Popular Image Search Engine Compfight.com Sells for $50,000 on Flippa

I wanted to highlight an interesting Flippa sale that I noticed yesterday while reviewing recent website sales. Compfight.com, a very popular image search engine that I use quite a bit myself was sold on Flippa for $50,000 two weeks ago. Compfight is an awesome search engine that I switched to from Google Images when I wanted to focus on creative commons images. The site can save you a fortune on iStockphoto images and it works pretty darn well at locating great, targeted, photos.

compfight_siteThe site was launched back in March of 2008 and currently gets around 70,000 unique visitors per month and 700,000 pageviews. It’s making a profit of around $2,100 which is quite low for a site with this level of traffic so there is definite growth potential. The auction attracted 17 bids from 12 different bidders and ended-up selling for it’s Buy It Now price so the seller certainly got what they wanted.

compfight_flippaI think this really is a win for both the buyer and the seller in this case. The site has a nice following and a steady base of users. I know a lot of people in the startup community who swear by Compfight. This is just another great example of the high quality sites sites that are selling on Flippa all the time. I look forward to seeing what the new owner does to this site that’s on my own personal everyday hit list!

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  • JW October 14, 2011, 5:19 pm

    Flippa really does have alot of decent sites for sale. From what I’ve seen, premium sites over $10k are somewhat rare. I do like the auction format- the “free market” system benefits both buyers & sellers.

  • RH October 14, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Thanks for the post Morgan, had never used these guys. Why do you think they sold ?

  • Luke Summers October 15, 2011, 4:13 am

    Thanks for the info Morgan. A good sale and a useful looking site. I often use creative commons images for my websites, so I’ll definitely be bookmarking this one. Another useful source is Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org).


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