January 30th, 2009
Search Engines adore aged sites…
Browse through our numerous dropship case studies and compare how new and established dropship sites drive traffic. If the site is 2+ years old the owners practically spend nothing to drive visitors if they do not want to increase their traffic with PPC – they are happy with steady flow of traffic driven organically. This allows them to save a LOT of money.
Why do search engines act like that? I have their own list of factors how to rank sites and age is one of the key indicators that a website is legal and has quality products/ services/ content. But age must be supported by references from other sites/ links and other trust indicators…
Today’s dropship business case owner runs a small basket dropship business for nearly seven years. It sounds amazing to me – the guy is familiar with e-commerce and dropshipping for ages.
As a kind of a reward from search engines – all his traffic is organic. I guess it takes him 2-4 hours per week to run the site. Do not you find that it is a nice profit – $1 000 for 12 hours of work per month? Though he does not mention his costs – probably it is much lower than $1 000. He is likely to pay Yahoo! monthly fee as his project hosted with their platform – I am not sure how much it is nowadays.
Established Basket Dropship Site for Sale
Yahoo! e-commerce hosted picnic basket site
• URL: www.epicnicbasket.com
• Established: Fri Apr 06 2001
• Page views/month: 7,000
• Monthly Revenue (USD): 1,000
• Google Pagerank: 2
• Uniques/Month: 2,000
• Sold: $5 000
established in: 4/2001
the site is a dropship site that sells picnic baskets and similar from 3 different manufacturers.
it’s hosted on the yahoo ecommerce platform and has a customized theme by solid cactus.
Upkeep is minimal – probably once a year I add some new products to it.
Revenue last 12 month: $12,765.00
Profit margin approx. 50.00% (depending which manufacturer/ items )
Unique Visitors last 12 month: 25,307
all organic traffic .
ranked #6 for picnic basket
ranked #3 for picnic baskets in google.