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How much is an AdSense website worth?
linuxguy




msg:1337891
 7:48 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

How could you calculate how much is a website worth based on the potential of ppc advert and aff programs? Some one is interested in one of my websites, I only make about $20 dollars a day out of adsense on it. Its got a bit over 1000 pages of spam free travel related original content, with only a few high quality incoming links.

Perhaps I could cash the next 3 years at this level on one sale? That will make me $18000 today which I could use to improve my other websites and create more. The thing is that Im sure the site will increase its earnings as is becoming very popular on its area, so Im not sure on what to do! How much to ask, to sell or not to sell?

 

linuxguy




msg:1338041
 10:36 pm on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sold the website for $17500 ,

win win situation, there is a lot of pontential in the website and the new owner will certanly take advantage of it. Im sure he will have ROI in a year and a few extra months. Now Im going to use the cash to expand my current websites and hire some help. After this experience Im also selling 2 other sites, they are not as big but in the right hands will cerantly make lots of money. With this cash Ill make myself an authority on my niche,. Thank you all for the great feedback, beers on me folks.

Jane_Doe




msg:1338042
 6:10 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Congrats on the sale, linuxguy.

moneyraker




msg:1338043
 6:18 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Congrats, Linuxguy.

It only goes to show that the price of a website is determined by market forces - the price you're willing to sell it for and the price someone is willing to pay for it. Due to the variety of factors involved, it is not fair to generalize that a website is only valued at 1X its annual revenue. You just showed that it isn't always the case. Again, congrats to you.

Sobriquet




msg:1338044
 10:22 pm on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

congrats! it is a sure win win win!

so where is the grand party! guess we all are invited..

wildfiction




msg:1338045
 8:08 pm on Jul 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sold the website for $17500

Congratulations!

Do you mind me asking how you did the physical transaction? i.e. How did you make sure that you were going to get the money before handing over the site and how did they know you'd hand over the site after they'd given you the money?

wildfiction




msg:1338046
 11:55 am on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone for all the useful info in this thread.

I've just discovered that due to my work visa changing that I have to sell my site. Well technically I don't have to sell it but I have to stop earning revenue from it so it seems better to sell it than to leave it as a non-income generating site.

Thanks again for the advice here.

RichTC




msg:1338047
 12:44 am on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would have thought that a number of other factors would come into play other than just current income. After all, It could take a site 2 yrs+ just to get position. The business could be loss making so far but have massive potential.

A loss making business correctly positioned in the market ready for the next level of development could be of significant value as it has passed the start up phase and may be established for volume sales and have vast potential for the purchaser.

When agreeing a value:-

1. What is the Potential revenue capacity to someone else that can market the business more effectively

2. Is the domain/ brand worth anything?

3. Has it a data base of any information?, registered members etc

4. What would it cost to buy in traffic of the sites current level?

5. How long would it take to build a similar site and get position with it?

6. How many links has it got and how many pages are indexed by the search engines.

Recently a website business that was making an 8 million loss a year but turning over 1 million was sold for 7 million. Reason being that it had brand awareness a good membership base and had potential to do multi million turnover in the right hands. A quality site of the nature of this one would take time and serious investment to establish.

My understanding is that an idea of value could be based on the following formula:-

Annual Income X 1 +
Brand / Domain Value? +
Annual Traffic Value X 3 +
Data Base Value X per member +
Factor for potential revenue the site can achieve

Hence why a loss making web business or low turnover one that has got established pages and high traffic levels is worth a small fortune.

In conclusion i would say that, on the one hand, if a site is small time and only has small potential to do more, then a multipal of income, plus a bit for traffic is i guess fair enough for it. on the other hand, If a site has vast potential and is positioned well, has high traffic and is sought after, frankly its in a totally different league all together and the price falls down to what its worth to someone else!

metopen




msg:1338048
 12:45 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Where's the best place to go to find legitimate sites that are for sale?

photonstudios




msg:1338049
 1:46 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah it really depends how much YOU can make from the site that you buy, I have bought a site for $8,000 USD back in the "easy spamming days" and made around 70k from it...on the other hand I bought really good pr7 site for 15k and barely made 5k from it because it got banned fast. Overall I think that buying well established sites can be very profitable if you know what you're doing and know how to grow the site and make it better.

photonstudios




msg:1338050
 1:48 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

"
Do you mind me asking how you did the physical transaction? i.e. How did you make sure that you were going to get the money before handing over the site and how did they know you'd hand over the site after they'd given you the money?

Large transcations like that can be handled by escrow.com

warthog




msg:1338051
 2:58 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

congrats linux guy

- now that you sold it care to share the URL? im curious - if you dont want to post it publicly then message me with it

wildfiction




msg:1338052
 5:43 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Where's the best place to go to find legitimate sites that are for sale?

I've just listed (1 week ago) my site on sedo.com

They claim to have handled the largest site sale this year ($750,000) and say that they have over 1 million domains for sale.

I've put their tracker on my web site so that I can have a third party (i.e. sedo) confirm my traffic claims as well as list me.

Hope this helps.

Undead Hunter




msg:1338053
 2:19 pm on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't know how great the prices are, etc. but www.bizbuysell.com seems to have quite a few sites. Haven't bought or listed anything there though.

vigilantweather




msg:1338054
 3:24 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I say you keep this high-quality site, and if your other sites are developed and worthy of visitors-- sell those ones, therefore you would make possibly a great amount of $$. What do I know, I can't judge a site I don't know! :)

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