The Birth of a Media Company – Jewocity Media Corp.

January 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm 3 comments


About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to acquire a few high quality local GEO domains for the Jewish market—, and

I had no original business plan for the names, but I was always impressed with the e-directory software and the benefits it can provide for your SEO efforts.  I decided to run local business directories for my new properties and started the process of manually uploading local businesses.

With a goal of a quick site launch, I soon learned that the manual uploads would take much too long. I needed something that worked quicker and easier (through a datafeed), but would that exist for just the Jewish market?

I conducted a search for Jewish business directory and found the largest one. It was named, and it had about 50,000 listings.  This was exactly what I needed to populate my sites; I soon emailed the owner who originally was not interested in selling.

After a few more emails and a phone call, we finally made an agreement and I had what I needed.  With, I had the perfect umbrella site. I then worked on expanding the city sites into more neighborhoods. I succeeded: A year later, utilizing my domain buying experience, I now had over 100 GEO domains which were populated with local businesses.

For the most part, I bought wisely from many different sources including buydomains, private owners and large corporations. I decided to pass on the higher priced ones and settle for the .net’s and .org’s in some cases. When I felt the was unattainable, I went with “city”—i.e.,, and

My goal is to create a thriving online media company with a lot of targeted local traffic for the Jewish market, a market which I am very much a part of.  I am in the early stages of marketing and sales and very pleased with the progress I have already seen, in addition to the great potential of the network.

Early achievements for the site include:

¨     hiring a well known writer for compelling blog content

¨     creating social network accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, with several thousand likes and followers.

¨     streamlining the Classifieds sections on all city sites to point directly to one page at The same was done for the Events and Blog sections.

Currently, I am in talks with several individuals and companies to possibly: a) explore ways to power the classifieds section; b) head up an ongoing sales division; and c) offer many other services such as matchmaking. We plan to continually expand our content and marketing ideas.

Moving forward, I am always on the lookout for more GEO domains that fit my criteria.  I very recently acquired (a large city with a sizable Jewish population) on namejet, and from a private owner.

For a full list of domains purchased for this project click here.  If anyone has any business proposals, sponsorship opportunities or other ideas, you can email me through the contact form on or just Shai AT


Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: , , , . Sale and Partnership with eReal Estate Holdings, LLC Purchase and Co-Development with Fred Mercaldo of GEO Development Ventures, LLC

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1.  |  January 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats and good luck with the development of your sites.

  • 2. Naseer  |  January 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    A better option than e-directory:

  • 3. Poor Uncle  |  January 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm


    I been interested in building online directory for a while now. I couldn’t find any out of the box directory script that fit my budget and meets my needs. E-directory is a great directory software..but too expensive for a newbie like me.

    I love the idea of a single category with multiple geo locations directory….If anyone know a directory similar to, that is reasonably priced…a few $$hundreds…please let me know.


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