Ars Technica sold for $25 Million Big Ones
The sale priced wasn’t revealed but it’s rumored to be within the vicinity of $25 Million. This is the same amount Wired.com as sold for back in 2006 as well as Jason Calacani’s 80-plus strong WeblogsInc blog network back in 2005.
For a single website attracting about 3 million readers a month generating close to 19 million pageviews, $25 Million is a steal. Ars is like the Methuselah of blogs — it’s already a decade old.
I have had a couple of offers before for several of my blogs and I know that feeling of getting to that level when others are willing to put a price (and shell out the cash) to the value of your blog. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on where you stand), I didn’t sell. The guys over at Ars Technica can now comfortably retire.