I am looking for someone interested in taking WebHostingForums.org (Web Hosting Forums) over and bringing it to next profitable level. WebHostingForums.org is one and a half years old forum site launched back in mid-2010 and dedicated to all things web hosting. The potential here is immense and in right hands this is a true gem, making thousands every month! Too bad, but during this year I was unable to find power in me to work with it. I had few kind members ready to give a hand in helping manage the forum.
The forum ranks on all major search engines for its keywords, I see page #1 rankings in all three - Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Among the countries searching for web hosting forums the most are US, UK, Australia, and Canada. This is fantastic traffic to have, no doubts. Advertisers pay huge amounts for visitors from the mentioned countries.
The exact keyphrase "web hosting forums" gets approx. 1,000 searches every month in Google alone, and that is a lot in such profitable niche as web hosting is. I want to underline that those are exact-match searches. Every search is a potential member, and every member is more contents on the site, which in result brings even more traffic from search engines. All this opens huge growth and profit possibilities.
The singular phrase "web hosting forum" with exact search volume of 1,900 is also easily targetable with the plural domain WebHostingForums.org. CPC is around $7 for both these phrases!
It's worthless mentioning that web hosting niche is one of the highest paying, and that it's not going to disappear anytime soon. WebHostingForums.org is a safe investment.
What I like about WebHostingForums.org is its Web 2.0-ness. With that I mean, it's the visitor who creates the content.
I ask again, are you making any sort of constant profite of your website. What can be done was not my question, what was done is the answer I am looking for. Considering, you have two failed selling attempt at flippa.
SeriesN, that was not meant as an answer to your question. Posted almost simultaneously.
The forum is not monetized besides this Lunarpages affiliate banner on the home page only. I had an AdSense box in that place and was receiving multi-dollar clicks from time to time. No doubts, installing ads deeper in the site, for example between posts, would give better results.
Thanks for the interest, but it's against AdSense TOS to show exact CPC amounts, so I am afraid I won't be able to provide such information. Also I have no AdSense channels set up for the site anymore. Please refer to Google's Keyword Tool for approximate CPC amounts in the web hosting industry.
Regarding the listings at Flippa,
Both listings received a lot of interest but ended unsold. First one a few months ago because of reserve not being met, ending with highest bid of $2000. The second one was purchased at BIN price of $2800, but the buyer failed to send the payment although was far with the transaction at Escrow.com. Also there is a number of offers in the 1k-2k range accumulated during that time.
If $xxx amount per month is the only consideration, perfect, but I want to invite seeing also other factors such as the domain name and rankings. The age and 'viewing-eye' is already there and with some reorganization the forum could be bringing in immediate income.