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Selling a domain, please help with price.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Markthedude, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Hey everyone.

    My question is pretty simple, the answer, not so much for me.

    I have a domain name that ranks on the first page of Google. Not that many exact searches >1,000.

    {kansas city computer repair #org } -Obviously just type it normal (all together no breaks or dashes.

    I don't want potential buyers to see my post here so that explains the goofy way of showing you the domain.

    Now, I'm just having a hard time coming up with a price for it. I want to sell the domain and all the content on the site. I've never even worked the site, I did a few backlinks to it and that's it. I do receive about 5 emails a month from people wanting me to help them, however, I live in a entirely different state now and no longer have any use of it.

    Any ~rough estimates on how much I should list it for? I'm thinking $500 solely on that fact that it's a very brandable domain and is on the first page of G.

    Thanks,

    -TheDude
     
  2. ahiddenman

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    You would be better of approaching someone locally who is in this market and asking them if they want to buy it since its mainly a local marketing domain :)

    Good luck
     
  3. uncguy4321

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    Perhaps email the top ten, then the second page guys as well and offer it to them?
     
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    Hmmmm....

    PROS:

    geotargeting is hot

    PC repair is good niche

    .org is a plus when dot com is not available

    spot in goog is good

    is a nice-looking site

    CONS:

    is a long name

    is not very old

    If you haven't already, list it on godaddy auctions, sedo, and flippa. Might put it on namepros or dnforums as well, I can't remember if they charge for listings or not. Free tip - vast majority of GD auctions do not include the web site, and you mentioned selling the site code with the name, so that's another PRO if you specify that it will include the web site with the auction.

    As for price, avoid mentioning it first or set it vaguely or high. Like on GD auctions, make it offer/counteroffer to prod any interested parties into naming a price. My opinion has always been that in a transaction whichever party mentions a $ figure first "loses" the upper hand, so if you can avoid or dance around naming a dollar figure at first, you "win".

    As for a specific price, names are so speculative I wouldn't be able to guesstimate it. I've often heard a good rule of thumb is whatever your monetization for the name times 12 (for 12 months) can give you a good ballpark. But that's a rule of thumb, I don't see where you're monetizing that site very heavily so it might be a low-ball for you.

    good luck

    peace - gregs.
     
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  5. Nookie Monster

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    Grab a phone listing for the area. Get it for both states. then market it to those companies. Be sure to check which ones already have a site up.

    These hardware geeks don't always have a website up. That can be to your advantage.
     
  6. Fathom

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    An updated test from aol's leaked data in 2006 has revealed that number 1 position only recieves 18.2 CTR on average which means if you was ranked number 1 you would only recieve 182 visits for that exact phrase.

    If i was a competitor in your niche and you offered me that domain maybe I would buy i from you for $100, but would someone else pay $100 - $200 for it? maybe, you can only ask them right.

    source: http://www.slingshotseo.com/resources/white-papers/google-ctr-study/
     
  7. smitha

    smitha Registered Member

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    i am also looking to sell my domain cialispharmacy.com
    estibot value : 11000
    searchs : 4500+
    cpc : 1.9
    ads competion : high
    niches : cialis , pharmacy
    This domain is a two word keyword
     
  8. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Wow! Thanks everyone for the great feedback, I really got some good ideas flowing now.

    I didn't even think to contact both states, it would seem like a no brainier but it completely slipped my mind.

    I know that 182 visit doesn't sound like a whole lot but right now I'm getting like 30-40 a month with at least 5 job requests so that's only good news to hear!

    That rule of thumb of 12 is great, I get 5 jobs a month at $50 = $250/month *12= $3000. I like that number a lot more :D but I would have to be a smooth talker and have all the facts and figures.

    I think if I want to see a big figure for the site I will at least try the top ten people already, selling point: that they don't want more competition.

    I wonder if I tell each one that I email that I'm also in communication with so-and-so on Google and see if I can get a bidding war going :sly:

    Thanks again everyone!