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    Default Largest UK Football Forum For Sale (SOLD)

    Hi All,

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    https://www.thefootballforum.net/
    At this time we are considering & taking offers for our football forum.

    Approx. pageviews p/m in excess of 350,000. New; 65%, Return; 35%.
    12,000 email database, 5,600 double opt-in.

    Full website & multiple domains included.

    Approx. annual revenue; £16,750GBP+
    Google Ads: £2,250GBP (Minimum Yearly)
    Private Ads: £2,000
    GBP (Minimum Yearly)
    Guest Post Sales: £5,000
    GBP (Mininmum Yearly)
    Homepage Links: £7,500
    GBP (Minimum Renewable Yearly)

    Google Analytics & Proofs of Income can be provided. Want to discuss the sale Via Skype?
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    Does it come with trained staff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROFRBcom View Post
    Does it come with trained staff?
    There is a moderating team yes who handle reports & spam etc. These are unpaid roles.

    We're doing some quick maintenance on the site and it will be back online within half an hour. Edit: Site is now operating again.
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    Did you sell in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xedia View Post
    Did you sell in the end?
    No, we are entertaining offers.

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    Ok cool. The reason I ask is because I purchased a 'Permanent Header Link' from you last year and you've now removed it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xedia View Post
    Ok cool. The reason I ask is because I purchased a 'Permanent Header Link' from you last year and you've now removed it...
    Hello,

    The only record I have from Xedia is you placing an order for a 1 month header advert which we invoiced on the 29th of October, and has yet to be paid. See screenshot below HERE; https://ibb.co/DrtZX0R



    Should you believe we have made an error with a previous order; please PM me or share the details of the link in this post.

    Thank you.

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    I fail to read the word "month" in your screenshot am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by affy View Post
    I fail to read the word "month" in your screenshot am I missing something?
    See the email below when they enquired about banner space. https://ibb.co/DrtZX0R . Further emails here; https://i.postimg.cc/zDnvLLGb/more.png

    I'll wait for @Xedia to respond with clarification just incase it's not the same person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papworth View Post
    See the email below when they enquired about banner space. https://ibb.co/DrtZX0R . Further emails here; https://i.postimg.cc/zDnvLLGb/more.png

    I'll wait for @Xedia to respond with clarification just incase it's not the same person.
    I’m not going to buy a banner off you when I recently noticed you removed my link, that is why I didn’t bother responding.

    Xedia is a new company, I’ve gone by other things - next time just keep a proper database of who’s paid for what link and you’ll know…

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    Just a hint… my link is in the screenshot you’ve attached to point to the banner I’d be buying… so you removed it during our discussions.

    It was the 1st link and bold text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xedia View Post
    I’m not going to buy a banner off you when I recently noticed you removed my link, that is why I didn’t bother responding.
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    Xedia is a new company, I’ve gone by other things - next time just keep a proper database of who’s paid for what link and you’ll know…
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    Just a hint… my link is in the screenshot you’ve attached to point to the banner I’d be buying… so you removed it during our discussions.

    It was the 1st link and bold text.
    We keep perfect records. We cannot find you without your email address as you have literally just stated you've "gone by other things". Please email us with the URL and we will look into it; thefootballforumnet@gmail.com and we'll get it fixed for you.

    Note to others, if we do not receive a suitable offer this month we will be selling via a broker.
    Last edited by Papworth; 20 November 2021 at 8:53 pm.

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    At 300k monthly pageviews, whoever buys this can literally remove all links, ditch AdSense ASAP and switch to a premium ad network, and get an ROI rather quickly. You guys could even do it and call for an even bigger sale price in a few months.

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    I forgot to mention; at present adverts - including Adsense and private ads, only appear to guests.

    Naturally, income can be increased by tastefullly introducing advertising to logged in users.

    Little update guys, we've now signed with a broker and the listing will be on Flippa at some point in December.

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    I've check this forum a couple of times during the course of this thread and it seems fairly inactive given that it's the "largest UK football forum".
    eg. When I look at the Premier League section - it's dead in terms of posting activity.

    I can see some activity in the lower leagues, but it's still low. Posting on a "new posts" search seemed to be around 4-8 threads per day.

    Page reads are a metric often screwed up by bots, how many posts, active members are you seeing per week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    I've check this forum a couple of times during the course of this thread and it seems fairly inactive given that it's the "largest UK football forum".
    eg. When I look at the Premier League section - it's dead in terms of posting activity.

    I can see some activity in the lower leagues, but it's still low. Posting on a "new posts" search seemed to be around 4-8 threads per day.

    Page reads are a metric often screwed up by bots, how many posts, active members are you seeing per week?
    Here's the post and user activity screenshots for November - these are not skewed as we manually approve everything until someone has 10 or more posts -https://i.ibb.co/NsrFy2j/posts-activity.png Essentially, we average 300 logged in members per day and anywhere between 200-550 posts per day.

    Activity is, by and large, in the lower league sections, with a reasonable following in the Championship, too. Admittedly, PL section has largely died over the years. Top 3 sections in terms of daily activity are by far and away the following;

    https://www.thefootballforum.net/for...ague-forum.39/
    https://www.thefootballforum.net/for...-two-forum.11/
    https://www.thefootballforum.net/for...-one-forum.10/


    Cheers,
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    Evening All,

    We've taken to the Flippa marketplace. Everything you need to know is listed.
    https://flippa.com/11061427-18-year-...AimrIlkIYY5KOQ

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    Please check skype

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    It's already been sold on Flippa

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