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Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs Demand Media Announces Designs.com Platform For gTLDs

Demand Media announced that later this year, it will launch Designs.com, as the new gTLDs become available. The site will feature a platform to create designs for sites utilizing the new domain extensions. “The goal is to have easy ways …

Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently
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Google has been updating its indexing systems to treat some TLDs differently than in the past. Some country-code TLDs are being treated as generic TLDs. The list, which may still change more over time, of generic country code TLDs is …

The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure The Pirate Bay Moves To The Caribbean To Avoid Domain Seizure

Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to Iceland’s .is domain in hopes of escaping the ever watchful eye of the entertainment industry and its army of lawyers. It seemed that the infamous site would be safe for at least a …

Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains …

Google Kills Blocked Sites Feature Google Kills Blocked Sites Feature

About two years ago, when Google was in the early stages of the Panda update, it launched another means of helping users get more quality results in front of them. This one, unlike the Panda update, left it more up …

RSS.com Is Now for Sale with a $200K Asking Price RSS.com Is Now for Sale with a $200K Asking Price
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If you’re the owner of RSS.com, there’s probably no better time than now to try and sell it. On the heels of Google’s decision to kill their popular Google Reader RSS feed product and the outrage spawned by that decision, …

Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin Demand Media Announces Domain Business HQ In Dublin

Demand Media announced today that it is opening its largest international office in Dublin, which will serve as the company’s international headquarters for its domain business. Last month, the company announced that it intends to split its content and domain …

Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our …

Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, …

SEO Factors To Consider When Choosing A Domain Name SEO Factors To Consider When Choosing A Domain Name
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The old saying “a stitch in time saves nine” couldn’t be more applicable than when it comes to launching a new website. It pays to take the time “make your list and check it twice.” Making the right choices before …

Demand Media’s eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs Demand Media’s eNom Teams Up With Parallels On TLDs

Demand Media announced today that its domain registrar eNom’s Top Level Domain (TLD) program is included in the latest version of Parallels Plesk Panel and in Parallels Domain Name Network. “The Internet is undergoing an historic change, and our valuable …

GoDaddy Now Offers Websites to OfficeMax Customers GoDaddy Now Offers Websites to OfficeMax Customers

If you’re a small business looking to set up a web presence, you’ll soon be able to get started by walking into OfficeMax. GoDaddy and OfficeMax have just announced a partnership that allows for the sale of GoDaddy website bundles …

Google Isn’t Blocking Domains In Search Results Like It’s Supposed To Google Isn’t Blocking Domains In Search Results Like It’s Supposed To
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Google is not blocking domains users tell it to from search results. Early last year, in Google’s efforts clean up the quality of its search results, the search engine launched a feature that let users block domains from search results …

The Best Drunken SEO Pitch You’ll Hear Today The Best Drunken SEO Pitch You’ll Hear Today
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McCollum & Griggs LLC, a Kansas City law firm has put out a humorous clip featuring a voicemail they claim comes from West Coast SEO company. The guy, who the firm says is drunk (which does appear to be quite …

Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. It’s another one of those in which Matt Cutts answers his own question. This time, it’s: I have a parked domain and want to launch a new website on it. Are there …

Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact? Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact?
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As you may have noticed, Google has been announcing a lot of algorithm changes lately. This big round of “weather reports” kicked off a couple weeks ago, when Matt Cutts announced the EMD update. He described it as a “minor” …

Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about …

Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search? Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search?
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On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed that Google was rolling out a new algorithm update geared at reducing “low-quality” exact match domains in search results. He indicated that “the EMD algo” affects 0.6% of English-US queries “to a noticeable degree”. …

Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update
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Update: Apparently the other update people are experiencing was a new Panda update. Google transparency at its finest. As you probably know by now, Google’s Matt Cutts announced an algorithm change on Friday – the EMD update. The change was …

Porn Search Engine Search.xxx Launches to Make .xxx Browsing Safer Porn Search Engine Search.xxx Launches to Make .xxx Browsing Safer
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If your daily porn searches have led you to some of the more sketchy, unsafe places on the internet, a new search engine may be of interest to you. It’s called Search.xxx, and it’s the world’s first comprehensive search engine …

Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results? Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results?
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Google messes with its algorithm every day, but it’s not every day that Google lets us know about what it’s doing. On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted about a new update to Google’s algorithm, which he said, “improves the diversity …