Effective June 2020, our policies and requirements surrounding how we process site sales changed. You can read through the details of those changes in this blog post.
If you are selling your website, our advice is to always proceed with caution and care.
Be wary of any offers or terms that circumvent Mediavine's stated policies and processes. If you aren't sure, you are always welcome to reach out and we will help you navigate the details.
Websites changing ownership MUST reapply.
If you've decided to sell and the new owner of your site would like to work with Mediavine they can simply fill out this application. They will need to make sure to indicate in this field that they are applying for an existing Mediavine site that they have purchased.
Approvals are not guaranteed; every site will be evaluated independently based on the same rigorous criteria we use to vet every site that applies to Mediavine.
That includes the requirement of the site reaching our minimum session amount of 50k sessions in the last 30 days. If the site is not meeting that requirement it will not be eligible for a transfer of ownership. Sales cannot be contingent on approval by Mediavine.
Mediavine still requires written notice by you, and all ads and settings need to remain in place for 30 days from that notice in order not to violate the Terms of Service.
Google approvals are tied to the site owner, not the site. Making sure that you provide us with adequate notice as well as a firm date that you intend for the site to change hands will let us make sure that all of the necessary approvals are in place so that there’s no lapse in spend or earnings.
Mediavine accounts are not transferrable. Per the Terms of Service agree to, a new owner is prohibited from taking over your existing dashboard. They will need new partner approvals, a new Terms of Service, and a new dashboard to be a Mediavine publisher. Transferring the site in a sale without alerting Mediavine is prohibited.
A new owner using your existing partner approvals could negatively impact any future monetization endeavors you pursue on any other site you might have in the future, so it’s important that each owner has their own approvals.
The loyalty bonus earned by the previous owner does not transfer to a new owner.
DO NOT SHARE YOUR DASHBOARD LOGIN INFORMATION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Your dashboard includes information about your bank account as well as your tax information in the payment portal. You should NEVER share your login information.
If you need to share information with a potential buyer, we suggest exporting the data via .csv file or using our Custom User Roles to give limited reporting access to the interested parties.
Will I still be able to see my dashboard data?
Once your site is sold, the dashboard is deactivated at the end of the 30 day notice period. This leaves you with limited access to the dashboard’s information, so our advice is to be sure you export the details you need ahead of time.
Each section of the dashboard has an export option, and the details are based on the date range you set:
All unpaid earnings that you have earned will be paid out on the normal payment schedule.
Questions? Please reach out to us at email@example.com so we can help!