11.21.15

No Wonder There Was A Bubble: Looking Back At Insane Web Prices

(Ok, folks, this is a real article. From 1998. Which is pretty hilarious. Wow were we ever flush back around the tech bubble!)

mowThe median price for building a marketing-oriented Web site has increased by as much as 78% since October 1997, with costs for putting a small company on the Web jumping the most, according to Launchscore’s latest national survey of Web developers.

Rates for midsize and large marketers have posted more modest median hikes of 20% and 10%, respectively.

The median price nationally for a simple Web site has jumped from $25,000 eight months ago to $44,500 today.

Sophistication grows

More functional, medium-level sites rose in price from $83,000 to $99,750, while the largest sites, which had been dropping in price, reversed that trend and saw prices increase for the first time since the survey began in September