ThaiPulse Blog for Sale

We decided, after quite a lot of thought that we should sell all the websites that are taking my time away from what I want to do – write books.

ThaiPulse.com, ThaiPulse.com/blog/ is a well established domain with over 700 pages of written content and a couple thousand image pages and video pages.

The content on ThaiPulse is focused on expat life in Thailand.

Traffic has been nice lately – and climbing – 500+ unique visitors per day, usually many more.

Adsense income has been $10+ per day the last few days, but I don’t expect that to hold. Typically Adsense is about $5-6 per day on average. In a year – around $2,000.

The price is only $2,900 and the value is predominantly in the strong inbound links and constant traffic over 4+ years. The name lends itself to a number of possibilities.

If you’re serious about buying this domain, bring an offer through Escrow.com. Email with questions: trythaifood@gmail.com. Once you’ve deposited the funds in escrow.com we will transfer the domain and give you the logins for the other accounts.

We are also selling a couple of other sites you may have an interest in:

SOLD already. :P

Speeding Up Thai Pulse

Over the past 10 years I’ve used mostly shared hosting for my websites. It’s cheap, easy to configure, and virtually crash proof. I’ve used Godaddy for my hosting for all these years.

ThaiPulse.com and my Thailand blog – ThaiPulse.com/blog/ have become rather large sites – a couple of thousand pages, with over 20 million page views over these few years.

I don’t know if it’s that, or the large databases that are being created from the 2 WordPress installations on the site – but the site slowed down to a crawl about 2 years ago. I did everything I could at Godaddy to increase the speed of the site -but I’ve never got it to download faster than about 6 seconds. Seconds per Kilobyte speeds were between .1 and .2 usually. That’s slooooooow. They say most US internet surfers will click away if a site takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Short attention span, right? Well, since ThaiPulse.com for 2+ years hasn’t loaded faster than 6 seconds and was usually about 8-9, but often higher. I must have been losing a lot of people. I had a high bounce rate… and well, etc., etc. I’m boring even me with the details.

I switched to another host – a virtual server for my other sites – they were, for the most part – easier to migrate over because they were all smaller. TP was a bear though. I tried last April and failed over the course of a few days. I enlisted the help of the new host – and they weren’t able to do it quickly either. Rather than have the site remain down – I switched back to Godaddy and suffered another year.

Yesterday, after another 2 days of downloading and uploading the content and databases, matching databases and stuff – I finally got it to work! I’m pretty psyched about it. Download speeds for the site are not slower than 2 seconds, and sometimes much faster. I’ve seen .01 and .02 seconds per KB – which is a 10 to 20 times improvement over some of my other times.

Anyway – feels good. If you’re on a slow server like Godaddy – you really should migrate your stuff to a decent host.

Thailand Web Site for Sale: www.ThaiPulse.com

Thailand Web Site Business for Sale:

Ok, regular readers will get sick of these posts because all I’m going to talk about is my web site that I put up for sale yesterday. Skip reading for the next week or so until the site is sold because I really need to focus my blog posts about it!

Price: 39,000 Thai baht. Updated stats for ThaiPulse.com >

Why would you buy a web site?

Currently it’s showing about 1200 pages per day. That’s a lot of eyeballs seeing whatever you choose to put up on the site. If you had a product to sell or some service to sell you could add a lot of ads to the pages focused on that product or service and sell more of whatever it is.

The stats for this site are growing all the time since it’s a very new site – End of December it was pretty much done. I’ve been trying to get links to it and marketing it over these months. To go from 0 page views per day to over 1200 is pretty good in 5 months.

I think in the next 5 months traffic should triple. That’s a guess based on what I know about Google and how it works.

If you are adding content to the pages regularly – with a blog that you add to the site (I’ll show you how) then you might expect much better numbers.

You might have another site that is important to you – more important than this site right now… If you bought this site and put links from it to your other site – that other site would appear more respected in Google’s eyes since www.ThaiPulse.com already has a Google Pagerank of 2.

There are over 390 pages on the site. I think the only part that is not complete is the “maps” section – which I’ve just not had the time to go find some that are sized small enough – and yet have enough detail to add to the site.

There is a reservation system for hotels with wired-destinations.com that you could join (free) and earn commission on reservations through the system coming through the site.

Many possibilities…. If you need help getting something going when you buy it – let me know… I’m offering 15 free hours of help to change the site to be focused more on what you have in mind.

Ok – go check it out! I put up recent stats that you can find here:

ThaiPulse Statistics, updated May 28, 2007 >