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Nov

16

2013

When Should You Get Multiple Domain Names

here are many different reasons for purchasing more than one domain names, and each reason has its own set of benefits and uses. Written quite extensively before about how to select the prefect domain name for your business.

It is also a good idea to secure alternate versions of your primary domain name as a means to prevent competitors from trying to squeeze in on your name and branding efforts. Buying many domain names is a great strategy that can be used to secure other branding avenues you may wish to pursue, or simply to prevent your competitors from securing them.

Type-In Traffic

Many domains are purchased simply to capture type in traffic. Type-in traffic is when someone goes to the address bar of their web browser and types in keywords.com instead of performing a keyword search on a search engine. Securing domain names with a fair amount of type-in traffic can be a great boost to sales. If you sell bean bags, your main URL might be BarrysBeanBags.com. To capture potential type-in traffic you might also secure and redirect the following:

• KidsBeanBags .com
• BeanBagChairs .com
• BeanBagFurnture .com

Misspellings

It is always a good idea to secure misspellings of your domain name. I recently did a radio interview and at the end of the interview I provided my domain name. Unfortunately I did not take the time to actually spell it out. Upon realizing my error, I immediately went out and purchased multiple spellings of my URL to redirect to my main site.

o PolPositionMarketing .com
o PullPositionMarketing .com
o PollPositionMarketing .com

This allowed me to capture all traffic from any listeners that may have had a different spelling of my url in mind, which increased my visitor rate from those who listened to the broadcast substantially.

Along with misspellings you should also consider purchasing plural and/or singular versions of your domain.

YourDomainSucks .com

If you are in a highly visible industry you might want to consider getting yourdomainsucks.com. Many years ago someone put up an anti AOL website at aolsucks.com (You can see a version of this at http://web.archive.org/web/19980111060209/http://www.aolsucks.com/).

Who might do such a thing? A disgruntled x-employee, a customer who had a bad experience or even a former spouse or partner. Setting up and hosting a website is relatively easy, and often bad press travels a lot further with a little effort than good press with a lot of effort.

There are some significant set backs from trying to capture all negative versions of your domain name. You’ll have to grab all hyphenated, non-hyphenated, plural, and misspelled variations. That can be quite a bit. Take that even a step further, you also want to buy the .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us (or your country code) variations. Dont forget YourDomainSux.com or YourDomainReallySucks either.

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Nov

13

2013

What You Need To Know About Domain Pushes Online.

Transferring a domain name can be as easy as signing up for a forum or as difficult as recreating the Mona Lisa. Here are some ways to make a transfer go better and some key points to remember on the domain name transfer process.

Before you go to your registrar’s home page or call any support number, take a step back and make sure you know what it is you want! I can’t stress this enough: if you are confused as to what you want to do, then you will probably confuse the customer service representative and that’s not good! We are going to assume that you want to take a domain name that’s registered with a certain registrar and move the domain name to another registrar. Please take note that the ONLY thing this accomplishes is that the domain name is now “leased” by a different company, that’s it! This has nothing to do with your website, your email, your DNS, or anything like that! The most common mistake is when someone’s webhost tells them to “transfer” the domain name to different servers. What they are talking about is something called DNS and that’s another article on its own. So if you’re still following me and want to change the registrar of record for the domain name, then please continue.

If you have gotten this far then you probably have another registrar in mind where you want to move the domain name to. That’s great! Many people ask which companies I recommend and from personal experience I would say use GoDaddy or Network Solutions. While the price difference is considerable, they both have different things to offer so it comes down to what you want and what you need.

The first thing that needs to be doneto transfer a domain is the transfer needs to be initiated. The only company that can initiate a domain name transfer is the gaining registrar (the company you want to move the domain to). No one else is able to do this, so either call up the new registrar, or go to their website to initiate the transfer. You will most likely need to set up an account if you don’t already have one which only takes a few minutes. Initiating the transfer is quite easy as most registrars have a very simple online process. While each registrar is different, the process is usually as simple as logging into your account, clicking on something that says “transfer domains”, typing in the domain name, and clicking “ok”.

Now the transfer is in motion! Here’s what happens behind the scenes to your domain name – it’s important to understand this so you know what’s going on at all times! This blog is to be continued in my next issue, in the maintain visit Sticky Web Domains to buy domain name, free domains or domain aftermarket.

Nov

2

2013

Should You Get More Than One Variation Of Your Domain Name?

Is it worth trying to get all those variations? You’ll have to decide. For many any kind of press is good press. For others, not so much. In any case, someone registering a sucks.com version of your domain name is likely to create a legal battle that perhaps neither side wants to engage in.

Hyphenated Versions

I mentioned above that you should not purchase a hyphenated URL for your primary site. For marketing purposes, however, there are sometimes legitimate reasons to do so. My business owns PolePositionMarketing.com and Pole-Position-Marketing.com. I bought the hyphenated version simply to prevent a competitor from securing it and stealing my branding. I also have the option of using the hyphenated versions for other marketing needs, but I don’t recommend doing so unless you are fully aware of the potential ramifications.

Use Proper Redirects

When setting up many domains such as those mentioned above, its important that you set up each one correctly. Setting up domains the wrong way can lead to duplicate site/content penalties on the search engines which will ultimately be bad for business.

The best way of setting up multiple domains is to set up a 301 permanent redirect. The 301 redirect tells the search engine that the URL it is trying to access has been permanently moved to a new location, presumably your main site. The cool thing is that when a visitor types in the redirecting URL they are automatically flipped to your main url.

Many websites employ on-page JavaScript or meta refresh redirects, or even worse, framed pages pulling in the main site. These methods are effective from the user standpoint but not from the search engine standpoint. The 301 redirect is generally the safest method of redirecting visitors.

To set-up a 301 redirect you’ll want to talk with your web host, as different servers require different methods if implementation. When redirecting multiple URLs there is a neat little trick that saves hosting fees that you’ll want to know.

1. Take one of the redirecting URLs and host it on the cheap. This is the URL that will be set up with the 301 redirect to your main URL.

2. Take all your other URLs and park them to point to the URL above.

With this method, you pay for only one additional hosting account ($5 at the most) and all your URLs will automatically flip the visitor and the search engines to your mainwebsite.

In marketing, every little bit can help. Even if a redirected domain name only results in one additional sale every few months, it may not be long until that one sale is a big one. Whenever you think of a possible domain name that might be used to drive traffic away from your site, scoop it up right away. If the domain is already registered I recommend keeping an eye on it in case the owner forgets to renew it, in which case you can buy and hold on to it for your own benefit.

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Sep

21

2013

Ever Considered Being A Domain Guru?

How does a check of $10,000 per day sound to you? Webmaster and marketing extraordinaire Marcus Frind reportedly pulls in $10,000 per day in Google AdSense from his dating website PlentyofFish.com. But that’s chump change compared to the $100,000 per day that domainer Yun Ye was pulling in before he sold his domain portfolio for about $164M in 2004 and subsequently disappeared under the radar.

When it comes to making a buck on the internet it seems that everyone has a answer, although few of them seem to ever pan out. But if you’re looking to capitalize on one of the most powerful cash earning enterprises on the net that is actually making plenty of people cash, you should check out the domain industry. Although you may not be quite as successful as these two entrepreneurs, it’s never too late to start in the domain aftermarket.

A domainer is someone who earns a profit buying and selling domains. The philosophy is similar to the stock market: buy low and sell high. Here are some tips to get you started on your way to successful domaining.

Domain Buying Strategies

Domaining is a lot like stock investing, the very best in the field have moved beyond basic strategies and have developed their own specific formulas for success. But just as with stocks, to obtain the skills necessary to reach that advanced stage, beginners must first understand the fundamentals of strategic domain investing. In this section we introduce you to five traditional domain buying ideas, and explain a bit about each.

1. Trademark Typo Domains.

One of the original domainer buying strategies was to hunt for any trademarked names that hadn’t yet been purchased, and failing that, to purchase typos of those domains. These trademark typo domains often yielded a lot of type-in traffic, and because e-commerce law hadn’t yet developed to its current state, companies would often buy out these domainers at very inflated prices. But if you’re thinking about getting into trademark typo domaining, the ship has sailed. Current trademark law treats domainers that are seeing lots of traffic from a typo domain, and don’t otherwise have a legitimate business use for owning the name, as illegal trademark diluters. As such, trademark typo domainers typically have to give back the domain to the trademark holder with little or no compensation. Simply stated, avoid the trademark typo strategy altogether.

2. Keyword Typo Domains.

While the trademark typo domain loophole has closed, a very legitimate and ethical domaining technique is pursuing keyword typo domains. Keyword typo domains (e.g., Mortgeges.com) can bring in a good deal of type-in traffic and are often significantly undervalued. While normally these aren’t the type of domains that someone would want to build a high-value company around (though typo domain Voyuer.com went for $112,000 in 2005), smaller individual webmasters are always in the market for targeted type-in traffic, so these sites are often in high demand among small-time domain buyers.

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Sep

20

2013

A Look At The Top Four Cheapest Internet Domain Name Registration Sites

There are a number of domain name registrars out there on the net. For something as simple and yet necessary as domain registration, price is the main factor. So where can you find the best deal to get your domain name registered? Here are the top four cheapest domain name registrars.

There are a number of domain name registrars out there that can get you your name for under $9.00. What separates one from another is the support and extras you get with your buck. With that in mind, the first of the top four cheapest domain name registrars out there is StickyWebDomains.com. For the $7.95 you pay for one year of domain registration, this company also offers you a number of features. In addition to any tld (Top Level domain) you need, you get a starter web page, catch-all email accounts, free sub-domains, parking page, and many other extra’s that make this a definite top four cheap domain name registration website.

A second member of the top four cheapest domain name registrars is domainsarefree.com. Despite the name, you will have to pay for your web name registration, but it is still a good price. Additionally, they offer you a number of other features with your registration at no extra charge. anti-spam domain administration, and even some great web hosting deals are available. They also offer you most any domain tld (Top Level domain) you could want and are qualified to receive.

Another of the top 4 cheapest domain name registrars you may want to consider is cheap-domainnames.com. Their strength lies in the rates they give for bulk domain registration. You can receive a discount of more than 10% if you register a large number of domains at the same time. Not to mention, if you use their other services, they will offer you domain registration for as little as $2.00. In some cases, you can actually get free registration from them. The key is to explore all of the deals available through the company and find the one that matches your company best.

Though their initial cost may be a bit more, fxdomains.com has a place in the top 4 cheapest domain name registrars for a simple reason: you get so much with your registration. Not only to you get the domain name you want for less than $8.00, but also you get a number of free extras that can really make the price a great value. With registration you will get a website holder page starter web page, forwarding, total control of DNS, a for sale page if you want it, and a number of other features that make this company worth a look for domain registration.

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Mar

12

2013

Affordable web hosting

It is good to make a right choice the first time, because if you have to move to another website hosting company, it will cost you time and you will lose some of your valued customers due to the downtime setting up with another host.

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