The Domain That REFUSES To Die

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One of the things I love about internet marketing is when you get unexpexted results.

I shelved a website about 2 years ago because I thought the niche in question was dead ... and to be really honest got fed up with it.

However the site in question refuses to die ... every day it is getting 2 - 300 hits and although I am selling nothing on it.

So what I decided to do was just turn every page into a page of ADSENSE blocks .. you know like those expired domain sites.

I am getting about 20 - 40 Adsense clicks a day making me about $25 every month ... which is okay by me.

I think they reason this flipping site will not go away is because the domain name contains good keywords and even though it ends in .biz and not .com bing, yahoo and good old Google still are ranking it. Another factor I consider is the age of the site ... I understand that search engines like sites that have been around for awhile.

I am seriously thinking that if I get some time I may start this site up again and see if I can turn it into a $2.5K a month earner.

What would you do?

John
#die #domain #refuses
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    2-300 unique average visits per day?

    Turn that sucker into a money pit, your own products, affiliate products, and adsense.

    If you're still sick of it, Ill take it off your hands
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  • Profile picture of the author Punkaj Dube
    If you're getting good traffic, you should definitely go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author drooblez
    Sounds like you know what to do.
    The traffic is there. Just build the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Spencer
    If you don't want to keep the site, put in a bit of work and try and increase the earning potential then flip the site.

    Good luck whatever you decide to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author timer
    Everyone is right. Get your money neurons firing and cheer up your bank manager.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Whoa...make up your own product, quick! Get that sucker on there!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Pamphile
    Is it for sale ?

    If you ever think of selling it, come to this thread and tell me about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    If you don't want to create your own product you could always just set up a redirect to a Clickbank product in that niche.

    Well I think that should earn you a little more that Adsense earnings, depending on the niche and buyers etc.

    Great post - motivational
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    • Profile picture of the author Marcel Pamphile
      A top level redirect will kill the seo traffic. Avoid that


      Originally Posted by Oscar D View Post

      If you don't want to create your own product you could always just set up a redirect to a Clickbank product in that niche.

      Well I think that should earn you a little more that Adsense earnings, depending on the niche and buyers etc.

      Great post - motivational
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    I am going down the create a product route actually.

    Just made a few tweaks to the site today in order to improve the Adsense blocks (I did not even bother to blend in previously) I am already seeing a better CTR on these.

    I have also found and set up some RSS feeds ... has anyone used the Adsense RSS burner? My understanding is that it includes ads in the feed results ... could be wrong.

    Okay so a new ebook is called for ... I am to get busy

    Thanks for everyones feedback

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author twitterguru
    I'd love to know what that adsense rss burner is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    Adsense RSS Feeds ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    It really depends on the niche, and the quality of traffic.

    But imagine redesigning it and adding more content! It will most likely rank pretty well, and you might turn it into a crazy moneymaker =)
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  • Profile picture of the author BinderGang
    I have one of these "domains that refuse to die" as well.

    You can thank search engines and social bookmarking. I am trying out different things to see what I can do with it. It was making cash (when I updated it), but even with it sitting idle for months, I still get the traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdjsolutions
    By the way, what is the domain name?? - lol

    Anyways I have heard about type-in Traffic, if you have a domain like that its brilliant . But i guess its a .biz and will not be a type-in domain.

    I read this article on keyword domains.

    Keyword Domains | www.domainrule.com

    Hehe might be helpful to all of you.

    Prateek.
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  • Profile picture of the author SRLee
    You're dropping 1-300 hits per day? You must be already adapted to seeing mega hits per day on your main sites!

    I'm struggling to get even 10 hits per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    what traffic strategies r u using SRLEE?
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