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Case Study: When Experienced Website Owners Meet

Case Study: When Experienced Website Owners Meet

What happens when two experienced website owners and Flippa users meet on the marketplace? One fantastic transaction! Since it's just about midterm season in the Northern Hemisphere, we're bringing you a case study of a site that's sure to see a lot of traffic these...

Who can own a country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?

Who can own a country code top-level domain (ccTLD)?

While the most popular top-level domain (TLD) on Flippa has always been .COM, there are interesting sites up for sale with other country codes, known as country code top-level domains or more simply, ccTLDs and ccSLDs (for second-level domains). A few examples: .CA...

7 Ways To Promote Your Flippa Auction Like a Pro

7 Ways To Promote Your Flippa Auction Like a Pro

This is a guest post by Richard Kershaw from the web hosting reviews site WhoIsHostingThis.com. Richard is also an experienced website seller, who has been on Flippa since it was but a small part of the SitePoint message boards. Selling your website? Writing a killer...

5 Tips to Secure Trading on Flippa

Try as hard as we may to weed out less scrupulous buyers and sellers on Flippa, as with many global online marketplaces, there will always be the odd rogue among us. We're constantly looking for ways to make Flippa more secure and reduce the incidence of fraud, but...

Technical Website Due Diligence: Look Under the Hood

We've talked about several aspects of website due diligence here on the blog, especially relating to researching the seller and their claims. It's easy to forget the more technical aspects of buying a website, and to leave all technical questions to the end of the...

New Feature: Verified GoogleAdSense Revenue

Of the 1980 Flippa listings live as I'm writing this, 690 claim revenue from advertising. A quick perusal of this list indicates that the vast majority of these use Google's AdSense program, arguably the biggest website advertising service. In the past, buyers had to...

Restrictions on Selling Websites with Trademarked Domains

We’ve talked about trademarks on the Flippa blog before. While there is inherent risk of a DMCA takedown notice when buying a potentially trademarked domain, some buyers aren’t troubled by this possibility, and some domains that contain a trademark can be used under a...

Behind the Scenes: Meet Flippa’s Founders

Flippa's founders,  Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz, with the Founder of the Internet, Vint Cerf, at the 14th Webby Awards We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the people behind the scenes who make Flippa happen. There’s information about Flippa on...

How to value a website: 5 popular methods

How to value a website: 5 popular methods

Today's post is by David Gass of BuyingAndSellingwebsites.com. Ask five website buyers what they think your website is worth, and you’re likely to get five different answers. Each buyer would likely have a different valuation number and potentially a different method...

Announcing our New Guide to Selling Websites

Some of the most-frequently asked questions on Flippa are on the topic of selling a website. What makes a good listing? How can sellers make sure that their listing is viewed by as many people as possible? What's the best way to manage bids and questions from...

Should you auto-accept bids on Flippa?

Should you auto-accept bids on Flippa?

While every seller hopes to receive a large number of bids on their Flippa web business, domain, or app auction, managing these bids can be a time-consuming process. In an effort to save time, some sellers are tempted to simply choose the "Automatically accept bids...

The Domaining Diva weighs in on website due diligence

The Domaining Diva weighs in on website due diligence

Today's guest post was written by Suzanne Bucciarelli, a graphic designer, blogger and website developer. Her main blog, Domaining Diva covers topics including buying and selling websites and domains and other related topics. There are plenty of bargains on Flippa,...

Understanding the Basics: How to Transfer a Website

Understanding the Basics: How to Transfer a Website

So you’ve just made your first purchase on Flippa, and now you need to know how to transfer a website so that you can get your web acquisition up on a different hosting company. The process of taking ownership of a site and completing a successful website transfer...

CASE STUDY: First-Time Website Seller Finds Success!

CASE STUDY: First-Time Website Seller Finds Success!

Robert Birming isn’t one to shy from adventure. So when the bricklayer-turned-musician-turned-web entrepreneur received requests to create an English-language version of his Swedish site Smidigt, he jumped right in. Little did he know that decision would ultimately...

Paying for a Website via PayPal is Now Easier

We’ve updated the Post-sale page for website auctions to improve how paypal transactions are done. Website buyers can now go to the post-sale page and simply click on the “Pay with PayPal” link – so long as the seller accepts paypal payments of course! Clicking the...

Top 7 Website Seller Mistakes

Another guest post to share some of the learnings from the Flippa user community. This guest post to help website sellers is from Danny Batelic, founder of BBSformula - a guide to buying, building and selling websites. I’ve been a website seller for a few years now...

Going Beyond Screenshots When Buying a Website

Going Beyond Screenshots When Buying a Website

This is a guest post by Martin Gessner, author of the ‘Site Buying Method’ – a guide to understanding the process of researching and buying a website. One of the great things about buying an online business is that there is a great deal of information that is publicly...

Introduction of Premium Buyer Certification

We’re seeing a big increase in websites listed on Flippa over $1,000 and to further improve Flippa’s ability to provide an effective and secure marketplace for these transactions, we’re introducing Premium Buyer Certification. This will make it just a little harder...

Watching out for Stolen Domain Scams

A domain scam has been roaming the internet for a while now that aims to trick domain owners into providing their account details into a faked GoDaddy.com page. The scammer then sells them off as fast as possible on any number of domain marketplaces. Unfortunately it...

Would You Buy or Sell Websites on eBay?

Would You Buy or Sell Websites on eBay?

Hardly a week goes by without someone on a forum, blog or social network asking whether or not it is worth selling or buying websites for sale on eBay. Don’t get me wrong – I love eBay. I just sold a pair of old bedside tables on eBay for a good price and the buyer...

Marketing Your Website for Sale

As always, this week in February is a massive one for everything marketing – primarily due to the huge focus on the very high profile ads that ran for Super Bowl XLV. Does anyone in the business of buying or selling websites really care about whether or not...

7 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Website

This is a guest post by the founders of FlippingPlanet.com, Bryan O'Neil and Thomas Smale. Bryan and Thomas are both experienced buyers and sellers of online businesses and have been active in the industry for over two years. In recent years, the potential return from...