Product portals

101 New Product Portals Released for Week 22

By May 10, 2010 9 Comments

On the weekend, Epik delivered another 102 custom product portals.  In this post, I share some examples of why I think this is a pretty strong set of product portals that we are excited to be building.

A few point worth noting about the portals of week 22:

  • An initial baseline of Alexa rank is reported here so you can follow the progress using publicly available data.  I will be curious to see which sites end 2010 with the highest Alexa rank.  One contender is kids-bedding.com. We sold this one to Epik client Mike Morton for a great price.  He should do well with it.
  • My favorite site to look at is EngravedFlasks.com.  Loren Splawn bought this one from us for a great price.  I was happy for him when he bought it. I am even happier for him now that the site is live.
  • Many of the sites occupy what I call “Winnable Niches”. A good example is koaguitar.com which we are building for Bill Eisenmann (aka NameClerk.com). Another good example is WallStencils.com which we build for James Stafford who already operates the wildly successful Oil-Price.net.  (note the hyphen folks)
  • Speaking of hyphenated names, the sleeper of the week may be Espresso–Machine.com.  We picked this one up on the drop and built it for Stefan Schaer.  I have seen IceCreamMaker.com rise steadily — and already on track to do $5K profit per year.  High end kitchen appliances are a natural for online retail. I like Tony Lam’s YogurtMaker.com and ToasterOven.com for the same reason.
  • Most of the sites below are client-owned.  What is notable is that there has been trading of developed sites.  Epik often facilitates these transactions as a professional courtesy to our clients. We don’t actually take a commission for matchmaking.
  • Each site is actually a business on its own journey with more content and more functionality on the way.  Some of the sites will be re-sold before they become significant businesses.  However, knowing the owners, I expect that most will operate for many years as operating businesses

Domain Keywords Appraised
Value
Initial Alexa
Rank
Ad
Competition
Avg
Cpc
Search
Volume
3holepunch.com 3 hole punch 3,200 0 high 1.51 3,000
a-d-u-l-t.com adult 0 0 low 1.20 3,425,000
acerpalmatum.com acer palmatum 1,300 0 high 0.37 3,000
airintake.com air intake 24,000 0 high 1.63 22,625
applepeelers.net apple peelers 180 0 high 0.63 2,000
atvbags.com atv bags 2,100 0 high 1.02 3,625
audio-books.com audio books 17,000 15,736,652 high 1.90 562,500
automaticexternaldefibrillator.com automatic external defibrillator 3,200 0 high 5.02 1,250
babychangingtable.net baby changing table 3,500 21,364,052 high 1.79 18,500
backdropstand.com backdrop stand 5,100 20,209,649 low 1.88 1,100
backyardslides.com backyard slides 1,900 0 low 1.04 325
baroquepearls.com baroque pearls 2,200 0 high 2.03 4,500
baseball-bat.net baseball bat 590 0 high 1.29 113,125
baseballpants.net baseball pants 1,700 17,559,420 low 1.26 22,625
bathroom-lighting.com bathroom lighting 10,000 0 high 3.65 307,500
bedding–sets.com bedding sets 0 0 high 1.27 562,500
bigheadphones.com big headphones 1,100 0 medium 0.93 2,375
bipod.com bipod 6,200 8,716,616 high 0.67 4,500
blackshrug.com black shrug 2,300 0 low 1.05 3,625
bluetoothkeyboard.net bluetooth keyboard 2,600 0 high 1.43 75,625
boys-watches.com boys watches 160 0 high 1.46 33,875
casual-dresses.com casual dresses 1,600 0 low 0.70 687,500
casual-footwear.com casual footwear 160 0 high 2.08 3,625
cd-players.net cd players 40 0 high 1.38 376,250
cdduplicators.com cd duplicators 26,000 0 high 6.85 50,625
colloids.com colloids 7,700 0 medium 2.20 3,625
comforter–sets.com comforter sets 0 0 high 1.31 4,187,500
convectionmicrowaveovens.com convection microwave ovens 1,100 0 high 1.27 3,000
cowgirl-boot.com cowgirl boot 100 0 medium 0.98 5,500
crunchmachine.com crunch machine 1,700 26,986,151 medium 1.70 737
digitalvideorecorderdvr.com digital video recorder dvr 9,400 0 high 3.85 27,750
drawing-table.com drawing table 910 0 high 3.47 5,500
dribose.com d ribose 24,000 0 medium 1.99 8,250
drumsander.net drum sander 1,600 0 high 2.21 8,250
dvd–player.com dvd player 0 0 high 1.12 1,875,000
dvdburner.com dvd burner 301,000 10,281,090 high 1.07 251,250
easterbaskets.net easter baskets 90 0 high 1.83 50,625
egyptiansymbols.com egyptian symbols 5,000 0 medium 0.36 18,500
emergencywhistle.com emergency whistle 1,000 0 low 1.35 400
engravedflasks.com engraved flasks 2,500 0 medium 3.50 1,625
espresso–machine.com espresso machine 0 0 high 2.15 307,500
ethernetrouters.com ethernet routers 5,300 0 high 3.35 1,100
eyebrow-pencil.com eyebrow pencil 250 0 high 1.72 5,500
eyedrops.us eye drops 2,100 0 high 3.28 27,750
fencesandgates.com fences and gates 6,000 0 high 1.66 12,375
fileorganizer.com file organizer 7,500 0 high 1.98 3,000
fish–tanks.com fish tanks 0 0 high 0.83 376,250
foldingtrampolines.com folding trampolines 1,000 0 low 2.28 212
golfstandbag.net golf stand bag 2,000 0 high 1.06 15,125
hairremover.com hair remover 62,000 0 high 3.09 18,500
handheldshowers.net hand held showers 940 0 high 4.26 1,250
hdtv-lcd.net hdtv lcd 1,100 0 low 1.68 6,750
high-boot.com high boot 170 0 high 0.88 600
homecdplayers.com home cd players 6,200 0 high 1.37 33,875
homegymequipment.us home gym equipment 470 0 high 3.60 33,875
icecreamcones.net ice cream cones 570 0 high 0.56 10,125
kids-bedding.com kids bedding 2,300 0 high 1.23 841,250
kids-rooms.com kids rooms 520 0 high 0.74 12,375
kidsuitcase.com kid suitcase 1,100 0 high 0.67 400
kidsworkbooks.com kids workbooks 780 0 low 1.04 262
koaguitar.com koa guitar 670 0 medium 0.95 737
ladies-jacket.com ladies jacket 570 0 high 1.47 12,375
lcd–tvs.com lcd tvs 0 0 high 2.11 1,028,750
leather-briefcase.com leather briefcase 580 0 high 2.67 75,625
low-rise-jeans.com low rise jeans 15 0 high 2.81 50,625
mini-digital-camcorder.com mini digital camcorder 15 0 high 3.17 600
minidvcamcorders.net mini dv camcorders 7,400 0 high 3.18 15,125
minilaptops.com mini laptops 617,000 0 high 5.60 168,750
modelrocketkits.com model rocket kits 440 0 high 0.73 3,000
mules.com mules 68,000 7,941,255 high 1.31 18,500
onepiecebathingsuits.net one piece bathing suits 2,700 0 high 0.80 18,500
outdoorcandlelanterns.com outdoor candle lanterns 2,600 0 high 3.95 2,000
pet-supply.net pet supply 350 0 high 2.44 41,375
pinklaptopcase.com pink laptop case 810 0 low 1.57 3,625
pressure-cookers.com pressure cookers 2,600 0 high 3.57 18,500
printerdrums.com printer drums 4,200 0 medium 4.26 1,625
projectionclock.net projection clock 960 0 high 1.12 27,750
rabbitcages.com rabbit cages 99,000 15,666,117 high 2.78 50,625
redshoes.net red shoes 4,800 0 high 1.09 22,625
rubbersandals.com rubber sandals 2,100 0 medium 0.85 900
sci-fi-movies.com sci fi movies 35 20,196,492 high 0.97 12,375
shelfstereosystems.com shelf stereo systems 2,000 0 high 1.83 3,000
showershelf.com shower shelf 7,200 0 high 1.83 5,500
soundsoother.com sound soother 1,700 0 high 3.92 2,000
spiderrepellent.com spider repellent 310 0 medium 1.00 2,000
squarevase.com square vase 4,900 0 high 0.78 5,500
stearicacid.com stearic acid 5,300 0 medium 0.80 6,750
sweatercoat.net sweater coat 920 0 high 1.21 15,125
teakstool.com teak stool 2,500 0 medium 3.14 1,250
thongslippers.com thong slippers 630 0 medium 1.23 900
toasteroven.com toaster oven 135,000 0 high 1.04 251,250
treeclimbinggear.net tree climbing gear 1,800 0 high 3.10 5,500
usbdrumkit.com usb drum kit 670 0 high 0.76 5,500
wall-clock.net wall clock 510 0 high 1.28 50,625
wallpaperrolls.com wallpaper rolls 3,900 0 medium 0.55 8,250
wedding–dresses.com wedding dresses 0 0 high 0.81 2,287,500
whitechandelier.com white chandelier 16,000 0 high 2.49 5,500
worldwallmap.net world wall map 2,900 0 high 16.41 4,500
yogurtmaker.com yogurt maker 31,000 2,260,485 high 1.31 27,750
zebraprintdress.com zebra print dress 1,500 0 medium 0.83 3,625

Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • brian k says:

    Will you be listing a detailed report on how the sites you are creating are doing in the search engines along with revenue?
    Also do you have a marketplace where I can look at sites for sale with revenue and traffic stats?

  • Rob Monster says:

    @ Brian K – The reporting on search engine performance is something we are looking at right now as part of weekly metrics to be delivered to owners. We agree that it is one of several important diagnostics of progress.

    As for marketplace, we are working on one. There is one under construction that you can see at the URL: https://store.epik.com/ . It is a work in progress but you will get the idea.

    We fully expect to create a vibrant trading platform for owners to buy, sell and trade developed websites as they stitch together their portfolios.

    As it is, we spend a fair amount of time contacting owners on behalf of buyers to ask them for pricing for sites that they own that another client wants to buy.

  • brian k says:

    Im really looking forward to a real marketplace for mini sites.
    I can stand having to wade through the junk at flippa.

  • brian k says:

    just visited your store.
    Anyway you can show revenue and traffic on the sites for sale.
    I already see 3 i might be interested in . Just need to know stats

  • tricolorro says:

    Rob,

    One thing I’ve noticed is some of the sites take quite a while to load so all you see is a blank white page.

    I suspect the average visitor won’t wait around long enough for the site to load.

    I use an iMac G5 and Firefox if that is relevant.

    I am a big fan of Rob Monster and Epik.

  • Max says:

    @tricolorro

    There is an update coming soon with bunch of perf improvements especially on the front end side of things. It should improve things quite a bit.

  • Todd says:

    Rob, I have told folks .net and .com were the only “ok” extensions. I notice homegymequipment.us is being developed.

    Will you take other domains? For example, a .org may be an appropriate site for a specific medical type site which can be opened for a product portal.

    In general, I plan to stick to .com and .net only – but am curious if you have found success with other extensions besides .net/.com.

    My favorite name on the above sites is yogurtmaker.com. That’s a winner. Perfect name: it is the .com, great healthy niche, and nobody would accidently search for a “yogurt maker” unless that’s exactly what they are looking for.

    Best, Todd

    • Rob Monster says:

      @Todd – We have a few experiments running, including a .us domain. Our preference remains for com and net, but in certain instances will consider others. It was part of a portfolio of names, most of which were solid development candidates.

  • tricolorro says:

    Max says: “There is an update coming soon with bunch of perf improvements especially on the front end side of things. It should improve things quite a bit.”.
    —–

    tricolorro said:
    “I am a big fan of Rob Monster and Epik.”

    …and Wishpot.

    Also I’d like to thank Todd (dnspeculator.com) for reporting and sharing his experiences
    using the Epik system.

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