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.

Apple Registers 682 More Nonsense Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

nonsense domain names. I’ve been following these nonsense domain name purchases since they started purchasing them a while back. Here are a few of the domains on the latest purchase: It looks to me like these are domains.

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Google To Make Not Provided Keywords Exclusively Available to.Google Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

According to an unnamed Google source, this is one of the marketing tactics that Google is using to encourage website owners to move their websites from a.COM,NET, or.Org TLD to the new.Google Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). Domain Names

Laureate Education Sues Domain Name Proxy Service for Trademark Infringement

Bill Hartzer

is suing Domain Name Proxy Service, Inc. The Domain Name Proxy Service, Inc. In this case, you can clearly see that the owner of the domain name has the domain name under “privacy whois”, and probably for good reason. Domain Names

dot coma – Are Domain Names Even Relevant Now?

Convince & Convert

When I started, domain names were free , because why would anyone pay money for something of no consequence? Domain names were free, and brands didn’t even know what the World Wide Web was in many cases (given that graphical browsers barely existed).

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. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Domain Extensions.

Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. In the meantime you could use the Google URL shortener

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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?

More Proof Apple Moving to.Apple TLD Soon?

Bill Hartzer

Is Apple going to finally move to their new TLD (Top Level Domain).Apple Well, if new domain name registrations are any indication, there are 10 new ways that may show proof of that. Apple recently registered 10 new domain names that all end in their brand name, Apple.

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Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

Laurel Papworth

You can also add URL names for Applications, not just Pages. Make sure you spell your brand name correctly. KyleMinogue has 200,000+ fans but her name is spelt KYLIE Minogue. You must have at least 100 fans, I believe, to score your own URL.

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Even Huge Institutions Can’t Move Their Sites Properly to a New gTLD

Bill Hartzer

As you may already know, I am an advocate of the New gTLD domain names. The New gTLD domains, however, have been slowly been adopted, and what it’s going to take is for more and more mainstream businesses to start moving to a New gTLD. Domain Names

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. 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.

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217: 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name


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.


Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway

Bill Hartzer

But based on the number of domain names that have been purchased recently by Microsoft and their private acquisition of the domain name leads me to believe that Sway is launching soon. Based on the whois record of Domain Name:

Apparently There Will Be No More Mobile Innovating At Microsoft

Bill Hartzer

Well, at least that’s the impression you get if you look at the domain names that Microsoft did not renew. Microsoft, obviously on purpose, has chosen not to renew this group of domain names, as they will soon be available for anyone to register:

Google Plus Recognizes new gTLDs as Links in Posts

Bill Hartzer

If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Google Plus include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link? Domain Names Social Media

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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.

Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens

Bill Hartzer

Well, by now you probably know about how I feel about domains with hyphens in them. If you don’t, then you may want to read my post about a test that was done regarding domain names with hyphens. Just recently, Microsoft registered these two domain names.

Facebook Recognizes New gTLDs in Facebook Posts

Bill Hartzer

If you were to include the URL of a new website that you just put up on a new gTLD, then would Facebook include that URL in the post and change it so it’s a clickable link? Domain Names Social Media

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Apple Owns Mystery Domains, Hosted on Amazon Cloud Server

Bill Hartzer

owns a bunch of nonsensical domain names that use Apple’s own DNS, but are hosted on Amazon’s cloud server. These domains continue to be registered on a regular basis, some as late as last week. Both of these domains appear to be owned by Apple, Inc.: domains.

Facebook Acquired

Bill Hartzer

It appears that Facebook has recently acquired the domain name. Checking the name servers and the whois data for, there was a recent change to the name servers: from to, and the registrant is now Facebook.

Twitter Not Recognizing New gTLDs in Tweets

Bill Hartzer

The first one was obviously mine, and Twitter is NOT converting those perfectly legitimate URLs into links. But, on the other hand, URL that includes a dot gov or a dot com URL is automatically made into a clickable link. Twitter doesn’t change those URLs into links.

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Did Microsoft Just Buy, a Typo Domain of Verizon?

Bill Hartzer

Did Microsoft just register a domain name that is a typo (a typo domain) of Verizon? I know this might be a stretch, but I am really curious about one of the domain names that was just registered, and was set up on Microsoft’s name servers:


Mozilla Media: Answer to Google’s Chromecast Device?

Bill Hartzer

Mozilla Media domain names were just registered by Mozilla. Here is the whois record, and it’s registered through Mark Monitor: Domain Name: Registry Domain ID: Registrar WHOIS Server: Registrar URL: [link].

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is Now Called Globe Life Park in Arlington

Bill Hartzer

The Texas Rangers baseball team has reached a naming-rights deal for the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Back in 2004, the Texas Rangers sold the naming rights to a company called Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Registry Domain ID: 1844606830_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN. Registrar URL: [link].


How Not to Spam Your Customers

Engaging Brand

Relevant domain names are also highly important. Too many keywords in a URL is another form of keyword stuffing and is immediately apparent to visitors. A URL such as can sound kind of like used car salesman talk, and it will tip off visitors that you are desperate for traffic. Contrariwise, is a legitimate-sounding domain name that is great for a resource site geared toward helping students choose an online school.

5 Online Marketing Terms You Should Know

Small Business Mavericks

That said, here are five Internet marketing terms every small business owner should know: Domain Name – I still talk to people who don’t have a clue about what a domain name is. If you look in your Web browser, at the top of the browser where the website address is, that’s the domain name. HTTP:// is the domain name of this website.

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. Registrar URL:[link].

4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics


“Direct Traffic&# is visits from people who clicked a bookmark to come to your site or who typed your site URL directly into their browser. Instead of using the domain names or URLs of the most popular social sites (e.g. Step 3: Test and name your segment.

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 "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring!

How To: Make Your Links Do Follow Links in Google Plus

Bill Hartzer

You’ll notice in the screen capture above that the link to Ruud Hein’s profile and the URL is highlighted in red. They tend to just copy and paste a URL in the Google Plus post field in order to share it. com Domain Name.

Google Change of Address Tool Still Broken After 3 Months

Bill Hartzer

Granted, in many cases where the site’s webmaster has set up a redirect from the site’s real home page to an internal URL on the site, they don’t know how to change the default home page on the server.

15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Sprout Social

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.

Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

I just received one recently, and it is actually a notice that would appear that you might be paying for domain name registration. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. This offer for submission services is not required to renew your domain registration. The search engines crawl the web, trying to find all sorts of URLs that they can find. I know I have written about this before. But it is worth it to me to repeat it again.

Google Continuing to Allow Alternative Characters in Title Tags

Bill Hartzer

– usage of https and a long URL to hide the URL in the SERPs. – usage of new gTLD domain names for search engine spam. In the Google search results, I’m still seeing some alternative characters show up at the beginning of the title tags in some results.

Google’s Change of Address Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

I’ve used Google’s Change of Address tool plenty of times, and I can honestly tell you that I’m considered one of SEO’s premier experts on site migrations (from one URL to another).

Google’s Own Mobile Results Ranking in Google

Bill Hartzer

Take a look: The search query for “Laureate Education Sues Domain Name Proxy Service” (without quotes) shows my article, then a tweet about the article, and then Google’s own mobile search results from Google Plus. Well, um, this is embarrassing.

Google Index: 6 Ways to Get Your New Website Added Fast


In general, we cannot make predictions or guarantees about when or if your URLs will be crawled or indexed.”. Select the domain name you want crawled. Enter the webpage or URL, and click “Fetch”. Enter your domain name at XML-Sitemaps to create a sitemap. #6:

Six On Page Search Engine Optimization Must Do’s

Small Business Mavericks

The title tag is, as the name suggests, the place where you put the title to the web page. A page’s slug is its url. 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. What we do know is that having a keyword optimized file name wont hurt your site’s rankings. Newly found urls are then visited and indexed by the search engines.

Two New gTLD Domains Show Up in Alexa What’s Hot

Bill Hartzer

One of the things that I monitor on a regular basis is the Alexa What’s Hot (on the web), formerly called the Alexa Hot URLs. So, when I looked at the list of top 20 URLs on the web in terms of traffic, I was surprised to see two new gTLD domain names there on the list.

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