ThaiVisa.com website has been sold!

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Re: ThaiVisa.com website has been sold!

Post by 4000islandsguy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:08 pm

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Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:46 pm

One of the buyer's businesses, Inspire Media, had been filing items for months on the various Thaivisa forums. They were truly shitty promotional items, barely understandable and with vital information such as dates missing. Anytime I saw a post by Inspire Thailand, I ignored it.

Example I just dredged up, posted Dec. 19, 2014: "The festival is filled with joy and happiness with air. The time has come for boys Have demonstrated the ability of cute. The contest Little Christmas"

Yeah, inspiring ain't it?
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Post by 4000islandsguy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:02 pm

I hope they leave the forum alone, it is fine just as it is. If they do change it and fuck it up they would be giving somebody else a huge opportunity to step up. I remember that happening once before in some other SE Asian country.
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Post by lakesidejunkie » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:26 am

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Post by AE86 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:22 am

I'm absolutely fascinated by this, the money side of things. Websites really sell for this kind of money? How does that work? Where does the money come from?

I've been reading about advertising revenues and such, but for the life of me (being a tech tard) I really don't understand any of this, nor the reason it can generate so much income. Someone care to explain it to me?
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Re: ThaiVisa.com website has been sold!

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:26 am

AE86 wrote:I'm absolutely fascinated by this, the money side of things. Websites really sell for this kind of money? How does that work? Where does the money come from?

I've been reading about advertising revenues and such, but for the life of me (being a tech tard) I really don't understand any of this, nor the reason it can generate so much income. Someone care to explain it to me?
Ad revenues are on a pay-per-click or pay-per-view basis normally. So Thaivisa which, for all its faults, generates millions of hits per day - can generate a fair amount of ad revenue. They can also sell ads directly on the site and these are sold at a bigger premium than PPC and PPV ads.

But internet businesses rarely go for 36x monthly earnings, 3x is more common with exceptional properties like Thaivisa (because of its huge user base) going for more like 12x.

Lots of discussion on this today but the touted "reasonable" figure for Thai Visa would be about $500,000 with a realistic earning potential of $40,000 a month or thereabouts.
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Post by phuketrichard » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:59 am

figure batted around the sale was 40 million Baht or $1.14 million
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:30 pm

4000islandsguy wrote:I hope they leave the forum alone, it is fine just as it is. If they do change it and fuck it up they would be giving somebody else a huge opportunity to step up. I remember that happening once before in some other SE Asian country.
Agree with you, no need to change a winning formula just build on its success.
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Re: ThaiVisa.com website has been sold!

Post by AE86 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:38 pm

TheGrinchSR wrote: Ad revenues are on a pay-per-click or pay-per-view basis normally. So Thaivisa which, for all its faults, generates millions of hits per day - can generate a fair amount of ad revenue. They can also sell ads directly on the site and these are sold at a bigger premium than PPC and PPV ads.

But internet businesses rarely go for 36x monthly earnings, 3x is more common with exceptional properties like Thaivisa (because of its huge user base) going for more like 12x.

Lots of discussion on this today but the touted "reasonable" figure for Thai Visa would be about $500,000 with a realistic earning potential of $40,000 a month or thereabouts.
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Re: ThaiVisa.com website has been sold!

Post by 4000islandsguy » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:59 am

Does anybody here think a no holds barred version of TV would gain any traction? I know many people are sick of their moderation teams. It will largely depend upon how the new company does TV but I am somewhat convinced that if a new forum isn't needed because TV does have current alternatives that many users in Thailand would at least welcome a new second place.

Let's face it many guys in Isaan that support somebody that is a life support system for their favorite vagina could hear their own opinions twice. I would only have one rule and that would be that profanity isn't allowed in areas other than the rap war section.

It would have to be hosted somewhere there is impunity and by somebody that doesn't care about what the relevant authorities can or can't do with in Thailand's borders.

I nominate GM, Saudi is the ideal base for IT jobs now that their oil won't help them.
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