flippa.com: It’s Alive!

flippa-dot-comWhip out your diaries, grab your pen, and let it be known: today, June 22nd, is the day flippa.com went live!

Some of you may have already crawled your way through the innards of Flippa through the numerous beta tests over the last couple of months, but for those who haven’t, let me tell you more about it.

SitePoint’s marketplace has now been divided in two. The entire function of buying and selling web sites has been moved to an entirely separate site, flippa.com. This includes premium, established, and start-up web site sales.

So if you’re in the market to buy or sell a web site, then flippa.com is your new home. There’s a whole raft of new features to go with the new name, but I’ll let the Flippa team tell you all about that.

If you’ve got a SitePoint Forums or SitePoint Marketplace login, then your credentials will allow you to log in to Flippa. Additionally, your complete auction history, bidding history and feedback rating has also been carried over to the new site, so all you need to do is log in and you’re good to go!

Oh, and if you’re new to buying and selling web sites, welcome to the jungle! You can sign up here.

So what’s left in the SitePoint Marketplace?

Our vibrant Looking To Hire, and Advertise Your Services marketplaces will remain on SitePoint, as will classified listings for scripts, hosting deals, content for sale, advertising space for sale, and more. So if you’ve got something to sell (that’s not a domain or web site), or you’re seeking that next gun recruit, look no further than the SitePoint Marketplace!

With all web site buying and selling now conducted on flippa.com. The SitePoint Marketplace will be more focused on advertising your services and general webmaster classifieds and we’re looking for your suggestions on where to from here.

Some ideas that we’ve discussed include:

  • Expanding the Looking To Hire and Advertise Your Services sections of the marketplace to include specific areas for designers, programmers, writers & bloggers, and marketers & SEO Gurus,
  • The introduction of web sites reviews including SEO, usability and design feedback

That’s just a couple of possibilities to get you started.

To open up the flow of ideas, we’ve created a form thread to capture your thoughts. Tell us your vision for the SitePoint Marketplace. What do you think the SitePoint Marketplace should focus on?

Note, any feedback about flippa.com is best directed at the Flippa team — you can talk to them on Twitter, make suggestions on their UserVoice page, or lodge support tickets via their ZenDesk forum.

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