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Whether you want to sell your website or you are just willing to know how much you have potentially earned so far, you might be curious to know how much your website is currently worth.
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from onreact 3359 Days ago #
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Wow. Ann is Rich. Half a mill.

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from seowriter 3358 Days ago #
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Thans for a great post!

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from Sugarrae 3358 Days ago #
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I desphunn this. I’m not trying to be an ass to Ann, but did anyone even bother to check the validity of the "resources" mentioned at the bottom of the post using anything other than an ego site? I checked a site currently earning 15-20K a month (and has been for over a year now) and these were the results:http://www.smartpagerank.com - $408http://www.dnscoop.com/ - $6496http://www.cubestat.com/ - $18,325Ok, maybe it just doesn’t get that industry. So I fed it another site - this one doing 3K per month (and has been for several years): http://www.smartpagerank.com - $336 http://www.dnscoop.com/ - $1272 http://www.cubestat.com/ - $4,493I checked these things against ten other sites I personally know the revenue of and it wasn’t close for a single one. All three of these "resources" are about as valuable for determining website value as a magic eight ball is for determining your future.

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from ffnstuff 3358 Days ago #
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none of those website predictors are close to accurate or relevant

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from 0thelisa 3358 Days ago #
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<h2>@ffnstuff:  And yet you sphunn it? </h2>Funny to see people support something all morning and then suddenly not once Rae speaks up.

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from incrediblehelp 3358 Days ago #
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Almost every one of those tools only exist to feed the ego of the website owner, hence they really tell you NOTHING about your websites worth.Especially when half of them consider toolbar PR, LOL

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from yojpotter2 3358 Days ago #
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I ahve to admit I haven’t tried measruing my site’s worth..^^ I guess it’s because I don’t really think that these methods are accurate and also because I’m a bit worried of what I will find out

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from TheMadHat 3358 Days ago #
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LMAO...I put in a site that does $30 Million a year in sales and it’s worth:http://www.smartpagerank.com - $1,279http://www.dnscoop.com/ - $2,841,704http://www.cubestat.com/ - $25,756Nice range though.

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from ianvisits 3358 Days ago #
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@ TheMadHat, a website can do $30 million in sales and still not be profitable though.

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from TheMadHat 3357 Days ago #
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@ianvisits That’s not the point. The accuracy of the tools is the point. If you have another online tool that can magically produce a P&L statement then let me know.

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from everett 3357 Days ago #
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The article was good without the resources at the bottom, which to me seemed like they were just included to highlight the point - Every tool gives widely different results so don’t trust them. Therefore, i don’t see why anyone would "desphinn" the article because they didn’t like those tools.Sphunn.

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from Sugarrae 3357 Days ago #
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To quote the article (bold their emphasis, not mine):"A wealth of online valuation tools attempt to determine a website asset worth based on a variety of factors (besides evaluating any website price these tools might be a good source of overall website info):"the tools were cited as being useful, thus why I took issue.

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from Halfdeck 3357 Days ago #
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I like Ann’s posts in general, but the strategy with these SEJ posts is obvious. Identify SEO topics, research each one of them, repackage the information farmed into scannable posts, and publish them on a schedule. I find many of the posts relatively useful but I wouldn’t be shocked if one or two weren’t reliable, simply because most of the posts are regurgitation of information that’s already out there and not fully based on personal experience/experimentation. The bottom line is that for the most part SEJ’s marketing strategy is working. Many of Ann’s posts are hitting Sphinn’s front page and picking up backlinks, simply because most people are looking for "fast food" not dinner at a 5 star joint.

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from JamesDuthie 3357 Days ago #
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Aren’t these blog valuation tools just linkbait anyway...?I personally don’t buy into concept of estimated blog value for sales purposes. Market prices are controlled by supply and demand, and as we know there’s a whole lot of supply in the blogosphere. Admittedly, the supply of authoritative sites is lower, but how many high profile bloggers will ever want sell a domain they have invested years building up. And more importantly... who’s going to read it after they leave...?

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from TheMadHat 3356 Days ago #
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Blogs not branded to a single individual are sold all the time, and this post wasn’t specifically talking about blogs anyway. Valuations are based on profit/loss, traffic, etc and none of these tools are going to get you anywhere. Ann says that at the bottom of the post.Now those stupid "My blog is worth $1billion" buttons are widgetbait, but are essentially just as good (worthless) as the rest of them.

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from Sugarrae 3024 Days ago #
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No disrespect to Ann, but this post shouldn’t be taken seriously.

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