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.
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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.''
* 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://www.cnycentral.com/news/contents.aspx?metadata=keywords=Golden_Snowball Mapquest -
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 Established ?||January 2003|
|Built With ?||WordPress|
|Google Analytics Detected ?||No|
|Domain Registered ?||23 January 2003|
|Registrar ?||TUCOWS DOMAINS INC.|
|Content Unique ?||No|
|Design Unique ?||No|
|Pages In Google ?||1,100|
|MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?||48,997|
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|Alexa Rank ?||5,889,338|