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ChristmasCards.co.uk

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  1. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member

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    Very popular keyword I would imagine.

    Thoughts on value would be appreciated.

    Cheers, Phil
     
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  3. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    How popular

    I would be interested to hear how popular a search phrase like 'Christmas Cards' is... How could I find this out to help put a value on this domain?

    Cheers, Phil
     
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    Google Trends

    Google Trends is a good place to start. Here's an example Google Trends
    If it's in there then it's searched for quite a lot.
     
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    Hmmm this is a tough one for me.

    As it is based around "christmas" then the site is pretty much obselete for 9-10 months of the year in my opinion.

    I have a loan site which is very very busy around christmas time but dead all the year around (yes it is a christmas loans website)

    I really like the domain name, but find it hard to put a value on it

    My estimate would be low £x,xxx to the right seller at a push :)
     
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    I think domainseller200 is spot on i like the name and think the value is right good luck with it
     
  7. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    Thanks for being prepared to put a value on it.

    However if this is all I could get for it, it's not going to be worth my while reselling it!

    Ho Hum!!
     
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    Some products 'I feel' don't translate that well to online sales and xmas cards being of very low value are one that people would tend to get locally rather than online, albeit you can get custom and high end value cards printed but that removes the mass market.

    Extremely seasonal obviously so a hard one to find an owner for at a decent price.
     
  9. paulleahy United Kingdom

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    Try selling it at Christmas the price should go up
     
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    Only problem with that is the buyer is 12 months away from doing anything with it, a savy buyer would buy it now to be ready for Dec.
     
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    exactly,you don't know how it is going to take google to index it,or how long to optimise,the Christmas trade would have passed before it is seen.
     
  12. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    Optimising for Google

    Thanks for comments.

    I'd be surprised if it is difficult to optimise...

    I owned bamboo-flooring.com and optimised for Google.
    Reached No.1 on Google.com for the search term 'bamboo flooring' and then sold it.

    If you search for 'bands' on www.Yahoo.co.uk, Bands dot co.uk is now No.7
    (yes, it is no-where to be seen on Google!)

    Unfortunately I've left my MacBook at work, else I would have designed and put up a simple holding page... But next week, I'm up for the challenge, and will see how quickly I can get it indexed!;)
     
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  13. domainseller200 United Kingdom

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    Quite alot of competition for the phrase and some established sites in the top 3 on google :(

    Good luck with it anyway whatever you decide to do ;)

    Ps I can get a site indexed in 24 hours and My record is 5 hours wey hey lol ! :)
     
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    Have you seen that company that sell birthday cards online? They have ads on TV. I think its called MoonPig, dont know how popular it is but if they sell alot people may get used to buying cards online making the opportunity for this domain greater.

    I would get it ranked in top 5 in google for 'Christmas cards' and then sell it, because the new owner could start trading instantly and not have to worry about ranking in time for Xmas.

    Offering free xmas e-cards as well would surely drum up traffic and inbounds.
     
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    are you selling that name?
     
  16. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    Am sounding out some end users at the moment, but would consider all serious offers.
     
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    Christmas Cards

    OK, so I've just put up a simple holding page.
    Will see if I can get it indexed in Google in under 5 hours!
     
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