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It’s been a while since I graced you all with a tutorial using GoDaddy’s Aftermarket API.

In fact, I haven’t written a tutorial since the one about retrieving a list of GoDaddy domains you own.

Although today’s tutorial is not about retrieving a list of domains, you’ll likely use the previous tutorial in conjunction to today’s tutorial covering how to renew a domain for a given time period. Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe a few years has passed since I wrote the tutorial about how to use Facebook’s Graph API 2.X to retrieve the count for a given URL’s likes, shares, and comments.

I was informed a few days ago that my seamless solution for displaying the total count for likes, shares, and comments is dead in the water and no longer works.

Well, I guess this means we’re all in the dark now since Facebook’s most recent API upgrade doesn’t allow for such desired functionality, right? Continue reading

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Today’s tutorial is likely to bring tears of joy to the eyes of us that have long struggled with capturing full screenshots of web pages.

Of course, whether Windows or Mac, capturing a screenshot of displayed content is easy. A simple press of the PrtScr button in Windows or if using a Mac, then simple press Shift+Command+3 keys.

And if these options are too complex, then there are a slew of browser add-ons and 3-party applications and software to capture simple and advance screenshots.

But did you know that Google Chrome actually offers an easy-to-use, built-in functionality in Developer Tools that allows for the following? Continue reading

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Technology to build and develop websites has journeyed quite a ways in the last 30 or more years, yet still has a way to go. Where will websites venture next? No one knows.

But no matter the technology behind the website, the one constant most website operators desire is the ability to keep their website content fresh and relevant, while maintaining the flexibility and fluidity to keep content dynamic in nature.

One of the most neglected elements of most websites is the lonely sidebar. Most websites will update their sidebars sparingly with a new product, lead magnet, or newsletter sign up just beneath the search bar, recent posts or trending posts.

And while many focus on cranking out new content in hopes of “striking it rich” to secure the top spot on page one of Google, there are a number of websites cleverly using their sides bars to display or hide content based on tag, category, post or page type, archive and the list goes on.

While many know that WordPress offers a widgets area to create and modify a static sidebar, what many don’t know is that WordPress offers the ability to use create and use dynamic content sidebars. Continue reading

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Should domain investors seriously consider “sweet spot” domain investing as a viable strategy?

This very came came to mind as I watched, listened, and reviewed Paul Nicks’ — Vice President, Aftermarket at GoDaddy — NamesCon keynote: Domain Trends & Insights. Continue reading

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Years come and go about as fast as one breathes the precious air of life, so I’ve been told.

While 2018 has sailed on by the domain industry, we’re embarking upon the journey we’ll come to know as 2019.

And just like my wild domaining predictions of 2018, I’ve had some time to think, research, and prepare predictions for what to expect in domaining for 2019. Continue reading

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Many domain investors learn to effectively manage their domain portfolios by trial and error.

I can tell you from experience that this method of domain portfolio management can get quite expensive to say the least.

However, I wisened up from my days of reckless domain portfolio management thanks to help from a few seasoned domain investors. Continue reading



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