My long time readers remember when I posted several months ago on how you can sell a blog for far more than it is worth. Well, it looks like someone was reading my article and decided to get out early.
The blog I am talking about this time is called SiteFever dot com and was just another blog in the crowded "make money online" niche. This particular blogs only real claim to fame was being linked to from the money maker himself John Chow.
The other claim to fame this blog had was misreporting its page views on its advertising page. This one caught my eye right away because he was claiming under 300 visitors a day but over 8K page views daily!!!
Let's do a little bit of simple math. 8K divided by 300 equals about 27 page views per visitor. I don't think even Yahoo gets a per user page view that high.
According to the site The blog was sold for $1,250 to someone from a non-English speaking country. I have to feel bad for this new owner because this site was never that good and is not going to be very good judging by the new posts I have seen there.
The original owner says he is leaving the country and that is why he sold the site but I don't know if I believe him. There is no "great" content on the site as it stands now. In fact most of the content is just a cheap rehashing of content you will find on any other make money online blog out there today.
With him selling the site I have to wonder something, what about his contest? Yes, he was running a contest for a 1TB external hard drive. Will he honor the contest now that he is gone?
From the dealings I have had with him I tend to doubt it. I think he was just looking to make a quick buck like so many in that niche.
Remember the blog I talked about months ago that was sold for a huge profit? I was looking on Alexa the other day and acording to their stats it peaked right about the time it was sold and has since fallen off a cliff.
When buying a website it is always buyer beware. Don't buy based on two or three months worth of traffic. Like my investment agent always tells me, "past performance should not be used as an indicator of future gains."