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July, 2009

  • 17 July

    My web analytics picks

    Half the battle of creating a successful Internet venture is finding the right domain name, setting the site up, and building traffic. The other half is analyzing this traffic. Understanding who your visitors are, what they’re looking for, and how they ended up at your site is critical. Thankfully, there …

  • 14 July

    A myth that won't die

    The Boston Herald ran an article yesterday about how companies are using domains to cash in. It took a look at the recent sale of candy.com, but also interviewed long-time owners of generic .com domains. One was John Ebb, who registered suitcase.com in 2005 for his luggage shop. He said …

  • 13 July

    Domains are like wine: the older, the better

    Just like certain vintage wines become more valuable with age, older domains are more desirable than newly registered ones. While a bit of age won’t make a terrible name any better, it is something buyers like to see and can increase the name’s value. One or two years won’t do …

June, 2009

  • 26 June

    Search engine submission services

    Many web hosting companies offer search engine submission services. It is important not to be mislead by claims and to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the services being offered. Generally speaking, there is a good chance a search engine that uses a crawler will index your site without the need …

  • 12 June

    Real Estate Domain Auction a Washout

    The 2,600 real estate domain auction that was supposed to happen today didn’t happen. A few buyers did show up to the San Francisco event, but none of them felt comfortable buying the domain portfolio. Instead, they wished to negotiate a sale behind closed doors. “Had we had premium names, …

  • 9 June

    Buyer Beware: Harrison's Domains Are Worthless

    Earlier today, I wrote about an upcoming domain auction where Craig Harrison, a Colorado real estate agent, plans to sell 2,600 geographic domains. The names all contain a city name followed by a term like ‚ÄúRealEstateListings.com.” The seller claims the names are valuable for their SEO merit. He and his …

  • 9 June

    Man to Sell 2,600 Real Estate Domains

    In what is probably the biggest real estate domain auction in history, a bloke from Colorado, Craig Harrison, is going to sell 2,600 geographic domains. Most of the names feature the name of a U.S. city with a population of over 35,000 followed by “RealEstateListings.com,” though there are international cities, …

May, 2009

  • 22 May

    Does PageRank Influence Search Engine Ranking?

    As most webmasters are aware, PageRank is a numerical ranking Google assigns to each webpage it indexes. Ranging from 1-10, some will swear by the number, while others could care less about it. Should you be concerned about PageRank influencing search engine rankings? In short, no. There is the old …

  • 12 May

    Do I Need a Dedicated IP?

    Every site uses an IP address, such as 68.812.23.1. If you use shared hosting, your site runs on the same server as hundreds of other websites, meaning that several sites share one IP address. This helps web hosts conserve the limited number of IPs they have. For a small fee …