Week three of my selling domains on social networks series of posts. For those of you who are SDOSN virgins, this series of weekly posts sees me using Twitter and Mix to market a selection of now 74 domain names, all listed on Sedo with no reserve (so yes you can bid on them) Each week I report back the statistics showing whch domains names were viewed most frequently and which social network, Twitter or Mixx contributed the most referrals/visitors. And hopefully sales! Although in three weeks we have only seen two sales and one of those was actually before I started the posts…hmm. Anyway let us proceed and see how things have faired over the last 3 weeks. Oh and excuse the totally crap graphic design this week. I seriously need to sort out my skills on photoshop…Paint just doesn’t cut it!
So no second guesses for which domain came up top this week. The purchase that set me back £750 at the back end of last year. Mothersdaycards.co.uk has smashed it at the top of the charts achieving double the unique views of any other domain listed over the last week. Could it be a coincidence that it happened to be Mothers Day in th UK on the 22nd? I think not, clearly demonstrating that niche, keyword rich domains do really make a difference when factoring in seasonal events.
In second place this week is 1BL.com a cheek little NLL.com which I started mentioning on Twitter last week so nice to see it slide into a high position as a result. Remember that last week Twitter was by far outdoing Mixx in referring visitors to my posts.
Before commenting on positions 3-20 I better mention the breakdown of referrals from an analytics point of view:
Interesting results this week, with the roles completely turning around. Mixx this time has accounted for just under twice as many referrals to my selling domains on social networks posts, referring 9.86% of the traffic, which was only 7 unique visitors…poor week.
If we look back an see what this actually means in respect to the number of visitors the domain names themselves received the social networks actually did pretty crap and sending traffic their way…I’m going to have to find out a way of tracking exactly where the referrals came from for the parked domains…Any ideas?
Can I add a tracking app like Google analytics to a domain which is parked with Sedo or another other parking system for that matter?
Would love to hear from anyone who knows the answer to this…am I just being stupid?
Hmm the beauty of experiments like this…not going to continue commenting on positions 3-20.
As a result of my findings this week, I am stopping in my tracks and my new mission is find out how the hell I can find a breakdown of the traffic received by a parked domain…
Stay tuned for next weeks post about selling domains on social networks and see how I get on with my tracking issue