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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Domainate
Re: First step - aged domains?

Domains can also be on email blacklists and are almost impossible to get off of them, so you'd want to check that if you plan on building a list and emailing from an email address on the domain.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Domainate
Re: Old Domains vs new Domain

One thing to keep in mind is that you can build links and PR to a domain but you can't make a domain older or have better actual name quality than it is. The age and name are what they are. So if you...
Forum: Social Media 23rd July 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Domainate
Re: Does Facebook Punish Certain Domains?

I'm not sure if Facebook is able to measure things like CTR and bounce rate on outbound links from it, but if it is, then it could be penalizing your original name based on those kinds of factors,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By Domainate
Re: expired domain with pr8 what i can do?

Pray. "Expired" is the key word. There's a slim chance the PR is real to begin with, very slim chance that even if it is real, it won't vanish anyways.

If the name is a good quality domain, build...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,304
Posted By Domainate
Re: How good is a .me domain?

The .me extension has grabbed a foothold in social media areas and some others that are somewhat involved in Web 2.0 kinds of things. A .me doesn't really work too well for a droll serious site (like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By Domainate
Re: What to do with my spare domains?

As far as I've seen, you aren't likely to get dinged by Google for redirecting 1 domain on the same host to the other, unless they're in completely unrelated areas. Doing it on a massive scale is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By Domainate
Re: EMD Question

Domains with hyphens have really dropped off in SEO power. Part of why is because they were heavily abused for a long time by spammers and SEOs with thin sites and Google has since gotten more...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,719
Posted By Domainate
Re: Exact Match Domain .Com Worth?

As always, Gene is right on the money, but I just came across this and figured I'd share my 2 cents. Your domains can be worth a lot or can be worth nothing - there's no way for us to know without...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,234
Posted By Domainate
Re: Domain Flipping Still Alive !

Good domains and congrats on the sales! It's always nice to hear of more people having success with domains. My partner and I have been involved in selling domains for many years from what I've...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,542
Posted By Domainate
Re: New Google Update - Calm Down Everyone

I think what probably happened in many cases of EMDs getting slammed is something like this:

Marketer uses SmallBlueBall.com to rank for the ever niche but uber valuable term small blue ball. They...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Domainate
Re: My speculations on the latest "EMD" update

It seems clear to me there was some focus on EMD, but people seem to incorrectly assume that it was a blanket focus on all EMD when that clearly isn't the case. Sites on really good EMDs ranking for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Domainate
Re: A Question For Domain Flippers( Especially Gene Pimentel) From Newbie Domain Flippers

We focus on .com, .net and .org. Those 3 extensions have Google's respect - the rest are on a lower playing field. .com is best for businesses building brands, .org for non-profits and certain areas...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 870
Posted By Domainate
Re: Google Wants Brands Not "buyhairlossformulax.com"

There are brands on EMDs, but they are not on EMDs that realistically can't support a full site.

Cars.com is happily ranked #1 for cars. Hotels.com happily ranked #1 for hotels. CreditCards.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,142
Posted By Domainate
Re: Proof The EMD Update Does Not Target Crappy EMDs

It's seemed to be mostly thin sites penalized. I have seen some high content site owners screaming, but not having seen their sites, who knows if it was quality content or crappy content or how they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By Domainate
Re: Hit by EMD, is it the end?

Lesson learned: don't put all your eggs into one basket. If you were solely reliant on Google traffic, especially with Panda and Penguin having already happened, you knew full well this could happen...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st October 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,051
Posted By Domainate
Re: All the good domains are already gone.

Gene is absolutely right. We get domains every day in com/net/org without fail. You just have to know how to evaluate domains and tell the good from the bad, and then how to go about finding the good...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By Domainate
Re: Link Building Networks Finished! What to Do Next?

They'll get more sophisticated. That's typically what always happens. Even blog networks themselves were more sophisticated versions of earlier methods of buying links.

That or things will switch...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By Domainate
Re: Clickbank Dont allow "WORDPRESS" in Domains? What alternatives?

No, it wouldn't.

Just stick with WP. It's common enough that just about everyone seeing "WP" assumes it means Wordpress.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Domainate
Re: Can i beat my competetion ?

Just wanted to point out that if by this you mean your domain matches the term but with an extra s at the end, that's not an EMD. It may be an EMD for the term including the s, but it's not an EMD...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,243
Posted By Domainate
Re: Top 10 newbie errors

- Procrastination
- Being stuck in "read only" mode vs. using what you learn and taking action
- Giving up when immediate results aren't reached
- Not learning at least the basics of something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By Domainate
Re: Using celeb names in domain

It's not worth trying. Celebrities could even go after fan sites with their name in the domain if the fan site was monetized, as it could be seen as bad faith abuse of their trademark (and yes, a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 610
Posted By Domainate
Re: What would you call a site that has it all?

Even if you're going to have a wide variety of niches, you should look more deeply and figure out if you might have a theme that works for all of them, i.e. life improvement, learning, etc. Then you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,469
Posted By Domainate
Re: SEO what? content is king!

I'm not sure why content and SEO are ever seen as an either/or. They go hand-in-hand to secure rankings. Better content helps get natural links, decrease bounce rate, increase time on site, get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Domainate
Re: Bought a Great 11 Year Old Domain :- Need ideas to Build Site on it

"About" usually implies information, so you can make it an informational/learning site about becoming a successful affiliate, and of course you can include writeups/reviews about various affiliate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,587
Posted By Domainate
Re: Brand Name Domain Names - BEWARE!! - My Story!

Note that your case MAY have been one where they had no absolute rights to the name, in which case you could certainly tell them to pound sand. In a case where they DO have rights to the name and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Domainate
Re: Is leaving a domain attached with an abandoned website bad?

I would think if you resubmitted a sitemap through Google Webmaster Tools once you relaunched the site with more content, you wouldn't be getting penalized once they crawl it again.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Domainate
Re: Is separating your hosting and domain registar essential?

It's not absolutely necessary, but in general domain registrars are the best places to register domains and web hosts are the best places to get hosting. If you get both at one place, you'll be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By Domainate
Re: Domain purchase--which one is good?

We don't buy domains with privacy on GoDaddy but I believe they've had deals in the past where you don't pay anything for the privacy if you buy enough domains at a time. I believe it was 5 or 6...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Domainate
Re: Which Domain Should I Use?

I personally think you would do better to spend a little more and get a better domain. I don't really think any of those would catch on all that easily.

Of your list though, I would probably say...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Domainate
Re: anyone hit the 1000 domain marker yet?

We sell domains and have had over 1,000 for many years. :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Domainate
Re: Exact Match Domain Question

Multiple people in thread have said that SEO wouldn't be affected but clickthrough to site would be. But SEOMoz has indicated that both Google and Bing have said that clickthrough of results impacts...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By Domainate
Re: Good Domain Name

We have a couple domains for sale that fit for that purpose. As far as the ones you listed, I would go with LolMode.com.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Domainate
Re: Email question

Definitely use an email address at your own domain. It makes a world of difference in the amount of professionalism you give off regardless of what you actually email.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 16th February 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By Domainate
Re: .mobi or .com? Launching New Mobile Design Company

IMO you don't really need .mobi much. I can't say that I've heard .mobi outranks .com on mobile searches, simply because .mobi isn't really in heavy use. Besides, even if you're a mobile design...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th February 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By Domainate
Re: Where to buy legit PR6 or PR7 domains?

Ouch, just saw the updated PR on it. Oops.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th February 2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,807
Posted By Domainate
Re: Best Way To Sell A Domain For A High Price?

Gene is right in that it starts with having a domain that can sell for a lot. Not every domain can, and most of the domains people outside the domain business register are not sellable at all.

The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd February 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Domainate
Re: Buying Old Domains and 301-ing it -Have you done it???! Did it work?

Was the deindexing case just a single 301 redirect or many 301 redirects to a single domain? We've experienced the same issue using many 301 redirects (many meaning over a thousand) and after...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd February 2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Domainate
Re: Exact Match Domain Need Advice

If it's not a product domain, you'll likely have to go with an informational site with ads. Low ad competition is always something to be wary of - it can indicate traffic that may only be looking for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Domainate
Re: US Domains investment

.us had started gaining steam maybe 4-6 years ago but then dropped off quite a bit. They still might be fine for some local businesses but not really for much else.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st February 2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,922
Posted By Domainate
Re: Quick Click Commissions

That's a bad thing? :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By Domainate
Re: Looking for buy new domain name

Godaddy + this coupon: gtnftu03 = $3.13 domain registrations (up to 3 of them I believe).
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th January 2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Domainate
Re: can i sell these domains?

I wouldn't even attempt to do anything with those first two. If you put anything on them relating to what they're about, FIFA and Activision could come after you for the domain and possibly more.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By Domainate
Re: EMD Sniper Sites or One Large Site? Thoughts?

As an overall income strategy, why not both? Build EMD sites in the areas you're not HUGELY into to get the quicker rankings and quicker income while building a bigger authority site in the area...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th January 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Domainate
Re: Exact match domains techniques

My WSO contains quite a few of them. :)

That said, the way most people probably would is using Google Keyword Tool on a number of the terms they're involved in, then looking through the higher...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 25th January 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,922
Posted By Domainate
Re: Quick Click Commissions

Anytime I see/hear "copy a single line of code" I close the page. The BS meter goes off instantly on most of these anyways, but always curious to at least get an idea of WHAT their BS angle is. I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Domainate
Re: Domains Own By Large Companies

Perhaps, but bear in mind they've been redirecting the domain to BankOfAmerica.com for eons. At this point, their gain is the type-in traffic it gets and the SEO benefits the redirect might give...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Domainate
Re: Rinse and repeat? seriously?

The things that are ethically strong and the things that make money sometimes overlap - it sounds like you want to find that overlap. Not everything that makes money involves putting junk on the net...
Forum: Programming 23rd January 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Domainate
Re: Redirect question for a .com & .net version of same domain

I would go this route since you already have it hosted.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 507
Posted By Domainate
Re: Where do you guys get your domains from?

GoDaddy with coupons will almost always be cheaper than other registrars. You just have to know where to look for the coupons. NameCheap is decent too.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By Domainate
Re: Domain name help

Between those two, I would use the second one. Normally hyphens are ugly, but for SEO they don't have any negative impact. Additionally, brandable domains in .net are much weaker than in .com, and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Domainate
Re: Domains Own By Large Companies

Bank of America paid $3 mil for Loans.com 12 years ago. I can imagine they've made 10x that at least just on type-in traffic to it let alone any SEO benefits they may have gotten from having it.
Forum: Website Design 20th January 2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Domainate
Re: cheap reliable domain name reseller program

I run a WildWestDomains reseller (i.e. GoDaddy reseller) and it's pretty slick, easy to set up and doesn't cost too much. You can offer standard pricing below GoDaddy's standard pricing. Bear in mind...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By Domainate
Re: PARKED DOMAINS - Need help

Almost every domain I sell is undeveloped and I've sold thousands, so I'll give a resounding yes. That said, bad domains do need to be developed to get sold for the most part, so it really depends on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Domainate
Re: I need some advice...

The moment you see money come in on a site, you should be looking at ways to make more, whether it's getting more traffic (via SEO, ads, etc.) or increasing conversions. Putting your effort into that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,103
Posted By Domainate
Re: Bought a PR4 Domain from auction and now the original owner wants it back

Ultimately it's up to you what to do, but I've had this happen many times and I'll give them a good deal to buy it back. Consider this - would you rather not have to deal with any headaches about...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Domainate
Re: Buying Aged Domain with 1 drop vs. new domain

The way you're talking about it having a drop leads me to believe it was ORIGINALLY registered 4 years ago but the current creation date is newer since it dropped. If that's the case, you need to...
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