CSSVault Sells for $100,000

11 Mar

While I helped facilitate this sale a while ago (and there was a bit of a ‘quiet period’ going on with it), the go ahead to go public with it is here.

CSSVault, the venerable CSS directory was sold by BloggyNetwork to HostGator Web Hosting for a smooth $100,000.

Revenue and traffic are not going to be disclosed, but lets say the strong brand and strong (actual, and not wishful) potential was a big reason HostGator purchased it.

I will have a follow up interview with Brent Oxley, HostGator’s president soon. He has promised me that the site will be revamped soon. This isn’t a simple purchase – it’s an investment.

10 Responses to CSSVault Sells for $100,000



March 11th, 2007 at 11:04 pm



Nabil Feisal

March 11th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Congrats Ahmed!!


Keith Donegan

March 12th, 2007 at 12:11 am

Nice sale…. Congrats


Aloe Studios Blog » Blog Archive » Hello world or HostGator buys CSSVault for $100000

March 12th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

[...] Ahmed at TechSoapBox has reported that CSSVault.com was sold to HostGator for one hundred thousand dollars. Not a bad deal for the seller. CSS Vault has a PR of 9 and an Alexa rank of 22214 at the time of writing – so this could be a good buy for HostGator as well. [...]


Moses Francis

March 14th, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Sweet deal! , congrats


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March 14th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

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Respiro, the logo design guy

March 14th, 2007 at 2:44 pm

$100,000? I’m waiting for the interview with Brent Oxley… :)


Why PageRank Sells » Expert Idiot

March 15th, 2007 at 2:18 am

[...] Why PageRank Sells March 15th, 2007 It is quite simple really. You find out that the CSSVault sells for $100,000 and you tell yourself that you are going to create a site and do the same thing. However, digging a little deeper you find out that the CSSVault has a magical PageRank of 9 which I am still trying to figure out how they did that. That seems to be the whole reason for the price tag because it has nothing to do with the content. [...]


ZIVO Brisbane

March 15th, 2007 at 4:17 am

Holy Smokes!!! Nice buy for HostGator with all the Google love and nice sale for you guys with all that mad paper. But to be brutally honest, considering the quality/quantity of the content and community in comparison to other showcase web sites it’s a crazy transaction. As the Expert Idiot trackback above alludes – the demand for PageRank is strong. Massive congrats all the same.



March 16th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Wow… it’s going to the same web hosting with me…