11.4.08

JohnCow.com Up For Sale




Finally, it has to happen. JohnCow.com is up for sale. Or could this be another of his pranks as we all know the Cow is capable of all kinds of tricks ever since he came onto the blogging scene.

But this time, it looks like Mr Moo is truly moo-ving. And where would he roam? He has been talking a lot about the Land of Oz lately and that's where the Cow is heading.

Yes, people, Australia beckons. If the sale of JohnCow.com goes through, Mr Moo will be out of circulation for a few months until he has put his new house (farm?) in order Down Udder (correction: it's Down Under).

JohnCow.com -- a parody of JohnChow.com -- was launched on July 1, 2007 and before you could say "milk and mooney" the cow blog was hitting the ground running and creating a huge buzz in the blogosphere.

The popular John Cow will be missed by many of his blogging fans as he seeks greener pasture in Australia. We all wish him well once some cow wannabes cough up "a minimum of 25K and a BIN of 50K" for his blog. But to be honest, we are just wondering whether the site could really be worth that much, popular as it seems to be, especially when it was first launched.

In recent times, people have been selling (or should we say disposing) of their sites for ridiculous sums of money with pumped up traffic stats and whatnot. Yet, there are takers. 


Look at it this way, a popular blog may have tons of RSS subscribers but when a new owner takes over, would these subscribers stay around or pack up? 

CashQuests.com comes to mind - Kumiko made it a big success but now it looks like deadwood floating in the water. The style and quality of the content is no longer there, so we see subscribers migrating elsewhere.

Nevertherless, in order to spread the word about the sale, John Cow is encouraging all and sundry to pass on the news. He'll hand out a 5% commission on the sales price if he finds the right buyer who found JohnCow.com through you.

Whether the new owner of JohnCow.com will continue with the tradition of the cow blog or take it in a new direction remains to be seen. And who knows, after settling down in Oz, Mr Moo might pop up one day with a kangaroo blog! That would be hoppity cool, mate.


Of related interests:

There's a lot of cow sense at JohnCow.com
Mad Cow Disease
The John Cow Saga - Is This The End?
The Cows Are Back Home Again

21 comments:

MWitt said...

Hey, pretty cool news about the famous John Cow. It will interesting to know who buys his blog.

DJ said...

Yep, big moos.

Off Topic Forum said...

not bad but hes asking more than its worth... PR3 is pretty good, 30k uniques w/o social media IS impressive though

Praha said...

Not the worst blog to buy, and I think this will go for a quite big amount. :)

Alex Delarge said...

50K, that is serious..thats what you get when you work as hard as MR. Cow..

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Kristian Liebrand said...

Not bad, but the amount is abit more rather than its worth. Lets see whose's going to buy it. The product is good enough and PR3 is very pleasing. The blog is interesting.

gluten free said...

If I was him I would at least get another website going and market it like crazy on his blog before he turns over ownership. Something other than a blog so that he still has an online business going... or maybe he already thought of this!

Trends Depot said...

Has his blog been purchased yet?

Forex Profiting said...

I've been reading johncow from the start, he did some great marketing and deserves a good price.

Gardening Tools said...

50k must be nice to have a piece of internet real estate worth that.As he still has the same skills that set it up should not be a problem to repeat.

Paid Surveys Online said...

It would be very difficult to come in and retain the readership of Cows blog. John Cow is way to good of a writer and I am afraid anyone who buys it will lose its readership. If he can get 50K all the power to him, but I think the buyer would lose on the deal.

Faraz said...

$50K is very reasonable, I have seen sites on sitepoint.com go for more than $100K.

he should have put more work in it, increased the PR to 5 and then demanded 100K.

also advertising on sitepoint is the best way to sell a website

Brad and Angelina said...

$50K is crazy money. How much do you think John Chow would get for his blog.

Phil from I'm No Electrician said...

Thats a nice price too ;o) Visited his blog a few times, its a good read if you have the time for that sort of thing.

Bob said...

I'm sure he'll make some mooney, and then move on to a new domain, and create more of the same.

Paula said...

Well if you moo loud enough, you might get what you want.

Super Czytelnia said...

It will be the most interesting thing to know who buys his blog as far as I know.

Banks, Bill said...

Hey, attractive and cool news about the famous John Cow. It will interesting to know who buys his blog. Its not too bad and will get a huge amoung.

Dogs UTI said...

I wouldn't invest that much in a website unless I am sure I can get more out of it. And that is damn hard for a blog and for that price.

Danny Cooper said...

I wouldn't be suprised if this was another link-bait, wether or not it is, he has still gained alot of publicity from it.

timon said...

yeah it could be link bait...however the guy that owns johncow owns at a least few blogs...