I am ranking for Buy iPad 2 shall I sell it or Monetize it?

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Hi warriors, I have started a site in january and worked hard on seo of the site and finally managed to rank for the Keyword BUY IPAD 2 .. but I am bad at monetizing plus I was also looking for some quick money to invest it in other projects so I have decided to sell it if I get good offer and the site is currently being auctioned at flippa. I am confused whether to sell it or monetize it because few marketers said I should better keep working on the site and do monetize it with cpa and amazon ads because it has more potential than the reserve price. I wanted to ask the marketers particularly those who bank on iPad offers please advise whether I should sell it or monetize it? Any advice will be of great help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    It really depends on how much traffic it is getting or better yet...how much traffic you think YOU can get to it. If you aren't getting many visitors, than an email submit campaign will not earn you much, so it may be better to sell to somebody who can get more traffic (and thus monetize better).


    If you are getting a lot of traffic, then I would say stick with it, do some split tests and monetize yourself. I would probably make the decision soon as the iPad 2 literally just came out so the potential is good right now
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
    Thanks for the anwer Kenstar.. My yesterdays traffic was 139 that was even before the ipad released and today it was 248 UV and 1284 hits.. Do you think at this level it can make $2k, $3k?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

      Thanks for the answer Kenstar.. My yesterdays traffic was 139 that was even before the ipad released and today it was 248 UV and 1284 hits.. Do you think at this level it can make $2k, $3k?

      haha, well it depends what the unit associated with this figure is? 2k per hour, day, month, lifetime?


      At 200 visitors and a low payout submit offer, it will be hard to reach that level in a month.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        haha, well it depends what the unit associated with this figure is? 2k per hour, day, month, lifetime?


        At 200 visitors and a low payout submit offer, it will be hard to reach that level in a month.
        I mean not just with CPA but if monetized with amazon, ebay adsense and everything possible.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

          Thanks for the anwer Kenstar.. My yesterdays traffic was 139 that was even before the ipad released and today it was 248 UV and 1284 hits.. Do you think at this level it can make $2k, $3k?
          Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

          I mean not just with CPA but if monetized with amazon, ebay adsense and everything possible.

          I think the only way to make a few grand a month is to do something with a higher payout. Email submits are tough to pull big numbers unless you have 1,000+ visitors. Maybe try and sell them iPads or possible a lowe payout cpa offer on the front, collect their emails, and put them in your funnel which will upsell them ipad accessories or something like that.
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          • Profile picture of the author Spags
            I am ranking on iPad 2 as well for several keywords. I am bouncing between #9 & #18 for iPad 2, iPad2 I bounce between 1 & 8, and a few other terms like ipad2 sales. We have had as much as 7500 unique visitors a day (that was ipad 2 launch day), and 40,000 unique visits this month so far (15 days).

            Dr.faizan you are my direct competition! LOL - it's cool, there is plenty of internet for everybody.

            Here is the sad sad truth though, about some suggestions.
            I am monetizing with CPA and Adsense, and making some money. Nothing that is going to let me quit my job, but it would make a car payment.
            But as of right now, there really are no iPad 2s to be had!!! Every affiliate source I have found has "Call in to order" if they even have any available. This doesn't help an internet affiliate marketer!!! Amazon, which was planned to be my main source, does not have them yet. They have sellers that have them, but at completely over-inflated prices. I have built up a Facebook following over 1400 from this site, and a good sized email list as well. But I have nothing to promote to them at present besides CPA offers! IT SUCKS! IMHO this site should be making 4-8 times what it is making, if not more. What it is making a month, I should have been able to make on March 11th, if I had links to buy them. I do know eventually, they will be readily available, and will profit more.

            But demand will also decrease, and then iPad 3 will come out.

            Which I am ready for. :-)

            As for the poster who mentioned getting sued, yes, there is that threat. If I get a cease and desist, I will do just that! But as OP said, there are hundreds of apple trademarked names in domains, and they dont seem to bother anyone really. And BTW, if you are using any of their trademarked names, you can not join their affiliate program. BUT their affiliate program is not open to new accounts at present anyway! So the person who suggested that, it is not an option. I have been searching this whole month trying to find a source - that sells at retail or below, and gives a decent commission. BTW, Best Buy has an affiliate program. Guess what they pay percentage wise on computers? ZERO!!! Believe that? Amazon seems to be the best overall at 4% with a $25 cap on computers/laptops.

            Best of luck Dr.faizan! IM me if you have any idea how we could possibly work together on a joint venture.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Annuar
    Think about these things:
    1. You will NOT make $1k from 139 visitors, BUT the iPad 2 is not even released out, so the number of visitors will slowly increase.
    2. If the niche is making money, more people will start be interested in it so the competition will rise.

    It's really very soon to consider selling or monetizing with only 139 visitors, but I'd definitely try to increase the traffic and monetize the site.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlosG
    what is your reserve price
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  • Profile picture of the author walter16587
    you should keep it for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author EatGreedyTx
    how much are you looking to sell it for?

    and I think you can really make alot of money with this website just off that BUY ipad 2 keyword
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by EatGreedyTx View Post

      how much are you looking to sell it for?

      and I think you can really make alot of money with this website just off that BUY ipad 2 keyword
      It is being auctioned.. I got offer for $2300 till now. I have decided to sell it for the best price i get it..
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  • Profile picture of the author ViperSilver
    what happens when the ipad 2 comes out and competition ranks up
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by ViperSilver View Post

      what happens when the ipad 2 comes out and competition ranks up
      Well competition was always there. And infact I expect to move to #1 in the next google crawl.
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  • Profile picture of the author OneLifeAway
    Monetize then sell. Videos work wonders and are way better than articles.Both work crazy together.. good luck man. I am going for videos for the new Ipad!!! The first Ipad I banked cash with CPA....
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by OneLifeAway View Post

      Monetize then sell. Videos work wonders and are way better than articles.Both work crazy together.. good luck man. I am going for videos for the new Ipad!!! The first Ipad I banked cash with CPA....
      Videos? Can you tell me what kind of videos? Also if possible can you give me an example link of the video?
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  • Profile picture of the author ithebest6
    Hey I am interested in buying your site. I have seen your auction at flippa but i don't have an account there. Can we deal on gmail?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by ithebest6 View Post

      Hey I am interested in buying your site. I have seen your auction at flippa but i don't have an account there. Can we deal on gmail?
      Alright Please PM me your gmail id.. we can talk there if you have a decent offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author viewsonic32
    Momentize and increase the traffic!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    So you did get an offer for 2300? I would sell!!

    Otherwise, you could do so much with this:

    1) Sell iPad 2's!
    2) do some free iPad 2 CPA offers
    3) sell ad space(direct)
    4)adsense
    5) this and much more....
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    • Profile picture of the author CarlosG
      Originally Posted by Mike McAleer View Post

      So you did get an offer for 2300? I would sell!!

      Otherwise, you could do so much with this:

      1) Sell iPad 2's!
      2) do some free iPad 2 CPA offers
      3) sell ad space(direct)
      4)adsense
      5) this and much more....
      Monetize it now or sell, you have a good offer on the table.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlosG
    Hopefully it stays in top ranks however it might not as i see you have under 100 back links and I can recreate what you did so can anyone else and they will.. As already stated you can monetize it while it's ranking (which should have been done already) or sell at this point since you have a great offer already on the table.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by CarlosG View Post

      Hopefully it stays in top ranks however it might not as i see you have under 100 back links and I can recreate what you did so can anyone else and they will.. As already stated you can monetize it while it's ranking (which should have been done already) or sell at this point since you have a great offer already on the table.
      Like I have mentioned in PM talk with you I have ranked many single word keywords with over 1 million exact search volume and they are ranking for more than a year now. It just needs some maintainance work. Also I don't know which tool you are using to state that my site has only 100 back links because it is only Google who knows how many links are pointing towards my site. And like I mentioned in our private talk I expect the site to move to #1 soon and no you cannot out rank me atleast until I keep working on it. And also it seems like a great offer to you but I am looking for a better offer Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author the_icon
        Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

        Like I have mentioned in PM talk with you I have ranked many single word keywords with over 1 million exact search volume and they are ranking for more than a year now. It just needs some maintainance work. Also I don't know which tool you are using to state that my site has only 100 back links because it is only Google who knows how many links are pointing towards my site. And like I mentioned in our private talk I expect the site to move to #1 soon and no you cannot out rank me atleast until I keep working on it. And also it seems like a great offer to you but I am looking for a better offer Good luck.
        Not wanting to rain on your parade but there are tons of tools out there that can see how many sites are pointing to yours, some good and some not so.

        And yes while its great that you are ranking well for the time being, it isnt that hard to rank well for something that isnt even out yet. When the item goes into pre release mode then you will see all the top CPA players come rushing past you. My advice would be sell now if you arent too comfortable with monetizing this.

        Finally, you have made people aware of your plans here, on the one website you didnt want competition. While we maybe helping you, you can guaran dam tee that hundreds, if not thousands are finding ways to jump all over this.

        Just my 2 cents
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        • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
          Originally Posted by the_icon View Post

          Not wanting to rain on your parade but there are tons of tools out there that can see how many sites are pointing to yours, some good and some not so.

          And yes while its great that you are ranking well for the time being, it isnt that hard to rank well for something that isnt even out yet. When the item goes into pre release mode then you will see all the top CPA players come rushing past you. My advice would be sell now if you arent too comfortable with monetizing this.

          Finally, you have made people aware of your plans here, on the one website you didnt want competition. While we maybe helping you, you can guaran dam tee that hundreds, if not thousands are finding ways to jump all over this.

          Just my 2 cents
          Hey mate I do agree there are many tools which shows the amount of backlinks but we all know at the end of the day only google knows how many links has been crawled or considered as backlinks. Thats because carlos was saying I have less than 100 links but to be honest I was working daily on this site for the past 2 months so I built thousands of links. However I do agree I will see some competition now but to be honest competition was always there even when I started working but not much. I hope and will try that my site wont get down.
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      • Profile picture of the author CarlosG
        Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

        Like I have mentioned in PM talk with you I have ranked many single word keywords with over 1 million exact search volume and they are ranking for more than a year now. It just needs some maintainance work. Also I don't know which tool you are using to state that my site has only 100 back links because it is only Google who knows how many links are pointing towards my site. And like I mentioned in our private talk I expect the site to move to #1 soon and no you cannot out rank me atleast until I keep working on it. And also it seems like a great offer to you but I am looking for a better offer Good luck.
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  • I say go for monetizing it. Have adsense and a cpa offer on it. You can even try for both, doesnt hurt to try.
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  • Profile picture of the author amujtabaa
    I have a great idea for you, I remember a while back when I was reading an ebook about ebay that said if you refer a visitor to them and they buy something you get a cut of the sales price. If you could install a simple template and paste widgets to amazon, ebay and other major retailers then you can be making some serious money.

    edit: Looking at your site you need to paste ebay/amazon widgets on your sidebar immediately if your getting lots of traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by amujtabaa View Post

      I have a great idea for you, I remember a while back when I was reading an ebook about ebay that said if you refer a visitor to them and they buy something you get a cut of the sales price. If you could install a simple template and paste widgets to amazon, ebay and other major retailers then you can be making some serious money.

      edit: Looking at your site you need to paste ebay/amazon widgets on your sidebar immediately if your getting lots of traffic.
      Hi there, thanks for the response. Can you tell me how much does ebay pay?
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  • Profile picture of the author CNP3
    I would keep it and turn it directly to a CPA offer.. you can monetize and THEN sell once the traffic dies down a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    you should just stick some adsense ads around and then monetize them...
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  • Profile picture of the author akif
    Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

    Hi warriors, I have started a site in january and worked hard on seo of the site and finally managed to rank for the Keyword BUY IPAD 2 .. but I am bad at monetizing plus I was also looking for some quick money to invest it in other projects so I have decided to sell it if I get good offer and the site is currently being auctioned at flippa. I am confused whether to sell it or monetize it because few marketers said I should better keep working on the site and do monetize it with cpa and amazon ads because it has more potential than the reserve price. I wanted to ask the marketers particularly those who bank on iPad offers please advise whether I should sell it or monetize it? Any advice will be of great help.
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  • Profile picture of the author danz G
    Well If be You I will Optimise it and Place an CPA offer or amazon Products It really worth More.
    But if you didn't know How to monetize it well.
    then Go ahead Sell it, Just make sure that you will be get more Money if you Kept it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zigato
    Isn't it illegal to use a trademarked name in a domain name because the company could sue you for using the name? Eg Walmart, Kindle, Google, BBC, etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by zigato View Post

      Isn't it illegal to use a trademarked name in a domain name because the company could sue you for using the name? Eg Walmart, Kindle, Google, BBC, etc?
      Not even me there thousands of such domains registered others.. And I don't think Apple will care to sue everyone who has registered domains with their product names in it. Otherwise Apple shares fall like waterfall lol.. And also these are the domains which get them most of the sales at the end of the day because they are promoting their products not doing any arm so I believe Apple won't care about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Firstrate
    Wow that'd definitely be a great term to monetize and so many ways you could do it
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenity090
    Take it To the Top and Sell IPAD 2 Through Amazon...or Through Apple Affiliate Program managed through Commission Junction...


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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by Serenity090 View Post

      Take it To the Top and Sell IPAD 2 Through Amazon...or Through Apple Affiliate Program managed through Commission Junction...


      FirstRate.....

      How did you do it ?

      "Join Date: Dec 2008
      Location: Melbourne, Australia
      Posts: 343
      Thanks: 0
      Thanked 4,294,967,294 Times in 4,294,967,294 Posts"
      Yeah I am working on it and to my pleasant surprise the site moved to top 3 of bing.com
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  • Profile picture of the author XRevJosh
    Lets throw up a ipad 2 email submit and test it out
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  • Profile picture of the author WalkerIM
    @Dr.faizan Why is your site suspended ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
      Originally Posted by WalkerIM View Post

      @Dr.faizan Why is your site suspended ?
      Which site are you talking about? I have not even mentioned the url of my website. And no none of my sites has been suspended. They all are live.
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      • Profile picture of the author WalkerIM
        Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

        Which site are you talking about? I have not even mentioned the url of my website. And no none of my sites has been suspended. They all are live.
        I clicked on the link in your signature, and it says page is suspended.
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      • Profile picture of the author William Prawira
        Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

        Which site are you talking about? I have not even mentioned the url of my website. And no none of my sites has been suspended. They all are live.
        They are all live except for 1 that is currently suspended. Try to contact hostgator. I wonder what caused it to be suspended
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
    Its working at my end mate i don't know why you are seeing that.. and infact I am using hostmist now. I have changed my service provider to hostmist 4 days ago..
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  • Profile picture of the author TomCPAWAY
    Originally Posted by Dr.faizan View Post

    Hi warriors, I have started a site in january and worked hard on seo of the site and finally managed to rank for the Keyword BUY IPAD 2 .. but I am bad at monetizing plus I was also looking for some quick money to invest it in other projects so I have decided to sell it if I get good offer and the site is currently being auctioned at flippa. I am confused whether to sell it or monetize it because few marketers said I should better keep working on the site and do monetize it with cpa and amazon ads because it has more potential than the reserve price. I wanted to ask the marketers particularly those who bank on iPad offers please advise whether I should sell it or monetize it? Any advice will be of great help.
    CPAWay has a few of Ipad 2 email submit offers :-) The are converting pretty good right now for most who are running them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr.faizan
    ''I DIDN'T SOLD THE SITE'' I WILL MONETIZE AND UPDATE HERE HOW MUCH I MADE THROUGH IT. Thanks all specially Davis who made me release what I was going to lose by selling the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael_Le
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    yep, definitely good decision to keep it, one network im with is offering a exclusive offer of 2 free apple ipads for zip submit, so if your ranking like you say you are then join a CPA and get those offers on your site for sure.either way, GOOD LUCK!
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlosG
    I would put up adsense and cpa offers to monetize it, then post it on flippa again while it's on top with proven earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author imback
    Keep it....Earn Money...Track All Your earnings and stats in a nice easy to read file....Keep track of how you did it...then...

    Sell it on flippa.....once it fizzles out a little. Could sell for a very high price
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  • Profile picture of the author justaskbigjohn
    It's a keeper.. Hold on to it and learn how to monetize it!
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