If you’ve been around the domain industry two seconds or longer, then you’ve likely heard the name Rick Schwartz, also known as the DomainKing™.
He’s certainly not a new face to industry. A living legend, by many standards, not short on vision, stories, and facts/opinions about domain, business, and life in general, having held more than 30 jobs in a 5 year span. Continue reading
It’s not everyday I stumble upon a business or personal brand actively growing their business through the use of new top-level domains (new gTLDs).
When I do, I find most business or personal brands are simply experimenting with such domains with no sign of commitment or results.
However, I recently stumbled upon a LinkedIn post containing a video promoting an Energy Management Consultancy based here in Austin, Texas. Continue reading
If you have a website — which is nearly everyone and their grandmother — and have not implemented a newsletter or mailing list sign up form, then you are totally missing out on a good monetization opportunity.
And if you carelessly shrug your shoulders at the thought of possibly monetizing your website, then at least think about the opportunity of growing organic traffic.
Executing a sound popup form upon scroll, entry, or exit, or a sidebar, footer, or header sign up form is a MUST for every website I develop. Why? Continue reading
A very common theme in the domain industry is venturing into the abyss of domain development. Domain investors often times are lead to consider domain development for a number of reasons.
Domain investors often conclude how lucrative the opportunity of domain development can be to increase the domain’s overall value as well as the opportunity for residual income by way of a full-fledge online business.
From personal experience, domain development is very much as deceiving as attempting to understand truly how big an iceberg is at surface level. Continue reading
When entering into the domain industry with great hopes, wishes, and dreams of striking it rich as a domain investor, most domain investors would ever imagine having to mortgage their house in order for their dream to be realized.
Well, that very thought as well as few others was considered by Drew Wash — a long-time domain investor, and entrepreneur of MovingSites.com, a host of website communities designed to bring experts together. Continue reading
A little over five years ago, I accidentally stumbled upon something that forever altered my domain development experience: geo service domains.
Sometimes categorized as exact-match or partial-match domains, I encountered a geo service domain via GoDaddy’s expired domain buy-it-now/closeout auctions for a suburb of the greater Austin, Texas metro.
Although Google had issued an exact match domain update that devalued and slightly lessen exact match domains’ ranking, I decided to take a chance on developing my newly discovered geo service domain.
Little did I realize my development and SEO prowess would produce a page one ranking geo service domain website.
Years later, and many new and existing domain investors still question whether or not geo service domains are worth investing in. That’s the question will attempt to answer in today’s podcast. Continue reading
From week to week, I receive a number and variety of wide-ranging questions and inquiries pertaining to WordPress websites.
I recently received an inquiry in regards to how easy or difficult it is to password protect an entire WordPress website from the general public.