Discussion in 'Sold Domains' started by websaway, May 20, 2011.
youthHostels co uk $5,000
What a bargain !
It didn't attract any further bids when it was pushed to auction.
I don't personally think it's a bargain and would have been happy to sell it at that price 8)
It's amazing for an end user 3600 exacts £3125 = less than £1 per exact search, for ever.
You make it sound so easy yet you need to consider a few things >
1st you need to get ranked at number 1 then consider the fact that a generic at number 1 only gets 30% to 40% of traffic so assuming 40% that = approx 1500 UVs and then you have the bounce rate to consider and then the conversion rate and it doesn't leave you with a lot for your money so like I said I think it's about right for the price.
inclined to agree, had it been 'backpackers' then another story alltogether
It's not a bad domain, but I wouldn't say it's a bargain either. It would appear most hostels don't even use the word 'youth' infront of them anymore, opting to use just 'hostel' or 'backpackers' accomodation instead (obviously with the exception of the YHA).
As doodlebug says, time and therefore money will still be needed to get it to rank at #1. It's shouldn't be impossible to get a cheaper or reg fee domain to rank at number one for far less than £3100, so the valuation of less than £1 per exact is a bit irrelevant really.
yes I agree for an internet marketer your figures have merit but would stress the value to an end user is different, even viewing the listing without clicking is a benefit. This is a generic brand domain, not a fad, not a come and go thing, you have to consider the long term marketing of an entity and the cost of a domain in the whole scheme of things.
for an end user how is it irrelevant, you have to pay 36p per click for eternity ?
yet backpackers only gets 1600 exacts
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