Review of Flippa’s Front Page Listing upgrade

by aussiedomainer on May 27, 2014

Recently I tried putting one of my auctions onto the front page of Flippa.

Usually I don’t do this as I can’t spare the $49 price tag, but I figured I would give it a shot as the auction was for a 10 site bundle.

Before I share the results- a quick update on my Flippa experiment from the last post. Another of the sites (Battle Day Online the game) has met reserve and will sell. That’s 3/10- so far so good.

(keep in mind that different auctions get different results. if you have a catchier title than mine, you might do better. If you have a non-catchy title or your domain is priced too high, some people might avoid clicking and you might get less views).

Here are the stats before the front page listing, about a day and a half before the auction ended:



After the auction ended:


As you can see my auction’s views went up over 100% in that time period. Of course some of these views were just the typical “last day rush” that sometimes happens when your auction appears in the “ending soon” tab on Flippa, but a lot of this was from the homepage listing.

The ad stayed on the home page for at least a solid 24 hours in my estimate.

The Flippa homepage is set up well in that your ad will appear at the top twice because there are 2 columns of homepage featured listings. This means when you first buy the upgrade it will appear at the top of the left hand column and about halfway through it’s stint on the homepage it will feature at the top of the righthand column.

One negative was that your front page listing now appears below the fold (at least on my computer) because there are 3 super premium listings that are featured above the fold and take up all the space. So if someone is going onto Flippa to type in a search term, they are unlikely to scroll down and see your listing, where as in the past they might have went onto Flippa to make a search but they would have seen your listing right there above the fold.


The more people you can get to see your listing, the better. Flippa front page listing is good value for money as long as you are selling a site that is worth at least a few hundred dollars. If you are selling turnkey sites your profit margins will be destroyed by featuring your sites on the homepage.

If you are selling a site that is expected to go for a decent amount then I would definitely recommend using Flippa’s upgrade for the front page. Make sure you are putting plenty of effort into writing a really catchy headline so you get as many clicks as possible.



Selling 10 sites on Flippa.. Another Flippa experiment

by aussiedomainer on May 26, 2014

I noticed on my Flippa profile that over 80% of my listings were sold.

That seemed higher than it felt so I decided to do a little experiment by listing 10 websites and seeing how many of them sell. I already sold one for its BIN price of $99. Another has met its reserve and will sell.

So far so good- 2 of the 10 are sold. One of the sites I’m hoping to sell is “Battle Day Online“, an online browser game I created.

A while ago I put the game up for sale on Flippa and it didn’t go great, failing to meet reserve at about $100. I realized at the time that the game’s quality was not as good as it could have been, so I spent some time updating the levels and creating a new level. I think the game looks much better now, and it’s alot of fun to play online against your friends. Here is the current auction:

Some of the other auctions I have going at the moment include two domain names: and – both over 11 years old. Another site I’m hoping to sell is, the domain name for which is over 11 years old. So far no bids for that one, but there’s a few days left so we’ll see how it goes.


 Results of my previous Flippa experiment

Recently I did another experiment where I paid for a $49 listing package from Flippa which included highlighting your listing, and also did a $49 front page ad on Flippa about a day and a half before the auction ended.

Unfortunately the listing did not meet reserve at about $200 so it’s an experiment failed. Putting the add on the front page of Flippa definitely helped with the view count and I got another couple of bids in that time.

After the sale I almost negotiated a deal with the top bidder but he has since disappeared so it looks like I will be re-listing Sweet Sites instead soon. Hopefully it sells for enough to recoup the $100 spent on the last listing.

I will make a future post stating weather these 10 sites matched the 80% sell rate or not!


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