Monday, 27 February 2012

Do you want to run an #altnews website? Check out these options

By Dark Politricks

As you may or may not know I have had recent health problems which the consultant first diagnosed as Cancer and has meant the majority of my spare time is either spent in hospitals, doctor surgeries, chemists or travelling between them all.

Luckily I live in the UK so the NHS is paid for out my National Insurance contributions - never let anyone tell you it's free. However car parks, prescriptions, fuel and everything else costs money therefore I am trying to raise some money so that I can keep my main websites running.

Unlike "proper" journalists or commentators I don't get paid to blog or write any of the 150+ essays I have for DarkPolitricks.om and the few payments I get from Google advertising or £2 donations whilst appreciated do not cover the server bills I pay out my own pocket each month to keep darkpolitricks.com running.

I have been kicked off multiple servers, had multiple free versions of this blog taken offline by Wordpress without so much as a reason and I have lost count of the number of emails I get from detractors or people claiming I am either a right wing teaparty supporting Israel lover or a far left Jew hating terrorist in waiting. Therefore I run this site not for any financial gain and certainly not to win any popularity contests.

However to keep this site running I need to pay for it and I am happy to do so along with the help of those readers clever enough to know they can help me pay the bills with just a few clicks here and there - say no more.

But I have more than just this site running at the moment and as this is my main interest I am not wanting to spend more money than I can currently afford to keep sites running that don't bring me the same interest and pleasure as I get from running darkpolitricks.com.

Therefore I am looking to sell a number a of domain names, possibly the existing content and code and maybe even the related Twitter accounts that are linked to the sites and drive a large number of visitors to my site each day.

If you have ever wanted to run an alternative news site or blog but just haven't got round to setting it all up then here is your chance to do something about it. Grab this opportunity with open arms and start running your own modern day version of the "Sun on Sunday" with your own point of view reaching thousands of people every day all across the world.

The site in questions is www.hottospot.com an alternative news site I started a couple of years ago with the idea of turning it into an alternative news search engine.

Of course since I started that site I created my own search engine: search.darkpolitricks.com, the #altnews search engine that skips out the mainstream guff and only gives you stories, essays and articles from alternative news sources and blogs like www.darkpolitricks.com and www.hottospot.com as well as all the other big #altnews sites like prisonplanet.com, infowars.com, veteranstoday.com, truthout.com and many more.

Therefore I am hoping to sell www.hottospot.com to someone who wants to run an alternative news site and in the process help me continue to run www.darkpolitricks.com.

There are a number of possibilities which I will list here and I would be interested in discussing any of them with interested parties. I am not putting a price up as I want to hear what people think 2 years of development and work is worth and the highest bid wins.

1. Purchase the domain name www.hottospot.com on it's own.

You would buy the domain name hottospot.com off me and then point it to your own website if you have one or make one from scratch if you don't. You would gain all the benefit of having any existing Google juice and PR being pointed to your new site and a clean slate on what you do with the domain - continue to run an #altnews site or use it to sell shoes and barbie dolls if you really want to.

You would also gain the benefit of having all the site authority which comes from having a 2 year old well linked to and highly indexed domain in your control. When it comes to getting ranked on Google or Bing there are few things as important as having good site authority and brand new sites starting out lack this due to their age. Site Authority comes over time therefore purchasing an existing domain is always preferable to starting a brand new one if you want to hit the ground running.

Ignore people who tell you SEO is all about META Keywords and Page Rank as they are tricks from the 90's that are easily accomplished and even easier to detect by Google when looking for spammy turn key sites. Remember one good link from a relevant site with good site authority is worth a 1000 links from irrelevant Indian directory sites with no site authority at all.

2. Purchase the website and domain name.

Not only would you get the domain name you would get a copy of the website source code and a dump of the SQL

3. Purchase the website and domain name with automated content import.

Like point 2 but you would continue to receive content imported into your site from various news sources. I have spent considerable time creating a custom plugin that enables the importing and reformatting of alternative news content for the site. You could add your own blog articles and news feeds if you wanted to but on purchasing the site you would still get regular imports of daily news articles as well as anything you add yourself.

4. Rent the website from me.

I own the webserver that the site is hosted on. If you don't have a webserver or hosting company but want to run a website we could come to a deal where you are granted admin privileges to the website enabling you to add or remove content, advertising and links and have FTP access to the website so that you can upload themes, images, plugins and other files if you needed to. On buying the site you would enter into a contractual agreement with me which meant that I would become your hosting company and you would become a customer of mine and pay a monthly fee (to be decided) for the cost of hosting, bandwidth usage, DNS and rental of the domain name for a year. After the years contract is up you could decide to carry on renting the site if you wanted to.

5. Any of the above along with the Twitter account @hottospot.

This Twitter account is automatically run with new articles that enter the website automatically appearing on the Twitter status page and it currently has a script that Retweets keyword specific tweets from other users to that account. You would take the Twitter account details from me and if you wanted to you could also purchase the Yahoo pipe and code that the CRON script runs that automatically posts tweets to the account.

If you are interested in any of these options then feel free to contact me at my websites email address: contact details.

Benefits of owning www.hottospot.com are:
  1. A fully functioning website that has the same page rank as darkpolitricks.com 3 (not that PR is relevant for anything apart from how spammy it is anymore) and a good site authority with lots of back-links from other popular altnerative news sites.
  2. A site that is easy to use, has a simple but friendly format and uses the popular content management system Wordpress as a back-end.
  3. A site that is growing constantly in the alternative news sector with new Twitter followers and site visitors every day. With the right person behind the site it has the ability to become a major player in the alternative news market.
  4. A site that has been optimised for SEO and performance. Plugins have already been installed that speed up page loads and enable deeplinking of related content to other content of the same nature.
  5. If you choose option 4 you wouldn't need to do anything apart from setup a monthly PayPal subscription to my own account. No DNS changes, no data transfers and no unanswered support requests. Just pay me and start blogging.
I also have the following other domains under my control which are available for purchase:
strurl.com
www.hattrickheaven.com

If you are interested in any of these domains or options then please contact me at the following address: contact details and please let me know what you would like to do with the site and how much money you are willing to pay for the option you have chosen.

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