musicnewshq.com

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Fully automated - Rails App - Network of entertainment sites - PR3

At a glance ?

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Site Type
App
Platform
Ruby on ​​Rails
Site Age
6 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
29,198
Unique Visits
17,682

Financials ?

No financial data has been provided for this website

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Nov 13 14,134 24,558
Oct 13 17,973 29,761
Sep 13 20,939 33,277
Aug 13 14,719 24,523
Jul 13 11,445 18,685
Jun 13 9,590 15,496

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.53
Avg. Session Duration
00:00:51
Bounce Rate
76.99%

Seller's Notes

History

PR 3-4 domain with 21k uniques/mo across all fan sites.

~80% of traffic comes from ORGANIC SEARCH RESULTS.

MusicNewsHq is a network of streamlined sites that allow music fans to keep up with their favorite artists. It collects the latest news, pictures, tour information, album reviews, and videos and presents them in one convenient place.

You're buying a NETWORK of sites.

Currently, there are 689 artist sites, with artists being added weekly from the Billboard Top 100 charts, Pitchfork Reviews, and the Amazon music charts. It's highly SEO optimized, and ranks well for a variety of phrases related to each music artist.

We simply do not have the time to dedicate to the project any longer. 

 

Technology

This is a professional application, developed by a top Rails team.

MusicNewsHq is a fully tested Ruby on Rails 3 application that runs itself, populating from news sources across the web. It has deep integration with Tumblr and Twitter, and drives around 18k unique visits monthly. The domain has a Google PageRank of 3-4 and is well trusted and indexed. 

When I say it "runs automatically", I mean that it automatically gathers news, posts trackbacks, tumblr links, and tweets.

It's easy to add new artists via the command line, and actually has the ability to grab full-page text articles from RSS sources. At the moment it's only displaying article snippets, but can easily be reverted to full-page content.

The technology could easily be adapted for other uses, including running multiple networks of similarly themed sites.

 

Monetization

Monetization is handled through Amazon mp3 purchase affiliates, a ringtone partnership, and concert ticket integration through Commission Junction.

We just implemented Google Adsense, and are earning ~ $5 a day in early testing.

The perfect buyer

You'd want to work on the base that we've developed, and improve the current offering. 

You might have better ideas to monetize the traffic it's receiving?

Perhaps you'd like to buy the technology and repurpose it for another use? A network of movie review sites? A network of celebrity gossip sites? Something else?

 

What this sale includes

  • The domain musicnewshq.com & all subdomains…
  • 185 twitter accounts (for individual artist sites)
  • Automatically creates new artist sites from the Billboard Top 100, Pitchfork, Amazon top charts
  • Fully responsive, tablet and phone tested design
  • 2 linked tumblr accounts
  • Github repo for fullly tested Rails 3.2 app
  • Installation on the server of your choice + 6 hours free consulting
  • Optional - We'd also consider a small project to customize the app for your needs

Site Info

Site Established ? May 2011
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Google Analytics Detected ? No
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Domain Info

Domain Registered ?
Registrar ?
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Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? Yes
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 80,300
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 14,885
SEOmoz mozRank ? 4.84
Alexa Rank ? 918,354
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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museman ( | $79.9K )
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:13:18 AEDT

Site is down

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Sat, 04 Jan 2014 10:24:12 AEDT

FYI - uniques have jumped +200 daily since getting tumblr back on track & adding new artists weekly from the Billboard Top 100.

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subimage ( new )
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:22:30 AEDT

We're seeing great returns after implementing a responsive design.
Uniques are up to nearly 1,200 daily from 700 just last week & adsense is working out well.
Current estimate for monthly revenue is around $100/per now.

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mentalistic ( | $55 )
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:06:32 AEDT

Hey, What was the reason for the traffic dip around dec 29?

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subimage ( new )
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:37:56 AEDT

@mentalistic We took the site offline to move it to a new host + perform some maintenance updates that day.
The maintenance page didn't have the Google tracking code installed, so no hits registered.

The Seller
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