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Please Help me to evaluate my Forum's Value
Hemanth




msg:4505363
 8:49 am on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hiya all,

It's been a few years since I posted in Webmasterworld; It's good to be back!

After 7 years running my tech & computer discussion forum, I'm thinking of selling it to concentrate more on family business. I've recently received an offer from a forum management company and would appreciate your advise.

Forum Stats: ~40k registered users
Traffic : Alexa 28k
Revenue (from ad-sense & some CPM networks): $4000/mo (avg. last 12 months)
Serer costs: $400/mo (not much other overheads)

Traffic has been steady and slowly rising for the last three years. Most of the traffic is from Google.

So, based on these stats how much would my forum worth?

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Thank you..

 

creeking




msg:4505370
 9:05 am on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

how much time is required to run it? per month

Hemanth




msg:4505371
 9:18 am on Oct 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

I usually spend a few minutes now and then from work (to answer questions, remove spam etc.) + may be an hour per week for server maintenance. So, I would say less than 20 hours a month.

Hemanth




msg:4506389
 10:23 am on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Sorry to bump, but any inputs guys?

Rosalind




msg:4506452
 2:12 pm on Oct 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

No more than three years profits, I'd say. It's very hard to evaluate this kind of thing when forums on the whole may be in decline due to Facebook or Twitter, or yours may get algo-smacked for some reason no-one can predict.

particleman




msg:4525930
 3:38 pm on Dec 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

I sold out of a forum I ran a few years ago. 2-3 years profit is pretty standard formula.

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