awesomebabyname.com

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$1,600 USD

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Baby Name generator with 5,323 uniques/mo from mostly organic search

Tells users what to call their children based on which firstnamelastname.com domain names are available. 10 results for free, with an extra 100 for $3. Domain affiliate and amazon ads.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Services
Platform
Ruby on ​​Rails
Site Age
2 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
21,524
Unique Visits
5,323

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$3
Net Profit
-$77

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Feb 15 5,017 20,095
Jan 15 5,944 25,463
Dec 14 5,009 19,016
Nov 14 4,804 20,413
Oct 14 6,674 27,350
Sep 14 8,821 38,318
Aug 14 176,050 782,361
Jul 14 0 0
Jun 14 0 0
May 14 0 0
Apr 14 0 0
Mar 14 0 0

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
3.76
Avg. Session Duration
00:01:35
Bounce Rate
26.99%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 14,726 73%
Direct 2,907 14%
Referral 2,149 11%
Social 313 1.6%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 12,106
Canada 1,865
United Kingdom 1,761
Australia 1,068
India 404

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
Aug 14 $140 $80 $60
Sep 14 $9 $80 -$71
Oct 14 $15 $80 -$65
Nov 14 $4 $80 -$76
Dec 14 $3 $80 -$77
Jan 15 $3 $80 -$77
Feb 15 $3 $80 -$77

Seller's Notes

This site was launched in August 2014 and got a large amount of press within its first 24 hours of existence*. The day after launch we got 59,558 users and 264,789 pageviews. We've done zero to promote it or improve it since and it is ranked on Google for terms like "awesome baby name" (rank 1) "baby name" (page 3) and "baby name generator" (page 2).

It has made a small amount of money - something in the region of low $xxx since launch. One big mistake we made was choosing namecheap as a domain affiliate - they only pay out when new customers register names and because they have so many customers already we lost out on quite a few sales because of this.

This is a perfect project for someone who knows how to monetize traffic and climb the search results through SEO.

The site costs ~$80 a month to run. It's a Ruby on Rails site hosted on Heroku, which costs $64.50 per month right now. It also uses a Pusher subscription which costs $19 a month for me, but I run multiple sites off this. This could easily be reduced to $10-$20 a month by putting it all on one server on a platform like DigitalOcean. 

The traffic is pretty consistent at around 5k-6k unique users and 20k-25k pageviews per month. Over 400k searches have been performed on the site. These are all logged if the data is of any interest.

* for example - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/baby-names-based-on-available-domain_n_5655733.html - there are tons more articles like this.

Site Info

Site Established ? August 2014
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 1 August 2014
Registrar ? DYNADOT
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 4
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 2,590
SEOmoz mozRank ? 5.55
Alexa Rank ? 3,164,780
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

The seller deleted a comment from finbarr ( | $1.6K )
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transpatentech ( | $14.5K )
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:25:40 AEDT

Can you clarify what the Pusher subscription is for? What part of the site uses it?

Can you PM me your reserve?

Thx!

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finbarr ( | $1.6K )
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:38:32 AEDT

@transpatentech yes. When you hit search, the app checks a bunch of domain names in the background and feeds the results through using pusher. It would be too slow to make these requests synchronously.

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mmurray33 ( new )
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:02:44 AEDT

How do you add additional first names?

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finbarr ( | $1.6K )
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:05:11 AEDT

There's a database with a table full of names. You can add extra rows to this.

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finbarr ( | $1.6K )
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:05:36 AEDT

@mmurray33 see my comment above.

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finbarr ( | $1.6K )
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:07:55 AEDT

The site is now fully mobile optimized. Check it out on a phone to see how nicely it works.

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