admin on June 24, 2009

If your website is ranked say within the top 1000 results on google for a particular keyword, you can do the following to find the position of the website.

1. Change the “Results per page” to “100” in Advanced search.

2. Now key-in the keyword to Google and hit the “Search” button.

3. Find the website name using the browser’s find tool. For eg: in Firefox you can use Ctrl+F and key-in the website name. If you don’t find it on the first page, then move to the next pages till you find it.

4. Once you find the website, move the mouse over the word “Cached”.

5. Check the message on the status bar. In the message the number next to “keyword&cd=” is the position of the website on Google for that particular keyword.

Ranking of LazyDomaining.com

For eg: The position of LazyDomaining.com on Google for the keyword “lazydomaining” is 4 which is boxed in pink in the above picture.

Godaddy is offering one new .com registration for $2.19(including ICANN fees). I have just registered a new .com for $2.19, but i have a hunch it will work for .net or .org as well though i am not sure about it. You should satisfy the following conditions to avail this offer.

– You can only pay using Credit card or Check.
– Only one new registration for one account.

I didn’t use any Coupon code to avail this offer. I guess Godaddy automatically gives this offer for everyone. If it doesn’t work then try the following Coupon code “199BUYCOM”.

admin on June 22, 2009

The main difference newbies should know about SedoPro and Sedo is that, SedoPro gives a higher pay($) for each click compared with Sedo.

Newbies are often caught on the wrong foot on this. They buy traffic domains based on traffic screenshot from SedoPro and expect the same revenue with Sedo. Worst case they won’t know there is something called SedoPro or fail to spot that the screenshot is of SedoPro. Whenever you are buying traffic domains based on screenshots make sure you clearly find, if it is from SedoPro or Sedo. If you are not sure, simply ask the seller. Most reputed sellers will mention this fact.

There are other differences, but this one is the most important as everything finally boils down to the revenue factor.

admin on June 20, 2009

No amount of traffic is good unless it is targeted traffic. Traffic or in other words visitors, coming to your website should be targeted. If they are looking for soccer information and if your website is about racing bikes, then that traffic is not called as targeted traffic. Traffic building isn’t that important as Targeted traffic building.

Hundreds of targeted visitors are much better than a Million random visitors.

admin on June 20, 2009

After Godaddy, now its Dynadot which is offer new .us domain registrations for $4.99. Transfer and Renewal prices are $7.99 for .us domains

Prices for .us domains
$4.99 for New Registration($3.99 for bulk, $3.75 for super bulk)
$7.99 for Transfer and Renewal($6.99 for bulk, $6.75 for super bulk)

Offer valid till July 31, 2009.

admin on June 19, 2009

Can anyone own .us domains?
No. There are restrictions in owning .us domains. If you are found ineligible to own .us domains there is a risk of the domain getting deleted.

Who can own .us domains?
“C11: United States citizen

C12: Permanent resident of the United States of America, or any of its insular areas

C21: A U.S.-based organization or company formed within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States insular areas, or organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its insular areas, a U.S. federal, state, or local government entity or a political subdivision thereof.

C31: A foreign entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its insular areas who regularly engages in lawful activities (e.g., sales of goods or services or other business, commercial or non-commercial, including not-for-profit relations in the United States).

C32: Entity has an office or other facility in the United States”

Above details are from Neustar.us which manages .us domains.

If you don’t fit in any of the criteria and plan to acquire .us domains, you should atleast find a business partner who is eligible to own .us domains before proceeding.

Some other cctlds also have restrictions to own. Do proper research.

admin on June 17, 2009

Few sentences you should avoid, if you don’t want to turn off your buyers(read fellow domainers).

1. I am selling it cheap and you can do a quick flip.

2. I haven’t optimized the domain for parking. You can earn more if you optimize it. I am not good at optimizing you know.

3. I haven’t contacted any end user. So you can try it.

4. The domain gets some traffic. I don’t have the stats and so assume none.

5. Estibot.com appraises the domain for $10,000 and i am selling it for $500.

6. A good offer will send the name to Sedo.

Most of these hardly work among fellow domainers and its better to avoid them. Some are really funny.

admin on June 16, 2009

Domain whois tools are important, inorder to check the availability of the domain names you are interested in. Sure you can use the whois search at the registrars like Godaddy, Moniker etc. But they start processing your request when you click the search button.

Here are a couple of tools which search instantaneously once you stop typing the domain name. Use them and you will love them.

1. Instant Domain Search

2. DD whois

I am happy using them as it saves me a click for each search. Please note sometimes they are not very accurate. But still worth a try.

admin on June 15, 2009

The following are some of the Godaddy coupon code. Make use of them to save some bucks.

goaz2001ai – $7.19 for .com – New Registration, Transfer or Renewal

60NCSCOM – $7.19 for .com – New Registration

gdr0607k – 30% off on any .com, .net, .org, .biz – New Registration or Renewal

DNF2 – $7.59 for .com – Renewal

Special Godaddy price for .us domains and no coupon code is required for these prices

$4.99 – For .us New Registration
$2.99 – For .us Bulk Registration

Normally Bulk Registration at Godaddy applies if you buy 5 or more domains. In this case it looks like 6 or more domains. You will have to check it yourselves as i haven’t tried this offer yet. This bulk registration price is automatically set when you add the domains in your cart.

admin on June 14, 2009

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress based blog or website is pretty easy with the help of this WordPress Pluggin

The following steps will guide you through the process

1. Create a Google Analytics account
Create an account with google for using Google Analytics which is pretty straight forward.

2. Add the website
Inside your google analytics account, add a new profile for one of your website which you are interested in. Now you will end up with a stage where google gives a chunk of code which it asks you to embed in each of your webpage’s code. Don’t worry about it as we have a wordpress plugin which takes care of this. Just note down the google analytics id which will be something like UA-XXXXXXX-X from the code.

3. Install the Google Analytics plugin
Now download the WordPress Pluggin and upload to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.

4. Activate the Google Analytics plugin
Login to the admin area(wordpress) of your website and check the list of plugins where you can see the new google analytics plugin which you just uploaded. Activate the plugin and you can see the “Settings” option under this plugin name. Go to settings option and the first setting is “Analytics Account ID” where you will have to enter the google analytics id which you have noted down at the end of step 2. Click “Update Settings” and you are done adding google analytics to your wordpress blog or website.

5. Make sure everything is fine
Just to cross check, go to your google analytics account and check for the “Status” column of this website where you should see the “Status” as “Tracking Installed”.

The above steps are for wordpress 2.8. It should be pretty much the same for other versions as well.