Short-term Promotion Sites
Sites that have been banned by Google or are on Google’s hit list
Believe what you want but Google has a great influence on search engine rankings and traffic and is not likely to lessen in the near future. Sites that don`t focus on delivering high quality content and information to their readers most likely won’t make the grade. Take autoblogs for example, Google has always had a long history of penalizing sites with scraped content, especially now with all the recent Panda and Penguin updates going on. Sites of this nature will lose their value real fast.
Unintelligible business model
One of the most important things that should be completely clear in your mind when you are thinking about buying or bidding on a website is "How does the site generate money?" If the site is not currently generating any form of revenue, then ask yourself, "how can I make it generate revenue?" If the website is in fact generating revenue, from what sources and how are they being distributed? Always make sure you fully understand how the site is making money, or at least how it could make money.
Unclear claims from the seller
Any trustworthy seller should always be able to give you an exact figure of the revenue that the site is producing and the source where the revenue is being generated from. Also the seller should be able to provide you with proof of that revenue. If the seller just gives you a proximate or an imprecise number then that should be a red flag to you.
These are just a few tips on buying and starting a website business online, I`m sure there are plenty more where these came from and I will be posting more information in due time. Hopefully this will help you when deciding to take that first step to starting a successful website and generating an online income. If you have any tips you would like to share with us or our readers please do so by leaving your comment below.