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Cities Planet Announces Burbank.com Acquisition in Six Figure Deal

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I am happy to report the news that Cities Planet has agreed to purchase Burbank.com from my company, Silver Internet Ventures, LLC, in a six figure (all-cash) deal transacted using Escrow.com. I think this is great news for both of our companies.

According to a press release that will be coming out soon, this isn't going to be the last deal announced by Cities Planet. “This six figure purchase will be the first of a series of upcoming announcements in the fourth quarter, as many other large deals are in the works,” said Mercaldo. "Our partnership with Tallwave is thriving, and we anticipate launching a completely new software platform for all our City.com brands by years end. We are very happy to be able to keep Burbank.com in our family of sites."

I acquired Burbank.com in 2008 and began (more…) → Read More


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Burbank.com Update from Fred Mercaldo

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Burbank, CaliforniaA little over a year ago, I announced that I had reached an agreement with Fred Mercaldo and his team to utilize the City in the Box platform his company created and operates. This would allow me to focus on other areas of my business while Fred and his team managed Burbank.com.

In subsequent posts, I've promised to provide an update about working with Fred and his team, and I am happy to do that today.  Burbank.com officially launched on the new platform in June of 2010, so it's been a little over 7 months so far. Fred provided the comprehensive update below, although I asked him not to use the actual numbers since my business finances are private, and I have no need to share them publicly.

Before getting into that, I want to mention that the site made only a couple hundred dollars per month when I was managing it. I did a good job of growing traffic, but selling advertising has never been an interest of mine, and I didn't do a great job at it. Also, in addition to any revenue mentioned by Fred below, my company is also → Read More


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Fred Mercaldo & Scottsdale.com Announces New Developments and Enhancements for Popular “City In The Box” Software Solution

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I just received some news and updates from Fred Mercaldo about his company's "City in the Box" software platform, and I want to share it with you. If you've been thinking about working with the company, now is the time to seriously consider it. (This is not a paid advertisement nor am I being compensated in any way for writing this or if you sign up.)

My website, Burbank.com, has been on the platform for a couple of months now, and traffic continues to be solid and advertisers keep asking for information and creating business listings. The sales process is set to begin in about two weeks, and I am very excited about the prospects.

The company has three big announcements today:


  • They have added Laramie.com and SanMateo.com to their upcoming development projects, bringing the number of City.com properties using their software platform to 55.

  • Scottsdale.com has entered into an exclusive partnership with ZogMedia to provide SEO supervision for all of their partner sites.  They have also added FaceBook and Twitter → Read More


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Scottsdale.com’s “City in The Box” Platform Part of Major Development/Marketing Deal

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I've known about these plans for several weeks, and I am happy to share the press release from Fred Mercaldo and his team at Scottsdale.com, who have been working hard to make this a reality. This puts Fred and his company at the forefront of the geodomain industry, as they will have more pure city .com domain names under their management than just about any other company.

My company's Burbank.com will be one of the first websites released under this marketing and development deal, and I am excited to be a part of it. I am confident Fred and his team will be able to drive considerably more revenue with Burbank.com.

Fred will be speaking at the Geodomain Expo in New Orleans at the end of the month, and he will be available to answer any questions city .com domain owners may have.

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GeoDomain Development Ventures, LLC announces development of over 40 Pure City.com Sites in Major Development/Marketing Deal

Scottsdale.com’s “City In The Box” Software to power sites; CitiesPlanet.com formed to Manage Advertising → Read More


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Burbank Job Board Coupon Code

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Subscribe to Elliot's BlogI want to give a special offer to my blog readers who are located in Burbank, California or the Southern California area. If you have  job openings in Burbank, I would like to offer you 50% off all 30 day job listings until the end of November. The discount code is "Launch50" which you will enter at the checkout page. → Read More


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