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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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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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SEO Basics

After seeing so many sites with the wrong SEO and other people posting on forums that they can’t get search engine traffic, I thought I’d go over some SEO basics that should be done onsite to help get free targeted traffic for Google, Yahoo, MSN and many other search engines.

I’ll keep it simple, to the point and VERY basic. There are many off site factors as well, but I want to keep this as a short introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), so here goes. It’s not really as difficult as you might think it is. You basically tell the search bots what your site is about by having these factors in place…

First, your title (the one in the blue bar) must have the specific keywords that your site is about. If you have a site about work at home ideas (like mine), then you want the keyword phrase “work at home” to be in the title, rather than something like “Dave’s Cool Blog”. Get the idea?

This is VERY important to get right and yet it’s by far the most common mistake I see people make. Too many website owners just put their url in the title, but that’s NOT a phrase surfers will search for, unless they already know your site, in which case they wouldn’t be searching for it, now would they?

Next is content. Make sure it’s relevant to your title and follows naturally. So, the “work at home” blog should have content related to that subject, naturally. Also, you need to target your specific keywords and phrase in your content. Your keyword density should be 2-3% of your content, so for every 100 words you should have your target words mentioned 2-3 times and it should include the keywords from your title as well.

This is a lot more difficult to accomplish in a blog than a static website, as blog content constantly changes much more than an average static site. A simple static site can have a title on top with a header title on the page of the same keywords and then 300 words of intro text that never changes with just the right keyword density. The correct formula will put you on top of the search engines and I’ve done it myself many times. It’s not rocket science and I actually find the formula quite easy to understand. Mostly because it’s about words and I have a university degree that involved a lot of essay writing. Lol!

However, blogs can be trickier. I find that it’s better to treat each blog post as if it was a separate page, because that’s how it can be found when searching. So, your blog post title becomes your main title which will be found in searches. SEO basics, in this case, and then you optimize your keywords according to how much you write for just that post.

Proper tags should be mentioned as well, even though many search engines no longer use them, there are still some that still do, so it couldn’t hurt to keep them in place. Focus on the keyword tags and description and you’ll be fine.

That concludes our SEO basics lesson for today!

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