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    SitePoint Enthusiast homesonsale's Avatar
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    Question Whats going on? new sites for sale making $$,000 per month

    In the Sell Your Site forum there are loads of myspace sites, fresh from the registrar for sale making so many thousands per month. Now why if these sites are the goldmine they appear to be are they being sold off so soon?

    It seems that they are using Yahoo which does not target the adverts to the site, all adverts seem to be for finance, debt, mortgage ... If I am right the audience for myspace is teens - early 20's hardly out for debt relief, home refinancing, veteran loans, credit reports or medical insurance. So the folk visiting are just cluelessly clicking on adverts with profiles next to them draining the advertisers budget like theres no tomorrow?

    My guess is that this will be over before we know it - yahoo will loose advertisers, and adsense will rule?

    I am not criticising those with the sites - just trying to get my head around the whole thing! What do you think? Should we all be buying these sites from ebay and profiteering?

    See just a small selection
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363542
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364073
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362672
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362420
    Last edited by homesonsale; Mar 30, 2006 at 20:29.

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    SitePoint Addict yourhostnow's Avatar
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    And how is this "Forum Support" ?

    Well anyway, I don't think YPN will fail. I have dropped adsense and moved to Yahoo because of their GREAT $$ per click. With adsense, I could get 10 clicks and get like a dollar. With yahoo, I'd usually get $8-$10 for 10 clicks. Very good payouts.

    And why would advertisers leave yahoo if they were getting clicks from 20 y/o's? Woulden't that be their target audience? Young people in debt that click the ad about debt and financing would be fariley targeted. So I don't know why they wopuld leave YPN because of that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourhostnow
    And how is this "Forum Support" ?
    The thread was moved here
    Homesonsale has posted it in a different forum.
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    SitePoint Enthusiast homesonsale's Avatar
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    Was posted in general chat - which I thought was more suited!

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    This thread definitely doesn't belong in General Chat as it is not offtopic.

    It definitely is in a grey area as to how to classify it.

    I've moved this to Business & Legal issues as you are talking about a business model and questioning its success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    I've moved this to Business & Legal issues as you are talking about a business model and questioning its success.
    It's success depends on the apathy of ad networks who to date have paid little attention to what publishers are doing.

    The word "scam" describes the business model best. YPN have clarified their publisher requirements, these sites usually aren't in line with them, and they get rid of them asap because when YPN finally puts their foot down they'll be kicked.


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