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buy an adnsense website?
yes another one of these

 11:39 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have only one website, a it is still young <3 months, I don't have the courage nor the knowledge to start another one, I was thinking of buying one. There are a lot of dirty cheap website being sold at ebay already established(they say) for about $5. - cheaper than the domain name alone. I know i can't expect much out of these but the question is can it be BAD for my other site or worse case i lose $5?



 11:50 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

An established site for $5? Only a fool would genuinely offer such a deal. And only a greater fool would buy one.


 12:14 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can buy a website, You shouldn't buy an "adsense-website".

And, but, OMG, who the bleep, why in the bleep, would sell a bleeping website for 5 bleeping bucks? Is it the exponential growth of population, the food, radiation or what?

PS. That wasn't towards you GiveMeMore.


 12:19 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think I got my answer :) and you got a nice laugh :)



 1:03 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Since when do you need to be courageous to make websites?


 1:21 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>>I don't have the knowledge to start another one

This is the crux of the whole adsense problem.
Adsense was designed to be a way of easily monetising a successful site. One that exists for its readers and was written by someone that had something unique or interesting to say. Not as a way of getting rich quick. If you have not got the ability to do this then adsense isnt for you. In the same way that 99% of people would not make successful writers. Only a few are good enough to be best sellers and all the rest even if published earn peanuts...


 2:26 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Only a fool would genuinely offer such a deal. And only a greater fool would buy one.

Great wisdom in that line. Reminds me of the line in Princess Bride which is escaping me now ... and too lazy to Google it.



 2:38 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

A while back, I bought a stack of ready made adense "Goldmines" on ebay. I bought them in the knowledge they were likely to be completely useless, but there might be a nugget of useful stuff there I could build a site with.


In fact, I managed to beat him down by putting in a final offer of half the asking price and he accepted. What I got was as described in that it was a bunch of sites with the option to insert your adsense code, but the sites had no content to speak of. Some had free to use articles, some just the structure of the site. Anyhow, I did work on one of them that looked likely to be of interest, and got it online.

By the time I'd paid for the sites, paid to register a domain, paid adwords to get some traffic I was WAY out of profit.

It has to be said that the idea of getting a topic you are interested in / know something about is the best route. In that way you do create some original content to monetize. People do buy and sell websites all the time, but we are talking a LOT of money to buy a successful one. Buying a bunch of cheap ones off ebay is not the way to go.

[edited by: FortySomething at 2:41 pm (utc) on Nov. 10, 2006]


 2:50 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

> Adsense was designed to be a way of easily monetising a successful site

No, AdSense was designed to give Google a chance to monetize on the rest of the WWW, brilliant, works well, I love it, but please do not feed us corporate marketing materials as facts.

On the original question:
The problem is not in how much a web site costs to buy, it could be a giveaway with a pack of chewing gum, the issue is will it get any traffic?


 9:05 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

BTW, after you buy that $5 website, sticky me for other great deals like the Brooklyn Bridge or you could even buy the Statue of Liberty in a bank foreclosure sale, it has great foot traffic.


 12:25 am on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

You really have to ask yourself why these sites are for sale in the first place. They are just standardized cut and paste with virtually no value ( or about $5.00). You can certainly come up with better than that. Think about a topic you're passionate about. Start a free blog, register a domain name for $9.00 bucks and start with a free template, anything but buying cookie cutters on eBay. /endrant


 12:45 am on Nov 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

thank you all for having a go at this thread :)

TheDonster, just a point i think you missed I already own a website and working hard (real hard) on it, about 3 hours a day for the last 3 months.

but again thanks If i don't find another subject of interest to me, I'll stick with one website for now

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