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Discussion in 'UK Websites For Sale' started by fred, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. fred United Kingdom

    fred Active Member

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    Hi all

    I'm currently considering selling my business directory site.

    Some Stats:
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    Pages indexed in Google: 144000 <link>
    Pagerank 4

    'URLtrends' analysis: <link>
    Current Rankings:
    PageRank: 4/10
    Alexa Rank: 7,128,162

    Incoming Google Links: 4
    Incoming Yahoo Links: 2,592
    Incoming MSN Links: 0
    Incoming Alexa Links: 8
    Overall Incoming Links: 2,604 (Overlap is possible - Estimated 2,592 unique links)
    Outgoing Links: 40 (Ratio: 0.100% - Each Link Receives Approx. 0.085 PR)

    Site is custom coded (by me)
    Runs on PHP & MySQL

    There are currently 54163 entries for 44887 business listed over a total of 325 categories.

    Assume no revenue although there has been some via affilliate links/adsense/listing upgrades.


    Offers welcome via PM
    Any questions by post or PM
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. stevie Spain

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    Hi Fred.. what script are you using for the dir.?? if its all hand coded .. do you have a price for just the script..??

    cheers steve
     
  4. fred United Kingdom

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    Hi

    All custom coded by hand. At the moment, I am not planning to sell the code seperatly as I feel it helps keep the site unique.

    If I don't sell the site, I might put some time into tweaking the code a bit with a view to selling, but not at the moment. (unless, of course, a nice big offer tempts me:p )
     
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    do u have a BIN?

    so this has around 20,000 uv pm..?

    interesting.
     
  6. stevie Spain

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    Hi fred.. are these entries imports, self generated or company submissions?..
    and do you have a mailing list for all entries...

    cheers Steve
     
  7. fred United Kingdom

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    Most have been sourced from other directories, a fair number have been user submitted. All have been entered by hand individually.

    There is no mailing list as such.
     
  8. fred United Kingdom

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    Not at the moment.
     
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    hi fred,

    can you pm me ( or post ) a figure you had in mind ?

    Chris
     
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    I don't have any particular figure in mind, but offers would need to be at least 4 figures (without the pence ;) ) to be considered.
     
  11. fred United Kingdom

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    OK, have again been asked for a BIN price so we have decided to set it at £20,000.

    Offers will be considered.
     
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    £20,000 :eek: thats alot for a site that has no revenue !
     
  13. fred United Kingdom

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    They wanted a BIN so I gave them one! As I said, offers will be considered.

    Bear in mind though that:

    at £20,000, that's less than 14p per page

    at £20,000 that's 37p per individual entry entered by hand

    and there has been revenue, just I can't tell exact enough figure as I didn't set the affiliate links with unique tracking. Fair enough it's not going to be worth £20,000 by current revenue alone, but the amount of time and work that has gone into the site means we would rather not sell the site at all than to sell cheap. ;)
     
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    Hi Fred,

    What degree of contact have you developed with the listed companies? Are they all aware they are listed, and have you contacted them to highlight what you can offer them?
    From a commercial perspective, what is there to show that the current enhancements to their membership (so a charge could be levied) have been successful?

    Cheers,

    programmer.
     
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    Thanks.

    Across the whole database, how many (percentage wise) would you say you have the email addresses of?
     
  16. fred United Kingdom

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    less than half a percent :(
     
  17. anthony United Kingdom

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    (sharp intake of breath!!)

    Yikes, that's quite a bit of snail mail work!
     
  18. fred United Kingdom

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    or a call centre ;) Nearly all have phone numbers
     
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    I wouldnt count on it. Most companies get bombarded with entries to sites such as this on a daily basis and I would guess all end up in the bin.

    Ive found that unless your site offers something that others dont, then you wont get them to part with any cash.

    I can see any value in the site itself, why are directories priced so highly? I wouldn't ask for 4 figures for reading-guide.com and that makes a nice incoming from Adsense.
     
  20. anthony United Kingdom

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    ^ Firestars, where did i say this?
     
  21. fred United Kingdom

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    Don't worry, firestars had a few problems with his new moderator options :mrgreen: It was me who said that in a post that no longer exists.
     
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