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Websites generating greater customer growth and revenue.

With so much talk about organic and social web traffic strategies to increase your website’s rankings and sales conversions, one can be left dismayed at where to begin.

A while back I wrote an article about why and how most businesses often effectively use gated content strategies.

gated and non-gated content strategiesThere are a number of pros and cons to using gated content. It’s a short and quick read that I encourage you to read.

Nevertheless, you’ll likely question what next steps you’ll need to take to successfully plan and execute your website’s gated content strategy.

And today I’m sharing with you a simple WordPress plugin that makes gating your valuable content as easy as flipping a light switch on and off. Continue reading

Maybe he meant for this title to read 460 or 46 .com domains hand registered instead of 4,600.

No I didn’t. The title is not a typo. It’s as real as a $2 bill, and the person that regged 4,600 domains is Ali Zandi.

You’ve likely encountered or heard of Ali by way of NamePros, DomainSherpa, or simply ZandiBot, now forwarding to StarFireHoldings.com.

I personally don’t know Ali, but from what I can tell, he’s a good hearted, high-energy, optimistic and opportunistic type a guy.

In his latest news, he’s shaken and stirred up quite a conversation over at TheDomains.com.

Why would someone hand register 4,600? After all, haven’t ALL the good domain names been long registered since the mid to late 90’s? Continue reading

What a week it’s been since finding out about emoji domain names.

If you’re like me then you are likely amazed with the emoji craze making it’s way into every aspect of lives.

From texting to emails to billboards to the web… are you of emojis yet?

Many companies are using emojis to position their brand in hopes of generating and converting more qualified sales.

If you’re thinking emoji domain names to be an option for your company or personal brand, please consider and keep the following in mind when registering emoji domain names: Continue reading

You’re likely a bit perplexed by the title, right?

No worries, because you’re not the only one perplexed by finding out that emoji domain names are a reality. 😮

Yes, the silly 😄, 😂, 😜 and other icons, also known as emojis, you send via text, email and across social networks daily.

They are even included in Google search results! Yes, Google has fallen in ❤️❤️❤️ with emojis, and started having mixed emoji results.

Google emoji search engine results

Per Fortune, even GoDaddy is getting in on the act to win over millennials with an emoji search engine for available emoji domains (more on this in a minute).

And if that’s not enough, emojis are set to hit the big screen August 2017 🎥. Continue reading

A few days ago, I received an email from one of my customers.

This particular customer’s website is hosted via GoDaddy’s WordPress hosting offering.

They’ve been a long time customer and not had any major issues using GoDaddy Web hosting services.

This same customer also uses Goldmine as its customer relationship management (CRM) software to management its contacts.

As it seamlessly integrates with Goldmine, this customer most recently started using Intelliclick email and web marketing software to send and track usage.

So, what could go wrong, right? Continue reading

I often field emails and phone calls from persons wanting to break into the vast world of domain investing.

Some think it’s a business where they’ll be the ones to purchase a domain on Monday for pennies on the dollar and then flip it for thousands or millions by Friday.

I call this person the simpleton domain loser. Yes, I was once this person.

Without adequate understanding and comprehension of the various domain niches, they think it is just as simple as hand registering domains or bidding up expired domain auctions.

If you want to lose money quickly, then domain investing is one of many ways to lose your job, shirt, house and car.

Domain investing is a precise game of patience and thorough understanding of supply and demand economics.

So, where did I go wrong? Continue reading

It’s been a while since I last graced you with a tutorial. That said, you guessed right if you guessed today’s post is a tutorial. 🙂

To be exact, this automation tutorial discusses in great detail how to programmatically create WordPress posts and pages using PHP.

I operate a number of WordPress websites that I spend a good bit of time, like 5 to 6 hours daily of repetitive tasks, manually curating and updating content.  There has to be a better way right? Continue reading



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