How much is my website or domain worth?

by StefanFreeMarket 49 replies
Hey Warriors,

There are many tools and guidelines to look at when trying to appraise a website or domain. Because there are so many varied opinions on the matter, we've linked several articles below which should serve as a guideline for you to get started. Feel free to use this thread to link to other guides that you find useful!

Thanks much,

Stefan Hogan
Freemarket.com, Product Manager
#freemarket.com discussion #domain #website #worth
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author Justin Tyme
    Hi Stefan,

    Those websites are definitely very useful when trying to evaluate a websites worth. But this can be a tricky task.

    I like to look at things like traffic metrics, and estimated adwords earnings.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9943657].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Dipak Chuahan
      Originally Posted by Justin Tyme View Post

      Hi Stefan,

      Those websites are definitely very useful when trying to evaluate a websites worth. But this can be a tricky task.

      I like to look at things like traffic metrics, and estimated adwords earnings.
      Great ...I think You Are right.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10934175].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cnich23
    Thanks for the info!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9945889].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author shobuz
      thanks for this kind of info
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10253325].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author abinayavijayaram
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9964110].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author earlstrobel
    Thanks for the excellent resources. I wanted to know if these online so called 'website value' tools any good? Do you think online tools like siteworthchecker.com (and there are tons like it) are any good in this regard? Are their valuations even in the ballpark?

    Thanks again!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9964414].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author neteater
      Originally Posted by earlstrobel View Post

      Thanks for the excellent resources. I wanted to know if these online so called 'website value' tools any good? Do you think online tools like siteworthchecker.com (and there are tons like it) are any good in this regard? Are their valuations even in the ballpark?

      Thanks again!
      these tools are only good for getting a free backlink, i used most of them to get quick backlink.also it gives soem kindl of mental relief to see if your site worth is increasing if you check after two or three months after your first evaluation.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10100647].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Rob de Roy
        Do you know the Horatio formula? This formula uses a mathematical algorithm that evaluates the domain name. The results are very good. Note: it is assessed only the domain name, not the project.
        Here you can test it.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10115124].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author MarieDi
          Originally Posted by Rob de Roy View Post

          Do you know the Horatio formula? This formula uses a mathematical algorithm that evaluates the domain name. The results are very good. Note: it is assessed only the domain name, not the project.
          Here you can test it.
          I get a page in Danish... Can't figure out the valuation. it says "3.200" Euros. Is that 3.2 or 3,200? Anything in English or French?
          Signature
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10627615].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author borntocoupon
            Usually this would mean 3,200 Euros. I just tried this out myself and am getting numbers like 2000-3500 Euros. There is no comma or period.

            I would really hesitate to use sites like this that just spit out a number and would be doing more research myself before relying on that.
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10848863].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jbarzok
    If it's an adsense site, you can sell it in 18x Monthly revenue

    If it's an affiliate site, it's better to keep it quite near to 12x Monthly revenue.

    However if you think that your site is more valuable than any of the above, you should talk to a broker to get top dollar.
    Signature
    Buy Affiliate Websites - Make $1000+ per Month
    Watch Commission Start rolling in within 48 Hours
    100% Secure - No Maintenance required
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9992489].message }}
  • I looked at the appraisal websites, but they don't calculate the price of the domain NAME
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10002633].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
      Originally Posted by ChaoticScamReviews View Post

      I looked at the appraisal websites, but they don't calculate the price of the domain NAME
      When it comes to an established, profitable website...the value is typically based on a multiple of net monthly profit.

      The domain name on its own rarely comes into play and it doesn't typically add to the valuation.

      How much would that website be making if it did NOT use the domain it was using? Great - ok, then the domain value is already calculated into the value of the website through earnings. (As those earnings wouldn't be as much WITHOUT the domain)

      It's not perfect, but we've created a website valuation tool you can use to get a fairly accurate valuation on your website or online business.

      This is best used for sites earning anywhere from $100 - $50K per month. More than that and you're likely looking at larger multiples, strategic value, etc. and need to speak to someone who can dig into the details.

      This isn't some random tool we created - we use it to value, list, and sell websites through our platform.
      Signature
      Website Brokers - We can help you sell businesses making $500 to $50K per month.

      Free Website Valuation - How much is your website really worth? Find out here, free.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10003368].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author BenRacicot
        I'd have to respectfully disagree. The domain name itself is a huge part of the valuation. And this is part of the problem in most of these comments. A domain name by itself is worth something so it is part of the valuation. Also a website that makes X amount per month on something.biz and a website on something.com would be a huge difference wouldn't it? Also, domain names play their part in SEO, both in regards to its history, subject matter(ranking keywords), page rank, trustworthiness etc.

        Also I know I'm arguing the system here but valuation is not based on net monthly profit as a rule either. If I'm in the market of blue widgets and I find a website for sale selling red widgets then that website is worth a lot to me isn't it? If its valuation is low based on your metrics then the seller is at a disadvantage aren't they?

        My point is the sale of websites in their entirety is actually seller vs buyer. Information vs stats and none of what you describe here. As a buyer your best weapon is common sense and research done by yourself not by someone else with an agenda.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10037766].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jamesi
      Originally Posted by ChaoticScamReviews View Post

      I looked at the appraisal websites, but they don't calculate the price of the domain NAME
      The domain name is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay at the time
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10188957].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mikfoxx
    Thanks to you Stefan! Gonna try how this tools work out.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10071901].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author servopia
    Quiet useful resources. Checked for ourselves and competitors too
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10072910].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author zcrafts
    get traffic to your website is the best way to sell it on higher price.
    Signature

    DealDomains.Net | Design your Dreams
    List of Quality Top 5 Web hosting Providers | Just to help you when you need them :)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10074090].message }}
  • Stephine I just review this article its perfect for knowledgeable But if you conciseness this article so it save time consume as well.

    Thanks
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10078781].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author RevConnect
    Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
    Cheers
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10086222].message }}
  • Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for sharing valuable info !!
    Signature

    Moderators Note: Affiliate links are not allowed as signatures.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10117940].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Nabaleka
    Hey been looking at several tools but they keep giving me different figures, now I have to try your methods. Thank you
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10127486].message }}
  • To many have tricked traffic to a website. They have built up adsense or other small e-book sales. But once they remove the site from their very active backbone of sites including social, it can go flat quick. So evals are tricky, domains should have 2-3 years of activity and a strong following. With just the domain name, the name can matter but many of those worthy domains are held by folks that are holding on to a big dollar. So eval your site at $30k but then try selling it, unless there is history.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10133953].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dnpile
    Thank you so much for posting this threads. This is what I am looking for. I have been searching long time for the effective way to value domain name.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10137129].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Robot
      [DELETED]
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10156099].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author hamzazus
    am selling my domain dzzus.com can you tell me how much it's worth ? thank you
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10175127].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JosefRmdn
    Hi thanks for the guidlines, i'm reading the blog now and i have seen the website, it's very profesional and great. i will contact you as soon as i ill make a blog for sell. Good Luck
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10175433].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author greatdn
    Definately not accurate to use free tools like estibot. I value my domains based on solid data of past reported sales of names in the same niche. You can get past sale prices of domains similar to yours by visiting:

    Namebio
    LLLLsales
    Or DNpric.es
    Signature
    Premium Domains In Auction
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10182877].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MissRantALot
    I use these to get backlinks lol
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10199832].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dpotts613
    Thank you for the useful info.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10214245].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author kv151
      You can get a domain appraisal done by Godaddy. Takes less than a minute
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10214248].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author leapsujen
    Thanks for sharing us..
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10228421].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author whizsky
    Good info thanks for sharing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10251238].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author pressairing
    At the end of the day, domain names are worth more to person who is buying the domain, weather its .com or .co.uk or new TLD's, its down to buyer.

    Online value sites do not give the value. Its down to person buy it and what value they put on the domain.

    backlinks are good to value domain, but do you need to clean up the backlinks because the domain has different focus.

    The main value domain names are single words like Mummy, Daddy, Steam or two letter domain names. If you own a great word as domain name that's the value.

    I have sold many domain names, the value has always been down to buyer.

    I use Sedo to sell my domains

    I agree with jamesi
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10255184].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author adambale
    You can check Domain Price in here, its the Good Website : URLrate.com
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10259563].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Harish Agarwal
    These links have a pretty cool domain name but selecting domain is a tricky thing.
    I would look for following things:
    1. Traffic
    2. Current ranking on ALEXA
    3. Quality standard along with Search engine
    4. And PR

    This will be my expected thing while buying running domain.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10272363].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Startupily
    there is some valuable information in this forum.. love it
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10277963].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author divitis
    Hi Stefan! Thank you very much for the information...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10286729].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author cqureshi
    Thanks for great resources!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10301671].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author abhindians
    Nice Info thanks for sharing
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10346227].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author campbelljof
    Originally Posted by StefanFreeMarket View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    There are many tools and guidelines to look at when trying to appraise a website or domain. Because there are so many varied opinions on the matter, we've linked several articles below which should serve as a guideline for you to get started. Feel free to use this thread to link to other guides that you find useful!

    Thanks much,

    Stefan Hogan
    Freemarket.com, Product Manager
    hey thanks a lot for sharing such a valuable information with us.
    Signature

    Niriya offers best Digital Marketing Services

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10346387].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DrForum
    Originally Posted by StefanFreeMarket View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    There are many tools and guidelines to look at when trying to appraise a website or domain. Because there are so many varied opinions on the matter, we've linked several articles below which should serve as a guideline for you to get started. Feel free to use this thread to link to other guides that you find useful!

    Thanks much,

    Stefan Hogan
    Freemarket.com, Product Manager
    Domain pricing as the above tips say depend on lots of notions. A domain in the first place has its fixed value. Domain names are a source of online identity for any company. Therefore, getting a domain that fully brands the company online will cost a different amount especially when getting it from the second party.
    One thing I have noticed is that people have started misusing such like opportunities. After finding out that there is a big company that lacks online presence, they run to register a domain at a very low cost and will later resale at a very high cost.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10369304].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    I never offer a statement of worth when selling a domain. I list my domains and what I sell them for is what someone is willing to pay as long as it meets my value.
    Signature
    Download & Extract Images From Any Video On Youtube. Visitors can now TEXT you instantly From your webpage.
    Click here for details.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10395944].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Great Thread Stefan!!!
    Im just learning from those sources and try to remember main points and use it for the future in advantage for me and my clients, this guides absolutely worth and definitely helps be more professional in this industry, once again THANKS!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10400596].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author DrForum
      Nice information, many thanks to the Website. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming.
      I like this blog. It is a rich content topic. It helps me solve a lot of problems. It updates at a very fast rate, and provides for me many opportunities. I think it can help me to solve many problems, thank you
      That is what I was searching for. I really like your forum and I appreciate your efforts. Domain worth is very helpful for me and many others to work out. I will definitely come back on your site for more stuff. Good Luck for the future posts.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10402927].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    It cannot be aid that how much you have to pay for a website, it depends which domain name you choose with the high or low price with many different kinds, then renting a host for your site also have different price, so you should wonder that how much you can spend on a Website to manage and find the best way to create suitable website. Good success!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10402025].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author relesol
    Hi,

    It seems nice that you have shared such a valuable information with us,we have also something to show, please have a look at our newly micro site ;-http://www.designhill.com/infographics/history-evolution-of-logos
    Signature
    Logo Designers Join Designhill & Earn up to $1000 by Participating in Our Logo Design Contest.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10529355].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Gifted Jay
    thanks for your time in putting these useful piece together. It going to go a long way for a lot of people.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10693965].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author silveroaks
    If you are evaluating a website or domain to buy it then be very careful as many people have created or directed traffic from various sources that gives an inflated value of the domain rather than its actual worth. Once the sale is done and the website or domain is removed from the channels that brought it the traffic its rank and worth goes to virtual zero.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10776068].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mr Roger
    Guys make sure you are are also careful to which sites you keep submitting your links for indexation as some site value check tools are very bad and horrible when it comes to damaging your sites popularity as Google will see that you are submitting your site to these tools for value check and a lot of people do that in order to get indexed and get backlinks from many of these sites
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10911569].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Angelina Roy
    Thanks for shearing the knowledge
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11045243].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics