Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pogosa, Aug 10, 2011.
Is there any calculator to get some Idea how much can I get for a web site?
I'd say 6-8 months revenue
I would say its more like 6-12 months revenue.
I'd say more like 6-10 months
I always look around 10 months revenue but it mostly depends on age of the site, proof of earnings and stable income.
For example a site that was set up a month ago and has made $1k should not be valued at $10k because that is just too higher of a risk.
Old established sites with a proven record of similar earnings each month or increasing earnings can go for 10 months plus revenue, because that's a safe guaranteed buy.
So really its all in the reliability of the site
As much as the buyer's willing to pay.
Its worth whatever someones willing to pay for it. Generally though you can estimate 6-8 months worth of revenue, sometimes more or less depending on external factors.
I discuss it in this interview... http://www.kenny.co/interviews/interview-with-website-broker-thomas-smale
Multiples vary hugely depending on a number of variables.
It depends on a number of variables. Having a valuable site according to website calculators is a good think to include in sells, but it is not a reliable evaluation of the worth of your website.
It's just like pricing a business, 1 years revenue with accurate projections etc..
I haven't sold any websites, so feel free to ignore my input but...
I would sell websites for what I believe I would be willing to pay for them. For example, if I had the chance to buy a website that earned $20 / month I would examine it for any risk factors, look at it's SE rankings, and determine if it's a safe investment. The safer the investment, the more I'd be willing to pay. If it could be volatile, I would bid less.
In my opinion, a good range would be between 6-12 months revenue from the site, unless the site has been an established earner for over a year and it appears safe. At that point, I would consider bumping it to around 12 - 18 months or more.
Just my 2¢
Whatever a buyer is willing to pay.
On a more serious note, it depends on many things. The life expectancy of the site. Some sites have limited lifespan due to the nature of their income such as let's say something like a specific title of a video game, a specific olympics year, or a current event. These are worth a lot less.
If it is more permanent then the method of traffic is then important. If it's viral traffic it's worth less, but if it's steady search engine results that's better. Consistent type in traffic would be best because it signifies repeat visitors.
I personally try to buy at 6 months or less if possible, but then again I do most of my buying through contacting them or on forums not meant to sell websites. This keeps my competition with serious buyers down to a minimum and allows me to get a better price, plus they don't know what it's worth usually.
I sell at 12 months because my sites are in high demand, especially to the right buyer. 12 months takes a bit of negotiating, but it can happen.
pay whatever they are willing to give you, it's just like selling anything in life.
Can't just totally base it on what others are willing to pay you. If your offers are all very low compared to your revenue then hold onto it until the revenue stabilizes for a while and gets the be "more reliable" so you can sell it for around ~10 months worth of revenue if your offers are for around 6 months currently.
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I would say 8-10 months is a good rule. Good luck
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