Developed W-2s.com - Huge US Tax Accountant Directory: 156,000 plus pages. Great domain.

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Auction over. Sold to South.

I have reluctantly decided to sell my tax accountant directory with a top domain name: W-2s.com.

( Update 4-7-08: Someone asked about an expected price. So, I'm making this an auction with a minimum bid of only $500. The auction ends 24 hours after the last bid. No reserve. )

For those of you who live outside the US, W-2s are a tax form every employee in the US gets every year. The correct way to spell this is with the hyphen between the W and the 2. That's how the IRS spells it.

This site can make good money once it starts getting more traffic. One way would be from adsense as the clicks average around $2.00 each.

I once had an offer of $300 just for the domain itself, but decided to make a directory of accountants and promote it. My idea was get accountants involved, tell them about the directory and their listing in it. There's a rating system set up and I know once people start rating the accountants the site would get more attention from the search engines. I also was going to try to sell the accountants ad space on the site.

Unfortunately I just haven't gotten around to promoting the site at all. so rather than let it go to waste I have decided to sell it.

I paid $800 to have a member here at dnforum set up the site using a script and a database of accountants. I think that was a fair price for the work involved.

The site has over 156,000 listings! Here's a breakdown of the listings:

Accountants: 83,641
Accountants Employment Agencies 94
Acountants Information and Referral Services 159
Accounting and Bookeeping Machines and Supplies 710
Accounting and Tax Consultants 734
Accounting, Auditing, & Bookkeeping Services 70073

Each listing has it's own page where people can rate and review.

To rate or review a listing someone would have to get an account at W-2s.com which is free.

There is a easy to manage admin area to manage the reviews and members. You can even send out emails to members.

This site has over 200 pages indexed by Google. This figure can increase dramatically if you spend some time on the site. How do I know this? Because I have a few other sites like this one and just recently sold one that was a tattoo artist directory: www.justtattoo.com . Justtattoo.com sold for a couple thousand mostly because it was getting really good long tail type traffic. Google has 3900 pages indexed on this site.

Basically, just a few good related back links, some additional content and this site should start getting the same kind of longtail search engine traffic.

Actually the site is getting some long tail traffic now. Here's a list of the search terms that brought traffic in March:

michael j. sommers 6 3.7 %
abmany 6 3.7 %
accountants zionsville in 4 2.5 %
young nicholas branner 4 2.5 %
bawol accounting 4 2.5 %
h zappe accounting services 4 2.5 %
magno cpa bergenfield 4 2.5 %
ntrc tax service 3 1.8 %
site 3 1.8 %
kinerd 3 1.8 %
nabil barsoum cpa 3 1.8 %
renner williams mooney 3 1.8 %
wurdemann and associates 2 1.2 %
adak phone directory 2 1.2 %
puls & associates 2 1.2 %
mark hogan in bayonne 2 1.2 %
wisneski & associates p.a 2 1.2 %
jim vitelli 2 1.2 %
wentzel berry wentzel & phillips 2 1.2 %
stuart lechtman 2 1.2 %
patton lettich 2 1.2 %
larry d. montague 2 1.2 %
click 2 1.2 %
kenneth a. moore cpa 2 1.2 %
jmu tax & financial services 2 1.2 %
seaborne and bell tax and accounting 2 1.2 %
c.p.a in the douglas area 31533 2 1.2 %
accountants in phila 2 1.2 %
theodorakos associates 2 1.2 %
adak telephone 2 1.2 %
deputy montgomery inc. 2 1.2 %
volk tax lynn ma 1 0.6 %
accountants dunedin fl 1 0.6 %
smith and bonds accountancy corporation 1 0.6 %
jim sabbatini cpa selma ca 1 0.6 %
warnick maestas & maroney 1 0.6 %
rengstl jack 1 0.6 %
3d accounting 1 0.6 %
ortega bookkeeping and tax 1 0.6 %
a-star accounting 1 0.6 %
accountants in reading pa 1 0.6 %
kim yeung ling 1 0.6 %
melbye & sid 1 0.6 %
interested in purchasing text link advertising 1 0.6 %
mike a passeck 1 0.6 %
j pezzano accountants 1 0.6 %
mas bookkeeping 1 0.6 %
ofria cpa pa 1 0.6 %
henry pierman cpa 1 0.6 %
peter zorzonello cpa 1 0.6 %
adak telephone utility 1 0.6 %
elkhorn ne accountants 1 0.6 %
frank a boffa 1 0.6 %
ruth zamist 1 0.6 %
paypros inc 1 0.6 %
www.razdavai.com 1 0.6 %
balsamo associates 1 0.6 %
westerfield accounting 1 0.6 %
employment agencies ks 1 0.6 %
overstreet wilberg & associates 1 0.6 %
tax accountants in williamsville ny 1 0.6 %
accountants in lincoln ri 1 0.6 %
stocks mcclary 1 0.6 %
thomas skoog tucker 1 0.6 %
roswell ga accountants 1 0.6 %
strazza cpa fairfield ct 1 0.6 %
mary c werner blog 1 0.6 %
ntrc service 1 0.6 %
tony winspear cpa 1 0.6 %
holmgren west bridgewater ma 1 0.6 %
jeffrey mccue 1 0.6 %
mepham tax service 1 0.6 %
welsh and associates greenfield ma 1 0.6 %
skoog cpa 1 0.6 %
harding and bahr accountants 1 0.6 %
richard pollock cpa 1 0.6 %
adak & co accountant 1 0.6 %
retz and baker 1 0.6 %
howard healy 1 0.6 %
jim vanaman cpa 1 0.6 %
yodice & accounting 1 0.6 %
gwen vass 1 0.6 %
haney limited 1 0.6 %
cwienkala 1 0.6 %
robert wakai 1 0.6 %
thomas oneil cpa 1 0.6 %
hodgdon wilson griffin cpa 1 0.6 %
miller kaplan hollywood 1 0.6 %
www.w-2s 1 0.6 %
harold smith cpa kinnelon 1 0.6 %
knight vale & gregory 1 0.6 %
michael c garifine 1 0.6 %
912-537-3190 1 0.6 %
mark hogan cpa 1 0.6 %
accountants fairbanks alaska 1 0.6 %
search david bateman cpa 1 0.6 %
steven kenney 1 0.6 %
tax accountants jamestown ny 1 0.6 %
hniedziejko 1 0.6 %
robert walton cpa 1 0.6 %
wren public accountants boyertown pa 1 0.6 %
accountants in canton ny 1 0.6 %
domenick valore 1 0.6 %
harriet schulman cpa 1 0.6 %
kenneth prather cpa 1 0.6 %
stanley eckstein

So, you can imagine what would happen if more pages got indexed by Google. Traffic could explode.

I just started using the blog. Today I added a few posts, digged one of them and stumbled another. I have had this site for over a year and just now made the first blog post. So, this shows I really have neglected the site.

So, here's a good opportunity for someone. This is the first place I am trying to sell the site at.

Last month adsense had 4 clicks that made $8. Here's a look at traffic stats for this year:

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2008 569 736 1876 8666 119.15 MB
Feb 2008 273 443 1418 3623 55.49 MB
Mar 2008 205 385 3839 5128 85.81 MB
Apr 2008 26 41 99 231 3.15 MB

I'll make some screenshots for anyone who wants them.
 
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Thanks for the bid South. You'll have a great deal if nobody else bids.

12 more hours left unless we have another bid.
 
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