Co.Uk vs .Com

Tea Time

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Co.Uk domain name worth more than  a .COM
Well according to domain marketplace giant Sedo.com it is, or at the very least was the 2nd quarter of 2009.

Sedo.com reports that “price for .co.uk domains has overtaken that of .com, selling for £790 while .com drops to £594. ” [read article]

That being said the .com domain sales still make for 76% of all domain sales in 2009. Continue reading …

How to Monetize a Website

How to Monetize

How to Monetize

How to properly monetize a web site. Monetize for those of you who may not know means to make money from.

1st thing is to assess your goals, where your traffic comes from, and your long term goals. Is your goal to make lots of money, a little money, or no money. If you are doing this as a hobby you may not be looking to cash in, right? What are your long term goals? Are you trying to build up a user base and then monetize? Where does your traffic come from? Does it come from people typing in your url because they know and love your site, or is it mostly search engine referral traffic? Continue reading …

How accurate is Alexa Rank?

How accurate is Alexa?

How accurate is Alexa?

How accurate is Alexa?

Alexa.com is web information company that provides  statistics on millions of websites worldwide.

Many webmasters use it as a means of evaluating a website traffic and worth. For the most part alexa rank is accurate once you get below the 100,000 mark. Sites with an alexa rank of over 100,000 are in the “error for margin area” meaning the result are not that accurate. The site may get 1,000 people a day, or 8,000 people a day. There really is no way to tell. The closer the site gets to absolute zero (not -277 degrees) the more accurate the results become. Continue reading …

.COM .NET or .ORG

Choosing a TLD

Choosing a TLD

.COM .NET or .ORG a simple enough question that has plagued many a webmaster.

When choosing a TLD (top level domain) you always want to own the .Com if at all possible.

If you are running a non-profit site and want the .org extension because you like the way it makes you feel, then buy the .com as well and redirect it to the .org version. It’s a simple decision that will save your users from having to remember your extension. Let’s be realistic everyone types in .com after a domain. Continue reading …

Should You Be Using Dashes?

Using Dashes?

Using Dashes?

When picking out a premium domain name most people choose to exclude dashes and numbers.

We wanted to weigh in a on the topic and maybe get some feedback from our readers on what they think.

Webmasters often skip over domains with dashes because when people are typing the domain in they will almost always forget the dash. This means you are handing a large percentage of your return traffic over to some other domain owner. Continue reading …