The Smart Guide To Domain Name Investing

The Smart Guide To Domain Name Investing “Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water”…Noah Cross/Chinatown Domain names are the real estate of the Internet and the people that have invested wisely in them have become very rich.  When I mean rich, I’m not talking about the “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far” wealth of some of my search marketing friends.  I’m talking “F*** You” rich.  When I attended the 2007 Domain Roundtable, I was made keenly aware that I was in the same room with 2 Domainer Billionaires (Frank Schilling & Kevin Ham)…and...Read More...

Little is the New Big: Local + Hyperlocal Search Marketing

Presenters: Greg Hartnett Best of the Web, Mary Bowling seOverflow.com, & Matt McGee Small Business SEM Local search became an emphasis in January 2008 and has increased in frequency since. Greg: Local Link Development #1 thing to be concerned with in local search (and search engines in general) is inbound links. The best method for building a link development plan is competitive analysis – viewing strategies of sites who rank higher. Great first step is directory listing. For example, list your site in niche directories regarding...Read More...

Vicki Iseman: Did Network Solutions Poach VickiIseman.com?

Vicki Iseman:  Did Network Solutions Poach VickiIseman.com? I don’t care who John McCain has relationships with…that’s not the point of this post. So, I learn about John McCain’s “relationship” with Vicki Iseman on Twitter slightly before 5PM Pacific Time. Immediately, I go to my domain registrar of choice and check to see whether vickiiseman.com is available (something I’ve trained myself to do in similar situations even if I’m not interested in purchasing the domain). I see the following: Somebody reserved the domain at Network Solutions. Well, we...Read More...

Use Your Tax Rebate To Purchase A Premium Domain Name

Without getting overly political, I don’t think the great American tax rebate will do much to stimulate our economy. Most people will use it to pay already existing debt such as credit card bills or mortgages and I don’t think overall consumer spending will increase that much. However, this is a simple way to change this…to use your tax rebate money to stimulate “The” economy and “Your” economy. Use your tax rebate to buy a premium domain name. For instead of buying consumable “goods” that have little or no future value (or paying off goods...Read More...

Domainer Type-In Traffic Under Attack By Google’s Toolbar 5

Google’s Toolbar 5 has an interesting feature guaranteed to draw the ire of the domaining community. From the features page: Address Bar Browse by Name Browse by Name helps you find a site even when you don’t know its URL. Just type the site name into your browser address bar, and Toolbar will take you there automatically. For instance, try typing “oxford” into the address bar to go directly to the university’s home page at www.ox.ac.uk. OK, but what if you’re looking for Oxford, Mississippi? Google is...Read More...

Is Network Solutions Poaching Domains?

Is Network Solutions Poaching Domains? Not that anyone we know uses Network solutions as a registrar, but it seems that Network Solutions is immediately registering and holding any domain name you search for if you don’t buy it from them right then, basically holding it hostage so you can’t buy it anywhere else. (according to this report) So I tried it myself… I just went through the process at Netsol – (Logged in) and looked for this domain – netsol-is-within-their-rights.com It was available, so I added to cart Then I clicked around, went back to...Read More...