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how many domains do you run, what's the general avg. on this?

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11:58 pm on Dec 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Greetings,

To start off, I realize this type of question is very hard to answer and there is no general rule. My intention is to merely get an understanding of what others are doing.

Models: 1) small piece of a big pie, but many small pieces
2) big piece of the pie, but few pieces.

Which model do you guys do? If one can make $100 from a site which little or know effert, why not create 100 sites like it?

Benits: diversified with multiple revenue streams, hard to manage so many etc etc.

OR

Work hard on 1 site, focus, narrow the niche and make loads of profits.

drawbacks: all eggs in 1 basket

Which model do you guys employ?

3:19 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got 32 domains. 12 are Amazon sites that got a total of about 500,000 listings in Google, eight are content sites, one is a pharmacy site.... I spread it around on different domains. Per PR, there is a max on the numbers of pages you get crawled in Google. More domains= more pages that can get indexed.
3:51 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How many of the 500,000 pages ever see a visitor?

I would guess the average would surely be double digits. If you have a company or a staff, hundreds if not thousands of domains is common.

4:24 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There geting about 10,000 page views today. It's much easior to get visitors to the content sites than the store sites, since there are a few hundred other Amazon clone sites trying to get the visitors.
4:44 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I guess if you own 50+ domains, you would have to handle the email for each domain very efficiently.

A good idea would be to forward all email to a central account, and then reply using the sites original domain, is that what you guys do?

I would hate to see how long it takes to check 1000 different email accounts on your computer!

Actually on that note, what is the general rule on email addresses, I guess its a MUST to establish a trust with the visitor when sellling affiliates?

5:14 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't even have an E-mail address on my Amazon sites, and last quarter I made $5,586.35, and in the last seven days have made $971.74 from Amazon. All I do is get people to Amazon and let them do the rest. Now if you sell stuff yourself, then yes, you probably have to have an E-mail address listed on the site.
9:09 am on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have in the 3 digit range of domains... many are awaiting sites I have planned for them, but many are also up and running :).
4:51 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Amazon can make that much? I just don't believe it! I've heard of $200/month but that is just nuts!

Do you host all the domains on the SAME I.P address? Does it make a difference?

What would be great, which is something I'm planning, is to develop a database driven applicatino that will figure out what domain the site is for, and show relavent data for it --> 1 website that is actual n websites with all the data coming from the db.

After what you guys have told me, I think this is the best approach. Its a nighmare to handle all those domains, 1 single-point of reference will make this easier on me!

Ofcourse this is assuming the site structure will be the same for all (generally).

6:11 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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All on the same IP address. Mod_rewrite is the secret! As soon as I used that, BANG, I started geting GoogleBombed. Now I'm trying to keep Google away from the sites. Half a milion 'files' indexed is more than enough. (I'll take the blame for Amazon sites always being at the top of Google.) I made public my mod_rewrite hack, and when Google next updated, bang, Amazon was #1, and there were a ton of sites with thousands of indexed Amazon files.
6:59 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jesse, do you mean sites that have only Amazon links, like a bookstore? Or sites that have other products with Amazon links to books on the same subject as your main product?
1:09 am on Dec 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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An item page will have reviews, a product description, images, and links to similer items to choose from. All the content on the pages come right from Amazon themselves, using there AWS services.
9:50 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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but where do you get the items to list in the first place? a handmade database of asin numbers? automatically from aws (if so how?)
10:49 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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stargeek, to leave this thread On-topic I'd suggest you to have a look at the following thread:
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2:00 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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We have around 60 internal sites, and another 25-30 that we manage for clients.

50 of those are run under a single network email address that the individual emails forward to. They then get responded to by the generic network address.

2:04 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have about 10.
3:39 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi have 250+ domains, some of which are multiply copies of the original domain, But as a helping hand, I suggest to have 3 independent domains for each product field.

Domain 1, Very very simple and user friendly, nil bells and whistles. basic navigation. (Three Page click through from home page to payment page.) Nil Cookies only url data transfer.
Domain 2, Average size site, normal shopping cart e.g. like your competitors would have. Cookies maybe.
Domain 3, Elaborate site, Corporate feel, with every Accessory available. Multiply ordering and order tracking, online help, forums, date reminders full cookies etc,

I would certainly build Domain 1 first, Domain 2 second then Domain 3 thrid,

Surprisingly enough Domain 1 always outsells domain 2 and 3 in my case.

I guess KISS works every time (KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid )

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