Medicalia.org

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Social network for doctors & biomedical researchers by Internet Medical Society

Medicalia.org is the social network for doctors, biomedical researchers & medical students worldwide created by the Internet Medical Society. This site is of interest for anyone in the medical field

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Site Type
Social Network
Platform
Blogger
Site Age
5 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
90,000
Unique Visits
12,000
No Google Analytics data

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$683
Net Profit
$653

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Affiliate Income. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Sep 13 $450 $30 $420
Oct 13 $400 $30 $370
Nov 13 $375 $30 $345
Dec 13 $425 $30 $395
Jan 14 $425 $30 $395
Feb 14 $450 $30 $420
Mar 14 $480 $30 $450
Apr 14 $570 $30 $540
May 14 $550 $30 $520
Jun 14 $630 $30 $600
Jul 14 $680 $30 $650
Aug 14 $740 $30 $710

Seller's Notes

Medicalia.org is a social network developed by the "Internet Medical Society", active since 3 years ago, growing in number of members and posts continuously. It is successfully addressed to a high profitable niche of doctors and physicians worldwide. This unique site is of great interest for anyone in the medical / health business.

The domain Medicalia.org is a first class domain, easy to remember for health professionals. Medicalia.org gained popularity both as an outstanding social network dedicated exclusively to doctors and biomedical researchers, and as the home of Internet Medical Society

Medicalia.org is built with Ning (not Blogger as automatically set by Flippa) and it not hosted in our own server, so there is nothing to install. It is customized and managed very easily with full control from the user dashboard. The new owner should buy his own plan of Ning.  The real url of the site is medicaliaorg.ning.com (so this is the domain you need to use for SEO). Medicalia.org is redirected there.  If you have a look at Ning.com you will see managing sites on Ning is extremely intuitive; anyone can do it easily. Members post contents (images, photos, videos...) that can be published directly or or just after admin approval (as the admin wishes to set it). Thus, most contents in the site are self-produced by network members (moderated by admin). Of course, you can also add your own contents or feed with contents from other sites via RSS (ie for promoting your own products or partner products, as we are doing now).  You can also set payment options for network membership or even for group membership.  

Medicalia.org was not created as a site for-profit, since it is the home of the Internet Medical Society. We have not promoted the site nor implemented Google Ads / Google Analytics. We do not have external analytics of the site. Honestly we were not interested on analytics because the site was not intended for business originally. We just have the internal statistics provided by Ning. Benefits come to us almost without marketing, so the potential is really really high. Medicalia.org generates constant monthly revenue from private advertisers (mainly pharma companies, publishers, continuing medical education). It should be very easy to implement adverts from Google Ads and others and so enhance earnings.

Medicalia.org is a social network dedicated to communication and cross-fertilization among clinicians and researchers from all science fields with an interest in medicine. Medicalia.org provides a full platform to bring together clinicians, scientists and researchers from all biomedical fields to foster an advanced understanding of effective models to enable and accelerate the progress of translational medicine for disease treatment. Medicalia.org is provided with groups for the different specialities, blogs, forum, videos and external links. 

Medicalia.org is a utility aimed at the worldwide physicians community where we integrate content from the core medical sources, presented in a wide range of formats such as video, images, text, links and documents. These contents are later categorized through a standardized approach designed to enhance the functionality and the learning experience for the physicians, allowing them to easily browse and research medical contents such as:

  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Studies
  • Conferences
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Symposia summaries
  • Drug References
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Medical Articles
  • Medical / Health news
  • Patient Education materials
  • Procedures
  • Treatment Guidelines 

Medicalia.org's site works as the premier international network of doctors and medical students. The objective is to enhance communication, collaborations, exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge. 

Our mission is outlined in these points:

1. To provide a online platform for doctors to develop professional and personal relationships.

2. To provide online infrastructure for doctors to create, manage and expand their social network in the field of Medicine.

3. To provide online technical infrastructure for doctors to share their clinical cases, images, videos and medical knowledge.

4. To be the leading source of educational and scientific research information for doctors, allowing them to advance their skills and stay current with new innovations in the field.

5. To provide a technical infrastructure that can be shared by medical organizations to support information exchange, collaboration, and administration.

6. To provide an optimal and richly interlinked platform for the major online journals.

7. To provide a resource through which companies can inform and gain feedback from doctors regarding products and services.

8. To be the global leader in providing online education in medicine and in promoting competence of doctors to enable the highest possible levels of safety and quality of care.

Internet Medical Society is selling this site because we want to focus on a similar one in Spanish (Medicalia.org.es). As soon as Medicalia.org is sold, the site Medicalia.org.es will be renamed as Internet Medical Society, letting free the name and domain Medicalia.org.es.

The new owner can keep the label "site supported by Internet Medical Society" if he/she wants. All links from other sites and current mentions of Medicalia.org including the homepage would be kept forever if you wish (we can sign a formal agreement including this point). It has a mobile active version. We do not have corresponding Facebook or Twitter accounts (from our point of view using parallel social networks would be a little bit contradictory, since the site is defined as a social network itself); although it allows Facebook and Twitter automatic and customizable integration.

The site can be easily promoted to gain more members and new contents. Medicalia.org is of interest to someone in the pharma/health/medicine/publishing/continuing medical education businesses. It is a matchless site to promote products of these sectors. 

Site Info

Site Established ? September 2011
Built With ? Blogger
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 29 May 2009
Registrar ? Acens Technologies
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 1
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 417
SEOmoz mozRank ? 5.64
Alexa Rank ? 0
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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FourFIve ( new )
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:33:37 AEST

Evening,

Can you please provide Google analytic s for the site.

Thanks

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jessypal ( | $8.04K )
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:30:04 AEST

Same here.. can you provide GA and Earnings reports for past 6 months. Also traffic breakdown as to what % is organic. How much time do you spend per week managing the site and its content.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:24:26 AEST

@FourFIve @jessypal Hi, I´m sorry but we do not have a Google Analytics account or any other external analytics of the site, just the internal Ning analytics. Honestly we were not interested on external analytics because the site was not intended for business originally.
Personally I do not know how to use a Google Analytics account, but I´ll try to learn about and be submitting reports in few days.
Regarding earnings, we do not have external reports either because we have private advertisers (pharma companies, publishers and event organizers), not Google Adworks or similar. We have just installed an Amazon banner to replace the space that was being occupied by a private Ad until recently.
I am sorry for not being able to offer more transparent information, but things are like I´m telling here. However, I´ll be happy to share orders of Ads campaigns privately with people who are really interested in buying the site.
I do not spend much time to manage the site and content since most contents are generated by members. I need to have some SPAM control, but NING provides tools for this. I have set to approve members before accepted and contents before published (although both of them might be set to be accepted directly). If a spammer goes in I just block or suspend membership, and automatically all his/her publications are removed.

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david-off ( new )
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:12:20 AEST

@carvaper Thank you for sharing the Ad orders. I trust you will allow me to use all contents as they are and you will be transferring me the ownership of all contents published till now. I trust your word, but I´ll need it in a formal agreement if you do not mind.

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Boris_Badenoff ( | $17.3K )
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:02:00 AEST

The members page reports 562 members, but actually a small number of those have joined any groups. Yet you are getting 12k visits per month and 90k page views. That seems very disproportionate, i.e. I can't understand how you can be getting this much traffic and so few members?

Do you know how Medicalica is getting this traffic? Is it mostly through organic searches? Or is it from pages on the Internet Medical Society website? etc.

Am I to understand that the revenue reported over the last few months came from one sponsor? If so, do they have a count of impressions?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:49:04 AEST

@Boris_Badenoff Hi, Thank you for the question. Yes, that have an easy explanation. Medicalia.org (in English) is the homesite of IMS. Medicalia.org.es (in Spanish) have many more members (more than 2000). Members of Medicalia in Spanish also visit Medicalia in English to see some contents of IMS there, although they are not registered.
Revenue comes from 2-4 different esponsors, who "rent" Ad space in the network for a period of time. So they place orders for time, not for count of impressions
http://medicaliaorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/for-advertisers?xg_source=activity
Best

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carvaper ( suspended )
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:44:16 AEST

@david-off Sure, I´ll be happy to sign an agreement with the buyer including those points.

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david-off ( new )
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:46:41 AEST

@carvaper OK, thanks.
I´ve seen the Google PR is 5, buy it is not verified. Can you confirm it?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:47:37 AEST

@david-off Sure, you may check it here https://www.prchecker.net/

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david-off ( new )
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:10:59 AEST

@carvaper OK, to be honest I´m interested in the site, but I can not pay the 9000$ you request. May I ask you if the reserve amount is above or below the half-way between the 3000$ I offer and the 9000$ you request for immediate deal?
On the other hand, why do you not shorten the duration of the auction? :-) haha

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carvaper ( suspended )
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:30:58 AEST

@david-off Yes, I guess you´d like I finished the auction now and I put the reserve amount in 3000$ , but this is not going to happen :-)
By the way, the reserve amount is BELOW 6000$ !

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depstar1970 ( new )
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:11:56 AEST

such an awesome site, why are you selling? I can think of many ways to promote this site and get earning well about $10,000 per month.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:16:57 AEST

@depstar1970 Thanks for your comment. Well, we are Medical Society, this site was not intended for profit and this is just a quick way of taking some of its value. I know this site as a great value in good hands, but we do not have the time for handling it, we are all busy doctors. However, if you want you can email me privately and perhaps we can partner/collaborate some way.

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david-off ( new )
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:41:52 AEDT

Is the reserve still far away?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:47:13 AEDT

@david-off No, it is not. Indeed it is quite close.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:37:15 AEDT

By the way, have you all had a look to the impressive collection of photos we have there? http://medicaliaorg.ning.com/photo
Most of these images (99%) are original and owned by IMS. These contents may become viral easily!!

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Boris_Badenoff ( | $17.3K )
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:28:19 AEDT

What is your reasoning to believe that this photo collection will become viral? If you believe that is so you should probably stamp each image to help protect them.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:33:47 AEDT

@Boris_Badenoff Thanks for the comment. Yes, we´ll search for a way to stamp all images on one go. If you have looked the images you have seen how impressive they are. Doctors and students of medicine love images of injures, and these are really schocking!

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healthandmedicine ( suspended )
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:24:56 AEDT

Hi, I am willing to keep bidding for this site, but I need to know some things before. I'd need to partner with the current owner, so you keep updating the site. Would it be possible to have a long term agreement? You can keep using the site for IMS freely, but obviously the site, domain and income from any advertisement or any other source would be mine. Would it be possible?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:44:02 AEDT

@healthandmedicine Yes, such an agreement is possible. IMS can keep using Medicalia.org if the new owner wishes. That would ensure to have interesting contents in the website forever. And yes, obviously any benefit of the site would be for the new owner and he/she had full control over the domain, the site and everything.

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TenDoves ( | $187K )
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:47:47 AEDT

Why hasn't IMS bought it?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 03:31:11 AEDT

@TenDoves Indeed Medicalia.org is owned by IMS members. And this is being a source of disputes and arguments since some members think it should be owned by IMS itself. We think the best solution would be selling the site in a public auction and then get focused on our other network Medicalia.org.es (in Spanish), that is the original one. However, if the new owner wishes we would also be happy to keep using both sites; that is publishing contents in Spanish in Medicalia.org.es and contents in English in Medicalia.org as we are doing now.

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david-off ( new )
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:47:09 AEDT

Have you increased the "Buy it now" amount?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:18:40 AEDT

@david-off Yes, we are receiving quite attention from bidders, so I was recommended to increase both the "Buy it now" amount and the "reserve" price.

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healthandmedicine ( suspended )
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:54:49 AEDT

@carvaper So what is the reserve amount now?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:19:45 AEDT

@healthandmedicine It is below the half of the "Buy it now" amount.

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yeahwhateverman ( suspended )
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:30:35 AEDT

@carvaper Please let us know which photos you own, which you are using that were created by others and if you have permission or if they're free to use.
Also how are you licensing the photos you own ?
Thanks.

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yeahwhateverman ( suspended )
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:08:32 AEDT

Also who is Dr. David Ryan ?

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carvaper ( suspended )
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:06:24 AEDT

@yeahwhateverman Thanks for asking. According to terms and conditions, contents published in Medicalia.org belong to IMS.
http://medicaliaorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/about-us
Obviously, the new owner might change these terms for upcoming contents after informing users.
Dr Ryan is the current president of IMS. In January 2015 he will be relieved by Dr Heston from USA and Dr Menendez from Spain.

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wsbuyer ( new )
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:20:10 AEDT

Hello can we get GA for this site soon? thanks.

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yeahwhateverman ( suspended )
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:45:05 AEDT

Thank you.
The forum only shows 3 threads started this year and no replies , do you know why that is ? Is there a private section I can't view unless I join as a member ?

Also articles posted are showing some matches in copyscape.

Plus I asked which photos belong to the wesbite /have copyright use ...

"Please let us know which photos you own, which you are using that were created by others and if you have permission or if they're free to use.
Also how are you licensing the photos you own ? "

Because I am seeing many that belong to other sources.

I have links documenting everything if that would help.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:55:30 AEDT

@wsbuyer Unfortunately we have never installed GA in this site because it was conceived as a service to IMS members more than a site for business. The only objective data I can provide is that there are 567 registered and active members and it is a PR 5 site.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:02:42 AEDT

@yeahwhateverman The site´s terms and conditions state that "The copyright of all original contents published in Medicalia.org, including texts, videos and images, belongs to IMS". Some pieces of news may have been taken from elsewhere (with permission) and therefore we do not have the rights of these contents. However, most contents and 99% photos are original. Among photos there are some cartoons taken from other sites, but all medical images (photos of images) are original and now subjected to copyright by IMS. The only licensing policy we have on our contents is that contents posted to Medicalia.org can be reused by IMS members only. Anyone else wishing to reuse this contents have to contact IMS first in order to get permission.

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carvaper ( suspended )
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:12:47 AEDT

@yeahwhateverman I meant all photos of injuries and medical images are original and copyright owned by IMS. There are only some cartoons that are not.

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