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I’m Going Into The Taxi Industry
April 15, 2013|affiliate marketing

I’m Going Into The Taxi Industry

I don’t usually post about what I’m working on, as I don’t want the whole world and his dog to know about everything I am doing, but for this one I’ve made an exception. As the title suggests, I am making a move into the taxi industry, and it’s all without even having to drive a car.

The taxi industry is worth approximately £2.6 billion per annum in the UK alone, so it’s big business.

A little while ago I acquired the domain along with a few others.

This weekend I got the site Manchester Taxi up and running, it still needs tweaking, but it’s there.

Like a lot of things now, when people need to find information, they pay a little visit to Google. Many people do the same for taxi numbers. Below are the approximate amount of searches for keyword terms associated with Taxis in Manchester on Google UK, for each month (sorry bit of a mouthful there).

Manchester Taxi – 1,300 searches
Taxi Manchester – 1,300 searches
Manchester Taxis – 720 searches
Manchester Airport Taxi – 720 searches
Taxi to Manchester Airport – 480 searches
Manchester Airport Taxis – 390 searches
Taxis Manchester – 390 searches
Manchester Taxi Numbers – 320 searches
Manchester Airport Transfers – 320 searches
Taxi Manchester Airport – 320 searches
Manchester Cab – 320 searches
Manchester Cabs – 260 searches

There are more terms too, but these alone equate to approximately 6,520 searches a month on Google.

The Plan
The plan is to get the site ranking for some of these terms and capture some of this traffic. Once I’ve done that I am going to contact taxi companies that serve the Manchester area and sell them leads. This will basically involve me purchasing my own phone number and putting it on my website, and then redirecting that number to a taxi company, and charging them a small fee for each call. I’ve put a taxi number on the site that’s not mine for the time being, until it gets ranking.

This is something I’ve never done before, but I am not the first to do it. To my knowledge, and to his knowledge too, the first person to do it is a chap called Khalid. He appeared to do quite well from it before selling his business on, and it’s certainly something that has interested me since reading about his business.

The only promoting of this site I am going to do is via SEO, I believe Khalid did a lot of other promoting with his, but for the meantime i’m going to just stick with SEO. I am confident that I can get this ranking for some of those larger volume terms up there including Manchester airport taxi, and I know the fact that I have an exact match domain (which still carries weight in the search engines) will help too.

I have no idea how successful this will be, and it’s certainly not going to make me rich, but with Manchester being one of the largest cities in the UK, I am hoping it can bring me in some money :)

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Top 10 Domain Sales
April 12, 2013|Domaining

Top 10 Domain Sales

So it’s 3:30am, and I can’t sleep, the perfect time for a blog post right?

I’ve gone and taken a quick look at the top publicised domain sales to date. There may have been higher sales that were done privately and therefore not made public, and if you feel I have missed any out, or got it wrong, let me know (I probably have).

So here’s The Top 10 Publicised Domain Sales.

Update: As I thought, I have missed a couple off and the list has now grown. Many people saying that they know of more domains that would make the list but can’t be because of NDA’s etc.

  • 12 – for £5,000 back in October 2010
  • 11 – for £6,000 in January 2009
  • 10 – for £6,167 ($9,500) in January 2013
  • 9 – for £7,500 in October 2010
  • 8 – for £10,000 in September 2011
  • 7 – for £10,600 in September 2011
  • 6 – for £10,000 (plus VAT) in September 2011
  • 5 – for £10,701 in March 2010. Bit of a cheat this one, as it was ranking well, and not sold purely based on it’s domain value.
  • 4 – for £11,500 in October 2010
  • 3 – for £20,000 in October 2010. Couldn’t post this one without mentioning that I own the singular, yours for the same price :)
  • 2 – for £25,000. Couldn’t find a date for this one. Another sort of cheat, as Frank Paul got this one ranking nicely before selling it on.
  • 1 – for £25,000 in May 2011.

So there you have it! I look forward to all the comments telling me that I got it all wrong :)

I’m off to lay down, that was hard work!

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Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone Plagiarised AGAIN
March 25, 2013|General

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone Plagiarised AGAIN

Those that know me know that I’m a big fan of Calvin Harris, but it seems that one of his favourite songs of mine I’m Not Alone has been plagiarised yet again!

For those of you that haven’t heard I’m Not Alone (don’t let me know you haven’t heard it because I won’t want to speak to you again) which was released in 2009 here it is in all it’s glory below.

The first instance was Chris Brown’s song Yeah 3x. The below video shows a comparison. Brown later added Harris’s name to the song writing credits.

The second instance is far more obvious, and this time it’s JLS Eyes Wide Shut which was released in February 2011. I’ve managed to get the video to start at the exact point where they have ripped off Calvin’s song, because I know nobody wants to listen to their shit.

It happened again in May 2011, this time it was Cobra Starship with their song You Make Me Feel Good.

The most recent instance is from a DJ called Jakwob, and his song Fade which was released earlier this month. Listen carefully and you’ll hear the melody from I’m Not Alone at a slower tempo.

Calvin tweeted the below.

I’d be pretty pissed off if I was Calvin! But he seems to be handling it all quite well in my opinion. Despite being a fan I still haven’t seen him live, need to sort that one out!

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About Me

I’m Mark, but you can call me Rofe. I'm an internet marketing guy based in London Dubai.

I believe the internet is full of money making opportunities, and I seek to take advantage of them where I can.

If there’s a way to make money online I’ve probably tried and failed at it, and then attempted it again with some degree of success.

I’ve tried my hand at affiliate marketing, lead gen, ecommerce, trading domain names, adsense, and I’ve even created a novelty gift.

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