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Somebody wants to buy my website...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LexLuthor, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. LexLuthor

    LexLuthor Registered Member

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    I have been approached by a third-party who is interested in purchasing my website...(It is basically a landing page for free lessons and a free offer...It is connected to an autoresponder campaign that is loaded with affiliate offers). The site has probably made me approx. $250 a month. However, as it is really a self-sufficient site, I haven't been doing that much statistics tracking for it (ie. monthly uniques, conversion rate, etc).

    Does anybody know how to track this type of information and how to track it retroactively? I know the site gets a consistent amount of visitors (otherwise I don't think I would be making money on it). Moreover, I would like to maximize my asking price for the site, and I know the third-party is going to be asking for hard numbers.

    I would appreciate any help in this area...

    Thanks.
     
  2. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    do you have any kind of analytics installed? If not, do it now.

    you can also check alexa.com, quantcast.com, etc. they might have some useful stats (though not sure how accurate)
     
  3. java

    java Guest

    You may be able to sell it based on income alone, if you can prove the income, but most buyers will want traffic as well. You need to get you traffic tracking installed now.
     
  4. blackhatting

    blackhatting Regular Member Premium Member

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    list it on sedo and place the tracker on your page that way, also, you could send it to auction and hope to have a bidding war.
     
  5. DutchRebel

    DutchRebel Regular Member

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    if you have your own hosting, maybe your stats are in there. in my hostgator account statisics are automaticly liged per domain.

    i never set it up, and i can see a lot of stats in there.
    if not, just instal google`s statistics, works perfectly.
     
  6. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    Are you sure they want the whole site and not just the domain name? It might change the price.

    If they just want the domain name they might be willing to offer more than it's worth (traffic and income wise) if the domain name is important to them.
     
  7. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    that's a good rule of thumb....:D

    congrats!
     
  8. Tom__

    Tom__ Junior Member

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    Alexa or Quantcast are mostly not used anymore because their results aren't really "good" or true... Only people with the toolbar will be viewed and these people are mostly webmasters and not just house-computers.

    So a weblog that could generate 2000 visits/week could be less high as a blog that generates 200visits/week.
     
  9. livelybrowser

    livelybrowser Senior Member

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    Yes. check alexa.com, quantcast.com and Compete.com as well. :D