Google News Approved Website
Sold at Public Auction
$1,750Bidding History: 2 bids
- Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:44:31 EST
- Sun, 19 Sep 2010 14:16:11 EST
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Rank on the 1st page of google for ANY keyword within minutes.
Many of you are familiar with google news approved websites and why they are so powerful but if you've ever tried to get approved for google news then you know how difficult the review process is. Being the owner of a google news approved website allows you to rank for any keyword you want and offers something that very few websites can:
-Guaranteed 1st page rankings
Any article you publish on this website will immediately be picked up by the google-news bot and added into the news index, when people search for keywords related to your article you will show up under the "News For _keyword_" area on the 1st page of the search results. If you've ever used google, then chances are you've seen news results show up when you've searched. And now with this website, you'll have the ability to include your articles/posts within those news results within a matter of minutes.
It's almost impossible to NOT make money with a google news approved website.
The website runs on wordpress so adding articles/news stories is very easy and of course you'll be able to install and use all of your favorite plugins and themes. The site runs on a shared hostgator account and the domain is registered at godaddy.
Why I'm selling:
I started myona mainly as a side project but I've been far too busy to devote any time to it. I run many sites and I don't see my schedule or workload clearing up anytime soon so I think the best way to move forward would be to simply sell the site to somebody else who can utilize it to it's full potential.
Winning bidder will receive:
- The myona.com domain name transfered/pushed to their godaddy account.
- All of wordpress articles, databases, and rights to the content.
- Contacts for 2 writers who have agreed to adsense revenue sharing.
Adsense revenue sharing is completely optional and up to the winning bidder if they want to implement it or not. The advantage is that you can sit back and let the writers write all the content for you in exchange for displaying their adsense code 50% of the time on the articles that they write. Of course the remaining 50% of traffic will be shown your adsense code, this is fully compliant with google's terms of service and very easy to implement in wordpress.
These 2 writers currently write a combined total of 15 articles per day on another unrelated website I own and are both native English speakers, one is from Florida and the other is a college student. Both are on a 50/50 split with me but obviously the winning bidder will need to layout their own agreements with the writers. I have already talked to both of them and both said they would love the opportunity to write for this website on a revenue sharing basis and don't mind if I pass along their contacts to the winning bidder.
And of course, you have the option of bringing in your own writers and your own desired compensation methods or just writing content yourself.
Additional Revenue Details
This website doesn't have any revenue because honestly, I didn't care about generating revenue, I was more interested in the testing and playing around with google news than I was about making money with this website but underestimate it's massive earning potential.
Anyone who understands why google news websites are so powerful and flexible can probably think of many different ways to monetize this website, being able to rank on the first page of google within minutes for any keyword you want guarantees an endless source of free and highly targeted traffic.
When it comes to google news listed websites the most popular and reliable method for traffic monetization has been adsense. The reason being that with adsense you can write REAL news articles while at the same time serving up completely relevant ads that are related to the story. Not to mention that with wordpress + adsense you're easily able to setup revenue sharing agreements between you and other writers so you'll have constant news articles, traffic, and most importantly revenue, and the site can be 100% hands off since your writers will be doing all the work.
Another monetization option is to use press releases, either for your own affiliate links or you can easily charge other webmasters $10 - $30 for each press release they submit, webmasters are willing to pay these fees for guaranteed google news inclusion which will be achievable by simply posting the article/press release on this website. Search around on various webmaster forums (digitalpoint, v7n, etc) and you'll see that these types of services are always in demand.
Additional Traffic Details
100% of the traffic comes from google and is of course 100% free of charge. Any article that you publish on the website will get picked up by google news within a matter of minutes and be eligible to be displayed within the "news results" on the front page of google search results for your related keywords and of course through the google news portal as well as any websites that are syndicating stories from google news.
Note: Traffic for July is low because only 2 articles were posted to the website, in September only 1 article (about Tom Brady's car crash) was posted but that single article has brought in 146 visitors and over 1,000 hits to the website.
Posting 2 or 3 articles to the website daily can easily bring in 10,000+ uniques per month.