October 13, 2020

Disease associated domain names

Disease associated domain namesContents I want to have a look at domain names associated with diseases and what to look for in those domain names. Domain names associated with diseases may be worth investing in. In the latest issue of Science, there is a paper on genes linked to inherited susceptibility to autism. A subscription is needed to read the articles in most of these journals […]

October 13, 2020

Find expired domains for SEO : Feedback

A little feedback on buying a domain to boost its SEO.Contents It is a technique that has been used for a few years; it has been in fashion for a shorter time. The purchase of expired domains is all the rage in the new SEO techniques. The principle is simple: you buy an expired domain that already has a good link profile and redirect it […]

April 10, 2011

The quirks of metric versus imperial measurements in search engines

The quirks of metric versus imperial measurements in search enginesContents I was working on a client’s website recently when I ran across a problem that raised an interesting issue. In a nutshell, how do search engines deal with imperial measures on websites? A related question is how do people write their imperial measure queries in search engines? For example, if I was looking for a […]

February 4, 2010

Gaming Google

Gaming GoogleContents I was particularly intrigued that Business Week listed a company set up to game the search engines as one of their “Most promising startups”. If you have been developing domains for any length of time, you probably have come across techniques designed to game Google or other search engines. There is a constant war between the search engine companies and the black hat […]

January 27, 2010

Encouraging good anchor text for inbound links

Encouraging good anchor text for inbound linksContents How many times do you get an incoming link using your website name? To succeed with a website these days, you must have plenty of good quality inbound links with good anchor text. This is where many websites fall down and fail to get the organic traffic they could potentially get. But how do you control how someone […]

November 4, 2009

A word from the wise

A word from the wiseContents I attended an advisory board meeting yesterday and it reminded me that we all need some independent advice on our strategies and businesses, no matter what size they are. We all try to see the upside of our businesses and get emotionally entangled whether it be with our 5 year business plan or a domain name that we convince ourselves will make […]

February 24, 2009

Why I rarely build forums

Why I rarely build forumsContents Forums are a legitimate way to develop a domain but I rarely use them. Proponents argue that the content is created by users and it brings life to a website. This is true but does that outweigh the negative aspects of forums? In my experience, forums are rarely worth developing except in certain cases. The origins of forums Back when […]

January 26, 2009

Cocooning – a steady trend

Cocooning – a steady trendContents Cocooning is the name given to the trend that sees individuals socializing less and retreating into their home more. This trend was recognized back in the 1990s and has been increasing ever since. Many companies have realised the potential of the cocooning trend and so they market products based on this principle. Video rentals is one of the glaring examples. […]

January 22, 2009

What is a spam website according to Google ?

What is a spam website according to Google ?Contents This is a second post analyzing a Google document from 2007 entitled “Google Guidelines For Quality Raters” which somehow found its way onto the Internet. In second half of this document, some common examples of spam websites are described. Understanding the signs of spam websites will help you avoid problems as you develop your websites. Webspam […]

December 21, 2008

Domain trademark disputes

Domain trademark disputesContents Do you worry about running into trademark disputes with your domains ? Here are some simple steps and resources to help you do some due diligence. While this process is not exhaustive, it should help you avoid the more obvious issues. Google is your friend Search your term in Google and if you see a business using the same name or a […]