i want to buy a web site

by faranak 9 replies
i want to buy a web site but feel a little anxious as i have not done this before .is there any thing i should look out for.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #buy #site #web
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Wow, that is a huge question. What kind of website do you want, and what do you want to do with it?
    - Russ
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    • Profile picture of the author faranak
      i want to buy a online pharmacy web site which is established already but i do not want to be scamed
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      • Profile picture of the author Roger Mayne
        Originally Posted by faranak View Post

        i want to buy a online pharmacy web site which is established already but i do not want to be scamed
        This is something called "due diligence". It basically means "CHECK EVERYTHING".

        Wherever you're buying this site from, check the sellers credentials. Do they have feedback? Can you contact previous buyers?

        Check that they are the legitimate owners of the site / domain name.

        If they are promoting the site with income, can those figures be verified?

        Check the terms of the sale - do they have a certain period of time to transfer everything over?

        These are questions which spring immediately to mind. There are others, I'm sure.
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        • Check everything related to it's traffic stats

          - Check if alexa stats are true
          - Check if PR is not a fake
          - Ask the owner for stats and revenue proofs
          - check whois of the site to see if the man you are talking with is the same as the writen owner in the whois record
          - do not pay in paypal use one of the big companies that let you make the transaction thru escrow service like:
          escrow.com
          sedo.com
          afternic.com

          be careful
          and good luck

          shlomi k.
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  • Profile picture of the author louiefrias
    Search for stuff like that over at www.SitePoint.com

    As far as being scammed, no one can help with that...scammers are crafty people.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    Check out sitepoint. Compare the sites to each other, don't get hooked on the first one you see. By comparing them you can figure out which will work out best for the business you are exactly looking to run.
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    Also, another thing to check:

    Is the website you're looking at simply an affiliate site for the products?

    If so, make sure you're paying a reasonable rate.

    Most sites like this are just pre-built templates.

    The worth of those kind of sites is what kind of traffic, how much, etc., is coming.

    cheers
    Sam
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    • Profile picture of the author xmx
      Now Sedo not only allows sales of domain names
      but also sales of web sites.

      if you go to the site and look at the "buy domains"
      menu you'll find also the option "buy websites".

      You can look there, sedo is a marketplace with
      years of activity so the risks of scams should be
      lower than other less established places.


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  • Profile picture of the author NinjaReports
    Most important things with buying a site is its traffic and the age of the site. You'll want to buy something in an established market, where the traffic coming in is most likely to stay consistent. You'll need to check the traffic logs (from something like awstats/google analytics) to actually verify where the traffic is coming from. Sellers usually lie about traffic and beef up earnings with AdWords or paid advertising so you need to know everything about how the site is actually getting its visitors.

    Also remember the longer a site has been around, the more it's worth. If a site has only been earning money for a few short months then you can usually sell for 10-12 times monthly revenue. Sites that have been around for several years with good content can be sold for up to 48 months worth of income.
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