What would you do with searchengine.com?

Fri 18 September 2009 14:00, Bas van den Beld

What would you do with searchengine.com?

Sometimes you are the owner of a rare url. A url that could help you rank quickly and would be a url anyone in a certain niche would want to have.

You then have two options. You can either sell for loads of money or make a very profitable website. If you owned searchengine.com. What would you do? You would probably not put a jobsearch-website on it. In Holland however, they did.

Zoekmachine.nl, translated searchengine.nl, had been registered ten years ago, but never actually was used. The wait was not because they were developing a new search engine or a website about search. The wait was for a jobsearch-site. And to be honest, not a very pretty one.

The owners feel the website is a cross over between Yellow Pages, Monsterboard (a jobsite) and YouTube. You can find video's of applicants pitching their resume, and also from companies looking for employees.

Zoekmachine_nl_site

The website is said to have an investment of half a million euros. With that they built the current site. To be honest, I would have built something entirely different… What would you do?


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  • I think it's going to fail soon, and the url will be on the market within a year.
    So the question really is, Bas, for how much will this domain be sold?

    DG

    Za 26 sep 2009, 06:03


  • Hmmm...a few remarks about the website:
    - the design is NOT appealing
    - the site is NOT SEO optimized
    - the main video starts playing immediately (hate that)

    The domain is good though. Worth over 10-15k in euros atleast.

    Di 29 sep 2009, 11:05

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