TheCelebrityCafe.com Marks 15 Years as Longest Running Online Entertainment Publication
Oceanside, NY – October 2010 – Before there was Perez, TMZ and Gawker, there was TheCelebrityCafe.com for your celebrity gossip fix – and 2010 marks the 15th anniversary for the longest running online entertainment publication.
As the name suggests, TheCelebrityCafe covers celebrity news, as well as a host of other topics including travel, politics, product reviews and sports, among others. Boasting 4.8 million unique readers and rated as one of the top three entertainment magazines by Google, TheCelebrityCafe was started in 1995 with $10 by Dominick Miserandino, a former web developer/programmer whose previous site experience includes WSJ.com and Cosmo.com, among others.
“When I started TheCelebrityCafe in the nineties, I had no idea the sort of cult status and following it would have. In the online world, 15 years strong is quite an accomplishment. To this day, people approach me saying they can’t start their day until they’ve logged onto the site,” said Miserandino, who is also the author of two/travel humor books: How to Survive Your First Year of Marriage by Travelling and Mothers-in-law, Shopping, and Baby Talk, Oh My!.
Fifteen years later, TheCelebrityCafe is one of the most widely read online entertainment publications and continues to offer its readers a diverse combination of news and reviews they have become accustomed to. Miserandino and his team of over 50 different writers – many of who telecommute, have received numerous accolades from major internet rating sources. The site generates advertising revenues in the six figures, and predicts they will attract even more advertisers in 2011 provided there is no double-dip recession.
So what is TheCelebrityCafe’s secret to longevity in a world demanding immediate gratification?
“I think the answer is being realistic about business,” continues Miserandino. “When we had offers to expand during the dotcom bubble, we said no. We were exceptionally cautious in terms of overspending and overgrowth. From the beginning, we’ve taken a slow and steady route in terms of business and it’s kept us alive and happy for the past 15 years.”
And what is Miserandino’s advice to other online magazine entrepreneurs? “Don’t expect to make a killing at first!”
For more information, please visit TheCelebrityCafe.com.
Created in 1995 by author Dominick Miserandino, TheCelebrityCafe.com boasts 4.8 million unique readers and is rated as one of the top three entertainment magazines by Google. The site is also rated in the top 20,000 websites based on traffic in Alexa. With a team of over 50 experienced writers, TheCelebrityCafe covers everything from celebrity news to travel and product reviews, sports, politics and more. A frequent guest on radio and television shows, Dominick is one of the most widely traveled journalists in the country and is a board member of the Press Club of Long Island, a pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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