Geo Service Domains
About 5-6 years ago, I agreed to work with a gentleman here in Austin to develop a website. For my time in developing the website and since he owned the domain, we agreed to split the advertising revenue.
At the end of our 2-year agreement, the same gentleman had a fallen out with mutual business partners about another website we operated. It was a pretty bad fallen out too, involving legal and lawsuits.
Allegedly, this gentleman had possession of a domain that was personally not his. He forced the company to purchase another domain name because he held the old name ransom.
Well, some time passed and cooler heads prevailed. The old domain was transferred to the company after some tough negotiations.
Not too long after this, I approached the gentleman with an offer about buying the domain that I had developed a website for years prior.
The domain was no longer being used, so I thought I had a decent shot at getting the domain at a reasonable price. Continue reading
There are investing lessons to be had with no shortage in the number to go around.
This statement can be broadly and precisely applied when speaking in terms of domain investing with credit cards.
For those of us with our eyes on the domaining prize of fame, fortune, and success in short order, one can’t help but ask the question:
Can I profit windfalls of cash via credit card domain investing?
A simple question to ask at surface level, yet quite often multifaceted in how one chooses to answer and respond based on life experience. Continue reading
And so the question goes…
Is redirecting expired domains really worth my time and money?
Okay, so you’ve successfully completed your expired domains homework, checking off the following boxes:
- Found niched expiring domains in auction ending soon
- Performed monthly search and CPC check of domains
- Ensured expired domains were not banned by Google
- Researched expired domains using WayBack Machine
- Identified active backlink profile using Google, Majestic or ExpiredDomains.net
Now that your thorough research is complete, bids placed, expired domain auctions won and successfully transferred to your account, I’m certain you’re wondering what to do next, right?
Can you really boost traffic and search rankings using, more specifically redirecting, expired domains?
Before I answer that question with a YES, hopefully, you gave a bit of thought to how you would use expired domains long before you got all starry eyed and in love with your precious new found gems of domains.
You did give thought and draft a plan before bidding on expired domains in auction, right? Continue reading
Over the weekend I had an opportunity to catch up a few articles as it pertains to SEO.
One of the articles really isn’t an article as much as it is a tutorial video. I’m not certain it’s a tutorial video either as much as it is a knowledge share.
Nevertheless, the knowledge share is by Rand Fishkin. If you’re not familiar with Rand, his background and expertise as owner and founder of Moz.com, then you’re missing out on value-add content that’s applicable to growing your business.
Each Friday, Rand randomly chooses a topic to share and expound upon for the search marketing and business world to gain greater insight about. He shares by way of video called Whiteboard Friday.
If you don’t subscribe, then you ought to going forward. You’re missing out on a lot by not subscribing.
In this edition of Whiteboard Friday, Rand talks about one of the most imperative a decision a business makes about it’s digital presence: selecting a domain name.
Whether good, bad, or plain jane ugly results, you’ll live with the consequences of the selected domain name for your business. Continue reading
I registered but didn’t get to attend due to celebrating a friends birthday with breakfast. And it was a GOOD breakfast too.
But fortunately for me and now you, GoDaddy recorded the hangout. Continue reading
Grab a drink and a snack. You have quite a bit of reading to do today… 😀
If you’ve been around this blog long enough, then you know that I have an affinity with geo-related and geo service domains.
Most people within the domain industry tend qualify geo service domains as exact match domains.
Personally, I too often define geo service domains to not be only exact match, but also partial match domains. Continue reading
I want to share another alternative web hosting provider I use sparingly when flipping and developing geo service domains.
If you’re a regular reader or visitor, then I bet you’re wondering why I’m mentioning Bluehost.
After all, you’re likely wondering how Bluehost fits into my geo service domain puzzle when you know I use and highly recommend both GoDaddy and HostGator as primary and second web host providers respectively. Continue reading