How To Get An Accurate Value For My Site?

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Of late i have not been so enthusiastic about working online(internet marketing). That's just me i cant stick to one thing too long plus i am not making enough money online.

So i'm here thinking about selling my site soon because i could do a lot with the money, including paying off or a part of my college tuition.

I want to make maximum profits so i have been checking around online for sites that will evaluate my site but for some reason i feel that those valuations are not accurate for i am not making as much money that they are predicting.

Here are some of the estimates that i got:

mywebsiteprice.com......value my site at...$9,106
whatsmywebsiteworth.info......value my site at...$$10,701
website2value.com......value my site at...$7,409
how-much-is-my-website-worth...........info.value my site at..$$60,254 (ridiculous)



So my question are:

1, Do you think i can sell my site sell for those prices?
2, Which site do you recommend for an accurate prediction.
3, where is the best place to sell my site.


PS...my site is located in the signature you can take a look at it..
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  • In the antiques business we used to say the only way you can find out what your object is worth is to sell it. Appraisals don't mean much, except for insurance purposes.

    Granted, your site isn't going to perish in a fire or (hopefully) get stolen.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Years ago I had a client who was a business broker. His valuations of businesses were quite through and he had a ton of experience....and it had little correlation to what the businesses actually sold for.

    I suspect it's very similar online as well. Those appraisals/valuations are probably not going to mean much, as the only valuations that matter will be those from cash paying buyers. I do know that some sites I've seen, that had income, sold for 8 to 10 months income.
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  • Profile picture of the author leadmonster
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkJones
      Agree on all of them.

      Purchasing/Selling a site is not an exact science, 70% stats and 30% gut I reckon.

      And at the end of the day, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

      Things that we take into consideration, Traffic, Database, Income, Domain Value, Site Design, Goodwill of site/brand and lastly potential.

      Flippa is a good site to sell on as over the last 12 months values have doubled I reckon as more and more people discover it.

      Best way to tell is list it for $20 and see what is out there..

      Can't catch a fish without your rod in the water!

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  • Profile picture of the author MarkJones
    It's hard to get a realistic price from a valuation bot as they don't take into consideration of external factors like databases, online buzz, social buzz etc..

    The only real way to find out the value of your site is to put it on the market place and see what kind of offers you're going to get. What you value your site at and what everyone else see's it out is different.

    If you want to know what your minimum sales price should be, times your current monthly earnings by 6 and use that as a estimate.. But again, that doesn't take into account database, social buzz etc..

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  • Profile picture of the author RefundHost
    The Accuratevalue of any website is based only on

    total dollars earned in the past
    minus advertising dollars spent
    divided by how many months (
    the life of the domain )
    to get the average monthy net earnings

    Then you multiply that by 12 months - that is about what it is "worth".

    In real world business, they look at past 3 years earnings for the average
    then multiply it by 2 years worth and that is the true value of the business
    ( apart from holdings - just the income probability )





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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Hi Nicolas,

      Have you tried this?

      SiteValueCheck
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        Originally Posted by Devid Farah View Post

        Hi Nicolas,

        Have you tried this?

        SiteValueCheck
        OK - I just tried that with two of my sites. a) One that currently earns a steady $300 - $400 a month and b) my anti-scam site which earns all of around $150 a year!

        sitevaluecheck = a) $489 b) $4,350
        how-much-is-my-website-worth = a) $635 b) $16,011
        mywebsiteprice.com. = a) $228 b) $3,386
        website2value.com a) $0 (yes, really!) b) $411

        You can draw your own conclusions! Not one of those sites asked me how much either of those sites was earning.

        Btw - anyone want to buy an antiscam blog for $16k
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        • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
          Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post


          OK - I just tried that with two of my sites. a) One that currently earns a steady $300 - $400 a month and b) my anti-scam site which earns all of around $150 a year!

          sitevaluecheck = a) $489 b) $4,350
          how-much-is-my-website-worth = a) $635 b) $16,011
          mywebsiteprice.com. = a) $228 b) $3,386
          website2value.com a) $0 (yes, really!) b) $411

          You can draw your own conclusions! Not one of those sites asked me how much either of those sites was earning.

          Btw - anyone want to buy an antiscam blog for $16k
          Rose, i'm with you and don't trust all those sites but surprisingly i made a try with that site and it provided a very accurate value for one of my sites so i decided to post it.

          Anyway, generally, they don't provide accurate values.

          There are many factors to take into consideration to get an accurate value for your site.

          For example, visitors, can they easily navigate your content? Or..are you receiving tons of web traffic? Is your traffic converting into sales?

          Plus, website statistics are very important to evaluate your site; you need to check the number of unique visitors, number of referring sites, external sites linking in...etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author johnapo
      Originally Posted by RefundHost View Post

      The Accuratevalue of any website is based only on

      total dollars earned in the past
      minus advertising dollars spent
      divided by how many months (
      the life of the domain )
      to get the average monthy net earnings

      Then you multiply that by 12 months - that is about what it is "worth".

      In real world business, they look at past 3 years earnings for the average
      then multiply it by 2 years worth and that is the true value of the business
      ( apart from holdings - just the income probability )


      That's the closest calculation to the real value to me too.
      Alexa ranking , backlinks are good but the actual meter is the money factor
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    I don't think you can get an accurate value. There are just way too many factors involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlieboy747
    I'd chack out Flippa.com and see if anything similar is for sale and that should give you an idea of what yours could be worth.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Valuation bots or automated valuations are completely inaccurate and worthless.

    How much money does your site make?
    How much traffic does it have?

    How big is that mailing list?
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisyates
    Check out flipfilter's website valuation tool. It uses several factors but primarily auction history on sites like flippa. I might be interested in buying your site privately.
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