ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

ZDNet recently bought a new domain name from the domain name aftermarket (a domain name auction), and almost immediately got their trusted, authoritative, 2 year old website banned in Google. What ZDNet failed to do was properly check out the domain name.

Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results. Domain names generally have been removed from the mobile search results. The Domain Name System.

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New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Newgle is a new search engine using Google Custom Search that takes the legacy TLDs out of the search results.

Registering Domain Names with Google Domains

Bill Hartzer

For a few months now, I have had the opportunity to have access to the Google Domains program, where you can buy (and transfer in) domain names. I thought that I’d tell you about my experience with Google Domains so far, and how it’s been going.

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? Here are fourteen questions to ask yourself to help you decide on whether your should renew your domain name or not. Domain Names

How to Host Your Domain Name with Bing.com For Free

Bill Hartzer

Tired of having to pay for web hosting and don’t want to park your domain name with a domain name parking company ? Well, you can (temporarily) host your domain name with Bing.com for free. How to host your domain with Bing. Domain Names

Will Brand Domain Names Be A Small Business Opportunity?

Small Business Mavericks

I know Frank Reed says a recent ICANN ruling that will allow large corporations to purchase their own domain name extensions for their brands will only be available for the big guys – small businesses won’t be able to afford it. Where there are domain name extensions, there will be domain names. Who will be allowed to have a.samsonite domain name? What if they allowed businesses headquartered there to have their own domain name?

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.

Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). I am not quite sure about the reasoning behind this move by Microsoft, the owner of the Bing.com search engine. All of these domain names are either.net,org, or.info domain names.

During Link Cleanup, Don’t Forget Links to Redirected Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

One of several search engine optimization tasks that I am involved with is cleaning up a website’s link profile. While cleaning up link profiles for Google reconsideration requests , it’s one thing that is often overlooked is the links pointing to domain names that redirect to a website. There may be a lot of low quality, unnatural, or inorganic links pointing to a domain name that then redirects to the website. to find more domain names. -

24 Premium Domain Names for Auction on Godaddy

Bill Hartzer

After a few years of collecting, using, developing and parking domain names, I have decided to auction 24 domain names this week using Godaddy’s aftermarket domain name auctions. Here is a list of these domain names that I have up for sale this week.

Selling Your Domain Name with LeadRefs

Bill Hartzer

For those who like to do affiliate marketing, buying domains is a familiar subject. You never know what set of keywords will be the next big thing, so you buy several domains with several different combinations of keywords. Domain Names

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

Bill Hartzer

This is only one SEO tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific, they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

ProBlogger

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. Domain Extensions. 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name.

Google Cookie Choices Domain Name: Response to EU Ruling About Right to Be Forgotten?

Bill Hartzer

In what looks to me like a possible response to the European Union’s ruling this week about the right to be forgotten, Google has just registered the domain name CookieChoices.org. So, I’m not sure how Google will use this CookieChoices.org domain name in the future.

Oklahoma Tornado Relief: Domain Name and SEO Services Charity Auction

Bill Hartzer

From the combined efforts of Domain Boardroom (of which I am a proud member), Escrow.com , and myself, along with my buddy Elliot , victims of recent Oklahoma Tornado tragedy will benefit from money raised during an online auction.

Do You Make These 6 Domain Name Mistakes?

ProBlogger

I’m regularly asked about the mistakes I made when starting out with blogging and the first two words that usually spring to mind are ’Domain Names’ Most of the early mistakes I made (and some of the more recent ones) have revolved around 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. Tags: Domain Names

Verified Domains Provides Comprehensive Background Checks for Domains

Bill Hartzer

This week, I’ve launched our new service called Verified Domains. Verified Domains is the first-ever service on the internet that provides comprehensive background checks for domain names. Domain Names

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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.

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. I do own my share of domain names, and from time to time will list the domain names I am not going to use for sale.

Google’s CookieChoices.Org Search Engine Now 404

Bill Hartzer

CookieChoices.org , the search engine (a version of Google) that Google registered and then put live for a few days is now gone. Back in mid May, right after the European ruling came down related to the “right to remove” your details from Google, a mysterious domain name called CookieChoices.org was registered. The whois record showed that it was, in fact, owned by Google and pointed to their name servers. Domain Names Google Search Engines

Microsoft Acquires Synsup Labs Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

In an interesting move that might indicate an upcoming acquisition or a major project in the works, Microsoft has acquired 47 domain names related to Synsup Labs. Here is the list of domain names related to Synsuplabs that Microsoft has quietly acquired today: synsuplabs01.com.

Six On Page Search Engine Optimization Must Do’s

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization is not all about gaining inbound links. The title tag is, as the name suggests, the place where you put the title to the web page. Use keywords carefully – these tags are for users and search engines now look at them from a user’s perspective. The aim is to keep the slug as clean as possible, preferably using just your domain name and the page title. There is still dispute about image file names.

Moving Your.COM to a.BRAND Domain? Google Says…

Bill Hartzer

Brands that have purchased their own.BRAND TLD (Top Level Domain) shouldn’t worry about moving their websites. Branding Domain Names Google

Yahoo!’s Domain Name Auction

Small Business Mavericks

listed more than 100 domain names for auction at Sedo. was in the domain name business. Some of these domain names are actually pretty valuable and whoever ends up with them will have great keyword-based domain names that should do well in the search engines for years to come. For instance, what do you think of these names? Now is the time you want to put the domain name of your choice on your watch list.

7Search, Others, Accused of Traffic Stealing in Domain Parking Research Paper

Bill Hartzer

7Search , a leading Pay Per Click Search Engine Advertising and Affiliate Network, along with a few other search and domain parking companies, have been accused of traffic stealing in eye-opening research paper titled Understanding the Dark Side of Domain Parking. Domain Names

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 Wix.com (which is very SEO-unfriendly, by the way). And, Google is pitching the purchase of a shiny, new gTLD (Top Level Domain). But “domain endings”?

Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam

Bill Hartzer

I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. If you receive an email from [b]anyone[/b] claiming to offer search engine submission services or a similar submission service–it is spam and also a scam. Search Engine Optimization

How New gTLDs Will Create New Search Opportunities

Small Business Mavericks

One way that new search opportunities will be created in the next five to ten years is with the advent of new generic top-level domain extensions (gTLDs). The search engines of course will have to adjust to the volume of new domain names. Several of these new gTLDs have already received thousands of applications for domain names in anticipation of the coming explosion. I can foresee a time when each gTLD will have its own search engine.

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35 Speakers to See at NamesCon 2015

Bill Hartzer

From January 11 to January 15, 2015, the NamesCon 2015 domain name conference is being held in Las Vegas. ”SEO being impacted by new TLDs, and go into depth on validated Namespaces, Top Level Domains that have meaning AND validate the registrant. Domain Names

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

SocMed Sean

Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring!

How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name and Get Link Credit

Bill Hartzer

I recently received an email from Duane Long asking a question about redirecting a domain name that he had recently purchased. He is trying to redirect the domain name so that he can get the proper link credit; so that the links from the domain name he bought is credited to his current, live website. I recently purchased an expired domain name to take advantage of it’s many incoming links. Set up web hosting for the domain.

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. Note that my domain name, LinkEarning.com , even though it has a small one-page website, has not really been developed.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you aren’t at that point yet, you want to make sure you get a domain name that has powerful keywords in it. Search Engine Optimization

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Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

You do NOT have to pay for search engine submission services. There are still companies out there that are selling scamming others with a search engine submission service. I just received one recently, and it is actually a notice that would appear that you might be paying for domain name registration. But, in fact, if you look at it closely, it’s only a search engine submission service for $75 per year. Search Engine Marketing

Appalling: US Patent US8515941 B1: System for Generating Search Engine Spam

Bill Hartzer

US Patent US8515941 B1 granted Aug 20, 2013, is titled “System for unique automated website generation, hosting, and search engine optimization” And their websites still rank well in Google despite Google Panda 4.0. Google Search Engine Optimization Search Engines

Does Your Domain Name Need To Be Exact Match?

Small Business Mavericks

Is it necessary that your domain name be an exact match for your primary keyword? However, many websites have been successful without exact match domain names. I would consider it a partial match domain name since we do cater to small businesses, however, we provide online marketing services for small businesses. That makes the domain name a partial match, not an exact match per se.

25 Important Search Engine Optimization Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to optimizing your web site for the search engines , search engine optimization, there are a lot of things that you can do that will hurt your search engine rankings. There are quite a bit more SEO mistakes on my search engine optimization audit list.

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. In December, the Infoseek trademark and domain name will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.