Archive for December, 2009

Reay Wen Yppah! Which is Happy New Year backwards…

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope all your goals and aspirations become reality in 2010.

I personally am looking forward to an extraordinary 2010 at Prime Visibility - we are ready to scale and the inquiries just keep coming!  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vital to achieving natural search engine rankings and the demand is only increasing.  Our paid search management case studies speak volumes; with Client’s experiencing a 1,100% ROAS (return on ad spend) the technology we are using is dead-on!  And social media is still hot, hot, hot! From viral videosto Facebook and Twitter strategies – we have increased visibility for clients by more than 4,000% with some of our social media strategies.

So as you can tell, I am quite excited about our team in 2010 – we are pushing 40+ team members at our Internet Marketing Agency and I am very pleased that domainers are really getting into developing domains and not just parking them.

Happy New Year everyone – all the best to you and your loved ones!!

- Andrew

How Press Releases Can Be Great for Search

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Was reading a very good piece this morning on how press releases can be great for search engine rankings and search traffic…this isn’t “new” news; however it is often overlooked!

Back in the summer, PRWeb shared a case study, involving a firm that typically sees a boost in search engine rankings and a 50% spike in web traffic after they issue a release. In fact, for one release in particular, the firm saw a spike of 400% on two different Web sites, and the firm doesn’t believe they were from the same users. They also incorporate social media tools like Twitter to extend the “shelf life” of press releases, and say that drives additional traffic.

In a study from Arketi Group, also back in the summer, journalists were found to use the web in the following ways:

- 95% search
- 92% reading news
- 92% emailing
- 89% finding story ideas
- 87% finding news sources
- 75% reading blogs
- 64% watching webinars
- 61% watching YouTube
- 59% social networks

 

So – if you haven’t been using press releases the way you should; make it a point to start the New Year right and optimize your press releases accordinly so you can help your business grow, grow, grow!

Own a Piece of Canada: Premium GEO Domain

Posted on December 29th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

According to the Google keyword tool, vancouver has more than 450,000 exact searches a month and over 16,000,000 searches a month on phrase match!  There are well over 260,000 searches each month for hotel(s) vancouver and 200,000+ searches per month for vancouver jobs; the list goes on and on…
 
All these searches do NOT take into account that the 2010 Winter Olympics is in Vancouver!
 
Now YOU can own a piece of Canada with the premium geo domain name: VancouverBC.com which is a developed site currently receiving 500-700 uniques per day (all 100% organic). The website also contains hundreds of pages of unique, very professionally written content and dozens of exclusive VancouverBC.com TV shows: http://www.VancouverBC.com/videos/54/whistler,_bc
 
The domain name is 13 years old and has a 5 Google PageRank…

The site has generated approximately $12k in revenue this year thus far without any sales staff, just people contacting us for advertising etc.
 
Start the new year off right with a killer domain like VancouverBC.com – the domain is already professionally designed and developed, receiving traffic and best of all generating revenue!
 
Please email all offers in $XXX,XXX range to andrew [at] AndrewHazen.com

10 Signs You Don’t Understand Web Analytics

Posted on December 28th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

I have always been a big proponent of web analytics….not reviewing and analyzing your web analytics is like taking your car on the interstate at 70 mph with a blanket covering your windshield – you don’t know where you’re going!

The information and data mined through analytics and tracking can maximize any marketing budget by driving conversions and results.  You MUST look beyond ‘hits’ and pageviews!  Depending on your business model, different data points are important to different people.  Where is your traffic coming from?  Which traffic converts the best? The worst? Why?  What regions of the world/country/state drive the best qualified traffic? And so on and so on….

Today’s iMediaConnection has a good article on 10 Signs You Don’t Understand Web Analytics - I highly recommend you read and review the 10 signs…how many apply to you?  Hopefully not too many!!

3GPhones.com – Own The Category!

Posted on December 27th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  5 Comments »

There are 54,000,000+ results in Google for a search on 3G Phones and well over 1,000,000 people per month searching for 3g phones….

3GPhones.com is the perfect premium domain – own it today and start the new year right by owning the 3G phone category!
I threw up a real simple straight forward site a few weeks ago (nothing great) and traffic is steadily increasing….type-in traffic is 52% and some search rankings are starting like #6 in Bing for 3g phones…with the right owner, SEO, link program and promotion this is an unbelievable domain name for a startup or Verizon, AT&T or Sprint…can you hear me now??

Over the weekend, I read a post at Fusible Network that states Marchex is asking $1M for 3G.com – you can own 3GPhones.com for a fraction of that!  I have received a low $x,xxx offer and a mid $x,xxx offer – I am looking to sell this domain name before the end of the year so please send me all serious offers to andrew [at] andrewhazen.com

Thanks in advance for all your considerations and a Happy, Healthy & Successful New Year to you and your loved ones.

Some Available Domains to Consider…

Posted on December 25th, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  2 Comments »

Happy Holidays everyone…..I hope Santa and Hanukkah Harry were good to you all!

Before I hit the slopes today (literally) I thought I would share some available domain names I spotted that might be of value to you….so here we go:

BocaSurgeon.com and BocaSurgeons.com - obviously great for surgeons in Boca, Florida

CoffeeBagel.com and CoffeeBagels.com – good for a coffee/bagel shop

CouponDudes.com – couponing sites are good if they are niche (I own about 40 coupon-related domains)

DeepSeaGuide.com – good for a travel company or fishing charter….

ClubMedGuide.com – a review/travel site to Club Med

MentorGuides.com – could be a cool/useful directory of mentors….

AllGolfDVDs.com – sell instructional golf dvds (could also just be an affiliate)

AllWineClubs.com – a review of all wine clubs – be the first to review Rick Latona’s Vino.com

That’s it for now, if you want to review some premium domain names, please be sure to visit AllInternetIdeas.com

Ready to ExploreBrooklyn.com?

Posted on December 23rd, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

I noticed ExlporeBrooklyn.com last night on a pending drop list which means the domain will be available shortly for hand registration or you can backorder thru a site like SnapNames.com or Pool.com

As I mentioned in an earlier post on ExploreStatenIsland.com a domain like ExploreBrooklyn.com can be a tourist/travel related website revolving around Brooklyn…

The screen shot below shows ‘exact search volume’ from the Google Keyword Tool and terms like Brooklyn Hotels, Brooklyn Apartments, Brooklyn Jobs, etc. all have tens and tens of thousands of monthly searches:

So…..if you are from Brooklyn or are an entreprenurial New Yorker looking for an online business model, you may want to consider grabbing ExploreBrooklyn.com and develop a well-optimized site for Brooklyn and all of its attractions.  The end result can be a site that makes money via direct ad sales, affiliate marketing, email acquisition and other strategies.  And if you’re also interested in BaysideNewYork.com  let me know as well.

Hobby.info Bidding at $411…Auction Ends Today

Posted on December 23rd, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Today is the last day for the NameJet auction of Hobby.info; the current bid is $411 and the auction ends at 12:38pm PST.

Obviously the hobby vertical is a HUGE market and with 246,000 exact searches a month for hobby and 135,000 for hobbies, this domain has lots of potential ‘depending on how you value the .info’  I feel that .info if properly developed and the content appropriate, can be a killer play.  Here in NY, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) uses MTA.info for train/bus/bridge info and schedules….

The CPC traffic is nothing to brag about; however this could be a great domain to setup as an affiliate site either thru MiniSites or WannaDevelop - below is a screen shot of the keyword search volume and approx. average Cost Per Click (CPC)

Please keep in mind this does not include searches for models, model plans/cars/train, remote control planes/cars, dollhouses, etc., etc.

You could also explore direct ad sales, a Hobby Store Directory (online and offline) and even a social platform where all hobbyist come to communicate; ask questions, share ideas and sell their work….

So bottom line – how much do you think this domain is worth?  I think it’s worth what you are willing to put into it!!  A true hobbyst and/or passionate hobby person can make a living off this domain in my humble opinion.  It will be interesting to see how much it sells for….

10 Must Read eBooks for Social Media Lovers

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  1 Comment »

Mashable.com had a wonderful post today on 10 Must Read eBooks for Social Media Lovers which includes:

- Accidental Billionaires

- The Art of Comunity

- The World According to Twitter

- Content

- Crush It!

- Free

- The New Community Rules

- Reality Check

- Trust Agents

- What Matters Now

You can read abstracts of each eBook here

Free SEO Link Building Tools

Posted on December 21st, 2009 by AndrewHazen  |  No Comments »

Here are some great FREE SEO Link Building tools  from WebConfs….these link building tools will save you countless hours:

Similar Page Checker
Search Engines are known to penalize websites that contain Duplicate / Similar content. Your content could be similar to other websites on the Internet, or pages from within your own website could be similar to each other. This tool allows you to determine the percentage of similarity between two pages.

Search Engine Spider Simulator
This tool Simulates a Search Engine by displaying the contents of a webpage exactly how a Search Engine would see it. It also displays the hyperlinks that will be followed (crawled) by a Search Engine when it visits the specified webpage.
 
Backlink Anchor Text Analysis
It is not enough just to have a lot of backlinks, it is the Quality of backlinks along with the Quantity that help you rank better in Search Engines. This tools help you determine the backlinks of your website and the link text used by your backlinks to Link to your wesbite.
 
Backlink Builder
This tools help you build a LOT of quality backlinks, it searches for websites of the theme you specify that contain keyphrases like “Add link”, “Add site”, “Add URL”, “Add URL”, “Submit URL” etc. Most of the results could be potential backlinks. Text links are important for ranking well in search engines.
 
Backlink Summary
This tool will give you get a summary of your competitors backlinks.
 
Keyword Density Checker
Keyword Density is the percentage of occurrence of your keywords to the text in the rest of your webpage. This tool will crawl the specified URL, extract text as a search engine would, remove common stop words and Analyze the density of the keywords.
 
Redirect Check
It is very import that when a search engine comes to crawl your website it is able to follow any redirects you have set up. This tools help you determine if the redirect you have created is Search Engine Friendly.
 
Kontera Ads Preview
Allows you to preview Kontera ads on your website.
 
Link Price Calculator
This tools will help you determine the appropriate amount you should be paying (or charging) per month for a text link (ad) from each and every page of the specified website.
 
Reciprocal Link Check
This tool helps you ensure that your link partners are linking back to your website. It also determines the anchor text used by your link partners to link to your website.
 
Check Yahoo WebRank
This tool help you evaluate the importance of a URL as perceived by Yahoo and Google. Its one of our Yahoo seo tools
 
Domain Stats Tool
This tool helps you get all kinds of statistics of your competitor’s domains. The statistics include Yahoo WebRank, Pages Indexed by various Searcb Engines, Backlink count, Alexa Taffic Rank, and Age of the domains.
 
Domain Age Tool
This tools displays the approximate age of a website on the Internet and allows you to view how the website looked when it first started. It also helps you find out the age of your competitor’s domains, older domains may get a slight edge in Search Engine Rankings.
 
Keyword Playground
Users enter keyphrases in Search Engines to get information they need, It is VERY important that you optimize for such keyphrases. This tools help you determine key phrases and report on its monthly search estimate.
 
Website Keyword Suggestions
This tools tries to determine the theme of your website and provides keyword suggestions along with keyword traffic estimates.
 
URL Rewriting Tool
This tool helps you convert dynamic URLs into static looking html URLs.
 
Keyword-Rich Domain Suggestion Tool
Having a KEYWORD-RICH domain name is an important factor of Search Engine Optimization. This tools will suggest keyword rich domain names.
 
Website to Country
Many people wonder why their websites dont rank well in Country specific Search Engines, most of the Search Engines determines country of the website based on the physical location of the website’s IP Address. You would probably rank well in a Country Specific Search Engine if your website is hosted in the same country. This tools helps determine the Country in which the specified website is Hosted.
 
Alexa Ranking Tool
This tools allows you to get the Alexa Traffic Rankings of you and your competitors