Jul 23 2008

Google to buy Digg for $200 Million

According to a report by TechCrunch, it appears Google is set to purchase Digg.com for $200 Million.

Google has scooped up sites like this before, such as YouTube and FeedBurner and I’m sure they’ll be looking at many more in the future.

How can you cash-in by selling your website?

You may not have a website that Google is interested in, but you may have one that someone else may want to buy.

If you are to create a site, your number one goal should be the intention to sell your website in the future. Of course not all websites are going to be worth $200 Million, but there are many people creating websites and then selling them for nice profits. Others buy websites from others, fix them up and then flip them for a profit. Some sell for a few thousand dollars, while others may sell for tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What your website is worth will depend on a number of factors. How much it makes per month? How old is the website? What is the page rank? How much traffic does your website get? Is your domain easy to remember? Is your domain a .com, .net or another TLD. .COM domain names tend to be worth more. These and other factors can determine how much your website and domain name is worth.

You can make money by creating and selling websites or buying and selling websites if you put the effort into it.

5 Comments on this post

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  1. MoneyM8.com » Post Topic » Google NOT Digging Digg wrote:

    [...] wanted to post an update…In the previous post I posted that Google was in the process of buying Digg.com for $200 Million, but now it seems [...]

    July 26th, 2008 at 9:35 pm
  1. Tom - StandOutBlogger.com said:

    I think that is a great result for the owners of digg. But has google monetized any of its purchases. I am still waiting to see a profitable youtube.

    July 24th, 2008 at 4:38 pm
  2. MoneyM8 said:

    Tom, YouTube has been serving Google ads for quite some time. As for how profitable it’s been, I don’t know, but it should be bringing in a good deal of revenue.

    As for the Digg deal, as I just posted it fell through.

    July 26th, 2008 at 9:38 pm
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    March 12th, 2011 at 1:12 am
  4. Event lighting said:

    In any case, we’ve been round the houses on this one before. During the last “Google buys Digg” inflammation.

    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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