Google made a major change in their search algorithm at the end of February to punish "content farms" that serve-up warmed-over low-quality content. There have been some interesting discussions of the impact of this online, including one by Matt Bentley, formerly of Sedo. Matt argues that the Google change is a good thing for domainers.... Continue Reading →
Staying Afloat in 2011
As domain income gets tighter and tighter people are looking for creative ways to fund their domain portfoilo expenses. There were a couple of really good articles in the past month that gave people tips on how to do this. Rick Schwarz posted an excellent article on his blog giving newbie domain investors advice on... Continue Reading →
Epik plans a Monster Conference
The Edgewater HotelI could have just as easily said that Monster plans an Epik conference. Venture Capitalist and Internet entrepreneur Rob Monster is working to build a platform that supplants domain parking. His Epik platform primarily uses tools from EvoLanding to create a semantic web of sites that feed traffic into one another. He recently announced the first... Continue Reading →
More on WhyPark Development
WhyPark is actually a very sophisticated platform that lets you create almost any type of site you want to. You do this by editing the layout of your site using their editing tools. When you go to edit a layout you will see two windows - one for the stylesheet for your site and one... Continue Reading →
Development with WhyPark
WhyPark is marketed as an alternative to domain parking. If you have simply dumped your domains there like you would at a parking company then you are not getting the most from their quasi-development platform. It's even possible to treat WhyPark as a complete development platform, although it means manually editing html and stylesheets.
Be Careful with Keywords.
When you initially add a name to WhyPark you are prompted for several set-up options. One of the most important options to attend to is the "keyword" option. If you put in the wrong keywords you will get off-topic articles from their collection. If you leave keywords for them to optimize you may also get off-topic articles.
My vision for the site GreenInfants.com was to provide resources for eco-friendly parenting. I quickly set the site up and went on to other projects. When I returned to the site recently I found it pulling in articles for green-colored baby furniture and health articles about green poop and green vomit. What was goign on?
I examined the keywords and found: "baby shoes, carters green, green dragon costume, 4t green, green sleeper, feces infants, green babies, green stool, green blood, baby infants, constipation infants, green diarrhea, green baby, green feces, diarrhea infants, green stools, green poop, teething infants, gr
Domain Conference Overload?
Is there really a need for three domain conferences within 30 days? There is a hard core group of professional domainers and domain journalists who go to almost all of these conferences. Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire had to pay an extra $500 for his TRAFFIC Las Vegas air fare after booking his flight for the... Continue Reading →
Post-Parking Monetization – Rapid Domain Builder
Oversee.net's DOMAINfest Global was again a big success. The company is the parent company of Domain Sponsor- one of the premier domain parking companies - but they also introduced domain owners to some new monetization options at the recent conference. Rapid Domain Builder generated a lot of buzz at their "Pitchfest." The purpose of... Continue Reading →
Monetizing a Domain Portfolio – Multiple Streams of Income
When monetizing your domain portfolio it is important to adopt the concept of multiple streams of income. Many domain owners got lazy in the last few years as domain parking provided good income for domains that received traffic. Google and Yahoo were the source of most of this income, and both of these companies have... Continue Reading →
How Much to Develop a Mini-Site?
Domain Mass Development is having a September sale. If you order 10 domains for mass development $999 you get an additional 10 domains for free. According to the site, you get "a dedicated project manager to oversee all aspects of web design and development. turnaround time of 7 days or less...All design, research and copywriting... Continue Reading →
DOMAINfest Global Announces Schedule, Early Bird Registration
Oversee.net just announced the schedule for the January 2009 DOMAINfest GLobal. Sort of. They did announce the structure of the conference, the beach location, and the title of some of the keynote presentations. These are: Session 1 - PITCHfest: Vote for the Best Session 2 - New gTLDs: Bonanza or Bust? Session 3 - Turning... Continue Reading →