goldensnowball.com

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PR 4 Site with 7,881 uniques/mo making $58/mo Must like doing Media interviews

This is a one of a kind site based on a snow contest in NY that started way back in the 70's. A very popular site with some of the news organizations and also with people from the cities involved.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
Content Blog
Platform
Wordpress 4.2
Site Age
14 years

Traffic ?

Page Views
15,776
Unique Visits
7,881

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$58
Net Profit
$58
AdSense Revenue
$59

Traffic ?

Uniques Page Views
May 15 2,270 3,069
Apr 15 4,979 9,310
Mar 15 16,394 34,950
Feb 15 30,009 67,082
Jan 15 9,199 20,443
Dec 14 6,874 13,526
Nov 14 20,378 30,726
Oct 14 1,999 2,745
Sep 14 2,374 2,935
Aug 14 1,710 2,091
Jul 14 1,688 2,105
Jun 14 1,624 1,969

Traffic Health ?

Pages / Session
1.14
Avg. Session Duration
00:00:28
Bounce Rate
90.02%

Top Channels ?

Page Views % of Total
Organic Search 1,776 58%
Direct 906 30%
Social 256 8.3%
Referral 131 4.3%

Top Countries ?

Page Views
United States 2,897
Canada 49
Brazil 25
Germany 6
China 6

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
Jun 14 $6 $0 $6
Jul 14 $9 $0 $9
Aug 14 $7 $0 $7
Sep 14 $9 $0 $9
Oct 14 $6 $0 $6
Nov 14 $98 $0 $98
Dec 14 $76 $20 $56
Jan 15 $67 $15 $52
Feb 15 $254 $0 $254
Mar 15 $142 $0 $142
Apr 15 $25 $0 $25
May 15 $9 $0 $9

Seller's Notes

This site is based on snowfall that 5 cities in NY receive and seems to get more popular each season. The more snow that the cities receive the more visitors come to the website. The site is seasonal but you could also try adding a rain contest to the cities to increase the traffic during the summer months. Most of the income comes from Google

Most of the income comes from Google Adsense along with donations to the website. (donations - only an estimate, about $200 - $500 a year). I don't want anyone to be mislead so keep in mind that the report for traffic that was added by Flippa gives monthly averages. Most of the site traffic starts toward the end of October and goes until around the end of April.

I spend about an hour or so a day on the site updating new snow stats when they come out from the National Weather Service. I normally do 1-2 updates a day and if something interesting is going on I post a blog about it.

I've been playing around with placement of AdSense ads a little this season trying to see what works best, I did just recently update the Wordpress Theme which should increase revenue for the fact that the old theme was not Mobile friendly like this theme is.

Below are just a few links from news articles that either have backlinks to the site or that have mentioned the site including some of the biggest in the country. Just type Golden Snowball Award in Google and you will come up with many more articles. You will be getting calls for interviews about the snow contest and I will also try to hook you up with a couple of journalists I know from a couple of the cities.

In The News

* 2 Interviews on The Weather Channel. One live with Stephanie Abrams and another interview with Tom Niziol * My Favorite - Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update mentioned the contest - "For the second consecutive year, Syracuse won the Golden Snowball, The trophy was carried through the city with pride by local idiots.''

* http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/upstate-ny-the-great-snowman-chase/2012/02/08/gIQA0Jrb2Q_story.html

* Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Snowball_Award

* New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/19/travel/escapes/19hours.html?_r=0

Other News Articles

http://archive.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/usatoday/article/6957049

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/news/2004-02-02-snow-derby_x.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/31/golden-snowball-snowfall- syracuse-new-york-winter/6957049/

http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2015/01/golden_snowball_and_golden_snow_g lobe_and_syracuse_and_buffalo.html

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/11/29/hey-rochester- were-no-1-for-snow-so-far/3783101/

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/contents.aspx?metadata=keywords=Golden_Snowball Mapquest -

http://www.mapquest.com/us/ny/rochester

There is one section which is a licensed app that I tried in a shopping section that does not come with the site for the reason that I don't have the authority to sell the app. The app never worked as far as sales or traffic so you won't see any difference in traffic.

Site Info

Site Established ? January 2003
Built With ? WordPress
Google Analytics Detected ? No
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 23 January 2003
Registrar ? TUCOWS DOMAINS INC.
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

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

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 1,100
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ? 48,997
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 5,889,338
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

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The Seller
Sellerdefaultavatar Packy Patrick C DeCoursey
2 transactions totalling $350
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