Purchased site...Now I need help!

by ae2080 30 replies
So I recently purchased a website from Flippa that has been making about $500 a month. The previous owner said he didn't do anything to the site since he bought it and I haven't touched the site either.

The site only has a few pages to it and each page reviews a different product, but there is 1 product that makes all the money. I don't want to screw anything up and lower the income, so I would like some advice before I start messing with it.

I get about 600 visitors to the site each month and I would like to increase that to a couple thousand in the next couple months.

What would be the best route to take right now to drive free traffic to the site?

Here is the link: Floyd Nutrition -
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    So that site really makes money? I tried to click the links and all I got was ads for some kind of online casino. Hopefully that's not the case for all your visitors. Maybe the affiliate system that routes the links realized I'm not from the US or something.
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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

      So that site really makes money? I tried to click the links and all I got was ads for some kind of online casino. Hopefully that's not the case for all your visitors. Maybe the affiliate system that routes the links realized I'm not from the US or something.
      It does actually make money. I'm not sure why you got ads for a casino because the site doesn't promote that at all. It could be because you are outside the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    I don't see your point about buying this site. The first product which I clicked lead me to real estate site. How this site is making $500 per month?
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenVendo
    I'm not redirected to online casino as nettiapina (although I'm not from the US too), so maybe the problem is not exactly with the website.
    To drive traffic of course key words are the basic. If you can't set it up independently, turn to specialists. Also you could try social media, for example start a Facebook group that drives traffic to your site.
    I'd take these steps firstly.
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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    Include URL in your signatures and help people (writting legit comments) across the globe on various forums or blogs, which publishes high quality content. And as other member said - just create some social pages related to your product or services.
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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      Originally Posted by time4vps View Post

      Include URL in your signatures and help people (writting legit comments) across the globe on various forums or blogs, which publishes high quality content. And as other member said - just create some social pages related to your product or services.
      I will most likely start a couple social pages and I have been thinking about starting a blog for the site since there is basically zero value to the site. Do you actually get a good amount of traffic from forums?

      Thanks for the advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheresaS
    Do a simple google search (which I did) of the following FloydNutrition.com website - there you will find some interesting facts which will help you know what to do with this website.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Who is Floyd Nutrition? If that's not you, you could be in trouble.

      Who says it makes $500/month?

      Best way to get more visitors and not mess up anything, leave the onpage be and create backlinks. The more good backlinks, the higher you rank. The higher you rank, the more visitors. The more visitors...
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      • Profile picture of the author ae2080
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Who is Floyd Nutrition? If that's not you, you could be in trouble.

        Who says it makes $500/month?

        Best way to get more visitors and not mess up anything, leave the onpage be and create backlinks. The more good backlinks, the higher you rank. The higher you rank, the more visitors. The more visitors...
        I've owned the site for about two months, so I have seen the site make money. Thanks for the advice and I will get to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    Originally Posted by ae2080 View Post

    So I recently purchased a website from Flippa that has been making about $500 a month. The previous owner said he didn't do anything to the site since he bought it and I haven't touched the site either.

    The site only has a few pages to it and each page reviews a different product, but there is 1 product that makes all the money. I don't want to screw anything up and lower the income, so I would like some advice before I start messing with it.

    I get about 600 visitors to the site each month and I would like to increase that to a couple thousand in the next couple months.

    What would be the best route to take right now to drive free traffic to the site?

    Here is the link: Floyd Nutrition -
    I was actually looking at this site when it was up for auction, you got scammed dude. Most of the search volume is likely people looking for these people -> Supplement Company Owner Gets 30 Months In Prison For Selling Diet Pills Containing Unsafe Ingredients who are now in prison.

    Most of the search volume that site is ranking on appears to be people searching for the Floyd Nutrition brand products.

    So to be clear about this: you got scammed from a person who was leeching traffic from a scammer. Now that the main scammer is in prison, there's no more traffic to leech.

    So you didn't get scammed, you got MEGASCAMMED.
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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      Originally Posted by irawr View Post

      I was actually looking at this site when it was up for auction, you got scammed dude. Most of the search volume is likely people looking for these people -> Supplement Company Owner Gets 30 Months In Prison For Selling Diet Pills Containing Unsafe Ingredients who are now in prison.

      Most of the search volume that site is ranking on appears to be people searching for the Floyd Nutrition brand products.

      So to be clear about this: you got scammed from a person who was leeching traffic from a scammer. Now that the main scammer is in prison, there's no more traffic to leech.

      So you didn't get scammed, you got MEGASCAMMED.
      Most of the keywords are not provided so it's hard to tell how they are getting on the site, but most of the traffic looks good. The makes commission through Maxbounty so I would hope they wouldn't sell anything like that.

      As of right now I don't think I got scammed because the site is making me money, so that's why I would like to target new keywords and increase the revenue.
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      • Profile picture of the author irawr
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        Originally Posted by ae2080 View Post

        Most of the keywords are not provided so it's hard to tell how they are getting on the site, but most of the traffic looks good. The makes commission through Maxbounty so I would hope they wouldn't sell anything like that.

        As of right now I don't think I got scammed because the site is making me money, so that's why I would like to target new keywords and increase the revenue.
        Hey if it makes you money great, but I don't think you understand what is going on here.

        https://web.archive.org/web/20130520...nutrition.com/

        They original owner of that site used it to sell illegal products and is now in prison, somebody obtained the domain (likely it expired) and threw up the max bounty stuff you see now to try to capitalize on the traffic the site had. It looks like the traffic has steadily dropped off over time and it appears to have switched site owners a few times. The traffic appears to be steadily falling as most of the people linking to the products discover they no longer exist.
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        • Profile picture of the author ae2080
          Originally Posted by irawr View Post

          Hey if it makes you money great, but I don't think you understand what is going on here.

          https://web.archive.org/web/20130520...nutrition.com/

          They original owner of that site used it to sell illegal products and is now in prison, somebody obtained the domain (likely it expired) and threw up the max bounty stuff you see now to try to capitalize on the traffic the site had. It looks like the traffic has steadily dropped off over time and it appears to have switched site owners a few times. The traffic appears to be steadily falling as most of the people linking to the products discover they no longer exist.
          I actually didn't know that, so I might have to redo the site and get away from the floyd nutrition name. I will do some more research on this. Thanks for bringing that up.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
          Originally Posted by irawr View Post

          Hey if it makes you money great, but I don't think you understand what is going on here.

          https://web.archive.org/web/20130520...nutrition.com/

          They original owner of that site used it to sell illegal products and is now in prison, somebody obtained the domain (likely it expired) and threw up the max bounty stuff you see now to try to capitalize on the traffic the site had. It looks like the traffic has steadily dropped off over time and it appears to have switched site owners a few times. The traffic appears to be steadily falling as most of the people linking to the products discover they no longer exist.

          Why do you say the guy is in prison? I don't see anything remotely suggesting that on your Wayback link.
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        • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
          Originally Posted by irawr View Post

          They original owner of that site used it to sell illegal products and is now in prison, somebody obtained the domain (likely it expired) and threw up the max bounty stuff you see now to try to capitalize on the traffic the site had.
          That's interesting, and also pretty scary. I would not want to own that kind of domain either because there's all sorts of potential and unpredictable fallout from the past.

          On the general level it's probably just a question of how fast the traffic falls, and if OP is able to market the site or keep it alive. The graphs on Flippa aren't that useful, and I'm a bit shite at making these kinds of projections, but the owner could just take the actual stats from the past couple of months and make some projections.

          If this "Floyd" ran some kind of affiliate program it's possible that the traffic will drop drastically and unexpectedly.

          Originally Posted by TotalWebsiteControl

          And the cheapest watch you sale costs $100 and he buys that watch.
          When you're running an affiliate site you're receiving maybe $5 of the purchase price. And that's if you're really lucky.
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          • Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

            That's interesting, and also pretty scary. I would not want to own that kind of domain either because there's all sorts of potential and unpredictable fallout from the past.

            On the general level it's probably just a question of how fast the traffic falls, and if OP is able to market the site or keep it alive. The graphs on Flippa aren't that useful, and I'm a bit shite at making these kinds of projections, but the owner could just take the actual stats from the past couple of months and make some projections.

            If this "Floyd" ran some kind of affiliate program it's possible that the traffic will drop drastically and unexpectedly.



            When you're running an affiliate site you're receiving maybe $5 of the purchase price. And that's if you're really lucky.
            Yeah i know i was just giving an example of how more keywords = more money almost always lol

            There is a reason i don't sell physical items!
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  • Profile picture of the author RS3RS
    Hope you didn't pay too much for the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      Originally Posted by RS3RS View Post

      Hope you didn't pay too much for the site.
      I was going to bid 100$ but it was already above that. I hope the person who bought it can make their money back but honestly what really needs to happen here is the site needs to be completely redone. It has links pointing to it so it's not hopeless but yeah ... SCAMZILLA.
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      • Profile picture of the author ae2080
        Originally Posted by irawr View Post

        I was going to bid 100$ but it was already above that. I hope the person who bought it can make their money back but honestly what really needs to happen here is the site needs to be completely redone. It has links pointing to it so it's not hopeless but yeah ... SCAMZILLA.
        I've considered redoing the site, but I would like to make my investment back,which should only take a few more months, before I do anything major to the site. The site does have a decent amount of links so I think there is a lot potential for the site.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by RS3RS View Post

      Hope you didn't pay too much for the site.
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    damn dude u payed way too much
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  • It is all a numbers game man. What that means is the more numbers of something you have the better off you will be. So you want more then 600 people to visit your website? What do you think you should do? What would change that number to a higher amount. If you guessed off page SEO then you are correct! Target MORE keywords man! The more keywords you get on google page one the more traffic you will get thus more money for you! Since you probably don't know much about doing seo i will give you a little tip you can use right now. Find a long tail keyword that has something to do with your niche. I mean a long one. 4 or 5 words in the keyword. "best gold watch for my wife" ok lets pretend this is the only keyword you have and its ranked #1 on google for the exact keyword. And you get 100 hits a day on your website and out of that 100 people only 1 person buys. And the cheapest watch you sale costs $100 and he buys that watch. Good for you right? Yes its good but that is just from one, i repeat ONE keyword, you are not going to live good of 100 a day (its really not that good)

    Now lets say you went crazy and decided to rank ANOTHER keyword! wooo im crazy watch out im ranking 2 keywords not 1. Now we double the amount of money you made for that depending on how many search the keyword gets blah blah you get the point.

    so 2 keywords right now is getting you $200.00 Do you see a pattern here?

    The MORE keywords you have on page one means
    The MORE chances you have to get a buyer to visit it
    The MORE likely you will sell your item

    so increase keywords. make sure they are buying what you are selling. Build links to website and get ranked for new keywords. Make money. And please don't just go for 2 keywords. This was just an example and probably a terrible one at that. But strive to get RICH. Go for 100 keywords man. That way when you do get some keywords ranked and that good money starts coming in you can look back and say WOW thanks TWC for replying because i read your post and i am now a millionaire

    Thanks guys lol
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  • That site is truly awful, I can't believe it makes money, hardly any content and I clicked on "try slimtrim 2000 now", it linked to Fox News??? then I cicked back and annoying popup asking me confirm if I wanted to leave, then redirected to trycognimaxx. Awful...
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  • Profile picture of the author Engineer2Blogger
    600 people to $500/m is unheard of. Especially when it comes to ecommerce.

    But, let's pretend it's all legit and you are honestly making $500/m.

    I would write a tonne of quality articles, preferably with videos about that one product.
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      Originally Posted by Engineer2Blogger View Post

      600 people to $500/m is unheard of. Especially when it comes to ecommerce.

      But, let's pretend it's all legit and you are honestly making $500/m.

      I would write a tonne of quality articles, preferably with videos about that one product.
      I assure you $1 EPC is very possible but it does require specific strategies. I have a site at $2 EPC / 2000RPM. To be clear: it's a very high comp keyword and I'm getting traffic on a long tail with very high commercial intent. The page they land on from Google looks more like a landing page then it does a blog.

      If you want a goal for RPM just look in the google keyword planner, take the EPC and divide by about 10. Since it's hard to rank landing pages that convert super well and since there will be less CI, that's a pretty good goal to set when doing CRO. So if some sites in the niche are paying 40$ a click, I would keep optimizing the site until the pages actually trying to generate conversions are at 4$ ECP, obviously there will be some pages that are just part of the funnel and will generate 0. Some niches this just doesn't work since the link they click on won't be anywhere near that. I really can't clue you in on what niches work like this, sorry.
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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      Originally Posted by Engineer2Blogger View Post

      600 people to $500/m is unheard of. Especially when it comes to ecommerce.

      But, let's pretend it's all legit and you are honestly making $500/m.

      I would write a tonne of quality articles, preferably with videos about that one product.
      The offers that have been running on the site are US only, so I didn't count the traffic from other countries.
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      Originally Posted by Engineer2Blogger View Post

      600 people to $500/m is unheard of. Especially when it comes to ecommerce.

      But, let's pretend it's all legit and you are honestly making $500/m.

      I would write a tonne of quality articles, preferably with videos about that one product.


      Lmao, seriously?

      That's like $0.83 per traffic ($500 / 600 = $0.83).

      A cheap bottle of generic vitamins cost about $5 - $20 in a local offline store (per each sale).
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        There you go again, Yukon, bringing in reality into a nice, friendly thread!

        Tsk, tsk, tsk! I say, Tsk!

        On a more serious note, if I've never heard of something, isn't it unheard of? If I don't see something, how can it exist? Ain't I important?

        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Lmao, seriously?

        That's like $0.83 per traffic ($500 / 600 = $0.83).

        A cheap bottle of generic vitamins cost about $5 - $20 in a local offline store (per each sale).
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