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LOL Crazy dude said my site is worth $1.5 Million

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mantwo, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. mantwo

    mantwo BANNED BANNED

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    This is how he came up with the figure of $1.5 mil

    Site has
    150,000+ backlinks
    50,000 pages
    300,000 monthly visitors
    7 year old domain name

    and is NOT being monetized

    (he didn't make an offer to buy it)

    at the same time another dude told me it's worth a couple of grand.

    (he made an offer to buy it for $3,000)

    either way it's enough to get me skullfucked for a weekend (which is tempting) but lets pretend that i value other people's opinions for a second.. what would you do with the site?
     
  2. elfano

    elfano Newbie

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    If you know what to do, you can get 3k from that website in one month, and even more.
    Monetize it in a smart way, and if is on auto pilot you will get skullfucked each weekend, not a single one. Many people would be willing to have that on their hands.
     
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  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Offer it to him at the special discounted price of $1m and let him put his money where his mouth is! Can't give an accurate valuation without seeing the site, but going by your description it's most likely worth six figures.
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  4. mantwo

    mantwo BANNED BANNED

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    it's not autopilot.. hobby site that i update daily for shits and giggles.

    i ran it past a dude who claims to be making $10,000 a month from his site, he isn't interested in buying it but said i should be making $30,000 a month from it if i monetize it.

    personally i think he's talking outta his ass.

    i might try to monetize it again, i tried adsense for a while and it was making around $4,000 a month, and then the earnings dropped a couple of years ago to around $300 a month - and i removed it outta anger. have put it back on every now and then for a month at a time but the earnings have never returned to what it was.


    six figures? jebus.

    most of the traffic is just passing via search engines, they don't stick around, don't post comments, don't do fuck all.. just eat bandwidth.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    So it's a blog? I'd definitely recommend monetizing it if you plan on selling it at some stage. With that level of traffic you should be able to sell private ad space quite easily. I'd be surprised if you couldn't make 5 figures a month from the stats you've given (unless it's a crappy niche).
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  6. mantwo

    mantwo BANNED BANNED

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    it's *cough* mainly an internet marketing blog i suppose... not one of those 'make money' type-o-site. it's tips & tricks site for webmasters.. general stuff really and not highly targeted on one area of IM, it's just fulla random stuff about all kindsa shit that i find interesting, not just about IM but that is what i present the site as.

    oh the irony is painful.
     
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  7. mudbutt

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    if your site is worth 1.5mil on those stats, my portfolio would be worth over 5million. Sadly, its not. That guy is blowing smoke, however, its still worth quite a chunk of change.
     
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    Get an affiliate program on there related to the niche of your site. Easily, you could make several thousand dollars per month from that. Possibly toss some adsense on there, but I would recommend just sticking with the affiliates.
     
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  9. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Go copy how John Chow monetizes his blog. The guy may be a complete prick, but he certainly knows how to extract every last cent out of visitors to his shitty site.
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  10. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    In the worst case scenario, which is monetizing using AdSense, if you have 2 page views/visit (and assuming by monthly visitors you actually meant visits not uniques) it means you have 600,000 page views. If we consider a 2% CTR which is usual and a $0.3/click on average, it means you could make $3,600 from AdSense alone.

    Considering it is an Internet Marketing blog and you could promote IM products, do banner advertising for WP themes, SEO courses, etc. You could easily quadruple your proffit compared to just AdSense.

    You have on your hands something most people don't and never will. Get off your ass and start testing monetization systems on it. Do conversion optimization, etc. 300,000 monthly visitors is a lot of potential clients.

    Good luck!
     
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  11. Longover

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    So all you really want for the site is to be skull fucked. Try craigs list...

     
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