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07-05-2005, 03:54 PM
Your name: Jay Goodfellow
Your Email address: jay@rivux.com
URL of the site: http://www.diamondsfaq.com
Age of site: 2 months
Traffic statistics (PageViews & Uniques ONLY): Please see http://www.diamondsfaq.com/stats/
Source of traffic: links/se/adwords
Asking price: $800
Gross and net revenue per month (Total): ~$100 - ~$50
The specific source of your revenue : adwords
Copyright status of the content on the site: articles and content are published with permission
Any other pertinent data:

The revenue comes from adsense and the main source of traffic is adwords. The site has been up since the end of May and the adsense/adwords screencaps are below. Any questions let me know.



Included in the sale is the domain, content, design, adwords keywords and links to diamondsfaq from my sites will stay up for 2 months. As well you get 10 free paid submissions to http://www.portalboost.com/

If anyone needs anything just let me know.

07-07-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi Rivux,

Is this site still for sale?

If so, please note that stat documents and revenue/expenditure screen caps appear to be inaccessible. I get a 404 when trying to access the stats folders, and 'forbidden' errors when trying to access the Google data.

Kind regards,

07-08-2005, 02:02 AM
Thanks for the heads up Czar, there was an issue with the htaccess that I didn't realize was blocking other people from viewing the folders. Its been corrected and everything should be ok now, and yes the site is still for sale.

07-08-2005, 11:06 AM
Hi Rivux.

Getting this on your site I'm afraid :confused:

Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/diamonds/public_html/includes/header.html on line 2
I cannot connect to the database because: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

07-08-2005, 11:16 AM
I just checked and am not getting that error message, or any error message, could someone else check for me. Thanks.

(ps. this sale is going smoothly so far, lol)

07-08-2005, 11:36 AM
Rivux, I just checked and I'm not getting an error message either at this time. But you are releasing more AdSense information than Google says you should. You aren't suppose to tell the click-through rates. Confidentiality. You agree not to disclose Google Confidential Information without Google's prior written consent. "Google Confidential Information" includes without limitation: (a) all Google software, technology, programming, specifications, materials, guidelines and documentation relating to the Program; (b) click-through rates or other statistics relating to Site performance in the Program provided to You by Google; and (c) any other information designated in writing by Google as "Confidential" or an equivalent designation. However, You may accurately disclose the amount of Google’s gross payments to You pursuant to the Program. Google Confidential Information does not include information that has become publicly known through no breach by You or Google, or information that has been (i) independently developed without access to Google Confidential Information, as evidenced in writing; (ii) rightfully received by You from a third party; or (iii) required to be disclosed by law or by a governmental authority.

07-08-2005, 11:43 AM
You are correct larwee, I just went back over their ToS and i am not allowed to show CTR, so I have blacked out the first three boxes, thanks for the heads up.

07-10-2005, 10:42 PM
Is the $800.00 your asking price or is this an auction?

How much do you pay for hosting? How much time does this site require of you.



07-10-2005, 11:09 PM
The site uses about 60mb a month of bandwidth and 3mb of diskspace so the hosting costs are almost nil. I don't spend anytime on the site except to answer the occasional email (about 1 a week from someone asking about where to buy diamonds or if I want to buy diamonds from them, they are amusing to read).

The $800 was an asking price but I have received offers(nothing I like yet) but $800 takes it no questions asked, if you want to offer something less just let me know and we can talk.

07-12-2005, 02:38 AM
Ive updated the adsense and adword stats for july, they can be seen in the links in my first post.

07-15-2005, 12:01 AM
Just an update, Ive gotten some offers in the $450-$550 range which is unfortunately a bit less then what I am willing to sell the site for. Something that starts with a 6 would be a great starting point for offers in the future.

Also the Google PR update is going on and it looks like it has a PR of 4 which is nice.

07-15-2005, 05:25 AM
Thread closed due to excessive "bumps". From the rules, "4. Do not "push/bump" your own topic"

If anyone is interested in this site, please contact the thread starter privately. Good luck! :)

08-05-2005, 09:02 PM
The seller has just informed me that this site has successfully been sold.

Congratulations Jay! :)

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