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25 Must Bookmark Tools For The Website Flipper

Wed, May 21, 2008


To be successful in this game, you must have a good selection of tools to help you do your job. Most of them are free, and any of the paid can be substituted for free ones, but the name of the game is making your life easier. And to do this, you sometimes need to spend a bit of money. So, let’s check our options when it comes to blog flipping tools.


Sitepoint - Where I do 75% of all my website flipping. Sitepoint is a marketplace that gets plenty of traffic, and the bids tend to be the highest when I list here.

Digitalpoint - A complete crapshoot. Generally I recommend buying from digitalpoint, but hardly ever selling there. The only thing I sell at Digitalpoint are turnkey sites, and ready-made (quick flip) blogs. Don’t ever sell high-dollar items here.

eBay - Buy only! Some good deals to be had, but you’ll hardly ever get what your website is worth if you sell here. Most of the turnkey websites found on eBay are junk, so be careful… but they are cheap!

Sedo - This is pretty much just for domains… but some good deals to be had. One of the biggest considerations when selling a website is how good the domain is… so when buying a domain to start a new blog or website to flip, this is a good place to start.

…the best of the rest… These aren’t quite as big, and some of them aren’t that great at all, but it’s definitely worthwhile to bookmark them. I recommend listing on as many services as you can find, and if nothing else… the smaller ones sometimes provide great deals when you are BUYING WEBSITES.


Hot Websites For Sale

Website Broker

Website Auction Hub

Search Engine Forums

Website Marketplace

Web Unload

DN Drive - Mostly Domains…

DNRS - Mostly Domains…

Link Building / Traffic Building

Unfortunately, you’ll find that just about anything that helps you build links costs money. I don’t think it’s coincidence either… link building sucks, so people cash in on helping you to do something that everyone hates doing. Let’s start with the free tool… however, as you get some cash, I strongly recommend ALL of the paid ones that I list here. I use each of them almost daily.

Onlywire - Allows you to submit to multiple social bookmarking sites for free. Great tool, but extremely limited effectiveness. FREE!

Bookmarking Demon - This is a must-have folks. It allows you to create multiple user accounts at social bookmarking sites, as well as smaller, yet still effective scuttle sites. It completely automates the link building process. Takes a while to complete, so I usually let it run when I go to bed… but each time I use it, it brings in 50-150 backlinks. Not bad for a $97 piece of software. Incoming links are a huge factor when selling established sites.

Article Submitter - You’ve heard from every A-List blog on the block that article submission is a great way to drive traffic, and produce high quality backlinks… now you can automate the tedious process. Great software! This submits to 668 article submission sites every time you run it! That’s just plain awesome…

Directory Submitter - Another way to generate HIGH pagerank backlinks. This submits to multiple directories, and is another must-have.

Just a little disclaimer here. I used to use Onlywire because it was free, but the three that are mentioned after it make Onlywire an afterthought. I use all three of these, and I recommend you get all of them. You don’t have to buy them all at once, and in fact, you can do all of this for free. However, the more of these sites you can build, the more money you make, so it only makes sense to automate some of the process.

Tools To Determine Website Value

DnScoop - Not the most accurate tool in the world, but it gives you a pretty good estimate based on backlinks, pagerank, etc.

iWebTool - Offers multiple tools such as backlink checkers, the most accurate pagerank predictor, multi-rank checkers, etc.

Xinu - This tool is awesome. Calculates all kinds of different things.

Alexa - Yeah, it still counts… kinda.

Blog Juice Calculator - You have to sign up for a free account, but it’s a pretty cool tool that gauges values of blogs based on how they rank to similar sites.

Page Strength - Tells you the relative importance, strength, and visibility of a domain and/or website.

Popuri - Another multi-checker

Website Grader - I saved the best of last. This is my absolute favorite tool that I’ve found so far. It checks everything from backlinks, to pagerank, alexa, and everything in between. But the best part is, that it even runs reports that find out how many times your URL’s have hit social bookmarking sites, does an SEO report, and much more. Check it out!

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14 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Moran Says:

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran


  2. Tom Stanley Says:

    I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Tom Stanley


  3. Bryan Clark Says:

    Thanks guys!


  4. Justin Brooke Says:

    Hey Bryan,

    Do you accept paid advertising on your site? Or is it just affiliate stuff? Very good site by the way!


  5. Missy Says:

    Nice list, Bryan. Will join and check some of them out. As you know i have some web properties i want to flip.

    Will start my research with this list. Thx!


  6. the affiliate post Says:

    Thanks for this Bryan. You forgot to mention tdnam though. I have picked up some brilliant expired domains here!


  7. Matt Keegan Says:

    Agreed. Sitepoint is a class-act while Digital Point is for bargain seekers. When selling a site, I don’t mind paying a fee for that privilege as it tends to weed out the crappy sites and allow the good sites to shine.


  8. Bryan Clark Says:

    TDNAM is wonderful. However, It wasn’t an oversight… they just offer domains. The two above that say “mostly domains” offer blogs and websites too. I’ll get into domain flipping in some detail in a later lesson.


  9. Jen Says:

    Good info Bryan. One of the trends I see going on is that sellers will try Digitalpoint first, then go to Sitepoint. Or list first at Sitepoint, but advertise the selling link on Digitalpoint, and every where else they can advertise the link. If your site is making good money, go straight to Sitepoint, advertise the link in every forum signature you have, etc.


    Bryan Clark reply on June 11th, 2008:

    Thanks Jen! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I have a bigger one that I’m working on that will include a lot more, but this is definitely a good place to start. And great advice by the way. Jen knows her stuff!


  10. Jen Says:

    Sorry, I think I just repeated everything you already said!! LOL…uuummm….I meant to say “I agree”;)


    Bryan Clark reply on June 11th, 2008:

    haha! I’m glad you agree

    Hope to see you hanging around. Glad to see you found the place!


  11. david Says:

    Great links and resources - very useful for evaluating future website business opportunities


  12. Jovana Says:

    So I went and bought BD - decided to cave in - I thought it’d be much simpler, LOL.

    Guess I actually need to go watch the video on how to work it and whatever


  13. Freddie Says:

    Thanks Clark for the list of sites to review. I need/want back links very bad, so I think we will be purchasing at least one of your recommendations and see how it works out.

    You da man!


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