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I've decided to sell one of my Semi-Authority Site what would it be the right price..?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by donArmando, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. donArmando

    donArmando Regular Member

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    Yap,
    I have a site, well it is not a big authority site but is kind of sites which is ranking on top 10-20 for almost 20 keywords (Each keywords more than 3000-30000 exact Searches.)

    I want to be total honest with all the process and things that happened on this site.

    The site is PR3 and has a quite inner pages with a PR1-3.
    The main keyword is ranked in 6-th position right now.
    Main keyword according to google keyword tool has 6600 Exact Searches and a CPC 6.1$

    Other keywords are ranked somewhere 6-20
    I tried adsense and just with the main keyword when i was on the 4-th ranking position was making 2-3 paunds per day. Than i didn't update my site for a month and it went again to the 6-th position which is a stable position for 4-5 months.
    Now i get 1000-1200 visitors per month (Unique)
    Page views 2700-3500 (Per month)
    Bounce Rate 40-50%
    Time spent on site (1.50 -4.00 minutes)
    Visitors are 90% from google, others come from directly typing the website.

    Other keywords are still on the same position but not bringing any traffic. Maybe just small traffic.

    But remember, i never worked on those keywords, just by working a little i'm sure that they can be ranked easily.

    There are about 15-20 Unique and Quality articles on the site.
    Articles are not just 500 word articles. They are all optimized and have more than 700 words. Most of the articles have 1000-1500 words.

    Also remember it is on top 100 (Somewhere 70-80) for a 368.000 exact search keyword and a cpc of 3$+.
    The website has a PR3 on the home page and a lot of other inner pages have a good PR1-3.

    I know that here are some great flippers and i wanted to get their thoughts on what price to sell this site on flippa. As i know it is a very promising site which can be very profitable.

    Why i'm selling..?
    Because i lost the interest about this site.

    Anyone has any other better idea than selling..?
    Would anyone help me sell this site..?


    Uppsss i made a double thread sorry please delete
     
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  2. donArmando

    donArmando Regular Member

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    Anyone who can help..?
     
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    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    Well sites usually sell for 12x their income, but since it's an established site it can easily sell for twice that price. My biggest mistake was selling a huge site for only 12x and someone paying the BIN like 5 minutes after I posted it, so always over price your stuff, it can take months but someone will eventually buy it. Lastly, try to increase the income as much as possible, make it look spammy if you have to because that's what people pay for.
     
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  4. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Well, how much does the site make per month?
     
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  5. donArmando

    donArmando Regular Member

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    Well it has made about 5-6 dollar per day.
     
  6. donArmando

    donArmando Regular Member

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    Also i forgot to say that just with the first keyword ranked on 4-th position it was making 5-6 dollar a day and other keyword which are between 1-2 page they didn't bring much traffic. But i never optimized those keywords.
    I'm sure that just by doing some simple seo they will be ranked on top 5.
     
  7. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hm, I know what you're saying, but unfortunately, people won't buy that. They will say "if it's so easy, why didn't you just rank it top 5?"

    So my advice? Work on getting that site top 5, which will shoot your earnings higher, and then you'll be able to flip it for more.

    Based on that, I'd say around $2,000, especially if earnings are from Adsense.
     
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  8. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    with 30-40 visitors per day i doubt that it makes 5-6$ per day.

    Let's put it this way, this month so far how much has it made? What about in october?

    Keep in mind that the potential buyer will usually assume worst case scenario, not the optimistic scenario you would like to have - the websites will be back in top 5 in no time, is gonna make a lot of money, huge potential, etc.

    My opinion, you can get about 12x last month revenue.
     
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  9. donArmando

    donArmando Regular Member

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    Yes revenues are coming from adsense.
    But i will take your advice and do some seo, rank those keywords (I won't be lazy) Than sell it.
    Thanks for your honest advice's.
     
  10. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    I don't think there's such a thing as a "semi-authority" site.

    Building a true authority site can take massive amounts of time (years) and patience to achieve; it will have clear navigation, great images, useful services and not just top quality content, but the best content in its field.

    If you're saying that your site is on a par with the likes of ProBlogger or CopyBlogger, then kudos to you, but I doubt it is.

    Also, remember that a buyer would want to see both:
    - Proof of traffic
    - Proof of income
    over a given period of time, for example, 6-12 months.

    I'd suggest building the site up and get it top rankings for more keywords.
     
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