own due diligence and/or buy DD on Flippa or Centurica.
Only one site to feature this week on Flippa that passes my criteria - the rest were either non-English sites, and/or traffic was declining, or multi-site packages, or confidential listings. This begs the question:
As a Flippa affiliate, I earn a % of what Flippa earns from listings sold.
thesnowguide.com - $2,800 asking price at auction (reserve not met)
I’m very familiar with this type of site as used to run the ski website snowbistro.com which wrote about the UK ski trade (B2B) and offered productized services. It was also great way to get free trips and equipment back in the day, but now it’s just an AI content test bed.
Anyway, onto this site, traffic looks to be ticking up again, ready for this coming snow season, but will it get back to its 20K/m previous high (according to Ubersuggest) in March of last year? The number of keywords it’s ranking for are tracking well:
The site owner in the listing sets out all the ways that upside can be generated - it’s very comprehensive which makes me a bit apprehensive as to why he hasn’t done it himself…
Add comparison tables to review posts
Over 400 pages in Google index yet the owner states on the listing page there are 175 articles - you can cull half in a content audit
Add other affiliate programs, i.e. booking.com, within posts, in a sticky sidebar and on exit popups, to increase revenue
Add advertising to boost revenue, such as Ezoic
Build better links to improve domain authority so can rank for bigger terms
Improve EAT, such as the about page and add social profiles
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FactorialDigital.com on Odys - $2,870
Used to be a SEO agency with a high end brand (bizarre to let this DR25 drop) with links from moz.com and techcrunch.com. I’d build a site about AI-based SEO and content at scale - it’s the future after all:
HorsemanCapital.com on Odys - $8,600
A more expensive one this as it’s a 22 year aged domain that used to be a UK fund provider. I’d buy this to redirect into (and power up) a more brandable domain in the personal finance space, targeting low competition keywords around alternative assets:
TheGetSmartBlog.com on Odys - $2,870
Former social media blog, DR13, with links from socialmediatoday.com and techcrunch.com, I’d do what Odys recommends:
The obvious strategy for this domain is to host an authority site that reviews social media plugins and analytical tools for increasing reach. Create a blog with dedicated sections where you'd cover all the different aspects of social media management and monetization, providing reviews, how-to guides, and other types of content. Monetized via affiliate marketing and sponsored content.
vacated.com on Godaddy
Premium one word .com domain for a travel website. Over 20 bidders on this one, current bid over $1K with 2 hours to go. Last year I would have been certain this would go for high 4 figs (or more), but it’s a brave new world out there, hopefully you can get it for less.
BitPockets.com on Godaddy
Reminds me of the site BiggerPockets: Create & Build Wealth With Real Estate Investing. Could make a site around investing in bitcoin / crypto. Currently no bids, 4 hours left.
leadbutler.com on Godaddy
Good domain for a SaaS business in the lead generation space (think Lead Fuze). 6 bidders so far, current bid $69 (dude), 2 hours left.
traderlabs.com on Godaddy
With this much volatility in the markets, it’s a great time to be a profitable trader. Of course almost all are not, but that doesn’t stop the course market, such as these crypto ones on Benzinga, most will have affiliate programs. Likewise so does TradingView - I need to buy their Black Friday offer this year and sign up as an affiliate! Currently 4 bidders, $100 current bid, 3 hours to go.
DrunkHippy.com on Godaddy
I actually have no idea what I’d do with this domain, but I love the name. Currently no bids, 3 hours left.
nowfinish.com on Godddy
Could be for a site about martial arts / UFC, no bids, one hour left.
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