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Best Practices for Registering a Domain Name for Your Business

BeingOptimist

There is a connection between a company domain name and increased SEO ranking, which many people do not see. This does not mean domain names directly influence SEO. However, developing a unique business domain name is essential to your SEO ranking.

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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? Many SEOs still believe that it does, and many of them teach their clients that it does. 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.

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A Domain Name Related Contest

Bill Hartzer

I was just interviewed by Borja for the Money Diver podcast about domain names and choosing the right domain name. As a part of this podcast, Borja and I put together a domain name related contest. If you want to learn more about choosing the right domain name, take a look at this article. Domain Names

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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?

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Google Activates Their First New gTLD Domain Name

Bill Hartzer

Google has activated their first New gTLD domain name, which is nic.google. If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a big fan of the New gTLD domain names, but not because I just “like them” or like the way they sound. For example, I did some New gTLD research that pitted some.COM domains with some new GTLDs. You might also want to read my SEO’s Guide to New gTLDs over at Moz. Is.Com Better than a New gTLD Domain Name?

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Insider’s Guide to Choosing the Best Domain Name for Your Site

Idaconcpts

It sounds so simple: Just choose a name for your brand-new website. Just go with “name of your business dot com” and you’re done. You’ve finished building the site and are ready to register the domain name, but there is already a website with that domain name. Either way, you need a domain name, and suddenly what seemed like a simple task feels like the biggest decision you’ve ever had to make. Choose an Original Name.

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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. They used three different domain names: – frictionlessowls.com – site had content rich with relevant keywords. Domain Names

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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. Here’s how ZDNet bought a domain name, redirected their trusted, authoritative site to this new domain name, and then got their website banned in Google. – ZDNet decides to purchase CXOTalk.com at a domain name auction.

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Apple Continues to Register Mystery Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

A few days ago, I uncovered the fact that Apple owns a bunch of mysterious domain names, most of which are resolving to a default Linux setup page on Amazon’s cloud. But today, after I reported that one of these mysterious domain names, trollqtkhoverlaysbynk.biz, was registered and then deleted, was just re-registered yesterday. Here’s the entire list of domain names that I found, these are all pointing to an Amazon cloud server. Domain Name

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Intellectual Property Domain Name Scam Still Running Rampant

Bill Hartzer

There is what I would call an intellectual property domain name scam that companies are still falling for–and the individuals behind the scam have been successfully running it for over 10 years now. If you are a domain name owner (and most likely you do own a domain name), then you may at some point receive an email from someone in China telling you that someone is trying to register a domain name that is similar to your intellectual property.

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Google Registers Google Analytics Domain Name Typos

Bill Hartzer

On a regular basis, I watch the domain names that Google registers, as sometimes it is an indication of things to come–sometimes the registration of a domain name may indicate a future project. It is interesting to note that Google today registered a lot of typo domain names related to Google Analytics , their web analytics service. One of the domain name typos that they registered is coogle-analytics.com. Domain Names

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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. Many affiliate marketers buy tons, and tons of these types of domains, and work to get those domains ranked in the search engines. Oftentimes, the domains can be used for highly targeted niche sites, and some can even be flipped for a profit.

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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. As a domain name expert myself, I have to admit that there is definitely value in traffic: but when you’re calculating the true value of a domain name you have to take in account other factors.

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Microsoft Buys 8 Search Engine Optimization Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

Microsoft has purchased eight domain names related to search engine optimization (SEO). Microsoft purchased 49 domain names today, and eight of the domain names were related to “search engine optimization&# for their Bing.com search engine: searchengineoptimizationforbing.info. What I find particularly interesting, though, is that there aren’t any.COM domains on the list. Domain Names Search Engine Optimization

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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. Several prominent members of Domain Boardroom have donated several very good domain names, Escrow.com has graciously donated their services, and I have decided to provide a full Search Engine Optimization Audit , as well.

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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. Domain names can be very pricey nowadays, well into the thousands of dollars, or even more than that. Here is how to evaluate an expired domain name for “SEO Value&#.

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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. Using Google’s Custom Search Engine, Newgle has done what no other search engine has ever done before: only show search results from websites on New gTLD domain names. I have personally done lots of PPC research , and even some SEO-related research regarding websites and rankings.

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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 Bido.com 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.

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217: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name

ProBlogger

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Blog. Today I’m talking about what to consider when naming your blog and choosing a domain name for it. I’ll share four things to consider when choosing a domain name. Domain names have an impact on SEO.). I’ll also talk about legal implications of choosing a domain name, because it’s important to stay within the law.

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

Bill Hartzer

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. I use quite a few different tools to find all a website’s backlinks: - Majestic SEO (full disclosure: I’m a Majestic SEO Ambassador).

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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. 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. The four things you should consider when choosing your domain name are: The Human Perspective.

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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.

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Why’d You Choose That Domain Name?

ProBlogger

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. Day 3: Pick a new domain. The brandable domain. The keyword-rich domain.

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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. Not Getting My Own Domain Name. The first mistake I made was not to get my own domain name at all. Having your own domain name is beneficial in many ways.

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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. 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. When I’m talking about whois from a search engine optimization perspective, I’m talking about who owns your domain name.

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Exact Match Domain Hysteria: Is It Worth It?

Small Business Mavericks

Not all domain names are equal. When you decide to purchase a new domain name for your business you’ll have to decide on a few things. You really have only three options: Exact match domain name. Partial match domain name. Branded domain name. The “exact match” and “partial match” are a reference to keywords in the domain name. You do have one other option for your domain name.

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Are The New Top Level Domains Valuable?

Small Business Mavericks

In 2012, ICANN started the process for the introduction to new top level domains. For $185,000, investors could pick a generic top level domain (gTLD) name extension and register it. Now, the sunrise period for some of those domains has begun, which allows trademark holders the right to register their desired domain names based on trademark ownership. Many registrars will charge premium prices for people who want specific domain names on these gTLDs.

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SEO Isn’t Dead. The New SEO

Firebelly

People who are aware of what’s going on with Google, but aren’t mired in the details of SEO every day may have heard the oft-used-but-incorrect phrase, “SEO is dead.” ” My utter contempt for any phrase that says “ is dead” notwithstanding, SEO is anything but dead. True, it has undergone some serious transformations, but calling it dead means you don’t understand what SEO actually is. What SEO Used to Be Like.

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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. SEO for Small Business domain names gTLD search

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8 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR WEBSITE (WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU HIRE A WEB DESIGNER)

Social Media with Romona

Blogging Content Management Content Marketing Domain Names GoDaddy Google Analytics Ramona Foster Romona Foster SEO SSL Certificate Themeforest Web Design Web Designer WordPress Hosting blog writing create a blog create a website find keywords how do i build a website how to choose a wordpress theme how to create a website how to find a web designer how to hire a web designer keywords search engine optimization should i use wordpress what to ask a web designer where can i find a web designer

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4 Outdated SEO Ideas

Small Business Mavericks

So does SEO. In fact, SEO is not the same today as it was 10 or 15 years ago. Below are 4 distinct SEO ideas that are no longer valid, yet I hear people talking about them all the time as if they are still good and valid ideas. You need a keyword-based domain name – It might help. This is just one ranking criteria, however, many websites rank well for keywords that are not in their domain name. Branded domain names work just as well.

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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. In the “Quality Destination – The Psychology of a Click : SEO, TLD and Lead Generation A-Z” session, we’ll have a panel if experts talking about ?”SEO ”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

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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 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, instead of calling them what they really are (gTLDs), Google describe them like this: New domain endings. Over the next few years, hundreds of new domain endings like.guru and.photography will become available.

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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. Clearly, the parking services kept the rightful share away from us as the owners of the parked domains. 7Search isn’t the only company named in this paper. Domain Names

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A Guide to Multilingual SEO Strategy

Idaconcpts

With foreign languages experiencing exponential online growth, it’s important to consider whether or not multilingual SEO might be of benefit to your company. There are still many opportunities to carve out niche footholds in foreign language sectors by utilizing top performing keywords to attract international attention, in domain names, URLs and within the content of your website itself. Web Analytics multilingual seo multilingual seo strategy

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5 Best SEO Tools for Bloggers and Webmasters

The Realtime Report

5 Best SEO Tools for Bloggers and Webmaster. SEO tools are essential to dominate your competitors in search pages, so having the right one is important. We roundup some of the best SEO tools of 2018 to help you gain more organic traffic and better search positions. So here SEO tools come into play which are helpful in optimizing both Onsite and Offsite SEO with less of your efforts. SEMrush algorithm will check for all problems to improve technical SEO aspects.

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SEO for Sites in Various Countries/Languages (International SEO)

Idaconcpts

If you purchase a Country Code Top Level Domain (CCTLD) such as because it is reserved for one country only (e.g.co.uk You will have to spend a considerable amount of time and money in SEO so they appear high in each country’s SERPs. They are much cheaper than purchasing different domains and hosting various sites. Cons of Sub-domains. Google treats them as different domains so you will need a lot of SEO time so they all rank well.

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The Cynical Side Of SEO

Small Business Mavericks

When you consider the low cost of web hosting, domain purchases, and do-it-yourself marketing, I can’t see any time when it will be cost prohibitive to own your own standalone website with your domain name hosted outside of the Google ecosystem. Small Business Internet Marketing google SEO small business marketingAsk Aaron Wall who’s taking over the Web and it seems as if he is saying it’s Wal-Mart.

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Domain SEO Service Registration Corp. Domain Registration Scam

Bill Hartzer

Unfortunately, there are still people out there, like Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., It’s a shame that these scams exist after all these years, as they have morphed from a search engine submission to even a domain name registration scam. By adding in the word “SEO” to the title of this scam, they make it sound as if the “Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.” Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.

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Why SEO is Easier than Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, the number of SEOs I’ve come across are much fewer and farther between than social media marketers. In fact, I hear the same SEO names every day; I learn of a new “social media expert&# twice a day. The SEO Angle If you’re a brand new student in the school of thought of SEO, after you’ve learned about improving your web presence via search engines, there are countless opportunities to prove to yourself that you know what you’re doing.

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Does This SEO Firm Claim UDRP Domain Panelists Can Be Bought?

Bill Hartzer

SEO Firm Ayima , based in the United Kingdom, claims that panelists that are a part of the UDRP domain name dispute process, can be bought. I realize that there are some questions from time to time regarding certain UDRP decisions, but this is the first time I have seen a search engine optimization firm claim something that is worse than “black hat” SEO. And, buying domain names can get you better search engine rankings, as well.

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Streamline Your SEO Efforts With Expired Domains

ProBlogger

Have you ever thought or heard about buying aged domains to boost your SEO efforts? Not sure what an aged domain name is? Well it’s an expired domain name that typically has authority, age, page rank, back links, and various other components that make expired domain names very powerful. You should be purchasing expired domain names because most of the work is already done for you. The benefits of expired domains.

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5 Essential Blog Foundations for Strong SEO

ProBlogger

This is a post by ProBlogger's SEO expert, Jim Stewart. Well, there are tried and trusted strategies to building a blog that can create robust SEO for future growth. Simplicity is the name of the game with WordPress. WordPress also utilises search engine friendly code that not only makes it appealing to Google, but also easy to adjust your SEO with a multitude of plugins. Yoast SEO There are many useful plugins for WordPress but few more important than Yoast SEO.

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