How to Evaluate an Expired Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

A friend recently asked me about a domain name he was thinking of buying. He mentioned that one of the websites he owns and has developed is the name of a city: and he noticed that there is a ‘related’ domain name that is for sale. Digg this!

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 spoke with Camille Ede, Go Daddy Director of Domain Services. Digg this! Domain Names

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Check the Whois on Your Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Technically speaking, Whois is is a query/response protocol which is widely used for querying an official database in order to determine the owner of a domain name, an IP address, or an autonomous system number on the Internet. Expires on – Is your domain name going to expire soon?

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. Digg this!

Domain Names for Sale: Why You Should Buy a Keyword Rich Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

One of the best kept secrets of the search engine optimization and search engine marketing industry is the expired domain name auctions that exist out there. If someone does not renew their domain name, it is frequently put up for auction on by the registrar itself, like Godaddy.

Domain Name Appraisal Services and Domain Name Values

Bill Hartzer

Now, Leapfish has brought back a popular feature of their site, their domain name appraisal service. Type a domain name into their search engine and they will attempt to put a dollar figure on it, telling you how much it’s worth. How much would that domain name make?

How to Pick the Right Domain Name for your Business

Bill Hartzer

And when it comes to driving more traffic to your website later on, if you have chosen the right domain name then you will have a huge advantage over your competitors. , I’m the guest speaker on July 9, 2009 at in their online chat area, come by and we can chat one on one about domain names and SEO. And then there’s the domain name. Never ever underestimate the power of the domain name. Domain Names with Hyphens.

Rogue Snapnames Employee Bids on Domain Name Auctions, Drives Up Prices

Bill Hartzer

Snapnames, an aftermarket domain name auction service, has reportedly discovered that a rogue employee set up an account and bid against other bidders. Specific domain name registration policies for employees. Domain Gang has their say as well. Digg this!

Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson Respond to Digg Complaints

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

An emergency Drill Down episode was held where numerous Digg users, including regular hosts Andy ( MrBabyman ), Reg ( zaibatsu ), and Muhammad ( msaleem ) spoke with other Digg users, including David Cohn ( DigiDave ), Karim ( supernova17 ), JD Rucker ( oboy ), and Jay Fowler ( SilentJay74 ).

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

If you have changed your permalink structure or your domain name, you might even have some old links out there that need fixing because they point to the old URLs.If Digg this! "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring!

4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics


Instead of using the domain names or URLs of the most popular social sites (e.g. Step 3: Test and name your segment. It would make sense to name this segment “Twitter&#. Digg this!

How to Test New Website Ideas


A place holder site is exactly what the name implies. First off your domain name is very important. It must be an exact match because Google holds a lot of weight in the domain name in terms of their ranking system – and it must be a term that isn’t too competitive.

Best Buy Mistakenly Exposes Their Exclusive Blogger List

Bill Hartzer

Company name XXXX XXXX. contact name Holl. Company Name: 3. Contact Name: 4. Yet Another List for You: Name in My Domain Name I was scouring digg today (like I do all day.

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United Domains Launches Search Engine for Online Names

Bill Hartzer

The domain name registrar United Domains has officially launched , new search engine for discovering and registering online names. The easy to read results page lists available domains, usernames, and word-based trademarks in green, registered ones in red.

A Comparison of Social Advertising – Digg, Facebook, Reddit

In the end, we included some of our own data to give a more complete picture.Our assessment of the situation is as follows; – Most data we could find indicated that it is VERY expensive to advertise on Digg for the amount of click-through you get. On Digg, this is harnessed by allowing advertising costs to come down if your ad receives a certain number of votes. Digg is the largest social aggregator on the web, so it attracts a very large and diverse audience.

10 Useful Google Chrome Tools for Web Designers


Domain Availability Checker. Domain purchasing is a hot business for many people and the Domain Availability Checker allows you to inquire on the availability of domain names from within your web browser toolbar. Digg this!

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation


As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. Get notified whenever your name or email address get mentioned publicly on the web.

The Babel Real Time Social Media Search Engine Launched

Bill Hartzer

The data is generated by Max Media’s web sites as well as relevant real-time information being generated on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon, YouTube, and a few others.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Check Your 404 Errors

Bill Hartzer

You also could have purchased a domain name that was owned by someone else previously: and there may be traffic and links pointing to old pages on the site: if you redirect those pages (or put content up on those old URLs) then again there is a good chance that you can redirect the traffic over to the other part of your internet site. Digg this! How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name and Get Link Credit I recently received an email from Duane Long asking a.

One Site Fits All or Better Having Microsites?


Your brand name is not doing very well and you would like a part of the business to be re-branded and market it separately. Subdomain vs Separate Domain. Generate microsites in a new separate domain, something like Digg this!

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25 Important Search Engine Optimization Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Bill Hartzer

Owning multiple domain names and they all are mirrors of your main website. Pick one domain name and set up a 301 Permanent Redirect from ALL the others to your main web site’s home page. Digg this!

Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising

Viper Chill

Domain Age : This may or may not coincide with when a blog was started. It’s simply when the domain was first registered by its current owner. Domain Age: November 2009. Domain Age: March 2009. Domain Age: May 2006. Domain Age: June 2006.

Search Engine Optimization Firms Like RankPay Still Hurting SEO Industry

Bill Hartzer

If you don’t know how to find a website’s ISP, then you can do a WHOIS lookup and look at who owns the domain name. Digg this!

Analysis of Five Top Blogs and What You Can Learn from Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Their domain name Their post type – length, frequency and value. Their Domain Name Another great thing to analyze from these blogs is their domain name. Darren registered this domain name when he was not known and when he had no readers.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

How to Get Any Job You Want Using Social Media (Blog Godown): Social media can be a forever changing resume of sorts if you get control of your name, remember the implications of private versus public, optimize those profiles, and start a blog.

Social Media Optimization Tools

HowSociable is a useful tool to quickly gauge the social presence of a particular keyword or brand name. Companies invest a lot in building their brand, so this tool is helpful both for creating off site promotion channels as well as guarding against brand name squatters.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Expand On Your Best Website Content

Bill Hartzer

An additional option would be to expand on your best goods or services: if there’s a demand for the item or service and you have traffic to that web page on your website, then wouldn’t it make sense to buy another domain name (e.g., Digg this!

Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, I hear the same SEO names every day; I learn of a new “social media expert&# twice a day. It’s not that costly to buy a few domain names (brand new or aged), invest in web hosting, and start applying that knowledge you’ve learned to websites.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media |

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you like this one, please don’t hesitate to stumble, blog, digg, bookmark, and otherwise promote the hell out of this. Buy an easy-to-remember, easy-to-spell, content-appropriate domain name if you can. Use Digg, StumbleUpon, Don’t digg/stumble/link every single post. Andy - blog networks, feedheads, simply rss, to name a few. Name (required). Covering social media business strategy and personal power.

Search Engine Optimization: Recovering Lost Traffic and Links on your Website

Bill Hartzer

Digg this! Related posts: How Search Engine Optimization Adds Value to a Website Most likely, if you have a website for your business, How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name and Get Link Credit I recently received an email from Duane Long asking a. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to magically discover traffic and links to your website without having to do a whole lot of work?

Q & A: How to Solve Every Blogging Problem You’ll Ever Have

Viper Chill

My advice to people who haven’t started yet would be to get a blog host and your own domain name (which you’ve done) and create a brand that is distinctive. Hide behind a fake name, keep it mysterious, no identity, or full out truth?

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

The influencers on Twitter tend to be those with the highest (natural) and most targeted follow count (maybe sad, but it’s true) and the influencers on Digg and Reddit are not the content creators, but the people submitting the content. Scan Neatorama, Digg, etc. Home What the F

Host yourself: Don’t leave your digital space in someone else’s hands


They may offer free domain name registration with each hosting account, or they may have a fixed template system where each customer’s page and site are all identical. Digg this!

How to Allow Search Engines to Index Your Facebook Profile

Bill Hartzer

I can see how this might be helpful for some people, as they might buy their own domain name or personal site upload the information. Digg this!

Web Hosts Hijacking 404 Error Pages on Live Web Sites

Bill Hartzer

Let me explain, in more detail, what is happening and what is becoming an increasingly common practice in the web hosting industy: When you set up a website, you pay for two things: a domain name and web hosting. Digg this!

The Secret to Growing Your Blog Twice as Fast With Half the Effort

Viper Chill

Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg and StumbleUpon are just a few services that come to mind. First of all, you’ll each be gaining a small amount of traffic from the link that is attached to your blog comment name. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google

Viper Chill

Digg lets you find news that you know hundreds of other people recommend. It’s far better to have links from different domains, rather than lots from the same source. Most links help your rankings in general, so don’t be afraid to get links for different phrases or even your domain as a whole, like [link] If you have any of your own ways to build links that are working well, I would love to hear them in the comments. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

How Not to Increase Online Credibility: MediaPost Fail

Bill Hartzer

Is that MediaPost graphic claiming that the home page of Aldi’s is a Parked Domain Name? The image of the parked domain name,, and the image of clouds on the website makes it horribly obvious that this is NOT the Aldi Foods website. Digg this!

10 Little-known Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog


Even though this concept looks similar to social bookmarking sites like Digg and Reddit, it operates differently. The articles that make it to the front page are not determined by the authors who submit them, or dependent on the domain name of the author’s site. This guest post is by Onibalusi Bamidele of Getting traffic to a blog is the major challenge a blogger faces.

Why Become a Web Hosting Reseller?


As such, private name servers are absolutely essential when reselling hosting. A private name server is one which displays your domain name after the sub-domain as opposed to the domain name of the web host you are renting the private server from.