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I Just bought Bill.Ninja Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

As you may be aware, I am a big fan of the new gTLD domain name extensions, there are hundreds of them already in General Availability. So, I was hunting around today, using the technique below, to find available domain names and names that I wish to pre-register. I consider that a huge win for me, as it’s a great, short, domain name.

Never Use a Hyphenated Domain Name for Your Website

Bill Hartzer

It’s solid proof that the right keyword rich domain name will out-rank a hyphenated domain name in the search results every time. silktide did an SEO challenge where they used 3 different domain names and web sites and saw if nonsensical content or real keyword rich content would rank better. I have a few keyword rich domain names for sale.

How to Know if You Should Renew Your Domain Name?

Bill Hartzer

If you own domain names, then you are inevitably going to have answer the question: should I renew this domain name? Well, as someone who owns a considerable amount of domain names, I frequently have to make that decision on a regular basis–and have come up with my own internal checklist that helps me decide whether or not I should renew a domain name.

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: Why UDRP Reform is Needed

Bill Hartzer

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is “a disgusting practice…”, according to Rick Schwartz (aka the Domain King), and co-founder of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. “I always think about the mom and pop with one domain and their entire lives wrapped up in it. Not to protect domainers, but to protect the masses.” What is Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?

Prove You’re Rich with a Dot Rich Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

I’ve been writing a lot about the new gTLD domain names , and many of them I really like as an alternative to the dot com domain TLD. the registry for gTLD, has decided to price domain names at $3,0000 US dollars each. I know plenty of people who have really good, brandable domain names for sale for under $3,000. Domain Name

Big Reddit Changes Coming? Conde Nast Purchases 285 Reddit Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web’s biggest brands online. When a large group of domain names is purchases by an organization that is popular on the web, it usually indicates something big is coming. Conde Nast Digital purchased 287 domains all at once, on the same day. Domain Names

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name


When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. You might take what you can get if your favoured domain is already taken, only for that to expire later on and you’re stuck with one you don’t like. Right?

High Profile Domain Names Suspended Due to Invalid WHOIS Data

Bill Hartzer

After further investigation into the issue, she learned that the domain names had been suspended by the registrar due to invalid WHOIS data on the domain name WHOIS record–here web server was not down. Craft is among many domain name owners whose domain names have been suspended due to invalid WHOIS data. I recently spoke with Statton Hammock, Senior Director, Law, Policy & Business Affairs, of Network Solutions , about invalid WHOIS data and how Network Solutions deals with invalid WHOIS on domain names.

Why I Gave a Domain Name Back to Its Former Owner

Bill Hartzer

I gave a domain name back to its former owner. The former owner called me on the phone, told me that the domain name I bought several years ago at a Godaddy TDNAM domain name auction, was their former family-owned website. I still owned the domain name and he was wondering if there’s anything he could do. Or $5,000. I chose the latter.

Domain Names, Developed Domains, and Expired Domains

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine marketing, one issue that many people struggle with is the domain name. There’s some confusion out there regarding domain names and how they effect a site’s ability (or inability) to rank well in the search engines. Looking right now for expired domains to register? Domain Names in General. Domain Names

Why’d You Choose That Domain Name?


It all dates back to the mid 1970s, when a man name Albert Bandura, the guy behind Social Cognitive Theory , examined how we seek to replicate success we see in our surroundings and in media, often at all costs. Now I’ve got my first domain and I have no idea how to use it.” Your first domain name most-likely had a.blogspot or.wordpress in it. And why?

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Google Calls New gTLDs Domain Endings, Offers Web Hosting

Bill Hartzer

Google is getting ready to launch Google Domains , where you can get a website, web hosting, and a website editor like (which is very SEO-unfriendly, by the way). And, Google is pitching the purchase of a shiny, new gTLD (Top Level Domain). But, instead of calling them what they really are (gTLDs), Google describe them like this: New domain endings. Domain Names

Infoseek Trademark and Domain Name to Be Auctioned December 8th

Bill Hartzer

Do you want to own the trademark and domain name of a former search engine? The trademark and domain name of Infoseek , a search engine originally founded in 1994 by Steve Kirsch and the first search engine to sell advertising on a CPM (Cost Per Thousand Impressions) basis, will be put up for auction on December 8, 2010. The Infoseek trademark and domain name will be part of a brand name auction being held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Well, here is your chance. Search (which is powered by Digg this! Tweet This!

Network Solutions Auto Enrolls Customer in WebLock Program, To Tune of $1,850

Bill Hartzer

This is for two domain names that the customer owns. Brent Simmons received an email from Network Solutions: To help recapture the costs of maintaining this extra level of security for your account, your credit card will be billed $1,850 for the first year of service on the date your program goes live. Domain Names Lots of comments and a discussion on Hacker News.

Would An Online Presence Save Your Business?

Small Business Mavericks

Many business owners have a misconception about the cost of setting up an online presence. It doesn’t cost tens of thousands, you can set up a reasonable online presence for around a thousand dollars. That’s a domain name, hosting, a decent web site and blog thrown in. A small business Internet adviser costs a lot less than you imagine and if it saves your business, could be the best investment you ever make. Small Business Internet Marketing domain names Internet advisers online presenceBook shops are a great example.

On Making Your Own Cost Efficient Business WordPress Websites

Bill Hartzer

Years ago, that statement may have been true…but in recent years technology has advanced to the point that you can now setup your website with very little start-up costs and in about 30 minutes time. As simple as it is today, your first step will be acquiring web hosting and a domain name. Now the average cost of web hosting is just under $10 a month. Marketing

Are Registrars Price Gouging Pre-Registration of New gTLDs?

Bill Hartzer

Pretty soon, you’ll be able to register new domain names that have a new extension. Rather than the traditional.COM,NET,ORG domain extensions we are all used to in the past, you’ll be able to register a domain name like,,, and even or Domain Names These are the new gTLDs.

Update: Microsoft’s Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Last month I first discovered that Microsoft had secretly acquired 47 domain names related to a brand called “Synsup Labs&#. Those domain names had previously been pointed to the search results for a keyword search for SynsupLabs. Now, about a month later, the total count of domain names related to Synsup Labs that Microsoft owns is an even 50, and each of those domain names have been set to resolve to their own name server. Previously these Synsup Labs domain names were resolving to search results.

Are Web-Based Free Hosts Good For Business?

Small Business Mavericks

I won’t name names. If you remember a website by the name of Geocities where you could sign in and build a website, then you might remember that it was just a couple of years ago that Yahoo! It costs less than $20 per year for a domain name and less than $15 per month for good hosting. In many cases, you can have a domain name for $10 per year and hosting for less than $5 per month. And the SEO benefits to owning your own domain name and building your website on a traditional host are proven. So sad. Not all of them.

How to Remove in Google Analytics

Bill Hartzer

In fact, it’s not real visitors, it’s just a “bot” that is wasting your website bandwidth and costing you money. Enter the Domain Name of the website that you want to exclude. You will now want to copy the domain name and go through this process for all your websites that you have in your Google Analytics account. ” Okay, fine.

The Cost Of Online Rebranding

Small Business Mavericks

If you’ve built a solid online brand and find yourself having to rebrand your business online for one of various reasons, then you should count the cost before you start. If it is, there are some definite costs, and I mean beyond the dollars and cents. For instance, if you have to get a new domain name to correspond with your new business domain, then when you redirect your old site to the new domain you’ll likely lose some search engine rankings. A new domain starts at line zero where age and authority are concerned.

15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Sprout Social

Asking the right questions can improve your chances of success and help you avoid costly mistakes. Inevitably, someone will tag your Twitter name on Instagram or your Instagram name on Twitter and you’ll miss opportunities for engagement. Today it’s not only domain names that matter; usernames are just as, if not more, valuable in terms of digital real estate.

How to Block from Accessing Your Website Using.htaccess

Bill Hartzer

There is a form on that page that allows you to enter your domain name and they apparently will stop crawling your website. I have entered a domain name as a test to see if it will keep coming back. It’s costing a lot of people a lot of time and even a lot of bandwidth that isn’t paying for, legitimately. They are all in the Ukraine.

Cross-Domain Tracking In Google Analytics

Spin Sucks

To compensate, most turn to hosted third-party systems such a DonorDrive , TicketSage , and Eventbrite , to keep costs down. These tools are often more cost effective in handling critical business-related tasks such as ticket sales, donations, and event registration than turnkey systems or proprietary solutions. Cross-Domain Tracking: A Potential Solution. Making it Work.

How Often Should You Write a Blog Post?

Bill Hartzer

The blog was just a placeholder for the domain name that I own, and I would rather have unique content on it than have it parked at a domain name parking company or other website. Granted, I do have valuable domain names parked, but for this particular blog that’s been live for at least five years, I’ll keep it as-is. Not really. And vice versa. Banned In Google

Bill Hartzer

At the Pubcon Conference today in Las Vegas, here’s the booth: A search in Google reveals that has been banned in Google: TopSEOs has been around or a long time, the domain name originally registered in 2002., a site that listed the “top SEO firms” in a list (for a fee) has been banned in Google. And, in my opinion, deceptive.

NamesCon 2014: Meet the New TLDs –.uno,luxury,bar,rest,ski,xyz,college

Bill Hartzer

They are trying to give people from emerging markets to register a domain that meets their is a different business model. Question: What is going to be different about this new names? CEO of.Luxury: Companies and brands are going to have multiple domains. They can get a name that has meaning and relevance. How do you use a domain name differently?

Beginner Week: Bite the Bullet and Start Your Blog with this Seven-Point Checklist


I’ll name a handful of them: WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Tumblr, Squarespace… Let’s make this decision easy. The rest of these instructions assuming you’re using; if you using or a site like Blogger, you won’t need hosting, and you can choose not to buy a domain name. (If Day 3: Decide on Your Domain Name. Don’t miss out!

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5 Ways to Improve your SEO Today

Puzzle Marketer

Therefore one of the most popular and cost effective tactics is targeting the search engines to position your website higher for a specific keyword phrase. Compare keywords about products, product categories, industry terms, and your own brand name. Methods include adding a Meta Tag, adding a file to your root directory, or creating a DNS (Domain Name System) record.

How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps


Secure a domain name and get hosting in place. Keep in mind that WordPress offer two tools: – where they host your blog, look after the back end, and give you access to have it on their own domain. It is completely free to use but you need to arrange your own hosting, domain etc. Step 2: Secure a Domain Name and Get Hosting in Place.

Triple X Niche Case Study Update: Expenses Report

Viper Chill

Here is a breakdown of my expenses to date: Domain name : $11. A domain name is necessary and while domain is a lot cheaper, I went with since it just seems more reputable. Domain Name : $10.69. I bought the domain name through Namecheap since they offer free WHOIS protection. Domain : $11. Vladimir’s. Enjoy!

Adnimation Ad Network Uses Animated Ads, Claims Higher CTR

Bill Hartzer

Adnimation is a new Cost Per Click (CPC) ad network that uses animated ads and claims that there’s a significantly higher CTR. The form, shown below, is fairly straight-forward and didn’t take much time to fill out: Enter your website, name, email address, and a password. I’ve decided to try running the Adnimation ads here on my site as a test. Advertisers.

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Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam

Bill Hartzer

Take a look at the UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email–spam) email that I received just recently, it looked like this: The email is offering “search engine submission services” and the service, which costs a hefty $75.00 I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. That’s without having to submit your URL to a search engine.

5-Step Process For Finding Your Perfect Content Marketing Partners

Convince & Convert

You know that promoting your business using useful website content and social media is a great way to build your audience and generate more customers at a relatively low cost. It’s a partnership that will expose your name and brand to their audience and the other way around, building your collective authority as experts in your chosen fields. What is a content marketing partner?

How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog


Track the cost of content development. If you work with freelancers to create and upload content, their fees are the most obvious direct cost, but it’s likely that there’s still someone in-house who reviews the content – and their time is a cost to your business. Calculate your cost per visit. . Don’t forget to include any associated labor costs. Sound good?

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An Open Letter to WordPress Experts

Spin Sucks

Helpful reminders cost you nothing and can make you look like a hero. Domain Name System (DNS) update for e-mail (A three-day outage taught me that lesson the hard way). Today’s guest post is written by Jay Pinkert. Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from to my own self-hosted site. Too much choice can be paralyzing.

How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)

Rebekah Radice

Not only is it a cost-effective way to enhance your inbound marketing efforts, but it also becomes a magnet – attracting prospective clients in an organic and natural way. One of my most recent achievements is being named a 2015 Top 10 Social Media Bloggers by Social Media Examiner. Decreases marketing costs through an integrated strategy. That’s where blogging comes in.

51 Profitable SEO Niches to Dominate with Low Competition

Viper Chill

In two of the search terms above, exact match domains are performing very well with very few backlinks. I was able to pick up a few exact match domains myself so they’re definitely still available. I did add a few more domains to my list before going live with this article, but left out quite a few others I found. RD in the screenshot stands for Referring Domains.

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

Create and share links with your custom domain name. How to use it: After you create your account, you would want to set up a custom domain for your branding. You can either register for a new custom domain through Rebrandly or use a spare domain if you have one. Bonus: Derric from Rebrandly was very kind to offer coupons for a free domain. Panda 5. Yotpo.

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Easy Tips for First Time Business Owners


You’ll also want to make sure to have a performance management protocol in place – the worst thing to do is to have employees that are just sitting around and costing you money. Choose a domain name and build a great website. You want to get the domain name that is as close to your business name as possible. Become an official company.