Thursday, April 27, 2006

Classic Movie Reviews, Star Tributes and Video Finder

Your name?
Brad Lang

What is your site called?
Classic Movies

How old is the site?
It has been online for over 9 years in one form or another - two+ years inits current format, previously part of About.com.

What is the one unique feature of this site?
It is a primary destination for all fans of classic Hollywood films,because I maintain annotated links to all other sites with original contentrelated to the area.

Do you make money from this site?
Yes

What is the main revenue stream for this site?
Affiliate sales, text ads, and pay-per-click links all produce equally well.

If you were to sell this site, how much do you think it would sell for?
$120,000 for the search engine traffic, with the domain name included at noadditional charge! Content is not for sale at this time.

What are your plans with this site?
To continue to grow in its present form and eventually to branch out tocover current films and celebrities.

What sites are your biggest competitors?
My competitors (Internet Movie Database, The Golden Years, The GreatestFilms) are also my partners in terms of sending traffic back and forth!There is room for many good sites in this field.

Do you rank well in search engines for this site? If yes, for what search terms?
I am #3 on Google for "classic movies" and in the top 5 on almost all othermajor engines for the same term. Only Turner Classic Movies and my old siteon About.com are ranked higher, generally speaking. TCM deserves to be #1,since they are showing these films on TV. My old site should have droppedoff the rankings long ago, but About.com has a close relationship withGoogle.

How have you promoted this site in the past?
Online only: Reciprocal links, weekly email newsletter, careful SEO. Haverecently added a very small AdWords presence.

Going forward how do you intend to promote this site?
I will continue to do what I have done in the past, only better, and willbe alert for new developments in SEO through the Webmaster newsletters towhich I subscribe

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