Earlier this week Google Google extended the algorithm change that penalized content farms to the rest of the world. They also incorporated user feedback - dropping the rank of sites that users block in their search results. Domainers have been reporting that his change has significantly hurt their keyword traffic - especially the traffic of... Continue Reading →
Google Ordered to Release Parked Domain Metrics
Online Media Daily reported on Friday that U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd has ordered Google to release metrics related to it's domain parking and "errors" program. The judge is presiding over a potential class-action lawsuit by search marketers against Google. According to the report Google must disclose concerns its assessment of the quality of sites within... Continue Reading →
Google Strikes out at Content Farms
Domain owners are caught between a rock and a hard place. Bing has cut income from many parking companies, and now Google is taking new measures against spammy content. Ironically, Demand Media is about to go public at the same time that Google strikes out against content farms like eHow. Google's efforts should also affect... Continue Reading →
Internet traffic tends to slow down for the summer. Most of us are spending more time outdoors and less time in front of our computers. Here are some other trends that are a bit worrisome.Two million iPads sold. The iPad will undoubtedly have an effect on the domain industry. With Apple's recent announcement of 2... Continue Reading →
What’s up at Stompernet?
Andy Jenkins has left Stompernet. He recently announced that he will not be at the Live 8 event in Atlanta. Co-founder Brad Fallon is planning a bit announcement on September 9th. Look for the price to drop, or at least the introduction of tiered pricing. Stompernet is one of the world's most expensive membership sites. ... Continue Reading →