Category Archives: Domain Names

HTTPS May Be Essential in the Near Future

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Just as Google has made it essential for your site to be mobile-friendly, another big industry change that promises to benefit all internet users could be on the way. Luckily, just like having a responsive design, it’s probably something you’ve been considering – if not already doing – for quite some time.

Basically, if your site isn’t secure, you could be seeing a drop in search engine rank and a depreciated value in browsers. This means making use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to switch to HTTPS as soon as possible.
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Majority of “Direct Traffic” Could Actually Come From Organic Search

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According an experiment recently conducted by Chicago company Groupon, much of what websmasters believe to be direct traffic might actually be attributable to organic search. It’s well-known that a “direct” visit occurs when a user types a URL or uses a bookmark to access a site, rather than using a search engine.

However, browsers are notoriously bad at reporting direct traffic accurately. Other factors such as a user’s operating system, especially if it’s an older version of iOS, can also contribute to unclear or inaccurate data.
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Google Domains Available For Beta Testing

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Between search, email, social networking, online mapping and a host of other services, it seems like Google has had its hand in just about every major aspect of Internet business – except one. Until now, Google has been notably absent from domain hosting, instead instructing people to check out their domain partners such as eNom.com and GoDaddy.com.

Google has now launched an invite-only beta version of “Google Domains” as a test for a possible hosting service. The launch comes only a few weeks after GoDaddy filed for an IPO.
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Keyword-Rich Domains Boost Rankings? No, Says Bing

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A new post published on the Bing Webmaster Blog by Duane Forrester, a Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Bing, weighs in on the importance of having a web site domain name that is comprised of relevant keywords.

While Duane Forrester says that having a keyword rich domain name would provide a major boost over the competition around a decade ago, keyword rich domain names no longer have any significant influence on your search engine rankings today, despite what some SEO analysts might tell you.
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Netmark Unveils Top 10 Google Ranking Factors

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How, exactly, does Google decide the search results rank of a given web page? The simple answer is that nobody knows with 100% certainty except for people like Matt Cutts and other members of Google’s Search Quality Team, but their lips are sealed.

Fortunately, there are companies out there like Netmark that spend copious hours researching exactly how Google’s search algorithms work based on real-world data. This being said, Netmark has put together a list of the top 10 Google ranking factors that influence the rank of a given page on Google.
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