Archive for February, 2011

Expired Domain Names 2/27/11

Posted on February 27th, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

The following domain names are available for hand registration (under $10 a year) as of the time of this posting:

  • HowToAvoidIt
  • HowToBeAJerk.com
  • FindHerAGift.com
  • FindHimAGift.com
  • PinkEyeStore.com
  • LuckyKit.com

Please let me know if you register any of these domains and what you’re doing with them as I like to track the success of these expiring domains.

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@AndrewHazen

6 Expired Domains

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

The following domain names have expired and are now available for hand registration (less than $10 a year)

SkiWebStore.com
USAdultStore.com
HowToCheerUp.com
NewToyGuide.com
BestMedStore.com
VeryCuteBaby.com

Please let me know if you register any of these domains and what you’re doing with them as I like to track the success of these expiring domains.

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@AndrewHazen

Demand Media’s First Earnings Report Includes An Actual Profit

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  1 Comment »

Today, Demand Media reported its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results which included:

  • Brand advertisers and audience growth to over 100 million monthly unique visitors which helped drive record revenue
  • The company earned a bona fide $1 million in net income in Q4 2010
  • Revenue was $73.6 million, an increase of 33% compared to $55.5 million in Q4 2009
  • Income from operations was $2.8 million compared to a net loss of ($3.2) million in Q4 2009
  • Cash flows from operations was $20.9 million, up 95% compared to $10.7 million in Q4 2009

Should be interesting to hear the commentary on these numbers….

@AndrewHazen

Looking Beyond Your Rankings

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

Are you satisfied with your current search engine rankings?  Do you REALLY know the impact these rankings have on your business?  Do you look beyond your rankings?  Do you know how?

We all strive to achieve Top 5 organic search rankings in Google, Yahoo & Bing because most believe that having this prime visibility alone will generate business…this is not always so!  Other key metrics should be analyzed to ascertain the impact and effect of ALL your search rankings, not just those in the Top 5.

In reviewing your search engine rankings, the following questions should be asked:

  • How much traffic do the keyword and your ranking generate?
  • How many conversions does the ranking/traffic produce?
  • How does the traffic and conversions compare to when the ranking is higher/lower?
  • Have the web pages listed in the search results been optimized for conversion?
  • How many pages does a visitor from that keyword view?
  • How much time on site does the visitor average if they enter on a particular keyword?

Asking these questions and knowing this vital information is critical to the success of your business!  Think about it, you may proudly rank #1 in Google for a keyword that produces 5,000 visitors a week; however if you only generate 12 sales from that ranking (i.e. a 0.25% conversion rate) that’s not good!  Therein also lies the difference between a “SEO company” and a full service digital agency like Prime Visibility that goes beyond the rankings and does a deep dive into analytics and conversion optimization…

Obviously, I am a big proponent of analytics and conversion data….it drives our clients’ businesses and not knowing what happens beyond your rankings is like driving blindfolded on the highway.  If you are interested in learning more about analyzing your rankings, please do not hesitate to contact us.

@AndrewHazen

DOMAINfest 2011 Premium Auction Results

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

While I wasn’t able to physically venture out to Santa Monica this year for DOMAINfest 2011, I was able to watch and participate in tonight’s LIVE Premium Domain Auction from the comfort of my home (GRIN)….

And here are the results:

Won.com – $115,000
LoanQuotes.com – $75,000
Love.me – $32,000
BridgeLoan.com – $27,500
Damages.com – $26,000
TrafficJam.com – $11,500
PartyFood.com – $11,000
Kiss.me – $10,000
HomeAppraiser.com $6,500
OfficePark.com – $6,000

@AndrewHazen

DOMAINfest Auction Results

Posted on February 1st, 2011 by AndrewHazenCom  |  No Comments »

In case you weren’t at DOMAINfest today….or you were just off the grid long enough to miss all the action (like I did)…here are the results from today’s DOMAINfest Domain Name Auction in Santa Monica:

Type Event
camera.net $35,000.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
ajy.com $4,000.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
friendship.net $3,500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
izt.com $3,422.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
joker.org $2,500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
networkconsultants.com $2,000.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
exhausted.com $2,000.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
americans.org $1,600.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
legalizing.com $1,500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
nextyear.com $1,500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
michiganhouses.com $1,250.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
apathetic.com $1,200.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
careerforums.com $1,100.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
retiringearly.com $900.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
coughremedy.com $700.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
refinanceguide.com $500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
policedepartment.net $500.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
irsdeductions.com $400.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
anycard.com $400.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
healthlounge.com $400.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
clucks.com $400.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
stuffedanimal.co $350.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
3dreleases.com $350.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
promotionscatalog.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
musicalfestival.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
litigates.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
weekendplanners.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
dvd.fm $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
cashchat.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
chefcookware.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
openingstocks.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
cower.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
onlineinvestigations.com $300.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
instantgarden.com $275.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
searchingfordomains.com $275.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
adjustedloan.com $250.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica
quarantines.net $225.00 02/01/2011 live DOMAINfest Santa Monica

In total 37 domain names were sold and to be honest I wasn’t really impressed with any of these sales…..Looking forward to the premium domain auction this Thursday….you looking to buy anything?

@AndrewHazen