The domain industry is long littered with stories of domain investors entering and quick flipping their way to profitable success.
Domain investing, specifically quick flipping, to profitable success in short order shouldn’t be dismissed. However, the more puzzling and challenging feat to achieve and sustain is multi-million dollar domain development. Continue reading
Here’s a look at the top 5 podcasts for Kickstart Commerce in September, ranked by number of downloads: Continue reading
Okay, it’s been a while since I shared a WordPress tutorial, and today’s your lucky day.
Of all the many questions posed on a weekly basis from various prospects and customers with WordPress websites, the question of how difficult it is to create a popup, modal, or content overlay is quite frequent.
Many are focused on their line of business and not so much the technical experts of the ins and outs of their website. That said, the creation of popups, modals and content overlays in WordPress might as well be rocket science.
And although it’s not my first time around the block providing this type of WordPress solution for those that desire functionality for their website, I’ll share with you two WordPress plugins I’ve started using on more and more projects. Continue reading
The sky is fallin’! I say uh, the sky is fallin’. Quite a common phrase shouted by the doomsday collective suffering from the Chicken Little Syndrome when the economy appears to be doing too well for an extended period of time. Continue reading
Yup, it’s the second week of the month and you know what time it is, right? That’s right! It’s time for Verisign’s Top Trending Keywords Report.
Moments ago, Verisign published to its blog August’s trending keywords registered for .com and .net domains. Continue reading
I share and discuss how to use GoDaddy Aftermarket data to determine a proxy bid amount likely to win more GoDaddy expired domain auctions.
Over the last 18 months and counting, I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of bidders participating in GoDaddy expired auctions. Between auction bots and increased bidder count, closing auction prices for expired domains skyrocket to unbelievable values.
While I’ve not researched data to back this next statement up, I’m guessing GoDaddy’s addition of the estimated value — based on their GoDaddy Domain Appraisal Tool — is likely the culprit to increased activity and inflated closing auction prices.
For instance, expired domain auctions that would have normally closed at or below $50 are now closing anywhere between $300 – $600.
I don’t know about you, but such pricing influx can wreak havoc on a quick-flip domain strategy, especially when considering the average domain hold time is over 400 days or so to flip.
Most domain investors, like myself, don’t sit around waiting and watching expired domain auctions with the ole’ eagle eye. I typically set a proxy bid amount, walk away and hope for the best.
Unfortunately, this once successful strategy’s pricing no longer gets the job done with the exponential swing in closing auction prices.
To gain better understanding as to how much I would need to adjust my proxy bid strategy to hopefully start winning more GoDaddy expired domain auctions, I decided to dive into the details of expired auctions with bids I’ve lost dating back to the beginning of the year. Continue reading