Category Archive for "Industry News"

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PPC Double Serving with Bing

Just the other day, I read an interesting article from Ginny Marvin via PPC double serving in Search Engine Land. However, I just noticed something with our PPC campaign on Bing (for our RentalHomes.com brand) that I hadn’t seen elsewhere, so

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What is the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on domain names?

Earlier today WikiLeaks published the draft text from a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While I am sure there will be (or maybe naively I hope there will be) dialogue and discussion about what this agreement means for business

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The Big Reveal of new gTLD Applications … What does it mean for the future of Domain Names?

In just a few hours from now, the international unveiling of the of applied-for domains under ICANN’s New Generic Top Level Domains will be upon us. With coverage and anticipation brewing amongst a lot of the  major media, I can’t

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Do Category Killer Domain Names Give you an Unfair Advantage?

We saw this quick rambling by Shane Cultra of DomainShane that we wanted to share. Shane is an offline businessman first and foremost, but owns a good collection of domains mostly in areas that he knows well (i.e., plant and

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Growth of Small Business and Domain Names

Someone asked me about the stats quoted in our “Look Left: AllICanAffordIsThisShittyDomain” video (click here to watch). The stats used were: Stat #1 – “6.7 Million Small Businesses Started Last Year” The question was phrased in the manner that this

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Re-post: “The role of ‘Trust’ in the Re-launching of the Importers.com B2B Marketplace”

The following is an excerpt from a Guest Blog post that I wrote for Elliot Silver at Elliot’s Blog. Click here to read the full post. – John First off, thank you Elliot for giving Left of the Dot the

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Left of the Dot Gives New Life to Importers.com B2B Marketplace

After a full year of research and development, the once-abandoned Importers.com has been successfully restored into a thriving business community MAPLE RIDGE, BC, CANADA – August 23, 2011 – Left of the Dot Media Inc. has announced that it has

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SEO and Sub-domains

The impact of sub-domains and SEO took an interesting turn in recent weeks with coverage in the Wall Street Journal about how HubPages has had a material improvement in their organic rankings by leveraging a sub-domain strategy. Of course, they

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What does HomeAway’s IPO mean for Villa.com?

Last week, HomeAway the parent company to VRBO.com (and the key player in the Villa rental space) filed for their IPO. At the time of writing this post, their valuation had increased from its IPO price of $27 to $37.74,

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