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Friday, June 23, 2006

Website Marketplaces Directory

To flip a site, it's useful to have a website marketplace directory, that is, to know of all the places you can list a website for sale. So I made a directory of website marketplaces.

I've tried to order the markets listed according to the places I know and trust, or at least trust to some extent. I'm still learning how to flip websites, so please don't take my word for absolute truth, think critically and find the best solution for your particular website. A few sites were left out because they looked like scams. This website marketplace directory has a few sites listed that aren't hugely reputable, but still looked legitimate in the sense that their sellers would deliver a website that was promised without taking advantage of a buyer (too much). I take no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for your use of this directory of the markets listed.

If you know of any markets for buying and selling websites that I missed, post a comment and I'll add it to the list. If you can point to some reputable sites that vouch for the market, I'll even place it somewhat high in the list!

Markets that allow you to buy and sell more than just websites may occasionally be referred to as malls or shopping centers.

Anyways, here the website marketplace directory:

Sitepoint's Website Marketplace - Costs 10-20$ to sell a website or domain. There are markets for other website-related things (design, coding etc.) too.

UK Website for Sale - Includes a helpful section on website appraisals. An appraisal is an estimate of something's value. They also have a US page. The catch is that listing prices are relatively high: 59$ for two weeks! They argue that Alexa rates them as the most visited "website for sale marketplace," though I haven't verified the claim (not because I'm lazy; I just don't know how). Domains can also be listed for sale for 10$, which seems, again, high compared to the competition.

Website Auction Hub - I know the owner personally and am helping him out with SEO. The place is trustworthy, if a bit small. The listings are free, so it is a good place to gain a backlink or two, if nothing else.

Search Engine Forums' Site Market - Part of a search engine forum community, with lots of threads, free listings, and a useful post on the forum about listing websites for sale in forum marketplaces. (You should know that I'm a little biased towards trusting forum communities though, and SEO communities in particular, as I'm an SEO specialist myself.)

Ebizstore.net wants you to sell them your websites - Their interest is in sites with PageRank 4 or better, good, original content, and have a preference for older sites and sites that are US based. No interest in porn or gambling sites.

Website Broker - Free listings, clean looking website.

Hot Websites For Sale - Offers buyers and sellers the ability to buy or sell websites for free. The tips, while being basic stuff most people know, seem to suggest it's a legitimate site.

Creabiz market/mall - Variety of markets, including complete sites, databases (that's where they got my email!! just kidding, of course) and regular business opportunities. Offers free 90 day trials, paid advanced memberships.

Sedo.com Domain Market Apparently, there are 4 million domains listed for sale here. They also allow you to sell developed websites, and provide domain appraisals for a price. They don't charge a listing price, but rather take a 10% commission, with a minimum 50$ for everyday .com, .org type domains, escalating to 100$ for domains like .co.uk, and to 150$ for domains with odd endings.

eBay Website Auctions - Listed lower down because, while I trust the site and have used it to purchase music instruments before, some of the sites look shady. By the way, as a tip, look out for that; people selling 10K$/month revenue websites is too good to be true.

Our Town Center is the market for Women's websites and domains. The SEO could be better, considering the site uses links with anchor text like "here." An interesting concept at any rate.

Daniweb Webmaster Market - Registration is free; I couldn't tell if the listings are. Webmaster shopping center.

Domain Forte is ... a developed website marketplace! - Tiny place, simple, quiet. "Listing cost starts at $10.00 for a single 180-day listing and goes as low as $5.00 for multiple listings."

Time 2 Sell - Offers buying of expired domains, an annoying search feature for listings that isn't simple to use and that seems aimed at artifically increasing page views, and amazon ads. Hard to say spefically what bothers me, but it doesn't rank highly in my humble opinion. The one site with nice potential I saw had irrelevant link partners that were susceptible to having it penalized by Google (Like I said above, I'm an SEO specialist.)

Website Buy Sell - Don't know much about it, looks useful. Free listings, few replies... I like the idea of offering tips articles, but their SEO advice is mostly garbage that is dangerous to your site's health. For instance, they suggest you list with Free For All websites, while Google in fact says not to use link farms, as they will consider you a spammer in that case. Sketchy place...

Update: here's another listing for this website marketplace directory.

Website Lot
- List your site for sale for a cost of 10 bucks.

Update: Performancing.com has just created a blog exchange/market! You can buy and sell blogs, and of course, bloggers are for hire, along with other services.

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30 Comments:

  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Tim Phelan said…

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  • At 8:39 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

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    I hope that I'll sell my website soon.

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  • At 9:15 PM, Blogger pointzero said…

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  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger yogini said…

    Interesting blog about how to flip sites. I sold one last year for 300dollars and hadn't even advertised it.

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  • At 7:22 AM, Blogger Post degree said…

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  • At 8:14 AM, Blogger adman said…

    Great post, I'm still waiting for site flipping to hit the mainstream, but maybe this recession will have people looking for alternative income streams, and online is certainly the place to be.

    A UK based website marketplace you didn't mentioned is webchalkboard.com.

     
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  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger Steve said…

    Thanks for sharing this. I love looking at the different websites where flipping is going on. I would like to share a new website my company is creating and pushing to market.
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    Its a Post It Website Marketplace for flipping websites new and established, as well as domains. Right now its so new that its free lol. Excited to get into the industry!

     
  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Carmina said…

    thanks for the websites marketplaces directory, I have become in a compulsive online shopper and I try to find new websites where to compare prices and buy things, My favorite marketplace is one called Sildenafil Citrate when I buy almost all the things I need

     
  • At 7:38 AM, Blogger Chris John Cartwright said…

    An Introduction to Website Flipping

    Website flipping is one of those internet marketing activities that has generated a lot of interest, especially over the last few years. Truthfully, it has been around much longer than that in many forms, however it is only of late that it has really started to interest a wide crowd of people as they begin to realize just how profitable it can be to flip websites for cash!

    Basically, the core idea behind website flipping is a simple one. All that it consists of is acquiring a website and then 'flipping it' (i.e. selling it) for a profit. As you should be able to see quite clearly, this is nothing new and it has been done for ages. A long time ago, Hotmail.com was sold to Microsoft for millions, and more recently even YouTube was sold to Google. Over the years, the same has happened to many other websites as well, and these are just two of the biggest.

    At one point in time, the .com craze meant that a lot of people were 'flipping' domains rather than complete websites. What this meant was that people would buy up domains that might be considered valuable, such as InternetMarketing.com, and then sell them at a premium rate. Nowadays, this does remain part and parcel of website flipping, but it normally isn't enough to just sell on a domain name unless it is a particularly good one (and most of those are taken or need to be bought at premium prices in the first place!).

    Frankly speaking, the entire idea of website flipping, i.e. selling off websites at a profit, means that you need to somehow convince potential buyers that the website in question is worth more than you bought it for. What this means is that you either need to find a website that was undervalued in the first place (and then sell it based on its actual value), or you need to somehow enhance and improve the website in question so that it is more attractive than when you first bought it, and can therefore be sold at a higher value.

    This is the tricky part when it comes to website flipping, and it is the reason why many people often find it difficult when they first get started. If you have no prior experience with websites, and have no idea how to improve them, you could very well find yourself quite stuck.

    With so many resources out there to help you however, you should be able to easily acquire the knowledge that you need. All things said and done, website flipping is indeed a very profitable enterprise, provided you get into it with your eyes wide open and fully knowing the fact that it will take a while for you to perfect the art of flipping websites.

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    You should also add PARLOT.COM. they have many Websites for sale

     
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