Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Observations of an Entrepreneur

Your name?
yfs1 of course although many people call me Jason

What is your site called?
The site is called Off the Top of My Head and it is basically a collection of my observations. It started as a look at forums and my thoughts about them, but it has developed much more into a resource for those who are either looking to start an online business or rely on one for their income.

How old is the site?
The site is only around 5 months old. I had been reluctant to start a more personal site but I find the blogging method lends itself well to my type of writing.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
If I had to pick one, it would be my Online Business Tutorial. It is certainly the most popular and its a step by step guide written by someone who has actually done it. There are so many "Rich Jerk" type guides written to make money for their author so it was important for me to provide a guide in my own words that left room for the reader to insert their own style.

Do you make money from this site?
It brings in money but as far as profit, no.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
If you look at the site you will notice something of a rarity, as ther are no AdSense or Yahoo ads. I have experimented out of curiousity but always come to the conclusion that the intrusion of the ads is never justified by the revenue they bring on. Most of the money that comes in is from donations.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
If it was sold, it would be purely based on things like PR and number of visitors which might get it $1k-$2k. However, any attempt to monetize it would hurt its image and probably cut into the number of visitors. I think most of the value, like most original blogs is in the author and that makes it very difficult to value.

What are your plans with this site?
I have no drastic plans except to keep speaking my mind and trying to give advice in an arena I control. I give lots of advice in forums but you never know how it will be viewed sandwiched between a post containing lol and spam (As often happens in forums)

What sites are your biggest competitors?
I don't have competition in a sense as if I found a site doing the same thing and it was good, I would link to it. yfs1.com is really about visitor experience and I have no problem linking to any site that adds to that.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
We do, although as any blogger will know, it is commonly for strange terms. I regularly post these and try to present them in a comical way. I call it questions and answers


How have you promoted this site in the past?
Not really, most of the traffic is either from Search Engines or the blog link that many forums display.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Same as always, word of mouth and organic linking. It's not really a site I would promote the same way as my online stores. I prefer the slow growth it has achieved.

Monday, May 29, 2006

African Art

Your name?
David Norden

What is your site called?
African Antiques

How old is the site?
It is on line since 1998

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It is the only portal related on African Antiques

Do you make money from this site?
Yes, I make more than 1500 $ each month only from the advertisings and newsletter promotions.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
The main revenue is adsense at this moment, but the selling of links and promotions for auction houses come inthe second place.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Well the site is making me around 20.000 $ a year minimum, so I guess the value is around 40.000$, but I do not intend to sell it at this moment, and if I would sell it would be to someone in the same business I guess.

What are your plans with this site?
Well I think it should be integrated in a system like Joomla. At this moment it is all made in html and handcoded. But to transfer it on Joomla and to adapt the desgn, I don't know how to do it, and since it has more than 500 pages, it would be quite time consumiing I guess.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
The Museums sites, that have much more links than me,

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
I have a PR5 and rank well for hundreds of words, I have more than 10,000 unique visitors each week..

How have you promoted this site in the past?
All natural search engine visitors, and promotions through link exchanges, but content is the keyword.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I don't promote my website with paid links, only through free advertisements, like this.

Land Rover Forums

Your name?
Serg

What is your site called?
Land Rovers Only

How old is the site?
Almost 3 years old.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Fastest growing Land Rover Forums site.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
AdSense and banner ads.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I have had several offers around $15-20k so far.

What are your plans with this site?
Plan to grow it to make it the biggest Land Rover Forums site. Right now it is #2.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Land Rovers UK is a big site.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Yes I rank well for certain terms.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Through links, AdWords, word of mouth, car shows, you name and I have tried it.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
More of the same including magazine ads.

Free and Secure Image Hosting

Your name?
Dave

What is your site called?
PadlockHost.com

How old is the site?
5 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
All images are hosted on a secure server allowing users to place images in secure pages like PayPal checkouts.

Do you make money from this site?
I do make some revenue but hardly any profit.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Selling text links and Google Adsense.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Not looking to sell, but would value the site at around $300.

What are your plans with this site?
Develope the site with more features.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Paid secure image hosting services.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
The site does not rank very well.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Promotion has been done by forum posting and a myspace profile.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I intend to promote the site through google adsense, paid directory listings, and ad banners.

Finding answers to math or science homework problems

Your name?
Jon Dlouhane

What is your site called?
The Tutor Direct

How old is the site?
Just a month or so old, I am just getting it launched.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
The interactive nature. A lot of homework help websites find information that you can look up. For this website, send me questions and I will post the answer.

Do you make money from this site?
I make money by donation and by adsense (although not much) from this site.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Donation for helping with homework explanations.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I do not wish to sell this site, and I have no reasonable idea as to how much this would sell for, so I would hazard a guess of $100 since I could build another one with similar information quite quickly.

What are your plans with this site?
My plans are to expand the listings of homework answers so that eventually if you have any question in one of the math or science categories, you will be able to find something that is similar to what you are looking for.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
The sites that charge people up front for answers, and there are plenty of them online that charge by the hour, before they work. I will only take donation after the task is completed, to be certain you are happy.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Not yet, but I am still working on the SEO. Like I had said, this is still in the early launch stages.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Submitting to search engines. Pay Per Click via google as well.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I plan to submit articles about homework and school issues with my signature at the bottom. I also wish to get more involved with forums that relate to the task I am attempting to accomplish.

Soccer Forum

Your name?
soccermaniac

What is your site called?
Soccer Enthusiasts Community Forums

How old is the site?
1 month old

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Friendly users and staff

Do you make money from this site?
No

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
None

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Will not sell this site since it is my baby

What are your plans with this site?
To become the biggest soccer forum on the Internet

What sites are your biggest competitors?
bigsoccer.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Ranked good for arsenal vs barcelona and world cup forums ... site is still new and not completely indexed.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Not promoted ... submitted to web directories and word of mouth, also signature in forums

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
In various soccer magazines

Friday, May 26, 2006

Lowrance Products

Your name?
Colin Rees

What is your site called?
Information on Lowrance products and reviews

How old is the site?
3 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
One stop solution for anything related to Lowrance products

Do you make money from this site?
Some not much

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Adsense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
$3,500

What are your plans with this site?
To continually add content and provide a community

What sites are your biggest competitors?
http://www.lowrance.com/ and http://www.lowrancecanada.com/

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Lowrance products top 30 in MSN

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Basically submitted to related sites for backlinks.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Going to try and dabble in Adwords Campaign

GameGum Flash Community

Your name?
Nate Wienert

What is your site called?
GameGum

How old is the site?
~7 Months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Community based flash gaming

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
YPN

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Would not sell, but ~20k once the new version is out.

What are your plans with this site?
Grow grow grow (features, traffic, revenue) and then expand it into a network of related websites.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Newgrounds.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Yes, terms such as 2dplay, armorgames

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Nope, though I just submitted it to some directories

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
More link building and building hype through the next "version" coming out this summer.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Free File Hosting. Mp3, Video, Image Host.

Your name?
Jay Kumar

What is your site called?
Wiki Upload

How old is the site?
1 Month old, Launched on May 1st, 2006

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Massive 5 GB File Size

Do you make money from this site?
Yes.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Ads appearing on certain pages.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
$20,000

What are your plans with this site?
Introduce more Ajax features and stronger user profiles that give a lot more details.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
RapidShare.com and MegaUpload.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site?If yes, for what search terms?
Not as of yet, site is new.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Through press releases and articles.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Continue with press releases and google adwords campaign for file hosting keywords.

Contact Lenses

Your name?
Andi Panenberg

What is your site called?
66 Contact Lenses

How old is the site?
2 Years

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Search contact lenses by contact lenses power

Do you make money from this site?
A bit. Adsense...

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Adsense. Not a lot, makes around $100 / month.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I think that $20,000 would do the trick.

What are your plans with this site?
Improving the search functionality with Contact Lenses, adding more contact lenses online shops to the price comparison section of each and every lens (right now there are prices of 3 shops on each lens)

Adding more vision information to the vision information already present. Offer expert advice on vision related questions.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
My site is Unique. Allaboutvision.com is some sort of competitor.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Blue Contact Lenses, black contact lenses, ~#10-40 at different SEs for the keyword "contact lenses".

How have you promoted this site in the past?
PPC Engines, SEO.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
More SEO, more PPC.

Photography Resources & Forums

Your name?
Tim L. Walker

What is your site called?
PhotographyCorner - but usually simply refered to as "The Corner" by most of the members of the site.

How old is the site?
Just over 2 years old.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
While there are numerous photography sites and forums on the internet, PhotographyCorner is known for having an extremely helpful and active community. There are dozens of members with well over 1000 posts, and you can usually find over 100 people on the site at any given time. People come for the photography resources, but stay for the photography community.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes - but I run this site more for enjoyment than anything else. The time I spend on it isn't justified by the revenue it brings in.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Link sales in our photography directory brings in some revenue, but site and contest sponsors make up most of the revenue for the site. A decent amount of revenue is also brought in via member donations.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
While I have no immediate plans to sell the site, I've been offered $60,000 and declined that offer. It's probably worth around there, if not a little less.

What are your plans with this site?
I will continue to grow the site. Membership is around 7,000 now, with over 1 million pageviews/month. I would like to add more resources, expand the directory, as well as add either a Gallery feature for members, or possibly a photoblog feature (or both!).

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Well, like I previously mentioned, there are numerous photography resource sites out there, however sites like thephotoforum.com and phototakers.com are fairly close competitors.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
I am usually in the top 10 (but usually in top 3-5) on Google, Yahoo & MSN for "photography forum" & "photography forums", top 10 on Yahoo & MSN for "photography". Those are the ones that bring the most traffic.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Yes, it is an on-going process. I employ a large number of strategies to link exchanges with relivant sites, to link building, to banner exchanges, to Google Adwords. The majority of our users find us either by word of mouth, or from links from other sites to our resources.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I will continue to promote the as I have been. The only thing I am adding to the list above is that I am starting to send out press releases for every contest that we do.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Humor site with funny rants, images, and other miscellaneous content.

Your name?
Kaabi

What is your site called?
w4t3r

How old is the site?
About a month

What is the one unique feature of this site?
The NonHomonyms section, very unique.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes, from AdSense.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
AdSense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I doubt I would sell the site, because I've always wanted to run one, but I would sell it for $300 maybe. I know that's high, if someone offered I might sell for lower, but that's just how I imagine it.

What are your plans with this site?
Keep expanding it with new rants, images, nonhomonyms, articles, stories, other stuff.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
I don't consider having competitors, except I guess other sites like mine.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
I rank in altavista, but I don't in Google, yet, but I have submitted by site to Google as well as made a sitemap.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
I use signature advertising, as well as advertise it in a game I play, which works surprisingly well.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Signature advertising and the other way I mentioned.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

New free blog host

Your name?
Anthony Scott

What is your site called?
Out Blogger

How old is the site?
The site was soft launched on May 6, 2006. The official launch and advertising will not likely begin until around June 1, 2006. The site is live and will accept blogs prior to then but is not likely to be very busy.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Friendly Interface (very easy to use)

Do you make money from this site?
Not yet, but we will monetize the model and probably place a single textual advertising panel at the very bottom of every blog.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
See #7

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
We have no plans or intentions on selling the site. It's current value, being brand new and without any significant activities or revenues would be relatively low, probably in the $5k - 10k range.

What are your plans with this site?
Simply put, we plan to offer free fully featured blogs that are easy to setup, use and maintain.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Blogger

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Given this is a new site, we don't yet rank in the search engines.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Not yet, we're soft launched now and just seeking some links out, etc. and getting ready to launch some advertising campaigns.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
We'll draw bloggers in through traditional ad models such as contextual advertising through AdSense and Yahoo Overture. The site markets itself in a viral marketing model in that each active blog has a tiny text link at the bottom of every page which lets viewers to that blog know they can get a free blog as well. Finally, when our bloggers post articles, those articles are automatically submitted out via pings to several blog tracking and indexing services. This provides exposure to our bloggers as well as to our service.

Love Advice

Your name?
Heather Dawson

What is your site called?
DearAnyone

How old is the site?
1 year

What is the one unique feature of this site?
DearAnyone.com allows advice-seeking users to post questions and then visitors to the site give advice by voting on what the advice-seeker should do.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google Adsense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
While I probably would not sell the site at this point, I imagine that it could probably sell for around $3000.

What are your plans with this site?
I would like to continue building up the base of users and traffic and then start adding more features.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
This is a pretty unique site. It's biggest competitors are probably traditional online forums.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
DearAnyone.com ranks pretty high for the search terms "love advice" and "free love advice"

How have you promoted this site in the past?
I have submitted the site to directories but the most successful promotion came by getting DearAnyone.com listed on several "cool site of the day" websites.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I intend to keep building links so that the site gets higher search engine rankings. I hope to also promote it on online message boards.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Daredirectory Free Seo Friendly Webdirectory

Your name?
Lapovita Cosmin

What is your site called?
Daredirectory

How old is the site?
8 days

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It more simple then the other webdirectorys and it;s totaly free

Do you make money from this site?
I have Adsense and A Referral program don't know how much i will make

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Referal Adsense and advertising my services

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I don't want to sell it

What are your plans with this site?
Make it one of the top webdirectorys that are free

What sites are your biggest competitors?
DMOZ

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Just launched now i'm working on it

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Link Building and on the forums i'm a member

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
A more elaborated link campaign and some advertising on some sites baners links

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Coolest hangout space for Global Desis!

Your name?
Prishantek, Inc

What is your site called?
An exciting social network for South Asians.

How old is the site?
3 month old... (yet have got over 950 members and is increasing at the rate of 30-50 member per day. Total page hits last month was 6 millions+ and Alexa Rank is below 20K)

What is the one unique feature of this site?
DesiMySpace.com is a fresh and exciting social network for young Desis from all over the Globe such as; Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepali boys and girls. DesiMySpace offers its members great features such as Chat rooms, Discussion Forums, Groups, Blogs, Polls, Quizzes, Picture Ratings, Classifieds, DesiRadio and thousands of Hindi and English music videos with fully customizable member profile pages.

Do you make money from this site?
Not yet. No advertisements on the site yet. Just added Adbrite advertisements for testing purpose 3 days back.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
None so far. Site is free for members

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
No I do not intend to sell this site. It's my dream to create a network for fellow desis from all over the world.

What are your plans with this site?
Will be offering free SMS world over for free. We will soon add Music and Video uploading for members. We will also offer audio and webcam chat for members.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Myspace.com, Friendster.com, myyearbook.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Until now, we were cleaning the bugs from the site and concentrated on introducing new features such as IM, Chat, Internet Radio, thousands of Music Videos, etc. The site is doing good on Alexa, today's rank is 17426.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
The site was not promoted at all. It was only through word of mouth as we were concentrating on making the site very entertaining and sticky.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
We will go for directory listing, listing in Dmoz.org, Keyword optimization, Link building with Myspace generator sites and south asian forums. Already discussing it with two large forums with 50K+ members. Will expand the network more to make this as the best site for Desis.

Leguidesante.co.uk : the world's leading provider of discounted designer skin care, make-up, cosmetics, perfume and men's and women's fragrances.

Your name?
Toucouleur

What is your site called?
hu... not sure about the answer let's try :Leguidesante : French Beauty products for UK, Health products in United Kingdom

How old is the site?
Ip is 7 months old, domain is only 3 months old

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Direct Online support (i'm very proud about it, i created an online chat which allow customers to be in relation with some professionals)

Do you make money from this site?
Yes (not enought in my point of view, due to the lack of backlinks from Ips in UK)

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google classic

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
1 000 000 €

What are your plans with this site?
To become one of the major actor for fragance, and health & beauty products for United Kingdom (in fact the goal is to be a major actor worldwide)

What sites are your biggest competitors?
http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/
http://www.boots.co.uk/

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
No I don't due (website not old enought)try :
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=skinrenu

How have you promoted this site in the past?
BLs from the french domain, newsletters

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Newsletters, contests, articles and presells pages...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Make Money Today

Your name?
Matthew Keith

What is your site called?
Make Money Today, with No Money and No List

How old is the site?
About 2 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It shows how regular people, without an established name, tons of money or a list of leads and subscribers, can make money starting their very first day, with a product ranked number one in customer satisfaction by J D Power and Associates and an affiliate program recommended by the online business bureau.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Checks from the above mentioned affiliate program.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
This site is not for sale... it actually explains how to make a replica for no cost.

What are your plans with this site?
The affiliate program that the site is based on pays me for the efforts of those I bring into the program, so my plans are to show others how to duplicate my success, showing them exactly how I'm making money with it so that we can all make some great money promoting it. My main goal is to beat the current affiliate program record for most money earned in a month.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Honestly, I don't know of any other than the websites listed above me in the search engines for my keywords.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Quite a few different ones, but the best by far is number 3 in MSN Search for "make money today".

How have you promoted this site in the past?
I started off with a wonderful SEO strategy, then I moved on to writing small articles with my link in the resource box and submitted them to article directories, along with using a signature file with my link in all of the forums I frequent.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I plan on continuing use of articles and forum sig files, but I'm currently working on joint ventures, and plan to make this a big part of my future marketing strategy.

Free Nokia themes - Ringtones

Your name?
Jason

What is your site called?
The Mobile Fun portal

How old is the site?
3 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Huge collection of themes for all phones - Motorla and Sony in addition to Nokia

Do you make money from this site?
yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google Adsense ads so far

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Not sure, a few thousands dollars

What are your plans with this site?
Well I have 650 members and 300 daily visits after 3 months..so I hope for 1 million members and 20,000 daily visits !

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Zedge.net , mobile9.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Many search terms such as "Cartoon theme Nokia 7610", "nokia s60 themes","hot 6600 thems"and such

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Yes, I ran a Google adwords campaign

About raising money for my tuition

Your name?
Desriann Champagnie

What is your site called?
Corporate Sponsorship towards my tuition

How old is the site?
2 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It is my hope to earn money for university by promoting donors website on my blog.

Do you make money from this site?
not yet

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I dont intend to sell.I would sell for my tuition money, which is about 28k.

What are your plans with this site?
I plan to market it to get more traffic and build some sort of a directory on it for weblinks. If it is succesful I can offer scholarships to other needy students.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
I dont think I have any since million dollar homepage has reached it mark.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
not yet

How have you promoted this site in the past?
no

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Blog traffic exchanges, submitting to directories,blogging regularly, sending out press releases and article distribution.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Real estate website development, design, software

Your name?
Yaroslav Korchagin

What is your site called?
Real estate website development

How old is the site?
About 4 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Two websites in one: the website http://www.site4re.com/offers the service of real estate website development and is at once a demo site of this service.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Development of real estate websites, selling real estate software

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
About $7500.00

What are your plans with this site?
Selling our services and making money :)

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Except websites development, we offer a unique service of ongoing website support and haven't found any competitors for such service yet (for real estate niche).

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Real estate website creation
Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 3
Create real estate website

Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 1
Real estate cms

Position in MSN 3 ; Position in Yahoo 3
Real estate content management system

Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 1
Real estate website cms

Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 1
Real estate website content management system

Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 1
Real estate website development

Position in MSN 1 ; Position in Yahoo 4
Real estate website software

Position in MSN 3 ; Yahoo updating its results for it
Real estate website design development
Position in MSN 5 ; Position in Yahoo 15
Real estate support services

Position in MSN 2 ; Yahoo updating its results for it
Real estate website content

Position in MSN 2 ; Position in Yahoo 3
Real estate website

Position in MSN 8 ; Yahoo updating its results for it

How have you promoted this site in the past?
SEO is our specialization, the website was developed on our proprietary Content Management System that optimize website for Search Engines very well. After that we have increased a number of links to our website that gave us 4 PR and thanks to our CMS our website became visiting by target audience.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
We're going to go on increasing number of links to our website: writing articles and making link exchange with relevant websites.

Myspace Stuff

Your name?
Thom Jenkins

What is your site called?
Your Space Zone

How old is the site?
Rather new, just a month or two.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
The ability to adopt a zonebat - www.yourspacezone.com/animals

Do you make money from this site?
Yes a little.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Adsense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
No intention to sell at the mo but probably low $xxxx range.

What are your plans with this site?
Developing more interactive pets and other unique flash features for myspace profiles.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Sites like www.myspacesupport.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
The sites isn't really old enough to rank too well but I am working on it.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Yes.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Through forums and Zonebat seems to be quite viral with regards to marketing.

Soccer Wives

Your name?
Simon Page

What is your site called?
Soccer wives

How old is the site?
1 month

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Soccerwives is dedicated to the beautiful wives behind the famous soccer players and beautiful female fans. Soccerwives wants to concentrate on the female aspects of the game.

Do you make money from this site?
Not Yet:

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
T-shirt selling and Adsense

What are your plans with this site?
To earn a revenue of $5/day

What sites are your biggest competitors?
None, directly. Indirect I guess soccer forums

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Not yet

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Being reviewed by Contest of Champions is my first promotion.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I am planning to do some link exchanges with soccer forums and soccer related blogs. Maybe use adwords to promote my soccer wife t shirts.

PicArena Image Fight

Your name?
Levent Gunes

What is your site called?
PicArena Image Fight

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Compare the number of image search results for two competing keywords.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google Adsense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I do not intend to sell this site.

What are your plans with this site?
I will add some useful features.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
http://www.googlefight.com/

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Not yet.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Directory submissions.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
More directory submissions

Plug your website for free!

Your name?
Jeff

What is your site called?
DailyPlug

How old is the site?
1 week

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Advertising your link for free

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google Ads and people buying permanent 'plugs'

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
If I were to sell it right now? $100 because of a unique script.

What are your plans with this site?
To get it pretty popular 30+ links per day

What sites are your biggest competitors?
To get it pretty popular 30+ links per day

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Not really, we just opened.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Sitepoint & Digital Point so far

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Posting on various forums and ranking high in top-sites

Mobile Softwares,Mobile Ringtones,Wallpapers,Themes,Cool SMS messages,Mobile Tutorials

Your name?
Lijo George

What is your site called?
MobUniverse

How old is the site?
Just 26 days

What is the one unique feature of this site?
All Mobile Stuffs Under One Rof

Do you make money from this site?
Ya

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
for 1000$

What are your plans with this site?
I am building links,updating daily

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Dont know

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Just launched. Hope to have a good position

How have you promoted this site in the past?
No

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Building More Links

Fitness

Your name?
Ron Swerdfiger

What is your site called?
World Fitness

How old is the site?
2 weeks

What is the one unique feature of this site?
I think what makes our site unique is that we provide the latest news and information on health and fitness

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Adsense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
5,000

What are your plans with this site?
I want the site to be a large and respected health and fitness resource

What sites are your biggest competitors?
I don’t think we will have any major competition

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
No, not yet

How have you promoted this site in the past?
lots of article and directory submission

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I hope that our content and services will be the main factor in promoting the site

Washington Nationals Fans

Your name?
Bill Cook

What is your site called?
Nats Chat

How old is the site?
The site is about 2 days old but already we have ahandful of active members and the site appears to be growing steadily.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It is the one site thatprovides everything a Washington Nationals fan would want in a site.

Do you make money from this site?
I hope to make some money fromadvertisers but mainly it is a labor of love.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
At this point it isadvertisers, namely - adsense. Eventually I hope to have a merchandisesection of the site and perhaps have my own advertisers instead of usingadsense.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I don't think it is worth anything right now. Maybe a couple hundreddollars for the design and work that has gone into it.

What are your plans with this site?
I hope to make it the #1 site forWashington Nationals fans.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
There aren't manycompetitiors, which is why I built the site. There aren't many sites thatprovide this type of website to the Washington Nationals fans. So, I madeNats Chat to fill the his need.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
If yes, for whatsearch terms? I expect to rank well in the SERPS in time. Since the siteis so new we haven't had a chance to get any good rankings. But give ussome time and Nats Chat will be at the top of Google.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
At this point I amworking on SEO to promote it. However, I will be contacting baseballbloggers to see if I can get them to mention the site on their blogs. Also, I will be going to Nationals games and handing out flyers and such

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I am hoping thatword of mouth will do the trick. However, to get that ball rolling, I planto distribute flyers at games, have contests on the site, and anythingelse I can come up with.

Premier online leather marketplace brings age-old industry and expanded market of consumers.

Your name?
Frank Barajas

What is your site called?
LeatherPages.com

How old is the site?
4 years plus

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It is the largest online leather marketplace with over 93,000 manufacturers and suppliers. It provides an abundant number of free marketing tools for manufacturers and leather consumers alike.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes, the site provides several paid services.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
The primary revenue streams for this site are “yellowpages” type directory advertising on the site which includes company profile pages as well as banner advertising.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
There are currently no plans to sell the site. A custom content management script (one of a kind) as well as the content, user base, hard revenues and potential for significant ongoing revenues values this site in at $20,000 to $35,000.

What are your plans with this site?
There is a significant redesign planned. These include making the site a little more SE friendly. Some of the other enhancements includes additional free tools as well as the introduction of paid services such as auctions and consulting services for this market space.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
There are a few sites that compete in the same market space but none provide the abundant number of services the site does or have the market dominance currently being shown by LeatherPages.com.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Until recently some of these keywords included leather, leather supplier, leather jackets and other similar terms. Our SERPs strength lies in allowing our site to rank very well for specific company names, through the use of our individual company profile pages. Large and small leather companies who do not have an online presence but are on our site are easily found on the search engines. In fact, some of our profile pages rank higher than a companies own site.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
We’ve used both online and offline strategies. Some of these include offering discounted pricing for companies that hold valid memberships in leather trade organizations, marketing at trade fairs, email promotions and of course advertising on our competitor’s sites using adwords!


Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
We plan on kicking things up a notch. We will continue to investigate new online and offline marketing models. We are also looking at stepping back and using some of the online strategies that were popular 5 or 6 years ago that many have abandoned but that are clearly still very viable marketing venues.

Get your Cheap Laptops Here - Get your Cheap Notebooks Here - Get your Cheap Computer Accessories here

Your name?
Colin Crawford

What is your site called?
ideliverit

How old is the site?
Since May 2004

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Cheap Laptops

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Computer Equipment Sales

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
5-10K

What are your plans with this site?
Build on marketing and content to gain more traffic for more sales.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
www.laptops.com.au; www.notebooks.com.au

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
MSN #1 for cheap notebooks. Yahoo #1 fro cheap notebooks.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Link building with Anchor Text. Submissions to SE's. SEO.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Write more articles in new Blog. More SEO and more links and more exposure in DP forum.

Cheap Cars - Prestige Cars - Unbeatable Prices - Sydney - Brisbane - Coffs Harbour Accessories here

Your name?
Colin Crawford

What is your site called?
Fleet Cars Direct

How old is the site?
April 2006

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Quality late model vehicles at unbeatable prices

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Vehicle Sales

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
0. Site is too new

What are your plans with this site?
Build on marketing and content to gain more traffic for more sales.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
http://carsguide.news.com.au/; www.notebooks.com.au

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Not yet. Too soon. Statcounter is picking up keywords for direct cars, cars direct and fleet cars at present.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Link building with Anchor Text. Submissions to SE's. SEO.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
More SEO and more links and more exposure in DP forum

Nice domain names available for registration

Your name?
Chris

What is your site called?
Get Domains or Get Domains Blog

How old is the site?
opened since january 06

What is the one unique feature of this site?
the feature is that the available names given are valuable, one can make money reselling them on the domain market

Do you make money from this site?
little revenue yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
1 adsense bloc, i will add another one for improving revenue

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
around $150 - 200

What are your plans with this site?
in fact the site will be for sale in short time, as i have other projects needing more time

What sites are your biggest competitors?
i offer for free what other give for money, so not too much competition

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
search engine ranking in domain names is really tough, i don't rank high, as all domain companies are ranking for similar terms, they have the money to rank high; but i think "get domains" keywords are strong enough to have direct type ins in browsers

How have you promoted this site in the past?
i made promotion in some directories, but mainly on forums, through signature links and posts; and some ppl blogged about my site without asking them, makes me a little proud

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
i will continue as i do, and try to have more articles written about it

Free Smilies

Your name?
Praveen

What is your site called?
Free Smilies

How old is the site?
Close to 1 year.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Top free smiley site offering more than 5000 smilies with direct link feature

Do you make money from this site?
yes.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Adsense and Fastclick

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
dont have any plans to sell it.

What are your plans with this site?
keep adding more smilies and keep it free always

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Other free sites offering similar content.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Yes. wouldnt wanna give that away

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Ofcourse.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bit Mesra, News

Your name?
Shabda

What is your site called?
Bit Mesra Times.

How old is the site?
1 Year

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Contains news from Birla Institute of technology, Ranchi

Do you make money from this site?
No

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
None.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Donot intend to sell. 100 $.

What are your plans with this site?
Just my personal hobby.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
None. Very Niche site.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
Yes. PR 4. Bit Mesra.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
No. Still has good traffic for a niche site.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
It gets some organic linkings, because of being only site in its niche. I might do directory submissions.

A novice's journey throgh SEO land.

Your name?
Shabda

What is your site called?
Alice in the SEO wonderland.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Contains a out of the box look at Search engines, traffic and SEO.

Do you make money from this site?
No.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
None.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
Do not intend to sell. 75$.

What are your plans with this site?
To post my articles about SEO, SE and related topics.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
Too many to mention.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
No. Just started. Most of traffic is through digg and social bookmarking sites.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Yes. Using digg.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I post the stories on digg which gets me a moderate amount of traffic. Since the artices here are pretty original, I do get some of the readers to link back. Might do article and directory submissions.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Premier online resource for information about simple living with a "green" twist

Your name?
Heleigh Bostwick

What is your site called?
Marigold Lane

How old is the site?
8 months old

What is the one unique feature of this site?
The concept behind the website, which I have to add, is probably lost on everyone because I don't have explained anywhere on the website. This is going to change though.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes. Slow but steady-and increasing every month.

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Google AdSense

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
I do not intend to sell this site. I have absolutely no idea how much it would sell for--$350????

What are your plans with this site?
To continue adding content that interests me. I think I have about 100 pages now. At some point I may spin off the Writing Services section. I will probably not add any additional topic sections, but who knows?

What sites are your biggest competitors?
The Green Guide, but really there is no comparison as that website has been around much longer. There may be a few other small websites as well.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
I think PR3 and PR4 for some pages. Almost every page of content on the website is in the top ten (i.e first page) for a Google search. I write about what I enjoy and do not actively look for high paying keywords. However, once I've decided on my topic, I do search for the keyword phrase that I think most people would use when searching for information on the topic.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Submitted to directories, free press release websites, signatures in email and forum postings, written (paid) articles for other websites with a link in the bio, and my favorite-product reviews. I'd have to say though that none of these are all that effective though. Most of my traffic comes from plain old search engines-not links from other websites.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
The same as I have been. Techniques that seem to work for others do not seem to work for my website, probably because it is a niche topic(s) with a limited but devoted audience.

Little ways to earn some extra income

Your name?
Daniel Harrison

What is your site called?
Little Earner

How old is the site?
8 months

What is the one unique feature of this site?
Making tried and tested money ideas and reviews available for free.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Affiliate schemes for systems and techniques I have tried. Advertising via google.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
No intention to sell. Would value at $300

What are your plans with this site?
Develop and promote it further with more useful information.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
www.moneysavingexpert.com
www.500ways.co.uk

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
#9 for "Extra Cash" in msn.co.ukGenerally lower in Google.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Forum signatures, directory submissions.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
Competitions, Awards, Article Directories.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

FSBO Real Estate

Your name?
Stuart C. McHenry III

What is your site called?
Obares.com

How old is the site?
Created Jan 2006

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It's the world's largest FSBO website and it's FREE

Do you make money from this site?
sure

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Contexual advertising

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
hmmmm... well it's hard to put a price on thi site. There is no other site like this around. Over 500,000 pages indexed in Google. I'd say in the range of $200K

What are your plans with this site?
Bring home buyers and sellers together for free.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
www.fsbo.com

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
we get about 2000 unique visits per day

How have you promoted this site in the past?
banner advertising, adwords

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
same way