ProBoxing-Fans.com

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$5,090 USD

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7 y/o Google News Approved Boxing Site with AdSense & 37,000+ Pageviews Monthly

Google News approved, includes 7,000 Facebook fans & 1,500 Twitter followers, active Google+ community

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content
Platform
Word​​Press
Site Age
7 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
37,676
Unique Visits
20,939

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$183
Net Profit
$163
AdSense Revenue
$48

Editor’s Comments ?

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+ Consistently profitable 7 year old site
+ Low overhead and time commitment
+ Facebook Page (7,000+ Fans) & Twitter (1,500+ Followers)
+ Content comes from contributing authors and email announcements from boxing promoters, managers, etc.

This press release syndication model provides steady content from Golden Boy Promotions, Top Rank, Mayweather Promotions, Roc-Nation, DiBella Entertainment, Main Events, Frank Warren, Matchroom Sport, Sauerland Promotions, and every other major boxing promoter or manager.

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
Feb 17 28,557 46,888
Jan 17 16,889 32,539
Dec 16 17,373 33,602
Nov 16 19,300 39,167
Oct 16 16,413 28,404
Sep 16 16,452 30,511
Aug 16 15,977 29,862
Jul 16 17,150 31,827
Jun 16 18,664 33,356
May 16 25,395 48,748
Apr 16 26,117 52,115
Mar 16 21,011 40,418

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.65
Avg. Session Duration
00:00:59
Bounce Rate
79.39%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Direct 22,612 48%
Organic Search 20,252 43%
Referral 1,780 3.8%
(Other) 1,743 3.7%
Social 501 1.1%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 33,175
United Kingdom 3,928
Germany 1,452
Canada 1,065
Australia 800

Financials ?

Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Google AdSense
  • This website also earns revenue with Advertising Sales. 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
Mar 16 $150 $20 $130
Apr 16 $250 $20 $230
May 16 $150 $20 $130
Jun 16 $150 $20 $130
Jul 16 $300 $20 $280
Aug 16 $150 $20 $130
Sep 16 $150 $20 $130
Oct 16 $225 $20 $205
Nov 16 $150 $20 $130
Dec 16 $150 $20 $130
Jan 17 $250 $20 $230
Feb 17 $150 $20 $130

Seller's Notes

ProBoxing-Fans.com is a thriving content website with unlimited earnings potential. It has an extended track record, a built up name and reputation in the community, a strong presence on social networks, Google News status, and an absolutely massive pool of on-site content -- 17,000 posts, 275 pages, 20,000+ photos, built up search engine positioning, and 10,000+ followers across social media.

In addition to Adsense, revenue is provided via several different advertising networks, as well as private/direct advertising sales.

With no hands-on management, this site can maintain traffic and earnings as is. However, with a little bit of daily-weekly care, the earnings potential is through the roof.

Traffic numbers and revenue were formerly at much higher levels, however, due to personal reasons I have not had the time to properly maintain. I'd be happy to share traffic & revenue statistics from prior to the 12 month period to verify how high this site can go.

The ideal purchaser is interested in sports news websites, and particularly boxing, and perhaps has a network of sports/news sites, or other active content hubs. You can manage this yourself and take it as far as you want.

Alternatively, you may just be interested in marketing the site and paying someone to be an active site manager, posting news, writing stories, sharing photos, and so forth.

There are also additional perks to this for someone who's a sports fan, and interesting in maintaining the site. You can attend fight cards for free as credentialed media. You can interview fighters and partake in all types of opportunities if you're interested.

Or you can just post photos of ring card girls and sell affiliate ads for boxing equipment, clothing and gear. Whatever you want, the choice is yours! It can definitely be converted from its current news focus, to simply an archive of information, photos, and stuff to sell.

In the right hands, this is a major opportunity with unlimited upside. For a sports fan, this could literally be like starting a career in the field of boxing news.

SELLER INTERVIEW

How is your business monetized?

  • Advertising
  • Affiliate

Please describe your business model

ProBoxing-Fans.com thrives via both its strong search engine standing, as well as its large social network presence. It's also a provider to Google news, and an established destination for individuals looking for information. 

Not only is the website a revenue producer, it also affords some extremely unique opportunities for the right party. It's basically a career that comes with a domain. You can attend fights as credentialed media members, interview fighters and gain access to press conferences and weigh-ins, and much more.

Are you the original owner of the business?

Yes

Which platform does the website use?

Wordpress

Where is the site hosted and will this need to change after purchase?

Dreamhost, no.

Why are you selling the business?

Simply don't have the time to actively manage it, or to fully take advantage of the opportunities it provides.

Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website?

Yes, revenue can be accurately tracked back to the business.

Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other business and personal accounts?

Yes, completely separate.

If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?

Yes, this proof can be provided to serious buyers and/or Flippa Marketplace Integrity.

Are you willing to provide live revenue verification?

Yes, upon request from serious buyers and/or Flippa marketplace integrity.

What are the main expenses of the business? 

  • Hosting. 
  • If desired, hiring content producers or website managers.

Please list all domain names you are including in the sale

  • ProBoxing-Fans.com

Are you including any social media accounts in the sale?

Yes, the following accounts are all included. 

Are there any email lists included in the sale?

No

What are the primary traffic sources of the site?

  • Direct - Loyal readership
  • Organic - Strong search engine rankings, deep pool of posts, content and media, Google News, and built up name recognition.

Do you use, or have you experimented with, social media marketing?

Yes, I currently use social media marketing.

Have you done any Search Engine Optimization?

Yes, I have done substantial SEO. The site is designed to be SEO friendly, and most posts and pages are created with titles, image titles, sub-heads, etc, to support this.

Has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?

No, to my knowledge my site has never received any search engine penalties.

Do you have employees or contracts with freelancers?

No

How is the content of your website produced? Provide a step-by-step breakdown

  • Free contributions from authors. 
  • I post content myself.

Content comes from contributing authors, press releases, and email news announcements from boxing promoters, managers, etc.

This press release syndication model provides steady content from Golden Boy Promotions, Top Rank, Mayweather Promotions, Roc-Nation, DiBella Entertainment, Main Events, Frank Warren, Matchroom Sport, Sauerland Promotions, and every other major boxing promoter or manager.

Task 1 - Site Management
Description - Posting new stories, sharing on social, updating pages
Who - Owner
Hours per week - 5

Does the owner need specific skillsets in order to successfully operate the site?

No.

Do you and/or any employees or freelancers provide customer support?

No

Please identify and briefly describe your main competitors 

Major sports news websites such as ESPN and Yahoo Sports.

What makes your website better than its competition?

  • Can say and do as we like & answer to nobody
  • Unbiased player that's not a major outlet
  • Quicker and more responsive
  • More personality

Which ad networks does the website utilize?

  • AdSense
  • Content.ad
  • Insticator
  • Switchadhub

Are all ad networks transferable to the new owner?

Yes

Does your website utilize direct advertising?

Yes

Please explain how direct advertising relationships are managed

Advertisers reach out to purchase placements.

Please list all affiliates generating more than 1% of total revenue

Commission Junction and Amazon.

Are all affiliate relationships transferable to the new owner?

Yes

Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?

Yes, I am.

Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training?

Yes

What are the primary growth opportunities for the business going forward?Unlimited potential. 

  • The site right now is, honestly, at a low point. It needs more investment of time and energy to reestablish itself and continue to drive more traffic. Regular traffic was formerly 2-3x what it was right now. 
  • Simply getting back to that offers huge growth. From there, huge opportunities for selling more merchandise and affiliate sales, expanding social presence, and more.

Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?

No, there are no geographic limitations.

Site Info

Site Established ? September 2009
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? Yes
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 28 March 2008
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? Yes
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 36,800
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 140,772
SEOmoz mozRank ? 5.48
Alexa Rank ? 558,628
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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mSy ( new )
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:42:14 AEDT

Who's writing the articles right now and how much are you paying them?

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jme248 ( | $5.09K )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:13:39 AEDT

@mSy Right now the only new content being posted consists of press releases from all of our sources, which are sent via email. I'm handling that myself, and nobody is being paid to write or post content.

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sdasgupta ( new )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:39:32 AEDT

@jme248 well done with the site. question, why do you think the adsense revenue is sonlow despite the current traffic? Also, dont u have a newsletter subscriber list?

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jme248 ( | $5.09K )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:52:16 AEDT

@sdasgupta Hi, to both comments I'd say that simply I haven't properly taken advantage of things, hence the sale. The opportunity is there for someone to do it right.

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mSy ( new )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:05:05 AEDT

will contact for those sources be passed on to the new owner? Are they asking for anything in return (like backlink or something)?

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jme248 ( | $5.09K )
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:09:13 AEDT

@mSy They distribute the news, so they just want you to publish.

And yes, you'll retain ownership of the email accounts, and get uninterrupted messages from our entire pool.

The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar jme248 Jake Emen
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