Benchmark Price : Bidding Web Directory

Price: $1950 · Website URL: http://www.benchmarkprice.com

Established Businesses For Sale – Benchmark Price displays links alphabetically or by categories and lets you bid your way to the top of the list. One can increase his/her bid to take a top position and list higher in the directory or make the top-most bid to be the link leader site-wide. It makes money and has earned over $750 so far.

Domain Name

BenchmarkPrice.com – a benchmark price is a base against which other prices are measured. This is what the site does for links and ranks them accordingly. It surely has umpteen other uses. Even without a website it is valuable and will be worth in high 4-figures for the name alone.

How the Site Operates

A webmaster wishing to list his site in the directory creates a listing and makes payment (minimum $10.00) for where he wishes to have his site ranked. The higher the bid, the higher the ranking. The highest paying site is shown as the Link Leader and its link is shown site-wide at the top. If another webmaster makes a high bid, his site is ranked up automatically. The Top 10 Links are shown on the first page, others based on their bid amount. A webmaster is free to add to his existing bid anytime to get a higher ranking. Payment is handled through PayPal IPN and everything works automatically. There is a comprehensive Site Admin to handle things manually if needed.

Site Features

Built based on PHP/MySQL, all URLs are “statically” generated for search engines. Site design and script pages are separately created. To change the design, it is not necessary to disturb the script part. Once set-up, all listings, bids and ranking updates take place without human intervention. Of course, the powerful administration control panel is always there to handle things manually if required. Anyone familiar with using a web browser will be able to handle it.