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Thoughts On All The New Domain Extensions

It’s impossible not to notice all the buzz about the recent proliferation of new domain extensions added to the market. Ya know…those ones that end like .gift, .photo, .tools, .company, .farm, .marketing, .club, .ceo, .recipes, .technology, .ventures, .ninja, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah, and my own personal fave, .guru (insert rolling eyes smiley here).

While it’s clearly a virtual payday for domainers, I’m not so sure about the rest of us. It seems to me that the ability (or lack thereof) of finding good domain names to register had gotten difficult to the point where something had to be done. Basically, all the good .com names were taken, so the solution was to create different extensions so that everyone has a shot at the domain name they really want.

Can’t get “makemoneyonline.com”? Then why not get “makemoneyonline.enterprises” instead! (It’s available, BTW)

Is this a good thing? I don’t think so. Yes, you can get a name you want easier, but 2 things come to mind as potential problems…

1. If you want to brand your name or business, are you going to register EVERY available extension??? There are DOZENS, and still growing, plus country TLD’s to consider as well, plus some of them, such as .rich cost 100’s of dollars. It would take a small fortune to renew these year after year!

2. How will this affect SEO strategies and SERP ranking? It’s difficult enough trying to rank a site in Google, much less having an avalanche of new sites fighting to be on page one. Yes, site age is a ranking factor, so the new sites will have an uphill battle, but eventually some will take hold and become competitors to existing, well established websites.

If someone wants to rank for a competitive, one word keyword, they can now create 30+ one word domains that were previously impossible, especially for generic keywords. Yes, I’m well aware there are many ranking factors to consider, but there’s no denying this will create an interesting (or frustrating) battlefield in the future SERP. Let the games begin!

I’m going to end this topic with a call to anyone reading here to post a comment on their own thoughts about this situation. Let’s start a case study! Specifically, have you seen any of the new domain extensions ranking in the search engines yet? Do you have any of them yourself? What has been your experience using them and have you ranked any in the SERP yet?

Let everyone know!! (no spamming please…make a relevant comment to be approved. Thanks!)

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Fiverr Payment Proof – Over 10k So Far!

fiverr payment proofI had mentioned a few times before about earning some money online through the microjobs site Fiverr.com, but hadn’t posted any payment proof screenshots, so here you go.

I’ve earned over $10,000 so far and have gone through all the 3 levels available as a seller, so I’m at a bit of a plateau right now with nowhere really to go from here.

As a tip to potential sellers I suggest creating as many gigs as possible (currently 20 are allowed) that relate to your skills with variations on the title and gig description. Don’t forget to make good use of the extras listings as well!

I’ve also just recently started trying out a Fiverr alternative, called the SEOclerks marketplace, a couple days ago and have already had some sales, so I’ll update everyone in a future post for that one. Wish me luck!

Both places are also great for buyers looking for affordable low cost SEO services and website promotion to help you with SERP and PR ranking. You can browse the current listings from my clerks page here.

All the best to your success!!

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Recent Thoughts On Earning Money Online

This post may be a bit random, but I have a few things to say about the concept of earning money online.

First, DON’T fall for the hype. All these flashy squeeze pages full of sportscars and mansions and stacks of cash are just marketing images aimed at desperate, gullible people. The reality is that it takes a LOT of work to succeed, and most people just don’t have the motivation. That’s why 97% fail.

I succeeded because I HAD to. I became disabled and could no longer work a normal 9-5 job, so it was either find a way to earn at home myself, or go on disability getting just enough to barely survive. I chose to work hard learning how to earn money online THE RIGHT WAY (important), and now I have a house by the ocean, my own sports car (a classic Porsche) and I can pay my bills on time. However, I am NOT RICH!

It’s important to set reasonable goals for yourself that aren’t clouded by those overhyped landing pages full of crap. You can earn money, but it’s not going to be 10k in 30 days or whatever BS those marketing programs “promise” you’ll make. Be realistic and you just may come out on top!

Also, now that the summer is over it looks like things will start picking up again, as people start heading back inside on their computers, so get ready and step up your efforts soon. Things have gotten even more difficult with all the Google changes and SEO rules, so it’s time to get creative too. Use social media to your advantage, especially since it’s quite often easier to rank a social page in the SERP than it would be your own website.

When things get tougher, the tough get going, right? Good luck and I wish you all the best in your pursuit of income online!

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Easy SEO Technique To Get To Number One!

Hey! I know SEO can be overwhelming sometimes. There are so many factors and meta tags and optimization techniques and various other things to learn, that it can sometimes seem pretty dense and complicated.

So, today I thought I’d help by giving you a VERY simple and easy technique for getting your site in the #1 position in the search engines for ANY keyword you want!!

It’s a new, super secret metatag that only a few gurus and myself know about. All you have to do is add the tag to the html head section of your site, so it’s really easy to do. Here’s how it works…

The tag looks like any normal one and you form it like so:

meta name=”serp position” number=”1″

and then your keyword tag would look like it already does with your chosen keywords in it. You can change the serp position number to whatever you want, but I recommend “1” if you want to be in the top spot. This works in ALL search engines within 24 hours!! Your site can be #1 for ANY keywords today!!

That’s it! Really simple and easy, right??

Oh, I almost forgot…HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!! 😉

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