It seems like ages since I’ve blogged, as I’ve been locked away rebuilding the application, but Flipfilter.com is finally back on line… I think this moment deserves some cake.
If you’ve read the last post, you’ll be aware that I had to take the site offline for many (painful) weeks, but now it’s back and I’m ready to continue where I left off. On the surface, not much has changed but there are a few critical software updates including:
- An improved engine for Flippa listing which means much more reliable data updated almost instantly.
- A new filter for Digital Point website for sale listings that will (hopefully) remove much of the poorer quality listings and generally show the sites worth considering.
- Improved accuracy for the statistics module. We’ve gone back and updated every record since earlier this year to significantly improve the accuracy of the data.
- Support for open integration to the new site which means more established website for sale marketplaces will be coming onboard shortly.
In the period the app has been offline, the market for buying and selling websites (does any else get the impression ‘website flipping’ has now become a dirty word?) has almost stablised from the events over the summer, with most people realising that without creating some value, short or long term, there’s little money left in the gold rush.
We’re now seeing an even bigger divide between established sites in sustainable niches. Sites with mailing lists and multiple streams of income are selling for > 12x monthly earnings, including what I consider to be one of the last quality on topic blogs – flipwebsites.com, which sold for $6,000 just recently – a whopping 33x multiple! I’m glad Travis got a good price for what he had, but on the same note sorry to see a quality blogger move on.
I hope you enjoy using the app again; inevitably there will be a few glitches in the next couple days whilst I iron out the bugs, so please help me by reporting anything that doesn’t seem right.