How much a PR 4 website sell for in Flippa ?

by Garish Wasil 14 replies
I have been creating and monetizing niche sites from years and have a whole bunch of them now. However, I have never tried to sell any of those sites but success stories from fellow warriors have made me think over that.

So, I am going to sell my first website (microniche) on Flippa. Its a PR 4 website and is 3 months old. I saw people listing BIN price of $2k for a PR 4 site with no revenue. Is that good (Will it sell at that price ?)

I am thinking of listing the site there for a BIN of $1500, however the traffic is not much for that site (It was getting around 100 UVs a day last whole month but there was a sudden drop in Google for its main keyword early this month and so the traffic went away). There is not much revenue made this month from that site but I am solely dependent on that PR 4. However, the niche is very profitable and I was earning nearly $120 - 130 last month from that site by selling an affiliate product (from clickbank) and the site still makes a few dollars on Adsense, however due to the traffic drop, there is no more earnings from clickbank for this site.

Other plus points for the site are : 1k facebook fans for its fb page; 200 feedburner subscribers for its feed.

What do you all think ? Will it be able to sell at $1500 ?
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    Depends on all your stats. I sold my dating blog in December and have another site listed now. PM me your site so I can take a look if you like.
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  • Profile picture of the author WittyT
    I don't think you will get $1500 just from your site being a PR4.
    A good PR4 domain usually goes for around $200-300.
    However, where it gets interesting (and what could get you your 1.5K) is if you can show proof that this site consistently makes about $120 from commissions. That should be your main selling point. Not so much the PR. IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    How did you get a site to PR4 in just 3 months?
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Typically sites sell for 8-12 (normally 10) month's expected earning as a thumbrule. The PR may not necessarily matter unless you can show a clear reason on your sales page why it should matter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      How did you get a site to PR4 in just 3 months?
      Google is a law unto itself.

      I had two sites last year whose home pages (to my great surprise, I must say) actually got to PR5 in not much more than 3 months each, and around that time there were a few threads here started by people who were amazed that their new-ish sites were suddenly PR5 and didn't understand why/how at all. For all the good it does, which can be pretty close to zero, these days, it must be said.

      You only have to see the regularity with which lower-PR pages with fewer backlinks are outranking higher-PR pages with more backlinks, in Google's SERP's, to appreciate that page ranks mean very little to Google ... and on that basis, they mean very little to me, too. I stopped caring about them when Google did. "Just saying" ...

      In any case, the fact that a site's home page happens to be PR4 is hardly going to be very relevant to what it's worth to sell. Maybe a little bit ... I'm with Al, anyway: I certainly wouldn't be interested just because it's PR4.

      If the $120/$130 per month income is steady and reliable, you might get $1,000/$1,100 for it. I'm only guessing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


        ... and on that basis, they mean very little to me, too. I stopped caring about them when Google did. "Just saying" ...

        Wow, I guess I have been asleep at the wheel. I wasn't aware that G gave PR out that fast or that it was so irrelevant.
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    • Profile picture of the author Garish Wasil
      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      How did you get a site to PR4 in just 3 months?
      That's quite easy now a days. One of my other site went to PR 5 from 0 in this PR update.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garish Wasil
    Depends on all your stats. I sold my dating blog in December and have another site listed now. PM me your site so I can take a look if you like.
    Sent you.

    I personally would pay much for a site that doesn't have any revenue.

    I can buy PR4 domains for cheap if that's what I'd want to do.

    It really depends....
    It was making aroung $120 last month and I know it will continue to make once it comes back to first page on google. Sending you the site url too.
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  • Hi Garish,

    I recommend giving priority, in order, to the following things when talking to interested buyers and what to write in your sales pages and emails:

    1. Site Income - Self explanatory...
    2. Existing Onsite Content - Content development requires time, and time is money...
    3. Traffic Estimates - Get a backlink profile report from Majestic SEO, so you can show this report to interested buyers to support your traffic estimates. If your backlinks are in contextually relevant, heavily trafficked sites with pages top ranking in Google for related keywords, then traffic estimates can most likely be substantiated for most interested buyers. Traffic can easily be faked, so a backlink profile report showing that your site has existing active backlinks in contextually relevant authority sites can give interested buyers useful details to analyze for themselves if your traffic estimates look logically reasonable...
    4. Domain and Onsite SEO - If your domain has an exact match keyword relevant to the niche with good local and global monthly search volume, and if your pages target profitable exact match keywords in your niche, then buyers would be more interested in paying a higher price for your site...
    5. Homepage Google PR and Google PR of Other Internal Pages - There are still a lot of people who see Google PR as a good measure of site value. Who knows, there may most likely be somebody who considers Google PR as an end-all-be-all factor when determining site value, and this person may be prepared to cough up $2K for a site with a Google PR 4 homepage...

    Hope this helps...
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    • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
      Hi

      Pr 4 with not much traffic is not going to get you anywhere near $1500 .
      The main criteria is how much your site is currently earning . Are those earning consistent . Can u prove those earning to the Flippa community.

      Another possibility is the sites potential but one would really need to convince buyers in such a scenario. Buyers are a bit more discerning now.

      PR will get u a better price , but it is not a big factor . Consistent earnings are.

      Best of luck .

      Haroon
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    • Profile picture of the author Garish Wasil
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Hi Garish,

      I recommend giving priority, in order, to the following things when talking to interested buyers and what to write in your sales pages and emails:

      1. Site Income - Self explanatory...
      2. Existing Onsite Content - Content development requires time, and time is money...
      3. Traffic Estimates - Get a backlink profile report from Majestic SEO, so you can show this report to interested buyers to support your traffic estimates. If your backlinks are in contextually relevant, heavily trafficked sites with pages top ranking in Google for related keywords, then traffic estimates can most likely be substantiated for most interested buyers. Traffic can easily be faked, so a backlink profile report showing that your site has existing active backlinks in contextually relevant authority sites can give interested buyers useful details to analyze for themselves if your traffic estimates look logically reasonable...
      4. Domain and Onsite SEO - If your domain has an exact match keyword relevant to the niche with good local and global monthly search volume, and if your pages target profitable exact match keywords in your niche, then buyers would be more interested in paying a higher price for your site...
      5. Homepage Google PR and Google PR of Other Internal Pages - There are still a lot of people who see Google PR as a good measure of site value. Who knows, there may most likely be somebody who considers Google PR as an end-all-be-all factor when determining site value, and this person may be prepared to cough up $2K for a site with a Google PR 4 homepage...

      Hope this helps...
      Thanks for listing those points. I will keep them in mind.

      My site is an exact match .com domain for a 'Buyer Keyword' with 1800 Searches per month and $3+ CPC. I hope this would help in achieving the $2k
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  • Profile picture of the author ishuvonet
    Yea its not all about stats.Nowadays customers at Flippa also want to know how much its already making before buying the site.
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